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.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Lisa likes treats! This girl is bashful in new environments, but a little piece o' cheese will warm her right up to a new, friendly face and she's quickly your new BFF. Lisa has a gentle soul and a quiet demeanor. She's the perfect dog for someone looking for a grateful, low-key love bug.

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

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

Breed: English Bulldog
Age: 11 years
Weight: 62 pounds
Gender: Male

Mickey is 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Marlon 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.

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

Breed: Chihuahua, Chihuahua
Age: 7 years, 5 years
Weight: 8 pounds, 8 pounds
Gender: Female, Female

Holly (pictured left) and Chantel (pictured right) are two sweet Chihuahuas who would love to stay together - can you help? These babes love to play wrestle with one another (see their video) but also have fun with other dogs. They're especially fantastic at cuddling and giving lots of little kisses!

They were a little shy in the shelter environment, but they've really perked up and let their personalities shine. These spunky, fun girls ride great in the car and walk nicely on leash.

Holly and Chantel came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County after being picked up from a guardian who could no longer care for them.

Cammie
 
Cammie

Sponsored By: Marjorie Bullock and Nina Harrison

Breed: Labrador/Chow mix
Age: 7 years
Weight: 38 pounds
Gender: Female

Cammie is sweet as can be. She has some stiffness in her hips and hind end, but is still very lively and playful. She gets around fine and would be comfortable going for short walks. Cammie is alert and enjoys the company of other dogs and new people.

Cammie came into our program from Monterey County Animal Services where she was surrendered with her companion. The other dog was rescued by an out-of-area group, and we want to help Cammie find a new forever family.

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

General Washington (aka George)
 
General Washington (aka George)

Sponsored By: Karl and Helen Leek

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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

General Washington, more commonly known as "George", is one of those dogs who will steal your heart with his gentle, loving demeanor. He truly wants your affection, happy to flip over for some tummy scratches or climb in your lap for a kiss. He knows how to sit and stay patiently for a cookie so it's probable that, at sometime in his life, he was someone's loved companion. He wants to be a cherished dog again!

General Washington is sweet and even playful with dogs of all sizes. He's not a stressed kind of dog, relaxing at your feet while you work or watch TV. He's more than satisfied snoozing in his bed.

General Washington thinks kitties are rather fun to chase and would likely do best in a home without any. He walks well on a leash. General Washington came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being picked up as a stray after a big storm.

If you would like to meet General Washington (aka George), fill out our online adoption application.

Breed: Spaniel/Corgi mix
Age: 3 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Little Zero is an athletic little guy who will make someone a great companion for hikes or a long walk on the beach. He's quite friendly, climbing up in your lap for a few kisses. He can also hang out quietly while you work or watch TV, but would probably be happiest in a home where he gets a bit of exercise every day. He enthusiastically explores his surroundings by your side, but can be shy when meeting a new person. It just takes him a minute to warm up to unknown people (men in particular -- he's a ladies man!).

Little Zero is fine with other dogs and peacefully coexisted with children in his previous home, so it's possible he'd be fine with gentle kids in his future family. He has also acclimated nicely to having a kitty in his foster home.

Little Zero came to us when his guardians could no longer care for him.

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

Breed: Husky mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 95 pounds
Gender: Male

Tanik adores everyone he meets, including kids. He is very gentle and will cruise around the room meeting-and-greeting anyone who 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.

Tanik is house-trained. 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.

Tanik has a torn ACL which we are treating with physical therapy, anti-inflammatories and joint supplements. This will need ongoing management for him 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.

Bologna
 
Bologna

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

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

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

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

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

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

He is crate-trained and walks great on a leash. He even behaves while you're gone, which means he's a breeze to take care of. When you get home, he's there at the door with a big smile on his little face.

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

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

Dixie

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

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

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

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

When walking on a leash, she doesn't pull, but she wanders in all directions. She never runs unless encouraged to do so. When she gets excited in the house, she does have accidents. This can likely be corrected with training.

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

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

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

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

Zoe Yorkie
 
Zoe Yorkie

Sponsored By: Rissa and Jared Sandman in memory of Polly

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

Breed: Yorkie mix
Age: 11 years
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Female

Zoe is a tiny pup looking for a loving guardian who will pamper her. She is a little timid but warms up quickly and can be a total love bug. She is good with other dogs and cats. She can be a little possessive of her person and will let you know if she wants some space. She'll need someone who adores her regardless of this and sees what a doll she is.

Zoe's guardian surrendered her after realizing she doesn't have the time and ability to give her the life she deserves. She loves her very much and made the difficult decision to let Zoe find another home.

