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
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Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corp.
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Adoptable Dogs

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

All of our dogs are 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.


Eliza is a 9-year-old, 9 pound Terrier mix who is sure to steal your heart. She is quiet and loving, and she relishes in being held but is also content snuggling in her bed at your feet. She's great with dogs of all sizes and has a very mellow disposition so she would likely do fine in a home with kitties or gentle children. She rides well in the car.

Eliza is suffering from skin issues and likely flea allergies which have caused her to lose some hair. She is being treated by the vet and we can't wait to see her coat in a few months!

Eliza came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Fannie Mae is a 9-year-old, 160 pound Saint Bernard and she's a gentle-hearted giant! Fannie Mae is a slow-moving, loving creature who makes friends with all new people and is good with other dogs. She is a little shy of small dogs, which is silly considering her size, but she gets along just fine with them.

Fannie Mae is a real doll and she gets along with gentle kids and kitties. She's very well-behaved. She does have some age-related hearing loss.

Fannie Mae's guardian had to move into assisted living. Her caretakers lovingly took Fannie Mae into their home, but can't keep her permanently.

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

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

Bindy is an 8-year-old, 9 pound Poodle mix who is ready for her second chance! Bindy was rescued from neglectful situation by animal control after they found her wandering near her guardian's residence, severely matted and sore to the touch. She is so sweet and they knew she had lots of life left to live.

Bindy has cleaned up beautifully and settled in easily to a foster home. She gets along well with other dogs and enjoys going for walks. She's a quiet girl who rides nicely in the car and doesn't make any noise if left home alone for a short while. She loves cuddling! She smiles wide when you give her tummy rubs and is very affectionate.

Bindy may have the beginning signs of a collapsing trachea, which causes her to have occasionally coughing fits. Her adopter will need to keep an eye on this. She will be a great fit in a mellow household.

Bindy came to us from South County Animal Rescue.

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

Zsa Zsa
 
Zsa Zsa

Sponsored By: Sandy Laughlin

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

Zsa Zsa is an 8-year-old, 10 pound Poodle who adores people and is super friendly. Expect tons of little kisses from this sweetie! She is great with other dogs and wants to play with the right pups. She even does well with dogs that are much bigger than her. She bashfully comes when you call her and immediately wants you to pet her, flipping on her back for belly scratches. She is incredibly loyal and will definitely adore her adopter!

Zsa Zsa rides nicely in the car, quietly taking in the scenery. Zsa Zsa was picked up as a stray in Seaside, and based on her personality, she was definitely someone's companion at some point in time. She has so much love to give.

Zsa Zsa came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County.

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

Canelo
 
Canelo

Sponsored By: Marcie and Roxy Garvin

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

Canelo is a 9-year-old, 13 pound Terrier mix who is a loving boy and very easy to handle. He gets along well with other dogs and has been living with a canine companion for most of his life - he's happy to socialize with dogs of any size. He's really enjoys affection and has the most charming little trot. Canelo really knows how to strut his stuff!

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

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

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

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. 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.

Mickey is a 7-year-old, 62 pound English Bulldog. He's as adorable and lovable as he looks! He joyously snorts and wiggles his way through life, making friends with everyone along the way. Be prepared to hear some snoring whether Mickey is awake or not! He's very sociable and gets along with other dogs.

Mickey has breed-typical skin issues and he will need an adopter committed to caring for an English Bulldog.

Mickey's guardian passed away recently, leaving him in need of a new home.

Blackie is a 3-year-old, 14 pound Long Haired Dachshund mix who is easy to handle, despite being a little nervous about the kennel environment at the shelter. He passed his temperament evaluation easily and is good with other dogs. He is a little fearful around big dogs. He's adorable, enjoys being in your lap and happily prances around a new yard.

Blackie would do best in home without young children and kitties, as they can make him nervous. Blackie will thrive in a quiet home with a loving person or couple and other mellow dog-siblings.

Blackie's elderly guardian was evicted from her apartment and had to surrender Blackie to the SPCA for Monterey County. He was nervous there, so they asked us to take him into our program.

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

Diamond is a 9-year-old, 44 pound Shepherd mix who came to POMDR through the kindness of the Hollister Shelter staff. Diamond was surrendered when her guardians were having a baby and felt they could not also take care of Diamond as their family grew. The shelter staff saw what a sweetie Diamond is and they reached out to us because they knew she deserved a family who would give her love into her golden years.

Diamond is very sweet and affectionate and is quiet around the house. She is responding well to leash training and basic commands. She rides quietly in the car, either patiently looking out the window or lying down.

Diamond is very gentle and is beginning to show a playful side with her toys. She loves to cuddle with you if you are having an evening at home watching a movie, but she is happy to head out the door to go for a long walk. She would be an energetic companion on a hike!

We do not know how Diamond is around children or cats, but she is friendly with other dogs.

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

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

Toby and Marley are a charming pair! Toby and Marley were surrendered at the shelter together, and it was quickly apparent to the staff that this fairly odd couple were bonded to one another. Toby is a 9-year-old, 23 pound Poodle mix, and Marley is his 5-year-old, 11-pound Chihuahua mix sidekick. They are both friendly and cheerful!

Toby is the more reserved of the two and slowly sniffs his surroundings with interest. He's very treat motivated and sits nicely for cookies! He also needs to lose a few pounds, so someone that can help manage his cookie intake would be best. He is loving, easy-to-handle and rides well in the car.

Marley is a lovebug who is more of a busy-body than Toby. Marley is quick to roll over for a tummy rub and also loves treats. These two boys came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. They would likely be fine with kids and an easy fit in a home with a low or moderate activity level.

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

Fifi is an 8-year-old Toy Poodle who is a real people-dog! She's shy at first, but becomes a cuddly, sweet little lady in a few seconds. She loves to be held. She is good with other dogs and may even be fine in a household with gentle children, because she has a sweet, kind personality. She rides quietly in the car.

