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
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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.

Many of our dogs are labeled as “mixed breed” because visual breed identification of dogs is very unreliable. We encourage you to select your new companion by considering each dog’s individual personality and energy level.

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 questionnaire 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.


FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

Dewey is a furry little friend to all. He loves people and getting attention or being by them. He is great on a leash and I have even seen a young child walk him. He does get a little nervous around big dogs but does well being introduced to medium and smaller dogs. He has lived with cats but tends to chase off cats he hasn't met before. Dewey is ready to be someone's companion and continually put smiles on their face.

Dewey has a rare genetic disease that causes his sclera to continually grow. This has caused his eye to expand as well and so he almost appears to have a monocle. He no longer can see out of that eye and does have cataracts in his other eye leading him with impaired vision. He has also become hard of hearing but is still his sweet, wholesome self.

Dewey came to us when his pervious guardians could no longer care for him.

If you would like to meet Dewey, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Estimated weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Do you like affectionate dogs that aren't over active but still enjoy their walks? Then Teddy Bear may be your next dog. Teddy easily wins the attention of those around him and he enjoys it. Teddy is good at making friends with other dogs and being part of a pack. He is also good on his own. He is a smart dog that will be a wonderful family member.

Teddy came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter after he was found as a stray. It is very likely he came from a home that taught him a lot and then fell on hard times because he is very comfortable on leash, communicating bathroom time, and understanding people.

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

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Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 5 years
Estimated weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

Patsy loves people and all people at that. She gets so excited and loving with anybody willing to give her attention. She will wiggle and waggle all about and give endless kisses. She adores being held close and sitting in a lap. Patsy isn't just a lap dog though as she is great at walks on the leash and is a goer, happily keeping pace with her person. She likes being around other dogs but will completely ignore them for people.

Patsy came to us form Monterey County Animal Services

If you would like to meet Patsy, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Augie

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

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

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

Thanks to amazing people and sponsorship, Augie is now healthy. He will be an exceptional dog for the lucky family who adopts him.

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

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

Ruby Doxie
 
Ruby Doxie

Sponsored By: Pam Eaton, and The Henney Hounds

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

Ruby is social savant and a lover of people. Her favorite thing is probably being part of a family. She definitely prefers someone with her than being alone but she is happy regardless. She loves car rides so can tag along with you and is a doll when meeting new people and dogs. Be sure to give her hind-end support as you lift her into your car though as she has had spinal surgery and shouldn't be jumping up and down from places. She also needs to be in a home without stairs or with them blocked off.

Ruby is content in a doggie stroller but does enjoy her short walks. These walks are great to continue as she wants to maintain her figure and actually shed about a pound. Reason being, she loves food. This girl will eat anything you give her and with gusto.

Ruby cameo POMDR when her guardian suddenly passed away and she is now looking to bring her love to your family.

If you would like to meet Ruby Doxie, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male

Captain Jack has docked his ship at POMDR and is tired of the sea life. He is looking for a home where he can bring his love and affection to a family. Capt. Jack is a toy fanatic and will search land and sea to find the best toys to add to his growing treasure chest. He sure does love his toys, sometimes even more than treats. Capt. Jack is a social dog that enjoys meeting people and playing with dogs. He has a lot of energy and could go on hikes or fetch all day.

Captain Jack is great in the home and is happy to go into a crate. He is a very happy dog that adores attention and playing, as well as a cozy lap to snuggle on. Captain Jack is a great traveller in the car and can be picked up or handled easily. He has played with interested cats and savors the attention children give him.

Captain Jack Barkness came to us from very loving guardians who have fallen on hard times. They are both disabled and recently lost their apartment. The wife has MS and was recently diagnosed with epilepsy. They did everything they could to try and keep Captain Jack with them. They love him dearly but realize he could have a better life with a more active family.

It was very tough for them to say goodbye but they want what is best for Captain Jack and they are grateful for POMDR's help in finding Capt. Jack a loving home.

If you would like to meet Captain Jack, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Arroyo
 
Arroyo

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld

Breed: Doberman
Age: 4 years
Weight: 90 pounds
Gender: Male

Arroyo is a big lover. He is a total sweetie who craves attention. He is great with other dogs and plays well. Arroyo is a smart boy who will learn quickly in your home. Arroyo is a strong dog that is also energetic and the ideal home would get him out and about. Arroyo loves children and will play with them. Arroyo has a skin irritation that is being treated and is overall a healthy young dog.

