Patricia J. Bauer Center:
615 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
11am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday
or by appointment

Adoptable dogs available by appointment only.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 718-9122
Email Us

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corp.
TAX ID NO. 27-1154816

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.

Our dogs are kept in foster homes. To meet an adoptable dog, we will need to set up a meet and greet with the dog's foster parent.

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.


Diamond
 
Diamond

Sponsored By: Sarah Rather in honor of Layla and Mickey

Breed: Staffordshire Terrier/Australian Kelpie/German Shepherd Dog mix
Age: 9 years
Weight: 44 pounds
Gender: Female

Diamond is interested in whatever you are doing and seeks to be involved. Diamond would love to have someone give her the love and attention she deserves! At home, Diamond is very mellow, and she likes to curl up for naps. She'll love to cuddle with you when you're having an evening at home watching a movie, too. Diamond also has a gentle playful side, and she'll flip around her toys or a ball. She does know basic commands and she responds well to treats.

Diamond does fine in the house and she will wait, quietly napping, when you are away. When she gets to "go with," Diamond rides nicely in the car, patiently looking out the window or lying down.

Diamond enjoys a nice long walk, and she loves to sniff all around. She is learning to be an excellent leash walker with the help of a front ring harness, and she will walk calmly by your side, occasionally showing some interest in other dogs, and quickly returning to heel if she is told to 'leave it'. She may occasionally bark at another dog when out on a walk, but it's more that she's overly eager to meet them and hasn't refined her manners just yet!

Diamond has shown gentleness around children at outreach events, and we do not know how she is around cats.

Diamond came to POMDR through the kindness of the Hollister Shelter staff where she was surrendered when her guardians were having a baby and felt they could not also take care of Diamond as their family grew.

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

Sasha Fierce and Priscilla
 
Sasha Fierce and Priscilla

Breed: Chihuahua, Chihuahua/Dachshund/Miniature Pinscher mix (we think)
Age: 10 years, 9 years
Weight: 5 pounds, 11 pounds
Gender: Female, Female

These two girls adore one another. They have been together since puppyhood and often sleep snuggled in the same bed, and they're looking for a special adopter who will protect their little family unit.

Sasha can be shy, but only for a moment. She quickly warms up to strangers, especially if she's put in a lap where she can curl up and feel safe. She listens attentively, tilting her head from side to side as you talk. And she lets you know she'd like you to hold her by putting her tiny paws on your leg. Her big, bright eyes give a hint to the smart, confident dog she is. While she gets along well with other dogs of all sizes, she'll let big dogs know when they're making her uncomfortable. Sasha loves to go on walks, especially if you carry her most of the way and then give her time to get out and explore, and she's great riding in the car.

Priscilla is the more bashful of the two, often looking to Sasha for guidance on how to behave. If Sasha warms up to another dog or person, Priscilla is sure to follow - she truly looks up to her big sister. Priscilla is great on the leash and loves to discover new things as you go on walks. She communicates via cute little grunts and sighs, and she's a bit of a quiet snorer at night. Priscilla loves a good belly rub or to be gently pet - she's not as much of a lap dweller as her sister. As long as you provide some reassurance, she's a good passenger in the car.

Both girls are housetrained and mellow, resting quietly while you work or watch TV. They also behave when left home alone. Basically, they're happy as long as they have each other, a warm, safe place to sleep, and a person or two (or many) who love them. They came to POMDR when their guardians moved into housing that didn't allow pets. We're happy to be able to keep them together.

If you would like to meet Sasha Fierce and Priscilla, fill out our online adoption application.

Breed: Schnauzer Mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Laney, known by her foster mama as "Lily", is a sweet girl who came to us from Schnauzer Rescue. She is kind and social with other dogs and is easy to handle. She enjoys attention and will happily follow you around. Laney will find a good napping place near you and be an excellent companion. Laney nuzzles against your body when getting pet and absolutely loves a good rub. She recently left vet care, where she had a bad eye enucleated and some mammary masses removed. She will make a wonderful pet and be so happy to find a forever home.

Her foster mother wrote that she is "affectionate, charming, happy, practically perfect Lily. She must have been someone's beloved pet once. She has impeccable house manners. Someone taught her to trust and love people. She's well socialized and easy to walk on a leash. But one day something went terribly, terribly wrong and she ended up as a stray in a shelter unspayed, underweight, matted, covered in foxtails, with a badly infected eye, broken teeth and mammary masses. She must have an angel (or two) because one month and several medical procedures later, Lily is healing and almost as good as new.

Well... except for missing an eye. And some teeth and couple of tumors. But Lily's just happy to be pain free and have a fresh start. Her resilience is inspiring.

Who is easy-peasy with all she meets? Lily! On her daily walks she meets dogs, kids, bikes, strollers, and greets all with a wagging tail and happy smile. Who is a consummate cuddle buddy? Lily! She's happiest when she can lay beside you getting pet or settling in for a nap. She's shaved right now because of the mats but when her fur grows out it will be wavy, and silky soft, and doesn't seem to shed. Who would be a wonderful companion to explore the world? Lily! She's house broken and a social butterfly so she's the perfect buddy to take to dog friendly shops or cafes. She rides in the car beautifully and loves an adventure. This is the kind of dog that you take on vacation with you. Like many little dogs, she has a luxating patella, but the Vet says it doesn't need surgery at this time and she has no problem keeping up with the big dogs on brisk walks through the woods.

Really, look past her missing eye and you will find perfectly beautiful Lily."

If you would like to meet Laney (aka Lily), fill out our online adoption application.

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Age: 6 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Walter can be a bit reserved when first meeting you, but a few head scratches later and he's all yours. This little guy isn't clingy, though. He wants to spend his days near you, but he doesn't have to be sitting on your lap the entire time. Great news for people who like to avoid a dusting of dog hair on their pants.

He is an active, alert doggie who enjoys going on walks and saying hello to other dogs. Walter quickly warms up to strangers, but he doesn't always enjoy the energy level (and volume) of young children. He's used to a more laid back scene. Before coming to POMDR, he was the gentle companion of a senior who has since passed away.

Walter sleeps quietly in a crate at night and does just fine roaming free during the day. He shares his toys, but he likes to keep his food to himself. If there's a cat in the vicinity, Walter thinks it's great fun to run after it. He's a smart cookie who's currently learning better manners and catching on quickly.

Walter will thrive in a relaxed environment with someone looking for a fun, four-legged friend to take on walks and love on.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Terrier Mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

This cute girl is friendly and playful and has seriously stolen the heart of every person she's met! From shelter to vet staffers, people are head over heels for her. She is sweet as can be with lots of energy and loves treats. Dolly also knows how to be mellow while you're working or watching TV, so she will make someone a lovely BFF.

Dolly does well with other dogs and passed her evaluation, but has started to show some leash reactivity when out in public. She made quick progress with a trainer who used treats to curb this behavior, but needs someone who can continue that process.

Dolly came to us from from Monterey County Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.

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

Samuel Terrier
 
Samuel Terrier

Sponsored By: Karl and Helen Leek

Breed: Australian Terrier mix
Age: 9 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Male

Samuel is hoping to find a forever home. Fortunately, he will be an easy fit into your pack because he gets along well with other dogs and new people alike. He is very lovable an cuddly. He is active and loves to explore and take in all the smells. He plays with other dogs and loves stuffed toys. Samuel gets very attached so an adopter must be ready to have a dog that loves them unconditionally. At night, he sleeps happily in a crate and will wait patiently at home while you are away.

