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Adoptable Dogs

Thank you for your interest in adopting a dog! All of our dogs are altered, microchipped, and vaccinated unless our veterinarian advises against sterilization surgery or vaccines due to age or other health concerns. Adoption fees range from $100-$300 depending upon the age and health of the dog and expected future medical expenses that will be taken on by the adopter.

Here's why older dogs are particularly rewarding to adopt.

If you are interested in adopting any of the dogs on this page, please email us or call (831) 718-9122 or fill out our online adoption application for the dog you are interested in.

Some of these dogs need foster homes. Fostering is a wonderful way to help dogs left behind find their forever homes. You may also want to foster as a way of finding the perfect match for your home if you are looking to add a dog to your family. For a complete list of dogs that need fostering click here.

More information about our adoption policies and process, and info about other places to adopt, is at the bottom of this page.


FOSTER NEEDED - This dog needs a foster home. Fostering is a wonderful way to help dogs left behind find their forever homes. You may also want to foster as a way of finding the perfect match for your home if you are looking to add a dog to your family. For a complete list of dogs that need fostering click here.

Camilla is beyond precious! She is a 9-year-old, 12-pound Chihuahua/Terrier mix is guaranteed to steal your heart. From her underbite to her fabulous personality, she's a keeper!

To say that Camilla is good with new people is an understatement. She is wiggly, gives kisses and loves everyone. She's easy to handle and likes being picked up. She is also good with dogs of all sizes and based on her sweet, easy-going personality she would probably be fine with a household kitty. Camilla is mellow in the car and would probably love to be your buddy for a drive around town. She's just so SWEET!

Camilla is coming to us from us the Salinas Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray.

If you would like to meet Camilla, fill out our online adoption application.

Biscuit is an 8-year-old, 10-pound American Eskimo/Pomeranian mix. Biscuit gets along great with other dogs and even likes to play! He's totally adorable. He's great with new people and easy to handle. His foster mom has nothing but goods things to report about him and he's fitting in well with her pack, which includes dogs of all sizes.

Biscuit has a heart murmur and mild arthritis, neither of which effect his great personality. He came to POMDR from the Santa Cruz Animal Shelter where he was surrendered when his guardian could no longer keep him.

We will post more information about Biscuit as we get to know him better.

If you would like to meet Biscuit, fill out our online adoption application.

Ebony

Sponsored By: Shannon Bishop

Ebony is a 1-year-old, 6 pound Chihuahua. From her shiny black coat to her elegant long legs, this sweetie is a looker! She's got a great personality to match - she is house-trained, walks well on the leash and even knows basic commands. When you're going to take her for a walk, she will politely sit by the door, eagerly waiting for you to put her leash on.

Ebony is good with other dogs and can even be playful with the right dog. She might be a little shy at first but warms up quickly. She's never met any cats or children so we don't know how she would do with them. At night she likes to curl up in her bed near yours or sneak in to cuddle with you if she gets cold.

Ebony was found without food or water in an industrial building and a good samaritan rescued her. Her intention was to help her find a new home but she's realized that she doesn't really have time to do so and Ebony be coming to POMDR to find her new family.

If you would like to meet Ebony, fill out our online adoption application.

Charity is an 8-year old, 4-pound Chihuahua. She's a lot of love in a tiny package. Charity does well on the leash and is shy but friendly to the people she meets. She loves to be held by anyone but isn't needy about it. In fact, she's pretty independent for such a small dog. She's happy to go potty outside on her own, and if another animal gets too close to her food dish, she'll let them know to back off with a little growl. Don't let that bit of noise fool you, though. Charity gets along great with her pack.

She's currently living with a number of other small dogs and cats, and she's happy to spend the night sleeping in a dog bed next to them. You won't hear a peep out of her from bedtime until morning as long as she has a puppy pad at her disposal - her tiny bladder can't make it all night. Oh, and like many dogs she would appreciate sleeping with you if there's a storm raging outside.

Charity is well-behaved while you're gone and offers full-body wiggles and big smiles when you get home. She has a playful streak that tends to come out shortly before bedtime. The rest of the day, she's happy to cuddle up on your lap or relax in her doggie bed. She's just a sweet, loving dog with a wonderful disposition and delicate presence.

When Charity first came to us, she was malnourished and suffering from hair loss. Thanks to the loving care of her vet and foster family, Charity has almost doubled in size and is on the road to total recovery.

If you would like to meet Charity, fill out our online adoption application.

Bleu

Sponsored By: Christine Hawkins

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Bleu is a 5-year-old, 90 pound Husky/Malamute mix. This big handsome boy is the friendliest dog out there. He responds to meeting strangers by giving them kisses and is an all-out sweetheart to both people and dogs. He takes treats gently from your hand and basically adores all interactions with people. Bleu particularly enjoys playing with his toys and a good game of fetch.

Bleu is a healthy, happy dog that would be a perfect fit for an active family. He really loves kids but can be energetic and needs a forever home where he gets lots of attention and exercise. Who needs a running buddy?! This is your guy! He's been on a hike with one of our volunteers and was a wonderful boy - he even enjoyed getting his toes wet in the river. He currently walks several hours each day with his foster mom.

Bleu is used to being left home alone for a typical workday and waits calmly for you to return. If you're lounging around the house, he'll follow suit and take a long nap. He is house-trained and walks beautifully on the leash. He would do best in a home without cats or other small animals.

Bleu was a loved family dog that came to POMDR after his guardian passed away. He was adopted, but his new mom thinks he would do better with a family who can help him burn off more energy and play with other dogs.

Roky is a 9-year-old, 10-pound Spaniel mix whose guardian can no longer care for him. He is both house-trained and crate-trained - he's definitely an "easy keeper." Roky can't wait to go for a walk with you. It's the highlight of his day and he loves to show you how great he is on the leash! His other favorite daily activity is receiving belly rubs from you... if you stop petting him he'll give you a little nudge to remind you that he's there. He's just a mellow boy looking for his new best friend.

Roky doesn't really care if he lives with other dogs or not. He gets along with all dogs just fine, but he would be okay not having to share your affection. He might bark at a cat at first but then settles down and does well with them. He's got the cutest little prance and a happy, waggy tail. Roky would do best in a quiet home and would make a fabulous companion for someone who wants a lap-warming, loving dog to keep them company.

We will post more photos and information about Roky as we get to know him better.

If you would like to meet Roky, fill out our online adoption application.

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Tinker is a happy-go-lucky 13-year-old, 60-pound Labrador/Cattle Dog mix. Tinker's guardian passed away recently and a neighbor took him in because he had no where else to go. He can't keep him and he's reached out to us to help Tinker find a new home.

Tinker is just fabulous with people. He's loving, welcoming, gives kisses and is all wags. A neighborhood walk is the highlight of his day and he's in great shape for a nice long stroll. He does great on the leash and is excellent with other dogs of all sizes. He greets with a polite sniff, wags and even wants to initiate a little playtime. We are not sure how he feels about cats. He is house-trained and is used to living in the house with his person.

Tinker has been sleeping quietly through the night in the garage but he was an indoor dog with his previous guardian and would love to come back in the house.

Lancelot is a 9-year-old, 4.5-pound Poodle who came to us from Monterey County Animal Services. He's a sweet but shy guy who would love to find a gentle person to be his best friend. He is incredibly easy to handle but is building up his courage about willingly approaching you - he'll tiptoe in your direction and then tiptoe away (it's super cute). Someone who is willing to put a little bit of time into loving this well-deserving pup will be rewarded with a friend for life. We think he has lived the majority of his life in a kennel or crate so he'll need a refresher course in house-training. We are sure he will be very grateful to whoever gives him his first warm, loving home.

Lancelot doesn't quite know how to walk on a leash just yet but he has plenty of energy and will probably make a good buddy for short walks.

We will post more photos and information about little Lancelot as we get to know him better and he gets settled in a foster home.

If you would like to meet Lancelot, fill out our online adoption application.

Pixie and Bubbles
 
Pixie and Bubbles

Sponsored By: Manutech

Pixie and Bubbles are two adorable mini Poodles. Pixie weighs in at just 3 pounds and is about 9-years-old. We think Bubbles is her mother and is 10-years-old, weighing 6 pounds. They're just tiny, super sweet little girls. Pixie and Bubbles were found in a cardboard box in Hollister with a note asking for help. Fortunately, one of our volunteers was able to take them in for the night, they found their way into our program and their journey to finding a loving home has begun.

Both of these girls are great with dogs of all sizes. They are incredibly friendly with new people and are happy to be cuddled by just about anybody. They're total sweethearts and are used to being handled, dressed and petted. They both enjoy sitting near you on the couch and keeping you company. They are both fine with the cats in their foster home.

Pixie is underweight, in need of some gentle TLC and nutritious food. Bubbles will lovingly preen Pixie and they are very bonded to one another. They have been successfully using puppy-pads and their foster is giving them a refresher course in house-training.

We will post more photos and information about Pixie and Bubbles as we get to know them better.

If you would like to meet Pixie and Bubbles, fill out our online adoption application.

Pippin is a 4-year-old, 13-pound Yorkshire Terrier/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix. He's a wonderful dog who is both house-trained and crate-trained. He also walks great on the leash and even knows some basic commands. He often wants to play with the other dogs he meets but can't occasionally get a little bossy with a few barks.

Pippin will bark to let you know that someone is at the door, but regardless of who it is he wants to jump in their lap immediately and give them kisses. He's super friendly with everyone, including kids. Pippin has never met a kitty up close, but is inclined to think they are for chasing when he's out on walks. It's possible he'd be okay with a proper introduction with a dog-savvy cat.

Pippin has severe diabetes which requires frequent testing, two daily insulin shots and a specific diet. Pippin wants to find a diligent, loving person who can help him manage his diabetes. In return, you'll get an amazing companion and loving friend.