Arroyo came to us after his guardian became ill and could no longer care for him.

If you would like to meet Arroyo, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

This tiny, adorable nugget is a fun girl to have around. She walks well on a leash and loves going on walks. She is excited to ride in the car and meet new dogs at dog parks.

She has been living in harmony in her foster home with three other dogs of various sizes and three cats. ChiChi, as her foster lovingly calls her, is initially shy, but after warming up she loves being petted and cuddling on a lap. ChiChi would like a home where her person is not gone for extended hours, as she prefers to be by her person's side. She is house trained and a smart little cookie. She seems to enjoy being part of a pack, but would also be happy as an only dog if she had lots of attention from her human.

Chia was initially a stray and for almost three months was at the Monterey County Animal Shelter. She adjusted to life in a home with ease. She is a very happy and cheerful companion.

If you would like to meet Chia, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Male

Little Niko has the precious face to make anyone feel compelled to reach in and give him kisses and snuggles. He is a little pouch or lap dog that will act like a big dog while playing with little toys. Niko will make a great travel companion for someone who adores him and he would love them endlessly for it. He loves going on walks and proudly prances down the street, keeping a good pace and doesn't pull.

Niko is a total love bug who adores cuddling and burrowing under blankets on a lap. Niko is a fan of lots of attention and is comfortable meeting all new people. Niko gives off a squeal of delight when meeting other dogs and happily plays. He has shown no interest in a house cat. Niko does well in the car, preferring a lap to the seat or crate.

Niko came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Niko, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Winston

Sponsored By: Julia Velson, Lorraine Immoor and Juliette Gafni, Jennifer Trudrung, Susan Obayashi, Natalie Oxley, Stephanie McCord, Debbie Rodriguez, Allyn Lee, Sam, Bogart and Ilsa's Mommy, Gail Callis, Lynn Schembari, Linda Morse-Robertson, Michelle Barry, Susan Machado, Vanessa Quintero, Lisa Henderson, Jean Springer, Ericka Mendez, Lynne Tamburelli, Cartdarts

Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Age: 10 years
Estimated weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

The indomitable attitude of Winston is infectious. This guy loves life, with a happy energy and desire to explore. He enjoys other dogs and is excited to meet new people. Winston wins the affection of those he meets instantly and is a great companion.

Winston's favorites include car rides, toddling around, and short leash walks. He would do best in a calm home and one without stairs, though he is easy to carry and doesn't mind being handled. Winston is happy hanging out near you in a doggie bed. Winston will do great under the care of people who are entertained by his zest for life.

Winston came to us from Contra Costa County Animal Services. He has some spinal issues, so he was taken to UC Davis to see a neurologist. The neurologist was the one who reached out to POMDR to see if we could find little Winston a home. He had been at the shelter for about 80 days before getting a break and making his way to POMDR. The neurologist thinks Winston has a chronic spinal chord issue that originated with a past trauma.

Winston has a grade 6 heart murmur and a slightly enlarged heart. He is currently on a medication called Vetmedin to slow any progress of heart disease. The Vetmedin increases the ability of the heart to pump blood. He should stay on the Vetmedin for life, and will need to have bi-annual heart checkups.

If you would like to meet Winston, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: English Setter
Age: 12 years
Estimated weight: 53 pounds
Gender: Female

Shiloh is a beautiful lady who is ready for a new home. If you're interested in an older dog who acts half her age, with the mixture of vitality, spirit, restraint, gentleness and wisdom that only time can bring, look no further. Shiloh will velcro to your side, always there for you, and she is great with other dogs, too. Naturally, she's house-trained. Shiloh bonds with other dogs, potentially male dogs, and could do best in a home with another dog.

She came to POMDR when her person passed away, and she would love a new home and family, even, perhaps especially, if it's just you.

If you would like to meet Shiloh, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Lucy Doxie
 
Lucy Doxie

Sponsored By: Pam Eaton, and The Henney Hounds

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

Lucy is very sweet and cuddly, friendly with people and great with other dogs. She can be independent too, going about her own business and exploring her area. Lucy is gentle with kids and easy to feed as she is happy to ingest anything. Lucy is good in the car and on a leash. This beautiful girl can be a great companion for you and your family.

