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
This little one goes by the name of Lovey. She's a seven year old Chihuahua who wants nothing more than a special individual she can give all her love and affection to. She would thrive in a home that is quiet and has low to minimal activity. Lovey's ideal guardian would be able to take her to and from work or works from home so they can still give attention to Lovey; she's the type of dog who will never want to leave your side. She's makes a great lap warmer and an even better snuggler. She enjoys brisk walks around the block but would rather be in a warm and comfy home laying by her person's side. She is dealing with a non-contagious skin issue that makes her a little balder than some Chihuahuas so we make sure to wrap her in a warm sweater so she doesn't get too cold in these winter months. Lovely is currently being fostered by a long-time DAWG volunteer who wants to see her go to a perfect home. For more on Lovey, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (805) 681-0561.
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.