DAWG provides a safe and loving environment for dogs awaiting permanent adoption, and promotes their adoption through outreach programs in the Santa Barbara community.
Most of the dogs in our care come from Santa Barbara county shelters. Our primary goal is to reduce the rate of euthanasia in the county shelters by providing the medical care and training many dogs need for a second chance at life.
Since DAWG’s inception in 1991, we have worked hard to bring out the best in our dogs, improving their quality of life during their stay at the shelter, and placing healthy, well-behaved dogs back into the community.
Dog of the Week
Chacha is a 5 year old mystery mix with a heart of gold. She was found as a stray caring for her litter of nine pups before being transported to DAWG. Chacha is so happy to announce that all of her pups have since been adopted and are in loving homes, now it's her turn to make her way to her forever home. She is a very sweet, gentle girl, who walks very well on the leash, has proven to be housebroken while in foster homes, gets along great with other dogs and is just a complete love. Please call Dog Adoption & Welfare Group at (805) 681-0561 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more on how you can give Chacha the home she deserves.
All DAWG dogs are spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped and are given flea & tick protection monthly. They are eligible for consultation with a trainer as needed.
5480 Overpass Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Thursday - Monday
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.