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

Dr. Fischer and staff are incredible. Their kindness and compassion to our family when we thought we were going to have to make a difficult decision for our beloved dog was amazing. Words can't express how grateful I am to Dr. Fischer with not only for the care he gave our dog who fortunately has recovered, but also for the way he touched our family. The medical care was excellent with only the necessary procedures suggested to diagnose our pet. Dr. Fischer's personal follow up call to check on the status of our dog was so appreciated. Highly recommend this office and staff.
Ann D.