Samuel's guardian became ill and can no longer care for him. We'd like to find him a home that will walk and play with Samuel and keep him a happy boy.

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

Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog
Age: 5 years
Weight: 52 pounds
Gender: Female

Meet the beautiful Cali. This fun-loving lady loves chasing the waves at the beach, swimming in the river and being active outdoors. Her hobbies don't all revolve around outdoor adventures though, as she is equally happy being at home snuggling with her humans.

Cali is also a social girl who likes meeting new people and dogs. She happily shares her bones, toys and food, while maintaining her cheerful exuberance. Cali does need her beauty sleep though, and can be a grouch if denied it. She is not aggressive, just vocally communicates her disappointment.

Cali would likely be fine in a home with gentle children. We have not seen her around cats. Cali is very athletic and can easily clear a 6' fence. Her ideal adopter will have a fence taller than 6' and/or experience keeping an escape-artist dog like Cali safe. She is also intent on catching lizards when one crosses her path and will leap into pushes in pursuit.

Cali came to POMDR after her guardian could no longer give her the attention and exercise that Cali needs.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 8 years
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Male

This itsy-bitsy dude will steal your heart! He's about as small as they come, and he loves to curl up in your lap to stay warm and cuddle. He has a charming personality and does a wiggly dance when you come home. With food in hand, you can quickly become his best friend!

August is doing well learning how to walk on a leash, and he is generally great with meeting other dogs, too. August currently lives with several other dogs and a cat in his foster home, and he does just fine with all of them. He has a moderate energy level, and he enjoys playing outside with one of his foster doggie buddies. Due to his teeny-weeny size, August is a bit timid when meeting new people right now, but this should change as he gets more used to it.

August has free access to all of the house and the outside, and he is learning proper potty habits. If you have to go out without him, he may do best in an x-pen with water and a potty pad for now. He will rest quietly until you come home. When August gets to go out with you, he will do fine riding in the car as well.

August loves to sleep near you or under the covers. He is such a lovable little guy! When he gains your trust, and when he knows you're his mommy or daddy, he is very happy! Won't you make this tiny fella forever happy?

August came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Breed: Boxer
Age: 4 years
Weight: 50 pounds
Gender: Female

Keri the Boxer is wonderful with people and other dogs. She is incredibly beautiful and is just a doll. Keri can be your companion and go with you on excursions and adventures. She is smart and will respond well to commands. Keri cannot go to a home with cats or small animals.

Keri came to us after her family could no longer keep her.

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

Cirrus
 
Cirrus

Sponsored By: Lynda Nichols, Theresa Bruno

Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 9 years
Weight: 130 pounds
Gender: Male

Cirrus is a big boy but a gentle one. He is handsome and strong and treat motivated, so he will be a quick learner. He loves playing with toy balls and will hoard all the tennis balls he can find, usually carrying multiples at a time in his mouth. He is understanding when you take one away but hopes you will throw it.

Cirrus likes new people and is good with dogs. He enjoys going to the park and playing off leash. He was great on leash but has recently started to pull and needs an assertive person to handle him. We are able to control him easily but he would do best with a strong leader as his size can be intimidating.

Cirrus is good indoors or out. He can sleep in a large crate but would love to join on a bed. He has no food aggression and has been called a "big baby" when his toe nails are clipped.

Cirrus came to us because his previous guardian is ill and can't care for him anymore.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Age: 7 years
Weight: 45 pounds
Gender: Male

Mr. Freckles is a handsome Cocker Spaniel who loves people. He also loves his food, but is not possessive with it. He needs to lose some weight and be helped to understand some basics. He has lived mostly outdoors and in a dog house his whole life, and would love to come inside and live with a family where he can be his bubbly self. He is a smart cookie and could be trained using treats for motivation.

Mr. Freckles is interested in toys. He is very excited about car rides and can be walked on leash, though he does pull a little. He wants to play with other dogs and reacts sweetly, even if one shows him aggression. He does bark at cats and will chase them, but is otherwise not vocal.

Mr. Freckles came to us when his guardian went into hospice care.

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

Phoebe
 
Phoebe

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck, Ed and Sharilyn Cabelera in memory of Beau

Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua mix
Age: 1 year
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

Phoebe is a special needs sweetheart looking for the perfect adopter. She suffered a spinal injury before arriving at San Jose Animal Services, and a good samaritan knew she deserved a second chance. Phoebe is recovering nicely from spinal surgery, and is starting to walk with about 45% mobility. The vet says that she is making excellent progress and has hopes that with time, she will continue to strengthen and will increase her mobility each week.

Phoebe has a darling, silly personality and is NOT shy! She loves toys and giving kisses. She is outgoing with people and nonchalant about meeting other dogs. She is good at riding in the car. Her foster mama says she is an "overall great dog" who just needs extra TLC because of her back injury. Do you have room in your heart for this pup?

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

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Age: 10 years
Weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Female

Swiffer is lively and exuberantly friendly. She loves the company of other dogs and wiggles her tiny tail with happiness when she makes a new friend. She's quite social and easy to love.

Swiffer is missing some hair, as she has some skin issues that are being treated. She is overweight and will need help losing her belly, which shouldn't be hard with good nutrition and exercise. She has lots of pep in her step and will make a good companion for a walk in the woods.

Swiffer came to us from California Miniature Schnauzer Rescue when she was found needing lots of TLC.

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

Harrison
 
Harrison

Sponsored By: The Wolf Pack, Leslie Buck, Sue Wasserman, Judy Leroy

Breed: Corgi/Terrier mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 24 pounds
Gender: Male

Harrison came into our program several years ago after being found as a stray. He was suffering from an untreated flea allergy that left his fur spotty and skin with dermatitis, but he recovered wonderfully and was adopted. Harrison was a sweet happy boy in his new family, but his dad passed away and now he is in need of a new home.

Wherever you are, Harry will not be far away! He bonds strongly to his person and likes to be available for love and affection at all times. Harrison needs a quiet home, as lots of activity and noise seem to worry him. He is a sensitive guy looking for stability and love.

Harrison would love to have a schedule of regular walks or jogs with lots of opportunities to smell. Harry likes most other dogs, but is a bit too interested in cats to live comfortably with one of the feline persuasion. He will chew on a toy, but cares more about being with his person than playing.