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

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

Ansel is a 10-year-old, 5 pound Chihuahua and he is CUTE! He's adorably playful and gives lots of toothless little kisses. Ansel is one of those dogs where everyone who meets him just falls in love. He has a ton of personality. He will play wrestle with stuffed toys and chase them down when you toss them! He's precious and we find ourselves giggling at his antics on a regular basis.

Ansel greets you with his tail wagging, and he's also quite content curling up in your lap. He's great with all dogs and gets playful with the right dog buddy! He 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 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.

Coco Chanel II
 
Coco Chanel II

Sponsored By: Rissa and Jared Sandman

Coco Chanel is an 8-year-old, 6 pound Toy Poodle whose guardian recently passed away.

Coco Chanel is extremely friendly with new people and strongly prefers to be in your lap. Yes, we know she's insanely adorable in her tiny pink pajamas! She has a shy but gentle personality. Coco Chanel is quite content spending her days snuggling in a warm spot and has a mellow activity level. She will make a great companion for someone who is home a lot and wants a cuddle buddy. She is fine with other dogs of all sizes. Coco is working on her house-training at her foster home and making progress.

Coco Chanel would be an easy fit in a quiet household where she gets lots of TLC.

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

Destiny
 
Destiny

Sponsored By: Debbie Blue

Destiny is a 12-year-old, 10-pound Poodle mix. This dog is one tough (but friendly) cookie. When we first met her, she was a very matted stray with limited vision who obviously hadn't been taken care of for some time. After a trip to the groomers and a little bit of loving care, Destiny's true personality burst through. We've found her to be a sweet, even-tempered, mellow girl who gets along well with other dogs and children. We're betting she'd get along great with a cat, too.

As her foster mom says, this girl is no old lady - she is still very interested in life and has a great attitude. Her little tail wiggles when you talk to her, and she'll give you tiny kisses of appreciation when you scratch her ears. But she's not clingy. She's happy to sit next to you on the couch instead of in your lap, thank you very much, and she's fine being left home alone. Just leave her a pee pad, and she's set. If you want to take her with you, she rides great in the car.

Destiny loves going for 30-minute walks a couple of times a day - maybe even running a little bit - then is happy to relax at home.

Eye removal may be in her future, but for now, she just needs eye drops and ongoing management of her eye disease. The ophthalmologist said her eyes are not painful, and she does have some vision. If the lights are on, she can get around fairly well. In darkness or unfamiliar places, she'd appreciate your help.

We think Destiny would be an easy fit in most quiet homes. She came to us from Monterey County Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.

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

Sasha Fierce and Priscilla
 
Sasha Fierce and Priscilla

Meet Sasha Fierce and Priscilla! They are half-sisters. Sasha is a 10-year-old, 5 pound Chihuahua (pictured left) and she's sure to steal your heart. She is polite and bashful, but warms up quickly and she will put her tiny paws on your leg to see if you'd like to hold her. She listens attentively, tilting her head from side to side. She is good with other dogs, but will let a dog know if she needs some space.

Priscilla is her beautiful buddy. She's a 9-year-old, 11 pound Chihuahua/Dachshund/Miniature Pinscher mix (our best guess!). She's bashful too but she warms up very quickly with a little baby-talking and in no time at all, she'll want to be up in your lap. She rests quietly while you work or watch TV and she is good with dogs of all sizes.

These girls adore one another and sometimes sleep snuggled in the same bed together. They've been together since puppyhood and we are looking for a special adopter who wants double the love!

Priscilla and Sasha's guardians moved into housing that didn't allow pets and could no longer keep them.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. 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.

Bella is a 6-year-old, 6 pound Maltese. She's a precious little thing who is a smidge shy but happy to get in your lap for a cuddle. She's good with other dogs and does well making friends with strangers. She looks particularly cute in a tiny bow and she would be the perfect dog for an adopter who wants to dote on her! She rides well in the car and is good on leash.

Bella came to us with Haley (also available for adoption) when their guardians became homeless and could no longer care for them. She has been a very loved dog.

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. 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.

Sir Fur is a 2-year-old, 25 pound Maltipoo. Sir Fur is quite handsome and it's easy to be smitten with his good looks! He's a little bashful around new people and new dogs, but wants to be friendly and warms up quickly (treats are helpful). He's good with dogs of all sizes - his best friend is a Saint Bernard!

Sir Fur does well with gentle children and has lived with kitties in his family. At night, he sleeps quietly in his bed and prefers to be near his person. He walks well on leash and even knows some basic commands.

Sir Fur's guardian had to go into assisted living and could not keep him. Her caretaker lovingly took Sir Fur into her home but can't keep him permanently.

Gwennie and Coco Girl
 
Gwennie and Coco Girl

Sponsored By: Suzanne and Jim Salata

Gwennie and Coco Girl are truly precious! When you pick one of them up to cuddle in your lap, the other politely puts her tiny feet on your knee and asks to be included in the party. They are sure to keep their adopter smiling and giggling with their darling antics and little kisses. Gwennie is 6-years-old and Coco Girl is around 10-years-old. They are toy Poodles and weigh less than 10 pounds each. They are very bonded and we'd like to keep them together.

These girls are attentive and intelligent and above all else, affectionate. They fall in love quickly and so will you. They're great with all new people and get along with dogs of all sizes.

Coco Girl has limited vision and may have some eye issues that will be looked at by our vet. She gets around great for a dog with sight issues and both dogs are explorative and curious about their surroundings. They walk well on leash.

Gwennie and Coco Girl were found in a box with a note and some supplies before ending up at the SPCA for Monterey County.

If you would like to meet Gwennie and Coco Girl, fill out our online adoption application.

