Pet Community

MPH Community Involvement

SB County Parks Mutt Mitt sponsorship

Dr. Dawson and SB ParksMontecito Pet Hospital (David P. Dawson, DVM) has generously agreed to help underwrite the cost of BioBags at Butterfly Beach County Park. Even at wholesale prices, biodegradable bags can be costly, so Montecito Pet Hospital's contribution is a big help in maintaining this canine amenity during tough economic times.

Veterinarian David Dawson shakes hands with County Parks Ranger Brian Switzer after placing BioBags in a dispenser at Arroyo Burro Beach County Park.

County Parks is actively seeking other sponsors for BioBags and other amenities at our off-leash canine play areas and beach accesses. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact:

Erik Axelson, South County Deputy Director
805-681-5651   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pets of the Homeless Clinics

Periodically, MPH holds free clinics for pets of the homeless. Check out one of our events on Facebook!

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Montecito Pet Hospital has many guide dogs, ”career-change” and retired Guide Dogs that they care for.   This relationship between a blind person and their guide dog is so important - our staff understands this relationship and why it is so vital to get a sick or injured service dog back to work.  Visit Guide Dogs for the Blind.

4-H Canine program in Santa Barbara

Dr. Evelyn Brand (from San Roque Pet Hospital) started the Dog Obedience Program at the Goleta 4-H club

Pet Information

Below are links to other pet websites that you might find helpful and informative. We cannot be responsible for, nor do we necessarily endorse, the content or opinions expressed within these websites belonging to others.

library-thSearch the Pet Care Library for information kittens-thAll about cats - your new kitten, your adult cat, and your senior cat.
dogs-thGuide to Caring for Dogs | Dog Breed Information, Dog Training, Dog Grooming care-credit-thWe accept CareCredit - a payment option for your pet care needs

Santa Barbara Area Rescue Groups

All For Animals Animal Shelter Assistance Program
Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS)
Canine Adoption and Rescue League
Catalyst for Cats
C.A.R.E. For Paws
Cav. King Charles Rescue
Cold Noses, Warm Hearts
Companion Animal Placement Assistance
Dog Adoption and Welfare Group (DAWG)
Dog Rescue Network
Feline Network of the Central Coast
Homeless Animal Rescue Team
K9 Pals
RESQCATS Santa Barbara Animal Rescue
Second Chance Cocker Rescue
Southern CA Labrador Retriever Rescue

Dog Beach Info

SB Audabon Society Eco-Dog's Beach Guide SB County Parks

Dog Park Info

Douglas Preserve Elings Park (EPDOG)
SB County Parks

Local Pet Organizations

sb-flyersSanta Barbara Flyers Dog Sports
sbkc-logoSanta Barbara Kennel Club


The information found on and its related links is solely for the purposes of general education, and may not be relied upon as a substitute for professional veterinary care.

Any concerns or questions you have about the health of your pet should be discussed with your veterinarian.

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