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
Star once told us, “I don’t have time to worry about people who don’t like me, I’m too busy loving the people who love me.” We have a lot to learn from such a wise girl. Star is kind, loyal, and as smart as they come. She is the type of dog that looks to her human for guidance and reassurance on new situations. She’s always looking for the next task, and she’ll look at you anxiously for that next command. She knows basic commands, is house trained, and has wonderful introduction manners. This enlightened girl will also tell you that looks can be quite deceiving. Although her looks paint her as older, Star is young at heart and loves to play! She goes crazy for her rope toys, balls, and just a good old fashioned game of chase! Ideally she is looking for a home where she’d be the only four legged friend, although we’re sure she wouldn’t mind a few friends with fins. This 5 year old female pit bull will certainly put on the charm, so be ready to fall in love! If this spunky gal sounds like your perfect companion please call Dog Adoption & Welfare Group at (805) 681-0561 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
5480 Overpass Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Thursday - Monday
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.