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

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

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


Cookie is a 35 pound, 10-year-old Cocker Spaniel. She is a very sweet, easy going dog and loves to meet people and other dogs. She came to POMDR when her guardian passed away, she was adopted, and now her new guardian is very ill and can no longer care for her. She is a little overweight and needs to lose about 10 pounds to be at an ideal weight.

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

Roggie is a 7 pound, 12-year-old Papillon mix. He is gentle and sweet with people, cats, and other dogs. He is a quiet little guy who walks nicely on leash, rides well in the car, and is generally an easy keeper.

Roggie came to POMDR after his guardian passed away.

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

Harriet is a 7 pound, 9-year-old Chihuahua. Shelter staff described her as "very calm and sweet!" She's good with other dogs and friendly to people. She's amenable to her surroundings and rides well in a car. Now she just needs to find a new home.

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

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

Kennedy is a 10 pound, 6-year-old Dachshund/Miniature Pinscher mix. He is an awesome little dog who is very social with people and other dogs, and adapts to new places quickly. He has a good energy level and walks well on leash. Kennedy wiggles with happiness when he sees you and enjoys sitting on your lap, but he's not a clingy guy; he just has a happy attitude. He's currently living in a foster home with other dogs.

Kennedy came to POMDR as a stray from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Tiny is a 6 pound, 6-year-old Chihuahua. He is a lover with everyone he meets and is just fine with other dogs too. He is healthy except for some skin issues caused by allergies, but his skin is getting better all the time. This little guy has a gentle personality all wrapped up in a tiny package.

Tina came to us from Salinas Animal Services after coming in as a stray.

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

Zena is a 6 pound, 6-year-old Chihuahua. She is gentle and sweet with people and other dogs. She is calm, but likes to go for walks at your pace. She enjoys snuggling on a lap but isn't needy. She is a real gem in a tiny package.

Zena came to POMDR after being side swiped by a car. A good samaritan picked her up and took her to a vet clinic for treatment and paid for it. She only had minor bruising from her accident. They tried to find her guardian, but no one came looking for her.

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

Luigi is a 10 pound, 6-year-old Dachshund. He walks well on a leash, is housebroken, and has an easygoing nature. He gets along with adults, kids, and indoor birds. He hasn't been tested with cats, but has lived with a rabbit. He's good with other dogs and is friendly when meeting a stranger - person or dog. Luigi enjoys attention, and if you pet him, he'll come back for more. He wouldn't mind if you gave him a treat, too.

Luigi came to POMDR from a good samaritan who took him in when his guardian could no longer care for him. He was adopted to a senior man, but three months later his new guardian passed away suddenly so Luigi is looking for another permanent home. He has a lot of love to give.

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

Remi is a 5 pound, 10-week-old terrier mix. She is sweet with people and playful with other dogs. POMDR doesn't get many puppies, but Remi was found by one of our volunteers tied to a tree with a note that said "FREE." Thank goodness our volunteer found her so we can make sure she goes to a home that is prepared to raise a puppy.

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

Lucy is an 11 pound, 11-year-old Maltese. She gets along with other calm dogs and negotiates the house and yard very well even though she's blind. When someone new visits her home, she's curious about them, but does not get overly excited. She's also good with cats, but likely needs a home without small children as it's best to avoid startling or surprising her since she can't see. She is house trained. Once she knows a person, she loves attention and to cuddle. She also enjoys being in the yard and exploring. She does fine being left alone with other dogs for a few hours. She is a happy girl who enjoys gentle belly rubs.

Lucy came to POMDR after being picked up as a stray in Soledad.

If you would like to meet Lucy (Maltese), fill out our online adoption application.

Coconut is a 50 pound, 8 year old Aussie/Lab mix who likes to walk and is used to walking along Carmel beach. She also rides well in a car. She gets along well with other dogs. We don't know how she gets along with cats. She grew up with three kids and is people-friendly.

