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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 718-9122
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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.


Smitty is a 10-year-old, 7 pound Poodle mix and he's just a sweet old guy. He was picked up as a stray by a good samaritan and was incredibly easy to handle. He does well with other dogs and was perfect for his temperament evaluation at the shelter. He's ready for his second chance at having a great life.

Smitty is great with other dogs of all sizes and has a totally charming personality. He greets everyone with a loving demeanor and will happily jump up on your knee to solicit some petting. Don't let that fluffy coat fool you - this little guy could use some good nutrition to gain a little weight!

Smitty came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter. We will post more information about him as we get to know him better and he gets comfortable in a foster home.

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

Sasha Bee
 
Sasha Bee

Sponsored By: Lina and Ashton-Marie

Sasha Bee is an 8-year-old, 9 pound Maltese. She is a loving and caring dog who is house-trained, crate-trained and walks great on a leash. She loves cuddling, playing and sitting with her person.

When Sasha Bee first meets a new dog, she can bark a bit but settles down once she gets to know them. She has the same response to kitties and it's possible she'd be okay in a home with a dog-savvy cat. She's both shy and playful, so when she meets a new person it takes her a minute to get comfy - once she does, she's very social. She also enjoys the company of gentle children.

Sasha Bee is a well-behaved girl when she's left at home. She even knows some basic commands. At night she sleeps either in a kennel or with her guardian. She's been a loved dog her whole life but unfortunately her guardian had to move into housing that does not allow pets.

If you would like to meet Sasha Bee, 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.

Gertie is a 7-year-old, 17 pound Chihuahua mix. Gertie is a dearly loved little companion whose senior guardians are going into assisted living and will no longer be able to keep her. She is great with all other dogs and ignores the cats she has met. She can even be playful with the canine friend. When meeting new people she is super friendly and she has been described as a dog who adapts well to new situations.

Gertie would fit in with just about anyone, as she is fine being the only dog and also does well as a member of the pack. She is house-trained (especially when she has a regular schedule for potty breaks). People who meet her have nothing but good things to say. She is a little overweight and would do well with a guardian who can help her shed a few pounds.

We will post more information about sweet Gertie as we get to know her better.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - These dogs need 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.

Bubba and Kricket Bell are an adorable mother-son Yorkie duo. Bubba is a 7-year-old, 20 pound Yorkie and Kricket Bell is his 9-year-old, 8 pound mother. They've been together forever and have been loved family members. Both of these dogs are house-trained, walk great on a leash and know some basic commands.

Bubba and Kricket Bell are shy when meeting strangers and will bark, but quickly settle down once they know you're a friend. They get along well with other dogs of all sizes. Bubba is accustomed to having Kricket's company and prefers not to be left completely alone without her around. Both of the sweethearts like to sleep in bed with their person.

Bubba and Kricket Bell's guardians are moving and will be unable to take the dogs along with them. We would love for these two to stay together.

If you would like to meet Bubba and Kricket Bell, 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.

This is Mu Shu (pronounced Moo-shoo)! This 13-year-old, 12 pound Schnauzer mix is such a wonderful boy - he is house-trained, crate-trained and adores going for walks. He gets excited when the leash comes out and enthusiastically sniffs his surroundings. He is good on the leash.

Mu Shu's tail is always wagging! Regardless of the people, dogs or cats around him - he's a happy camper. He has even done well meeting gentle children. At night, he slept faithfully next to his previous guardian's bed in his own little dog bed. Mu Shu even knows a few basic commands. He's a quiet guy who doesn't bark much or complain often.

Sadly, his guardian's health has been deteriorating and this sweet boy has been in boarding with his groomer for several months during this process. Mu Shu is now being surrendered to POMDR to find the perfect, loving family for to spend the rest of his days with. Mu Shu is an extra-special dog - he is POMDR's 1,000th rescue!

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.

Canelo is a 4-year-old, 13 pound Terrier mix who is a loving boy and very easy to handle. He gets along well with other dogs and has been living with a canine companion for most of his life - he's happy to socialize with dogs of any size. He's really enjoys affection and has the most charming little trot. Canelo really knows how to strut his stuff!

He has spent a lot of his years as an outdoor only dog, being passed around between family members before finally being surrendered to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. He came to us suffering from some untreated skin issues and we thought he was a senior gentleman. Now that he's getting healthier and blossoming, the vet estimated his age to be much younger than we anticipated! Everyone who has met him has been smitten with this little guy.

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

If you would like to meet Canelo, 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.

Belle is a very sweet, people-oriented 12-year-old, 16 pound Terrier mix. More than anything, Belle loves cuddling with people. Even though she is mostly blind, she will lovingly lick the air until she makes contact with your chin (at which point she starts excitedly giving you kisses). She's pretty precious. Her vision is very impaired, meaning that meeting new dogs can really startle her. If they bump into her, or vice versa, she reacts in fear and starts a scuffle. For this reason, we think the happiest scenario for sweet Belle is one where she is the center of your attention and the only dog in the home.

