585 Walnut Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013 | (805) 684-3617

DAWG (Dog Adoption and Welfare Group)

DAWG Dog Adoption Rescue Santa Barbara Carpinteria

5480 Overpass Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
805-681-0561

Our mission is simple: A no-kill shelter... an idea whose time has come.


DAWG provides a safe and loving environment for dogs awaiting permanent adoption, and promotes their adoption through outreach programs in the Santa Barbara community.

Our primary goal is to reduce the rate of euthanasia in Santa Barbara County shelters by providing the medical care and training many dogs need for a second chance at life. DAWG strives to represent the population of all homeless dogs regardless of breed, age, gender, or disability.

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.

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Testimonials

The best vet. I love them! I'd give them 6 stars if possible. Dr. Kristen is the most wonderful, knowledgable and caring vet around. The rest of the staff is all equally amazing and I can't recommend them highly enough. I've been to the hospital many times with two elderly dogs and our younger auxiliary backup dog. The dogs love them like family and frankly, so do I.
Tracey L.