Coconut's guardian is now living in a rental that doesn't allow dogs.

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

Fabio is a 10 pound, 8-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua combo. Shelter staff describe him as a sweet, easygoing, understated guy. He did well in the shelter's small dog playgroups, curious and interactive with the other dogs but not overwhelming or pushy. He's wonderfully people-oriented; wherever you are, he'll want to be there with you. Fabio would fit well into a variety of homes: active or mellow, with or without other dogs. We don't know how he is with cats yet, but if you're looking for a happy, social companion, Fabio is your guy.

Fabio came to us after he was surrendered to Santa Cruz Animal Services along with five other dogs.

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

Curly

Sponsored By: Stacey Pearson

Curly is a 47 pound, 15-year-old Retriever/Shepherd mix. He has spent most of his time around people and prefers to be inside with them rather than outdoors. He is hard of heariang, and needs help getting in/out of vehicles. He rides well in a car.

Curly is house trained, and doesn't bark often. He likes to have attention and walks nicely on leash. He's fine with other dogs with the exception of small alpha-types, lives with a cat, and enjoys children. Might prefer a home that has no more than one other dog.

Curly is a loving guy and easy to care for. Are you the special person Curly needs to shower love on him?

Curly came to POMDR when his guardian started having serious health issues and could no longer care for him.

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

Marmaduke
 
Marmaduke

Sponsored By: Michelle Hilton, in memory of our sweet girls, Hope & Faith

Marmaduke is a 58 pound, 14-year-old male Siberian Husky/Great Dane mix. He is house trained, knows basic commands, and walks well on a leash. He is good with strangers, kids, other dogs, and cats. Marmaduke is a charming, amazing guy.

At some point in the past, Marmaduke was de-barked, but it doesn't stop him from telling you how happy he is to see you. He is a gentle soul and will enjoy helping you in the garden.

He came to POMDR after being found as a stray. He is microchipped, but none of the phone numbers related to the chip were still connected.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - this dog is on a trial adoption and may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Noah is a 45 pound, 7-year-old male Labrador/Golden Mix. He is house trained, crate trained, walks well on leash, and knows basic commands. He is friendly with new people, kids, and other dogs. He has not been around cats. Noah is looking for a new home because one of his guardians passed away and the remaining guardian can not keep him.

Hershey
 
Hershey

Sponsored By: Donna Jaskolka, Rachael Razorick

Hershey is a beautiful 22 pound, 7-year-old chocolate brown Cocker Spaniel. With his greying muzzle, he may have the look of a sweet old man, but he has the spunk and energy of a younger dog. He is wonderful with people, and has loved everyone he has met in his foster home.

Hershey loves other dogs, but he wants to be the alpha dog and will let other potential alpha dogs know it. He gets along great with any other dogs that acknowledge him as the top dog.

Hersey is sweet, affectionate, friendly and loves to run and play, either with other dogs or with stuffed toys. He is mellow when you are and active when you are. He walks great on a leash, though he does pull some. He is crate trained and sleeps the night through.

His foster mom says "So cute! He is like a big stuffed animal. Really sweet and lovable and soft. Just loves being wherever we are! He learns very quickly and is very attentive."

Hershey was picked up on the streets of San Jose and although he had a rather long stay in the San Jose Shelter, he remained happy and optimistic and knew that someone would fall in love with him.

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

Sammy Girl is an 73 pound, 12-year-old German Shepherd mix. She is a real sweetheart. She has no problems with other dogs, and loves people of all ages. She's mellow most of the time, but occasionally gets up enough energy to frolic with younger dogs.

Sammy Girl's greatest joy is to hang her head out the window in the car and smell the world. She walks nicely on the leash, without pulling. She is house trained and fine being left at home. Everyone who meets her falls in love immediately. She is a remarkable dog who just wants to love and be loved for her remaining years.

