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P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 718-9122
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Patricia J Bauer Center
615 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove

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.

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.

For more information about our adoption policies and process and info about other places to adopt, see bottom of page.


Dixie is a 23 pound, 12-year-old cuddly Cocker Spaniel. She's a sweet, tolerant girl who walks well on a leash and has been known to pass out kisses. She ignored the shelter cat - sniffed him once and walked away. She's on the shy and quiet side when she meets new people.

She came to us as a stray from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Shakira is a petite 6 pound, 10-year-old terrier mix who is easy to handle and gets along well with other dogs and cats. She has 5 teeth. She likes to give people face kisses and you can see the love shining in those big dark eyes.

She came in as a stray from Salinas Animal Services where she endeared herself to the staff there.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - this dog is on a trial adoption and 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.

Jimmy is a 50 pound, 13-year-old Standard Poodle. He loves the outdoors and walks nicely on a leash. He enjoys treats and will take them gently from your hand. He has a way of looking you directly in the eye that makes you wonder if he knows what you're thinking! Jimmy gets along well with other dogs and people and steals the heart of everyone who meets him.

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

Angel is a 10 pound, 10-year-old bundle of joy. She is a Miniature Poodle with papers. She grew up with a Chocolate Lab who was her best friend. He passed away recently and she was a little depressed without him. When she's in a new place, she's Ms. Curiosity and checks out every room and person. She's got plenty of energy and appreciates treats. She gets along well with other dogs, children, and cats (she ignores them).

Angel came to POMDR when her senior guardian started having health issues and could no longer care for her.

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

Duke is a 17 pound, 9-year-old purebred Pekingese. He gets along well with other dogs and even has a little play bounce. He is an absolute sweet heart with people. He is housetrained, comes when called, and is good with kitties. He is a real easy keeper.

Duke has a funny way of putting both feet in his water bowl when he drinks!. He'll keep you laughing.

Duke came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Annie is a 15 pound, 3-year-old Jack Russell Terrier/Beagle mix. She walks very nicely on leash, and enjoys meeting other dogs. Sometimes she will want to play with them, but usually she wants to keep walking. She likes to meet new people and is great with children. She greets people gently but affectionately.

Annie is a mellow gal who needs a moderate amount of exercise. She fits right in with the various other dogs at her foster home, playing with them sometimes and easily sharing the dog beds, couch, toys, etc. She's fine with being left alone, especially if she has her favorite antler to chew on. She rides quietly in the car, either in a crate or on a dog bed.

Annie's foster mom says: "Annie is a very happy little girl, with a sweet personality and easy to take care of. She is easy when meeting new people, I trust her with children and she gets along with other dogs well."

Annie came to POMDR from Monterey Animal Services, where she needed medical treatment for a very large bladder stone. In spite of the pain she must have been in, she was very sweet and friendly. After her surgery she had a few potty accidents, and she still needs a little more training in that department.

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

Chloe is a 9 pound, 10-year-old Malti-Poo. She is a friendly little dog who gets along well with people, other dogs of all sizes, and cats.

Chloe came to us after being found as a stray. She had an old eye injury and had to have her eye removed. She also had some mammary masses removed, but she is recovering well. She is a playful darling of a dog.

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

Bronson is a 15 pound, 12-year-old blonde Schipperke mix. He is very affectionate, loves to go for walks, is house trained, and gets along great with dogs and wonderfully with cats. He is very healthy and sturdy for a senior dog. He was very well cared for all of his life until his guardian became ill and could no longer care for him.

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

Austin is a 70 pound, 12-year-old Black Lab. He is a good-natured, goofy, ball-playing sweetheart. He no longer has full-blown lab energy, but he still loves to go for walks, meet people, explore, and occasionally play rambunctiously for a while. He greets other dogs politely and plays a little with the other dog at his foster home. He also plays with tennis balls, rope toys, Kongs, stray socks, etc.

Austin is learning to ride politely in the car, but sometimes still tries to climb into the front when the car is stopped. At his foster home he has access to the house and back yard via a doggy door. He might whine a little at first when left at home, but he's always comfortably napping inside when his foster mom returns.

Austin's foster mom says: "Austin is a sweet, goofball, old man lab. He has the silliest expressions sometimes. He wants to go where you go, and be with you. He adores people and loves to check out his surroundings. He would love a happy loving forever family to spend his remaining life with."

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

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

Jessie
 
Jessie

Sponsored By: Debbie Marrs, Virginia Lange in memory of Sugar & Beau, Lynne Hayman, Debra Couch, Marsha Bassett, Sandra Reel, The Henney Hounds, Elizabeth Gill, Patsy Volpe, Charlie Wertheimer, Darla Vanschuyver, Carol George,Valerie Moule, Mary Callagy, Lawrence Rosenberg, Jackie Boyster, Judy Canright, Mary Bock, Lois Hansen, Willaman Family, Barbara Reitz, Manuela Drury, Lea & Chris Moody in memory of Jeter

Jessie is a 16 pound, 12-year-old Lhasa Apso mix. He is very friendly with everyone, and loves to sit or lie down on people's feet to get some love and attention. He gets along with all other dogs that he meets, and is currently living congenially with three other dogs. He is a very mellow guy and settles down right away at home or in the car. He is very quiet, and almost never barks even once.