Belle navigates her surroundings with caution but with surprising ease and enthusiasm! She enjoys investigating the yard and walks well on the leash. She's incredibly easy to handle and enjoys being picked up. Belle is excited to go for car rides but because of her vision impairment it's probably best she rides in a crate.

Belle spent her previous years as an outdoor dog, being passed around between family members. She was picked up as a stray recently and they made the decision to surrender her to Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

We will post more photos and information about Belle as we get to know her better and she gets some TLC in one of our foster homes.

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

Elsa is a 16-week-old Chihuahua mix puppy. She is a happy, sweet, playful little girl who will probably weigh less than 10 pounds as an adult. Elsa's perfect adopter will have the time and patience to raise a puppy and help socialize her with the big world. Because of her incredibly small size, she will not be adopted out to a home with small children. She has been in our loving foster care since she was four weeks old and is blossoming into a wonderful dog who gets along great with other dogs and cats.

Elsa's mother, Lucky, is also looking for her forever home through POMDR. Lucky had to have an emergency hysterectomy after giving birth to her puppies and was unable to nurse them. They are now old enough to find loving families!

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

Bear is a 4-year-old, 37 pound Poodle mix. He came to us when his homeless guardian, who was also suffering from medical issues, had to move to out of state and could not take Bear along. He's incredibly overweight and in need of some TLC.

Bear is a great little dog. He can be playful with the right pups and everyone who has met him has nothing but good things to say. When he meets a new person, he's a wagging, smiling boy who is quick to flip on his back for a belly rub. He is house-trained and walks well on a leash. He is a loving dog who enjoys sleeping near his person, on the floor nearby.

Bear was able to peacefully co-exist with cats at some point in his life, but we think they might make him nervous. It's possible that he would be fine in a home with a dog-savvy kitty.

We will post more photos and information about Bear when he gets settled in a foster home.

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

Emmet is a 6-year-old, 25 pound Cocker Spaniel mix. He's a very good boy who really stole the hearts of the shelter staff after being picked up as a stray. His previous guardian was contacted but chose to surrender him to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. He's a wonderful dog and we're grateful to be able to offer him a second chance.

Emmet is suffering from untreated skin allergies and is being treated by a vet to get him as happy and healthy as possible. We believe he may have just been dealing with unaddressed food allergies and he has been healing wonderfully with some TLC and special food from his foster home.

We will post more photos and information about sweet Emmet as he gets settled into his foster home.

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

Sheldon
 
Sheldon

Sponsored By: Jen Paddack-Hyde

Sheldon may be mostly blind and mostly deaf but you'd never know it by the way this 9-year-old, 14 pound Chihuahua navigates the world! He uses his nose not only to smell his way around, but to test the depths of things. If it's unfamiliar territory, he will poke his nose over edges; if it doesn't touch bottom, he moves on. He is equally phenomenal on off-leash walks and will reliably follow his person by smell.

Sheldon is an incredibly "easy keeper." He is affectionate but not needy and will happily find a bed or a sunny spot to spend some quality solo time. That's not to say he doesn't need or want attention. He will occasionally have periods of celebratory barking, telling you how glad he is you're home, how excited he is that it's mealtime, that he's ready for a little snuggle, or simply that he's happy to be alive. They aren't frequent and don't last long - we find them comical and a good reminder to enjoy every minute.

Sheldon's foster home includes 3 other small dogs and a medium sized pittie and he coexists perfectly with all of them. He has been just as accepting and diplomatic when meeting other dogs out in the world. He is curious but not obsessed and could live equally well in a home with or without canine companions. He has not been around cats that we know of but our guess is that he will extend his easy going approach to all living things to them, as well.

Sheldon started out marking in the house, most likely never having had the privilege of being an indoor dog. It didn't take long for him to learn the ropes in that department, another way in which he's wowed and impressed us. Given access to the outdoors, he will happily find his way to the yard to do his business. He easily navigates the few steps from deck to yard on his way back up but prefers a ramp on the way down, not because of physical issues, but because he's not quite sure how to gauge the height of each step from the top. At mealtime, he will occasionally take all the steps in one Superman leap out of sheer excitement.

It's not just propaganda when we say that Sheldon's adopters will be blessed to have this guy in their lives. Sheldon came to POMDR from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

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

Frannie is a 12-year-old, 7-pound Shih Tzu mix. Though small, she isn't your typical lap dog. This independent lady likes to be on her feet, exploring her space and doing her own thing. Scratches are always welcome, of course. So are treats. Although she's missing some of the lower portion of her jaw due to an old fracture and years of neglected dental issues, it doesn't affect her appetite or ability to eat. It does result in her little tongue hanging out, but that's pretty endearing.