Sammy Girl came to POMDR from Santa Cruz Animal Services after being surrendered by her guardian. The guardian's landlord wouldn't allow dogs.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - this dog is on a trial adoption and may take time to finalize. Please email us, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this dog if the adoption does not go through.

Bodacious Beau is a 22 pound, 5-year-old Corgi/Terrier mix. He's neutered, house trained, crate trained, and knows basic commands. He loves to go for walks and can keep up with you for as long as you care to go.

Beau is a little cautious when meeting new dogs, but once he is used to them he is very sweet with them and loves to play. He doesn't care what size they might be; he plays with a Doberman, a German Shepherd Dog, and a German Shorthaired Pointer, for example. His foster home has a strong-willed cat who likes to sneak up and pounce on him. He has learned to warn her off with a little growl, but is not aggressive to her.

Beau really likes people. He can be shy at first, but once they pet him, he's fine. He bonds very strongly and will follow his person around like a shadow. He can get anxious when left alone, and might try to escape if not confined in a crate.

Beau is great traveling in a car (but be careful rolling a window down - he may try to jump out). He really is adorable, just look at that inquisitive, intelligent face, and those beautiful ears.

Beau's foster mom says "He is really sweet and patient. He will just give you this look and it will melt your heart. His face is just too cute. And he gives sweet kisses. He is also so cute when he is super excited to see me, or go on a walk, because he jumps for joy and runs around."

Beau's guardian became ill and could no longer care for him. A friend took Beau in temporarily and contacted POMDR to find him a new, loving home.

Tudor

Sponsored By: Kristina Baer

Tudor is a 21 pound, 20-year-old Rat Terrier. He is a handsome and dignified senior dog who must have been quite the looker in his youth. He's timid when he first meets people, but eventually warms up and likes to be around them. His eyesight is failing so he appreciates it if strangers and small children approach him slowly.

Tudor had been living mostly outdoors, and is starting to get used to the comforts of a home. He has discovered the joys of comfortable indoor dog beds, and gentle skritches under the chin.

Tudor is a gentle dog who enjoys leisurely walks, where he gets to carefully sniff everything. He shows the most emotion when meeting dogs; his tail gives a happy wag and sometimes he'll even do a little play bow. He doesn't bother cats.

Tudor's guardian passed away and the family surrendered him to POMDR so he could have a caring home for his last years.

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

Spot

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

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

He is a smart, well-behaved little puppy who is house trained with a doggie door, sleeps in a crate at night, walks well on a leash and likes to play with lots of toys and chews. He loves to snuggle with people and other dogs. He seems to particularly like men.

Spot and his brother Stripe, who has already been adopted, were with a senior person who could not take care of them.

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

McKenzie is a 9 year old, 55 pound Aussie mix. She can be fine with other dogs, but likes to be the only dog in the home. She is currently living with a cat in her foster home. She walks well on leash and doesn't pull. She is a very good dog overall who is house trained and rides well in a car.

She's alert but calm, and has fascinating eyes. Mic is so easy-going and will make someone a wonderful companion.

Her guardian had her since she was a puppy, but he lost his home . He surrendered her to POMDR hoping she'll get another chance to have a safe and loving home.

If you would like to meet McKenzie aka Mic, fill out our online adoption application.

Brandy is a 3 pound, 15-year-old female Maltese. She is quite shy and is currently learning to bond with people again. She's been making progress in her foster home, but slowly. She'll need a patient owner to keep bringing her out of her shell.

Brandy is a quiet dog, unless she smells you with her favorite thing, ground-up fresh meat! She has no teeth so her food must be broken up for her into small pieces. She will eat from your hand, and is getting used to baths and a daily brushing. She pays no mind to the 9 birds and curious bunny at her foster home.

Brandy probably has had very little human interaction for most of her life. With the right person, Brandy should settle in and become a wonderful companion dog. She's scared of bigger dogs so she would probably do best in a one-dog or small-dogs-only home.