Jessie has malformed front legs and problems with his heart. He does enjoy padding around on walks, but he can only walk for a short distance. He is also hard of hearing, like many older dogs. He needs a home where he would not have to climb stairs.

His foster mom says "Jessie is such a little teddy bear and so lovable that anyone would love him. He's easy and not demanding. He sleeps on my bed at the head of the bed and hardly moves all night. In return for the extra things his new family will need to do for him, he will melt their hearts."

Jessie was found as a stray near Toro Park in Salinas.

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

Alfie is a 20 pound, 5-year-old Poodle/Bedlington Terrier mix. He is friendly with people and loves to meet other dogs. He gets along well with all four of the other dogs in his foster home. He is curious about the cat in his foster home, but is not aggressive with her. He bonds very quickly with his people.

Alfie is a smart boy who is also very food-motivated, which makes him a quick study. He is rapidly learning basic manners and commands. He is an angel when walking on a leash, and loves to go for walks. He is also happy to ride in a car. He can be playful and zoom around the yard, but he is also happy to curl up in a dog bed or on the couch, ideally with someone gently petting him.

Alfie was found as a stray in Soledad by a POMDR volunteer. He had obviously been living on the streets for some time because he was filthy and had long matted dreadlocks. He cleaned up beautifully and is now ready for a loving forever home.

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

Angie

Sponsored By: Grady, Jem & Van, Stacey & "Slippers" Iverson

Angie is a 50 pound, 10-year-old Australian Shepherd mix. She is a quiet dog who would love to bond with a new family. Angie is fine with other dogs.

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

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

Penny

Sponsored By: Babette Sears

Penny is a 35 pound, 6-year-old purebred Sharpei. She is a mild, gentle dog who gets along well with people and is good with other dogs. She had a condition called entropion eyes and had surgery on March 27 to correct it. She recovered well from surgery and is ready to meet and greet potential adopters.

Penny came to us from Monterey County Animal Services after being found as a stray.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - this dog is on a trial adoption and 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.

Parky is a 60 pound, 11-year-old Border Collie mix. He is EXTREMELY well mannered and very good with kids and strangers. He lives with a cat in harmony. He is overall a very friendly dog. He is still plenty active for a senior and likes to go on walks and run around the dog park. He is quiet and only barks to be taken out to do his business if needed.

Parky has been a devoted member of a family, but they are moving and can't take him with them.

Teddy is an 8 pound, 10-year-old Pomeranian mix. His favorite thing is to go for walks; he walks very well on a leash and wants to play with other dogs that he meets. At home he is a sweet little guy who loves to sit on a lap and snuggle, or look out the window at the world outside. About once a day he will pick up a toy.

Teddy is well-mannered, and will wait for you to go through a door first, or will wait when someone comes to the door. He sleeps the night through in his crate. He is a wonderful and loving little dog.

Teddy came to us from Monterey County Animal Services after coming in as a stray.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - this dog is on a trial adoption and 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.

Gidget is a 5 pound, 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier. She is a sweet and delicate older lady who loves to be in a lap. Like many older dogs, she is hard of hearing. She gets along fine with other dogs, and with a cat at her foster home, but doesn't interact with them much.

Gidget walks very well on a leash but can only go for about half a mile before she tires out. She is a mellow girl at home, spending much of her time sleeping. She hasn't been interested in toys. She is used to sleeping in a crate at night. She would do best in a home without small children, because she is so tiny and delicate.

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

Katie is a 35 pound, 14-years-young Border Collie/Chow mix. She is in excellent shape for her age. Her back legs are a little weak so she needs a little help jumping in and out of a car. Like many older dogs, she is hard of hearing.

Katie never tires of going on walks, and will pick up her own leash to remind you that it's time for another. She is eager to meet people, though a bit cautious at first. She gets along fine with other dogs but hasn't yet shown interest in playing with them. She has not been around cats, but would probably do just fine with kitties. She likes squeaky toys and soft toys and the occasional laundry basket sock.

Katie rides well in a car, and enjoys sniffing out the window. She is house trained and is fine being left alone at her foster home, where she is free to wander about. Her foster mom says "She is a very sweet and gentle dog. She is shy, but seeing her open up over time is very special".

Katie came to us after her guardian passed away.