Pippin came to us when his senior guardian's could no longer handle his medical issues in combination with their own. They love him but know he could find a more ideal living situation with someone who has the time and resources to handle his care.

If you would like to meet Pippin Yorkie, fill out our online adoption application.

Guinevere is so cute! She's a 10-year-old, 7-pound Poodle who came to us from Monterey County Animal Services. She's just precious (as you can see) and likes being picked up. She's also a fantastic lap warmer! She's friendly with new people and good with other dogs. She will need a loving guardian who can show her the ropes of house-training, as this doesn't appear to be something she has a ton of experience with just yet. She still has lots of pep in her step for a "senior" dog. Guinevere is also learning to walk on a leash but is a real sweetheart and someone will be rewarded with lots of love for helping her learn how to be a beloved family member.

We will post more photos and information about Guinevere as we get to know her better and she gets settled in a foster home.

If you would like to meet Guinevere, fill out our online adoption application.

Meet Shirley! This wiggly, loving 6-year-old, 11-pound Terrier/Chihuahua mix is a total lover. She gives lots of kisses and is eager to jump up in a vacant lap. It appears her favorite activities include receiving belly rubs and exuberantly soliciting attention. She's also just happy to sleep in her bed at your side.

Shirley is good with other dogs of all sizes and would be fine around gentle children. She's also good at waiting patiently at home while you're out doing errands. She is both house-trained and crate-trained.

We will post more information about this sweet, happy girl when we have the opportunity to get to know her better and she finds a foster home.

If you would like to meet Shirley, fill out our online adoption application.

Lucky Chi is a 3-year-old Chihuahua. Lucky's guardian passed away right after she delivered four puppies. Sadly, she had an infected uterus and had to have an emergency hysterectomy meaning she was unable to nurse her litter. Two of her puppies are in our care and will be available for adoption when they are old enough. Now it's time for this sweet mama to find her forever family.

Lucky is a real doll and adores people. She's great with other dogs and really just needs a soft place to land and some TLC. She's so cute and easy to handle.

We will post more photos and information about Lucky's personality as she gets settled in her foster home.

If you would like to meet Lucky Chi, fill out our online adoption application.

FOSTER NEEDED - This dog needs a foster home. Fostering is a wonderful way to help dogs left behind find their forever homes. You may also want to foster as a way of finding the perfect match for your home if you are looking to add a dog to your family. For a complete list of dogs that need fostering click here.

Bunsen is a 7-year-old, 25-pound Labrador/Corgi mix. Bunsen is an awesome dog once he gets comfortable with his people and environment. He's quite a short little guy! When Bunsen has had time to acclimate, he is friendly with people, gets along well with cats and other dogs. It's obvious that this dog was a faithful companion to someone in his past, as he gets very attached to his person and loves getting affection from them.

Bunsen is house-trained, walks well on a leash and knows some basic commands. He is so good at "sit" and "come!" His foster mama describes him as a "bright, sweet, bubbly little guy." He loves to snuggle in your bed at night and keep you warm. Bunsen can get nervous in new situations and will need someone who can patiently integrate him into their pack.

Bunsen was rescued by a good samaritan after his previous guardian moved away and left him behind. He can't keep Bunsen, however, and now he is in search of a family to love him forever.

If you would like to meet Bunsen, fill out our online adoption application.

Falcon
 
Falcon

Sponsored By: Manutech

Falcon is an 8-pound, 10-year-old Maltese mix. It is hard to believe that just a few months ago this roly-poly, fluffy, cuddly, healthy, happy doggie was sick and miserable, trembling with cold and dread, skinny, and nearly hairless! The cure came in the form of affection, stability, and thyroid pills.

Falcon (AKA Billy) is a mellow dog, not bothered by other dogs or people. He is gentle and accepting of whatever needs to happen. But he will chase and bark at cats, and he has a decided preference for male company. He likes to hang out with the daddy of the family - though he loves mommies too!

Falcon likes to be near you but isn't pushy or clingy. He likes your lap, a place next to you, or a soft spot near your feet, and he is happy to share those spaces with another dog. In fact, he likes having the company of another friendly dog in the home. He rides well in the car and gets along fine at the dog park. He walks well on a leash. He is house trained and uses the doggie door to go in and out.

He doesn't chew things or make a mess and rarely barks, except at cats. He's an all-around agreeable, undemanding dog, ready to become part of a family unit. He's on supplemental thyroid medication and a special diet to prevent bladder stones.

Falcon came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being picked up as a stray. He was a defeated dog when we met. Since then, he's grown into a much more secure little guy who is now the fluffy Maltese he was meant to be. (And, yes, feel free to make Maltese Falcon jokes.)

If you would like to meet Falcon, fill out our online adoption application.

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Everyone needs a little joy in their life! Joy is a 7 pound, 9-year-old Miniature Dachshund. She does well with dogs of all sizes and is currently living with two big dogs. Joy is fine when meeting new people and is crate-trained, walks great on her leash and knows some basic commands! She's a very sweet, loving little lady and is a great lap warmer. She also adores going for walks! Joy is undecided on her feelings about kitties - sometimes she ignores them and sometimes she gives them a bark or two. She might do fine in a home with a dog-savvy cat.

Joy's guardian passed away recently. A family member took her in temporarily but could not keep her, and she is coming to us in search of her new family. She was dearly loved by her previous guardian.

We will post more photos and information about Joy as we get to know her better and she gets settled in her foster home.

Bella and Gus are two super sweet Labrador mixes. Gus is a 5-year-old, 62-pound Lab/Mastiff mix (pictured left) and Bella, the senior sweetie of the duo, is a 13-year-old, 55 pound Lab/Shepherd mix (pictured right). These dogs were their guardian's loved rescue-dogs but she had to move somewhere that does not allow pets, leaving them in need of a new home.

Both dogs are house-trained, know basic commands and are okay with kitties. Gus loves going for walks but can pull a bit on the leash because of his excitement - he'd make someone a fabulous running buddy! Stella is a very good girl and walks nicely on the leash - she even completed an obedience class in her puppyhood.

Stella is well-socialized with other dogs but Gus didn't have the same opportunities to meet other pups growing up. He's okay with other dogs but would benefit from having a dog-savvy handler. Both of these babies fall in love with their person and like to sleep on their beds near you.

We will post more photos and information about Bella and Gus once we get them settled in a foster home and have the chance to get to know them better.

If you would like to meet Bella and Gus, fill out our online adoption application.

Anela

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Meredith den Daas

Anela is a 9-year-old, 42 pound Whippet/Terrier mix. She is a loving and playful girl who really adores people and will make a very loyal companion for someone. She is always happy to let you give her a good belly scratch and goes belly-up for just about anybody. Anela is a family dog at heart and does well with children. She also has experience living with a dog-savvy cat, with whom she she able to peacefully coexist.

Anela is house-trained and doesn't mind being left home alone while you're at work. She walks well on the leash and still has a good level of energy to be your companion for walks. She loves hiking and has been a great trail buddy for her foster mom. While she gets along with other dogs, she is working on an appropriate greeting when she bumps into another dog - she tends to bark too much for some dog's liking. More than anything, Anela wants to be the center of attention and would thrive in a household without any other animals, if possible. She rides well in the car and her favorite thing to play with is her rope toy! She likes to fetch and keep you entertained.

Whippets are naturally gentle, sensitive creatures and make absolutely devoted companions. Because of their physique, they love having a warm place to cuddle up - can you give this girl a soft spot to lay and loving home? She'll be forever grateful.

Anela's guardians had to change their living situation and they were unable to keep her.

If you would like to meet Anela, fill out our online adoption application.

Callie (previously known as "Mancha") is an 11-year-old, 10-pound Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix. She is a little lover and is incredibly easy to handle. Her foster mom describes her as a "funny, sweet, playful little monkey." She most adores snuggling in a dog bed or under a blanket and darts around like a much younger dog. She is still fun and lively, don't let her age fool you!

Sweet Callie has a 3/6 grade heart murmur and a non-functional left eye, which doesn't seem to give her any problems at all. She's good with other dogs of all sizes and would fit in easily to a low- to mid-activity level home. She rides nicely in the car. She walks surprisingly fast on the leash and finds comfort in having a loving person around.

Callie was part of a family before ending up at the shelter. She was brought in as a stray but her previous guardian did not want to pay the necessary fees to get her back and surrendered her instead.

We will post more information about Callie as we get to know her better and she gets settled in a foster home.

If you would like to meet Callie, fill out our online adoption application.

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Gizzy is an absolutely adorable 1-year-old, 15-pound Maltipoo. He is a ball of puppy energy and love! Gizzy gets along great with dogs of all sizes and would adore having a playmate to romp around the yard with. He gives lots of kisses, loves to sit in your lap and is just a sweetheart. He is good with cats and kids and walks well on a leash. He listens well and is great at excitedly coming when he is called. At his foster home, he hasn't had any accidents in the house and sleeps beautifully through the night in a crate. He can bark with excitement when encountering new things and will need a guardian who can help socialize him with the world.

He does have a puppy energy level and needs a family who is committed to teaching helping him get exercise and obedience training. That being said, he's the cutest and you're guaranteed to fall in love.

Gizzy's senior guardian realized that having a puppy wasn't beneficial to either of their well-beings and decided to let him find a home that was better suited for him.

Cami is a 12-year-old, 11-pound Shih Tzu/Maltese mix. She has been a dearly loved dog and a wonderful companion since she was a puppy but her guardian is ill and can no longer care for her. Cami is super friendly with new people and if she barks when someone arrives to your house, it's just because she'd like some of their attention. She is a bit shy when first meeting new dogs but is friendly with pups of all sizes.