Brandy and her brother Sasha, who is also available for adoption, were rescued nine years ago by the 96-year-old guardian who has recently moved into a nursing home and is no longer able to take care of them.

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

Sasha is a 7 pound, 15-year-old male Maltese. He is blind due to cataracts, and is at least mostly deaf. He also has a skin condition for which he is being treated. With all this, he is still a very sweet little guy.

Sasha enjoys wandering around in the yard and smelling things. He gets comfort from being held and petted. Much of his time is spent sleeping. He is a sweet little doll who needs someone to provide him the extra loving care that he deserves.

Sasha and his sister Brandy, who is also available for adoption, were rescued nine years ago by the 96-year-old guardian who has recently moved into a nursing home and is no longer able to take care of them.

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

Coco is a 15 pound, 16-year-old Miniature Poodle. She is an extremely sweet girl, a total love bug lap dog who wants to be with you all the time. She walks well on a leash and loves a good long walk at a comfortable pace. She loves everyone she meets and wants to be loved and petted by them.

Coco does very well with the small dogs and cats at her foster home. She moved right in as if she had lived there forever. She doesn't pester them at all and lets them do whatever they want (one of the cats lovingly rubs his face on Coco's). When she's not following her foster mom around the house, she enjoys a nice nap.

Coco's main goal is to be by her human's side. She likes to go for rides. She has some separation anxiety; she whines and cries for 10 to 15 minutes when being left alone, but then settles. She loves to be spoiled and would do best with someone who can be with her most of the time and take her places.

Coco was rescued from a shelter in Los Angeles.

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

Jessie is a 51 pound, 13½-year-old Border Collie. She is a sweet old gentle soul, who gets along with everyone she meets. She is slowed by arthritis and doesn't get out much. but she still does a little happy dance when she sees someone she knows.

Jessie enjoys hanging out around other dogs, though she doesn't interact much with them. She ignores the cats at her foster home. She is OK in a car; a little stressed at first, but settling down after a while. She is used to being alone during the day, spending time in a sun room with access to the back yard. She is house trained.

Jessie's foster mom says: "Jessie is grateful for everything - a pet as you walk by her, decent food, treats. She snores when she sleeps. She has the most expressive eyes. She loves to be close to her people - will follow us around everywhere."

Jessie needs a home where she doesn't have to climb stairs or walk across slippery floors.

Jessie came to POMDR when her guardian surrendered her.

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

Freckles is a 17 pound, 11-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix. She's easy to live with and particularly loves being outside. She loves her walks and will pull some on leash when she gets going, before settling down. She's polite and unafraid with dogs she meets. She is always happy to meet new people, and is great with kids.

She likes to play chase and keep away with the other terriers at her foster home, and will also throw toys around for self-entertainment. She likes lots of toys, but has a teddy bear she's particularly fond of. She is house trained and crate trained, and gets along well with cats.

Freckles gets excited at mealtime and will do a little "dance" for treats and gives lots of kisses. She will bark when she hears interesting (to her) sounds, so she would do best in a home where some barking wouldn't disturb the neighbors.

Her foster mom says: "She has such a sweet nature, and I enjoy her playful side. She will enjoy sitting with you for a while, gives lots of kisses, then curls up in her bed for a nap. She is truly delightful."

Freckles came to POMDR when her guardian was being threatened to be evicted from her apartment because she had a dog.

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

Bogie is an Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix weighing 11 pounds. The vet estimates him to be 4 years old even though his face "looks older". He's an active, friendly guy with a great smile. He is great with all people, including children.

Bogie is really into his toys: he will toss a toy for himself, and chew on squeaky toys, and wrestle with Kong toys. He loves to zoom around and play with his toys. He likes to curl up in a dog bed with all his toys around him.

Bogie has a good amount of energy and benefits from good long walks. He can walk nicely on the leash, but he does react to some dogs walking by. He can be calm and interested, or excited and barking. Not sure why yet what makes the difference. He could benefit from more training to help with his manners with other dogs. He would probably do best as an only dog or with a mellow female dog. And he would like to live in a home that has a yard for him to explore.