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

Augie

Sponsored By: Cynthea Corlett, Flo Allen, Diane Flake, Hedy Wainscoat, Caryn St. Germain, Marjorie Tichenor, Carole Trombly, Kathleen Jones, Janis Fitzhugh, Cynthia Hoffman, Leslie Sweet, Christina Lund, Tami Sojka, Janet Greeley, Beryl Arnot, Marilyn Seeley, Suzie Stenseth, Paul Milo, Cydney Crampton, Monica Gordon, Helen and Karl LeekKalman Weinfeld, Wendy LaRiviere, Carolyn Griffin, Elbina Rafizadeh, Robert and Kathleen Seibel, Christine Gray, Fred Colemen, Esther Bourne, Angela Westerman, Barbara Kohn, Patsy Volpe, Paul Nanna, Heather Marklein, Cole Nirnberger, Brook Doyle, Mary Chow, Ashley Shaffer, Tay Scott, Mary Salameh, Dawna Zullo, Roy Flake, Dina Eastwood, Christine Hawkins, Judi Paap, Jacqulene Leighton, Anne Cassidy, Allyson Michaels, Whitney Clark, Diane Golden, Prudence Smith, Maureen Reincke, Mary Goblirsch, Karen Ricks, Harvey Miller, Prisila Johnson, Joanie Hyler, Kathryn Balasingam, Claire Mason, Sandra Reel, Cheri Hitchcock, Delette Ziegelmann Jackson, Renate Griffin, Ellen Mitchell, Carol George, Barbara Ward, Lisa Maddalena, Lois Hansen, Judy Canright, Barbara Coats, Linda Ebert, Stephanie Mattos, Richard Marks and Michael Ford

Breed: Dachshund
Age: 10 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Male

Augie is a great little guy with a sweet personality. He is good with other dogs and does well meeting new people. We don't know how he is with kitties. Augie remains positive and a pleasure to be around. He loves attention and savors a gentle rub. He is house trained and is happy to get his sleep.

Augie came to POMDR with what seemed to be an anal carcinoma. The procedure to remove the mass went well, and it is now believed to be benign. He will continue to be screened and the area monitored, but Augie is recovering well and has a foster home where he will be given time to recuperate.

Augie came to us from Salinas Animal Services where he came in as a stray. His guardian was found, but they ended up surrendering him to the shelter because they could not afford the vet care that he needed.

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

Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Age: 10 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

Meet Izzy. This tiny lady is very sweet. She is a little timid to start since she can't see, but even when startled she just shakes a little, no threat. She gets around amazingly well and is able to map out areas quickly. She even hops on and off couches in a careful but agile way. She is active for her age and condition, checking out the environment and occasionally bumping into things.

Izzy has an amazing sense of hearing, check out her beautiful ears, and will follow you around the house. She can be picked up even when startled and held close, petted, loved. She does well with people and other mellow dogs. She would do best in a calm environment and the other dogs in her household can't be bothered by a bump every once and awhile, because she can't see. Her favorite is cuddling and will burrow under blankets and sleep throughout the night.

Izzy walks great on a leash and is happy to investigate yards and parks. She prefers slow and careful introductions to avoid stressing her out. She loves playing with other dogs and does great with the dogs in her foster family.

Izzy has arrhythmia and is taking medication for it called Vetmedin (also known as Pimobedin). She will need to be on this medication for life to keep her heart as healthy as possible. The cost of the medication is $22 per month.

Izzy came to us from a Santa Cruz shelter and was found running around.

If you would like to meet Izzy Min Pin, fill out our online adoption application.

Arnold
 
Arnold

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Breed: Lab Mix
Age: 13 years
Weight: 45 pounds
Gender: Male

Arnold is a gentle guy who, even at his experienced age, is extremely curious about everyone and everything. He becomes very intent on meeting anyone new and will try to play and give kisses. He moves a little slowly, as his hind-legs drag, yet he is active and mobile. He is very smart and can softly howl "I love you" by mimicking when prompted!

Arnold does well with a leash and responds to most commands. He is overly eager to love and play with cats, and should be supervised closely when meeting one. He is used to having constant access in and out of the house. Arnold would do best in a family that has room for him to explore outside.

Arnold is good in the car, but can get a little car sick on curvy roads. He gets nervous when being picked up. He does need help accessing higher places, so he may just squeal with anxiety as you start to lift him.

Arnold is an all around great dog who could no longer stay with his previous family as they lost their home. He came to us a little underweight and suffering with bad flea allergy dermatitis. He has gained weight and his allergies are clearing up, but he is going to need to stay current on flea prevention for life to keep his allergies under control. Arnold has some arthritis and will do best if he stays on good quality joint supplements and omegas for life. He also had several black growths removed from his body including his lip. The growths were biopsied and came back as melanomas. The surgeon got good margins on the surgery and the melanoma has not metastasized, but any adopter will need to keep a close eye on Arnold to get any growths checked out right away.

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

Breed: Poodle
Age: 10 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Male

Walter is a great dog with a gentle soul. He is vision-impared, and the vet is assessing his eyes. Walter is surprisingly spry. He doesn't let his vision slow him down as he still has great energy and drive. He will jump up in your lap to get to know you better. He is active and explorative and has a happy face. He loves walks and is well mannered on a leash. He enjoys playing with other dogs and likes rubber toys that squeak.

Walter is big on cuddling in laps and is bonkers for belly rubs. He love meeting people but is nervous around children. He sits well in cars and is happy to go for a ride. If you leave him home, he doesn't get vocal and just ends up sleeping in a comfortable area. Walter is a special guy who will make the family that adopts him very happy.

Walter came to us from Salinas Animal Shelter.

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

Belle Terrier
 
Belle Terrier

Sponsored By: Elbina Rafizadeh, Dawn Chirwa in memory of Bentley

Breed: Silky Terrier mix
Age: 12 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Female

Belle is a sweet girl with lots of energy for her age. Since her vision is slightly impaired, she will lovingly lick the air until she makes contact with your chin (at which point you should expect copious kisses). She loves meeting new people, especially children. Her personality is precious and incredibly endearing.

Since her vision is impaired, meeting new dogs can be a startling experience for her. If she sees or smells them she can react in fear and start a scuffle. We think the happiest scenario for sweet Belle is one where she is the center of your attention and the only dog in your home.

Belle navigates her surrounding very well and loves going for longs walks and exploring new areas. She also gets excited for car rides. She's easy to handle and enjoys being picked up.

When it's time for her daily eye drops or to take a bath, she's a good little girl. Belle has low vision in one eye and light perception in the other, according to our ophthalmologist, but you wouldn't know it watching her run and play!

Belle loves being brushed and sits patiently for you, then she runs around the room to show off how pretty she looks. She has the most energy when she's fresh out of the bath! One thing to keep in mind: Ms. Belle is a fan of the culinary arts, so it's probably a good idea to keep food put away when it's not mealtime.

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

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

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 10 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Male

Juno is a true teeny-weeny as his bulk comes from his thick, black fur coat. Its hard not to smile around him as his resting faces are too cute, often having his tongue peeking out the side of his mouth. He displays easy to read body language that helps with introductions. He is friendly and responsive to human interaction.

He is very enthusiastic about going outside and does well on a leash, while getting better with a harness. Juno is an excellent cuddle companion or partner for short walks around the neighborhood. He does really well with other dogs and can learn from them but mostly only cares about his humans.

Juno has a wonderful energy that can help lighten your day. He will be your shadow wherever you go and snuggle with you once you stop. He gladly accepts hugs and kisses and will enthusiastically respond with a waggly tail and his own kisses.

Juno does great in the car either in the seat or on your lap. He is now toothless and it makes him all the more endearing. This means that he will be sticking to soft foods.

Juno should go to a home without stairs because of a disc injury. He gets around just fine but because he is so small it takes him jumping to go up and down stairs which isn't good for his little back.

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

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 2 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Don't even look at this guy unless you're ready to have your heart stolen! Shadow is everything you want in a Chi - he's handsome, loving, quiet and athletic. He has playful antics and will climb right in your lap but also knows how to just "hang out." He will make someone a fabulous bestie!