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

Stripe was born 12/16/13. He is a Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher mix puppy. He loves to play with plush toys, balls, chews, other little dogs, big dogs, and anything else a puppy will play with. He expends a lot of puppy energy, and then passes out on his dog bed, exhausted. He is very curious to meet new people, in a cautious puppy way.

Stripe is a sweet little puppy who just wants to please. He has bonded quickly with his foster family and is learning fast. He has now earned the privilege of being left loose in the house, with a doggy door to the back yard.

Stripe has a lot of love to give and is just waiting for a forever family. Maybe your family is the one?

Stripe and his brother Spot (also available for adoption) were with a senior person who could not take care of them.

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

Spot was born 12/16/13. He is a Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher mix puppy. He spends his days switching between puppy go-go-go and peaceful slumber. While he's awake, he plays with dog toys of all sorts. He also plays well with the other dogs in his foster home, including his brother Stripe, a Pug, and a Golden Retriever.

Spot and his brother Stripe have very similar personalities, though Spot is a little bit shyer and a little bit less active. Spot is also even smaller than Stripe. They get along great together and would be very happy to be adopted together, but they could also be adopted separately.

Spot and his brother Stripe (also available for adoption) were with a senior person who could not take care of them.

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

Charlie is a 12-year-old, 45 pound Golden Retriever mix. He is a real sweetie and enjoys being with people and other dogs. He moves slowly due to arthritis and is a little wobbly when he gets tired, but he is building his strength and stamina little by little. He also appears to be mostly deaf as are many senior dogs.

He had an ultrasound due to some GI problems and there is a suspicious mass near his spleen, but without doing exploratory surgery, we just don't know what exactly it is. He doesn't have any other symptoms now. The GI problems have cleared up. We're hoping Charlie can find a forever home for how ever many months or years he has left amongst us. His foster mom says, " Charlie is a very determined dog - even with all his health issues, he finds the strength to get up and move around. He is a really good boy!"

Charlie came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being found as a stray.

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

Zoey

Sponsored By: Joseph Hollinger, Linda Schroeder

Zoey is an 18 pound, 14-year-old poodle mix. She is blind, but is pretty confident in finding her way around — at her foster home she found and used the doggy door before it had been shown to her. She is loving, trusting, and sweet with people and is fine around other dogs who are calm and forgiving of her disability.

Zoey had some cancerous mammary tumors removed, and she has some masses on her lungs. They are not bothering her now but could be an issue for her in the future.

Zoey loves companionship and will often follow her foster mom around, but she also does fine when left at home with two other dogs. She goes out the doggy door on her own and has had no accidents in the house. She sleeps soundly through the night.

We are looking for a caring, compassionate person who would like to give Zoey a wonderful home for the last months or years of her life. We just don't know how quickly her cancer will spread, but we do know that she deserves to feel loved every day in the meantime.

Zoey came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services as a stray.

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

Lolly

Sponsored By: Jan Neal

Lolly is a 14 pound, 12-year-old Chihuahua. She has a tolerant, friendly, mellow personality. She enjoys a nice slow walk where she has good smelling opportunities. She is happy to let gentle strangers pet her.

Lolly basically ignores other dogs that she meets while walking, and other dogs and cats at her foster home. 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 is great about sleeping all night in her dog bed.

Lolly paces a bit in the car before settling down, but doesn't bark or whine. At home she can be vocal when she knows her foster people are near and can't get to them, but seems to be quiet if they are not nearby.

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.

Belle is a 14 pound 14 year old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix. She's a real sweetheart -- an affectionate, loving girl. Belle is a mellow girl who spends a lot of time sleeping and cuddling, but she gets around just fine and enjoys her leisurely daily walks. She is a little concerned about meeting new dogs, but basically just ignores them. She can be shy when first meeting new people, but will soon jump right into their laps once she gets used to them.

Belle has not shown interest in toys in her foster home. She is house trained, but like any dog might have an accident in the house if left for a very long time without an opportunity to potty. She is not nervous in cars; she just sleeps in her bed.

Belle is currently living with two other Chihuahuas and a cat and is doing great with them. She previously lived with three large dogs too, so she will do well in a home with big dogs, little dogs or cats. Belle does fine when her foster mom goes to work, but would love to be with someone who is home during part of the day. She's a sweet low energy dog who just wants love.

Belle came to Peace of Mind after she was surrendered to a local vet hospital when her guardian passed away.

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

Randy is a 90 pound, 11-year-old Yellow Labrador. He is good with other dogs of all sizes. He likes to play with other dogs, and has a grand time at the dog park.

Randy pulls on leash a little, but does very well with a gentle leader nose harness. He has some arthritis and so prefers shorter walks. Also, stairs and getting in and out of a vehicle are hard for him. He'll need help with that or a ramp. He has a lot of energy for a senior dog, but also settles down after the excitement of a new place wears off.

