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

We recently switched from a vet in SB to Carp Vet Hospital and couldn't be happier. I instantly felt satisfied with my decision to switch to Carp Vet Hospital when I was greeted by the friendly staff at the front desk; it made the drive there worth it. Also, the two people who sat beside me in the waiting room were long-term customers and told me that I would love bringing my pet there, as they have for years. Dr. Putnam was so gentle and patient with our anxious pup, and took the time to answer all of our questions. We are so happy that our most beloved dog is now being treated by Dr. Putnam and the staff here. We know she is in the best hands!
Katie V.