He is a good boy with dogs of all sizes and rides well in the car. He doesn't even chime in when the other dogs are barking, so we can consider him a generally quiet fellow. Shadow came to us from Salinas Animal Services after his guardian did not come get him when he was picked up as a stray.

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

Breed: Terrier
Age: 6 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Patches is one happy-go-lucky guy! Look at those bright brown eyes and quirky, toothy smile! He also has a lovely white coat that's soft enough to smother yourself in. Tail held high, Patches explores his surroundings eagerly, and will take his leash in his mouth to urge his person to go out for a walk. He also likes to make time in his day for some cuddling, too!

When Patches goes out for his walk, he trots along with a pep in his step, happy face smiling and tail waving merrily the whole time. Patches is a perfect little gentleman. What a catch for some lucky human! Patches came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Breed: Beagle mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 19 pounds
Gender: Male

Crash has all the superlatives, like sweet, loving, and gentle, but really stands out for his desire to please and for listening intently. He is cuddly and wants to be rubbed and kissed. Crash is smart and learns new things quickly. He was taught in two days how to use the doggie door, is crate trained, and can heel. Crash lives for his person and his walks. When the leash comes out, he gets very excited. He can pull bit on the leash and gets enthusiastic to meet another dog, often vocally indicating that he wants to play. Crash has energy to endure long walks and hikes if you need a companion.

Crash is energetic when out and about and settles nicely when home or in the car. He loves car rides and will even stick his head out the window, displaying a big smile for passing people. In the home, he is very relaxed and does enjoy playing with soft, squeaky toys. He usually retrieves the toy when thrown. He gets along well with other dogs in the home.

Crash can be a little shy when meeting new people but warms up quickly. It does take longer for him to get comfortable with men. A male must be patient and slow when introducing himself.

Crash displayed vocal tendencies when first left alone at his foster's home but changed that when he understood the routine. He has never lived with a cat and would like to keep it that way. He may be shy at first but he is confident that if you meet, you'll want him to join your family.

Crash will need medicated baths twice a month for the rest of his life.

Crash came to us from his previous family who couldn't keep him any longer and were sad to see him go.

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

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 8 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Female

This adorable girl is oh-so-friendly with people and will quickly roll over to have her tummy rubbed by any willing hand. She's very easy to handle and rides quietly in the car. She has a moderate energy level and stays calm, even when there are rambunctious dogs around. She's very sweet and plays nicely with other pups.

Little Bit, known by her foster as "Lily", came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Little Bit (aka Lily), fill out our online adoption application.

Ruby and Lucy
 
Ruby and Lucy

Sponsored By: Pam Eaton, and The Henney Hounds

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Dachshund, Dachshund
Age: 11 years, 11 years
Weight: 15 pounds, 15 pounds
Gender: Female, Female

These two ladies were litter mates and have never been apart. They are very sweet and cuddly, friendly with people and great with other dogs. They would love a walk or just being outside and exploring. They are gentle with kids and easy to feed, as they are happy to ingest anything.

These sisters need to be in a home without stairs. Ruby has had spinal surgery and is doing great, but should not be going up stairs whatsoever. She will enthusiastically follow Lucy if allowed, so her ideal future family won't have stairs that the girls have access to.

These ladies came to POMDR when their guardian passed away suddenly and now are looking to bring their love to a new family.

If you would like to meet Ruby and Lucy, fill out our online adoption application.

ADOPTION PENDING - If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Age: 9 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Male

Jake Yorkie is as cute as can be so consider yourself warned before looking at his adorableness. Jake is a little pup with a big personality. He loves toys and will even play fetch with you. He likes to keep himself busy with sniffing his surroundings and making sure all of his dog and cat friends are being good. He is referred to as "The Supervisor." He likes to take naps in his crate and would prefer to sleep on a pillow next to you in bed.

Jake makes friends with everyone he meets and all the dogs along the way. He also does well with cats in the home although he does like to bark at them sometimes. Jake will play tug-o-war with his puppy friend and will even let other dogs sleep in his crate with him.

Jake was being given away for free on a website because the guardian couldn't afford the cost of care for him when a POMDR volunteer saw the ad and went straight away to pick him up.

Arnie

Sponsored By: Fern Kulpreecha in honor of Ruby

Breed: Pomeranian Mix
Age: 14 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Arnie is a sweet and gentle boy. He had a rough life before coming to POMDR. He was found as a stray and brought to the Salinas Animal Shelter. Arnie was in bad shape, covered in mats in some places, and sparse hair in others. The shelter shaved off the mats and started giving him the care that he needed. As you can see, he is on the road to recovery but he's still a work in progress. We are so excited to see his "after" photos!

Now Arnie is coming out of his shell with every new day he has. He is great around other dogs of all sizes. Arnie can be a little shy at first when meeting new people, but after a few sniffs he warms up to them and is happy to crawl up in your lap. He is spry considering his condition, and we think the healthy Arnie will be an active, happy boy.

Arnie will walk on a leash but currently is slow. He is more of a cruiser and does not react quickly so high speed children are not the best to have around him. Arnie is not anxious when left alone but he doesn't wait long for a potty break so it is best to give him access to outdoors regularly or a doggie door.

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

Bubbles Peek
 
Bubbles Peek

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

Breed: Pekingese/Poodle mix
Age: 14 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Bubbles sure is cute. She's also very sweet. She loves being right in the middle of things and right next to you. Her foster takes her to restaurants and to visit friends, and Bubbles is a perfect little lady when she's with her person. She's so relaxed, in fact, she often falls asleep in her foster's lap.

Bubbles is friendly with other dogs and tends to ignore the cat she lives with in her foster home. She's crate-trained and walks well on a leash. Another dog in her home taught her to bark when people arrive, which she thinks is great fun, but she's very friendly once she's met your visitors. She particularly enjoys the company of gentle children and is an all-around mellow presence. At night she prefers to sleep on her human's bed, so her perfect adopter likes to snuggle. She will sleep on her dog bed, if you prefer it.

Bubbles can be vocal when she's under stress, and the transition from her previous life hasn't been easy for her. Her beloved senior guardian passed away, and family wasn't able to keep her. When she first came to us, she literally cried for her mama and was inconsolable. Then we watched her slowly settle in, and soon enough she was enjoying the sunshine on the deck and sitting happily in our laps. She would love someone to give her TLC and make her feel comfortable and part of the family again.

We think she'd be happiest and have the easiest transition with an adopter who's around much of the time and can help her be ok with being left alone occasionally. Bubbles is not destructive at all when left, she just cries, but she is getting better. She will need an allergy shot every 4-5 weeks to manage her itchiness and allergies along with regular flea meds.

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

Breed: West Highland Terrier mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 25 pounds
Gender: Male

This gentleman is observant of his surroundings, while having a great ability to stay attentive to his guardian. Grayson adores human contact and is easy to handle. He has a soft mouth for treats and is food motivated.

Grayson's upbeat and loving behavior extends to dogs as well as humans. His tail is always wagging! He does well on a leash, but has an arthritic-induced limp on his left rear leg, which means he should avoid long hikes.

Grayson came to us from Monterey County Animal Services in the hopes of finding a home.

