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

Adoptable dogs available by appointment only.

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

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

Our dogs are kept in foster homes. To meet an adoptable dog, we will need to set up a meet and greet with the dog's foster parent. The first step is to fill out an online adoption questionnaire.

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

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

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

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


Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Estimated weight: 55 pounds
Gender: Male

Konin is a fan of toys, treats and fetch, but doesn't have the relentless energy he used to have for retrieving. Konin can be a little timid and relaxes around a gentle and patient hand. He enjoys the company of other dogs, and it helps increase his comfort level, where he may trot around in play.

Konin is good on leash and is house trained. He prefers a doggy bed to sleep on. He has been friendly with cats and children, though cautious of active and fast moving people. He shows no aggression and is even good at sharing his toys.

Konin needs some TLC and time to get over an ear infection and fill out his fur from a flea allergy.

Konin came to us after his guardian lost his home and was unable to care for him anymore.

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

Breed: Boxer
Age: 8 years
Weight: 55 pounds
Gender: Female

Tulip (aka Petunia) is a beautiful boxer who loves being with her person. She is fantastic on leash, preferring to be hooked-in and having the connection with her person while going outside. She is quiet and gentle. She is happy to have the company of other dogs and her best friend in her last home was a cat. She is very mellow and well mannered, making her an excellent home dog. Tulip is also very smart and listens attentively. She enjoys treats, but is likely more motivated by approval than by food.

Tulip's guardian passed away, and she has found herself without a person. She came to us with hopes of finding a new home.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Estimated weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male

Raisin is a sweet little guy who is gentle and affectionate. He is tolerant of everything, and with some TLC, will reveal his truly handsome self. We have no doubt that he will be a great addition to a home.

Raisin is recovering from a procedure on his foot.

Raisin came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services where he landed after being found as a stray.

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

Breed: Poodle
Age: 9 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male

Pendelton is a friendly little guy who makes a great shadowing companion. He likes meeting people and dogs and shows off his lovable self. He has been good with children and on busy paths during walks. He responds to being called and walks well on leash. He is well behaved and house and crate trained. He is accustomed to spending his day by his person's side and is a good listener. He is going to be a great dog to someone who wants a little friend by their side.

Pendleton came to us after his previous guardian passed away.

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

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

Breed: Labrador Retriever
Age: 7 years
Weight: 86 pounds
Gender: Female

Willa is an energetic dog that has typical qualities of her breed, including a happy personality. She is also a hungry girl ready to eat anything she finds, but this means she can easily be directed with food. She is beautiful and athletic, thus a great partner for adventures to the beach or on hikes.

Willa will do best in a home where children's toys aren't accessible or other objects in her reach. This is because Willa has a history of consuming objects that she randomly finds and it can be harmful for her. If you are looking for a smart, sweet, and fun dog and have experience caring for labradors, then you'll absolutely love Willa.

Willa came to us from the Santa Cruz Shelter.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 4 years
Estimated weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Male

Norman is a small young dog with a lot of personality. He is spry enough to jump in your lap, where he loves to relax and get warm while getting petted. Norman is house trained and walks well on leash. He responds well to being called and knows some basic commands.

Norman is shy, but does not hesitate to talk about his shyness. He copes with being nervous in meeting new people and dogs by talking. He could do well living with another dog once acclimated, but may have trouble socializing at the dog park.

Norman is a bit fearful in large part from the transition he is going through. His person has been dealing with domestic abuse and is losing her home, thus being unable to care for him any longer. He bonds quickly and strongly to a person who shows him comfort and stability.

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

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

Chia recently went through a strange period in which she was withdrawn and stressed. A visit to the vet revealed that she was in great pain from a back issue. After a course of Cortisone, she is back to her cheerful self. Hopefully this was a bump in the road that will not appear again.

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

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

Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Age: 8 year
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Rey is a little cutie with beautiful coloring. She is affectionate and will burrow into bed next to you. She has lived with dogs her whole life and will play with them. She is comfortable around children and very friendly. She doesn't care for cats but has been pleasant around them. She is talkative in a playful way. Rey is a great dog looking for a home that can give her the love and attention she deserves.

