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, during special events and at our countywide Pet Resource Centers. We also provide Mobile Pet Meals delivery to seniors in need. Find all access points below. 

Access points:  

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

We distribute pet food from 10am to 1pm during all Mobile Pet Wellness Clinics.

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

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

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

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. On May 26, we co-launched two new centers at Santa Barbara County Animal Services' shelter in Lompoc and Santa Barbara. We are excited about these great partnerships with so many local human welfare agencies as well as SBCAS, CAPA - Non-Profit Organization and four other agencies: Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP), Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS), K-9 PALS and Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation.

Pet Resource Center locations: 

  • Santa Barbara County Animal Services shelter, 1501 W. Central Avenue

  • 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/Goleta​​

  • Santa Barbara County Animal Services shelter, 5473 Overpass Rd

  • Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, 535 E. Yanonali Street

  • Isla Vista Community Service District, 970 Embarcadero Del Mar (Wednesday and Friday from 12:30pm-2:30pm)

  • Showers of Blessing, 6586 Picasso Road

  • 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)

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Want to help? 

Drop off pet food
We love to receive donations of 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.

  • 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)

  • Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society in Partnership with Dog Adoption Welfare Group (DAWG), 111 Commerce Drive, Buellton

Give a monetary gift 

Shop and have the food delivered to us!

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