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

Bonnie Chi
 
Bonnie Chi

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala, Tricia Ishizuka

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 13 years
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Female

Bonnie is a tiny little pup who was rescued from a neglectful owner by a caring couple who can no longer keep her. She may be a senior, but she is amazingly spry and has excellent hearing and vision for her age. Bonnie can go down stairs as well as anybody, and she loves to follow you around the house to see what you're up to. She has never met a stranger and lets just about anyone hold and pet her.

Bonnie loves dogs of all sizes and is even happy to share a doggie bed. Bonnie gets along with cats, too. She's house-trained and knows how to use a potty pad if you need to leave her alone for more than a few hours. If you take her along, she rides happily inside a crate in the car.

Bonnie has a sweet, waggy little tail that expresses her cheerful disposition. She would fit in just about anywhere with someone who's looking for an adorable, smart, snuggly little companion who's well-behaved and gentle.

Bonnie has a very mild heart murmur that doesn't slow her - or her kisses - down one bit. She is amazing at just going with the flow and enjoying what comes her way.

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

Breed: Terrier/Chihuahua mix
Age: 11 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Female

Lisa likes treats! This girl is bashful in new environments, but a little piece o' cheese will warm her right up to a new, friendly face and she's quickly your new BFF. Lisa has a gentle soul and a quiet demeanor. She's the perfect dog for someone looking for a grateful, low-key love bug and she would adore being the center of attention in her future family. Lisa rides well in cars and pleasantly sits in the seat until the destination.

She can be an alpha dog in a pack, so she would do best in a home with no other dogs or cats.

Lisa is on medication for a heart arrhythmia. She will need to take the medication for life. The cost is $35 per month.

Lisa came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County where she was surrendered when her guardian moved and could not take her and Smokey (also available for adoption).

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

Maddison
 
Maddison

Sponsored By: Little Pup Lodge

Breed: Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Female

Maddison is totally precious! She has a mostly mellow, laid-back demeanor. She adores basking in the sun or curling up in a warm blanket, but don't let that fool you! She perks right up when she sees the leash or wants to go investigate the neighborhood on a walk. She's quite spry for her age and will jump for joy when she feels like it. Although she's mostly quiet and easy-going, she's happy to join the chorus of pups in her house to let you know someone is at the door or if a cat is intruding on her territory. She's great with new people though, so she'll befriend your guest as soon as they enter!

Maddison was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in August 2016. She is responding well to medication and could live several more years as long as she continues with her heart medication. It doesn't seem to affect her great personality, and she still matches her energy to yours, lounging when it's time to lounge and perking up when it's time for a walk or something fun!

Maddison came to us from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

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

Callie

Sponsored By: Couch Rescue Doggies, Mary Callagy in honor of Christine Derr

Breed: Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix
Age: 12 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Callie (previously known as "Mancha") 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 is good with other dogs of all sizes and finds comfort in having a loving person around. She walks surprisingly fast on the leash and rides nicely in the car. She has a mild heart murmur that doesn't require any treatment. She came to us with a non-functional left eye, which had to be removed.

Callie walks with a pronounced arch of her lower back. She has been seen by an orthopedic surgeon, who said she has a chronic intervertebral protrusion. It is not causing her overt pain. She is going to physical therapy (laser and swim therapy), which definitely helps her feel more spunky. She also takes joint supplements and an anti-inflammatory for pain control.

Callie was part of a family before ending up at the shelter. She was brought in as a stray, but her previous guardian was unable to pay the necessary fees to get her back and surrendered her instead.

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

Angelica
 
Angelica

Sponsored By: Claire Blatt sponsoring Angelica in honor of her 11th Birthday

Breed: Pekingese
Age: 9 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Angelica might initially seem like a little lady who is out to garner your sympathy, but the truth is that all she wants is your love. Angelica is sweet and yet a little shy at first. Her rough past led to our intervention, as she was found in pretty bad shape. Her prior circumstances do not hinder her big heart from soaking up all the love and attention she can get. She responds well to commands and stays her happy self around other dogs.

Angelica has a common condition called "dry eye." She will need to take eye drops for the rest of her life to keep her eyes as comfortable and healthy as possible.

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

Suzie Q
 
Suzie Q

Sponsored By: Karl and Helen Leek

Breed: Terrier
Age: 9 years
Weight: 23 pounds
Gender: Female

Suzie is on a quest to find her forever home. Fortunately, she will be an easy fit into any home because she gets along well with other dogs and new people. She does need a patient male to let her get comfortable with him. Once she does trust a man, she loves him unconditionally. At night, she sleeps happily in a crate and will wait patiently at home while you are away.

Suzie's guardian became ill and can no longer care for her. She can easily make a home happier and would love to do that for your home.

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

Breed: Terrier/Poodle mix
Age: 14 years
Weight: 19 pounds
Gender: Male

Hello! My name is Periwinkle and one glance at me tells you that I am a happy boy. Truthfully, doesn't the twinkle in my eye make you smile as well? I neither feel nor look my age and I think it has to do with my outlook on life. Fresh air, blue skies and lots of things to smell; that's what life is all about. Do you like these things too? Are you looking for the perfect companion to keep you company on walks or sitting on a bench watching people pass by? Me too!

I get along well with other dogs, cats and even the parrot who resides in the foster home with me. I'm pretty smart also. I know quite a few "commands" and I love to show off. I might add that I am house trained as well and love "go for rides" in the car. Want to take me for a test drive? Just contact POMDR and request a meet and greet with me. You won't be sorry!

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

Chloe JRT
 
Chloe JRT

Sponsored By: Friends

Breed: Jack Russell Terrier mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Chloe is a precious little lady who can be shy when first meeting you but quickly warms up, especially if a treat is involved. She's a smart, adaptable girl who walks well on leash, loves going for car rides and knows basic commands. While you're running errands or at work, she does great at home on her own. When you're back, she's happy to cuddle next to you and soak up your love and attention.

She enjoys short, rambling walks but doesn't need a lot of exercise to be happy. Chloe may be bursting with love, but she's not bursting with energy. She's good with other dogs, especially those close to her size as bigger pooches can be a little intimidating. Chloe is housetrained and quiet and just generally the perfect little companion who's easy to take care of and easy to love.

In her past life, she lived in a family with children and her best friend was a kitty. Since then, her family sadly lost their home and couldn't keep her. She has been a loyal, loving companion and can't wait to share her new life with new people.

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

Breed: Terrier/Maltese mix
Age: 9 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Female

My name is Eliza! I suppose my friends would say I am mellow while a bit on the shy side and that I can keep a secret. If you want to share your thoughts with someone, I'm the girl you've been looking for. I'm a wonderful listener and you will have my undivided attention. I do have some vision impairment so you'll have to be my eyes for me sometimes. I take daily eye drops but I am a good girl when we have to do them. I also enjoy meeting both two legged and four legged friends!

I've reached the best years of my life. I'm smart enough to know you don't potty inside and you don't eat sofas or shoes. I'm not afraid to be at home alone and I appreciate the pleasure of lying close to my human while watching a little TV or listening to music. I'm always up for a stroll or a car ride. I'm not loud either - I don't bark unless there is a good reason to do so.

Eliza has dry eyes and will lose her eye sight if she does not get her eye drop medication regularly, on an every few hour basis. She still has vision and this can be maintained with vigilant care. The cost is around $120 every 6 weeks.

