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 mysterious white fluff ball goes by the name of Pearl. We have no clue what mix of breeds she is so we have settled on calling her a pocket-sized Great Pyrenees. She is around 3 1/2 years old and is warming up to us extremely quickly. We have her as the part-time office dog and so far she has shown us what a sweet and affectionate dog she is. Pearl is a huge cuddlebug who loves scratches and gives kisses in return! To top it off, she has the cutest under bite that will make anyone smile, even on a bad day. The one thing holding her back from extrusions exercise is her lack of energy as well as a slight heart murmur, so no 7 mile hikes for this sweet love. However, she can sure handle mellow beach trips and serene camping adventures. We hope her perfect family make their way in to meet her soon. Please call Dog Adoption & Welfare Group at (805) 681-0561 or e-mail us at email@example.com to learn more on how you can give Pearl 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.