Companion Pet Assistance 

C.A.R.E.4Paws provides critical services to community members in need countywide to ensure they don't have to relinquish their beloved companions to a shelter. In response to COVID-19, we distribute pet food in our mobile clinic, at special events alongside agencies such as the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County and People Helping People, and at our countywide Pet Resource Centers. We also provide Mobile Pet Meals delivery to seniors in need. 

Access points:  

C.A.R.E.4Paws' Mobile Veterinary Clinic 

Pet food distribution events

  • Thursday, 12-2pm with People Helping People and Happy Endings Animal Rescue Sanctuary at Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang

  • Thursday, 11:30pm-1:30pm at Guadalupe Senior Center, 4545 10th Street, Guadalupe

  • Thursday, 5pm at Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara Street

  • Saturday, 11am-1pm at Los Alamos Senior Center, 690 Bell Street, Los Alamos

  • The first Sunday of every month, 10am-1pm at Ryon Park, Ocean Avenue/O street, Lompoc

Mobile Pet Meals

We deliver pet food to homes of senior and disabled community members as well as senior centers, homeless shelters, low-income housing facilities, local parks, and more. Contact 805-968-2273 or for more information. 

Pet Resource Centers
At our many resource centers, pet owners in need can pick up food and supplies and sign up for critical mobile clinic services. See our list below for locations: 

Goleta/Isla Vista
  • 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
    Call first and a representative can bring food out to your car, 805-735-4390. 

Santa Barbara

  • Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, 535 E. Yanonali Street

  • Unity Shoppe, 1209 State Street/1401 Chapala Street

Santa Maria

  • 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 8am-5:30pm but during COVID, it's best to visit our distribution event at the Mission, Thursdays from 12pm-2pm

Other Access Points through C.A.R.E.4Paws and United Way's Home For Good

  • Carp Connect, Carpinteria 
    Carpinteria Veterans Memorial Building Courtyard, 931 Walnut Avenue
    Wednesday from 1pm-4pm

Pet Food Drop-Off Locations
  • ASAP (Animal Shelter Assistance Program), 5473 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, 805-683-3368

  • C.A.R.E.4Paws' Mobile Clinic

  • Dioji Goleta, 7340 Hollister Avenue, (805) 685-6068  

  • Dioji Santa Barbara, 822 E. Yanonali Street, (805) 845-0500  

  • 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)

  • Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society, 111 Commerce Drive, Buellton

Pet Food & Donation Drive Partners

We receive generous donations of food and supplies from partners such as Lemos Feed & Pet Supply, Plaza Deli in La Cumbre PlazaResQcatsDioji K-9 Resort & Athletic ClubFoodbank of Santa Barbara CountyMontecito Pet Shop, PetSmart, Healthy PetPetco and Santa Barbara/Santa Maria Valley Humane Society

Our great Pet Food & Donation Drive partner include ZoomFastSpringWyatt TechnologyImpact, CJ AffiliateHUB International InsuranceAtlas Rehabilitation for CaninesInklings PrintBuellton Veterinary ClinicOrcutt Veterinary Hospital and Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS).

We are furever grateful for everyone's incredible support. It makes a direct, pawsitive impact. 

Want to help? 

We love donations of dry and wet dog and cat food (unopened bags of food only, please) as well as unused fleece blankets, beds, 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. 

Contact Us

Tel: 805.968.CARE (2273)



Mailing address:
P.O. Box 60524
Santa Barbara, CA 93160

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