Patricia J. Bauer Center:
615 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
11am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday
or by appointment

Adoptable dogs available by appointment only.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 718-9122
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Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corp.
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Adoptable Dogs

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fancy is a 10-year-old, 19 pound Cocker Spaniel. Fancy is shy at first in new situations, but once she's settled in she's happy as can be. She just needs to get acclimated first, which is very understandable! She does really well with other dogs of all sizes and we think she'd love to have dog-siblings in her future family. She also does well with gentle children and quickly makes friends with new people. Fancy tends to ignore kitties and has done well with the cats in her foster home. She is house-trained and even knows some basic commands.

Fancy does have a little limp in one of her hind legs from an injury she had as a puppy. It doesn't seem to bother her and she gets around fine - she just won't be needing any long walks or hikes. Short walks are great or she'll be content cruising around your yard and hanging by your side.

Fancy doesn't mind if you leave to run errands and has done well being left home alone, although she may bark a few times to let you know she'll miss you. She's a very sweet dog who has been in the same family for ten years. They now have to move and can't take Fancy with them and have reached out to POMDR for help in finding her a forever home.

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

Lucy Wire Terrier
 
Lucy Wire Terrier

Sponsored By: Sandy Laughlin

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

Lucy is a 2-year-old, 14 pound Terrier/Dachshund mix. She's a total cutie and a real social butterfly with new people and other dogs. Everyone who has met her has commented on what a sweetheart she is, even the vet staff! She is happy to be picked up and cuddled, sitting quietly in your lap. But she also has lots of energy for walks and would be a great little hiking buddy! Lucy is good with other dogs and would thrive in an environment with another energetic pup who wants to play with her.

Lucy came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County after being picked up as a stray.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Falcor is an 8-year-old, 34 pound Tibetan Terrier mix who is a downright wonderful dog! He loves everybody and is more than happy to follow you around the house (you're his favorite person, of course). He's very friendly when meeting new people and he gets along great with other dogs.

Falcor came to us from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray, who was reportedly thrown from a car. We're so glad he's getting his second chance to be a loved family member.

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

Hamlet is a 9-year-old, 38 pound Cocker Spaniel/Golden Retriever mix. Hamlet has plenty of pep in his step and will happily sniff and explore new surroundings. He is a little shy when approaching new people but is still quite friendly. Hamlet is good with other dogs and has lived with dogs of varying sizes. He has experience interacting with gentle children and done well with them. Cats are a mystery to Hamlet, as he's never met any! We're not sure how he'd feel about them.

Hamlet lived primarily outdoors with his previous guardian and was okay being left home alone. He came to us when senior guardian had to move into housing that did not allow pets and had to make the difficult decision to re-home him.

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

King is a 7-year-old, 12 pound Terrier mix whose guardian passed away recently, leaving in him need of a new home. His best friend was a kitty, who sadly went missing after their guardian's passing, so poor King is missing his friends. He's in good spirits considering his recent transition but we know he will enjoy some TLC.

King is a great little dog and is super-duper friendly with new people. He loves giving kisses, even to new acquaintances. Combine that with his adorable smile, and you're sure to fall in love. He'll bark to let you know that someone is at the door, but then he settles down and is so sweet once they come inside.

King does great with dogs of all sizes, politely sniffing and wagging his tail. He would be fine with gentle children in his family and has a loving demeanor. King is house-trained and enjoys lounging around the house with you. He's a very loyal dog who will attach to you quickly and can't wait to become your new best friend!

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

Lucy Liu is a long-legged beauty! She is a 7-year-old, 7 pound Toy Terrier mix. This delicate girl is bashful but great with dogs of all sizes and very sweet when meeting new people. When you first meet Lucy Liu, she's really shy until her curiosity gets the best of her and she can't help but approach you so you can pet her. She's really precious. She'll definitely velcro to her person, and is quite content to sleep in her bed by your side. Spend some time with that little face (and her "Alfalfa Sprout" hairdo) staring up at you and you're sure to fall in love. She also loves to playfully wiggle around on her back - make sure you're ready to handle this amount of cuteness if you're going to adopt Lucy Liu!

Lucy Liu has experience living with kitties and done well with them. At night, Lucy Liu sleeps quietly in her dog bed. Lucy Liu is house-trained, walks well on a leash and even knows a handful of basic commands. She's a good girl.

Lucy Liu's guardian is ill and can no longer care for her. She's been a very loved dog and has come to POMDR to find a new forever family.

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

Lilly

Sponsored By: Susanna Furlone

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

Lilly is an adorable 4-year-old, 4 pound Chihuahua. Lilly is a shy gal and would love a warm lap to sit on. She'll make a great snuggle buddy while you watch TV. Lilly rides well in the car and is good with other dogs.

Lilly was picked up as a stray by Salinas Animal Services. The guardians were contacted but no one ever came to pick up this sweet pea. They just loved her at the shelter and knew this tiny girl needed a second chance at being a loved dog.

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

Cleopatra is a 13-year-old, 14 pound Dachshund. She's a cute, mellow dog who loves meeting new people. She is typically fine with dogs of all sizes. Her foster reports that she's an easy-keeper who has a healthy appetite and has been doing well with all of the dogs in their pack. She even snuggles with one of the dogs in the same bed.

Cleopatra came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County where she was surrendered because the chemistry between the dogs in the person's home was not a good match. We haven't seen any negative or aggressive behavior from this little lady and she has been social with all the dog's we've seen her meet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Ranger is a 4-year-old, 10 pound Pomeranian mix. Ranger prances around social gatherings with happy feet, meet-and-greeting with dogs and people. He's a great little dog. Ranger has plenty of fun energy and will be an perky addition to his adopter's pack. This guy's tail is always wagging.

Ranger came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being picked up as a stray. He had a microchip and his people were contacted, but they said they had given him away. We know he deserves a happy life and we're happy help him find his forever home!

Mandy Girl is a 12-year-old, 50 pound Border Collie/Rottweiler mix. If you're looking to add a faithful sweetheart to your pack, Mandy Girl could be the dog for you. She gets along well with all other dogs and has a generally sweet temperament. Mandy Girl makes new friends quickly and happily greets all new people. She has been in the same family since puppyhood, and grown up with the children in the household so we know she is a great family dog.

