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


Air Travel:

The following airlines service Santa Barbara airport (SBA):  Alaska, American, United.

Santa Barbara airport is extremely close to our recommended hotel and the conference location (approx. 10-15 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/Ubers/Lyfts are available for the 15 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



Hotel Options


Best Western Peppertree Inn

3850 State Street , CA 93105


ARC has a room block with special rates, but you must book your room by April 3rd, 2018 in order to receive the special rate.

If you would like to book a room, please call the Best Western Plus Pepper Tree In directly at (800)338.0030 and reference the Atlas Rehab for Canines block. 

For more information, please visit their website

Complementary Amenities

  • Two large, Spanish-tiled swimming pools and two whirlpools
  • Massage room and fitness center
  • Full-service restaurant and cocktail lounge
  • Patio, poolside, and room service
  • Valet laundry service and guest laundry facility
  • Hair salon
  • Barber shop
  • Gift shop
  • Assorted coffees and fruit available in the lobby 24 hours a day
  • Complimentary Santa Barbara Airport and Amtrak® shuttle service
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet service
  • Complimentary Parking
  • No resort fees


Standard single or double-bedded room Sunday-Thursday: $129 + tax
Standard single or double-bedded room Friday-Saturday: $169 + tax
If you are interested in other types of rooms, please inquire directly with the hotel

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.

Cancelling a reservation within 48 hours of arrival will result in a penalty of one night's room+tax.  Contact the hotel for more info.

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!

There is an extra deposit of $20/night that will be applied to your room reservation.


Other Nearby Hotel Options:

Agave Inn 
Just a 1 minute walk!
3222 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 687-6009

Lemon Tree Inn 
Just a 2 minute drive or a 10 minute walk!
2819 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 687-6444



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