Randy loves people. He will bark excitedly when meeting new people, and then give them a big super-friendly greeting. Then he mellows out quickly. He enjoys playing with dog toys, either by himself or with a person. He has lived with young children and is fine with them.

Randy's foster mom says "He is such a happy dog! Always wagging his tail and loves company. So happy to see us when we get up in the morning, when we get home, or just when we enter the room he is in. He is the classic lab. He will make someone very happy."

Randy came to us after his guardian had to leave the country unexpectedly and family members did not have time to care for him.

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

Chester

Sponsored By: Teddy, Itsey & Minnie

Chester is an 8 pound, 10-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.

Suzi

Sponsored By: Leigh Cambra, in memory of Issy, Candice Cambra, in memory of Issy, Sue & Jim Hanrahan, in memory of Issy

Suzi is a 28 pound, 15-year-old Jack Russell mix. She is vision and hearing impaired due to her age, but is otherwise a healthy senior dog. She enjoys a nice leisurely walk, where she politely sniffs with new dogs that she meets, and mostly ignores new people.

She's generally mellow around the house, though she will play once in a while. She's staying with two other dogs, and does fine with them, but she does not do well with cats. She prefers to be right next to her person, and follow them from room to room.

Her foster mom says "She is the sweetest dog with heart-melting brown eyes." She deserves a peaceful, loving home to enjoy her remaining years.

Suzi came to us when her 102-year-old guardian went into a nursing home.

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

Dundee
 
Dundee

Sponsored By: Jasper, Grady & Jem

Dundee is a 15 pound, 12-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.

Simba is a 10 pound, 12-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua mix. He is the perfect companion for someone who wants a lap dog. He likes to be close. He does enjoy walking and can get by with as much or as little exercise as you can provide. He has lived with other dogs most of his life and would do fine in a mutlidog household or as an only dog. He does love children. His foster mom takes him to visit a friend with a kitty and he does fine with the kitty.

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

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

Troy

Sponsored By: John Click

Troy is a 10 pound, 8-year-old Chihuahua mix. He is a friendly, confident dog with a lively personality. He loves to meet and play with new dogs and he never met a stranger he didn't win over. If you'd like to have the happiest dog in the world in your life, Troy might be your buddy.

Troy walks nicely on a leash, with a little weaving back and forth to find the best smells. He is used to riding in a crate in the car, and he's fine with that. He likes having a blanket or sheet to chew on. He's happy to sleep in a crate, or in your bed.

Troy's foster mom says "He is a lovable, friendly, cute dog that just wants to cuddle up in someone's lap."

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

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

Bert

Sponsored By: Tina Corona-Mantutech Mfg

Bert is a 6 pound, 8-year-old Chihuahua mix. He is mellow and sweet, and just loves curling up on his foster mom's lap and going to sleep. He seems very grateful for anything that is done for him.

Bert walks well on a leash, mostly staying at your side. He's fine with meeting new people and is good with other dogs. He is crate trained. He is a little too excited about kitties so would do best in a home without cats or with a very confident cat. He is smaller than most kitties!

Bert was found as a stray in Salinas.

If you would like to meet Bert, 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.

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.

Pepper Lhasa
 
Pepper Lhasa

Sponsored By: Jenna, Winston & Leelu Scanlon

Pepper is a 13 pound, 17-year-old pure bred Lhasa Apso. He is a gentle dog who gets along with people, other dogs, and cats.

He has a non-functional right eye that has been that way since he was a pup and doesn't cause him any trouble. He also has limited vision in his left eye. He is quiet and housebroken as long as he has a routine and access to the outdoors. He likes meeting people and dogs, though he doesn't always notice their presence. He wags his little tail constantly and loves to be with company. He enjoys being held and cuddled.

Pepper does have a heart condition and is at risk of sudden death from a rupture. He needs a peaceful place to curl up in a comfortable bed and feel secure and loved in his golden years no matter how much longer he has.

Pepper came to POMDR when his guardian passed away. He had been in the same loving home for 17 years.

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

Nina is a 20 pound, 12-year-old Shih Tzu. She's an easygoing, mellow dog who is very friendly; she loves everyone she meets. She gets along fine with other dogs she meets when out walking, and also with the other dogs in her foster home. She plays a little with a Yorkie at her foster home.

Nina gets spunky and runs around a little when first coming in the house or going outside, but quickly settles down. She enjoys a cloth chew toy, playing fetch, cuddling, and lounging around (preferably on a lap). She does fine in a crate and also does fine when left out with other dogs. She has a quiet bark, which she has only used in her foster home when she's outside and wants to come in.

Nina was surrendered by her senior guardian when she could no longer care for her.

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

Lupey

Sponsored By: Miss P

Lupey is a 20 pound, 11-year-old Boston Terrier. He is a delightful dog who was well cared for by his former guardian who passed away. His vision is somewhat impaired, but he doesn't let this stop him from being sweet, smart, easy going, funny, and happy.

