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
Meet Bubba Gump!
This boy is something special! Weighing in at 83 pounds, this American Bully/Pit Bull Mix is a giant dog with a loving heart. We affectionately call this big boy Bubba Gump because of his sweet demeanor towards any animal or human he meets. He truly is a gentle giant who wants nothing more than to love and kiss everything and everyone he meets. Please don't let his size or breed deter your interest, his disposition here at DAWG speaks wonders of what kind of companion Bubba could be if he just had a loving family to call his own. He is a low energy boy who is happy getting short walks and lots of love. He does wonderfully with both small and big dogs, cats, children, and adults-- he would make a fantastic family dog! Bubba truly is one of the sweetest dogs that has walked through our doors. If you'd like to get to know this special boy, please call Dog Adoption and Welfare Group at (805) 681-0561 or stop by Thursday - Monday 12PM - 5PM to take him out for a stroll.
5480 Overpass Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Thursday - Monday
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.