Lucy came to POMDR when her guardian passed away suddenly and now is looking to bring her love to a new family.

If you would like to meet Lucy Doxie, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Poodle
Age: 10 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Corbin is a handsome dog who really opens up in a mellow environment. He's been through a lot. He is outgoing and will reward you with reciprocated love and attention. Corbin is full of kisses and is very spry when he wants to be. He is playful with other dogs and is going to make someone very happy.

Corbin came to us from Salinas Animal Shelter. He was tied to a fence outside the shelter with a note and a little money to euthanize him. We're grateful to be able to offer him a second chance at being someone's family member.

If you would like to meet Corbin, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

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Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 22 pounds
Gender: Female

Matilda is a happy girl with a lot of energy. She loves a routine and is emphatic about her walks, as they keep her active and happy. Matilda is a healthy girl who enjoys the company of people and other dogs. She will do better in a home with adults only, as she doesn't like being tugged on or heavily handled. Matilda is house trained and very loyal. She has a soft mouth and is a true doll. She listens well and could be a wonderful addition to your family.

Matilda came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter after her previous guardian entered hospice care and could no longer care for her.

If you would like to meet Matilda, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 33 pounds
Gender: Female

Bootsie is a calm, sweet dog who is easy to handle. She is interested in exploring her surroundings and does well with other dogs. She becomes very determined to get squeaky toys from other dogs, but she's not aggressive in her play. It's obvious from the start that she is a sweetie. Bootsie enjoys attention and showing off her cuteness.

It is important that Bootise stays on a low fat diet.

Bootsie came to us when her guardian could no longer care for her.

If you would like to meet Bootsie, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Male

Juno is a true teeny-weeny. His apparent bulk comes from his thick fur coat. It's hard not to smile around him, with his tongue often peeking out the side of his mouth.

Juno is an excellent cuddle companion or partner for short walks around the neighborhood. He is very enthusiastic about going outside and does well on a leash. He's great with other dogs, but mostly cares about his humans. Juno rides well in the car, either in the seat or on your lap.

Juno has a wonderful energy. He is friendly and responsive to human interaction. He will be your shadow wherever you go. He gladly accepts hugs and kisses and will enthusiastically respond with a waggly tail and his own little kisses.

Juno should go to a home without stairs because of a disc injury. He gets around just fine, but jumping to go from one step to another isn't good for his little back. He is now toothless, which makes him all the more endearing. This means that he will be sticking to soft foods.

Juno came to us from Monterey County Animal Services. He had been found as a stray with another dog.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Male

Jango is a short-legged mix who is cute, active, and interactive. He is very dog-polite. Does great cuddling on laps or running around in the yard. Could be a great fit anywhere, as he is very well behaved. He doesn't like to go up stairs but is just fine running down them. Prefers a lap to a doggie bed, but does snuggle nicely into either.

Jango came from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Jango, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 5 years
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Male

Timmy Chi, aka Buddy, is a bashful little nugget. He tends to keep to himself when other dogs are around, but he doesn't mind the company. Timmy is friendly with new people once he warms up to them and after a few good sniffs. Tim Chi is super cute and has a healthy appetite.

Timmy is new to walking on leash, but with patience and time, he will learn the ropes.

Unfortunately, Timmy's guardian fell ill and could no longer care for him.

If you would like to meet Timmy Chi, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

Britta (or Brie) is a tiny black and white pup who is very cute. She wants to cuddle you to show and receive love. She is active and very food motivated. She would be happy to have some training classes so she can learn how to be the best dog possible and get lots of treats at the same time. Britta is a lover and would thrive in a relaxed, low-key environment where she can show you her best, most cuddly personality. She is a great walker and even enjoys hikes.

She came to us from the SPCA after she was found as a stray.

If you would like to meet Britta, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Arnie

Sponsored By: Fern Kulpreecha in honor of Ruby

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Arnie is a sweet and gentle boy. He is great around other dogs of all sizes. He can be a little shy at first when meeting new people, but after a few sniffs he warms up to them and is happy to climb up into a lap. He is a spry, curious and happy boy.