Mandy Girl is house-trained, walks nicely on a leash and has learned basic commands. She is curious about cats but it's possible she could co-exist peacefully with a dog-savvy kitty. She prefers your time and affection over playing with toys. At night, she has been sleeping quietly inside her guardian's home. Mandy Girl does have some separation anxiety because of all the changes in her life recently. We're hoping to find an adopter who is able to help her manage this.

Mandy Girl's guardian's lives had changed and they simply did not have the time to give her the love and affection that she deserved.

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

Mocha is an 8-year-old, 80 pound Labrador/Pitbull/Aussie mix who is a loyal and loved family member. Sadly, her people are moving to housing that doesn't allow pets and she urgently needs to find a new home. Mocha is a timid girl who would love to find a quiet household with people who love her.

She is a bit shy in new situations, but has opened up her heart to her current family and we're sure with some TLC and patience she'll do the same for you. She is very mellow and spends most of her day lounging around the house. She thrives in a calm environment and enjoys getting your TLC. She is house-trained and knows some basic commands. At night, she sleeps quietly in her dog bed. She would be a great companion for a low-key couple or person. Mocha adores going for walks, but does pull a bit. She's perfect for someone strong who is open to working on her leash skills.

Mocha is with fine with other dogs, big and small, and has lived with young children and done well with them.

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

Bandit is a 10-year-old, 15 pound Maltese/Poodle mix and he's a real sweetheart. Bandit doesn't know he's a senior dog and still has plenty of pep in his step to go for walks or to the beach with you. He's an agreeable fellow in social situations and doesn't mind meet-and-greeting with new dogs and people.

Bandit is house-trained and walks well on a leash. In fact, walks are one of his favorite activities! He'd love to get adopted by someone that wants a walking buddy. He relishes in having his belly scratched and cuddling with you. At night, he'd prefer to snuggle in your bed but he'll sleep in his dog bed quietly if he has to.

Bandit will bark to let you know someone is at the door, but he's incredibly friendly once they come inside and he settles down quickly. He does think that chasing the household cat is quite fun, so he'd do best in a home without any felines.

Bandit came to us with Buttons (also available for adoption) after their guardian passed away. After getting to know them, it was apparent that they like each other but are just a happy to be with other dog-friends and would be fine going to separate forever homes.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Buttons is a 7-year-old, 19 pound Shih Tzu who is just a charming, adorable little guy. He gets along with everybody, especially loving the friendship of other dogs and his people. Buttons is mellow and would be a great companion for someone who wants a buddy to lounge around the house with. He even likes watching TV! His favorite shows include other dogs and critters. He does prefer to chase kitties, so a home without cats would be best for Buttons.

Buttons is a polished gentleman who likes the finer things in life, such as ice in his water. If he sounds like a funny little guy, he is! He sleeps soundly through the night, is a good eater (he could probably stand to lose a few pounds) and is a very good boy. He does well on leash. Buttons has daily eyedrops and takes an anti-itching pill for his allergies.

Buttons came to us with Bandit (also available for adoption) after their guardian passed away. After getting to know them, it was apparent that they like each other but are just a happy to be with other dog-friends and would be fine going to separate forever homes.

Belle Terrier
 
Belle Terrier

Sponsored By: Elbina Rafizadeh

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

Belle is a 12-year-old, 16-pound Terrier mix. She is a sweet girl with lots of energy for her age. Since her vision is slightly impaired, she will lovingly lick the air until she makes contact with your chin (at which point you should expect copious kisses). She loves meeting new people, especially children. Her personality is precious and incredibly endearing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coco Chow
 
Coco Chow

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

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

Coco is a 5-year-old, 45 pound Chow Chow. Coco is an athletic girl who loves sniffing and exploring everything around her, even though she is totally blind! She came to us with no vision and her eyes were painful and at risk of rupturing so the Ophthalmologist has removed them since these photos were taken. We're hoping this resolves any pain they were causing and hopefully let her have a more comfortable life. Coco may not have her vision but it isn't slowing her down one bit!

Coco is very interactive and will happily follow the sound of your voice, so an adopter who would enjoy honing this skill would just love her. She even seems to enjoy the company of older kids who can understand her special needs. She loves walks and the great outdoors. Coco is good with other dogs. Once she gets oriented in her home, she is going thrive.

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

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

Truman J. Chi II is a 10-year-old, 6 pound Chihuahua mix and he has the happiest happy-dance we've seen! The minute you start talking to Truman, he's all wags. He starts to prance, and he's just SO excited to have your attention. He gets even more enthusiastic when he sees the leash come out! Truman loves his walks and is a calm, quiet passenger in the car.

Truman is great with dogs of all sizes and approaches them with the same smiley, friendly demeanor he has with people. He's getting along really well with his pack in his foster home. He is also crate-trained, sleeps quietly through the night and is a generally "easy-keeper." He's happy being in your lap, by your side or snoozing in his dog bed. It's possible that he'd get along with a dog-savvy kitty based on his personality.

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

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

Dixie is a 13-year-old, 17-pound Shih Tzu. She is as mellow and loving as they come. And boy does she love food! She may generally have the lower energy level you'd expect from an older dog, but when food is involved she'll practically do back flips to charm it out of your hands. Even when it's something healthy like carrots (her favorite snack). Her new family will probably need to take her on regular walks to help her lose a few pounds.

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

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

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

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

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

Reilly
 
Reilly

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

Reilly is a spunky 11-year-old, 10 pound Chihuahua mix. He's outgoing and social - he plays well with other dogs and loves playing fetch. He's got lots of pep in his step for walks and adores cuddling. Reilly also has a precious little underbite that's sure to steal your heart!

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

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

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

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

Marshmallow is a soft sweetie, just as her name implies, and she SO deserves a second chance at a happy life. She's an 8-year-old, 50 pound Boxer. Marshmallow has an incredibly gentle spirit and is affectionate with new people. She's happy to be loved on and gives lots of kisses in return.

Marshmallow is incredibly easy to handle and rides calmly in the car. She is going to make someone an incredibly beautiful, loyal companion.

Marshmallow stole the hearts of the shelter staff, so they reached out to us to see if we could help find her a family. She had some outstanding medical issues which are being treated by the vet, such as the growth on her toe. We know she is going to be much more comfortable once this is taken care of and we get her healthy! She is such a sweetheart.