Rey came to us after her guardians were moving across country and sadly could not take her with them.

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Estimated weight: 25 pounds
Gender: Female

Zoe is ready for a happy life in a forever home. She is house trained and walks well on leash. She is friendly when meeting other dogs and happy to be among a pack. She is gentle with people she meets and a fantastically sweet girl. She enjoys the company of cats and is fine with sharing her space, toys and food.

Zoe is fine being left alone while you work or run errands. She is a good girl in the home and is happy to see you upon returning. She has been dealing with skin allergies and is on a special diet for bladder stone control.

Zoe's previous guardian passed away. She is hoping a new family will give her a chance in their home.

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

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Age: 11 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Frodo is a little cutie who could be a great addition to your home. He is house trained, knows basic commands, walks well on leash, and even understands crate time. He is good with other dogs but doesn't care for cats, though may be able to live with them if friendly. He does not want to live with children though. He becomes apprehensive around them and would prefer to keep his distance. Frodo is a good dog looking for another chance to share his affection.

Mister Frodo is looking for a forever home because his guardian had to enter assisted living.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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

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

Dewey had a rare genetic disease that caused his sclera to continually grow. This lead to the enucleation of his eye. He has also become hard of hearing but is still his sweet, wholesome self.

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

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

Bogey

Sponsored By: Fern Kulpreecha in memory of Ramona and Beau

Breed: Schnauzer
Age: 9 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Meet the remarkable Bogey. This dog is extremely friendly and affectionate. Bogey is blind -- a fairly recent development -- but despite his vision impairment, he remains curious and adventurous. He quickly maps out an area and then navigates it safely.

Bogey enjoys playing with other dogs, but will get vocal if they are in his face for too long. He has lived with cats before and was great with them. He is house trained, but will need help being shown where to do his business. He is good with stairs after learning them.

Bogey prefers to be with his people, as they act as his eyes and he can follow them around safely. Bogey can be picked up if done properly. If done differently, he just vocally lets you know he doesn't like it.

Bogey came to POMDR because one of his guardians passed away and the other had to take on more responsibility, keeping her from giving Bogey the attention she knew he deserves.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Estimated weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Marvin (aka Marley) is an exceptionally social dog, confident in meeting new people and affectionate with anyone giving him attention. He is good with other dogs and easily assimilates into a pack. He is a wonderful hiking and running partner, happily going six miles with a smile. He also loves to frequent the beach. Marvin rides well in the car and has a gentle mouth when accepting treats.

Marvin's guardians found him roaming the streets of Marina when he was young, and have cared for him ever since. Unfortunately, he was on edge living in a home with new children. It was not an easy decision for them to make, but they are grateful that POMDR was willing to take Marvin and find him the perfect home.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Estimated weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Mack (aka Angel) is a good little friend once you give him time to trust you. He will come and introduce himself with a sniff, and if you get lower he will show his acceptance with continued curiosity, at which time he will bask in your affection. He is good on leash but will bark at other dogs and strangers. He is friendly with dogs though, and enjoys playing with them at the beach. He has lived with cats before and seems happy around them. Mack loves goodies, and the quickest way to become his best friend is to offer a savory treat.

Mack does some resource guarding of his food and treats with other dogs, but has not displayed this toward people.

Mack was found on the side of the road and a family took him in, cared for him, and eventually called him their own. Unfortunately, after having two kids, they have found that Mack is not good around the high energy and grabby hands of small children. He can get stressed and will become scared. They are worried for Mack's happiness and wellbeing and are sad to say goodbye, yet optimistic he will find a better situation. He is a good boy and will be a great companion in the right home .

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

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 4 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Tinkerbelle is a gentle girl with beautiful markings. She is nimble and enjoys playing with other dogs or going for walks with them, often prancing along merrily. She loves a good lap to snuggle into and is a great in-home companion. She is good on short car rides and will sleep in a crate if given access.

Tinkerbelle has lived with cats and dogs and does great with them. She can be a little nervous upon meeting new people, but quickly becomes social and shows her sweet personality. She will bond fast to a new person. She is good about sharing her person, toys and food.

Sweet Tinkerbelle came to POMDR after her senior guardian passed away recently. Her guardian's daughter reached out to POMDR for help.

