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

I adopted a cat several months ago, and just recently the vets at Carpinteria Vet diagnosed her with FIC. The battle has been on going, and every doctor I've interacted with here has gone above beyond to help my cat and I. Recently my cats symptoms acted up and I called their offices this morning to see if I could get in contact with a doctor. Dr Kristen called me tonight at 8:30, obviously WAY passed her working hours and stayed on the phone with me for twenty minutes until she and I came up with a new plan to help my cat. I couldn't believe that a vet would call way passed her working hours, and I am so grateful! I met with Dr. Munoz and Dr. Kristen; they obviously cared, were extremely knowledgeable, and took their time with us. I feel so comfortable and confident in the care they provide and am very grateful for the doctors here.
Kelly P.