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 8 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Male

Lincoln packs a lot of cute into a tiny package. He's a real snuggler who loves to sit on your lap during the day and sleep next to you at night. He came from Salinas Animal Services, and we think he's trying to get caught up on many years of missing affection.

He considers himself a bit of an interior decorator and likes to spend part of his day rearranging the furniture. Not yours -- his. He moves his bed around daily and often moves his doggie companion's bed, too. Lincoln is a curious fellow, and he's currently trying to figure out what's up with the dog he keeps seeing in a mirrored door in his foster's house. He doesn't know who he is, but he likes him!

Lincoln is well-behaved on the leash and likes to stop for a sniff here and there. He's friendly to other dogs and cats and a little shy around strangers until he gets to know them. Though he's mostly mellow, he does enjoy being chased. So he might fit really well into a family with children who like to play.

He only barks at sudden or loud noises and is a good boy while you're gone. Lincoln is also house-trained and sleeps through the night, so he's the definition of an "easy keeper."

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

Andie

Sponsored By: Billy Brubaker

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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

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

Andie gets along well with other mellow dogs and is generally trusting, despite not being able to see. She also has hypothyroidism so she will be on an inexpensive medication for life to control that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breed: Maltese
Age: 6 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

Bella is a smart dog who easily learns new things. Just since she's been with her foster family she's learned how to navigate a little obstacle stairway to get on the bed, use the doggie door to go outside and do her business and sit for treats. Though Maltese are often known for being vocal, Bella is very quiet - except when she sees another dog or a cat. Then she likes to say hello. She's currently living with a cat and quickly learned how to ignore it, though those first couple of weeks involved a little chasing.

She walks great on a leash and doesn't pull at all. She's also good riding in the car, where she prefers to curl up in your lap. When meeting strangers, Bella is a charmer. She puts her little paws on you to get your attention or rolls over for a scratch. So far she's been to the movies and dinner, and she's always quiet and well-behaved. You can pretty much take her anywhere.

Bella came to us when her guardians became homeless and could no longer care for her. She has been a very loved dog, and she's also been used to having her people around all the time. So she would do really well with an adopter who wants to dote on her a bit. She can get a little jumpy with loud or unexpected noises, so she'd likely do best with older kids who understand how to be careful with a delicate dog.

After having all but three teeth pulled, sometimes Bella's tongue escapes her mouth. This only adds to her quirky charm. You'll quickly have her undying affection, and we're pretty sure she'll quickly have yours.

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

Breed: Papillon
Age: 5 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Brinn is good with other dogs and has also peacefully co-existed with a mini-pig in her home. She does like to chase kitties, however, so would probably do best in a feline-free home. Brinn walks well on a leash and likes being held. Brinn takes daily medication for epilepsy. She does still have seizures occasionally.

Brinn was a wonderful companion to her senior guardian before her person passed away, leaving her in need of a new forever family.

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

Marshmallow
 
Marshmallow

Sponsored By: Khelifi Pacheco-Litt in memory of Annika

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Boxer
Age: 8 years
Weight: 50 pounds
Gender: Female

Marshmallow has an incredibly gentle spirit. She is a soft sweetie, just as her name implies, and she SO deserves a second chance at a happy life. 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 keeping them company 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!

Marshmallow is incredibly easy to handle. She does have some trouble walking on hardwood floors however, and would love to find a home with carpeting so she can get around easier. On a surface where she can't slip, Marshmallow does better getting around but does wear a Help 'Em Up Harness so her person can help her get around. This sweet girl is going to make someone an incredibly loyal companion to the right adopter who can love her how she is.

Marshmallow had a mast cell tumor removed from her toe and a sarcoma removed from her side, and then another mast cell tumor was found. This is common to her breed. She is likely to keep producing these tumors, so she takes an anti-inflammatory to slow their growth.

In addition, Marshmallow has a weak back end. Exercise, good nutrition and physical therapy have helped.

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 accept her as she is and help her manage her health issues.

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

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

Phoebe is a special needs sweetheart looking for the perfect adopter. She suffered a spinal injury before arriving at San Jose Animal Services, and a good samaritan knew she deserved a second chance. Phoebe is recovering nicely from spinal surgery, with a possibility of eventually regaining some ability to walk. She zooms around happily with her wheels and will thrive in the right home.

