My name is Donna!

Rat Terrier/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Goleta, California - Donna
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I'm being cared for by:
Santa Barbara County Animal Services - Santa Barbara Shelter

Facts about Donna

  • Breed: Rat Terrier/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Meet sweet, beautiful little dog DONNA.

She is calm, social, polite, easy-to-handle 6 year old who entered the Santa Maria Shelter in June, but Santa Barbara Shelter was lucky to receive her as a transfer.

DONNA has a lovely red coat and big brown eyes which will win you over once you meet her. She loves being close to people. Her favorite spot is on your lap.

She is frustrated by the noise at the shelter but interacts beautifully with all volunteers. She is best in a home where someone is there with her most of the time to offer love and stability.

Lots of good features to share about DONNA:
• She loves a long walk (or several walks a day).
• She takes treats gently, and she's good with other dogs, even big dogs.
• She is crate-trained and easily potty trained if taken out for her walks.

Because of her cataract in one eye, she is seeking a sympathetic guardian who will love her and keep her safe.

Please share and help us find DONNA a place where she will be comforted and loved -- she will certainly give it back in spades!!!

Visit DONNA at the Santa Barbara Shelter or call 805-681-4369 for more information.

About Santa Barbara County Animal Services - Santa Barbara Shelter

About Our Shelter...

Our Mission:

To establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment between humans and animals in Santa Barbara County.

Our Goals:

--To protect the human and domestic animal population from rabies.
--To protect the animal population from the dangers of the streets and the wild, and from other potential harm.

Our Objectives:

--To assure that a minimum of 90% of Santa Barbara County's dog population has been vaccinated against rabies.
--To protect the public's safety by enforcing animal codes and ordinances and animal quarantines.
--To prevent and investigate the inhumane treatment of animals.
--To educate and inform the public in the areas of animal codes, animal ordinances, and responsible pet ownership.
--To implement and maintain an automated licensing program for dogs and animal related businesses.
--To respond to emergency service requests from the public or law enforcement as quickly as possible and within one hour of receiving the call.
--To respond to routine service requests from the public within 48 hours.
--To impound domestic and wild stray animals.
--To provide services to the public to aid them in locating their lost animals.
--To implement, maintain, and encourage an adoption program for impounded animals.
--To provide, with veterinary supervision and/or assistance, medical attention for all impounded animals.
--To manage unclaimed animals through adoption, rescue, or humane euthanasia.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Tangible donations for the care and enrichment of the shelter dogs are always welcome. Drop off at the shelter and ask for a tax-deductible receipt:


--Costco jerky treats
--EasyWalk(r) Harnesses (medium and large)
--NEW tug, soft, or squeaky toys of all sizes to be included in gift bags going home with adopted dogs
--Polyester Blankets (no fringe, no electric)
--Jackets and Sweaters
--Kongs of all shapes and sizes
--Treat-dispensing wobbler Kongs (large)
--Rope Toys

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption hours are Monday through Friday 9 am until 4:45 pm and Saturdays 10 am until 4:00 pm. Click here for our no-obligation application if you are adopting from out of town: no-obligation adoption application Once completed, you may fax to 805-681-5283, or email to Volunteer Adoption Counselors are standing by to help you find the best match for you. Leave a message for them at 805-681-4369.

Our Adoption Process...

When you go to the shelter, take a tour of the kennels, ask staff or volunteers for assistance, and make note of the dog’s name and kennel number. The shelters do their best to have a posting of photos of dogs in foster and dogs temporarily away from the shelter.

You may visit our shelter at 5473 Overpass Road, Goleta, CA Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. or Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our volunteer adoption counselors or staff will be happy to show you any available dog for your consideration.

We also welcome out of town or out of state adoptions. Feel free to fax your completed application to 805-681-5283, or email to and a volunteer adoption counselor will get back to you within 48 hours.

A dog adoption from the Santa Barbara Animal Shelter is $110 and includes a spay/neuter certificate, current vaccinations, rabies, health records, transition food, loaner items, goody bag, and a coupon for 4 free dog behavior training sessions which is funded by donations to K-9 PALS for the promotion of life-long homes for dogs. An additional small fee is charged if micro-chipping is requested. Dog license fees for your city or county are additional.

Once you have decided on your new “best friend”, the adoption counselor will go over a few helpful hints and will send you off usually with some take-home information, a few free samples or goodies for your pooch.

We are committed to being a resource for you for the life of your pet. You may contact our knowledgeable volunteers at any time with questions or reference needs for behavior modification, etc. We want your adoption to be "Fur-Ever."