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

Maddison is a loving 10-year-old, 13 pound Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix. She's totally precious, good with other dogs and very easy to handle. She has a mellow demeanor and she's a quiet girl. She adores basking in the sun or curling up in a warm blanket and can't wait to find a home where she can love on her people.

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.

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

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

Moo is a handsome 9-year-old, 11 pound Wire-haired Terrier mix. Moo is loving, eager to please and loves going for walks. He'd be a great companion for a walk around the neighborhood, but he's also totally content snoozing by your side at home. His energy level matches yours. Moo is a little shy when meeting new dogs, but he gets along well with other pups and would be happy to have some dog-siblings in his future family for him to play with.

Moo rides really well in the car and doesn't mind waiting patiently while you run into the store. He is house-trained, great at making new friends and even knows a handful of commands.

Moo came to us with Trooper Chi (also available for adoption) after their guardian passed away. As much as we'd like to keep them together, we know they would still be happy in a home without one another.

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

Briana
 
Briana

Sponsored By: Sandy Laughlin

Briana is a 3-year-old, 13 pound Maltipoo. Briana is super sweet and totally adorable. She's an energetic and happy little gal who gets along well with dogs of all sizes. She would be a lovely buddy for walks or hikes! She is great at making new friends and will happily climb into your lap.

Briana came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County after being picked up as a stray, covered in burrs and foxtails. She's been shaved down and is really happy with her fresh cut! Now she's ready to get out there and find her forever family.

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

Trooper Chi
 
Trooper Chi

Sponsored By: Patsy Volpe and Mel Beeckman, Sandy Laughlin, Sally Lucas, Glen and Angela Charles, Abby...friend of Trooper, Grady, Jem and Buster

Trooper is a 7-year-old Chihuahua/Beagle mix. He's sweet and eager to please! He does great when meeting other dogs and even enjoys play-wrestling with his dog-friends. He would thrive in a home with other dogs to keep him company. He walks well on a leash so when you're ready to take a stroll of the neighborhood, he's ready to go! He'd mostly prefer to just take naps and lounge around the house with you, though.

Trooper is house-trained and rides really well in the car. He doesn't mind waiting patiently for you (in the shade, of course) while you run into the store or out for lunch. Trooper enjoys playing with stuffed toys and is quite the character when he wants to be. At night, he's happily curled up at your feet.

Trooper came to us with Moo (also available for adoption) after their guardian passed away. As much as we'd love to keep them together, we know they would still be happy in a home without one another.

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

Shorty and Patches
 
Shorty and Patches

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BB King
 
BB King

Sponsored By: John Click

BB King is a 10-year-old, 14-pound Pomeranian mix. He's a real charmer with a gentle, loving soul and beautiful, kind eyes. There are three things you need to know about BB King: he does a happy dance when you pull out his leash to go on a walk, he loves a good brushing like it's a full-body massage, and feeling the wind in his face while riding in the car is about the best thing ever.

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

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

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

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

Scooter Chi
 
Scooter Chi

Sponsored By: Jimmy "Alpha Dog" Riordan

Scooter is a 9-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua mix. The first piece of feedback we received about him from one of our volunteers was, "Scooter should be called 'HAPPY'." He is exactly that! This adorable little dude has a great personality and loves to go for walks. You'll have a blast following his little wagging tail around your neighborhood as he sniffs everything and makes lots of friends - especially of the small dog variety.

He is a graduate of the UnChained program, which matches at risk youth with shelter dogs who can benefit from training to help make them more adoptable. Scooter learned a lot in this program - he knows sit, stay, down, come and can even do a bit of agility!

He matches his energy to yours. Since he will want to follow you from room to room, you'll set the pace for Scooter's day. When you leave, he might make a little noise to let you know he's ready for your return. So why not take him with you? He loves riding in the car and wants to be close to you. Even at night... In fact, he'd really like it if you let him not only sleep on the bed, but actually in it. Scooter is a burrower who prefers sleeping halfway down the bed with his head facing toward the foot. Maybe so he can be comforted that you're nearby and not leaving him.

Scooter is on daily medication for allergies.

Scooter came to POMDR after being surrendered to a local shelter when his guardian could no longer care for him.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Simon is an extra-cute 11-year-old, 14 pound Shih Tzu who is house-trained and even knows some basic commands like "sit" and "down." He gently greets new people and is friendly. As I'm sure some of you can appreciate, Simon is partial to a quiet, calm environment where he can spend lots of time relaxing - for this reason we think he would do best in a home without children. He has a ton of personality and will definitely keep you smiling! Simon gets along well with dogs of all sizes, although he needs a minute to get familiar with big dogs before feeling comfy around them.

Simon has been a loyal companion to his person, spending most of his time indoors with her. He walks well on a leash and would be a great dog for someone who would enjoy the company of an adorable pup while you read or watch TV. Simon has never met any kitties so we aren't sure how he would feel about them.

Simon's guardian has to move out of her home, and pets are not allowed at her new residence.

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Sterling is an 8-year-old, 28 pound Standard Schnauzer. Sterling has been a loved dog his whole life but his senior guardian has moved into assisted living and can no longer care for him. Now it's time for Sterling to find a new family to adore him and give him all the love he deserves.

Sterling is a magnificent, handsome and happy dog. His previous guardian didn't invest too much time in training, so that's something Sterling could use a bit of help with. He mostly walks well on his leash, until he sees something exciting and then he'll tug a bit. He is smart and we know the right person show him the ropes. He does adore going for walks and would love an active person who wants to take him places like the beach. He still has plenty of energy for adventures.

Sterling is great with other dogs and cats. He has a friendly, submissive personality and has done well in with several pups in his foster pack. He is house-trained and likes to snuggle with his person at night. All that Sterling needs is a family to call his own!

Luka is an 9-year-old, 66 pound Terrier mix. Luka has been a loved dog his whole life, but his previous guardian passed away and he was re-homed with someone who also loves him dearly. Sadly, she is now ill and cannot continue to care for him. Luka is house-trained, walks well on a leash and even knows a few basic commands. Luka is crate-trained and sleeps quietly in a crate in his foster home.