Are you looking for someone like me? Could I make you as happy as I know you can make me? Why not consider a greet and meet? I just know you will fall in love with me. I'm already in like with you because, well, you've taken the time to learn about me! I came to POMDR from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Pepe and Taz
 
Pepe and Taz

Sponsored By: Barbara DeGroodt

Breed: Chihuahua, Chihuahua
Age: 12 years, 12 years
Weight: 10 pounds, 10 pounds
Gender: Male, Male

Pepe and Taz are brothers! And boy, do they love each other. No sibling rivalry here - they are quite content both being in your lap at the same time and falling soundly asleep. These two are quiet, easy keepers who get along well with dogs of all sizes.

Pepe and Taz are adorable. Taz is the slightly more "tan" colored dog, so yes, it's possible to tell them apart! They can often be found kissing or cuddling, or asking politely for you to pick them up.

Pepe and Taz lived with other dogs and three kitties in their previous family and they got along with everybody. Their favorite pastime (other than getting your attention) is lounging on a sunny patio and soaking up some rays.

We'd love to keep Pepe and Taz together. They have been together since puppyhood and came to us when their guardian passed away. Do you have room for twice the Chihuahua lovin' in your life?

If you would like to meet Pepe and Taz, fill out our online adoption application.

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 10 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Male

Ansel is a sweetie pie! He's adorably playful and gives lots of toothless little kisses. Ansel is one of those dogs with whom everyone just falls in love. He will play wrestle with stuffed toys and chase them down when you toss them! He's so precious, that we find ourselves giggling at his antics often.

Ansel greets you with his tail wagging, and he's also quite content curling up in your lap. He prefers to be picked up with two hands, and Ansel enjoys lots of gentle petting all over his little body. He is wary of too much intense contact from overly-enthusiastic little ones, so he would probably do best in a home without small children. Gentle, older kids would be just fine.

Ansel gets along well with his foster sibling, and he politely shares his bones with her! He does well with all dogs. Ansel has even tried to engage in play with gentle, big dogs, so he'd do well with dogs of any size in his pack. Ansel loves walks and he does great on a leash, even with one of his doggie buddies!

Ansel is a quiet fella who will just bark a bit when inspired to do so by a doggie pal. He does just fine with free run of the house, and he likes his crate, too, where he will put himself to bed at night when he is tired. He may also choose to sleep peacefully on the bed with you some nights! When Ansel goes out with you for a car ride, he would love to sit in your lap, but he is such a good boy that he will lay quietly in the passenger seat instead.

Ansel is such an easy dog; he is social, friendly, house-trained, quiet, playful, cuddly, and oh-so-eager to please! He's a bright ray of sunshine! Won't you give him his forever home, and let him make your days even brighter?

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

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

Jersey
 
Jersey

Sponsored By: Cindy Reskovic, Forgiving Paws

Breed: Border Collie/Terrier mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 55 pounds
Gender: Female

Jersey is a beautiful and different looking dog! She has the personality of a herding dog - sensitive, loyal and intelligent. She enjoys your affection and quietly approaches for some love. She is people-focused and loves staying by your side while you walk around the house. She's good with dogs and would do best with other mellow dogs in her future family.

Jersey has mild arthritis that will require inexpensive medication for life.

Jersey came to us from a good samaritan who rescued her and another dog, Princess, when they were found as strays. Princess is also available for adoption. They are fine going to separate homes.

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

Breed: Terrier mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male

Smokey's guardian had to move and couldn't take her dogs along, so she surrendered them to the SPCA for Monterey County. Smokey has totally come out of his shell in his foster home and proven to be a VERY good boy!

Smokey does well with other dogs of all sizes and has a wonderfully calm, friendly demeanor. He can be playful with the right canine buddies or he can just hang out. He does like to let you know when people are at the door or things are happening - he's a talkative guy!

Smokey has the most handsome grey face! Do you have room in your heart for this sweet Terrier?

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

Breed: Terrier mix
Age: 7 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Female

Shyla is a lovely, dark-haired, Terrier lady with a tip of white on her toes. She is, indeed, just a bit shy after being in the shelter. It takes Shyla a little time to warm up to new people, especially men, and when she becomes comfortable, a bright, cheery personality comes out! She happily jumps into her person's lap and dances around when they come home.

Shyla is very easy to handle and she enjoys, no she LOVES, going for long walks! Currently, she is on limited activity, however, due to a temporary leg issue. Shyla walks very well on the leash, though she does get excited on the leash when she sees a big dog, bird or squirrel. Shyla is good with other small or medium dogs.

If Shyla is not sleeping, she is rarin' to go! When she is allowed, Shyla loves running in the yard and chasing birds! She also enjoys when you toss toys for her. Shyla loves to be outside, and now that she is comfortable in her foster home, she is quite talkative and likes to let you know when things are happening!

Shyla would do best in a house with an active woman, or maybe gentle, older kids who can take her on the long walks that she so enjoys. Her excitement when playing is better suited for adults and older children. Shyla is so grateful for affection, and adores the attention that was sadly lacking in her former life. Won't you give this girl the happy forever home that she so deserves? Shyla came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Age: 8 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Male

This adorable fellow likes to experience the world through his nose. He sniffs everything in his path on walks, including other dogs and the people he meets. Whether he's around strangers or friends, Marlon lives for just a little bit of attention. He blisses out on head and butt scratches and loves to curl up in a friendly lap. Same goes for car rides - if your lap is available, he's happy to keep it warm.

Though Marlon is a wiggles-and-wags kind of guy, he was overlooked at the shelter for several months. After getting to know him and his gentle, loving disposition, we just can't understand why. But we definitely can see his potential to be an awesome new member of your family!

Marlon gets along great with other dogs and cats and anyone who'll give him love. He relaxes in his crate at night or when you're gone and loves being by your side during the day. Marlon is going to make someone a loving companion and fun partner for getting out and exploring the world.

Marlon has a grade 4/6 heart murmur that will be checked further with an ultrasound.

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

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

Bologna
 
Bologna

Sponsored By: Jon and Julie Hammersmith, Deb, Cadi, Raisin & Ryder

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 6 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Male

Bologna is a great companion, whether you're a senior who sticks close to home or a young family who's always on the go. He has a contagious love for life and an enviable carefree personality. He is loyal and affectionate and still has a lot of puppy-like enthusiasm for adventure!

In his current forest home, he gets along great with both dogs and cats. He is also a star among the neighborhood kids who love to pet him and help walk him. They can't get enough of him, and he is always quite the gentleman.

He loves going on adventures, particularly long walks and hikes. Whether it's up trails at a park or around the various pet-friendly shopping centers in the area, he loves going out and seeing the world. He also loves the car rides that get you there!

At home, he is adorable because he likes to be in the same room as you. If you move to another room, and he senses you're not coming right back, he loyally follows. He also looks for any excuse to cuddle up and nap on or next to you.

He is 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.

Sadly, both of Bologna's guardians passed away. A family member gave him to a loving couple who offered to help him find his forever family, and they reached out to POMDR for help. He just can not wait to find a forever home that will love him as much as he loves them.

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

Dixie

Sponsored By: Manutech Mfg., Duke Bartholomew, Mary and Kailey in memory of Suki

Breed: Cockapoo
Age: 13 years
Weight: 23 pounds
Gender: Female

Dixie is a cuddly and peppy little senior gal who 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 by cataracts, 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.

