Companion Pet Assistance
Often, pet owners are forced to make the heartbreaking decision to surrender their beloved animal companions due to lack of financial means or other resources. To bridge that gap and ensure pets stay happy, healthy and with their families for life, C.A.R.E.4Paws' Companion Pet Assistance program, in collaboration with local partners, helps low-income, senior, disabled and homeless pet owners in Santa Barbara County with pet food and other basic care for dogs and cats.
Types of services offered
We provide pet food, cat litter, flea medication, blankets, pet jackets, dog beds, leashes, collars and more. We also assist with services such as free spays/neuters, critical veterinary care, vaccinations and microchips in our mobile veterinary clinic to keep animals happy, healthy and with their families for life. Want to support this program? Just scroll down for ways to help!
Low-income, senior, disabled and homeless community members in Santa Barbara County without the funds to pay for such necessities as pet food, cat litter and flea medication as well as vaccines, spays/neuters and medical services.
Live outside of Santa Barbara County? Please consult this extensive list for veterinary assistance and food programs in your area.
How to access C.A.R.E.4Paws' services
There are several ways to receive food and other supplies and to sign up for mobile clinic services.
Pet Resource Centers
Visit a Pet Resource Center near you to pick up pet food and find out how to access other services.
Isla Vista Community Service District, 970 Embarcadero Del Mar
-Wednesday and Friday from 12:30pm-2:30pm
Showers of Blessing, 6586 Picasso Road
Bridge House, a Good Samaritan Shelter, 2025 Sweeney Road
Noah's Anchorage, 105 E. Carrillo Street
PATH Santa Barbara, 816 Cacique Street
-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30-10:30am
Salvation Army, 423 Chapala Street
Monday to Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm
Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, 535 E. Yanonali Street
Unity Shoppe, 1209 State Street/1401 Chapala Street
Good Samaritan Shelter, 401 W. Morrison Avenue, #C
-Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Santa Barbara County Animal Services' Santa Maria Animal Center, 548 W Foster Road
Solvang & Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Ynez People Helping People, 545 N. Alisal Road
-Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-5:30pm
Mobile Pet Meals
C.A.R.E.4Paws delivers pet food directly to pet-owning families countywide who cannot make it to a Pet Resource Center or other access points. To set up a delivery, please contact:
Other mobile access points:
C.A.R.E.4Paws' Mobile Veterinary Clinic
The clinic carries pet food and supplies. View the clinic schedule here for locations countywide: care4paws.org/clinics
Carp Connect, Carpinteria
Carpinteria Veterans Memorial Building Courtyard, 931 Walnut Avenue
-Wednesday from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Alameda Park, Santa Barbara
1400 Santa Barbara Street
-Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Our Pet Food & Donation Drive Partners
Our great donation drive partners include Zoom, FastSpring, Wyatt Technology, Impact, CJ Affiliate, HUB International Insurance, Montecito Pet Shop, La Cumbre Feed, Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines, Inklings Print, Buellton Veterinary Clinic, Orcutt Veterinary Hospital and Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS). We also receive generous donations of food and supplies from PetSmart, Petco, Foodbank Santa Barbara County and Santa Barbara Humane Society. We are furever grateful for this incredible support!
Want to help?
We love donations of dog and cat food (dry and wet) as well as fleece blankets, pet jackets, leashes and collars. We can arrange for a pick-up or you can have supplies delivered directly to us. Just click on the first blue button below and send us an email and we will supply you a physical address. To make a monetary donation, click on the second blue button. You will have the option to restrict your gift to our Companion Pet Assistance program.