It takes her extra time to eat her meals, so she appreciates being apart from other dogs who might want to help her finish her food. The rest of the time, she loves having doggie company. Frannie goes from laid-back and quiet to full of energy, depending on the environment. When around a younger dog, she's quick to play. When left home alone, she spends her time napping. At night, she's comfortable using a doggie door or pad on the floor to do her business.

Frannie loves walks and waits patiently while you put her harness on. She rides well in the car, happy to curl up or watch the scenery out the window. She readily greets all new people and, if she really likes you, flops on her back asking for belly rubs. She's charismatic, funny, friendly, and a fast learner. At the recent Good Old Days event, Frannie was the star of the show. She pranced around for three hours straight and posed for many selfies. She even walked well in the crowd and let babies in strollers pet her.

Frannie came to us from the Santa Cruz Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray.

If you would like to meet Frannie, 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.

Simba is an 12-year-old, 9-pound Shih Tzu. We aren't sure where he was before ending up in a shelter as a stray, but he arrived with good manners and a great attitude. The shelter staff fell in love with him immediately and knew he needed a second chance at having a family. That's where you come in!

One look at Simba's happy little face, and we're sure you'll fall in love with him too. He's a wiggly fellow with plenty of energy for walks and adventures by your side. He walks obediently on a leash and is eager, yet polite, when meeting dogs in the neighborhood. When meeting people, he waits patiently to be petted and doesn't bark or jump.

Though he's far from being a puppy, he isn't ready for retirement and still has a lot of zest for life. He's easy to handle, whether relaxing at home or going for a ride in the car. At home on his own, he's well-behaved and quiet. He will probably need a refresher course in house training when he gets into his new home, but he catches on quickly. For a little bit of time and patience, you're going to be rewarded with a spunky, loving best friend.

Simba came to us from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray.

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

Duckie
 
Duckie

Sponsored By: Gregory Somerville, Michael Jordan, Donald and Mary Ann Ratcliff

Duckie is an 8-year-old, 76-pound Labrador who was left behind when her guardian went into assisted living. She is a fabulous dog with a typical happy-go-lucky Lab personality! She loves everybody with her whole heart and is extremely affectionate. She enjoys frolicking at the beach with a big, slobbery smile on her face and it's very endearing. Back when her guardian was healthy, he took Duckie everywhere with him in his truck and she was a very loved little lady. We'd like to give her a second chance at being an adored family member.

Duckie is suffering from incontinence and is overweight. We are working with our vet to on both issues and hope to get her as happy and healthy as possible. Her future adopter will need to love sweet Duckie regardless of her incontinence, which we are hoping to get under control with medication but will require maintenance.

We will post more photos and information about Duckie as we get to know her better.

If you would like to meet Duckie, 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, Cadi, Raisin, Ryder and Deb

Leo is a 10-year-old, 55-pound Chow Chow who had to have both his eyes removed. He gets around amazingly well without sight.

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. Leo is also hard of hearing but that doesn't effect his sweet personality.

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. We think Leo would really enjoy having a safe yard space to cruise around in during the day. He's also content to find you in the house and relax by your side. He adores being petted and is just an "easy-keeper" if you can accommodate his blindness. He's also very content waiting in the car for you, either while you're at the store or out to dinner (he's super patient!).

This very special boy is looking for an equally special adopter. Could that be you?

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

Meagan
 
Meagan

Sponsored By: Roxi Camp(Bell)

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.

Meagan is a 10-year-old, 12 pound Chihuahua mix. This precious gal is unbelievably sweet and wants so badly to find her new best friend. She'll trot around, happily following you from room to room and is excited when you stop to pet her. She'll sit quietly in your lap and loves giving kisses.

Meagan does okay with other dogs but doesn't really love to have her personal space invaded and will let the other dog know. She would be fine being the only pet in her future home. So far, she has been selective about making friends with cats - if the cat runs from her, she will chase but if the cat doesn't, she seems to be okay. So it's possible that with a dog-savvy kitty she could have a functional relationship. She seems to be house-trained but she may need a refresher course when she gets into a foster home. She's just a kind, little soul looking for a new family.

Meagan only has two remaining teeth after having a dental done by our veterinarian. This won't impact anything other than her needing to have soft food.

Meagan was adopted from a shelter back in 2007 but sadly found herself back at the Salinas Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray again. Her microchip was a dead end and now this darling dog is back in need of a forever home where she's truly appreciated. She is going to make someone very lucky.

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

Anela

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Meredith den Daas, The Wertheimer Family

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 is ok being left alone for a few hours at a time, but she is a vocal gal. 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.