Luka is very gentle when meeting new dogs, politely sniffing and wagging. He even has a playful side and loves to have fun with dog-friends. He'd love to have other dogs in his future family. He does really well meeting new people. He's never met any kitties that we know of. Luka is well behaved and can't wait to find a forever home.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Ozzy is a 6.5-year-old, 55 pound Australian Shepherd who is as handsome as can be! He is a friendly, submissive guy who gets along with everybody and has no problem making friends with other dogs of all sizes. He's fabulous with new people, including gentle children. Ozzy is smart, like most herding dogs, and already knows some basic commands including sit, down, stay and roll-over. He's also house-trained!

Ozzy's guardians no longer have the time for him and he's spending a great deal of time home alone in his outdoor kennel. He's a great dog who deserves a family and we're hoping we can find that for him.

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

Squirrel is a 9-year-old, 6 pound Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix who is lively, affectionate and totally adorable. Everyone who meets this tiny dog can't help but "oooh" and "awww" so his future adopters should get prepared for him to have a fan club! He gets along well with dogs of all sizes. He likes to play and wrestle with his toys. He has incredibly soft fur, which we know will only continue to get silkier with his improved diet. He's a smidgen camera-shy but his full personality comes out when you meet him!

Squirrel can occasionally get territorial about his space and would do best in a home without small children who can't read his signals when he's feeling bossy.

Squirrel has a grade 4/6 heart murmur which doesn't effect his tremendously sweet personality or require any medication at this point in time.

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

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

Cooper Beagle
 
Cooper Beagle

Sponsored By: Delette Ziegelmann-Jackson

Cooper is a 10-year-old, 40 pound purebred Beagle. Cooper is a mellow dude who happily lounges around the house with you. He's calm and does well with other dogs of all sizes. He has the same happy, sweet disposition when meeting new people and has that "I'm friends with everyone!" personality. He's a love bug and gets along with cats and kids, as well.

Cooper has some untreated ear and skin issues that we're hoping a trip to the vet will begin to resolve. He's just going to get healthier and happier from here. Cooper is house-trained and walks well on leash.

Cooper's guardians are getting a divorce and sadly, no one can keep him and give him the care he deserves. They have made the difficult decision to re-home him.

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

Ella Girl
 
Ella Girl

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

Ella Girl is a 10-year-old, 13-pound Fox Terrier mix who's ready to be a cherished family member for the first time in her life. She's guaranteed to lavish you with kisses and gratitude in exchange for some TLC. She rides beautifully in the car, loves being carried and happily accepts pampering. She's lived with several other dogs and may even do well with kitties.

Ella Girl has spent her entire life as an outdoor only dog with a minimal level of care. Because of this, she is still working on house-training, but we know someone will forgive her for that and help her become a loved, indoor dog. She wasn't spayed for most of her life, so she's likely had many litters of puppies. Ella Girl is one of those dogs who just soaks up affection because she's been denied it for so long. She does have a minor "cherry eye" which our vet should be able to resolve for her.

A good samaritan stepped in, hoping to find Ella Girl a new home where she didn't have to be an outdoor dog anymore. She is now a POMDR dog on her way to her happily-ever-after!

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

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

She will growl, put on her tough, defensive act to try and make sure she survives her next intimidating interaction. Whether this means she's stuck in a crate and needs to let everyone know that she's TOUGH and not to mess with her, or she is just meeting an unfamiliar person, her coping mechanism for her scary life has been to act mean.

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

Meeting other dogs is easy peasy for Butterfly. It's people that have done her wrong in the past, not pups. If you have room and a little bit of patience for a 9-year-old Papillon mix who will love you for the rest of her days, Butterfly could be your girl.

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

Charley
 
Charley

Sponsored By: Gabriela Borrego

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

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

Charley is friendly and gentle with everyone - other dogs and people of all ages. Charley has interacted with some kitties and done well, so it's possible he'd be fine with a dog-savvy cat in his future family. His hearing isn't great, so it's a good idea he knows what's coming so he doesn't get startled. He rides really well in the car and is happy to wait while you're in a store, behaves while getting baths, is house-trained and sleeps quietly through the night on his bed near his person. And he has an adorable underbite that you're sure to love. In other words, he's the total package.

Charley has signs of early kidney disease, but is doing well at this time. This will just need monitoring as he gets older.

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

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

Chloe Schnauzer
 
Chloe Schnauzer

Sponsored By: Christine Denser

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Chloe is an 18-pound, 8-year-old Schnauzer. She is super sweet and mellow with people. She also gets along great with other dogs. Chloe is house-trained and knows basic commands, so she should be an easy addition into a low-key household. She rides nicely in the car and is an all-around smart, loving girl. She would do better in a home without kitties.

Chloe came to us when her guardians were going to be evicted if they didn't re-home her. She was on her way to be surrendered to a shelter when they contacted POMDR.

Shortly after coming into our care, we found out she had a serious medical issue. She had surgery to remove 6 centimeters of her colon. The biopsy came back as an aggressive carcinoma, and we were afraid Chloe didn't have long to live. She had a consultation with an oncologist who started her on a treatment plan. At her follow up ultrasound, her cancer is undetectable! She is in remission and we have hopes that she can live out her normal life span. She may be on her cancer treatment for life, but she is a happy, active gal!

Dudley
 
Dudley

Sponsored By: Elizabeth Ward

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

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

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

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

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

Bella is an 8-year-old, 75 pound Shepherd/Labrador mix. Bella is a totally wonderful dog who deserves a great home. Her guardians are getting divorced, and unfortunately no one is able to keep her.

Bella loves everyone she meets and is great with other dogs. She would likely be a good family dog, as she enjoys the company of gentle children. Bella is overly interested in cats in her house, so it's probably best if she is in a feline-free home. She is a fabulous beach dog, and we're sure she'd love hiking, too! She is house-trained, walks well on a leash and even knows basic commands. She's incredibly intelligent and learns quickly.

At night, Bella sleeps quietly in her bed. It does take some time to earn her trust, but once you have, she is very loyal and loves any attention you give her. She has a great smile and a loving heart to match.

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

Tiny Jonathan
 
Tiny Jonathan

Sponsored By: Sharilyn Cabelera

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Tiny Jonathan is a 8 pound, 8-year-old Chihuahua. He does great when meeting dogs, politely sniffing. He has been around both large and small dogs and been a perfect gentleman. He does chase and bark at kitties, so he's better off in a home without a cat. He walks nicely on a leash and can walk for at least a half hour at a time. He is house-trained and very well-behaved.