Coco Chow
 
Coco Chow

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

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

Coco is a 5-year-old, 45 pound Chow Chow. Coco is an athletic girl who loves sniffing and exploring everything around her, even though she is totally blind! She came to us with no vision, and her eyes were painful and at risk of rupturing, so the ophthalmologist recommended removing them. She is recovering beautifully from her surgery and is as curious as ever. We're hoping this resolves any pain she was in and gives her a more comfortable life. Coco may not have her vision, but it isn't slowing her down one bit!

Coco's foster mama describes her as "remarkably smart" and says she "picks up commands like lightning." She is already learning "step up" and other verbal cues that will make her life easier. She's also food motivated so someone special is going to really enjoy training this intelligent girl.

Coco has a loving, cuddly personality and even seems to enjoy the company of older kids who can understand her special needs. She loves walks and the great outdoors. Coco is fine with other dogs, but needs to live with dogs who don't mind that she will occasionally bump into them. Once she gets oriented in her home, she is going to thrive. She's literally smiles while riding in the car, so she's a great sidekick to take with you!

Coco came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County, where she was surrendered when her guardians moved somewhere that did not allow pets.

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

Marlon is an 8-year-old, 8 pound Miniature Pinscher. This adorable senior guy is so friendly - he's a wiggles-and-wags kind of boy who was overlooked on the adoption floor at the shelter for several months. We just know his forever family is out there and that they'll appreciate his gentle, loving disposition. He's good with other dogs and loves sitting in your lap. He's curious about new surroundings, happily sniffing and exploring.

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.

Truman J Chi II
 
Truman J Chi II

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

Truman J. Chi II is a 10-year-old, 8 pound Chihuahua mix. If you want a new best friend, Truman is your man! He loves to hang out by his person. He is a calm and gentle dog but he also has the happiest happy-dance we've seen! The minute you start talking to Truman or offering him a treat, he's all wags. He starts to prance, and he's just SO excited to have your attention. Truman loves his walks and is a calm, quiet passenger in the car.

Truman is great with dogs of all sizes and approaches them with the same smiley, friendly demeanor he has with people. He's getting along really well with his pack in his foster home. He is also crate-trained, rarely barks, sleeps quietly through the night and is a generally "easy-keeper." He's happy being in your lap, by your side or snoozing in his dog bed. Truman loves to carry around stuffed toys, even when they are bigger than him. It seems likely that he'd get along with a dog-savvy kitty based on his personality.

Truman has allergies but they are managed easily.

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

If you would like to meet Truman J Chi II, fill out our online adoption application.

Luka

Sponsored By: POMDR Friend

Luka is a 9-year-old, 57-pound Terrier mix who is fit as a fiddle from his velvety black ears to the little white tip of his tail. He's a lovable, affectionate and gentle guy who excitedly "talks" when it's time to go for a walk. He gets a bit excited for his daily walk but he's being trained to walk without pulling and not to overreact to passing pooches. For an older guy, he's energetic, easy going and flexible and could be a family dog or part of a bigger pack. He could also be a hiking buddy or just a pal around town.

Luka is house-trained and he knows basic commands. You can even use hand signals (sit, stay, down, come) to get him to behave. He knows how to shake hands, too! Luka is a happy boy who loves to hang out with the family at the end of the day. He loves belly rubs, head scratches and lots of "atta boys." Luka adores other dogs and would love to have one or two in his future family. We aren't sure what he thinks of cats.

Luka is very healthy for his age and takes 1/2 of a very inexpensive pill daily for his thyroid.

Luka has been a loved dog his whole life. His original guardian passed away, and he was rehomed with another person who loves him dearly. Sadly, she is now ill and cannot continue to care for him. We hope to find him a third and final loving home to live out his golden years.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. 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.

Harvey, also known as Bruno, is an 8-year-old, 50 pound Fox Terrier/Queensland Heeler mix who thinks he's a big lap dog! Bruno wants to be BFFs with anyone he meets and greets everybody with kisses and wags. He's really been able to relax since getting out of the shelter, and he's showing himself to be a loving, gentle boy. He'll accept scratches behind the ears from any willing human. Bruno walks well on a leash and does well with other dogs. He shares his foster home with a kitty and does well with her.

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

Meet teeny-tiny Boricua! She's a 4-pound, 8 year old Chihuahua lookin' for love. Boricua's past experience with humans was rocky and this little lady is very timid because of it. She's shy and can be easily intimidated but warms up to her person and eventually loves them very much. She'll just need a patient guardian to give her some TLC and show her she's safe. She prefers to be picked up on her terms and would do best in a home without small children.

Boricua would be just fine being the center of your attention, but can peacefully co-exist with other dogs in the house. She does love kitties, however, and has lived and played with one in a previous home. At night she wants to curl up with you to sleep.

Boricua was rescued by a good samaritan who reached out to us to help her find the perfect home for this tiny girl.

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

Andie is a 12-year-old, 29 pound Golden Doodle who needs a special, loving home. Andie is blind and takes medication to prevent seizures but she's totally sweet and adores TLC. She gets along well with other dogs and is generally trusting, despite not being able to see. She has no interest in kitties and would likely do just fine having a cat in her family. She's also been around a toddler and wasn't fazed by him at all. At night, she's sleeps somewhere near you 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.

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

Nola is a very special girl! After arriving at the shelter, the vet staff realized she is currently pregnant. We've agreed to bring her under our wing and see her through the process of becoming a mama dog. Her puppies, as well as Nola, will find their forever families when they are ready in a few months.

Nola is an 8-year-old, 11 pound Chihuahua mix. She's incredibly sweet and climbed right into the vet's lap when he examined her at the shelter. She was a little nervous there, but came around nicely. She's good with other dogs.

Nola is came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Cooper is a happy, energetic 11-month-old, 60 pound Border Collie/Pit mix. He's beyond friendly and loving with a puppy-like demeanor. He gets along great with other dogs and is incredibly playful, but very respectful rough-housing with his friends. He'd adore having a playmate in his life. Cooper's perfect home is with an active person or couple who wants a running or hiking buddy - he'd be an amazing adventure sidekick! Cooper walks well on a leash and even knows some basic commands. He loves cookies.

