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
Hi future best friend, my name is Panda. I’m a three year old Lab/Pit mix with an adventurous side. I love anything that involves the outdoors- hiking, camping, running on the beach, bike rides you name it and I’ll be there by your side! After all that exercise you can find me watching some late-night Animal Planet, I’ll be sure to save room on the couch for you. I’m a great listener and learn quickly! Need a buddy who’s already crate trained and potty trained? Say no more, I’m your lady. I'm in search of a dog experienced owner who knows to give me structure, respect, and boundaries. I’d really love it if you came and met me at DAWG. Trust me, I’m a pretty lovable gal! For more info about me please call Dog Adoption & Welfare Group at (805) 681-0561 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
5480 Overpass Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Thursday - Monday
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.