He loves to be held, cuddled, and adores having his belly rubbed. He also likes to go for walks and is reasonably active at home, but he certainly enjoys his naps on your lap or in a cozy dog bed. He is adorable when he is playing gently with small plush dog toys. He likes to bask in the sunshine and watch what is going on around him. He also enjoys riding in the car.

Tiny is a special needs dog because he has a sensitive stomach. He is on a special diet and daily lifelong medication to manage his condition. He's doing great, but would do best in a quiet, low stress environment.

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

Pepper Terrier
 
Pepper Terrier

Sponsored By: Mary Bock

Piper (also known as Pepper) is an 8-year-old, 14-pound Manchester Terrier mix. Piper is a sweet, happy girl with a wonderfully animated face and expressive ears. Before coming to POMDR, she was a favorite of the volunteers at the shelter and quickly stole their hearts. The same can be said about her foster family today. She's a total sweetheart!

Piper gets also gets along great with other dogs and is friendly to those she meets on her walks. She walks very nicely on leash, is house-trained, and knows a few basic commands. Piper LOVES to ride in the car and is always up for an adventure - her foster family takes her to the beach and on hikes. We are not sure how she would do with cats.

Piper is a lively and lovely little girl who would like to brighten your life! She was clearly a well-loved member of a family at some point in time. Pepper is looking for someone to be her forever companion. Can you give this girl her second chance?

Pepper was left in the night drop box at Hollister Animal Services before coming to POMDR.

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

Bernie Shih Tzu
 
Bernie Shih Tzu

Sponsored By: Allison Galloway

Bernie is an 11-year-old, 14-pound Shih Tzu. He gets along well with other dogs and cats but is a bit on the shy side when he first meets new people. Once he knows you, though, he's a little love bug. He relishes going for walks and likes to go-go-go, sometimes pulling you along for the ride (as much as a little dog can pull a person, that is), and he enjoys playing with other dogs along the way.

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

He has dry eye and will need eye drops for life. The good news is, he's a good boy when getting his drops. He also has environmental allergies so he is on atopica daily to control itchy skin and must stay current on flea prevention. He also has chronic ear infections that need ongoing monitoring. We recently found out that he may have an anal mass which will be rechecked by the vet in September.

Bernie came to POMDR when his guardians could no longer care for him. He was adopted to a lovely active senior and was with her for a year. She passed away suddenly in February and Bernie is now looking for a forever home again.

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

Barney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daisy Maisy
 
Daisy Maisy

Sponsored By: Jessica Thomson, Courtney and Arthur

This precious little one-eyed lady is Daisy Maisy! She is an 11-year-old, 17 pound Terrier/Chihuahua mix and she'll steal your heart with a wink and a smile! She has a great energy level and one of her favorite activities is going for walks around the neighborhood with you. She 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.

Daisy Maisy has been diagnosed with Cushing's Disease and is being treated. This is a chronic disease, and she will need medication and monitoring for life.

Daisy Maisy was mostly an outdoor dog who slept in a dog house at night in her previous life. She deserves to come inside and be part of a loving family. She came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County where she was surrendered when her family moved into housing that didn't allow pets.

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

Bebe Poodle
 
Bebe Poodle

Sponsored By: Sandy Laughlin

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Bebe is a 7-year-old, 16 pound Poodle mix. He is best described as a goofy love bug! Bebe likes everyone, including gentle children. He gets along well with other dogs. Bebe's favorite game is "fetch" and he likes to play with toys. Bebe is outgoing and loves going for rides in the car.

Bebe's current foster mom says, "Bebe is a terrific, loving, fantastic boy. He wants to please. He's super smart and he's totally housebroken. He will be a joy for someone looking for a dog that wants to sit on their lap or at their feet no matter where they are."

Bebe came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County where his family surrendered him because one of their children was allergic to him.

Bubbles Peek
 
Bubbles Peek

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

Bubbles is a 13-year-old, 10-pound Peek-a-Poo. That's a Pekingese/Poodle mix, and boy is she a cutie. She's also very sweet. She 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 cats. She's crate-trained and walks well on a leash. Another dog in her home taught her to bark when people arrive, which she thinks is great fun, 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.

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 family wasn't able to keep her. When she first came to us, she literally cried for her mama and was inconsolable. Then we watched her slowly settle in, and soon enough she was enjoying the sunshine on the deck and sitting happily in our laps. She would love someone to give her TLC and make her feel comfortable and part of the family again.

We think she'd be happiest and have the easiest transition if she went to a quiet foster home or 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.

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

Freddie is a 13-year-old, 15 pound Poodle/Terrier mix. Freddie is well-adjusted in most social situations and gets along fine with other dogs, as long as he has an opportunity to have a proper greeting with the new pup. He is house-trained and is used to being both indoors and outdoors during the day.

Freddie walks well on a leash and adores time spent outdoors. This smart little guy even knows a few basic commands! He hasn't met any kitties, so we aren't sure how he would feel about them, but we do know that the energy of small children can make him a bit nervous.

Freddie's guardian is ill and is no longer able to care for him. He has settled in beautifully in his foster home and can't wait to meet his forever family.

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

Diesel
 
Diesel

Sponsored By: Shannon Bishop

Diesel, also known as Max, is a 10-year-old, 59-pound German Shepherd. He doesn't know he's a "senior" dog and hasn't slowed down one bit. He's the best of both worlds, combining playful puppy energy with adult skills like house-training and behaving while riding in the car. He's a great companion for long walks and playtime. Bursting with enthusiasm, Diesel could use some work on his leash skills. He can sometimes be reactive to other dogs when on leash, but he is getting better.

He is super smart and takes treats gently from your hand, so teaching him new things will be fun. He'll shake if you ask for his paw and sit if you have a tasty treat. He loves affection and will go belly up for scratches, lovingly laying his head in your lap. Diesel's foster home includes a dog-savvy cat, and they are the best of friends.

Diesel is going to thrive in a home with an active, loving person looking for a dog that's full of personality. Because of his excitability, he would do best in a home without very small children but he does great with the teenagers in his foster home. He would do well with another dog who doesn't mind his playful energy. Diesel's friendliness will undoubtedly charm you. He gives gentle kisses and loves making you smile.