Her foster mom says, "Dixie loves to take car trips. She doesn't act her age. She acts younger than she is -- bouncy and happy!"

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

She also has low thyroid for which she is on 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.

Andie

Sponsored By: Charlotte Takemoto, Bob and Kathleen Seibel, Billy Brubaker

Breed: Golden-Doodle
Age: 12 years
Weight: 29 pounds
Gender: Female

Andie needs a special, loving home. She is blind and takes medication to prevent seizures. She also happens to be incredibly sweet, and totally adores TLC! Andie is friendly with new people, especially when they give her love.

Due to her vision lost, she can't see the visual cues from other dogs and has a difficult time interacting and feeling comfortable with them. She also has hypothyroidism so she will be on an inexpensive medication for life to control that.

She would thrive with a calm canine sibling or as the only pet. She has no interest in kitties and would likely do just fine having a cat in her family. When Andie has been around a toddler, she wasn't fazed by him at all.

Once a routine is established for Andie, she will do fine in the house. She also enjoys getting out of the house, and she will ride along in the car nicely, or go for walk on a leash with no problem. At night, Andie likes to snuggle up somewhere near her person on her dog bed.

Andie's senior guardian passed away recently and no one in her family can give Andie the quiet lifestyle she needs. She is so incredibly loving and trusting, Andie will be a wonderful, gentle companion for a mellow person who wants to adore and be adored!

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

Toby and Marley
 
Toby and Marley

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Poodle, Chihuahua
Age: 9 years, 5 years
Weight: 23 pounds, 11 pounds
Gender: Male, Male

Being surrendered at a shelter is likely a scary experience, but having your best friend by your side must be a huge reassurance. Toby and Marley are so attached to one another, we need a special adopter who will help us keep them together. They spend their time cuddling in the same bed or play-wrestling with one another. They're an odd couple and are sure to put a smile on your face!

They are both friendly and cheerful dogs. They adore your attention, although Marley has a more animated personality and will do all kinds of cute antics to get some love. Toby is right there waiting for a few scratches, too. They get along well with dogs of all sizes. They are good on leash, ride really well in the car and fall asleep together while you work or watch TV. They would likely be an easy fit in most dog-loving households.

Toby and Marley came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Services after being surrendered by their guardian.

If you would like to meet Toby and Marley, fill out our online adoption application.

Bailey Terrier
 
Bailey Terrier

Sponsored By: Scooter and Joey in honor of Mr. Wee

Breed: Terrier/Chihuahua mix
Age: 17 years
Weight: 23 pounds
Gender: Male

Bailey is a loving senior guy. He has some age-related vision loss but he gets around just fine, although long flights of stairs would be tough for him. He is good with other dogs and friendly when meeting new people. It's possible he'd be okay living with a cat in his future family. Bailey walks well on leash and is a very good boy!

Bailey's guardian is ill and moving back to his home country to get support from his family. Bailey's vet felt he might not survive the long, multi-day trip, so he was surrendered to us to find him a new, loving family in his golden years. He has been a well-loved dog.

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

Dasher Poodle
 
Dasher Poodle

Sponsored By: Wendy

Breed: Poodle
Age: 12 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Male

Dasher loves to cuddle with his person and has a charming disposition. He's also good with other dogs and kitties and will be a great fit in a mellow pack. Dasher is a fairly independent fellow who is content to tip toe around to learn his surroundings or take a nap in the sun.

Dasher came to us with very diseased, painful eyes. The ophthalmologist assessed his eyes and said his quality of life would be greatly improved if he had both eyes removed. He adjusted very well after surgery and is ready to find a forever family who loves him exactly how he is!

Dasher is on a special diet to help maintain his kidney health. He has the beginning signs of renal disease.

Dasher came to us from the Hollister Animal Shelter.

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

Maeby

Sponsored By: The Wishbone Pet Company

Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 7 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Female

Maeby is 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 return she gives them kisses. She does the same with children.

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, and they play together nicely. Maeby enjoys just hanging out, too, preferably with something to chew on. Maeby ignores the household cats unless they are persistent about pestering her.

Maeby is fine 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 somewhere that looks safe.

When you have to go out without Maeby, she does fine with free roam inside the house and access to a doggie door, so that she may go outside into the yard whenever she wishes. Being confined seems to stress her a bit. Maeby rarely barks, and usually will bark only once if she does feel the need.

Maeby's foster mom reports: "Maeby's best trait is how affectionate she is. She constantly dotes on her people. She is also the best cuddle buddy anyone could ask for. She loves bedtime and will fall asleep in your arms, right next to your head (she has her own pillow) or under the covers if you'll let her!"

Maeby originally came to us from the Watsonville Shelter.

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

Dixie Chick
 
Dixie Chick

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 13 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Female

Dixie Chick is as mellow and loving as they come. And boy does she love food! She may generally have the lower energy level you'd expect from an older dog, but when food is involved she'll practically do back flips to charm it out of your hands (even when it's something healthy like carrots, her favorite snack). Her new family will probably need to take her on regular walks to keep her weight down.

Dixie Chick still has some pep in her step and enjoys her walks. She's not setting any speed records, but she does walk nicely on a leash. She's polite to the dogs she encounters and never barks. Dixie isn't big on playing. She's just happy to coexist with other dogs and people. She fits in beautifully with everybody in her foster-family pack, which includes several dogs and kitties. She's self-sufficient and reliably house-trained. She also knows how to use puppy pads, if needed, and appreciates easy access to the outside.

Dixie isn't demanding, aggressive or vocal. She takes lots of naps throughout the day, lounging on a blanket or in her dog bed. At night, she's happy to cuddle next to you. When it's mealtime, it's a good idea to keep Dixie separated from other dogs' bowls. If you don't, this hungry little gal is likely to eat their food as well as hers.

Like most senior dogs, Dixie has some age-related hearing and vision loss. This doesn't slow her down one bit - she keeps up with the rest of the dogs, jumps on the furniture (if invited) and is fine navigating stairs. She needs eye drops each day and is very good about letting you put them in. She's also on a daily allergy medication.

Dixie came to us when her guardian was going into assisted living and felt she couldn't offer Dixie the life she deserved.

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

Angel Border Collie
 
Angel Border Collie

Sponsored By: Susan Simon and Joel Aronowitz, Shannon Bishop, Bob and Kathleen Seibel, Claudia Dickens

Breed: Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix
Age: 14 years
Weight: 47 pounds
Gender: Female

Angel is a beautiful and sweet senior gal who has been a loved family member her whole life. All she needs for the rest of her golden years is a warm spot in the sunshine and some TLC. A home with a nice back yard would be ideal.

On walks, it takes her a bit of time to get her back end warmed up. But once she's outside on flat ground, she comes to life. If she's in a safe space where she can be off leash, she might even take off running and show you a glimpse of the young dog she used to be and still is at heart.

Angel is a mellow dog who's content to lie in her bed and watch the world turn around her. She's laid back when meeting other dogs or new people and is fine with gentle children. Even kitties are okay with Angel. She's an easy keeper.

She is a good girl when left home alone, knows her basic commands, and is house-trained. Angel has some age-related hearing and vision loss, and she takes a daily medication for incontinence to control any possible accidents. She sometimes slips on wood or tile floors, so doggie socks or a house with carpeting or rugs might help things.

