Make an Appointment
As a dog rescue, our highest priority is the health and well-being of the dogs in our care. Unlike city or county shelters, whose residents are in place for a short time, as a no-kill shelter, our dogs are often with us for weeks, months or even years. The shelter is the only safe place and home they know. When strangers, even well-meaning ones looking to adopt, walk through the shelter it stresses our dogs. We make appointments for potential adopters to meet our dogs in our facility guided by a staff member the dogs know and trust. We’ll spend as much time as you need and introduce you to as many matches as you’d like to meet in order to make the best match and help you find the perfect new family member!
To see the dogs we currently have at the shelter, click here!
If you would like to see the dogs but don’t want to make an appointment we host a monthly open house the second Saturday of each month, no appointment necessary. You're invited to take a tour to see and learn more about our dogs.
There are two types of appointments:
-Walk-through appointments: This is the first step in the process of finding your new family member! It’s a 15 - 30 minute guided tour through our shelter with a staff member discussing what type of dog you are looking for, and showing you dogs that would be a good match.
-Meet & Greet: After you have found a dog, or a few dogs that you think would be a good match, you must fill out an application prior to making a meet & greet appointment to meet the dogs you’re interested in with our trainer. After you’ve submitted your application online or in person you can come meet the dogs! At the meet & greet, the trainer will tell you everything we know about the dogs, and answer any questions you may have.
Make an appointment below! If you’re just getting the process started, schedule a walk through appointment. If you know what dog you’d like to come meet, submit an application and schedule a meet & greet appointment. We look forward to seeing you at the shelter soon!
Walk Through Appointment
Meet & Greet Appointment
5480 Overpass Road
Santa Barbara, CA, 93111