Buttercup is a 7-pound, 9-year-old Chihuahua mix. Buttercup wants so much to find someone to trust in this big world. She can be shy at first, but responds beautifully to patient, loving handling and quickly makes new friends with people and other dogs. We think that she is going to make a very loyal dog to someone special. When she feels loved and safe, she is a little shadow to her person and is very sweet. Sunbathing is one of Buttercup's favorite pastimes and she would love to lay on your patio, soaking up the sunshine.

UPDATE: After having a dental procedure at our vet clinic, this little lady has none of her teeth left! Despite how cute they were, her snaggle-teeth were in very bad shape and we're hoping that any discomfort she was in because of her mouth has now been relieved. She will just need to eat softened food.

Buttercup is good with other dogs but isn't playful. She would probably be fine with other mellow companions in her home. She spent some time in our office and didn't have any accidents, but she will probably need a refresher course in house-training when she gets to her new home. She is a happy passenger in the car and does fine without a crate.

Buttercup came to us from San Jose Animal Care after being picked up as a stray. We will post more information about her as we get to know her better.

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

BB King is a real charmer with a gentle, loving soul. This 10-year-old, 14 pound Pomeranian mix is such a good little dog. He is great with dogs of all sizes and gives them a friendly sniff with curiosity. He has a mellow personality so it's possible he'd get along fine sharing his home with a cat. He happily greets every new person he meets, sometimes flopping on his back to let you rub his belly. He has the most adorable ears that always show you what an alert, happy dog he is.

Our veterinarian discovered that BB King has a severe heart murmur and a cough that may be related to it. He will likely need heart medication to help manage this issue and a loving adopter who wants to give him TLC. You can see how appreciative is when you give him scratches behind the ears - he's going to be a loyal companion to someone special.

BB King came to us from the Hollister Animal Shelter. We will post more information about BB King as we get to know him better and he gets settled in his foster home.

If you would like to meet BB King, 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.

Meet Samantha! She is a 10-year-old, 18-pound Schneagle. That's right... She's a Schnauzer/Beagle mix! Isn't she adorable? Samantha is incredibly sweet and has a wonderful, quiet personality. She is house-trained, crate-trained and even walks great on a leash. When she meets new dogs while she's out and about, she's fairly indifferent toward them. So while she may not be playful she does fine with other dogs. We don't know how she would be with a kitty, but it's possible she'd be indifferent toward them as well.

Samantha was a family dog and has experience living with gentle children. She does fine when she is left home alone and sleeps quietly in her dog bed at night.

Samantha was surrendered to POMDR because the infant in her family has pet allergies. She has been a loved dog but her family had to make the difficult decision to re-home her.

Tanner is an 8-year-old, 82-pound Labrador mix. This big guy is a total love bug. He gets along great with other dogs and is incredibly friendly with people. Anyone lucky enough to meet him should be prepared for lots of dog kisses. At home, Tanner tends to reflect your energy and is happy to relax quietly or run around the backyard. He loves to go to the beach and will explore for as long as you let him. On walks, he's learning not to pull on the leash and is good about stopping when you do.

Though he's a big boy, he's a lap dog at heart. He loves to be close, sitting next to - or even on - you. With a bit of basic obedience training, Tanner could make a great therapy dog for hospital patients and children - that's how much love he has to give. He's a very special dog who just needs a little support to become an exceptional companion.

Tanner has a unique story. He was picked up as a stray when he was a puppy and rescued by an all-volunteer group near Fresno. He spent the last eight years living at their outdoor facility, but the group recently realized what Tanner really wants and deserves is a family to love him and a home to call his own. His resilient, happy personality has allowed him to transition fairly easily to his new life with a foster family, and privileges like sleeping in a bed next to his person and going on hikes in the woods have certainly helped.

Love and affection are what most motivate Tanner (even more than dog treats), and he'll return both to you in abundance.

Unfortunately, we found out that Tanner has an anal sac mass that is most likely anal sac carcinoma. We did xrays of his lungs and the cancer has not spread to his lungs. Unfortunately it may have spread to a lymph node. Tanner is under the care of an oncologist and is currently on medications to help slow the spread and growth of the cancer - the latest update is that he is in partial remission and the size of the mass has shrank. He is still a very happy, active dog. Our hope is that he has several more years of life left to live.

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

Bella Corgi
 
Bella Corgi

Sponsored By: Melanie Barnes in honor of Wendi Boo, Ellen Mitchell in honor of Charlie

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.

Meet Bella! This cute 9-year-old, 20-pound Corgi is a doll. She's a social butterfly with new people and falls in love with everyone she meets. She also likes gentle children. When meeting other dogs, she is very friendly. Bella doesn't have much experience living with cats but she has been fine with the few cats she has encountered - it's possible she would do fine with a dog-savvy kitty in the house. This little sweet pea also loves playing with toys and "talking" to you.

Bella is house-trained, crate-trained and walks well on the leash. In fact, she adores her daily stroll and would be a great companion for someone who enjoys walking. She even knows a few commands.