Cami enjoys the company of gentle kids and ignores any kitties in her home. She's just a well-behaved senior sweetheart looking for a loving place to call home. At night, she loves to cuddle with her person in bed but can also peacefully sleep in a crate.

Cami is used to being left home alone while you're out doing errands. She is house-trained, crate-trained and knows how to use puppy pads, if necessary. She walks great on a leash and even knows her basic commands!

Cami can't wait to meet her forever family. She will be an easy addition to any mellow home.

If you would like to meet Cami Shih Tzu, fill out our online adoption application.

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Tootsie is a loving 8-year-old, 20-pound Lhasa Apso mix who really deserves a second chance. She found herself at a shelter where the staff fell in love with her - she is the sweetest little roly-poly pup out there. She's stolen many more hearts since we rescued her! She's easy to handle and enjoys your attention more than anything in the world.

Tootsie has a wonderful personality despite the fact that she is blind due to some previous eye issues that went untreated. Since coming into our care, she has had a bi-lateral eye removal in case her damaged eyes were causing her any pain. She is now comfortable and happier than ever! Her vision impairment has no effect on how sweet she is - she'll just need a guardian who can look out for her and keep her safe. Blind dogs can be incredibly resilient! Tootsie also needs to lose a little bit of weight.

We will post more information about Tootsie as we get to know her better and she gets settled in a foster home.

Clarabelle
 
Clarabelle

Sponsored By: Kat

Clarabelle is a 7-year-old, 14-pound Terrier/Schnauzer mix. She came to POMDR from Monterey County Animal Services and the shelter staff had nothing but good things to say about her. She friendly with everyone she meets, although she can seem a bit shy at first. She would make for an amazing couch buddy and thoroughly enjoys nap time, but also enjoys walks! She would be quite content in your calm household, simply keeping you company throughout the day with a one or two walks a day. She walks nicely on leash.

Clarabelle gets along well with all the other dogs she has encountered, but she is not a playful girl and likes her space until she gets to know the dog. At night, Clarabelle likes to sleep on the bed under the covers with her person. She sleeps soundly all night long and isn't an early riser. She'll get up when you do. Clarabelle is house trained, but will need a refresher course in a new home, as most dogs to, as far as the schedule she needs to be on.

Clarabelle is fine with kitties and could easily live in a home with cats. She really thrives in a quiet home with patient, loving guardians.

Clarabelle has chronic skin allergies that will require on-going management with a hypo-allergenic diet and daily medication. With proper care her skin and coat are healthy and normal.

If you would like to meet Clarabelle, fill out our online adoption application.

Simpson
 
Simpson

Sponsored By: Kathy Prew

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Look at this handsome sweetie! Simpson is a 12-year-old, 60 pound Shepherd mix. Simpson is a mellow guy in need of a new loving family. He is great with other dogs and gets along well with the household kitties. He's also great around children. He's got a gorgeous face that will really melt your heart and a charming personality to match. He walks well on a leash and likes to sleep on the floor next to you at night.

Simpson is ready for some TLC. Aside from having mild arthritis and being a little hard of hearing, Simpson is a healthy, senior dog. He would be the ideal dog for someone who is retired or works from home, where he wouldn't be left behind very often. He loves his people SO much that he can become anxious when they are away.

Simpson's guardian is ill and a family friend has been caring for him, but she can't keep him permanently.

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Martini is a 5-year-old, 15 pound Cockapoo. Isn't she precious? She's a total sweetheart once she gets comfy with a new situation and warms up so quickly - she's pretty adorable and although she is a bit shy, she is good at making new friends. Martini is good with dogs of all sizes and might even be a little playful with the right pup. She's also good with gentle children. Martini is a very smart girl who is already house-trained, walks great on a leash and knows some basic commands.

She loves to cuddle with her person and will make a great snuggle buddy for someone. At night she either sleeps on the bed with you, or nearby on the floor or couch.

Martini's guardian could no longer care for her and she was taken in by a family member who's apartment does not allow pets. He just wanted to save her from being taken to a shelter - Martini now needs a new family to love her.

Cuddles Pom
 
Cuddles Pom

Sponsored By: Kelly Luker, Tracy Chappell

Cuddles is an 11-year-old, 8-pound Pomeranian. Living up to her name, she's at her happiest when cuddled by your side - or on your lap - where she can adore you up close. She may play shy at first, but she quickly warms up to people, whether they're part of the family or someone she's never met. And her fox-like looks and expressive eyes win over everyone she meets.

She thinks walks are okay, but she appreciates having a yard to do her business. Here's Cuddles' point of view: the closer she is to home, the better her chances of being near you. When you have to leave her alone, she's learning to wait for you in her crate, though it's not her favorite thing. When you return, expect joyful barks of hello to welcome you back. There's no one more important to Cuddles than you.

Cuddles came to us when her guardian could no longer care for her. We have a feeling she was the one and only dog in her previous life. She appreciates getting all your attention, so we think an adult household with no competition for affection might be best for her. That being said, she gets along pretty well with her foster dog siblings as long as they don't try to take her favorite spot on the couch.

If you would like to meet Cuddles Pom, fill out our online adoption application.

Rodney
 
Rodney

Sponsored By: Kelly Luker, Kalman Weinfeld, Manutech

Rodney is an 8-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua mix. Even after spending more than a month at a shelter, Rodney was still a happy-go-lucky dog when we met him. This little guy is so charming, the shelter staff fell in love with him. He doesn't get stressed out easily and is a very adaptable, handsome doggie.

He's great with new people and will happily let anyone pick him up to cuddle. From toddlers on up, Rodney is full of kisses and tail wags. He politely takes treats from your hand and is always relaxed and content when being handled. And toys? Oh boy, this fellow loves anything with stuffing. He's even been known to chase a tennis ball or two.

Rodney's up for the occasional walk, but he's in no hurry to get anywhere. Maybe that's because he's already where he wants to be - with you. When he needs to go outside for a potty break, he does a little dance and gives you lots of kisses to let you know. He responds well to basic commands and knows not to beg for food. His outside-the-home manners are impeccable, too. Rodney has passed the time with his foster at coffee shops and antique stores, charming everyone they met along the way.

He gets along with other dogs once the alpha has been established (whether that's Rodney or the other dog). He loves sleeping near you at night, and he hopes you forgive him for a little light snoring. It's what he does when he feels safe and loved.

It appears that Rodney has a minor heart murmur and cataracts, neither of which impact his perky personality. Rodney came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services where someone dropped him off after finding him as a stray.

If you would like to meet Rodney, fill out our online adoption application.

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Cookie is a 9-month-old Labrador/Husky mix. She's a big puppy, as most dogs her age are. She does well with other dogs and excitedly greets all new people. She would love to find a person to take her for hikes and help her burn off her youthful energy - luckily, she walks great on a leash. She even knows some basic commands! We think based on her personality, she would do better in a home without kitties, as she might chase them.

Cookie would adore a home where she gets lots of activity and gets to be your buddy. Like most dogs her age, she would benefit from taking an obedience course with you to learn some basic manners like not jumping (she is just SO happy to see you!).

Cookie was left with her guardian by a family member who didn't want to care for Cookie anymore. She's been looking after Cookie for months but she works two jobs and Cookie is being left home alone for 10-12 hours per day. She wants a better life for this sweet girl.

Dahlia is a 10-year-old, 12-pound adorable Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix. Dahlia just wants to be everyone's best friend! She adores being around her person and is happy to curl up in a loving lap. In the most precious way possible, she greets new people by prancing around in shy little circles, wagging her tail but overcome with curiosity about you. Once she meets you, she can't stop giving you little kisses! This dog is all wags and smiles.

Dahlia walks beautifully on the leash and would be the perfect companion for someone who likes to walk (or even jog!). She doesn't pull or cross in front of you while you're walking, she tends to just stroll by your side, matching your pace. She is inquisitive and friendly when she meets new dogs and would probably love another dog to play with in her forever family.

Dahlia is both house-trained and crate-trained. When left home alone, she has free range of the house and is a very good girl. She'll get excited when you return, but if you tell her to go lie on her bed she will and wait for your signal that you're ready for her to come back to you. She has learned to "sit" at her foster home, is eager to please and responds well to the word "no." She is also a quiet dog - her foster mama has only heard her bark twice! She's a happy passenger for rides in the car and would love to be your little sidekick.

Dahlia is just a sweet girl who watches you all the time with an expression that says, "please love me." She will make an amazing addition to a family where she can give you all of her love. We even think she would do well in a household with gentle children.

Dahlia came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

If you would like to meet Dahlia, fill out our online adoption application.

Leo Chow
 
Leo Chow

Sponsored By: Ginger and Foxy from their Moms Lorrie Grundy and Lucienne Allard, The Henney Hounds

Leo is a 10-year-old, 50-pound Chow Chow who is blind. This special guy appears to have spent his life outdoors, probably by himself. Now he's ready to come inside, relax, and get some TLC.

Once he gets oriented to his surroundings and feels comfortable, Leo is the most mellow dog you could meet. He's happy to be loved on by anyone, and he gets along with cats and dogs of all sizes. Leo's not big on playing - his favorite activities including settling down for a nap or slowly exploring the backyard on his own. Though he can't see, he's actually pretty independent as along as his guardian looks out for him and helps him adjust to new environments.

He does well when left home alone and is your laid-back companion when you're around. Leo is house-trained and uses a doggie door. He's good on-leash and loves to sniff things on short, slow walks. He thinks meeting other dogs at the dog park is pretty fun, though he tends to hide his excitement so he can retain his title of "most mellow." We think Leo would really enjoy having a safe yard space to cruise around in during the day.

