Pet Food Donation Drive

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, C.A.R.E.4Paws has distributed 400,000 pounds of pet food throughout Santa Barbara County, compared to 4,000 pounds total in 2019! Want to help keep animals healthy and in their homes? Learn about how you can make a pawsitive difference below. 

Our April Pet Food Donation Drive-Thru

C.A.R.E.4Paws is rallying the community to support our first countywide Pet Food Donation Drive-Thru, April 24-25, from 10am to 2pm

We invite you to donate dry and canned pet food (unopened bags of pet food only, please) at any of the below locations. We can only accept new pet supplies, such as beds, blankets and pet jackets.

Saturday, April 24:


  • Earl Warren Showgrounds at 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara (download flyer)

  • Deckers at 6601 Hollister Avenue, Goleta (download flyer)

  • Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society/DAWG at 111 Commerce Drive, Buellton (download flyer)

Sunday, April 25:

  • Ryon Park at Ocean Avenue and O Street, Lompoc (download flyer)

  • Santa Maria Elks Event Center at 4040 Highway 101, Santa Maria (download flyer)

Donations can be dropped off in bins to limit person-to-person contact and C.A.R.E.4Paws will have staff and volunteers present to package the food and get it ready for delivery.

  • Other drop-off locations include:
    • ASAP (Animal Shelter Assistance Program), 5473 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara

    • Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS), 414 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara

    • Animal Medical Clinic, 1037 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria

    • C.A.R.E.4Paws' Mobile Clinic

    • Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club, 7340 Hollister Ave., Goleta, and 22 E. Yanonali St., Santa Barbara

    • George's Pet Shop, 1026 Coast Village Road, Montecito 

    • Healthy Pet, 3018 State St, Santa Barbara

    • La Cumbre Feed, 3652 Calle Real, Santa Barbara

    • Montecito Pet Shop, 2020 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara

    • Plaza Deli, La Cumbre Plaza, Santa Barbara

    • Santa Barbara County Animal Services' shelters in Santa Barbara (5473 Overpass Road), in Lompoc (1501 W Central Avenue) and Santa Maria (548 W. Foster Road)


  • Or shop for us from home by accessing our Amazon Wish List. 

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Other ways to help
  • Give a monetary gift to help feed pets in need. Donations can also be mailed to C.A.R.E.4Paws, PO Box 60524, Santa Barbara, 93160. 

  • Become a monthly contributor and support one or several pets with food over time. 

  • Get your friends, family and coworkers together for a fun challenge to support our drive. Set a goal for your group and let us know when you have reached it so we can feature and thank you and your pets on social media.
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