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

Lottie the pug is an absolute love. She wants to be in your lap and give you kisses. She is a true sweetie. She is hard of hearing and mostly blind, yet she gets around just fine and will explore. She still has a lot of spunk in her. If you want a dog to smile with and receive pure joy from being in her company, then meet and fall in love with Lottie.

Lottie was found as a stray in Salinas and brought to their shelter.

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 48 pounds
Gender: Female

If you're looking for an absolutely sweet, gentle and affectionate companion, Jenny's waiting to meet you. Jenny is house trained, quiet, and wants nothing more than a comfy place to be and your comforting presence. She was found as a stray in a rural area and was probably an outdoor dog who had only one meal per day. But she has quickly adapted to an indoor lifestyle and, of course, breakfast as well as dinner.

Jenny has a mild thyroid condition which is easily managed with medications. Jenny was found to have a low grade mast cell tumor. It has been removed and did not appear to have spread, but she will need an adopter who is okay with monitoring her skin growths for life and having them removed if necessary. She currently has a clean bill of health.

Jenny was never leash trained and will need some ongoing help. She gets along very well with other gentle dogs and is very submissive. While she's interested in squirrels, she shows no prey drive. To sum it all up, she's a gem. Please consider giving her the home and family she so deserves.

Jenny came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Shorty
 
Shorty

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 25 pounds
Gender: Male

Shorty is a mellow guy who is very sweet with all people. He has a charming, calm personality. Shorty loves meeting new people and is a happy-go-lucky boy. He gets along well with other dogs and is well-behaved. He loves being petted and will give little kisses to tell you he's happy being around you.

His foster mom has four dogs, two cats AND two goats! Shorty has attempted to play with his canine housemates to no avail! Shorty is a sweet dog that would love to have friends.

Shortly is free to roam the house and is not destructive. He knows how to let himself outside. He does fine when left home alone. He is mostly a quiet dog who only gets vocal when reminding you it's time for "grub!"

Shorty came to POMDR when his guardian passed away and no one in the family was able to care for him.

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

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

Little Bonita is looking for a family after going through a rough patch. She was found by animal control and went unclaimed. She had been hit by a car, suffering a fractured pelvis. After being treated by Los Coches Animal Hospital, she is now on crate rest for another month. She is doing well in her recovery and enjoys the comfy confines of a laundry basket.

Bonita is very sweet and enjoys attention from people she becomes familiar with. She is good with other dogs. Introductions should be slow, but then she is comfortable with gentle people. She is house trained and ready for your affection.

Bonita will need crate rest moving forward, and an adopter will need to limit her activity until she is fully recovered.

Los Coches Animal Hospital fell in love with this little sweetheart and wanted to help her find a forever home.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Estimated weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Choo Choo has had a rough couple weeks. He was brought to the SPCA for emergency boarding when his guardian went into the hospital. Unfortunately, his guardian was found to have a terminal illness, which meant there was no one to go back and get Choo Choo. The SPCA reached out to POMDR and told us that he was pretty depressed at the shelter and that a change of environment would help boost his spirits.

Choo Choo is super cute and good about being handled. He would love a home to bring some consistency back to his life.

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

Ivy

Sponsored By: Pamela Eaton, Lily and Ranger

Breed: Dachshund
Age: 11 years
Estimated weight: 22 pounds
Gender: Female

Ivy is a friendly little lady who is conscious of her weight and determined to get fit again. She has shown mild possessiveness of her food, but gets along great with other dogs and even cats, too. She is good on leash but prefers to run freely around a yard. She is good in the house and is fine being left alone. For long periods, access outside is much preferred. She's a little skeptical of doggie doors, but can likely learn to be comfortable with them.

Ivy is not great on stairs but will be better as she loses weight. She is great in the car. She will wiggle around when picked up, and she may talk when playing or to tell you about something strange. She is happy sleeping on a doggie bed on the floor.

If you're looking for a lovely girl who enjoys cuddles, then Ivy is for you. One of her cute quirks is her greeting smile. She welcomes her person home with a tiny smile, showing her teeth in a display of happiness.