Our vet found a mass on Leo's prostate and it is suspected to be a benign mass. After his neuter, it shrank (as the vet had hoped it would), and Leo's blood work indicates that he is currently a healthy dog. He is scheduled to have both of his eyes removed because they were at risk of rupturing. He's been blind for a very long time and we anticipate he will be relieved of some pain once the procedure is done.

If you would like to meet Leo Chow, fill out our online adoption application.

Millie Margaret
 
Millie Margaret

Sponsored By: Kelly Luker, Gail Webb

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Millie Margaret is a 10-year-old, 23-pound Welsh Corgi. Though she may be short in stature and on the small side for a Corgi, she's big on manners. We're not sure where Millie lived before finding her way to us, but wherever it was she was loved and well-trained. Her house manners are impeccable, and she has a gentle, sweet personality.

This girl quickly adapts to her surroundings and immediately feels like part of the family. She's currently sharing a home with a bossy Border Collie and a fussy MinPin-Chihuahua mix, and they all get along famously. Same goes for people - Millie loves everyone she meets. Her big, adoring eyes and kind disposition are hard to resist.

Millie minds her manners outside of the house as well. She does great on the leash and is laid back when meeting dogs and people on walks. She's generally a mellow gal, but she does have the occasional burst of energy to keep you on your toes. Millie's the kind of dog who will hang out with you all day but won't be high-maintenance. She's just happy for the company and ready to settle in with a new loving family. Her bags are packed!

Millie Margaret had mammary masses that were removed and biopsied. They did come back as carcinomas. She saw an oncologist and she said the margins were good and there is a 95% chance the cancer will not recur and she will live a normal life span. She is on an anti-inflammatory for life which helps with arthritis but also can help prevent cancer.

Millie Margaret came to POMDR from Monterey County Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.

Mickey
 
Mickey

Sponsored By: Prisila and Richard Johnson

Mickey is an 11-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua/Terrier mix. A precious little gal, she'll steal your heart with her quiet charm and sweet eyes that ask you to love her. Mickey is a bit shy when meeting new people, but she's always happy to be picked up and cuddled. She enjoys walks and is good on the leash. But be prepared to amble - Miss Mickey's tiny legs keep her from setting any speed records. If walks aren't your thing, no problem. Mickey is just fine going outside to go potty and coming right back in the house to be with you again.

She's both house-trained and potty pad-trained, so you don't have to worry about accidents. When she needs to go out, she walks to the door and makes a little noise to let you know she's ready. Mickey also knows some basic commands and is a good girl when you leave her alone, usually hopping into bed for a nap to patiently wait for your return. She's a lot of love packed into a tiny, well-behaved package.

Mickey gets along with other dogs her size, although she's not interested in playing. Cats are a little overwhelming for her, as is a loud household. In general, Mickey is very mellow with a low energy level, and she appreciates a similar environment.

Mickey's guardian became severely allergic to her and had to make the difficult decision to re-home her. She has been a loved companion her whole life and will be grateful to find another family to call her own.

If you would like to meet Mickey, fill out our online adoption application.

Midnight
 
Midnight

Sponsored By: Cindy Hutcherson, Judy LeRoy, Ken Pappas

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Midnight, also nicknamed "Noche," is an 11-year-old, 67-pound Black Labrador. This happy boy gets along well with all other dogs and currently lives with another Lab in his foster home. He's also great with new people, young and old, and is an all-around friendly guy who greets everyone with a wagging tail in hopes of getting a little love and affection.

He enjoys going for walks and is always on the hunt for things to sniff and a other dogs to greet. Like most Labs he's food motivated, so teaching him new tricks should be easy with the help of a tasty treat. His foster family has already conquered "sit" and "stay," but there's plenty more to teach. It's likely Noche spent most of his life as an outside dog, so his inside manners could use a little attention. Since he's so eager to please, progress should come quickly.

Noche adores being near his person and would love to be your new best bud. He's content to gnaw on bones or a tennis ball while you do your thing. It's obvious he was a good family dog in his past life, and he still has a lot of love to give. He'll happily ride in the car with you or lay near your feet. He's crate-trained and peacefully naps in his crate with the door open. His foster mama describes him as a mellow love bug. He's an all around good family dog.

Noche has met a few kitties and would probably do best in a cat-free home, as he thinks they're pretty fun to chase.

Noche came to POMDR from a Monterey County Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.

Stanley is an 11-year-old, 24-pound Cockapoo. He's a well-behaved boy who loves a trip to the beach or other outside destination. The highlight of Stanley's day is going on a walk with you. He's a good boy on his leash and friendly to the dogs and people he meets. He can easily walk over a mile by your side, but he doesn't require a super long walk.

He is very low maintenance and happy to be mellow and quiet by your side. Stanley waits patiently for you while you're gone and is completely house-trained, so you don't have to worry about leaving him home alone. He's great with new people, though he can be a little shy around very young children. Once he gets to know them, he's happy to be their best friend. He knows basic commands and will happily sit for a treat. He rides well in the car and is an all-around low-key dog.

Stanley has been a faithful companion his whole life, but his guardian moved into a nursing home and couldn't keep him. He is very loyal and loving with his person and will make someone a great buddy around the house and for walks.

If you would like to meet Stanley, fill out our online adoption application.

Lucky Poodle
 
Lucky Poodle

Sponsored By: Laura Poll, Queenie Von Hoff

FOSTER NEEDED - This dog needs a foster home. Fostering is a wonderful way to help dogs left behind find their forever homes. You may also want to foster as a way of finding the perfect match for your home if you are looking to add a dog to your family. For a complete list of dogs that need fostering click here.

Lucky is a 10-pound, 8-year-old Poodle mix. In a crowd, he's the laid back little dude who gets along with just about everyone - other dogs, children, and adults.

At home, he's content just hanging out in the pack, snuggling next to you or relaxing on his own with free range of the house. He likes car rides, too, where he's actually more comfortable if crated. Lucky doesn't have much to say except when he hears a siren, which causes him to bark and howl along until things quiet down again.

Lucky was bit by another dog a few years ago and suffered some nerve damage. Because of this, he doesn't take long walks and he can't jump very high, but he is happy doing short walks until he gets tired.

Lucky is housetrained but also does well being crated. When we first met him, he was badly in need of a haircut. He sat calmly for the groomer and came out looking like a brand new dog.

Lucky was surrendered to POMDR when his guardians were no longer able to care for him and he's adjusted well to his drastic life change. He's a sweet, sometimes shy, guy in need of a little love. He was adopted to an elderly lady a few months ago who can no longer care for him, so now he is up for adoption again.

If you would like to meet Lucky Poodle, fill out our online adoption application.

Jimmy James
 
Jimmy James

Sponsored By: Bruce and Kathryn Hermansen

Jimmy James, also known as "JJ," is a 10-year-old, 27-pound Poodle. Like many Poodles, he's playful and affectionate. He has great, goofy energy for a dog his age, and he loves going for walks so he can sniff and explore his surroundings. Being on a leash appears to be a new thing for JJ, and a gentle leader harness helps him stay focused. When he meets people along the way, he's learned to greet them politely instead of jumping on them. He would be a great companion for someone who enjoys the outdoors and would like a happy companion to join them.

He's currently living in a pack of pups at his foster home and getting along well with everybody. He is generally cautious with bigger dogs, but can think he is the "boss" of smaller dogs. When neighborhood cats stop by, JJ ignores them. He likes to pass the time chewing on toys but isn't one for playing fetch. He saves his energy for his daily walks. You can also take JJ with you - he's a good traveler in the car, happy to ride inside his crate. He is also a smart dog, and has already learned some basic commands including "come" and "sit."

JJ is a cuddly boy so be prepared to get your snuggling in with this pup. He's not completely house-trained, but he's getting there with loving support from his foster family.

Jimmy James came to POMDR when his guardian had to move to a small apartment that wasn't pet-friendly. He had been with his family since puppyhood and was a very loved companion. He's now in search of a new forever family who will give him lots of affection and cuddling.

If you would like to meet Jimmy James, fill out our online adoption application.

Lolly

Sponsored By: Jan Neal

Lolly is an 11-pound, 16-year-old Chihuahua. She is a confident, independent girl who seldom barks. At home she can be vocal when she knows her foster people are near and can't get to them, but is quiet if they are not nearby. She also lets out cute happy barks when playing. Don't underestimate this little girl, she has no problem keeping up with her foster family on 2.5-mile morning hikes!

Lolly basically ignores other dogs that she meets while walking, and other dogs and cats at her foster home, though she loves to cuddle up close on a bed with them. She loves to hang out near her foster mom and get petted, preferably on her lap or next to her on the couch. She plays with her foster mom with rope toys and fabric toys. She has a thin coat and gets cold, so a home with heat is important to her. She loves to burrow under the sheets and has trained her foster family to let her sleep with them (she's warm!).

Lolly came to us from Santa Cruz Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.

If you would like to meet Lolly, fill out our online adoption application.

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Snowflake is an 8-year-old, 19-pound Poodle mix. He's an incredibly sweet guy who came into the shelter as a stray. Snowflake would love the company of other dogs in his forever family. He arrived at the shelter a little matted and dirty, but now he's been groomed and looks like a new dog! One of Snowflake's favorite activities is receiving belly rubs - he is looking for a human that will happily accommodate his desire for scratches. He has charmed the staff at the shelter and been very easy for them to handle. He's an excellent lap dog and likes making the rounds, keeping everybody's lap warm.

Snowflake would do best with someone who is interested in doing an obedience course with him to give him a little more structure. He's a good boy but was never taught a few basic manners and would really benefit from having a "leader" in his life. He's already had one session with a trainer and was learning very quickly!

Snowflake came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.

Jerry

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Jerry is an 8-year-old, 10 pound Norfolk Terrier mix. He is a quiet, gentle dog and gets along fine with other dogs. He doesn't have much experience walking on the leash but is making progress. He calmly tolerates being groomed and treated by the vet staff and is learning to understand that humans are also petting him to show him love.