Cooper is immediately best friends with any new person he meets, dishing out kisses and wags left and right. He's excitable and intelligent and would benefit from a basic obedience course. He's never lived with a kitty. Cooper sleeps quietly through the night. He's comfortable being left home alone while you're away doing errands.

Cooper's guardians are no longer able to care for him after they had an unexpected medical issue arise.

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

This cutie pie is Lady Bear! Lady Bear greets with you with a little kiss and a cuddle. She's a 10-year-old Chihuahua and she's a doll. Lady Bear gets very attached to her person and is a loyal friend. She'll love on other people, too, but when her person walks back into the room she "gets hearts and stars in her eyes." She'll follow you from room to room or outside while you garden (where she is a helpful spectator!). She is quiet and doesn't bark or fuss - she is a gentle, inquisitive girl.

Lady Bear was picked up as a stray by some good samaritans. They couldn't keep her but wanted to give her the best chance possible for a happy life, so she is now in our program looking for her forever family!

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

Bella is a 5-year-old, 20-pound Schnauzer/Poodle mix. This funny girl loves romping on the beach, playing fetch, running around the yard, and going on walks. She is happy to keep trucking as long as you are and has been known to go on walks of up to two hours. Her foster mom says she can get the "zoomies" if she's cooped up for too long, but her unbridled exuberance once she gets to run will make it a joy to help her get the exercise she needs.

She's friendly - but not overly so - to whomever she meets, whether of the dog or person variety. Cats bring out the chase in her. Bella isn't big on playing with other dogs, but she does love to cuddle with them and finds comfort in the pack. At her foster's house, she and two other small dogs all sleep on the bed in harmony. Loud noises can scare her a bit, so a house with young children probably isn't the best fit.

Though Bella occasionally feels the need for speed, she also loves relaxing at home and snuggling with her person. And protecting them - she's a good watchdog who will let you know if there's anything to be concerned about. When you talk to her, she tilts her head to listen and seems to really understand what you're saying. Though she doesn't enjoy being left alone, she's well-behaved on her own. She's house-trained and not much of a barker unless she's trying to tell you something important (like, "I need to go out" or "feed me!").

Bella was surrendered to us when her senior guardian became too ill to care for her. She has been a very loved dog and will make someone a wonderful, active companion.

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

Sparky is a 9-year-old, 19 pound Terrier mix who is just adorable. He's curious and explorative, happily cruising around his new surroundings to sniff everything. Sparky is eager to meet new dogs, but needs some help while on leash slowing down for polite greetings. He would do best in a home ready to teach him good terrier manners, so that his sparkling personality can shine. He is gentle with new people, especially when they go slow and feed him little cookies. He loves that.

Sparky has a good energy level, and enjoys walking on the beach, hiking and just being around his people. He does not have the high energy that younger terriers are known for. He sleeps quietly on his bed at night.

He loves to ride in the car, has already been on a road trip with his foster family and did great. We do know that he's not good with kitties (or other small animals) and will need to go to a feline-free home. He would also likely do best in an adult-only home without the energy level of small children, which might make him nervous.

Sparky came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Max Pin
 
Max Pin

Sponsored By: Dyana Klein

Max is a 10-year-old, 13-pound Miniature Pinscher. Maybe he used to be a dancer in a former life because he's full of hip-wiggling happiness. Give him a scratch on the head or produce a cookie or two and watch his little nub of a tail beat back and forth in a display of pure joy.

He shares his sweetness with everyone he meets, whether friend or stranger. Max is very social with people and polite and laid back with other dogs. He's great on the leash and in the car and happy to stay in his crate all night curled up in his favorite blanket. He's about 75% of the way to fully house-trained, and he never has accidents while crated. We expect him to be 100% of the way soon because he is a smart little guy who has a big desire to please.

Max was surrendered to the SPCA for Monterey County because his family could no longer afford to care for him, but it's obvious he's been a loved dog all his life. When you call him, watch for the cute way he gallops your direction. He's an eternal optimist, always hoping for a little treat or a little scratch letting him know you care. And as soon as you take a seat, be ready for a lapful of happy Max to follow.

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

Miss Jet
 
Miss Jet

Sponsored By: Pam Bonsper

Miss Jet is a 6-year-old, 50-pound German Shepherd. The first thing you should know about her is she loves people. The second thing you should know about her is she really, really loves people. This dog never met a stranger. Within moments of greeting her, you have a new best friend who's happy to go wherever you do - on rides in the car, out for a walk, or just relaxing at home.

Before coming to POMDR, Miss Jet spent many of her years as an outdoor-only dog. But that doesn't mean she's totally lacking in manners. She's house-trained and sleeps in a crate at night. She's currently getting some extra schooling on how to be social with other animals. Her herding instinct is intact, and she can come on a little strong at times, so she would likely do best in a home where she can be the only pet.

Miss Jet has really taken to being an inside dog at her foster home. She snuggles happily in her dog bed with a big smile on her face, glad to finally be part of the family. She can get a little nervous when left outside, most likely because she fears she'll be left out there all night like she used to be. When you open that door, she bounds through it with joy in her heart and is happy to have just a little bit of your attention.

She is getting over a skin infection that left her with a few bald patches that are slowly healing. We expect full recovery and anticipate Jet will need to be on flea meds going forward.

Jet came to us when her guardian could no longer care for her. She still has plenty of love to give to a forever family who's looking for a playful, energetic, beautiful girl.

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

How can you resist that beautiful senior face? Temptress, known as "Tempy" by her foster family, is an 11-year-old, 57 pound Hound mix. She passed her temperament evaluation with flying colors - she is described as a doll who is sweet, calm and inquisitive. She was great with the dogs she met and is an all-around good girl.