Bella has been a loved family member for most of her life but her guardian had to move and couldn't find pet-friendly housing. She came to our program with Daisey (also available for adoption) and as much as we'd like to keep them together, they both seem like happy dogs who will do fine without one another.

Bella has had a condition called Megaesophagus since she was a puppy. It has been well managed with small meals, but it is a condition that could cause her trouble in the future. For more general information about megasophagus you can go to: http://caninemegaesophagusinfo.com. We are happy to answer any questions about her condition with prospective adopters.

Munchie is a 16-year-old, 7-pound Shih Tzu. This precious senior sweetie is just a gem. Although she can get nervous in new situations, she gets a lot of comfort from a loving lap to sit in and being cuddled in a warm blanket. Munchie is really good with other dogs, cats and new people. She even has experience being around kids and would probably be okay with very gentle, older children in her family. She can no longer navigate stairs on her home and needs to go to a home where she won't have to do that. She's just a lovable older dog looking for a wonderful home in her golden years.

Munchie's guardian is living in her car and decided that Munchie deserves a better life than what she could provide at this time. We will post more information about Munchie as we get to know her better and she gets settled into her foster home.

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

Daisey
 
Daisey

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

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.

Daisey is truly a testament to the loyalty of a good dog. This 9-year-old, 15 pound Poodle mix is looking for her new best friend! She loves following her person around and this friendly girl has been nicknamed "Gluestick" by her foster family because she just thrives on being with you. That's not to say she can't be left home alone - when you leave to do errands she'll just take a nap and wait patiently for your return.

Daisey loves to socialize with new dogs and people! She's been fabulous with other dogs and even sleeps next to the household kitties - she's just an easy girl to get along with. Her favorite game is playing tug-o-war with her rope toy! She also adores chasing a tennis ball (bringing it back isn't really her thing). Being the dog who hangs her head out of the car window, ears flapping in the wind, is her dream and she's great at riding in the car.

This loyal pup loves sleeping quietly at the foot of your bed at night. Her perfect day would include a little romp in the back yard and maybe a walk around the neighborhood. She's good on leash but can have excited moments where she tugs (fortunately she's a small dog). She is house-trained but will need a refresher course and a little patience when she gets into a new home.

Daisey has been a loved family member for her whole life but her guardian had to move and was unable to find pet friendly housing.

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.

Falcon
 
Falcon

Sponsored By: Manutech

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.

Falcon is a 9-pound, 11-year-old Maltese mix. He is fluffy and cuddly and will love you faithfully.

Falcon (AKA Billy) came to us sick, traumatized, and bald. As he got his health back, he blossomed into a more confident companion dog. He is mellow, gentle, and good, loving a place beside you in your chair or even on your lap, or just near you in a patch of sun. He uses the doggie door to go in and out, but when it's wet or cold out, he prefers to use a pee pad. He doesn't chew things or make a mess. He is good with other dogs (but not cats!), or he would also be all right as an only dog. Mainly, he needs a person who will be around a lot, but he is not pushy or clingy; he just wants the reassurance that you are there. 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!

Billy rides well in the car and walks well on a leash. He is peppy for his age, but he also loves his naps. At night he sleeps on the bed with his person, although he would also be fine in a dog bed in the same room. Billy does have some separation anxiety, so he wouldn't want to be put in a separate room from his person, and when you go out, he will cry for a while (he is a bit loud) but then go take a nap.

Billy is 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. 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.

Captain Blue
 
Captain Blue

Sponsored By: Marjorie Bullock and Nina Harrison

Captain Blue is a 9-year-old Chihuahua. He's lost an eye somewhere on his journey in life, but that doesn't slow him down a bit. Once Cappy is familiar with his surroundings and comfortable with his people, his true personality unfolds. Though this little guy has experienced his share of difficulties, he has the resilience of a lion. A super sweet, laid-back, tiny little lion. He is very aware and present, always making eye contact when you speak to him. And he's affectionate - one word from you, and he's in your lap giving kisses and waiting for scratches.

He likes to go on walks and does well on the leash. He warms up quickly to other dogs and adults - sometimes children make him a little nervous. If you'd like to get on his good side, Cappy loves floppy stuffed animals that are missing most of the stuffing. And socks! He's a quick learner and quite bright, and he comes when you call him. When left home alone, Cappy goes right into his crate and sleeps the day away. He's house-trained, too.

One of our volunteers who met Captain Blue said, "His little tail wagged happily as he trotted around sniffing things out with the most adorable snuffling, grunting sound ever. He kept wagging and smiling as he pushed in to have his little face stroked." Everyone who's met Cappy has nothing but good things to say about him, and we're excited to help this cutie find his forever home.