Jerry is looking for the perfect person to show him some kindness and affection and make him part of their "pack." He would love someone patient enough to teach him that the world is a safe place to be! This sweet soul really needs someone who understands that because of his turbulent past, he will never be a terribly outgoing boy and will have to become your friend over time, making gradual progress. He will sometimes approach his foster mama (a display of confidence that has taken time to achieve) and will even lick her hand. He just needs that special someone to be loyal to and trust.

Jerry arrived as a stray that was really in need of medical attention and grooming. He is being treated for skin issues that are responding well to medication. He has re-grown a considerable amount of his coat and is now looking very handsome!

Jerry came to POMDR from San Jose Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.

If you would like to meet Jerry, fill out our online adoption application.

Alfie Chi
 
Alfie Chi

Sponsored By: Susanna Furlonne, Gina Wolf, Maureen Bird

Alfie, also known as Quentin, is a 6-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua. This sweet-natured boy came to POMDR when his family was moving and could not take him along. Luckily, he's on the road to being a valued family member once again and will surely make someone a fantastic companion. He loves all people and has befriended everyone he has met in his foster home and at his foster mom's office. He does have a particular fondness for men, and we think he was best friends with the man in his previous home.

Alfie is good with other dogs of all sizes and currently living in a foster home with several other canine buddies. He even gets along well with cats and birds! He has met some gentle, quiet children and done well with them. Other than needing to gain a bit of weight, Alfie has been deemed healthy by the vet and is ready for his new life. He is easy to handle and enjoys being wrapped up in a blanket... can't you just see him curled up on your couch?

We will post new photos and information about Alfie as we get to know him better and he settles into his foster home.

If you would like to meet Alfie Chi, fill out our online adoption application.

Sammy is a 1-year-old, 10-pound Terrier mix. This ultra-cute pup enjoys being social and is quick to make friends of the two-legged or four-legged variety. He's a bundle of puppy energy, always ready to play with you or with other dogs. If he can't find a willing partner, he's happy to entertain himself. One of his favorite pastimes is throwing a ball on a rope up into the air. He also adores going on walks and sometimes nips at the leash in his excitement. Sammy is a good boy in the great wide open, politely greeting the people and dogs he meets.

He has lived with kids and would fit well into a family with respectful, gentle children. He's generally pretty quiet, but he will warn you when someone's at the door. He's been in the same room as a kitty and didn't quite know what to think of her. He wasn't aggressive so we think with a proper introduction and a bit of training he would learn to peacefully coexist with a cat. At night, he'd love to sleep right next to you or as close as he can get. He has a sweet, loving nature and just wants to enjoy your company.

Sammy is crate-trained and his foster mama has got him to the point of being reliably house-trained. In addition to walking well on the leash, Sammy also knows some basic commands. He's one smart cookie!

Sammy's guardian is terminally ill. She wants to make sure he finds a loving home, as she loves him very much. He is now in search of his forever family.

If you would like to meet Sammy Terrier, fill out our online adoption application.

Bosley is an 11-year-old, 14-pound Havanese/Poodle mix. When the leash comes out, the full-body wiggles start. Bosley loves going on his daily walk more than anything in life - there's just so much to sniff! And so many other dogs to politely greet! And so many people to be shy but friendly to!

At home, Bosley is a mellow guy who likes to spend his time exploring the backyard, hanging out with another laid back dog, or following you around the house. He's not a big cuddler by day, but at night he snuggles right next to you in bed. Fully house-trained, Bosley sleeps through until morning without needing to go potty. He knows basic commands and is respectful of cats, giving them a wide berth.

Bosley is pretty quiet - except when the leash comes out and he can't help but squeal in his excitement. Sometimes if another dog is barking he'll join in to be part of the action. We're not sure why, but loud noises scare him. If startled, he runs right to you, shaking and looking for comfort. He's such a sweetheart, it's a joy to make him feel safe and secure. He's a loyal dog who really falls in love with his person. And he's in great shape for a man of 11 years. Bosley has a lot of love left to give.

Bosley is a good, sweet boy whose guardian recently passed away. Her family members can no longer care for Bosley and he's now in search of his forever home.

If you would like to meet Bosley, fill out our online adoption application.

Mandy

Sponsored By: Trevor and Lindsey Gomes

Mandy is a 10-year-old, 35-pound Border Collie mix. Before entering our program, she spent her entire life living outside and sleeping in a garage. Because she did not leave her property, she has limited experience with the outside world and can be shy in new situations. She'll thrive with a gentle guardian who makes her feel safe, protected and loved and takes things slowly.

Mandy is in excellent health and is spry and active. Her days of living outside are long gone. She goes outside to potty but other than that she rarely goes outside on her own. What she really wants is to be where her person is. If that's outside, then she's happy to be outside. She's learning to walk well on a leash and loves the new scents she finds when out and about.

Mandy is fine with meeting and living with other dogs but does not interact with them much. Although she is a bit shy with strangers, she warms up to new people quickly. When other critters like raccoons, skunks and squirrels come around, Mandy's instincts kick in and she gives chase. She has also been known to chase cats when they are outside too. Otherwise, she's happy to quietly relax right next to you.

Now that Mandy is in a foster home, she's delighted at the wonders of a warm bed that's inside the house. No more garage for her! She's house-trained and can hold it for hours, so no worries about leaving her home alone. Even though this girl was very much on her own in her former life, Mandy has closely bonded to her foster parents. Her soulful eyes express how happy she is to be stroked and loved on and how grateful she is to be taken care of as an important member of the family. Now it's time to find her a permanent place where she can catch up on all the love she's missed.

Mandy came to POMDR when her guardians moved and were unable to take her along.

If you would like to meet Mandy, fill out our online adoption application.

Armand is a 10-year-old, 18-pound Poodle mix. He arrived at the shelter as a severely matted stray. After a grooming, this little guy is looking dapper and is ready for his second chance at life! Armand is a bit shy at first but then warms up and becomes a very affectionate boy. More than anything, Armand wants your attention - cuddling and scratches are his thing! He's a wonderful, mellow couch buddy if that's what you're in the mood for but is also a gentleman on the leash and delighted to accompany you for a saunter in the park.

Armand gets along well with other pets, although he loves your attention so much he can try to steal it from your other adoring companions! He would do just fine as an only dog (soaking up ALL of your love) but is currently peacefully living with another dog and two feline friends. He even tries to play with his Chihuahua house-mate.

Armand is house-trained and thrives on routine. If you're late for dinner, he'll be sure to gently remind you! He's gentle when taking treats. Because of his shy personality, his foster has focused on giving him lots of praise to help boost his confidence and he has made tons of progress. He's currently learning some basic commands with her and she says he will make someone a wonderful companion and be very bonded to his person. Can you give him the loving forever home he wants so badly?

Armand came to POMDR from Monterey County Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.

If you would like to meet Armand, fill out our online adoption application.

Scooter is a 9-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua mix. The first piece of feedback we received about him from one of our volunteers was, "Scooter should be called 'HAPPY'." He is exactly that! This adorable little dude has a great personality and loves to go for walks. You'll have a blast following his little wagging tail around your neighborhood as he sniffs everything and makes lots of friends - especially of the small dog variety.

He matches his energy to yours. Since he will want to follow you from room to room, you'll set the pace for Scooter's day. When you leave, he might make a little noise to let you know he's ready for your return. So why not take him with you? He loves riding in the car and wants to be close to you. Even at night... He'd really like it if you let him not only sleep on the bed but actually in it. Scooter is a burrower who prefers sleeping halfway down the bed with his head facing toward the foot. Maybe so he can be comforted that you're nearby and not leaving him.

Scooter has allergies that are still being determined and recently had two tumors removed during a dental procedure. Though we're waiting on the results, Scooter isn't worried. He just wants to know when you're coming to get him.

Scooter came to POMDR after being surrendered to a local shelter when his guardian could no longer care for him.

If you would like to meet Scooter Chi, fill out our online adoption application.

Maeby

Sponsored By: The Wishbone Pet Company

Maeby is a 7 pound, 6-year-old Chihuahua mix. She's a bit shy with new people but warms up quickly. She will walk up very slowly to a new person, but then allows them to pet her, and in turn she gives them kisses. She does the same with children.

Maeby is fine with meeting new dogs unless they are too rambunctious, in which case she worries. She walks very well on a leash in familiar places. In new or very busy places she can get spooked and try to pull to somewhere that looks safe. Her foster family is working on this.

Maeby can walk happily for miles, but at home she's very mellow, spending much of her time napping or sitting in laps. She gets along very well with the other dogs in her foster home. They don't play often but they hang out together. She overcame some initial nervousness with the household cats to the point where she now ignores them unless they are too persistent about pestering her.

She does some whining when left alone in an ex-pen or crate, but will settle down in about 15 minutes. She rarely barks, and usually will bark only one time if she does feel the need.

Maeby's foster mom reports: "Maeby's best trait is how affectionate she is. She is constantly doting on both my husband and I. She is also the best cuddle buddy anyone could ask for. She loves bed time and will fall asleep in your arms or right next to your head (she has her own pillow)."

One of our volunteers saw a couple trying to sell her in front of a store, so she inquired and found out they had found her. She was taken to the Watsonville shelter but no one reclaimed her so she is now with POMDR.

If you would like to meet Maeby, fill out our online adoption application.

Pepper Terrier
 
Pepper Terrier

Sponsored By: Mary Bock

Pepper, also known as Piper, is a 6-year-old, 14-pound Manchester Terrier mix. Pepper is a sweet girl with a wonderfully animated face and expressive ears. Before coming to POMDR, she was a favorite of the volunteers at the shelter and quickly stole their hearts. The same can be said about her foster family today. She's a total sweetheart.