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

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

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

Bear is a 4-year-old, 25 pound Poodle mix. He came to us when his homeless guardian, who was suffering from medical issues, had to move out of state and could not take Bear along.

Bear comes from an abusive past, so has some fears to overcome. He has been fostered with a professional trainer, in her home, and has come a long way. He knows basic commands. He does fine with other dogs, but can have some resource guarding if he isn't managed carefully. He has lived with cats, but needs to be reminded not to chase the kitty.

Bear isn't a cuddly dog, he likes his space, but enjoys hanging out with his people. He needs an adult only household.

Bear is a loyal and protective dog. He is excellent at walking on leash. He is super treat motivated and would do great with someone who can continue his training. He comes with free ongoing obedience classes. He will do well with someone who understand dogs and can help him reach his full potential.

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

Monsieur Pierre
 
Monsieur Pierre

Sponsored By: Deborah Blue, Kelly Menehan

Monsieur Pierre is a 12-year-old, 45-pound Tibetan Terrier mix. A charming older gentleman, Pierre is a tail-wagging machine who wants nothing more than to hang with his people. Though he's mostly deaf and has some vision and mobility issues, he still has a strong, loving spirit and happy disposition. He's not much interested in meeting other dogs -he tends to ignore them - but he loves meeting people. Based on his sweet personality, it's possible he would do well with gentle children or kitties in his future family.

He enjoys going on slow walks around the neighborhood and can do up to a mile at a time, twice a day. As long as you don't mind giving him a little boost, he's happy to go for a ride in the car, too. Though he has trouble with stairs, he can handle a few at a time. Pierre has a minor heart murmur and some level of valve disease, but these issues don't require medication or affect his sweet personality.

Monsieur Pierre has prostate cancer and is being treated with anti-inflammatories. He is incontinent, as a result, but does well with a male belly band wrap.

He came to us from Haven Humane Society in Northern California. Senior dogs have a more difficult time getting adopted, even wonderful pooches like Pierre, and he was being moved to the euthanasia list. One of our generous donors offered to sponsor his care, and he is now a POMDR dog. This is Monsieur Pierre's second chance at a happy life, and he can't wait to meet you.

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

Anela

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Meredith den Daas, The Wertheimer Family

Anela is a 9-year-old, 42-pound Whippet/Terrier mix. This sweet old gal is a loving and playful pooch who adores people and will make some lucky person a loyal companion. She's very affectionate and always happy to let you give her a good belly scratch. She thinks she's a lap dog, so if you're sitting on the couch, get ready for snuggles.

She can peacefully coexist with other dogs as well as dog-savvy cats. She walks well on the leash and has the energy to hike or walk a mile or more, only pulling when she gets overly excited to greet another dog. Her initial enthusiasm can be a bit overwhelming for some dogs, but she's much more calm with dogs she knows. She's working on developing a more appropriate greeting when out and about. It's not completely her fault - she's just bursting with joy, and it's hard for her to contain herself sometimes.

Anela is house-trained and prances around you when it's time to go outside. She's fine being left alone, though she might cry a bit when you leave just so you know you'll be missed. She rides well in the car and her favorite thing to play with is her rope toy. When you need to catch her attention, treats are the way to go. Miss Anela is very food-oriented.

Whippets are naturally gentle, sensitive creatures and make devoted companions. They love having a warm place to cuddle up. Can you give this girl a soft spot to land and a loving home? She'll be forever grateful. Oh, and keep an eye on that tail. She's so expressive and happy all the time, she might accidentally wag right into you.

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

Lucy Mae
 
Lucy Mae

Sponsored By: Barbara Reitz

Lucy Mae is a 9 pound, 13-year-old Maltese. She's a gentle little dog who enjoys playing with friendly pups and is very sweet when meeting new people. She adores being held and will gladly put her feet up on your knee to ask to be picked up. Her favorite place to be is cuddled in your lap. Her perfect adopter can give her lots of time, attention and love.

Lucy Mae is mostly blind due to cataracts so she'll need someone that doesn't mind looking out for her. She's still quite brave and carefully explores her surroundings. She also has glaucoma and at some point may need to have her eyes or one eye removed, but at this point Lucy Mae can see light and shadows and her eyes are not painful to her. She does need daily eye drops and semi annual vet visits to recheck her eye.

She is house-trained and walks well on a leash. She is also trained to use a puppy pad if she needs to. At night, Lucy Mae sleeps on her little dog bed. She has never met a kitty before so we're not sure how she would feel about them.

Lucy Mae's guardian is very ill and the family is no longer able to care for her.

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

Stewart

Sponsored By: John Click, in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

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

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

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

Munchie
 
Munchie

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Munchie is a 16-year-old, 7-pound Shih Tzu. This sweet senior is a gem - though her eyesight and hearing are gone, her laid-back spirit remains intact. She can be nervous in new situations, but she gets a lot of comfort from your loving lap to sit in and a warm blanket to cuddle in. Once she's a little more confident, she's ready to slowly explore her surroundings, step by careful step.

She's content to spend her time relaxing at home with you nearby. You won't hear a peep from her until she needs to go out or is ready to eat. Munchie is learning to use a pad inside when her person has to be gone for a few hours. She isn't one for going on walks, but she does enjoy the occasional ride in the car and quietly sits in a doggie seat for the duration.

Munchie doesn't play with other dogs, but she happily coexists with them. She has experience being around kids and would probably be okay with very gentle, older children in her family. She can no longer navigate stairs, so a home without them would be best.

Due to her loss of vision and hearing, Munchie is dependent on her person to protect her from the world. She requires the application of eye ointment twice a day, and she makes it easy on you to do so. She's sweet and trusting, so it's a joy to watch over this diminutive little lady.

Munchie's previous guardian was living in her car and decided Munchie deserved a better life than she could provide. We're so pleased to be able to offer Munchie this second chance in her twilight years.

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

Felix

Sponsored By: Jan Bessey

Felix is a 9-year-old, 120-pound Malamute/Newfoundland/Labrador mix. The first thing you should know about this gentle, goofy giant is he absolutely, unequivocally loves every single person he meets. He loves other dogs, too, from the biggest to the smallest, and is always ready to play. Cats, on the other hand, inspire him to give chase. It's nothing personal, they just look like fun, fluffy toys.

