Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines

Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines is Santa Barbara's only free standing, full service animal rehabilitation facility led by certified professionals. In June of 2017, Karen Atlas, MPT, PT, CCRT, teamed up with Dr. Bill Otto, DVM, to open ARC and offer physical rehabilitation services to pets. ARC is fully equipped with the latest underwater treadmill, cold laser therapy (class 3b), therapeutic ultrasound, Alpha-Stimulation (CES and MET), pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF), electrical stimulation (NMES and TENS), as well as innovative land based exercise equipment.

Travel and Accommodations


The following airlines service Santa Barbara Airport (SBA):  Alaska, American, Contour, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country, and United.

Santa Barbara airport is extremely close to our recommended hotel and the conference location (approx. 5 minute drive).


If you are flying into and out of Santa Barbara (SBA), we can coordinate arrangements with the hotel for airport transfers which are not guaranteed but highly probable.  We do need to give them your flight itinerary at least one week in advance.  If for some reason the hotel shuttle is not available, cabs are available for the 5 minute ride.  Just send us an email after you book your travel and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

FLYING INTO LAX? (approx. 100 miles from Santa Barbara)
If you need to fly into Los Angeles (LAX) and need to take a shuttle to Santa Barbara, we recommended Santa Barbara AIRBUS.     (800) 423-1618



The Pacifica Suites Hotel is where ARC has a room block with special rates. 

Please contact:
Jessica Windle
Pacifica Suites, Santa Barbara
Tel. 805-683-6722
press 2 for group reservations
Fax 805-683-4121

Address:  5490 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93111
It's about a 5 minute drive to the airport and the beach, and a 5-7 minute walk to the conference location.  

Complimentary Amenities:

  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast every morning from 6:30am to 10:00am

  • Complimentary wine reception Monday-Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00

  • Complimentary parking

  • Complimentary wireless internet access

  • Complimentary local calls

  • Bathrobes and complimentary bottled water in all room

Traditional Suite - Sunday-Thursday - $179.00 per room per night, plus tax.
Traditional Suite - Friday & Saturday - - $199.00 per room per night, plus tax.
If you are interested in other types of rooms, please inquire directly with the room block manager, Jessica Windle.

Interested in sharing the room costs with another attendee to save some $$?
If so, advise us by checking the box in the registration form and we'll try to pair you up with another attendee.   This must be done BEFORE you call the hotel to book your room.   If you already have a roommate in mind, then go ahead arrange your accommodations and advise them of how many will be in the room.

To make your reservations please call the hotel directly at 805-683-6722 and ask to make a reservation under the group block:  Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines.

Cancelling a reservation within 72 hours of arrival will result in a penalty of one nights room+tax.  Contact the hotel for more info.

Their pet policy is 2 dogs maximum per room. They must be 40lbs. or less. There is a one-time cleaning fee of $75.00 that will be applied to your room reservation.

We are setting up the room block as a courtesy to our attendees but all reservations must be made directly with Pacifica Suites.  If you want to stay longer and enjoy Santa Barbara, just ask the hotel if your desired room nights are available.  They will be happy to help.  However, feel free to ask us any questions!

Average Daily Temp in October:
50F Low    72F High

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