Meet Sasha

It has been said that blondes have more fun and perhaps no one knows this better than Sasha, a 4-year-old, 60-pound German Shepherd mix.

“She's friendly, well-behaved, patient, knows many commands, walks nicely on a leash, and is eager to please and quick to learn,” says Bonnie Baker, a volunteer with the Dog Adoption and Welfare Group. “She never met a dog or a person – irrespective of age or gender – that she didn't love.”

Sasha is waiting for a home at the Dog Adoption and Welfare Group (DAWG) in Santa Barbara. DAWG is a private, non-profit, no-kill dog rescue organization, owned and operated by volunteers, 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.

Adoption hours are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm. All other times by appointment. The public is welcome to view the dogs every day from 8 am to 4 pm.

For more information, call 805-681-0561, visit the website at or send an e-mail message to To meet other adoptable cats, dogs and rabbits, visit