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

Arnie had a rough life before coming to POMDR. He was found as a stray in bad shape and taken to Salinas Animal Services. He was covered in mats in some places and sparse hair in others. The shelter shaved off the mats and started giving him the care that he needed. When they asked POMDR if we would take him into our program, we happily said yes!

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

Blossom
 
Blossom

Sponsored By: Chris Whitener

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 63 pounds
Gender: Female

This beautiful lady is Blossom, and she might just be the dog you're looking to have join your family. Blossom is great with people and enjoys being around other dogs. She has a heart of gold that allows her to even live in harmony with cats. She is superb in the home and on leash. She loves interacting with humans and will listen and respond when she can. Blossom is gentle, loving, and ready to go home with you.

Blossom bonds strongly with a person or family and won't leave their side. She loves to go on hikes and to the beach to walk. She will play in the water if her person does the same. You'll see her turn into a bouncing puppy over the excitement of going for a car ride. Blossom is happiest with her person.

Blossom came to us when she lost one of her previous guardians and the other went into assisted living.

If you would like to meet Blossom, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Rio

Sponsored By: Fern Kulpreecha in honor of Vanilla and Jewel

Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 8 years
Weight: 78 pounds
Gender: Male

Rio is what a German Shepherd is supposed to be. He is active, happy and affectionate. He has the energy of a dog who is 3 years old. He is enthusiastic meeting dogs, curious but polite. He loves going on walks but does pull on the leash, which can be corrected. He is a great dog in need of a home.

Rio is entering UnChained., a program that connects at-risk youth with shelter dogs to train them basic obedience.

Rio was brought into the Salinas shelter as a stray. In his six weeks there, he became a staff and volunteer favorite. We were happy to take him in and promise to find him the perfect forever home.

If you would like to meet Rio, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Chloe JRT
 
Chloe JRT

Sponsored By: Friends

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Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

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

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

Buddy Bear
 
Buddy Bear

Sponsored By: Cuddles and Louella

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Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Male

Buddy Bear is a fantastic lap dog who is perfectly content sleeping by you all day. He is friendly with dogs and got along well with a pack of curious dogs greeting him at our office. He prefers slow introductions with people, but enjoys doing so and having their company. He is great in the house and is crate trained, considering it his room and happily sleeping in one. Buddy Bear looks like a little fox and is a gentle comrade who would be excellent to have in your home.

Buddy came to us from SPCA of Monterey County.

If you would like to meet Buddy Bear, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Diamond
 
Diamond

Sponsored By: Sarah Rather in honor of Layla and Mickey

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 44 pounds
Gender: Female

Diamond would love to have someone give her the love and attention she deserves! At home, Diamond is very mellow and likes to curl up for naps. She loves to cuddle and also has a gentle playful side, flipping around her toys or a ball. Diamond knows basic commands when accompanied by hand signals, and she responds well to treats.

Diamond does fine in the house and will wait quietly while you are away. She rides nicely in the car, patiently looking out the window or lying down.

Diamond enjoys a nice long walk. She is learning to be an excellent leash walker, and she will generally walk calmly by your side, occasionally showing some interest in other dogs. Once Diamond meets other dogs appropriately, she is relaxed and calm, enjoying their companionship.

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

Diamond is developing some typical age-related tendencies like hearing loss and a decrease in her mobility. Simple-to-administer meds ease her discomfort and help her to stay active.

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

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 12
Weight: 41 pounds
Gender: Male

Max is lively, lovely, and a delight to be around. He has been losing his hearing, but it doesn't take away from his excitement for life. Max is house trained and does great on leash. He knows basic commands and is attentive. He enjoys playing with and meeting other dogs and is very welcoming with strangers. Max has never lived with cats, but does want to chase them during walks.

Max is playful and is happy to wrestle for a toy with you. He is good at sharing his toys. Max is particularly skilled at finding a warm spot to sleep.

Max came to us when his previous guardian could no longer care for him.

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

Breed: Bichon Frise
Age: 13 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Frosty is a good girl. She is house trained, knows basic commands, and walks well on a leash. She likes other dogs, new people, and even children. Frosty is good with cats and currently lives with one. She's the kind of dog who prefers to be with her person for most of the day.

Frosty requires eye drops twice a day, is hard of hearing, and has a difficult time navigating in the dark. She is great company though, and a true sweetie. Would you like to be Frosty's person?