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

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

Bailey Terrier
 
Bailey Terrier

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

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

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

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

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

Dimples
 
Dimples

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Delette, John and Molly Jackson

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Dapple Dachshund
Age: 8 years
Weight: 21 pounds
Gender: Female

Dimples is just precious and has a mellow, bashful personality. She warms up fast to new friends, putting her tiny paws in your lap to ask for a cuddle. She is good with other dogs and also reportedly does well with kitties most of the time, but can also decide to chase. She hasn't met too many kids, but might be fine with gentle children. Dimples walks well on a leash.

Dimples' guardian passed away recently, leaving Dimples in need of a new forever home.

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

Coco Chanel II
 
Coco Chanel II

Sponsored By: Rissa and Jared Sandman

Breed: Poodle
Age: 8 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

Bonjour! I am Coco Chanel, obviously a French Poodle. You may be asking yourself how such a lovely lady has found herself in need of a home. Alas, my tale is a sad one. My beloved human companion passed away and I had nowhere to go. Luckily, POMDR took me under their wing and are waiting for the perfect home for me. They have asked me to tell you a bit about myself, so setting modesty aside, I will do my best.

I am in good health. I have always taken care to maintain my weight and youthful appearance.

I have excellent walking manners and I enjoy meeting other dogs. Because I am so petite, I am cautious around large dogs. They have big feet and I don't want to get stepped on! I certainly wouldn't mind another four-legged housemate to keep me company while you are out and about. I am an excellent guard dog and will protect our home from unwanted visitors.

I prefer a quiet home, where I can sit on your lap and we can have a heart-to-heart chat. I love car rides, strolls in the park and meeting your friends. I must confess, I like to keep my appearance neat so a regular grooming would be appreciated.

Have you room in your heart to share your life with a lovely French girl? I will shower you with affection and gaze adoringly into your eyes forever. Oh, and I promise not to eat snails from the garden.

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

Destiny
 
Destiny

Sponsored By: Debbie Blue

Breed: Poodle mix
Age: 12 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Destiny 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.

Destiny 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 did discover that Destiny has a collapsing trachea which will need to be monitored by a vet.

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.

Alice Doxie and Sandy Doxie
 
Alice Doxie and Sandy Doxie

Sponsored By: Delette, John and Molly Jackson, Pamela Eaton

Breed: Dachshund, Dachshund
Age: 11 years, 12 years
Weight: 9 pounds, 9 pounds
Gender: Female, Female

Alice and Sandy are a mother-daughter duo who are both incredibly sweet with new people. They tend to cruise around the yard together and are very bonded. Sandy can be a little shy at first, but once Alice crawls into your lap, Sandy isn't far behind. Both do well meeting dogs of all sizes. They have also lived with a kitty before and did just fine.

Alice is diabetic, but luckily, she is a champ and is very patient and calm while getting her insulin injections twice a day.

Sandy and Alice were surrendered to us when their guardian became ill and could no longer care for them. They have been very loved family dogs.

If you would like to meet Alice Doxie and Sandy Doxie, fill out our online adoption application.

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 6 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Male

Aaron Burr has a great little personality! Sociable and loving, he's happy to get in your lap or approach you for some affection. He's all smiles when he meets new people and wiggles his way over to you. He does well with dogs of all sizes. Once he sees the leash come out, he gets pep in his step and is ready to go explore with you! He does well in the car.

Aaron Burr came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

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

Shyla is a lovely dark-haired lady with a tip of white on her toes. She is, indeed, just a bit shy after being in the shelter. She quickly becomes comfortable with familiar faces and a bright, cheery personality comes out when her friends are around! She happily jumps in her person's lap and dances around when they come home. She is very easy to handle and enjoys going for walks to explore the neighborhood. Shyla is good with other dogs.

Shyla came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 6 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

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

Breed: Beagle/Terrier mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Male

Hamilton is a tad shy at first, but this sweet boy warms up quickly and totally loves to cuddle with his person. He just needs a little patience to help him feel comfortable in a new environment, then he's all about giving you tiny, gentle kisses and staying by your side. He has a goofy side and loves to roll over on his back for belly rubs. Do you want to be Hamilton's new best friend?

Hamilton gets along really well with small dogs and has integrated nicely into the pack at his foster home. He can be a little intimidated by larger dogs out on walks, but is okay if introduced slowly. He loves going for walks around the neighborhood or in the woods and will be a great companion to get you moving! He rides well in the car. Hamilton does not do well with kitties and must go to a feline-free home.

Hamilton came to us when his senior guardian had to move into assisted living and could no longer keep him.