One of our volunteers met her and had this to say, "She has a silky brindle coat, soft brown melt-your-heart eyes, and those long satiny ears that could only belong to a hound dog. Temptress was happy to get some attention. She is a sweet, mellow girl who showed her appreciation with a gentle tail wag and adoring looks."

Temptress has a moderate energy level. She would likely still be a fun buddy for a walk in the woods but knows how to be mellow when the time is right. Temptress was surrendered to the shelter by her guardian so it's possible she is house-trained.

Temptress came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Tempy aka Temptress, fill out our online adoption application.

Andy Pandy is an adorable 2-year-old, 12 pound Long-haired Chihuahua mix. He's a shy guy but is easy to pick up and relaxes quickly, wagging his cute little tail while you talk to him. Andy Pandy is good with dogs of all sizes and walks nicely on the leash. Because he lived with a person before, it's possible he may be house-trained. He's content sitting in your lap, but he's young, so he'd probably also enjoy going on adventures with you.

Andy Pandy came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being surrendered there when his guardian passed away.

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

Bologna
 
Bologna

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rosie Terrier
 
Rosie Terrier

Sponsored By: Tracy Gordon

Rosie is a 9-year-old, 13 pound Norfolk Terrier mix who is extra-sweet and scruffy! As soon as you give her some attention, she'll flip over on her back so you can rub her belly. She has a cute smile and is obviously grateful that you're giving her lovin'. She will happily climb up in your lap for some kisses and snuggles. Rosie is good with other dogs. We do not know how she feels about cats.

Rosie does have a grade 4-5 heart murmur that will need to be monitored by a vet. Rosie has a detached retina. It is not causing her any pain now, but she is blind in her left eye. Her right eye is healthy. She needs to get one drop of medication in her left eye every day and should have her eye monitored every 3-6 months for life. If her eye becomes painful, it may need to be removed in the future.

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

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

Charley
 
Charley

Sponsored By: Gabriela Borrego

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. 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.

Charley is 12-year-old, 20-pound Chow/Pomeranian mix. This sweet senior was surrendered to an overcrowded shelter in Southern California by his guardian, and a good samaritan chose to rescue him and sponsor his care when she saw a video of him terrified and confused in his kennel. We're so glad she did - Charley is a delightful little guy and will make some lucky person a fun companion.

When you're out and about with Charley, be ready for some attention. His big smile, unique looks and sassy trot draw a crowd. His foster mom says people who pass him on walks often get big smiles on their faces, and many ask what kind of dog he is. He loves the attention, which may be why he enjoys going on walks each day.

Charley is friendly and gentle with everyone - other dogs and people of all ages. He is currently living in his foster home, with three dogs of various sizes and three cats. He is part of the pack and gets along splendidly with all members of his family. He loves going on trips in the car with the other dogs. He has no problem waiting while his foster parent does errands. Charley is house trained, walks well on a leash, and sleeps quietly though the night on his bed near his person. He is a very well balanced, confident, sweet dog with an adorable underbite that you're sure to love. In other words, he is the total package!

Charley is such a good, kind, well-behaved boy, we think he must have been well-loved in the first chapter of his life. We're hoping his next chapter includes the same.

Dasher is a 12-year-old, 16 pound Poodle is a very gentle dog who does well with other dogs and loves to cuddle with people.

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. We will post new photos once the surgery site is healed.

Dasher also has the beginning of renal disease so is on a special diet to support his kidneys and is on kidney support supplements.

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

Maeby is a 7 pound, 7-year-old Chihuahua mix. She's a bit shy with new people, but warms up quickly. She will walk up very slowly to a new person, but then allows them to pet her, and in 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 a "knee cap" to chew on! Maeby overcame some initial nervousness with the household cats to the point where she now ignores them unless they are too 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. Her foster family is working on this.

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. She was adopted by a loving family several months ago, but one of their dogs is afraid of Maeby so we are looking for a new home for her.

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

Dixie is a 13-year-old, 17-pound Shih Tzu. She 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 help her lose a few pounds.

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

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

Angel is a 14-year-old, 47-pound Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix. She's 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 (though her rough-housing days have come to an end). 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.

Arthur Terrier
 
Arthur Terrier

Sponsored By: Susan Johnson Willey

Arthur is a 12-year-old, 20 pound Terrier mix. He's a great little guy who gets along well with other dogs and is so happy when meeting new people. He's currently living with another dog and they get along fine. Based on his temperament, it's likely he would be okay with gentle children in his future family - he's just a low-key guy. Arthur is house-trained, crate-trained and walks well on a leash, although it won't take a long walk to tucker him out.

Arthur ignores kitties unless they run away from him, so it's possible he would be fine with a dog-savvy cat in his home. At night he sleeps quietly in a dog bed on the floor near you. He's an easy-keeper who just wants to keep you company.

Arthur was picked up as a stray and taken to a shelter but couldn't go up for adoption because of his age-related health issues. The good samaritan who rescued him offered to foster him for POMDR until he finds a forever home.

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

Tanik is such a lovable guy! He is a 10-year-old, 95 pound Husky mix who adores everyone he meets, including kids. He's is really gentle and cruises around the room meeting-and-greeting with anyone that will give him some affection. He's great with dogs of all sizes and really prefers to have a dog-buddy in his family. He's also good with cats (even if the cat doesn't care for him). Tanik has a sweet demeanor you're sure to fall in love with.

This big boy won't need super long walks to wear him out, he seems pretty content to go for a short stroll and then lounge by your side. He's pretty low-maintenance in that regard. He is house-trained.

Tanik has a torn ACL which we are treating with physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, and joint supplements. He will need ongoing life long management to be as comfortable as possible.

Tanik came to POMDR when his family could no longer care for him.