Ivy came to us because her previous guardian couldn't care for her anymore. She will be grateful to have someone take good care of her and help her regain her petite, girlish figure.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Estimated weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

It is hard to imagine that Frank was picked up as a stray, as he has such a long, elegant, caramel colored coat, and the sweetest sugar-frosted face. His eyes are a soft, clear brown, and he is as even-tempered and easy-going as his coat is soft. He wags his tail happily, and will eagerly climb into a person's lap. Frank luxuriates in someone's adoring affection, and is so sweet to handle.

Frank is a docile fellow, content being with his person or smelling his surroundings. He willingly enters crates and rides well in cars. Frank is potty trained and will go to the door to let you know he needs to go out. He may have accidents at first in adjusting to his new person's routine but shouldn't be left alone too long without access to do his business.

Frank loves big fluffy beds and if you add a blanket, it is heaven to him. He's a great dog that never bothers or gets aggressive with the other doggies. He is food motivated and may give you puppy-eyes while you are eating. This little love bug will be a treasure for his new home and will absolutely love getting out for his walks.

Frank came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being found as a stray.

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

Heracles
 
Heracles

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Estimated weight: 65 pounds
Gender: Male

Heracles (herr-a-kleez) is a friend to all. He loves meeting and playing with new people. Heracles is a social guru, displaying excellent body language when meeting new dogs and happily roaming and playing with them. He's such a gentle mellow boy who is happy to lay next to you while you watch TV or work at your desk. He responds to some basic commands and can be taught more. Heracles would make a wonderful companion to you and your family.

Heracles came to POMDR after his guardian could no longer care for him when she lost her home.

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

Breed: Basset Hound Mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 65 pounds
Gender: Female

Maevis, with her long ears and short legs, is a unique girl who is delightfully sweet to everyone she meets. She considers herself athletic and will bound around, like a puppy, playing with other dogs. This youthful energy is a good thing, because she could lose some weight. She is calm in the home though and is a great cuddle companion. Maevis wants a home without children, as she is unsure about them. She can live with other dogs, but should be fed separately from them.

Maevis came to us from a family who loves her but has a child who is mobile now, which makes Maevis nervous. She is looking for a home in which she can be relaxed and happy again.

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

Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 9 years
Estimated weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Meet Teena, a little lady with a lot of love to give. Teena bonds very strongly to her person and her favorite thing is to be by their side. She is an absolute love bug once she gets to know you. Teena has lived with another dog before, and with a proper introduction, would be happy to have friends. She does prefer being the alpha dog though and would need to go to a dog-savvy adopter who can help her integrate into the pack.

She is house-trained and does great with a doggie door. She knows some basic commands and wants to please her person. She rides fine in the car. Teena enjoys her walks and can be handled easily on a leash, although she does get reactive to seeing other dogs while on leash or behind a fence.

Teena's ideal home is with a retired person or couple who have a lot of time to spend with her but don't need her to go to restaurants or social events all the time because she tends to bark at people and dogs that are unfamiliar to her. She does beautifully in the home with her family.

Teena came to POMDR when her guardians passed away and their daughter felt she deserved a home that can spend more time with her.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 33 pounds
Gender: Male

Asher is a short, stout, fluffy, soft white bundle of happy boy. If you're lucky, he will look up and flash a smile at you. Asher wants to be loved and you can see it in his eyes. He enjoys affection and is driven by treats. He does need to lose a little weight though.

Asher is a great lap dog, and if you find the right spot to scratch, he will roll over and melt into your lap, tongue lolling in enjoyment. He is up for walks and spending time by your side, a great dog who is eager to join your home.

Asher has been described by his foster as funny, goofy, playful and sweet. He loves belly rubs, is happy to sleep in a crate, and gets excited about car rides.

Asher does need a dog-savvy person who can give him the structure and leadership he needs to thrive. He occasionally decides he is "the boss" and needs some guidance but he really is a sweetheart most of the time.

Asher came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. His original guardian moved into assisted living, and unfortunately no family member was able to provide the care that he deserves.

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

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

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

Max is playful and always happy to play tug-of-war with you. He is good at sharing his toys. Max is particularly skilled at finding a warm spot to sleep.