Angel came to us when her family could no longer care for her. We know it must have been traumatic for Angel to lose her loving family, but she has adapted like a champ and settled in really well. She's just a bundle of sweetness and joy looking for a family to love.

If you would like to meet Angel Border Collie, fill out our online adoption application.

Daisy Maisy
 
Daisy Maisy

Sponsored By: Jessica Thomson, Courtney and Arthur

Breed: Terrier/Chihuahua mix
Age: 11 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Female

This precious little one-eyed lady will steal your heart with a wink and a smile! She has a good yet mellow energy level, and she gets a little more excited at meal time. One of her favorite activities is going for short walks around the neighborhood with you, and Daisy will love to go for a car ride with you, too.

Daisy Maisy lived in a family with both cats and older children and did well with them. She is good with other dogs and falls in love with most people that she meets. Daisy Maisy quickly rolls over to ask her new friends for belly rubs!

Daisy Maisy's missing eye has no effect on her great personality. We don't know how long it has been missing, but she has adapted well. She has been diagnosed with Cushing's Disease and she is being treated for it. Though this is is a chronic disease, she is easily medicated, and as she adores being near you, Daisy will be easy to monitor throughout her life.

Daisy Maisy was mostly an outdoor dog who slept in a dog house at night in her previous life. She deserves to come inside and be part of a loving family. She'll miss you a bit when you go out, and she'll be all happy tail wags and wiggles when you return!

Daisy Maisy came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County where she was surrendered when her family moved into housing that didn't allow pets.

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

Emmet

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Ava Cabelera, Tracy Gordon

Breed: Cocker Spaniel mix
Age: 6 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Male

Emmet is an easygoing fellow who walks well on a leash, takes baths without fussing, and enjoys going on car rides. Emmet is house-trained and prefers to do his business on walks rather than in the yard. He does have a tendency to lunge at passing bikes, runners, skateboarders, or other quick moving objects. He'll need some help overcoming that habit.

He has an amazing sense of balance, and you'll often find him perched on a chair, table, back of the couch, or rear dashboard of your car. When he's not impressing you with his high-wire act, he loves to bury himself in a fluffy blanket and take a nap or play a rousing game of tug of war with his person or a friendly dog. When being petted or scratched, Emmet makes the most delightful grunting noises to display his happiness at your loving attention.

Sometimes Emmet has an issue with defensively guarding his person or his space (also known as "resource guarding") and will need an adopter who is willing to manage this behavior. For this reason, he would probably do best in a home without small children.

Emmet stole the hearts of the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter staff after they picked him up as a stray. He's a wonderful dog, and we're grateful to be able to offer him a second chance.

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

Bernie Shih Tzu
 
Bernie Shih Tzu

Sponsored By: Allison Galloway

Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 13 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Male

Bernie gets along well with other dogs and cats and enjoys meeting new people. He's a little love bug once he really gets to know you. He relishes going for short walks.

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. He also has environmental allergies so he is on a special diet and must stay current on flea prevention. He also has chronic ear infections that need ongoing monitoring.

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 2016 and Bernie has been looking for a forever home ever since. With his multiple health issues, we know Bernie may be in foster care for the rest of his life, but if a special adopter comes along for him, we would be willing to adopt him out. He'll make someone a devoted companion. Bernie makes his foster mom smile every day.

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

Sampson and Goliath
 
Sampson and Goliath

Sponsored By: Mishell and Melanie Davis

Breed: Pomeranian, Pomeranian
Age: 8 years, 8 years
Weight: 15 pounds, 15 pounds
Gender: Male, Male

Sampson and Goliath are brothers, and we'd love to keep them together. These guys are friendly and playful with everybody they meet - people, kids and dogs alike! We've nicknamed them "Copy and Paste." They even approach kitties with a gentle curiosity and would be fine with them in their future family. They're very good dogs who are both house-trained and crate-trained.

Sampson is the "nurturer" of the two and is constantly taking care of his brother's hygiene by cleaning his face and ears. Goliath is the adventurous one who would prefer to be exploring your house and checking your floor for crumbs.

Can't you just see yourself walking these two cuties down your street as a happy little family? They are great on leash and enjoy going for short walks. They're precious, sweet and will keep you laughing.

Goliath has degenerative disease in his back and it is touch and go some days. He may eventually be completely paralyzed. We have been managing his condition with medication and mobility restriction and that helps. He is very attached to his brother, Sampson, who is being treated for heart disease. He takes daily medication which runs approximately $150 per month and he needs an ECG and radiographs every 4-6 months.

They are being fostered by a veterinary ICU nurse so are in very good hands. They do both have a lot going on, so need to go to a home willing to see them through their medical needs and the related expenses. medications.

Sampson and Goliath have been loved dogs their whole life, but their guardian's property is under new management and they are adamant that they can no longer have dogs. They've made the hard decision to re-home these sweet boys.

If you would like to meet Sampson and Goliath, fill out our online adoption application.

Shorty and Patches
 
Shorty and Patches

Sponsored By: Linda, Twiggy and Zelda Lavoie, Cheri Hitchcock

Breed: Dachshund/Hound mix, Queensland Heeler
Age: 12 years, 13 years
Weight: 25 pounds, 33 pounds
Gender: Male, Female

Shorty and Patches are best friends. 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 even goes 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. 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 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 free to roam the house and are not destructive. They know how to let themselves outside.

This duo does fine when left home alone, although they may whimper for a bit before quickly settling down and waiting 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.

BB King
 
BB King

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Pomeranian mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Male

BB King is a real charmer with a gentle, loving soul and beautiful, kind eyes. There are three things you need to know about BB King: he does a happy dance when you pull out his leash to go on a walk, he loves a good brushing like it's a full-body massage, and feeling the wind in his face while riding in the car is about the best thing ever.



He happily greets every new person he meets, sometimes even flopping on his back for a belly rub. BB King has a mellow personality and gets along well with the dogs, cats, bunny, birds and fish at his foster home. Sometimes he wrestles with the dogs and one of the cats, who all seem to understand he's a little older and treat him gently. Otherwise, he's more into cuddling than running around.

BB King does have a severe heart murmur and is on several medications. The cost of the medications is about $100 per month. He will also need a veterinary exam and possible x-rays every 4-6 months. Because of the risk associated with putting him under anesthesia, we will not be altering BB King. He has a very gentle, easy-going personality, and we know someone will love him exactly as he is.

BB King came to us from the Hollister Animal Shelter. He's just the coolest old guy who's hoping for a wonderful companion for some quiet time, cuddles, brushing, and short walks. He's content to simply be part of your life and know he's loved.

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

Jerry

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Norfolk Terrier mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Jerry is a quiet, gentle dog and gets along better when with other dogs. After a patient introductory period, he calmly tolerates being groomed and handled. He 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 as you earn his trust. He just needs that special someone to instill in him confidence and so he can respond with loyalty.

More than anything, Jerry LOVES walks! His favorite activity is going for a walk and exploring your neighborhood! He sees that leash come out and really lights up.

We have learned through our time with Jerry that he has a skin irritation that requires a daily regiment of medication. This can be costly and time consuming. He also is sensitive to many foods and we can help list appropriate options for him.

Jerry arrived as a stray that was really in need of medical attention and grooming. His skin and coat are now healthy and he is 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.



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 typically are 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.