Lupey gets along well with other dogs and enjoys meeting new people. He has lived with cats and chases some kitties but not others. He doesn't play with the other dog at his foster home, but he likes to challenge people at tug of war with a rope toy, and he very much enjoys his stuffed animals.

Lupey knows basic commands and is housebroken. When he's left home alone, he will often snuggle on a sofa or bed. He loves to go for walks, or lounge around the house or yard. He is used to riding in a crate in cars. He is overall an easy keeper and very adaptable to new situations.

Lupey recently had his teeth cleaned in September 2013 and a few extractions. Unfortunately, the vet found a mass on his gum line. It was biopsied and came back as squamous cell carcinoma. As of February 2014, the mass has not grown at all. The vet thinks it may be a low grade carcinoma and may not progress at all. The mass doesn't seem to bother Lupey at all. He would love to find his forever home for however long that may be,and hopefully he has several healthy, happy years left.

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

Chance is a 25 pound, 14-year-old Schnauzer mix. He is a sweet old man dog. He is mostly deaf and vision-impaired but he still likes to follow his dog friends or foster mom around. He is happy to go for slow speed short walks where he checks out the smells and is sometimes happily startled by a "big" smell. He gently enjoys meeting other dogs; he gives them a sniff and then meanders on.

At home he is mostly content to rest. He's not interested in playing with other dogs, but doesn't mind them being around. He will occasionally chew on an antler. He's a mellow guy who just needs a soft bed to sleep on and someone to rub his head.

Chance came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being picked up as a stray. He has a mild case of Cushings Disease, but it is asymptomatic so our veterinarian does not recommend treatment at this time.

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

Rusty

Sponsored By: Lawrence Rosenberg

Rusty is an 18 pound, 10-year-old, wire-haired Terrier mix. He is somewhat interested in other dogs, but will ignore them if they are not very close and greets them briefly otherwise. He loves his walks, but doesn't require a very long walk. He's friendly or indifferent to strangers, though never turns down being petted.

Being a terrier, he is very interested in small mammals and would like to burrow through shrubbery, etc. in pursuit of them. But he's pretty easy to control. We don't know yet whether he behaves the same way with cats.

At home, he is sweet and mellow. He doesn't play with squeaky toys or chew toys or balls; he just wants to hang around his favorite people. He would probably be happiest in a home where he is not left alone for long periods of time, since he really wants to be where his people are. He is vision impaired due to retinal atrophy, but at his last vet visit the disease had not progressed and he still has sight.

Rusty came to us from Salinas Animal Services after coming in as a stray. He had a microchip, but all attempts to contact his previous guardians were met with no response.

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

Pickles
 
Pickles

Sponsored By: Amy Krivis, Barbara, Tori, Daisy, in memory of Bobo

Pickles is a 20 pound, 13-year-old Beagle mix. He is a mellow older guy who doesn't need much activity, though he enjoys a slow walk. He doesn't pay attention to other dogs he sees while out walking, and is shy about meeting new people. He gets along with the other dogs in his foster home, as long as they let him eat in peace. He does not enjoy riding in a car.

Pickles was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in August 2013. He is currently controlling the heart failure with daily medication. He has had a hard life, and deserves to enjoy the rest of his life in comfort.

Pickles came to us from a rescue group in Los Angeles who was having trouble adopting him out due to his age.

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

Beasley aka Ruby
 
Beasley aka Ruby

Sponsored By: Larry & Maureen Bordenave

Beasley is a 13 pound, 15-year-old Miniature Poodle mix. She is at least hard of hearing, and possibly deaf, but that doesn't stop her from being the sweetest dog you have ever met. When she meets new people she hangs back for a couple of seconds and then slowly approaches and waits to be gently petted. When she meets a new dog, she politely and gently sniffs and lets the other dog sniff her. She remains mellow even around excited dogs.

At home Beasley is also mellow and spends much of her time sleeping peacefully in her bed. She is always quiet; so far she hasn't barked even once at her foster home. The only thing that seems to worry her is complete darkness, but if a nightlight is left on for her then she'll sleep through the night.

Beasley is learning the joys of riding in cars. She is more alert in the car than anywhere else, and will look out the window, roll over on her back, and make a little nest out of jackets.

Her foster mom says: "It's impossible not to love her. She has a sweet, kind temperament that draws people to her. She seems so grateful to have a safe secure environment, food to eat, warmth, a bed that she loves. She is the definition of dear. In spite of what she has suffered and her apparent lack of socialization and experience with "love" - she is trusting and gentle and kind. She is smart and - though apparently deaf - has already learned to sit and stay, her memory is sharp and we suspect she has a wonderful sense of humor. Her potential adopter should know that this is probably the closest thing to an angel they will ever experience."

Beasley had some mammary lumps removed and biopsied when we first rescued her. They were all benign. She does have some arthritis of the spine. She takes joint supplements and an anti-inflammatory to manage the pain.