She is a little shy at first but quickly warms ups to people, especially when treats are involved. Pepper also gets along great with the other dogs and is friendly to those she meets on her walks. She walks very nicely on leash, is house trained, and knows a few basic commands. Piper likes to ride in the car and is always up for an adventure - her foster family takes her to the beach and on hikes. She doesn't seem to have the prey drive that some terriers have, and she has not reacted to the cats in the neighborhood.

Pepper was clearly a well-loved member of a family. Who knows why such a sweet pup ended up at the shelter. Piper is looking for someone to be her forever companion. Can you give this girl her second chance?

Pepper was left in the night drop box at Hollister Animal Services before coming to POMDR.

If you would like to meet Pepper Terrier, fill out our online adoption application.

Timmy Spaniel Mix
 
Timmy Spaniel Mix

Sponsored By: LeRoy Brown

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Timmy is a lovely 10 year old, 15 pound Spaniel/Maltese mix. Timmy was adopted from POMDR in 2012 but sadly his guardian passed away this year and he is back in search of a forever home. He loves nothing more than to be with his person, following them around the house, hanging out to watch TV together and take small walks. One of his favorite things in life is to take a ride in the car. Just grab your keys and he'll race you to the door! Although he is not super playful he does love his stuffed "squirrels in a tree."

He does well meeting other dogs, but would prefer not to deal with puppy energy. Has greeted cats politely and even a horse! Although he is not a dog to hang out outside, he is use to using a doggy door to go in and out of the house to take care of business.

Timmy is fine around small polite children, but probably would not want to live with them. Stopping by for a visit would be just fine! He was very happy living with his older female guardian and would probably do best in a home that did not have a lot of commotion and high energy. If he comes to live with you don't forget the daily morning belly rubs!

Olivia
 
Olivia

Sponsored By: Gina Wolf, Susanna Furlone, Sharilyn Cabelera

We would like to introduce you to Olivia, an 8-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua mix. This super-sweet girl was picked as a stray and has a hard life, but her award-winning personality immediately charmed the shelter staff. She is looking for a home that can provide her with the love and care she deserves. Could this be you?

Olivia loves to be the center of attention, is very easy to handle, and is great on walks, in spite of having weakness in one of her legs (see below). She reacts well to newcomers, eager to greet both people and dogs. She will check them out, then moves along. She has a tendency to want to be the pack leader with her foster siblings, moving to the front of the pack on walks and also by helping them settle down around the house when the get too rambunctious. Olivia has a medium energy level and does not bark much, except the usual when we get home or the doorbell rings. We don't know yet about her reaction to children or cats.

Being very motivated by tasty treats, Olivia should be very easy to teach new things. Olivia loves her crate, and often relaxes there during the day. She stills needs some help with her bathroom habits, occasionally having accidents. With a little work and attention, she should do well since she is both treat-motivated and crate-trained.

Besides going for walks, Olivia loves to ride along in the car. Her foster parent says she is most happy as a constant companion, following her around or just settling down together and relaxing - for this reason we think it would be best for Olivia to go to a home where her person would be around most of the day. She loves to "be with" and will happily be your little shadow. She is especially fond of belly rubs! She doesn't appear to be very interested in toys.

Olivia is an overall wonderful companion for that special someone. She has been diagnosed with a unique bone condition common in humans, called osteopenia, which is the result of years of poor nutrition combined with bearing several litters of puppies. In order to support her puppies, Olivia's little body leached the minerals from her bones. We are happy to be able to offer Olivia the healthy diet she needs and deserves now, and is going to undergo treatment that should be able to improve her condition.

Olivia came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Shelter.

If you would like to meet Olivia, fill out our online adoption application.

Pinky is a sweet 7-year-old, 15-pound Chihuahua mix. Above all else, this girl is FRIENDLY! Her favorite pastime is giving you little kisses and hopping in your lap to remind you that she loves you. She's quite skilled at winning new hearts and gets along with all people, including kids. She also gets along great with other dogs too, with the exception of pups who want to play rough with her. She'll just let them know that she's the boss. Pinky has spent most of her days as an outdoor-only dog who is used to sleeping in the garage and is ready for her chance to come inside and join your family!

Pinky did just fine with the cat in her previous household. She is acclimated to being home alone and will be just fine while you're away at work. She is house trained.

She is currently enrolled in the UnChained program, which matches at risk youth with shelter dogs who can benefit from training to help make them more adoptable. So far Pinky has learned a lot - she knows sit, stay, down, come and can even do a bit of agility!

Pinky is a precious little girl who will even dance for treats! She is totally adorable and will happily follow you around the house - where you go, she goes! She hops right into the car and rides great (she's quite excited to be going somewhere with you). She likes toys and playing fetch - she returns the ball most of the time but when she doesn't, she rolls on top of it in her dog bed. Check out her video! She is just so cute.

Pinky came to POMDR after her guardian passed away suddenly.

If you would like to meet Pinky Chi, fill out our online adoption application.

Trooper
 
Trooper

Sponsored By: Sandra Waszak

Trooper is a 13-year-old, 19-pound Cattle Dog/Terrier mix. He's basically the perfect older dog- sweet, mellow and charming. He has that classic grey muzzle we all adore and big round eyes that make you want to love on him.

In a room full of dogs, Trooper is the laid-back elder statesman relaxing in the corner. He's not playful, but he calmly meets any size dog and is happy to wander around the yard at their side. He enjoys meeting new people, too, and will let anyone come up to give him a good scratch and a kiss. He also gets along with cats. Although his vision and hearing are impaired due to his age, he gets around just fine and has no problem being your little shadow as you walk around the house.

He walks fine on the leash, if not a bit slowly due to stiffness in his hindquarters, and would love to go for walks around the neighborhood with you. He rides fine in the car, minus a little nervous pacing. He'd probably do best with a doggie-seatbelt, since he can teeter around a bit during the ride.

You can teach an old dog new tricks as Trooper is currently being house-trained. He's not 100% yet, but he's getting there. When he's left home alone, he's happy to go in his crate or stay outside. In the evening, he puts himself to bed. This is an old fellow who's used to having to take care of himself. How wonderful it would be if he had someone to tuck him in at night and make him feel like part of the family.

Trooper came to POMDR from Monterey County Animal Services after being picked up as a stray in Prunedale.

If you would like to meet Trooper, fill out our online adoption application.

Levi

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Levi is a handsome 13-year-old, 80-pound Shepherd/Catahoula mix. This dog has lots of character - his absolute favorite activity is going for walks and his eyes light up when he sees you grab his leash. He's recently been losing weight and his walks are the highlight of his day. He thrives on routine, letting you know with a whimper and a whine that it's exactly his dinner time (his internal clock is spot on!). He'll also kindly let you know if you've taken his spot on the couch and stare at you until you show him to a place of equal or better comfort.

Levi gets along with everybody. He's great with other dogs, cats and people. He's not terribly playful with other dogs, preferring human attention and treats over socializing with other pups. He barks appropriately at people approaching the house or when the other dogs in his pack start the barking. He's great when meeting strangers, however, so once the person comes inside he's just fine.

Levi is house-trained and knows basic commands. He enjoys little treats (within his diet plan) and is a friendly boy who rides well in the car. He can have a nervous expression in new situations and would do best with the company of other calm canines.

If you'd like to see even more photos of Levi, check out his Tumblr page by clicking here.

Levi came to POMDR after his guardian passed away.

If you would like to meet Levi, fill out our online adoption application.

Lulu is a 9-year-old, 11-pound Chihuahua/Corgi mix. She's about as sweet as they come! Lulu settles in quickly to new environments and bonds with anyone who will give her some love. This little lady likes going for walks and does great on the leash - she's the perfect buddy for strolls around your neighborhood. Her favorite activity, however, is sleeping on her back in her bed or on a pillow. Can you handle that much cuteness in your life?!

Lulu is well-behaved and doesn't beg for food or attention. She barks at appropriate noises outside but quiets down quickly and is not a yappy dog. She's about as low maintenance as they come while still being very interactive and alert. Lulu's gorgeous coat is super soft and she enjoys being brushed. Handling this dog is just very easy and we think she will fit beautifully in to any calm household.

Riding in the car can make Lulu a bit nervous and she would probably do best in a home where she isn't expected to be a daily companion for car rides. She can do it, but she gets shaky and it's just not very fun for her. She's much better at being cuddled than being a passenger.

Lulu came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services after coming in as a stray.

If you would like to meet Lulu Chi Corgi, fill out our online adoption application.

Shorty and Patches
 
Shorty and Patches

Sponsored By: Linda, Twiggy and Zelda Lavoie

Shorty is a 12-year-old, 25-pound Dachshund/Hound mix. Patches is his best friend and she is a 13-year-old, 33-pound Queensland Heeler. Shorty is a mellow guy who is very sweet with all people. He has a charming, calm personality. He really enjoys walking on a leash and loves stopping to smell the green grass. He's even going on short hikes! Shorty loves meeting new people and is a happy-go-lucky boy. He gets along well with other dogs and is well-behaved. He loves being petted and will give little kisses to tell you he's happy being around you.

Patches is also a wonderful dog and has a quiet, calm demeanor. Patches also does well on a leash. She tested positive for heart worm and thanks to the loving care of her foster mama, she has completed treatment and is doing well. On her walks, she loves stopping to sniff all the wonderful smells. The pleasure she gets from this is infectious! She likes all new people she meets but especially those folks who are extra nice to her.

It's possible that in her past life someone wasn't terribly kind to her but she is working on trusting everyone and believing that her new family will love her unconditionally. She is happy to accept scratches behind her ears and will walk up to anyone to say "hi." Patches is mostly deaf and has mild arthritis in her hips but has a very gentle loving soul. Patches and Shorty tend to stick together and are very bonded.