Bogie came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services where he came in as a stray

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

Sophia Grace is a 10 pound, 5-year-old poodle mix. She was born with an open cleft and had to have it surgically repaired. She came to POMDR as a very shy dog and is just starting to come out of her shell.

Sophia gets along well with the other small dog at her foster home, who treats her indifferently. When she meets other dogs, she doesn't seem to notice them. She loves attention from her foster mom, but she generally doesn't acknowledge new people right away. She doesn't resist being held by them, but she doesn't show any emotion either.

At her foster home she is beginning to show her true energy level. She has started playing with toys, and occasionally runs through the house excitedly, as discovering her new freedom for the first time. She has apparently had a lot of trauma in her life, and she needs a patient, loving home to bring out the joyous little dog inside.

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

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

Dundee
 
Dundee

Sponsored By: Jasper, Grady & Jem

Dundee is a 15 pound, 14-year-old toy Australian Shepherd mix. He is a happy, friendly, mellow dog who gets along great with people and other dogs. He is a snuggler who loves affection from everyone. He spends much of his time sleeping, preferably on a comfy bed near you. He enjoys going for slow walks where he can sniff and sniff, but he doesn't need a long walk.

Dundee lost most of his vision due to glaucoma. He needs eye drops a few times a day and he is on an inexpensive thyroid medication. He has adjusted well to life with limited sight.

Dundee is great with other dogs, but of course needs to be with dogs who are tolerant if he accidentally bumps into them. He is a very clever dog and quickly learns to navigate in new surroundings. He's a beautiful, affectionate little dog who deserves a comfortable, loving home.

Dundee came to POMDR from the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. Due to his age and impaired vision he was not a candidate for adoption there.

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

Chester

Sponsored By: Teddy, Itsey & Minnie

Chester is an 8 pound, 10-year-old Chihuahua mix. He likes going for walks and gets very attached to his caretaker. He loves to sit on his person's lap or to cuddle up in a nearby dog bed. He can be overly protective around some people and some dogs, however, and needs a person who will provide leadership.

Chester takes an inexpensive thyroid medication which he will need lifelong. He would like a loving quiet home to feel safe and loved and experience the simple joys of being a senior citizen.

Chester came to us from the Hollister Animal Shelter after coming in as a stray.

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

Daisy is as cute as her name. She's a 13 year-year-old, 13 pound Chihuahua who originally came to us because her elderly guardian had medical problems and could not care for her anymore. She was adopted to a new home 3 years ago, but sadly, her second guardian recently passed away so Daisy is back in our care. Daisy's disposition is gentle and inquisitive. She likes to cuddle in your lap and take quiet naps in her crate. Don't let her age fool you! She's quite spry and likes to go for walks around the neighborhood. She's lived with cats and other dogs with no problems. She is house-trained and very easy to have around.

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

Hannah
 
Hannah

Sponsored By: Betty and Ariel

Hannah is an 88 pound, 12-year-old Boxer-Rhodesian Ridgeback (maybe) mix. She has a lovely temperament - very gentle and sweet with people. She will give one bark and respond excitedly once greeted. She loves kids and can easily be walked by one. And what a great old dog face!

Hannah is great at meeting other dogs. She will sniff politely and enjoy playing around, if the other dog is interested. If not, she will just keep on walking. She does chase cats.

Hannah is house broken and knows how to use a doggie door. She sleeps very well in her kennel all night long, with no fuss. She loves walks and she loves to play fetch for as long as you will throw the ball. She knows her name, comes when called, sits, and shakes.

Her foster mom says: "She has this loving, curious face that you are powerless to just walk by without petting. She listens extremely well ... sit, stay, lay down, come, and her name. She has put in her time and now deserves the best home possible. If she lives for two days or two years, you would be lucky to have had her in your life."