Frosty lost her guardian and is looking for a new home with someone to love.

If you would like to meet Frosty Bichon, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 4 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Cheekie is a very cute and small dog. He is friendly and polite without being pushy for your attention. He likes people and appears to bond with them easily. He is curious about dogs, getting all wiggly and friendly. He is easy to handle and does well on leash, becoming very excited when the leash comes out. He wants to investigate the environment. He has a medium activity level which might increase with comfort and better care. He likes treats and takes them with a soft mouth.

Cheekie came to us from the Monterey County SPCA with a chronic skin condition that may need long term therapy.

If you would like to meet Cheekie, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Ansel

Sponsored By: Jan Neal in memory of Travis

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Male

Ansel is a sweetie pie! He's adorably playful and gives lots of toothless little kisses. He will play wrestle with stuffed toys and chase them down when you toss them. He's also quite content curling up in your lap. Ansel does well with all dogs and would do well with dogs of any size in his pack.

Ansel loves walks and he does great on a leash. When Ansel goes out with you for a car ride, he would love to sit in your lap, but he is such a good boy that he will lay quietly in the passenger seat instead.

Ansel does just fine with free run of the house, and he likes his crate, too, where he will put himself to bed at night when he is tired. He may also choose to sleep peacefully on the bed with you some nights.

He enjoys lots of gentle petting, but is wary of too much intense contact from overly-enthusiastic little ones, so he would probably do best in a home without small children. Gentle, older kids would be just fine.

Ansel is such an easy dog; he is social, friendly, house-trained, quiet, playful, cuddly, and eager to please. He is one of those dogs with whom everyone just falls in love!

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 questionnaire.

Sammy Pug
 
Sammy Pug

Sponsored By: Fern Kulpreecha in honor of Ace and Angel.

Breed: Pug
Age: 13 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Sammy is as sweet as they come. She loves her people and will go as fast as she can to get to the next available lap. Sammy does well with other dogs and even cats. Her foster mom believes that Sammy thinks cats are just funny looking dogs! Children are welcome around Sammy, as she has a very gentle personality.

Sammy does have some hip/knee problems in her back legs that cause her to have a wonky gait, but that doesn't slow her down. She also has some eye issues that are typical with the Pug breed.

Unfortunately, Sammy's guardian could no longer care for her, so she came into our program to find a new home.

If you would like to meet Sammy Pug, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Cirrus
 
Cirrus

Sponsored By: Lynda Nichols, Theresa Bruno, Kari Murray, Bob and Barbara Cushing

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

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

Cirrus likes new people and is good with dogs, particularly out in public. He enjoys going to the park and playing off leash. He was great on leash, but has recently started to pull and needs an active person to handle him. He's responsive and intelligent, but just needs some coaching.

Cirrus enjoys being the center of attention, and would love to find a home where you can focus on just him!

Cirrus is good indoors or out. He can sleep in a large crate but would love to join on a bed. He has been called a "big baby" when his toe nails are getting clipped.

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

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

Sasha Fierce and Priscilla
 
Sasha Fierce and Priscilla

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed, Small Mixed Breed
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. 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 questionnaire.

Penny Doxie
 
Penny Doxie

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Marshall Coleman

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: Dachshund
Age: 6 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Penny is beautiful and a doll to have around. She is great in the house and on walks. She is very smart and her friendliness shows when meeting new people, wherein she might get vocal in excitement. She is always gentle with people and has been great with children. She does well with other dogs or on her own. She is captivated by lights and you may find her watching tv.

Penny came to POMDR when her previous guardian could no longer care for her.

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

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

He is an active, alert doggie who enjoys going on walks and saying hello to other dogs. Walter quickly warms up to strangers, but he doesn't always enjoy the energy level (and volume) of young children. He's used to a more laid back scene. Walter will thrive in a relaxed environment with someone looking for a fun, four-legged friend to take on walks and love on.

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

Before coming to POMDR, Walter was the gentle companion of a senior who has since passed away.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

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

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

Samuel Terrier
 
Samuel Terrier

Sponsored By: Karl and Helen Leek

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Male

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

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

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 5 years
Weight: 52 pounds
Gender: Female

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

Cali is also a social girl who likes meeting new people and dogs. She happily shares her bones, toys and food, while maintaining her cheerful exuberance. Cali does need her beauty sleep though, and can be a grouch if denied it.