Captain Blue has a heart murmur, but it doesn't seem to affect his fabulous personality. The vet says he has an enlarged heart, which is making it slightly more difficult for him to breathe. He's on medication that's helping to manage this condition.

Captain Blue came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Bernie Shih Tzu
 
Bernie Shih Tzu

Sponsored By: John Click in memory of Joe Buck

Bernie is an 11-year-old, 14-pound Shih Tzu. He gets along well with other dogs and cats but is a bit on the shy side when he first meets new people. Once he knows you, though, he's a little love bug. He relishes going for walks and likes to go-go-go, sometimes pulling you along for the ride (as much as a little dog can pull a person, that is), and he enjoys playing with other dogs along the way.

Bernie is housetrained, easy going, and even-tempered. You can feel comfortable giving him free-range of the house while you're gone, and when you return expect a few small, happy "hello" barks. Otherwise, he's not much of a talker. At night, Bernie is happy to curl up next to you. He's even been known to hop in bed with other dogs for a snuggle.

He has dry eye and will need eye drops for life. The good news is, he's a good boy when getting his drops. In fact, he's just an all-around great little doggie who loves to play.

Bernie came to POMDR when his guardians could no longer care for him. He was adopted to a lovely active senior and was with her for a year. She passed away suddenly in February and Bernie is now looking for a forever home again.

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

Quincy

Sponsored By: Monica Gordon, Esther Bourne, Carmen Wolff, Kathy Robinson, Ellen Mitchell, Patsy Volpe, State of Body Fitness, Vida Viscera, Barbara Reitz, Barbara Tisdale, Charlie Wertheimer, Breana Bartholomew, Forgiving Paws, Sheila Williams, Judy Canright

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.

Quincy is a 5-year-old, 14 pound Terrier mix. He will stare at you with his soulful eyes and melt your heart. He is super sweet with everyone he meets at home or away, wagging his tail gently and asking for some love. He gets along great with the other dogs at his foster home and is good with dogs he meets out in the world too.

Quincy has a nice moderate energy level. He loves going for walks to the beach or the woods or anywhere else, and he is good on a leash. He's also happy to entertain himself with a bone or just hang out around you at home. He would never turn down a game of fetch-the-tennis-ball, but he's not obsessive about it. He'll cheerfully ride along next to you in the car, often taking the opportunity for a nap. He is not a big barker but he does bark happily sometimes when he's excited.

Quincy was found in a severely emaciated, weak state. Yet despite his physical condition he still wagged his tail and gave kisses. After receiving much-needed vet care and being diagnosed with diabetes, he has made a remarkable recovery. He has gotten much better in a short time and continues to improve every day. He's gradually gaining weight and should reach a healthy weight of 16 pounds or so.

Quincy will require two daily insulin shots for life. Quincy 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.

Quincy was picked up as a stray and taken to the Hollister Animal Shelter. POMDR was contacted immediately to take this pup into our care to start medical treatment.

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

Scooby Doo is an 11-year-old, 40 pound Pug mix. He is a great dog who gets along beautifully with other dogs and cats. He can be a little shy when first meeting a new person, but warms up quickly and is a lovable dog. He's even been known to cuddle with children in his home so we think he'd make a good family dog with gentle kids. He is house-trained and crate trained. He was previously sleeping soundly in his crate at night.

Scooby Doo walks well on a leash and even knows some basic commands. He's a well-behaved boy. In his previous home, he was okay being left along while the guardian was away during the day.

Despite appearing to be a very healthy dog, his blood work at our vet clinic revealed that Scooby has diabetes. He needs to find someone who can manage his medical needs and diet. The mass on his chest is believed to be a benign lipoma which we are hoping to remove when his diabetes is under control. We know someone is going to love this gem of a dog even with his manageable medical issues.

Scooby Doo came to POMDR because his guardian became ill and could no longer care for him.

If you would like to meet Scooby Doo, 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.

Stephanie is a 5-year-old, 21 pound Poodle/Shih Tzu mix. Stephanie is incredibly sweet and jumps for joy when meeting new people. She even enjoys the company of gentle children. She's the total package - she's house-trained, crate-trained and walks well on a leash. This smart little cookie even knows some basic commands.

Stephanie is great with other dogs. While on walks, she ignores the kitties she sees so it's possible that with a proper introduction she would be fine with a cat in the household. She sleeps soundly in a crate at night but loves cuddling with her person, too. Stephanie is also good when left home alone while you're doing errands. Riding in the car isn't Stephanie's favorite thing because she tends to get car sick. Once she's out of the vehicle though she perks up and is happy to have arrived at her destination.

Stephanie was surrendered to us because her guardian had to move and could not take her dogs with her. She is coming into the program with Cha Cha and Penny and as much as we'd like to adopt them out together, we believe they will do fine finding forever homes separately.

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 can be shy when she meets new dogs but has a friendly demeanor 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 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. She is already an awesome dog and will be even smarter when she's done!

