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 staff is really friendly and I love the vet over there. Unlike any other veterinary hospitals where you probably wont be able to talk to the vet for more than 10 min, here they truly care about your pets. They really take their time and ask many many specific questions to determine the solution , when I told them that I was on a budget for shampoo, they even recommended me to purchase the dog shampoo online so I could save some money. Come on, where can you find such a nice vet hospital : )
Annie M.