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

Bobby Boy is an affectionate 6-year-old, 15 pound Terrier/Chihuahua mix. He's a lovey-dovey boy who will really fall head over heels for his person. With all of the recent changes in his life, Bobby Boy can sometimes be shy and unsure with new people and situations. He has done extremely well at the doggie daycare where he is being fostered, however, quickly bonding with the staff, and being handled by everyone.

Bobby Boy has a moderate energy level and really enjoys the outdoors. If you're looking for a trail buddy who can also relax at home with you, Bobby could be just perfect. He is good on the leash, especially if you let him take breaks so he can use his nose to take in all the good smells.

He likes to play and socialize in playgroup where there are many dogs. Bobby Boy is often cautious when he meets a new dog, and he prefers to play with dogs his own size. He can be a little intimidated by bigger dogs, though he might be fine with a big dog in his future family if the dog is mellow. Bobby Boy thinks cats are pretty fun to chase and would do better in a home without one.

Bobby Boy is house trained, and he is an easy-going guy with a heart of gold once he gets settled in somewhere. He's a little nervous when he goes for a car ride, but settles down - we think he just needs to go more happy places so he knows car rides are fun! Bobby Boy has a funny little "cauliflower ear" which adds to his character and doesn't cause him any discomfort. He will be the perfect little companion for some special person who is sensitive to his feelings!

Bobby Boy came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Callie

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

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

Sweet Callie has a mild heart murmur that doesn't require any treatment. She came to us with a non-functional left eye, which had to be removed. She's good with other dogs of all sizes and would fit in easily to a low- to mid-activity level home. She rides nicely in the car. She walks surprisingly fast on the leash and finds comfort in having a loving person around.

Callie walks with a pronounced arch of her lower back. She has been seen by an orthopedic surgeon, and he said she has a chronic intervertebral protrusion. It is not causing her overt pain. She is going to physical therapy (laser and swim therapy) and it 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.

Nyla

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Nyla is a 10-year-old Chihuahua/Terrier mix who is sweet as honey. Perhaps a smidgen shy, but it takes about two seconds to convince her that you're actually her best friend, and then she is more than happy to be handled and cuddled. She totally loves treats! Cookies are the way to her heart. She already knows "sit" and some other basic commands.

Nyla's favorite activities include going for walks, playing fetch with her toys and snuggling with you. She is house-trained and rides well in the car. Nyla gets along fine with other dogs while she's out and about. She even likes to play with one other dog, but can feel jealous at times and would be just as content being an only-dog in her future home.

Nyla came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County. She was surrendered there with Reilly (also available for adoption) when her family was moving out of the country. After getting to know them, we realized they would okay being adopted out to separate homes.

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

Bella Shepherd
 
Bella Shepherd

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Bella is an 8-year-old, 75 pound Shepherd/Labrador mix. This gorgeous girl knows that size doesn't matter, and she loves to cuddle with her family! She is always ready to play with her little Dachshund foster sibling, too. Bella is a totally wonderful dog, who, along with her guardians who are getting divorced, was heartbroken when neither was able to keep her.

While Bella politely sniffs or ignores new dog friends, she is very friendly when she meets new people, because they can pet her and give her treats. She'll show you her appreciation with a big, happy smile.

Bella is overly interested in cats in her house, so it's probably best if she is in a feline-free home. She is a fabulous beach dog, or she'll do nicely on a leash for a long walk. A car ride suits Bella just fine, too. She'll ride in the backseat with her head out the window or propped between the two front seats so she doesn't miss a thing. She is house-trained and even knows basic commands. She's incredibly intelligent and learns quickly.

At night, Bella sleeps quietly in her bed. She is very loyal and she might feel a little sad when you have to leave her at home and go out. She'll settle down quickly, though, when she learns to trust that you will be coming home to her soon. Bella's great smile has a big, loving heart to match, and she will bring tons of joy to her new forever family!

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

Maddison
 
Maddison

Sponsored By: Little Pup Lodge

Maddison is a loving 10-year-old, 13 pound Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix. She's 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 effect 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.

Riley

Sponsored By: Karl and Helen Leek

Riley is a 6-year-old, 22 pound Terrier/Mini-Labrador mix. He's a totally sweet boy who is house-trained and even knows some basic commands. He's very respectful and will go back to his bed if you ask him to, but he'd much rather spend time getting your TLC and going for long walks by your side. He'd likely be a great little hiking buddy once he gets comfy in your home. At night, he's content sleeping in his bed on the floor somewhere near you. He rides well in the car and he does fine with other dogs.

Riley can have some separation anxiety, especially when he first moves to a new place. He's shy and will do best in a quiet environment with patient guardians so he can adjust and relax. Once he gets to know you, he's a very loyal buddy! Because of his timid personality, he would likely do best in a home without young children.

Riley's family can't keep him any longer, even though they love him very much. They want him to find a great forever home where he can live life to the fullest.

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

Marshmallow
 
Marshmallow

Sponsored By: Khelifi Pacheco-Litt in memory of Annika

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

Marshmallow is a soft sweetie, just as her name implies, and she SO deserves a second chance at a happy life. She's an 8-year-old, 50 pound Boxer with an incredibly gentle spirit. Although it is unknown how Marshmallow behaves with cats, she slowly and politely approaches new dogs. She does the same with new people, before showering them with affection. Marshmallow adores the three neighbor boys and is great with kids.

Marshmallow loves to be loved. Though she's okay to be home alone, Marshmallow wants to be where her people are, and prefers them to hanging outside in the yard by herself. She gives lots of kisses, and she would be a lap dog if she could! Marshmallow sleeps peacefully in her dog bed on the floor next to her foster's bed at night. She doesn't play much with toys, but she likes to hide her cookies under her bed, too!