Dahlia came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

If you would like to meet Dahlia, 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.

Penny is a 3-year-old, 19 pound Poodle/Shih Tzu mix. Above all else, this dog loves people! When she meets a new person, she jumps with joy and can't wait to get some attention. She has been a loved family member and is both house-trained and crate-trained.

Penny is a great companion for walks and does well on the leash. She's a young dog who would probably be a great buddy for someone moderately active. At night she sleeps soundly in a crate but she is a really snuggle bunny and would probably love to cuddle with you. She is fine when left home alone.

Penny was surrendered to us when her guardian had to move and could not take her dogs with her. She is coming into the program with Cha Cha and Stephanie and as much as we'd like to adopt them out together, we believe they will do fine finding forever homes separately.

Bologna
 
Bologna

Sponsored By: Jon and Julie Hammersmith

Bologna is a 6-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua. He is super spunky, loves being petted, and does great with every person he meets. When a stranger approaches, he responds with a wagging tail and a big smile. He's basically a social butterfly who gets along with gentle children, other dogs of all sizes, and kitties too - even when said kitties don't like him. (Bologna once lived with a cat who wasn't fond of him, but he never let that get him down.)

He is house-trained, crate-trained, and walks great on a leash. He even behaves while you're gone, which means he's a breeze to take care of. When you get home, he's there at the door with a big smile on his little face. Bologna enjoys riding in the car as long as he can look out the window from his favorite perch (right on your lap).

Bologna would make a great companion, whether you're a senior who sticks close to home or a young family who's always on the go. He is loyal and affectionate and still has a lot of puppy-like enthusiasm for life.

Both of Bologna's guardians passed away recently. A family member gave him to a loving couple who offered to help him find his forever family, and that's how he made his way to POMDR and to you, his second chance.

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

Camilla
 
Camilla

Sponsored By: Pamela Dovala

Camilla is a 12-year-old, 12-pound Chihuahua/Terrier mix. She's guaranteed to steal your heart. From her super cute under-bite to her fabulous personality, this girl is a keeper. Camilla loves the people she knows and those she's meeting for the first time. She greets each person who crosses her path with bright eyes, wiggles, and lots of kisses.

She's easy to handle and likes being picked up. She's also good with dogs of all sizes and, based on her sweet, easy-going personality, would probably be fine with a household kitty. Camilla walks well on leash and enjoys romping around the backyard, though sometimes her old knees slow her down a bit. Car trips can be fun once she realizes you're just out for a ride.

Camilla knows how to use a doggie door and is about 90% house-trained when she has access to one. Considering house-training is a new thing for her, she's proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks. She rarely ever barks - only when there's a stranger at the door and only until you let her know everything is okay. The perfect lap dog, Camilla is happiest being next to you. She'd love to be your one and only, but she's willing to share you with other dogs.

She has a skin condition that requires regular baths with medicated shampoo. She could also stand to put on a few pounds. Camilla came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray.

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

Layla

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

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.

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.

Molly Pom
 
Molly Pom

Sponsored By: Shannon Bishop, The Willaman Family

Molly is a 12-year-old, 12 pound Pomeranian mix. She's quite the social butterfly and makes friends with people and dogs wherever she goes. She even tolerates cats! Molly may be considered a senior in chronological age, but she has the zest and energy of a pup half her age. She loves going for walks, riding in the car and hanging out on the couch to enjoy a good belly rub. She's house-trained, is perfectly fine left in the house when you're gone and is thrilled to see you when you come home. What's not to love about her? She's pure Pom perfection (and she kinda looks like a little bear cub, don't you think?)

Molly 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.

Molly came to us from a shelter in San Luis Obispo and is excited to find a loving home through POMDR.

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

Lulu Chi Corgi
 
Lulu Chi Corgi

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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.

Lucky Chi
 
Lucky Chi

Sponsored By: Kyle and Vaquita Willaman

Lucky Chi is a 6-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua. This girl has two speeds. At home, she's relaxed and mellow. On walks and other explorations outside, she has the energy of a puppy. She loves being picked up and adores being around people. You'll be charmed by her playful antics in the morning and her cuddles in the evening. Lucky gets along great with other dogs and is very easy to handle. She's house-trained and bright, having learned "sit" and "stay" since living with her foster family.

Her ideal living situation includes a person who is home a lot and enjoys the steady company of their doggie companion. Due to recent events, Lucky gets nervous about being left behind. Shortly after delivering four puppies, she was dealt two significant blows - she developed an infected uterus and her guardian passed away. Lucky had an emergency hysterectomy that left her unable to nurse her litter. The good news is, she and her puppies are now thriving and ready for the next, happier chapter of their lives. In fact, one of her pups is in our care and also available for adoption.

Lucky is truly a sweetheart who just needs a soft place to land and a little extra TLC.