Hannah came to us from a local shelter after her guardian surrendered her when he could no longer care for her.

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

Jasmine is a 10-year-old, 6-pound dainty Chihuahua. She has a happy personality. She loves to go for walks and car rides, and loves to sleep under the blankets. She gets along well with other dogs both big and small, and sometimes plays with her foster brother who is a puppy. Once she gets to know you, she likes to snuggle up on your lap. Jasmine is currently house trained to use an open door to access the back yard.

Jasmine came to us when her guardian was hospitalized and could no longer care for her.

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

Molly

Sponsored By: John Click

Molly is a 14 pound, 11-year-old Jack Russell Terrier. She walks well on a leash and gets along with most other critters including dogs, cats, chickens, ponies and people - even strangers! She's very polite when she meets someone new but doesn't like surprising movements near her head. She would do best in a home without small children, or older children who aren't highly respective of her.

Molly is a very mellow girl around the house, with just occasional short spurts of energy, such as brief moments of back-and-forth excitement when she hears the refrigerator. She is happiest curled up on the arm of the recliner.

Molly loves hiking all the way up to the meadow in Garland Park and sniffing along the trails. She also enjoys going to the beach and being active. She is house trained, though like most older dogs she can't hold it in all day so she needs to be let out now and then.

Molly can be left alone and will do well in a crate for a couple of hours, but if left alone in the yard for too long, she might start digging her escape route. Molly prefers to have people's company. She sleeps in her crate at night with the door open.

Her foster mom says: "She is everything good about an older dog. She wants to please, and mostly just wants to be with her person. This is just such a sweet dog! Anyone would love her."

Molly came to Peace of Mind Dog Rescue when her guardian could no longer care for her.

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

Davey

Sponsored By: Betty and Ariel

Davey is a 10 pound, 7-year-old Chihuahua mix. This mellow boy passed his dog evaluation with flying colors. He's easy to handle and has a nice, friendly temperament; he comes back for more if you stop petting him. He enjoys shorter, leisurely walks. He likes to meet new people, and is gentle with everyone that he meets.

Davey does have special needs because is he diabetic. His diabetes is easily controlled with two insulin injections per day.

Davey loves to meet new dogs, and will stand up on his hind legs to greet big dogs. At his foster home he gets along very well with the three other dogs, though he isn't really interested in playing. He hasn't shown interest in toys, but he LOVES dental chews and will chew antlers and such. He would probably get along fine with cats.

Davey's foster mom says: "He is starting to be more affectionate, licking my ears in the morning to wake me up! He clearly had a limited life before, so everything is new to him....walking up stairs, sand on the beach, cuddles on the couch. He is soaking all of this up and becoming a great little dog. "

Davey came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services where he was found as a stray.

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

Dixie

Sponsored By: Manutech Mfg.

Dixie is a 23 pound, 10-year-old cuddly Cockapoo. She is a peppy little senior gal that loves attention and really thrives on human contact. She is on the timid side when meeting new people; she takes her time and then slowly warms up to them. Dixie's sight is impaired which may explain her timidity.

Dixie ignored the cat at the shelter, but was curious about the cats she lived with for awhile. She wanted to play with them but they did not feel the same way. She has lived with dogs, too. She hasn't shown interest in toys.

When walking on a leash, she doesn't pull, but she wanders in all directions. She never runs unless encouraged to do so. When she gets excited in the house, she does have accidents. This can likely be corrected with training. She whines a little when separated from her foster, but quiets down eventually.

Her foster mom says "Dixie doesn't act her age! Minus the cataracts, you wouldn't know she was about 12. She acts younger -- bouncy, and happy!"

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

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

Katie

Sponsored By: Jeanie Lewis

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

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

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

Katie came to us after her guardian passed away.