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

Rosie Terrier
 
Rosie Terrier

Sponsored By: Tracy Gordon

Breed: Norfolk Terrier mix
Age: 9 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Female

Rosie is extra-sweet and scruffy! She is super friendly, loves to be pet, and she'll quickly 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 walks well on a leash as she enjoys an outing in the woods. She doesn't give much attention to other dogs, and prefers to be with her own people or pack. This little girl may growl at a female dog in the pack as she wants to be "alpha" and set the order of the pack! While Rosie does well with other pups, she wouldn't mind being the sole pup in a loving home. We do not know how she feels about cats.

When you have to go out and leave Rosie at home, she can be left to roam in the house. Initially, she may a bit nervous when you leave her alone, but she will adapt when she realizes you will be coming back soon! When Rosie gets to go with you, she'll ride well in the car.

Rosie's energy level is moderate. She isn't super playful, preferring to be close to her people. Rosie does have a grade 4-5 heart murmur. You would never know, as it doesn't slow her down one bit! It will need to be monitored by a vet.

Rosie also 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 is so super sweet! She just wants to love and be loved. She gives gentle kisses, snuggles up to you and wants to be near you all of the time. Rosie so deserves to be a wonderful companion for someone looking for a sweet, lovable, low key pup!

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.

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

My name is Eliza! I suppose my friends would say I am mellow while a bit on the shy side and that I can keep a secret. If you want to share your thoughts with someone, I'm the girl you've been looking for. I'm a wonderful listener and you will have my undivided attention. I also enjoy meeting both two legged and four legged friends.

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

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

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

Breed: Saint Bernard
Age: 9 years
Weight: 160 pounds
Gender: Female

Fannie Mae is 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 real doll -- she gets along with gentle kids and even 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 her into their home, but can't keep her permanently.

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

Bindy

Sponsored By: Nat Babich

Breed: Poodle mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

Bindy is ready for her second chance! Bindy was rescued from a 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 is also deaf, so sometimes she gets startled if you sneak up on her. For this reason, she would probably do best in a home without small children. 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

Breed: Poodle
Age: 8 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Zsa Zsa 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 who 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.

Breed: Long Haired Dachshund mix
Age: 3 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Male

Blackie 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.

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

Diamond is very sweet and affectionate and is quiet around the house. She rides quietly in the car, either patiently looking out the window or lying down. We do not know how Diamond is around children or cats, but she is friendly with other dogs.

Diamond is very gentle and shows 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!

Diamond came to POMDR through the kindness of the Hollister Shelter staff. We wanted to know what this beauty was made of, so we did a Wisdom Panel DNA test to get the results.

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.

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

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

Ansel is CUTE! He's adorably playful and gives lots of toothless little kisses. Ansel is one of those dogs with whom everyone just falls in love. He 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.

Sasha Fierce and Priscilla
 
Sasha Fierce and Priscilla

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gwennie and Coco Girl
 
Gwennie and Coco Girl

Sponsored By: Suzanne and Jim Salata

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

Breed: Toy Poodle, Toy Poodle
Age: 6 years, 10 years
Weight: 9 pounds, 11 pounds
Gender: Female, Female

Gwennie and Coco Girl are a dynamic duo. When you pick one of them up to cuddle, the other politely puts her tiny feet on your knee and asks to be included too. In addition to loving on you, they also love on each other. They're a very bonded pair who've been through a lot, so we'd really like to keep them together.

These girls are great on walks. They're so well behaved on the leash, a three year old often walks one of them. Gwennie likes to walk a little ahead and Coco a little behind. They are polite or indifferent when meeting other dogs and get along fine with cats. When it comes to people, that's when their eyes light up. They get along well with everyone, especially when they can give out little kisses.

Gwennie and Coco Girl are crate trained and good passengers in the car. They might bark a little when you first get home or if they hear someone at the door, but otherwise they're laid back, quiet and fond of naps. Coco Girl has limited vision, but she still gets around great.

Gwennie and Coco Girl came to us after being found in a box with a note and some supplies before ending up at the SPCA for Monterey County.

Luka

Sponsored By: POMDR Friend

Breed: Terrier mix
Age: 9 years
Weight: 57 pounds
Gender: Male

Luka 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. 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. Luka has met a kitty and seemed to do fine, so it's possible he'd do well with a cat.

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.

Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Female

Nola is a sweetheart, and a very special girl! When she arrived at the shelter, the vet staff realized she was pregnant. We agreed to bring her under our wing and see her through the process of becoming a mama dog. Under the loving care of her foster family, she gave birth to four beautiful puppies. This litter was born on February 18th and will be available for adoption when they are ready in mid-April.

Nola is incredibly sweet and climbed right into the vet's lap when he examined her at the shelter. She's good with people and with other dogs.