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

Cowboy Shih Tzu
 
Cowboy Shih Tzu

Sponsored By: Drew Spears in honor of Ming and Gizmo

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.

Cowboy is a true lap dog! This 5-year-old, 14-pound Shih Tzu is sweet, cute and likes people. He doesn't mind sitting in a lap while at the park, enjoying both the company and the vantage point. When you call him, he comes straight over to you looking for some affection. He has a medium energy level and won't need long walks but he does great on a leash and is a good friend to take along for a stroll. At the dog park, he'll sniff the other pups and explores the surrounds but doesn't join the races. We think he would be fine with gentle children or a dog-savvy kitty based on his laid-back personality.

Cowboy has a soft bark, which he really only uses when him and the other dogs at his foster home are letting you know there are pedestrians outside. He's an independent fellow who doesn't need you to entertain him - he's quite happy taking a nap or commandeering a nearby chair. He's an "easy keeper."

Cowboy is suffering from alopecia, most likely due to an untreated flea allergy, which is why he has lost some of his hair. With proper vet care and an improved diet, his coat has already improved considerably.

Cowboy is coming to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter where was surrendered by his guardians when they could not afford to take care of him.

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

Scotty
 
Scotty

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

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 environmental and food allergies. He needs to be on prescription dog food and have medicated baths to alleviate his itchy skin. He also gets weekly allergy injections. With the proper food and care, Scotty's coat now looks much healthier than when he originally came to us! He needs an adopter who is able to continue his medical treatment and management of his allergies.

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.

Kringle, also known as "Jack", is a 7-year-old, 10-pound Pomeranian mix. Kringle is such a lovely little dog. He gets along well with dogs of all sizes and has good canine social skills. He's even a little playful at times. With people, he's even more lovable! He adores your affection and will politely ask to come up into your lap with his furry little paws up on your knee. As I type this new bit information about him, Kringle is snoozing in my lap (quietly snoring, I might add) and he's just a lover.

Kringle has been diagnosed with a 4/6 grade heart murmur. While this isn't changing his personality now (he's still such a wonderful dog), he's looking for an adopter who can help him manage this with some daily medications and doesn't mind that Kringle can't do stairs or long walks. Kringle is hoping that someone can still see him as a valued companion and accept all the love he has to give.

Kringle is going to make a fabulous addition to a family wanting a quiet cuddle bug. He rides well in the car but prefers not to be in a crate. He came to POMDR from San Jose Animal Services after being picked up as a stray and was adopted by a loving person. Sadly, she passed away unexpectedly a few months after adopting him and he's now back in search of his forever home.

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

Bosley

Sponsored By: Lisa T.

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.

Pinky is a sweet 7-year-old, 11-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.

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.

Guinevere and Lancelot
 
Guinevere and Lancelot

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

ADOPTION PENDING - These dogs are 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 these dogs if the adoption does not go through.

Guinevere is so cute! She's a 10-year-old, 7-pound Poodle. Lancelot is her best friend and he is a 9-year-old, 4.5 pound Poodle. Both dogs came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

Guinevere'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.

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.

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

Callie
 
Callie

Sponsored By: Couch Rescue Doggies

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 mild heart murmur that doesn't require any treatment 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.

Clarabelle
 
Clarabelle

Sponsored By: Kat

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.

If you want a dog that adores YOU, not just everyone, meet this little sprite! Clarabelle is a 7-year-old, 14 pound Terrier/Schnauzer mix. She'll bond with you like a duckling to its Mama and will be your constant companion. She'll often entertain herself with her toys, and loves to have them tossed for chasing. And when the playing is over, you'll never meet a cuddlier snuggle buddy.

Clarabelle is a quick learner who wants to please. She's not a digger, and only barks if she feels threatened. She eats well and sleeps through the night. She is learning to "share the road" with other dogs when on a walk, but has a way to go in the "meet and greet" department. She's lived in a home with a cat and done well. Because Clarabelle is such a people dog, she will need someone who is either home most of the time, can take her to work or has the ability to work with her on separation anxiety.

This little girl is super smart, listens to your every word, is fun to be around and a total heart-warmer. You will fall in love, and she'll love you right back.

Clarabelle came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 just needs that special someone to be loyal to and trust.

More than anything, Jerry LOVES walks! He's come a long way since coming into our care and now that he's blossomed a bit, his favorite activity is going for a walk and exploring your neighborhood! He sees that leash come out and really lights up.

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 very 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.

Armand
 
Armand

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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 Chi
 
Scooter Chi

Sponsored By: Jimmy "Alpha Dog" Riordan

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 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 Scooter has learned a lot - he knows sit, stay, down, come and can even do a bit of agility!

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.

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.

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, 7-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

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.

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.

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 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.

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 an overall "easy-keeper." He 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.

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.

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.