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

Zoey

Sponsored By: Joseph Hollinger, Linda Schroeder

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lolly

Sponsored By: Jan Neal

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

Lolly basically ignores other dogs that she meets while walking, and other dogs and cats at her foster home. She loves to hang out near her foster mom and get petted, preferably on her lap or next to her on the couch. She plays with her foster mom with rope toys and fabric toys. She is great about sleeping all night in her dog bed.

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

Lolly came to us from Santa Cruz Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.

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

Suzi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Troy

Sponsored By: John Click

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

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

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

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

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

Bert

Sponsored By: Tina Corona-Mantutech Mfg

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

Bert walks well on a leash, mostly staying at your side. He's fine with meeting new people and is good with other dogs. He is house trained and crate trained. He is a little too excited about kitties so would do best in a home without cats or with a very confident cat. He is smaller than most kitties! Bert loves kids. He's a happy guy who would shower you with love if you gave him his forever home.

Bert was found as a stray in Salinas.

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

Princess
 
Princess

Sponsored By: Ann Rose

Princess is an 11 pound, 10-year-old Chihuahua mix. She is a sweet girl who enjoys meeting new people, likes to have her tummy rubbed, and loves to snuggle. She enjoys moderately long walks, and is generally mellow at home, though she does partake in some rambunctious play with plush toys. She's happy to ride in the back of a car or on a passenger's lap.

Princess can be wary when meeting new dogs, but once she gets to know other dogs she likes to play and snuggle with them. She'd be happy as an only pooch or would fit into a pack of dogs.

Princess has adorable white markings down her back and has white "socks" on with little tan speckles. She is a sweet little gal who will make someone a nice companion.

Princess was adopted in 2011 from POMDR, but one of her guardians passed away and the surviving spouse can no longer care for her.

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

Pepper Lhasa
 
Pepper Lhasa

Sponsored By: Jenna, Winston & Leelu Scanlon

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

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

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

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

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

Lupey

Sponsored By: Miss P

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

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

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

The last time Lupey had his teeth cleaned, he had a few extractions and, unfortunately, the vet found a mass on his gum line. It was biopsied and came back as squamous cell carcinoma. Lupey's prognosis is guarded, but for now, he is a happy dog and doesn't know there is anything wrong. He would love to be in his forever home for however long that may be. The vet thinks he might still have 6 months to a year of quality life left.

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

Rusty

Sponsored By: Lawrence Rosenberg

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

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

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

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

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

Shelby
 
Shelby

Sponsored By: The Wilson Chows

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

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

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

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

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

Tucker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gracie
 
Gracie

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

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

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

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

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


Behaviorally Challenged Dogs

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

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

Angie

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

Angie is a 50 pound, 12-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix. She is a mellow old girl, who walks slowly and spends a lot of time sleeping. She's not interested in toys. She enjoys going on leisurely walks, and being outside in general, though she's also happy hanging out near her people wherever they may be.

Ninety-nine per cent of the time, Angie is a sweet and gentle as they come, but she does have an issue resource guarding food. Angie's foster mom has learned to put her food down and then just leave Angie to it. She does not like people moving her bowl or reaching toward it while she is eating. Because of this challenging behavior, Angie needs to go to a guardian who is comfortable giving her her space around her food dish. Dogs with this behavior can often be rehabilitated, but due to some cognitive dysfunction on Angie's part because of her age it might be hard for her to rehab 100% from this behavior.

Angie has weak legs and can have trouble on slippery floors. She is also hard of hearing like many older dogs. She's fine riding in a car, but needs help getting in. She gets along fine with a 7-year-old spaniel mix in her foster home. She's generally indifferent to other dogs, and also to cats.

Angie's foster mom says: "She's very sweet and mellow most of the time: just a "good ol' girl". She's just the right size to reach down & pet."

Angie came to POMDR from Monterey County Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.

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

Sunny

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

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

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

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

Mayla

Sponsored By: Max Pin, Betty Roberts, John Click

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buster
 
Buster

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Don and Bette Spagel

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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