Beasley came to us from Salinas Animal Services as a matted mess and had to be shaved down. She'll look even more adorable when her nice poodle coat grows back in.

If you would like to meet Beasley aka Ruby, fill out our online adoption application.

Rosie aka Edna
 
Rosie aka Edna

Sponsored By: Lorraine Martinez, for Gladys Martinez, "In honor of Marco Polo".

Rosie is a 12 pound, 13-year-old Chihuahua mix. She is a wonderful distinguished senior with a sweet nature and a calm demeanor. She rides perfectly in a car, and is fine with meeting new dogs, but prefers sitting in your lap over anything else. She adores a good cuddle and will happily roll over for a belly rub. She is eagerly waiting for a family who can see beyond her age and can shower her with love, affection and lots of tasty treats for the last years of her life. Rosie recently had a mass removed from her chest that proved cancerous. She is doing just fine now and taking medication for the cancer, but it is unknown at this time what her long-term prognosis is. We'll be updating her profile here after her next visit with her oncologist.

Rosie came to Peace of Mind via Santa Cruz County Animal Services where she was brought in as a stray.

If you would like to meet Rosie aka Edna, fill out our online adoption application.

Bernard aka Bernie
 
Bernard aka Bernie

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Bernard is a 6 pound, 6-year-old Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix. He has an ultra precious personality. He loves people and will roll on his back in your arms like a baby, close his eyes, and soak in the love. He gleefully approaches strangers and climbs up in their laps for some snuggling.

Bernard gets along great with all the dogs and a kitty in his foster home. Bernard likes chewing rawhides and other toys. He travels well in a car, and also does well when left alone. He is fine on a leash and has had no trouble keeping up on moderately long walks.

Bernard has brief periods of bouncy excitement at home, but mostly he wants to cuddle in a bed or on a couch or in a lap. From the very first night in his foster home he has slept soundly all night long. Bernard's foster mom says "He honestly is one of the most perfect and special dogs I have ever met. He just wants to be loved."

Bernard started having seizures shortly after we rescued him. He is currently on medications that are preventing the seizures. He'll most likely need to be on medication for the rest of his life to manage the seizures.

Bernard came to us from Salinas Animal Services when the shelter was full.

If you would like to meet Bernard aka Bernie, fill out our online adoption application.

Shelby
 
Shelby

Sponsored By: The Wilson Chows

Shelby is a 69 pound, 15-year-old Shepherd/Chow mix. She is mellow for most of the day and is usually happy to let new people pet her, though sometimes she isn't interested. She loves to go for walks, and should be walked a few times a day so that her arthritis doesn't get worse. When she's out on walks, she doesn't pull and she enjoys politely meeting other dogs with some sniffing and a lot of tail-wagging.

Shelby has gotten into some mischief when left alone at home, so now she stays in a crate. She whines a little about it but she's getting used to it. She just loves riding in a car, with her head out the window and her paw up on the dashboard.

Shelby's foster mom says "She is overall a sweet and adorable dog. I love her paws and face! She looks like a teddy bear. You can't help but love her completely."

Shelby has an inoperable anal tumor. Right now it doesn't seem to be causing her any problems, but it might become a life threatening issue at some point in her future. She is currently in a foster home, but her foster mom is moving at the end of May. We are looking for an adopter or a new forever care/hospice foster home for Shelby.

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

Gary aka Romeo
 
Gary aka Romeo

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Ian and Karissa Lowe

Gary, also known as Romeo, is a 17 pound, 12-year-old Rat Terrier/ Italian Greyhound mix. He is a sweetheart of a dog, with an endearing habit of going up to new people for snuggles and pets. He would LOVE to have a home where he can snuggle, go for walks and have a family of his own. He gets along great with the 3 dogs in his foster home, and walks well on leash. We don't know how he would be with cats, but he is a very mellow guy with a low prey drive. He is house and crate trained, very quick to learn and eager to please his people.

Romeo was a staff favorite at Santa Cruz Animal Services, and luckily POMDR was able to take him in and get him the dental care he needed before he could be placed up for adoption. He needed to have some teeth removed, BUT he still LOVES food and treats; his missing teeth don't slow him down at all! Romeo is a healthy and happy boy who would love to warm your lap and go for for relaxed walks. He is ready to share all of his love with his forever family!

If you would like to meet Gary aka Romeo, fill out our online adoption application.

Tucker

Sponsored By: Lifeline 4 Paws, Laurence Cable, Sandy Ettinger

Tucker is a 9-year-old, 50 pound Catahoula/Australian Shepherd Mix. He is an ultra friendly dog. He loves attention from everyone he meets, and will nudge you with his nose to get some additional petting. He is equally good with children and adults. He gets along well with other dogs he meets. He would do best in a home without cats or other small animals.