He's a big, jolly, happy-go-lucky guy who has been living and sleeping outdoors on a big piece of property the past few years. But, boy, he'd sure like to come inside to hang out with you. He used to be an indoor dog and was housetrained, so it should be a smooth transition coming in from the cold. Just be careful when opening the front door - Felix might make a break for it, only coming back once you've waved a treat in the air.

Felix is a big, loveable teddy bear with soft, sweet eyes that melt your heart. He loves going for car rides and sticking his head out the window. Adventures are high on his list, and he would make someone a great hiking companion. In fact, some good, regular exercise or plenty of playtime with a doggie companion or two would be great for this big boy. The more exercise he gets, the more relaxed he becomes.

Felix was surrendered to us when his senior guardian could no longer take care of him. He can't wait to meet his new family, and he'll reward you with lots of love and laughs. Plus, due to his size and sheer awesomeness, he'll probably be the talk of the town.

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

Callie

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miss Janie
 
Miss Janie

Sponsored By: Dianne and Linda, Valerie Walker, Clover Grace, Adele Diamond, Debra DeNicola, Paul Milo, Esther Bourne, Carissa Purnell, Karen Hardink, Donna Shaver, Caroline and Harold Hoagland, Kristina Baer, Linda Wallace, Linda Chapman, Caroline Gan, Carolyn Griffin, The Henney Hounds, Joseph Hollinger, Dana Laing, Susan Lee, Leslie McGee, Kari Murray, Cynthia Patino in memory of Miss Pepper, Julianne Rowley, Lilian Tong, Elizabeth Skatoff, Maryellen Aisenberg, Jamilynn Willaman, Jeanne Huber, Lucky Rae Gomez, Cindy Miksa, Jackie Boyster, Dorothy Smith, Accounting Consultant, Erik Z. and Candace E., Barbara Passarelle, Mary Ann Kleine, Anonymous, Charlynne Donahue-Muse, Gabriela Borrego, Frances Garneau, Terry Glasco, Robert Nunes, Jane Parks McKay, Connie Hudson, Marion Heebink, Bracelets Benefitting Animals by Jane, Peter & Jinny Katzlberger, Mary Bock, Dan and Nadi Chaika, Sandra Reel, Rhonda Rocker, Judy Canright, Edward McDonald

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

This is one of the tiniest little sweethearts we've ever met! Miss Janie is a 3 pound, 7-year-old Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix. You won't be able to resist scooping her up when you meet her - and she likes being cuddled so that's just fine! She is good with new dogs, all new people and kitties. Because of her incredibly small size, a household without small children would probably be best for her.

Miss Janie had surgery to fix a hip and knee injury and is now getting around great. She loves to be held and carried. She is a delicate little pup who needs a special adopter.

Miss Janie came to us after her guardian passed away.

Marabella
 
Marabella

Sponsored By: Sheila Williams

ADOPTION PENDING - This dog is on a trial adoption that may take time to finalize. If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Marabella is a 7-year-old, 30 pound Border Collie. We just know this timid girl has the potential to blossom once she has consistent TLC in her life. She is incredibly shy but has easily let the vet staff handle her and doesn't have any aggressive tendencies at all - she's just very nervous. Even after just a few minutes with us, she was accepting enticing pieces of turkey by hand and letting us pet her, but it's going to take someone patient and loving to move slowly and let her adjust to her new life where humans love her and treat her well. A calm, quieter environment would probably be ideal for her.

Like most herding dogs, she is sensitive and intelligent. We think she'll respond well to positive interactions and hopefully learn that life isn't so scary!

Marabella was living with several other dogs in her previous home, so it's possible she would be fine with other calm dogs around. She was part of a group of dogs who were seized by King City Animal Control after being left for three days without access to food or water. Fortunately they survived, and we have the opportunity to find them the loving homes they deserve.

Bologna
 
Bologna

Sponsored By: Jon and Julie Hammersmith

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

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

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

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

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

Sheldon
 
Sheldon

Sponsored By: Jen Paddock-Hyde, Emma, Ruby, Gwen and Paloma

Sheldon may be mostly blind and mostly deaf, but you'd never know it by the way this 9-year-old, 14 pound Chihuahua navigates the world! He uses his nose not only to smell his way around, but to test the depths of things. If it's unfamiliar territory, he will poke his nose over edges; if it doesn't touch bottom, he moves on. He is equally phenomenal on off-leash walks and will reliably follow his person by smell.

Sheldon is an incredibly "easy keeper." He is affectionate but not needy and will happily find a bed or a sunny spot to spend some quality solo time. That's not to say he doesn't need or want attention. He will occasionally have periods of celebratory barking, telling you how glad he is you're home, how excited he is that it's mealtime, that he's ready for a little snuggle, or simply that he's happy to be alive. They aren't frequent and don't last long - we find them comical and a good reminder to enjoy every minute.

Sheldon's foster home includes 3 other small dogs and a medium sized pittie, and he coexists perfectly with all of them. He has been just as accepting and diplomatic when meeting other dogs out in the world. He is curious but not obsessed and could live equally well in a home with or without canine companions. He has not been around cats that we know of, but our guess is that he will extend his easy going approach to all living things to them as well.

Sheldon started out marking in the house, most likely never having had the privilege of being an indoor dog. It didn't take long for him to learn the ropes in that department, another way in which he's wowed and impressed us. Given access to the outdoors, he will happily find his way to the yard to do his business. He easily navigates the few steps from deck to yard on his way back up but prefers a ramp on the way down, not because of physical issues, but because he's not quite sure how to gauge the height of each step from the top. At mealtime, he will occasionally take all the steps in one Superman leap out of sheer excitement.

It's not just propaganda when we say that Sheldon's adopters will be blessed to have this guy in their lives. Sheldon came to POMDR from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

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

Meagan
 
Meagan

Sponsored By: Roxi Camp(Bell)

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

Meagan is a 10-year-old, 12-pound Chihuahua mix. This precious gal is unbelievably sweet and can't wait to find her new best friend. Meagan is mellow, polite, and totally easy-going. She'll happily trot from room to room following you around, and you'll make her day when you stop to pet her. She is a total love bug, happy to sit quietly in your lap and give you kisses.