Nola came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 10 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Female

Lady Bear is a doll! This cutie pie greets with you with a little kiss and a cuddle. 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 keep you company outside while you garden. 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.

Breed: Terrier mix
Age: 9 years
Weight: 19 pounds
Gender: Male

Sparky 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 slowly 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.

Dasher Poodle
 
Dasher Poodle

Sponsored By: Wendy

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

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

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

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

Dasher came to us from the Hollister Animal Shelter.

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

Maeby

Sponsored By: The Wishbone Pet Company

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

Maeby is a bit shy with new people, but warms up quickly. She will walk up very slowly to a new person, but then allows them to pet her, and in return she gives them kisses. She does the same with children.

Maeby can walk happily for miles, but at home she's very mellow, spending much of her time napping or sitting in laps. She gets along very well with the other dogs in her foster home, and they play together nicely. Maeby enjoys just hanging out, too, preferably with something to chew on. Maeby ignores the household cats unless they are persistent about pestering her.

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

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

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

Maeby originally came to us from the Watsonville Shelter.

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

Dixie Chick
 
Dixie Chick

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Angel Border Collie
 
Angel Border Collie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arthur Terrier
 
Arthur Terrier

Sponsored By: Susan Johnson Willey

Breed: Terrier mix
Age: 12 years
Weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Male

Arthur is a great little guy who gets along well with other dogs and is so happy when meeting new people. 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. 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.

Bobby Boy
 
Bobby Boy

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Terrier/Chihuahua mix
Age: 6 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Bobby Boy is 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 then settles down. 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

Breed: Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix
Age: 11 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

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

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

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

Nyla

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Female

Nyla 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.

Bella Shepherd
 
Bella Shepherd

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

Breed: Shepherd/Labrador mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 75 pounds
Gender: Female

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!

Maddison
 
Maddison

Sponsored By: Little Pup Lodge

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

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

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

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

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

Reilly
 
Reilly

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

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

Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 11 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Reilly is spunky, 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 as soon as 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.

Daisy Maisy
 
Daisy Maisy

Sponsored By: Jessica Thomson, Courtney and Arthur

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

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

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

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

Daisy Maisy was mostly an outdoor dog who slept in a dog house at night in her previous life. She deserves to come inside and be part of a loving family. She 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!

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

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

Emmet

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Ava Cabelera, Tracy Gordon

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

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

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

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

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

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

Butterfly
 
Butterfly

Sponsored By: From the Heart Dog Training

Breed: Papillon mix
Age: 9 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

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. 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 8-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.

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 pup 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

Breed: Poodle mix
Age: 13 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Female

Sally 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

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

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

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

He has dry eye and will need eye drops for life. The good news is, he's a good boy when getting his drops. He also has environmental allergies so he is on a special diet and must stay current on flea prevention. He also has chronic ear infections that need ongoing monitoring.

Bernie came to POMDR when his guardians could no longer care for him. He was adopted to a lovely active senior and was with her for a year. She passed away suddenly in February 2016 and Bernie has been looking for a forever home ever since. With his multiple health issues, we know Bernie may be in foster care for the rest of his life, but if a special adopter comes along for him, we would be willing to adopt him out. He'll make someone a devoted companion. Bernie makes his foster mom smile every day.

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

Sampson and Goliath
 
Sampson and Goliath

Sponsored By: Mishell and Melanie Davis

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

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

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

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

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, Dawn Chirwa in memory of Bentley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shorty and Patches
 
Shorty and Patches

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

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

Shorty and Patches are best friends. Shorty is a mellow guy who is very sweet with all people. He has a charming, calm personality. He really enjoys walking on a leash and loves stopping to smell the green grass. He even goes on short hikes! Shorty loves meeting new people and is a happy-go-lucky boy. He gets along well with other dogs and is well-behaved. He loves being petted and will give little kisses to tell you he's happy being around you.

Patches is also a wonderful dog and has a quiet, calm demeanor. Patches also does well on a leash. On her walks, she loves stopping to sniff all the wonderful smells. The pleasure she gets from this is infectious! She likes all new people she meets, but especially those folks who are extra nice to her.

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

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

Both dogs are free to roam the house and are not destructive. They know how to let themselves outside.

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

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

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

BB King
 
BB King

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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



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

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

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

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

Falcon
 
Falcon

Sponsored By: Manutech

Breed: Maltese mix
Age: 11 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Male

Falcon (aka Billy) is fluffy and cuddly and will love you faithfully. He 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.

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 by himself.

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

Breed: Norfolk Terrier mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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