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.
C.A.R.E.4Paws' Mobile Veterinary Clinic
We distribute pet food from 10am to 1pm during all Mobile Pet Wellness Clinics.
Pet food distribution events
Thursday, 12-2pm with People Helping People at Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang
Thursday, 12pm-2pm at Guadalupe Senior Center, 4545 10th Street, Guadalupe
Saturday, 11am-1pm at Los Alamos Senior Center, 690 Bell Street, Los Alamos
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:
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.
Noah's Anchorage, 301 W. Figueroa 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
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 1:00pm-4:00pm
Alameda Park, Santa Barbara
1400 Santa Barbara Street
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Pet Food Drop-Off Locations
ASAP (Animal Shelter Assistance Program), 5473 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, 805-683-3368
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
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, ResQcats, Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, Montecito Pet Shop, PetSmart, Healthy Pet, Petco and Santa Barbara/Santa Maria Valley Humane Society.
Our great Pet Food & Donation Drive partner include Zoom, FastSpring, Wyatt Technology, Impact, CJ Affiliate, HUB International Insurance, Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines, Inklings Print, Buellton Veterinary Clinic, Orcutt 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 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.