C.A.R.E.4Paws works to reduce pet overpopulation and keep animals out of shelters in Santa Barbara County. We offer a range of services to support pets and pet owners in need, including free spay/neuters, bilingual community outreach and intervention programs that allow dogs and cats to stay in their homes. Learn more about us on this website, and be sure to watch and share our C.A.R.E.4Paws video. Find out about current and upcoming events below and on our calendar page.


C.A.R.E.4Paws hosts three big events in October!
C.A.R.E.4Paws and our partners in the Responsible Pet Ownership (RPO) Alliance honor National Pit Bull Awareness Month in October with a special "Love-a-Bull, Fix-a-Bull" promotion. FREE spays/neuters, plus free rabies and $10 microchips, for pit bull terriers and pit mixes in Santa Barbara County, and $20 pit bull adoptions at our local humane societies and county shelters. Open your heart and home to a Love-a-Bull family member, and Fix-a-Bull to reduce breed overpopulation and keep dogs out of shelters! Download the flyer >>

C.A.R.E.4Paws hosts its third free vaccine event of the year for dogs and cats in Lompoc, from 10am to 1pm at Half Century Club (on 341 North "N" Street at Laurel Avenue). Download the flyer in English and Spanish

Download the flyer in English and Spanish >>

C.A.R.E.4Paws hosts its first Dog Training & Pet Wellness Clinic at Ryon Park in Lompoc, from 10am to 2pm. This event features free dog training stations, basic wellness for dogs and cats, a Pawsitive Thinking booth with fun activities for kids, and more. Download the flyer >>

C.A.R.E.4Paws' Spay Mobile is on a roll
Since January, C.A.R.E.4Paws has hosted regular spay days in the Spay Mobile, our veterinary clinic on wheels, altering 161 dog and cats in nine months. The Spay Mobile is used throughout Santa Barbara County to provide free spay/neuter surgeries and low-cost vaccines to animals in need. The goal is to have a presence in neighborhoods around the county where, statistically, you find a large number of unaltered dogs and cats. This year, C.A.R.E.4Paws is focusing much of its community outreach efforts on Lompoc, with the goal to spay and neuter 450 dogs and cats in the city in 2014. We're already past 350!

See more Spay Mobile photos >>
Read a recent article about us in the Lompoc Record >>

Wags n' Whiskers 2014 breaks adoption record!
Our August 10 Wags n' WhiskersFestival was a huge success. We broke our record with 27 onsite adoptions and 10 adoptions pending home checks—and maybe even more adoptions over the next few weeks. It was a fun-filled day with lots of activities and great opportunities for animal lovers to not only meet the wonderful pets for adoption, but to learn about the latest from local pet service providers.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible, including our amazing sponsors and volunteers! Check out the great photos and read our front-page article in the Santa Barbara News-Press >>

Check out the photos from Wags n' Whiskers 2014 >>
Learn more about our 2014 sponsors and vendors >>

C.A.R.E.4Paws releases new outreach materials
We have just produced new outreach flyers and posters in English and Spanish to include in our community outreach. Please share so that we can maximize the impact!

Download in English and Spanish >>
Download in English and Spanish >>
Download in English and Spanish >>

A pawsitively fun day at Pacific Pride Festival
On July 12, C.A.R.E.4Paws and dogs from the Santa Barbara shelter took part in the annual Pacific Pride Festival at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara. As usual, we cohosted the "Put Your Paws Up" dog show, which is always a big hit. Our foster dog, Zena, took home the big prize in her football player costume!

Check out more photos from Pacific Pride Festival >>

Our vaccine clinic in Lompoc helped 250 dogs and cats!
On Saturday, June 14, C.A.R.E.4Paws hosted its second vaccine clinic of the year at Half Century Club in Lompoc as part of its community outreach. As many as 250 dogs and cats got vaccinated, and may were treated for fleas and worms for a small donation. Our of the pets vaccinated,
110 got signed up for free spay-neuter appointments.

Learn more about our community outreach >>

An awards picnic at Goleta Beach with Dogs Days in SB
On June 7, Dog Days in Santa Barbara hosted a picnic at Goleta Beach for C.A.R.E.4Paws, DAWG, K9-PALS and lots of Santa Barbara shelter dogs. People and dogs(!) got treated to great food, while Dog Days in SB also gave our three nonprofits a donation (we’re the company's Top Dog recipients for 2014 and receive part of its proceeds). Thank you, Paige and family, for hosting us. Everyone had a great time.

Find more photos on our Facebook page >>

Pups & Purrs was the pawty of the year!
On Saturday, May 3, C.A.R.E.4Paws and Old Yeller Ranch Rescue cohosted the first Pups & Purrs FUNdraiser at Fess Parker Winery in Los Olivos. The event featured much celebrated food from New West Special Occasion Catering, wonderful wine from Fess Parker and live music with Hana Pestle, Ray Fortune and Jesse Rhodes. Our live and silent auctions gave guests a chance to bid on fabulous packages, including luxury travel and lodging, exclusive wine collections, high-end spa treatments and exquisite art. Check out our Facebook photo album here or visit the event web page for more great scoop.

Our Pups & Purrs FUNdraiser was a big success!

Spay/Neuter Awareness
C.A.R.E.4Paws is here to help pet owners in Santa Barbara County who cannot afford to alter their dogs and cats. Help by spreading the flyers to those in need in English or Spanish.

Download and share this flyer in English or Spanish >>

For Pit's Sake
C.A.R.E.4Paws' new For Pit's Sake flyer is here. If you want to help combat the myths and misconceptions about the pit bull and restore its family-dog image, download your own copy in English and Spanish. You'll learn about the pit's history and characteristics, and what to expect from this amazing breed, including the dos and don'ts of pit bull ownership. Contact us if you'd like to have printed copies sent to you or download the files yourself in high or would like the high-resolution versions to print on your own.

C.A.R.E.4Paws chosen Local Heroes by the Santa Barbara Independent!

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