Marshmallow is incredibly easy to handle. She is house-trained, uses a doggie door and she loves to ride calmly in the car. Marshmallow walks nicely on a leash, a quarter to a half mile, a couple of times a day. She does have some trouble walking on hardwood floors because of her bad leg, however, and she wears a bootie on one foot so her legs don't slip out from under her. On surface where she can't slip, Marshmallow does just fine getting around. She even likes to jog with her foster mama! This sweet girl is going to make someone an incredibly beautiful, loyal companion.

Marshmallow did have a mast cell tumor removed from her toe, and a sarcoma removed from her side, and then another mast cell tumor was found. At this point, our vet thinks she is just going to keep producing these tumors so we are treating her with an anti-inflammatory to hopefully slow the growth of these tumors.

She is also being treated for chronic skin allergies.

In addition, Marshmallow has a weak back end. With exercise and good nutrition, however, she has improved, but is definitely still weak. She did some physical therapy and may need more in the future.

A DNA test was done to see if Marshmallow is at risk of Degenerative Myelopathy (DM). She does have the gene that predisposes her to this genetic disorder, and she has some of the symptoms, so it is very possible that this disease will continue to progress.

Marshmallow stole the hearts of the shelter staff at Monterey County Animal Services, so they reached out to us to see if we could help find her a forever family. We are looking for someone very special to take her on with all her health issues.

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

Reilly
 
Reilly

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala, JD and Suzanne Parker in memory of Hercules

Reilly is a spunky 11-year-old, 10 pound Chihuahua mix. He's outgoing and social - he plays well with other dogs and loves playing fetch. He's got lots of pep in his step for walks and adores cuddling. He's content relaxing in his dog bed while you work or watch TV but springs to life once you get up. Reilly has a precious little underbite that's sure to steal your heart!

Reilly has lived with kids in his previous home and done well with them. We're not sure how he'd feel about a kitty in his future family. He's inquisitive, smart and lovable. He is also house-trained. Do you have room in your pack for this little guy? He's such an easy keeper.

Reilly came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County with Nyla (also available for adoption). They were surrendered when their family was moving out of the country. After getting to know them, we've realized they would also be okay being adopted out to separate homes.

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

Daisy Maisy
 
Daisy Maisy

Sponsored By: Jessica Thomson, Courtney and Arthur

This precious little one-eyed lady is Daisy Maisy! She is an 11-year-old, 17 pound Terrier/Chihuahua mix and she'll 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. Other than reminding Daisy not to jump on the couch, she is doing well with 'run of the house' while her current foster family is away. She'll miss you a bit when you go out, and she'll be all happy tail wags and wiggles when you return! She 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.

Wagon

Sponsored By: Joanna Miller

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. 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.

Wagon is a 6-year-old, 10 pound Wire Hair Dachshund/Terrier mix and he's a TOTAL love bug! He's happy, wiggly and always smiling. Wagon has a different kind of smile because he's missing a portion of his lower jaw. The infection that led to this is gone, but his charming personality and his zest for life are definitely not! As long as Wagon's food is soft, he's good to go.

Wagon does walk very nicely on a leash, and he even gets excited to see how fast he can run for short bursts if you want to. Mostly, he's a stop and smell the roses kind of walker, and he loves his walks so much, he'll plant his feet for a minute to let you know he wants more.

Wagon is great with other dogs! It is important to remember, however, that his lower jaw is very fragile, so intense play should be kept to a minimum. He'll roll over on his back submissively when it becomes too much for him. Wagon is also inclined to chase kitties, and he would do better in a home without one.

Wagon is house-trained. He'll miss you when you go out, but he will settle. He'll do fine in a crate when you are home, but he prefers not to be left in one when you are not there. Wagon rides well in the car, too, where he still likes to cuddle in your lap! He will ride in a crate, too, as long as his person is near.

Wagon smiles his crooked smile and kisses everyone he meets, giving tiny, dainty kisses. All he wants to do is curl up on their laps under a blanket while having his tummy rubbed. When his foster mom's friend babysat Wagon one night, he was in heaven amongst a bunch of little kids. He would be perfect for a mellow person who wants a lap dog.

Wagon enjoys peace and quiet. You will find him cuddling or sleeping when he is not out on a walk. Sometimes he'll take himself off to bed early, instead of hanging out with you, if he has had an exciting day. Everywhere he goes, people say he is the sweetest dog they've ever seen. If you love cuddles, you will love Wagon. It's pretty impossible to be sad when you look at his goofy face.

Wagon came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

Emmet

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Ava Cabelera, Tracy Gordon

Emmet is a 6-year-old, 17-pound Cocker Spaniel mix. He's 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.

When we met Emmet, he was suffering from untreated skin allergies. We believe he may have just been dealing with unaddressed food allergies, and he has been healing wonderfully with some TLC and special food from his foster home. He's not a needy dog or an attention hog, but he does appreciate being near you and will often plop down at your feet.

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.

Butterfly
 
Butterfly

Sponsored By: From the Heart Dog Training

Instead of telling you all about Butterfly, we think it would be better to try to explain what the world must be like from her perspective. Butterfly is dainty by nature, weighing in at only eight pounds. Her life prior to coming to us must have been intimidating... She certainly wasn't made for life on the streets and probably learned to defend herself so readily because being an eight pound stray dog is scary business. It was probably a method of survival that she relied upon for many years. But it's not who Butterfly is in her heart, we know that for sure. She wants to trust, she wants to cuddle and she wants desperately to be loved.

She will growl, put on her tough, defensive act to try and make sure she survives her next intimidating interaction. Whether this means she's stuck in a crate and needs to let everyone know that she's TOUGH and not to mess with her, or she is just meeting an unfamiliar person, her coping mechanism for her scary life has been to act mean. We think it's just a vocal warning - she's never actually nipped anyone!

