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 Weda, DAWG's shinning star. She's a three year old Purebred Mutt who is geared up for love! Weda is an extremely special girl, everyone that meets her falls instantly in love. She's got quite the unique look with big, antenna-like ears that bounce around when she walks and a sweet, smiley face that stretches from ear to ear. She absolutely adores children (she previously lived with two autistic children), does wonderfully around other dogs both big and small and is fantastic around cats. She is a low to medium energy dog who would love for her future owner to be both the adventure seeker and the lazy couch potato. She loves to go on walks, short runs and will from time to time play around with some dog toys. She is great in the home and adjusts quickly once she gets accustomed to a schedule. 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 Weda 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.