Their foster mom has four dogs, two cats AND two goats! Patches gets along fine with everyone but is not particularly playful. Shorty on the other hand has attempted to play with his canine housemate to no avail! Patches LOVES her food and would prefer to eat separately so she doesn't have to worry about extra pairs of eyes watching her eat.

Both dogs are both free to roam the house and are not destructive. They know how to let themselves outside and Shorty is house-trained. Patches is working on a small incontinence issue and has infrequent accidents. She's working hard to become completely house-trained and with the right compassionate guardian, she will achieve this.

This duo does fine when left home alone, although they may whimper for a bit, they quickly settle down and wait for you to return. They are mostly quiet dogs who only get vocal when they are reminding you it's time for "grub!"

Shorty and Patches came to POMDR when their guardian passed away and no one in the family was able to care for the dogs.

If you would like to meet Shorty and Patches, fill out our online adoption application.

Scotty
 
Scotty

Sponsored By: Alex K. and Jessica R. in memory of their rescue dogs

Scotty is a 1-year-old, 12-pound Yorkiepoo. This fun lovin', adorable pup is just looking for someone who wants to throw his toys for him and then cuddle up for a nap. He is great when meeting new people and is incredibly friendly and loving. He likes being held, but just for a short while, then he's parading around again. Scotty loves to play with stuffed toys! They're his favorite.

Scotty gets along beautifully with other dogs and would love the company of a dog who wants to play with him. He came from a family with lots of kids around and does great with children of all ages (but he particularly likes giving kisses to babies). He can be too playful with kitties, but he doesn't have poor intentions and generally won't chase them.

Scotty is house-trained and walks well on a leash if he's in a harness. When he sees other dogs and people along the way, he pulls a little in his excitement to make a new friend. Going for car rides is fun, too, especially if he can occasionally sit on the driver's lap. He will sleep on his dog bed, but isn't opposed to sneaking under your covers and cuddling with you.

Scotty suffers from severe skin allergies. He needs to be on prescription dog food and have medicated baths to alleviate his itchy skin. He is currently in the process of growing his hair back and we hope someday he will have a healthy, full coat.

Scotty was surrendered to POMDR by his guardian who felt she was unable to care for his special medical needs.

If you would like to meet Scotty, fill out our online adoption application.

Layla

Sponsored By: Susan Littlefield Haines, R. Bethke, Mary Koch in memory of Shahin Anable

Layla is a 1-year-old, 40-pound Persian Sarabi/Shepherd mix. She's an absolute sweetheart who enjoys greeting every person and dog she sees. Layla is both curious and gentle, which is miraculous after the traveling and adapting she has done in her short life.

Layla is a special needs dog. She came to us from a rescue group in Iran after being found with a crushed spine. Layla gets around well considering she uses her front legs to pull herself forward; her two hind legs don't work due to her injury. Layla is currently in physical therapy where she's learning to use a wheeled harness as her back legs. She loves her wheels and races around the dog park when she's wearing them. She gets a lot of attention from everyone, people and dogs alike, and she loves it! Then, when it's time to go, she comes when you call her name.

Layla would do best in a home with another dog. She spent her first few months in a pack of dogs at the shelter in Iran and appreciates having company, especially when you leave. If she's left without a doggie companion, she's vocal about it.

This sweet girl has a big heart and needs someone who has a heart just as big. Due to her injury, she doesn't always know when it's time to go outside. Frequent potty trips and an alert person seem to work best.

Layla is a fabulous, sweet girl who has thrived in the loving care of her foster guardian and will be a wonderful addition to someone's family.

If you would like to meet Layla, fill out our online adoption application.

Princess II
 
Princess II

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Princess is an 8-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua mix. She can be a little shy when first meeting someone, but she warms up quickly and happily accepts petting and cuddles. Princess enjoys human company and is good with both adults and kids. She is friendly with other dogs and knows how to be polite when making new canine friends, although she's not very playful. She gets along well with cats and has lived with several in the past.

She loves her daily walks. When you get her harness out, she's ready to go-go-go. And she's got great endurance, regularly going for 45-minutes walks with plenty of pep in her step. Princess likes to entertain herself with a soft squeaky toy, and she'll entertain you when it's dinner time. She loves to eat and is vocal about it.

Princess is house-trained, and she behaves when left home alone. When you're together, she loves to cuddle right next to you. You can tell this girl was well loved by her guardian, who recently passed, and she's ready to find her new loving family.

Princess came to POMDR after she was taken in by a family member who already has several other pets and was unable to care for Princess permanently.

If you would like to meet Princess II, fill out our online adoption application.

Dixie

Sponsored By: Manutech Mfg., Duke Bartholomew

Dixie is a 23 pound, 11-year-old cuddly Cockapoo. She is a peppy little senior gal that loves attention and really thrives on human contact. She is on the timid side when meeting new people; she takes her time and then slowly warms up to them. Dixie's sight is impaired which may explain her timidity.

Dixie is intrigued by cats and would love to have a cat friend in her life if possible. She has lived with dogs, too, and would be fine as an only dog or part of a pack. She hasn't shown interest in toys.

When walking on a leash, she doesn't pull, but she wanders in all directions. She never runs unless encouraged to do so. When she gets excited in the house, she does have accidents. This can likely be corrected with training. She whines a little when separated from her foster, but quiets down eventually.

Her foster mom says "Dixie loves to take car trips. She doesn't act her age. Minus the cataracts, you wouldn't know she was about 12. She acts younger -- bouncy, and happy!"

Dixie has multiple health issues that need ongoing attention. She is on daily eye medication, but only sees the ophthalmologist every six months. She has chronic ear and skin issues and is under the care of a dermatologist. She has environmental allergies and takes daily medication to help keep her skin and ears healthy and needs weekly medicated baths.

She also has low thyroid and is on a thyroid medication and needs to have her thyroid levels checked every 4-6 months. She is looking for a devoted adopter who isn't bothered by her special needs. Dixie came to us as a stray from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Dixie, fill out our online adoption application.

Tiny Jonathan
 
Tiny Jonathan

Sponsored By: Sharilyn Cabelera

Tiny Jonathan is a 6 pound, 6-year-old Chihuahua. He does great when meeting dogs, politely sniffing. He has been around both large and small dogs without a problem. He may try to chase a cat, but can also sit calmly next to a kitty. He can definitely be trained to live with the right cat. He walks nicely on a leash and can walk for at least a half hour at a time. He is house-trained.

He loves to be held, cuddled, and have his belly rubbed. He also likes to go for walks and is reasonably active at home, but he certainly enjoys his naps on your lap or in a cozy dog bed. He likes playing gently with small plush dog toys. He likes to sit in the sunshine and watch what is going on around him. He enjoys riding in the car.

Tiny is on a bland diet and medication for a sensitive stomach, but does well with the right food and meds.

Tiny Jonathan came to us from Salinas Animal Services after coming in as a stray.

If you would like to meet Tiny Jonathan, fill out our online adoption application.

Yoda Chi/Greyhound
 
Yoda Chi/Greyhound

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Yoda is an 8-year-old, 11-pound Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua mix. He has a very sweet temperament and is easy to get along with. He'll go out of his way to get your attention and affection - cuddling on the couch is one of his favorite activities. He also enjoys going for walks, and, though he's no spring chicken, he still has a lot of pep in his step. Occasionally, he's even up for a short run if you are.

He's a very friendly, housetrained guy who gets along well with other dogs and cats, but he most enjoys just being with his person. When you leave, he might whine a bit but quickly settles down and patiently waits for your return. If you take him with you, he's a good traveling companion in your car. Ultimately, Yoda would make someone a great lap dog.

Yoda was found under a bridge in Salinas and went to the Salinas shelter as a stray before coming to POMDR.

If you would like to meet Yoda Chi/Greyhound, fill out our online adoption application.

Barney
 
Barney

Sponsored By: Alice Catania, Linda Wallace, Renate Griffin, Kelsey Peckinpah, Thomas Ponleithner, Kim Summers, Cheri Whipp, Patsy Volpe & Mel Beechman, Beverly Sanford, Valerie Fern, Alexandra Benjamin, in memory of Oakley, Jan Albin, Leslie McGee, Debbie Marrs, Jamilynn Willaman, FW Coleman IV, Janet Greely, Lois Hansen, Cheri Hitchcock, Janice Christian, Leslie Simon-Plumlee, Carol George, in memory of beloved Zeno,Sheila Keith, Lawrence Rosenberg, Judy LeRoy, Kathleen Henney and her hounds, Eva Matthews, Virginia Lange, Cindy Hutcherson, Nancy Stacey, Ken Pappas, Kim Barber, Christine Kondo-Lister, Mary Bock, Barbara Weigel, Cynthia Wilson, Betty for Barney, Janet Greeley

Barney is an 8-year-old, 71-pound Labrador/Shepherd/Chow mix. This boy has a simple mission in life: to love and be loved. He's a joyful dog who adores getting attention - and then giving it right back. He has a big smile on his face for everyone he meets.

He walks well on a leash and likes to run and play with other dogs his size. Barney gets along famously with his foster brother and sister, Mortis and Layla, and they have great fun hanging out together. Sometimes he gets overly excited around small dogs and cats, but he's generally a gentleman. He hasn't shown interest in toys, but he does very much like bones.

Barney is overjoyed to ride in the car. When he goes outside, he immediately runs to the car hoping you're off on an adventure. He loves to stick his nose out the window and smell the air. At home, he likes to stay in the house and keep you company. When you come home from work or running an errand, Barney greets you with little yelps of "you're back! you're back!" joy.

Barney had surgery in March 2015 to remove an anal sac tumor and a lymph node. The cancer is now gone, but there's a chance it may return. Barney has been cancer free for a whole year and is happy and healthy so far.

