Donate and Support DAWGs Dogs

DAWG is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, which operates solely on the generosity of our community. We support our dogs through funds gathered from donations, grants, sponsors, and fundraising events. Without your support we could not continue with our life-saving work.

What do you get for the person who has everything?

Sponsorship of a DAWG for the next year! Give a gift of $300 or more, which takes care of one dog for an entire year. Email to give a gift that “keeps on giving”.

Make a Secure Online Donation

Company Matching Programs:
Remember to file your matching contribution form with your employer.

Donations to DAWG may be tax-deductible (consult with your tax professional);
Our Tax ID # is: 77-0318881.

Or, mail a check, payable to DAWG to:
5480 Overpass Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Our Wishlist:

DAWG is always in need of supplies to help us succeed in our mission, and offer a comfortable environment for our dogs while they await their forever homes. If you can provide any of these items, please stop by the shelter, or call us at (805) 681-0561. Giving from afar? Visit our wishlist and have gifts sent to us directly here.

For Our Dogs:

  • Kirland Brand Dog Biscuits – any size, no raw hides pigs ears or bones please
  • Leashes
  • Kuranda dog beds
  • Pill Pockets – Greenies
  • Toys – Large – no Tennis balls, please; Large Kong Wobbler treat dispenser
  • Training/slip leads (6.5′ x 1/2″)
  • Large Deck Scrub Brush
  • Bona mop and towel replacements


  • White and Colored copy paper
  • Domestic Postage Stamps
  • Ink Cartridges for HP Officejet 6500 E710n-z all-in-one printer
  • Permanant Markers
  • Dry erase boards and markers

Can’t Decide What to Give? We love gift certificates!

DAWG's Wish List on


How much does a DAWG Dog Cost?

The following list describes the basic care that DAWG dogs receive while at our shelter. The cost reflects what you would pay at an average veterinary office. Food and grooming costs are not included, neither are the costs of running and maintaining our shelter.

Please keep these costs in mind when you are making your adoption donation. We strongly recommend a minimum $150 donation for adult dogs and $250 for puppies to help us continue our important work on behalf of homeless dogs and the greater community. Anything you can give beyond the minimum is greatly appreciated.

All of our DAWG dogs receive the following:
General Wellness Exam $45.00
Rabies $25.00
DHLPP $32.50
Bordetella $22.00
Microchip (Cost and Registration Fee) $50.00 – $75.00
Dental Exam/Cleaning $300.00+
Spay/Neuter $250.00 – $700.00
Advantix (4 Applications) $65.00+
TOTAL $700.00 +/-

Most of our DAWG dogs receive the following:
X-Rays $78.00
Full Blood Panel and Urinalysis $160.00
Anesthesia $80.00 – $110.00 first hour

Additional care required by some DAWG dogs:
Dental Surgery $50.00 (per hour)
Soft Tissue Surgery $75.00 – $280.00 (per hour)
Abdominal Surgery $450.00 (per hour)
Orthopedic Surgery $600.00 – $800.00 (per hour)