My name is Digby!

Poodle (Miniature) Dog for adoption in Santa Barbara, California - Digby
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K-9 PALS - K-9 Placement & Assistance League, Inc.

Facts about Digby

  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature)
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Digby is adoptable only to someone who lives in the Santa Barbara area and is very experienced with dog behavior and positive reinforcement training. Digby is a 13.6 lb one and a half year old neutered male miniature poodle. We have seen him be very affectionate and happy with all people that he meets. Digby doesn't meet unfamiliar dogs very well, but he has shown us that he loves playing with most other dogs about his size once he gets to know them and be comfortable with them. However he does have resource guarding issues with other dogs over food and special places. Digby has also shown some guarding issues with people as well when he is on his home turf. Digby has also been diagnosed by two veterinarians as having OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, so he is on and will need to continue to be on prescription medication for that. Therefore we are looking for an adult home with an owner who is very experienced with dogs with these kinds of behaviors. Digby will need to continue positive reinforcement behavior training and medication for OCD in his new home. Digby's adopter will be provided behavior training by K-9 PALS so we are seeking an adoption for Digby in the Santa Barbara CA area.

Digby is not a barker at all, and not destructive at all even when left alone, so can be left alone at home for reasonable periods of time. He enjoys leash walks and doggie play dates with dogs that he has become well aquainted with.

Digby is a non-shedding dog which is a plus, but that also means he is high maintenance for required grooming needs.

Contact for more information. If you would like to be considered for adoption of Digby please email us for a no obligation application.
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About K-9 PALS - K-9 Placement & Assistance League, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Mission Statement
The mission of K-9 Placement and Assistance League, Inc. (K-9 PALS) is to provide veterinary care, support, adoption promotion, adoption and rescue, and advocacy for the homeless and abandoned dogs of in municipal shelters in central and southern California, all in effort to increase live release rates and eliminate euthanasia so that every adoptable dog will have a chance for a loving home.

K-9 PALS is the all-volunteer, non-profit organization working on behalf of the homeless and abandoned dogs of the Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

The organization began working with the Santa Barbara County Shelter in March of 2000, was incorporated in December of 2001, and received tax exempt status in July 2002. Our volunteers provide nearly 14,000 hours of service annually, which is equivalent to almost 5 full time employees.

K-9 PALS provides veterinary care, dog behavior training for adopters of shelter and rescue dogs, adoption promotion, rescue networking and adoption, and advocacy for homeless and abandoned dogs of the County Shelters. With the help of K-9 PALS for the last 13 years, the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter in Goleta, which takes in average of 1,200 dogs a year, has been able to return more than 45% of the dogs to their owners and find homes for adoptable dogs.

1. Promote health, comfort, and behavior management of shelter dogs.

2. Promote placement of shelter dogs into homes through adoption, redemption, or foster care.

3. Advocate for the welfare of homeless and abandoned dogs.

4. Promote responsible pet ownership and public education for responsible pet ownership.

K-9 PALS provides high quality veterinary care, food, medications, adoption promotions, outreach events, transports, rescue networking, rescue and adoption that would otherwise not be available for shelter dogs.

K-9 PALS volunteers organize and participate in fundraising events, adoption awareness events, and outreach events.

K-9 PALS volunteers for the past several years have provides adoptable shelter dogs with high quality daily care that includes exercising, training, and socializing, bathing, counseling for prospective adopters, assessing dog behavior, and cleaning and maintaining exercise yards and work areas.

K-9 PALS constructed several areas at the Santa Barbara County Shelter: the Visitor's Garden where prospective adopters can meet dogs for adoption, a large fully fenced dog training area, several exercise/play yards for the dogs, and a storage building for supplies.

K-9 PALS made a substantial donation of $146,500 for the renovation of the Santa Barbara Shelter's main kennel building in 2007. This donation was provided by funding from the estates of John J. Phelan and Susan M. Camusi.

K-9 PALS gratefully receives donations and funding from individuals, groups, organizations and local businesses, and grant awards from foundations and charitable trusts.

Board of Directors of K-9 PALS is comprised of a group of people who have great compassion, interest and experience in working for the welfare of abandoned dogs, and some have worked with Santa Barbara Animal Shelters going back as far as 1994.

Come Meet Our Pets...

K-9 PALS currently does not maintain a shelter facility. All of our dogs are in foster homes. We courtesy post many dogs from shelters where we sponsor the dogs for adoption, and courtesy post dogs from other rescue groups.

Please visit our website for comprehensive information on our organization, programs, donation opportunities, and dogs for adoption.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption cost for K-9 PALS dogs is $150

For more information, call 805-570-0415 or email