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

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

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

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Male

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

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

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

August loves to sleep near you or under the covers. He is such a lovable little guy! When he gains your trust, and when he knows you're his mommy or daddy, he is very happy!

August came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 25 pounds
Gender: Male

Grayson's tail is always wagging! He adores human contact, and his upbeat and loving behavior extends to dogs as well as humans.

This gentleman is easy to handle. He does well on a leash and likes to go for walks. He is observant of his surroundings, while having a great ability to stay attentive to his guardian. He has a soft mouth for treats and is food motivated.

Grayson had surgery to repair his ACL at the end of August. He should be fully recovered by the first of November.

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

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

Phoebe
 
Phoebe

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 1 year
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

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"!

Phoebe suffered a spinal injury before arriving at San Jose Animal Services, and a good samaritan knew she deserved a second chance. After successful spinal surgery, she has recovered wonderfully. She has a little bit of a funny gait, but it doesn't slow her down. She is a playful, happy pup, looking for her forever home!

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

Arnold
 
Arnold

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 45 pounds
Gender: Male

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

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

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

Arnold has some arthritis and will do best if he stays on good quality joint supplements and omegas for life. He also had several black growths removed from his body including his lip. The growths were biopsied and came back as melanomas. The surgeon got good margins on the surgery and the melanoma has not metastasized, but any adopter will need to keep a close eye on Arnold to get any growths checked out right away.

Arnold is an all around great dog who could no longer stay with his previous family as they lost their home.

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

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

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

Walter is big on cuddling in laps and is bonkers for belly rubs. He love meeting people but is nervous around children. He sits well in cars and is happy to go for a ride. If you leave him home, he will settle quietly and go to sleep in a comfortable area. Walter is a special guy who will make the family who adopts him very happy.

Walter came to us from Salinas Animal Shelter.

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Male

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

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

Patches came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Crash

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 19 pounds
Gender: Male

Crash has all the superlatives, like sweet, loving, gentle and cuddly, but really stands out for his desire to please and for listening intently. Crash is smart and learns new things quickly. He was taught in two days how to use the doggie door, is crate trained, and can heel. Crash lives for his person and his walks and is a great companion for long walks or hikes. When the leash comes out, he gets very excited. He can pull a bit on the leash and gets enthusiastic when meeting other dogs.

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

Crash can be a little shy when meeting new people but warms up quickly. It does take longer for him to get comfortable with men. A male must be patient and slow when introducing himself. Crash has never lived with a cat and would like to keep it that way.

Crash will need medicated baths twice a month for the rest of his life to keep his skin healthy.

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

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

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

Bubbles Peek
 
Bubbles Peek

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

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

Bubbles can be vocal when she's under stress, and the transition from her previous life hasn't been easy for her. Her beloved senior guardian passed away, and when she came to us she cried inconsolably. She was adopted and settled in happily, but when that guardian became very ill, she came back to POMDR. She would love someone to give her TLC and make her feel comfortable and part of the family again.

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
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 and she's quickly your new BFF. Lisa has a gentle soul and a quiet demeanor. She's the perfect dog for someone looking for a grateful, low-key love bug, and she would adore being the center of attention in her future family. Lisa rides well in cars and pleasantly sits in the seat until your destination.

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

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

Lisa came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County where she was surrendered when her guardian moved and could not take her along.

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

Maddison
 
Maddison

Sponsored By: Little Pup Lodge

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
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 questionnaire.

Periwinkle
 
Periwinkle

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 19 pounds
Gender: Male

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

I get along well with other dogs, cats and even the parrot who resides in the foster home with me. I know quite a few commands and I love to show off. I might add that I am house trained as well and love to go for rides in the car. Want to take me for a test drive?

Periwinkle was surrendered when his guardian went into assisted living. His foster mom takes him to visit his guardian on a regular basis. We would like that to continue. It is the highlight of both of their lives. We do ask that any adopter be able to get him to occasional visits with his previous guardian in Monterey.

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

Pepe and Taz
 
Pepe and Taz

Sponsored By: Barbara DeGroodt, Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Small Mixed Breed, Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years, 12 years
Weight: 10 pounds, 10 pounds
Gender: Male, Male

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

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

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

We'd love to keep Pepe and Taz together. They have been together since puppyhood and came to us when their guardian passed away.