Tucker was born with a foot deformity that made it difficult and painful for him to put weight one of his paws. The problem was not repairable and his back leg was amputated. He remaining back paw needs to be protected. It was also deformed at birth and he wears a boot to protect it. He can only do short walks on soft surface.

Tucker rides well in a car, contentedly lying down and looking out the window. He's a quiet dog who occasionally whines with excitement but rarely if ever barks.

Tucker came to POMDR in a neglected state after being surrendered to Salinas Animal Services. He had giardia, mange, tapeworm, and was anemic. He has come a long way since then. We are still working on his skin issues which may be lifelong and chronic, but they have improved a great deal. We keep his skin as healthy as possible with medicated baths, medication and a special diet.

Despite the neglect Tucker has endured in his past, he is a happy, bright, loving dog.

Check out a video of Tucker
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If you would like to meet Tucker, fill out our online adoption application.

Brodie

Sponsored By: The Max Goldenson Foundation

Brodie is a 14 pound, 6-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua mix. He has tall legs and short fur and a funny little, endearing underbite. Brodie LOVES people! He is super sweet and puts his paws on you gently to get closer to the love. He is a great little snuggler. He enjoys being handled, and is a mellow dog much of the time, with some bouts of playful energy. He certainly does love his squeaky toys!

Brodie is a little wary when meeting other dogs, especially large ones, but does fine if introduced properly. He gets along well with a larger spaniel in his foster home. He's easy to walk on a leash; he'll try to chase the occasional squirrel but he's easy to hold back. He has experience hanging out in a crate at home and in the car. He has been quiet and well-behaved when left free in his foster home for short periods of time.

Brodie came to us from Salinas Animal Services when the shelter was full and could no longer keep him on the adoption floor.

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

Gracie
 
Gracie

Sponsored By: Barbara & Anza Reitz, Sharilyn Cabelera, Miss P in memory of Skoshi, Lifeline 4 Paws, Susan Charkin

Gracie is a 25 pound, 13-year-old Cocker Spaniel. She bonds strongly to a person and wants to be near you as much as possible, looking at you with her big dark eyes and melting your heart. She loves nothing more than to be held and reassured. She is friendly in a quiet environment, but can get a little overwhelmed and vocal when there is lots of activity. Gracie gets along well with the dogs and cats in the house where she's staying, but she sometimes gets nervous when meeting new dogs. She would probably do best as an only dog, where she could get all the attention she desires.

Gracie rides well in a crate and walks well on a leash. When left at home, she sleeps peacefully. She is learning to be housetrained.

Gracie came to us from a home where she suffered severe neglect that led to ear infections and skin problems. She's doing great now and is looking for a family who likes to sit by the fire and cuddle.

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

Graham

Sponsored By: Cabelera Senior Chihuahua Pack

Graham is a perfect chihuahua - he is about 6 years old and is 5 pounds of Grade A lap-snuggler, good with other gentle dogs, good with people, happy to accompany you whereever and whenever. He does have arthritis in his neck but he doesn't let it slow him down. Take him for a walk and he proudly struts at the end of his leash. He plays with toys and runs around with the pack of dogs at his foster home; he has his favorite canine companions and can often be seen snuggling with them.

His foster mom says "Graham is very endearing and adores attention. He climbs up and wraps himself around my shoulders like a cat; he cannot ever get close enough!" If you love chihuahuaha, Graham will adore you right back.

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

Spirit

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Yappy and Truman, Patty and Etta McCoy, Fred Coleman

Spirit is an 8 pound, 10-year-old Miniature Pinscher mix with the sweetest disposition. We named him Spirit because despite a neurological condition that causes him to walk clumsily, he has such an incredible spirit that doesn't let his disability slow him down. He would do best in a home without slippery floors.

Full of life, he packs quite a personality in his little body. He just can't stop wiggling his little stump of a tail. He likes to play with stuffed toys and he loves treats. He gets along well with most (but not all) dogs, though doesn't really play with them. He's very affectionate and loves to give kisses. He loves to snuggle on your lap or in a bed nearby, and follow you around to be a part of whatever is going on. He settles down when left alone, but is happiest when his friends are nearby. He loves riding in his crate in a car. He's now for the most part housetrained — he can hold it in for a long time, and will let you know when he needs to go out.

Due to his neurological condition Spirit benefits greatly from regular therapy, which will probably be the case for the rest of his life. He's an incredibly loving and charming little dog who wins the heart of everyone he meets. His foster mom says "Spirit was named very appropriately. He is full of love and will make someone a wonderful companion."

He was picked up by Monterey Animal Services after they were called out by a concerned citizen. Little Spirit had come to her front door wanting in. He had an injury on his back, could barely stand up and was very thin and disoriented. Upon arrival, the animal control officer met a shivering dog curled in a ball. He was relieved to be touched and bundled up in a warm towel. She took him to the emergency clinic where he was examined and treated with supportive care. His injuries were all old injuries that have left him with special needs.

