Meet Stubbs

He may not resemble Stubbs the Stuffed Dog, one of Ty's Classic collection of stuffed animals, but just as his name implies, Stubbs the real dog possesses a stub of a tail, typical of the Aussie breed. But don't let the name fool you: This 2-4-year-old neutered male Shepherd and Aussie mix is tall and lean and weighs in at 55 pounds.

Stubbs is great with kids, has never met a dog he didn't like, and greets all other canines with the classic “front legs lowered and tail in the air” stance, which is dog-speak for “Let's Play!” Stubbs is well-behaved, eager to please, shares his toys, and is believed to be good with cats. He also has the potential to be an excellent flyball or agility competitor.

Stubbs is awaiting his forever home at DAWG (Dog Adoption and Welfare Group), a private, non-profit, no-kill dog rescue organization, owned and operated by volunteers and serving the lost and abandoned dogs of Santa Barbara. The kennels are located at 5480 Overpass Road (off Patterson Avenue, just beyond the County Animal Shelter).

All adoptable dogs have been treated with K9 Advantix flea/tick/mosquito protection, are spayed/neutered, have all current shots as well as a HomeAgain microchip, and can receive a complimentary consultation with DAWG's trainer, if needed.

DAWG’s winter hours are as follows: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12 pm to 5 pm, all other times by appointment. For more information, send an e-mail to, call 681-0561 or visit

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