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

Jersey
 
Jersey

Sponsored By: Cindy Reskovic, Forgiving Paws, Sharon Barry

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 55 pounds
Gender: Female

Jersey is a beautiful and unusual looking dog! She has the personality of a herding dog - sensitive, loyal and intelligent. She enjoys your affection and quietly approaches for some love. She is people-focused and loves staying by your side while you walk around the house. She does best with other mellow dogs or as the only dog in the home. She loves her walks but does pull a bit on the leash.

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

Jersey came to us from a good samaritan who found her as a stray in Hollister. She came to POMDR when the guardian could not be found.

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

Smokey
 
Smokey

Sponsored By: Terry, Tasmania and Jolly Mon

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male

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

Once past his shell of shyness, Smokey is a lover who wants to be with his person. He has been working on his behavior when meeting new people. He is a great dog in the home who needs some help in understanding and trusting new things. Smokey loves treats and one can earn his trust through food. Smokey needs a person who is willing to learn about his past behavior and keep it in check. He needs to understand the order of the pack and with that will be a well behaved and loving dog.

Smokey is on thyroid medication twice daily and needs a special bath for skin issues once a week until better.

Smokey was surrendered to the SPCA when his guardian became homeless. POMDR took him in with hopes of finding him a new home.

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

Marlon
 
Marlon

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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 little 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.

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

Marlon has a grade 4/6 heart murmur that was checked further with an ultrasound revealing no symptoms. This should be checked once a year.

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 questionnaire.

Bologna
 
Bologna

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
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. He is great on a leash and loves going on 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 likes to be in the same room as you. He also looks for any excuse to cuddle up and nap on or next to you. He's well behaved 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. He's even crate trained.

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 who will love him as much as he loves them.

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

Dixie

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
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 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.

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!" When walking on a leash, she doesn't pull, but she wanders in all directions. When she gets excited in the house, she does have accidents. This can likely be corrected with training.

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 questionnaire.

Andie

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

Breed: Goldendoodle
Age: 12 years
Weight: 29 pounds
Gender: Female

Andie is incredibly sweet and totally adores TLC! She is friendly with new people, especially when they give her love.

Andie needs a special, loving home. She is blind and takes medication to prevent seizures. Due to her vision loss, she has a difficult time interacting and feeling comfortable with other dogs. 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 and no one in her family could 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 questionnaire.

Toby and Marley
 
Toby and Marley

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed, Small Mixed Breed
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 questionnaire.

Bailey Terrier
 
Bailey Terrier

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 17 years
Weight: 17 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 questionnaire.

Maeby

Sponsored By: The Wishbone Pet Company

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
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 allow 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, sitting in laps or quietly chewing on a chewy. She gets along very well with the other dogs in her foster home, and they play together nicely. 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 inside the house with 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.

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 questionnaire.

Daisy Maisy
 
Daisy Maisy

Sponsored By: Jessica Thomson, Courtney and Arthur

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
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 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 she would 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, for which she is easily medicated. This is is a chronic disease, so she'll need to be monitored 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.

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 questionnaire.

Emmet

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Ava Cabelera, Tracy Gordon

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Male

Emmet is a handsome 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.

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.

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

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, he is happy to curl up next to you. He's even been known to hop in bed with other dogs for a snuggle.

Bernie has dry eye and will need eye drops for life, but he is a good boy when getting his drops. He 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 by 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 questionnaire.

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 are very bonded to each other. 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. They are great on leash and enjoy going for short walks. They're precious, sweet and will keep you laughing.

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.

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

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

Sampson and Goliath have been loved dogs their whole life, but were surrendered to POMDR when their guardians lost their pet-friendly housing.

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

Shorty and Patches
 
Shorty and Patches

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed, Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years, 15 years
Weight: 25 pounds, 33 pounds
Gender: Male, Female

Shorty and Patches are best friends. They tend to stick together and are very bonded. They both enjoy walking on a leash and love stopping to sniff all the wonderful smells.

Shorty is a mellow guy who is very sweet with all people. He has a charming, calm personality. 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, gentle demeanor. 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.

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 housemates 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 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 questionnaire.

Jerry

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

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

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

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

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 questionnaire.



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.