Barney came to us from Sammie's Friends Rescue in Grass Valley, where he'd been for nine months. He was passed up for adoption over and over because of his age, but he's still a vital presence with a lot of love to give.

If you would like to meet Barney, fill out our online adoption application.

Gizmo

Sponsored By: Catherine Burns, Manteca, Consuelo Streett

Gizmo is a 13 pounds, 11-year-old Terrier/Poodle mix. He is hearing impaired, but has excellent vision. He is an excellent little walker as long as you allow him ample time for thorough sniffing.

Other dogs don't interest Gizmo much; occasionally he'll wag his tail and sniff a little, but more often he just ignores them. He similarly isn't too interested in new people. He's in his own little world. However, he is always sweet when someone engages him. He is just a nice guy through and through.

He is very mellow with funny small spurts of enthusiasm. He will randomly saunter over to a toy (or sock), pick it up, throw it in the air, spin in a circle, and then look for it. He'll do this about three times, then it's back to sleep. He has been showing more energy as he gets good medical care and love in his foster home, so he will probably become more energetic than he currently is, but he will probably always be a mellow dog.

He is currently living with a large dog. When left home by himself, Gizmo will whine until his foster mom returns. But he doesn't seem to whine at all when left home with the other dog. So though he appears apathetic about other dogs, it seems that he can enjoy their company. Gizmo is crate trained and after some training has gotten to be house trained at his foster home. This training might need to be repeated for a new situation.

Gizmo was picked up as a skinny stray with skin issues and a cough. Although there were two phone numbers on his collar, neither party claimed him when contacted. He's now in a loving foster home and getting good health care so he's on his way to a happier life.

If you would like to meet Gizmo, fill out our online adoption application.

Stewart
 
Stewart

Sponsored By: John Click, in honor of Joe Buck

Stewart is a 10 pound, 11-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix. He's a mellow old gentleman who enjoys the company of other dogs and people. He can be a little shy when first meeting someone, but is curious and soon wants attention. He walks very well on a leash, politely sniffing dogs that he meets. He's happy to be carried, also. Stewart rarely if ever barks or whines.

Stewart does very well in the car. His preferred position is in a passenger's lap. He enjoys looking out the windows too. At home he is calm and quiet and will follow you around both inside and outside when he's not enjoying a nap. He doesn't seem to be interested in toys. He would do great living with other dogs.

Stewart is house trained and very easy to deal with.

Stewart came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services after coming in as a stray.

If you would like to meet Stewart, fill out our online adoption application.

Bogie

Sponsored By: Susan Creveling

Bogie is an Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix weighing 11 pounds. The vet estimates him to be 5 years old even though his face "looks older". He's an active, friendly guy with a great smile. He is great with all people, including children.

Bogie is really into his toys: he will toss a toy for himself, and chew on squeaky toys, and wrestle with Kong toys. He loves to zoom around and play with his toys. He likes to curl up in a dog bed with all his toys around him.

Bogie has a good amount of energy and benefits from good long walks. He can walk nicely on the leash, but he does react to some dogs walking by. He can be calm and interested, or excited and barking. Not sure why yet what makes the difference. He could benefit from more training to help with his manners with other dogs. He would probably do best as an only dog or with a mellow female dog. And he would like to live in a home that has a yard for him to explore.

Bogie came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services where he came in as a stray

If you would like to meet Bogie, fill out our online adoption application.

Dundee
 
Dundee

Sponsored By: Jasper, Grady & Jem

Dundee is a 15 pound, 16-year-old toy Australian Shepherd mix. He is a happy, friendly, mellow dog who gets along great with people and other dogs. He is a snuggler who loves affection from everyone. He spends much of his time sleeping, preferably on a comfy bed near you. He enjoys going for slow walks where he can sniff and sniff, but he doesn't need a long walk.

Dundee lost most of his vision due to glaucoma. He needs eye drops a few times a day and he is on an inexpensive thyroid medication. He has adjusted well to life with limited sight.

Dundee is great with other dogs, but of course needs to be with dogs who are tolerant if he accidentally bumps into them. He is a very clever dog and quickly learns to navigate in new surroundings. He's a beautiful, affectionate little dog who deserves a comfortable, loving home.

Dundee came to POMDR from the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. Due to his age and impaired vision he was not a candidate for adoption there.

If you would like to meet Dundee, fill out our online adoption application.

Chester

Sponsored By: Teddy, Itsey & Minnie

Chester is an 8 pound, 14-year-old Chihuahua mix. He likes going for walks and gets very attached to his caretaker. He loves to sit on his person's lap or to cuddle up in a nearby dog bed. He can be overly protective around some people and some dogs, however, and needs a person who will provide leadership.

Chester takes an inexpensive thyroid medication which he will need lifelong. He would like a loving quiet home to feel safe and loved and experience the simple joys of being a senior citizen.

Chester came to us from the Hollister Animal Shelter after coming in as a stray.

If you would like to meet Chester, fill out our online adoption application.

Hannah Boxer
 
Hannah Boxer

Sponsored By: Betty and Ariel

Hannah is an 88 pound, 13-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. She has a lovely temperament - very gentle and sweet with people. She will give one bark and respond excitedly once greeted. She loves kids and can easily be walked by one. And what a great old dog face!

Hannah is house broken and knows how to use a doggie door. She sleeps very well in her kennel all night long, with no fuss. She loves walks and she loves to play fetch for as long as you will throw the ball. She knows her name, comes when called, sits, and shakes.

Her foster mom says: "She has this loving, curious face that you are powerless to just walk by without petting. She listens extremely well ... sit, stay, lay down, come, and her name. She has put in her time and now deserves the best home possible. If she lives for two days or two years, you would be lucky to have had her in your life."

She is a little nervous about other dogs. She might prefer to live in a home where she's the only dog although she is being fostered in a home with two other dogs. She does chase cats.

Hannah has had several mast cell tumors removed and has several smaller ones that may need to be removed in the future. These tumors will most likely be an ongoing issue for her for the rest of her life.

Hannah came to us from a local shelter after her guardian surrendered her when he could no longer care for her.

If you would like to meet Hannah Boxer, fill out our online adoption application.

Troy

Sponsored By: John Click

Troy is a 10 pound, 8-year-old Chihuahua mix. He is friendly and confident with people that he knows. He has a lively personality, but also sleeps a lot when by himself, so he's not "always on". He is a little leery of some men, but not all. After perhaps some initial barking, he is often disinterested in new people, though sometimes stays around them for a while looking for attention.

Troy bonds really closely to his person and is happiest when he is with them. He would probably be happiest in a home where he was the only dog so he could get as much attention as possible. He is very dependent and adoring. He loves his walks and he loves curling up on his person's lap.

Troy tends to bark at new dogs, particularly large ones, and stay away from them. However, his fellow foster dog is a polite sniffer, and Troy is starting to follow his lead. At home he doesn't play with his fellow dog, but he does like to goof around with his foster mom. He doesn't seem interested in toys. He has chased cats in the past, but is quickly learning to leave them alone.

Troy walks nicely on a leash, with a little weaving back and forth to find the best smells. He is used to riding in a crate in the car, and he's fine with that. He's also happy to stand watch or nap in the car, though he occasionally gets car sick. He likes having a blanket or sheet to chew on, and might choose a human clothing item should he find one lying around. He is happy to sleep in a crate, or in your bed. He sleeps the night through until his foster mom wakes up, no matter the hour or the previous day's activity.

Troy lived at a dog sanctuary for several years until the 90-year-old founder of the sanctuary passed away.

If you would like to meet Troy, fill out our online adoption application.

Princess
 
Princess

Sponsored By: Ann Rose

Princess is an 11 pound, 10-year-old Chihuahua mix. She is a sweet girl who enjoys meeting new people, likes to have her tummy rubbed, and loves to snuggle. She enjoys moderately long walks, and is generally mellow at home, though she does partake in some rambunctious play with plush toys. She's happy to ride in the back of a car or on a passenger's lap.

Princess can be wary when meeting new dogs, but once she gets to know other dogs she likes to play and snuggle with them. She'd be happy as an only pooch or would fit into a pack of dogs. She ignores cats.

Princess has adorable white markings down her back and has white "socks" on with little tan speckles. She is a sweet little gal who will make someone a nice companion.

Princess was adopted in 2011 from POMDR, but one of her guardians passed away and the surviving spouse can no longer care for her.

If you would like to meet Princess, fill out our online adoption application.



All of our adoptable dogs are cared for in quality loving foster homes. Each of our foster homes must meet exceptional standards of care for the dogs they foster and the highest levels of professionalism in all aspects of their volunteer work. Each dog in our program receives a thorough veterinary exam upon intake. The senior dogs also get a senior blood panel and in many cases a dental cleaning and any necessary extractions.

All adopters must agree to a home visit and annual visits throughout the life of the dog in order to adopt one of the dogs entrusted to our care. We do appreciate your willingness to open your heart and your home to a dog in need of a permanent family. We take our role of placing dogs in a new home very seriously and do everything we can to ensure the dogs we place are well cared for throughout their lives.

Often senior dogs make the most grateful companions. They are typically already house broken, know basic commands, need only minimal to moderate exercise, and are content to be safe in a loving home taking a much deserved nap in a peaceful environment. Whether you adopt a senior dog or a younger dog we thank you for helping to save a life!

You may also want to check out animals available for adoption at Animal Friends Rescue Project, Salinas Animal Services, Monterey County Animal Services, the Santa Cruz SPCA, Santa Cruz Animal Services, the SPCA of Monterey County, the Senior Dogs Project, Muttville, Old Dog Haven, and NORCAL Golden Retriever Rescue. Click here for a list of national adoption websites.