She's great on walks and friendly, but not overly so, to strangers. She rarely barks and can be left to roam free at home, curling up for a nap while she waits for you to return. Meagan is house-trained as long as she has ready access to the outside, and she's comfortable using a doggie door. She likes to go out first thing in the morning and after waking up from a nap.

Meagan gets along with other dogs, though she does like to have her personal space (and personal attention from you). She gets along with cats, too, unless they're skittish. Timid kitties bring out the chase in little Miss Meagan, though she's not much of a threat. She only has two remaining teeth after having a dental done by our veterinarian. This doesn't impact anything other than her needing to have soft food.

Meagan was adopted from a shelter in 2007, but sadly found herself back at the Salinas Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray again. Her microchip was a dead end and now this darling dog is back in need of a forever home where she's truly appreciated. She is going to make someone very lucky. She's just a kind little soul looking for a new family.

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

Samantha Schneagle
 
Samantha Schneagle

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck, Bonnie Lowry, Lena Fine

Meet Samantha! She is a 10-year-old, 18-pound Schneagle. That's right... She's a Schnauzer/Beagle mix! Isn't she adorable? Samantha is incredibly sweet and has a wonderful, quiet personality. She is house-trained, crate-trained and even walks great on a leash. When she meets new dogs while she's out and about, she's fairly indifferent toward them. So while she may not be playful, she does fine with other dogs. We don't know how she would be with a kitty, but it's possible she'd be indifferent toward them as well.

Samantha was a family dog and has experience living with gentle children. She does fine when she is left home alone and sleeps quietly in her dog bed at night.

Samantha has a 2/6 heart murmur that isn't causing her any problems. She also has a protein-losing kidney disease that is being treated and will need ongoing medication and monitoring.

Samantha was surrendered to POMDR because the infant in her family has pet allergies. She has been a loved dog, but her family had to make the difficult decision to re-home her.

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

Falcon
 
Falcon

Sponsored By: Manutech

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

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

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

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

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

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

Captain Blue
 
Captain Blue

Sponsored By: Marjorie Bullock and Nina Harrison

Captain Blue is a 10-pound, 9-year-old Chihuahua. He's lost an eye somewhere on his journey in life, but that doesn't slow him down a bit. Once Cappy is familiar with his surroundings and comfortable with his people, his true personality unfolds. Though this little guy has experienced his share of difficulties, he has the resilience of a lion. A super sweet, laid-back, tiny little lion. He is very aware and present, always making eye contact when you speak to him. And he's affectionate - one word from you, and he's in your lap giving kisses and waiting for scratches.

He likes to go on walks and does well on the leash. He warms up quickly to other dogs and adults - sometimes children make him a little nervous. If you'd like to get on his good side, Cappy loves floppy stuffed animals that are missing most of the stuffing. And socks! He's a quick learner and quite bright, and he comes when you call him. When left home alone, Cappy goes right into his crate and sleeps the day away. He's house-trained, too.

One of our volunteers who met Captain Blue said, "His little tail wagged happily as he trotted around sniffing things out with the most adorable snuffling, grunting sound ever. He kept wagging and smiling as he pushed in to have his little face stroked." Everyone who's met Cappy has nothing but good things to say about him, and we're excited to help this cutie find his forever home.

Captain Blue is currently being treated for congestive heart failure. He needs an adopter who can be vigilant in monitoring Cappy's coughing episodes, energy level and attitude, his activity level and appetite. His foster mom listens to his lungs weekly to check for fluid in case he needs to go to the vet to get his meds adjusted. Needing to increase medications is a normal progression in maintaining a heart failure patient and Captain Blue requires exceptional attention.

Captain Blue came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Lolly

Sponsored By: Jan Neal

Lolly is an 11-pound, 16-year-old Chihuahua. She is a confident, independent girl who seldom barks. At home she can be vocal when she knows her foster people are near and can't get to them, but is quiet if they are not nearby. She also lets out cute happy barks when playing. Don't underestimate this little girl, she has no problem keeping up with her foster family on 2.5-mile morning hikes!

Lolly basically ignores other dogs that she meets while walking, and other dogs and cats at her foster home, though she loves to cuddle up close on a bed with them. 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 has a thin coat and gets cold, so a home with heat is important to her. She loves to burrow under the sheets and has trained her foster family to let her sleep with them (she's warm!).

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.

Jerry

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maeby

Sponsored By: The Wishbone Pet Company

Maeby is a 7 pound, 6-year-old Chihuahua mix. She's a bit shy with new people, but warms up quickly. She will walk up very slowly to a new person, but then allows them to pet her, and in turn she gives them kisses. She does the same with children.

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

Maeby can walk happily for miles, but at home she's very mellow, spending much of her time napping or sitting in laps. She gets along very well with the other dogs in her foster home. They don't play often, but they hang out together. She overcame some initial nervousness with the household cats to the point where she now ignores them unless they are too persistent about pestering her.

She does some whining when left alone in an ex-pen or crate, but will settle down in about 15 minutes. She rarely barks, and usually will bark only once if she does feel the need.

Maeby's foster mom reports: "Maeby's best trait is how affectionate she is. She is constantly doting on both my husband and me. She is also the best cuddle buddy anyone could ask for. She loves bed time and will fall asleep in your arms or right next to your head (she has her own pillow)."

One of our volunteers saw a couple trying to sell her in front of a store, so she inquired and discovered they had found her. Maeby was taken to the Watsonville shelter but no one claimed her, so she is now with POMDR.

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

Olivia
 
Olivia

Sponsored By: Gina Wolf, Susanna Furlone, Sharilyn Cabelera

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

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

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

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

Olivia came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Shelter.

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

Dixie

Sponsored By: Manutech Mfg., Duke Bartholomew

Dixie is a 23 pound, 13-year-old cuddly Cockapoo. She is a peppy little senior gal who loves attention and really thrives on human contact. She is on the timid side when meeting new people; she takes her time and then slowly warms up to them. Dixie's sight is impaired by cataracts, which may explain her timidity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bogie

Sponsored By: Susan Creveling

Bogie is a 6-year-old, 11 pound Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Chihuahua. 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 have leash reactivity that still needs work. He can be calm and interested, or excited and barking. He would do best with an adopter who is willing to continue his training to help with his manners with other dogs. He would probably do best in a home as an only dog or with a mellow female dog. He would also do best in a home that has a yard for him to explore, since walks can be challenging for him and the guardian.

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.



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.