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

CJ

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Gina Chi

CJ is a handsome 21 pound, 15-year-old Rat Terrier. He's a friendly, mellow dog who loves gentle attention from anyone he meets. He is neutral with other dogs; he sniffs them but doesn't try to play or dominate or otherwise interact. He really loves his daily walks and is very polite on a leash. Around the house his favorite activity is to lie outside in the sun, or near his human companions. He doesn't seem interested in playing with toys.

CJ is staying with two cats, whom he usually ignores, but he runs away if they are acting threatening. He loves going for car rides; at first he looks out the window and sniffs around, but a few minutes later he's contentedly lying down. He is housetrained, though like many small dogs with small-dog bladders he needs to be let out several times a day to be successful.

CJ is a very quiet boy who rarely lets out a single bark. His foster mom reports "He LOVES to have company over (even/especially excitable kiddos) and just be with you doing whatever you're doing." The neighbors all love him and say what a delightful boy he is.

CJ knows how to shake, sit, down, speak and give kisses! You just have to speak up a bit so he hears you.

CJ came to POMDR because his guardian was having serious health issues and needed to find a new loving home for him.

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


Behaviorally Challenged Dogs

From time to time, dogs come into our care that end up having behavior issues. This makes it very difficult to adopt these dogs out. POMDR will care for these dogs only in foster homes with volunteers who are able to manage these issues.

We will only adopt out these dogs to experienced individuals who are knowledgable and confident when working with dogs who need rehabilitation. Adoption into an appropriate home is taken very seriously and adopters are screened carefully to ensure each dog will not be a danger to anyone in the home, visiting the home, or coming into contact with the dog.

Sunny

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Sunny is a 9 pound, 12-year-old, handsome long hair Dachshund. He was surrendered to a shelter when his guardian went into a care facility and was then transferred to POMDR. He is a little shy at first, but then is an absolute doll with his human family members. He can live with other dogs, but might be a little bossy with some dogs. He loves to snuggle and be on his person's lap.

Like many Dachshunds, Sunny can be protective of his human family while on leash out and about and if visitors come to the home. He is learning to walk on a gentle leader and that is helping a lot. He needs an adopter who is willing to continue his training inside and outside the home and is committed to managing his behaviors lifelong if necessary. He needs to be in a home without young children.

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

Mayla

Sponsored By: Max Pin, Betty Roberts, John Click

Mayla is a 10 pound, 7-year-old Min Pin/Chihuahua mix. She came to us when her senior guardian could no longer care for her. Not having been socialized, she was very shy and frightened at first, but has since blossomed into a playful and fun little girl in her foster home.

Mayla needs to gain the trust of new people before showing her true personality so she needs a patient adopter, who can take it slowly with her and let her blossom once again in their care.

Once she has her confidence, Mayla enjoys meeting new people and has a waggy tail for friends she has made. She puts her front paws up on their legs as if to say "pet me" and then often dances in a circle. Her guardian taught her some cute things; she fetches and plays with toys, she "high fives", moonwalks when she's particularly happy, and even can find the remote control under the bed covers.

Mayla is always excited about going for walks -- she can hardly contain herself when the harness and leash appear! She can be a bit nippy when her harness is snapped on, but we're working on that. Although she loves children, because of the chance of this nippy behavior, it is best for her to be in an adult-only home.

She is not comfortable with large dogs, but gets along well with other small dogs and cats; she would also do fine as the only pet as long as she would be played and interacted with.

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

Buster
 
Buster

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Don and Bette Spagel

Buster is a 10 pound, 11-year-old Maltese. He has lots of positive qualities - is housebroken, is easy to walk on leash and enjoys short walks, is good with other dogs and with cats, and is very smart and quick to learn.

Buster does have a couple of quirks which put him in our Behaviorally Challenged category. He is nervous about being touched and can snap if you startle him. He is fine being petted. But simple things that we take for granted with typical dogs are difficult for him - like bathing, cleaning his eyes, pulling a burr from his fur. If he thinks you are going to try to "do" something to him, he will snap.

He is very difficult to groom, although a few groomers have been able to do it. And he is now on a regular grooming schedule.

He's not a big cuddler, but he does like being near you or sleeping on the foot of the bed. He needs someone who can be patient with him and deal with his quirkiness, and sensitivity issues when it come to touch.

Buster was originally surrendered to Monterey County Animal Services after his person passed away, then he cam to POMDR and was adopted out. He lived with someone for two years and then she got ill and he came back into our program. He has been in his current foster home since October 2011. He needs an experienced dog handler who will respect his stress signals, go slowly with him, and let him be touched on his own terms and muzzle him when necessary for exams, etc.

If you would like to meet Buster, 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.