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 have recently adopted a puppy named Rollo and have been bringing him in to see Dr. Putnam. All of the staff has been nothing but friendly and informative. Dr. Putnam was extremely kind and took care of Rollo's skin problems and suggested a puppy school for him since he's a pitbull. Rollo has spent some days boarding there and loves his days with the other puppies. Overall we couldn't imagine a better place for our puppy and we feel very confident that Rollo is getting the best pet health care for very affordable prices.
Micah P.

Carpinteria Veterinary Hospital