Fast forward through two minutes of your patience, a handful of tasty treats and giving her the opportunity to meet you on her terms, and you're handling a different dog. She goes belly up, probably thanking her lucky stars that you didn't eat her. She rubs her little face into your hands, adores having her ears scratched and looks at you lovingly. She gives kisses, lays in your lap and trusts you to pick her up. THAT is the Butterfly we know and adore. It doesn't hurt that she's SO cute.

She's already made tremendous progress in her foster home. Her foster mama says "I can't possibly stress enough what an absolute sweetheart she is once someone takes the chance to look past her tough girl image." She loves you so much that she whines for a few minutes when you leave her behind, but then she settles down and waits patiently. She is perfect in the car and is a mostly quiet dog.

Meeting other dogs is easy peasy for Butterfly - she's currently living with several other dogs and cats and she loves to play with the household puppy. If you have room and a little bit of patience for a 9-year-old, 8 pound Papillon mix who will love you for the rest of her days, Butterfly could be your girl!

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

Sally Poodle
 
Sally Poodle

Sponsored By: Leslie Buck

Sally is a 13-year-old, 16 pound Poodle mix who is just as precious as can be. This senior girl has a little age-related hearing and vision loss, but she knows you'll see past that to what a gem she is. Her gentle soul will melt your heart. She is content to toddle around your house until she finds somewhere to rest for a while. She is quiet and so polite when meeting other dogs and cats.

Sally is looking for a soft place to land where she can enjoy her golden years. We know someone will give her all the love she deserves. She may enjoy going for short walks at a mellow pace where she can really stop and smell the roses.

Sally came to us when her senior guardian could no longer care for her, although she loved her dearly.

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

Bernie Shih Tzu
 
Bernie Shih Tzu

Sponsored By: Allison Galloway

Bernie is a 13-year-old, 14-pound Shih Tzu. He 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

Sampson and Goliath are 8-year-old, 15 pound Pomeranian 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.

They need a home where they don't need to navigate stairs - Goliath has a back condition that is exasperated by jumping and Sampson has a heart condition that will require daily 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.

Belle Terrier
 
Belle Terrier

Sponsored By: Elbina Rafizadeh

Belle is a 12-year-old, 16-pound Silky Terrier mix. She 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.

Shorty and Patches
 
Shorty and Patches

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

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

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

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

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

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

This duo does fine when left home alone, although they may whimper for a bit 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

BB King is a 10-year-old, 14-pound Pomeranian mix. He's 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.

Dudley
 
Dudley

Sponsored By: Elizabeth Ward

Dudley is a 16-year-old, 30-pound Cocker Spaniel. He faithfully served his previous guardian as her service dog, going with her to doctor appointments and being her loyal companion. Sadly, she is now too ill to continue caring for him, and he's looking for a new family to love. Well into his golden years, it's Dudley's turn to be taken care of, and we hope to find him a new, loving companion as soon as possible.

He's not much trouble at all. Dudley spends most of his day (and night) sleeping. Though he's very mellow, he still has enough energy to give you lots of love and affection. Sometimes you'll even get a glimpse of the puppy in him, which is a joy to behold. He gets along great with other dogs and makes human friends very quickly. He does well with gentle children, too. Cats are a little lower on his list, though.

Dudley is both house-trained and crate-trained. Due to his age, he does have the occasional accident inside. He doesn't mean to, it's just hard to get outside quickly enough. He knows basic commands and walks great on a leash, but due to his arthritis it's slow going. He is blind in his left eye, which requires daily drops.

Dudley is a sweet and gentle soul who deserves a loving home after being such a loyal friend. We hope someone comes to his rescue soon.

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

Barney

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

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

He walks well on a leash and gets along famously with his foster brother and sister, Mortis and Layla, and they have great fun hanging out together. He can be picky about which other dogs he likes when out in the world though. He can be reactive to both big and small dogs when on leash, whereas other dogs he is perfectly fine with. He hasn't shown interest in toys, but he does very much like bones.

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

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

Barney is a proud graduate of the UnChained Program, which matches at risk youth with shelter dogs who can benefit from training to help make them more adoptable. Check out his video!

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

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

Stewart

Sponsored By: John Click, in honor of Joe Buck

Stewart is a 10 pound, 12-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix. He's a mellow old gentleman who enjoys the company of other dogs and people. He can be a little shy when first meeting someone, but is curious and soon wants attention. Stewart enjoys a short, slow walk, politely sniffing dogs that he meets. He's happy to be carried, also. Stewart rarely if ever barks or whines.

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

Stewart is house trained and an overall "easy-keeper." He is a graduate of the UnChained program, which matches at risk youth with shelter dogs who can benefit from training to help make them more adoptable.

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

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

Falcon
 
Falcon

Sponsored By: Manutech

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

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

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

Falcon is on supplemental thyroid medication and a special diet to prevent bladder stones.

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

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

Jerry

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Jerry is an 8-year-old, 10 pound Norfolk Terrier mix. He is a quiet, gentle dog and gets along fine with other dogs. He calmly tolerates being groomed and treated by the vet staff and is learning to understand that humans are also petting him to show him love.

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

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

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

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

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

Olivia
 
Olivia

Sponsored By: Gina Wolf, Susanna Furlone, Sharilyn Cabelera

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

Olivia loves to be the center of attention, is very easy to handle and is great on walks. She reacts well to newcomers, eager to greet both people and dogs. She will check them out, then move along. She has a tendency to want to be the pack leader with her foster siblings, moving to the front of the pack on walks and also by helping them settle down around the house when they get too rambunctious. Olivia has a medium energy level and does not bark much, except the usual when someone comes to the door. We don't know yet about her reaction to children or cats.

Being very motivated by tasty treats, Olivia should be very easy to teach new things. Olivia loves her crate, and often relaxes there during the day.

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

Olivia came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Shelter.

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

Dixie

Sponsored By: Manutech Mfg., Duke Bartholomew

Dixie is a 23 pound, 13-year-old cuddly Cockapoo. She is a 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.



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.