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

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

Juno

Sponsored By: Fern Kulpreecha in honor of Vanilla and Jewel

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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

Juno is a total love bug once he gets to know you! Check out his adorable video. He has an adorable, thick fur coat and he's super soft. It's hard not to smile around him, with his tongue often peeking out the side of his mouth and his playful antics.

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

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

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

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

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

Phoebe

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

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

Phoebe has a darling, silly personality and is NOT shy! She loves toys and giving kisses. She is outgoing with people and nonchalant about meeting other dogs. She is good at riding in the car. Her foster mama says she is an "overall great dog"!

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

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

Bella Shepherd
 
Bella Shepherd

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 75 pounds
Gender: Female

This gorgeous girl loves to cuddle with her people. She has a great smile and a big, loving heart to match, and she will bring tons of joy to her new forever family.

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

She is a fabulous beach dog, or she'll do nicely on a leash for a long walk. A car ride suits Bella just fine, too. She is house-trained and even knows basic commands. She's incredibly intelligent and learns quickly. Bella is overly interested in cats, so it's probably best if she is in a feline-free home.

At night, Bella sleeps quietly in her bed. She might feel a little sad when you have to leave her at home and go out, but she'll settle down quickly when she learns to trust that you will be coming home to her soon. Bella does have allergies and needs to continue on a raw diet, which usually costs $200 per month.

Bella came to us from a divorce situation, when her people had to move and neither one could take her.

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

Jersey
 
Jersey

Sponsored By: Cindy Reskovic, Forgiving Paws, Sharon Barry, Robert and Kathleen Seibel

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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

Jersey is a happy, energetic girl who strives to excel at her job. As a herding dog, she feels her job is to take direction from her person and control her charges. This works very well when there is one trusted person and large, mellow dogs who tolerate her controlling behavior. She LOVES lots of affection, but only where she feels safe - no belly rubs, no big hugs. She is fearful of people she doesn't know well. Jersey needs a special person who respects her limitations.

Jersey has mild arthritis that will require inexpensive medication for life. This doesn't stop her from enjoying a good hike, though she does pull a bit on the leash.

Jersey came to POMDR from a good samaritan who found her as a stray in Hollister. Her original guardian was not found.

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

Angelica
 
Angelica

Sponsored By: Claire Blatt sponsoring Angelica in honor of her 11th Birthday, Kathy Maxwell

Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 7 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Angelica might initially seem like a little lady who is out to garner your sympathy, but the truth is that all she wants is your love. Angelica is sweet and yet a little shy at first. Her prior circumstances don't hinder her big heart from soaking up all the love and attention she can get. She responds well to commands and is happy around people and other dogs.

Angelica has a common condition called "dry eye." She will need to take eye drops for the rest of her life to keep her eyes as comfortable and healthy as possible.

Angelica came to us from the Salinas shelter. She had been found as a stray in very bad shape, and has since emerged as the beautiful butterfly she was meant to be.

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

Cobalt
 
Cobalt

Sponsored By: Pamela Eaton, Lily and Ranger, Kathy Maxwell

Breed: Dachshund
Age: 8 years
Estimated weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Male

Cobalt is a friendly, playful dog. He enjoys his toys and is good with other dogs. He does like to guard his food from other dogs, but he's not aggressive toward them. He is not protective of food around people. He likes meeting new people and receiving attention from them. At bedtime, he will snuggle with his person or happily sleep in a dog bed.

Cobalt enjoys going outside and could be a good companion for walks. He should go to a home without cats.

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

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Female

Eeyore is an extremely happy, sweet girl. Her eyes radiate the look that says "I adore you." She is still very spry and curious, exploring her surroundings with a wagging tail. She is very affectionate and will throw her paws up and melt into a big cuddly, cooing hug, enjoying copious body rubs. She will stand up in hopes for more hugs and kisses.

She is great in meeting new dogs and is good in the home. She is a terrific dog needing a family to love.

Eeyore came to us from the Hollister shelter where she was surrendered because her guardians were moving and could not find pet-friendly housing.

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

Diamond
 
Diamond

Sponsored By: Sarah Rather in honor of Layla and Mickey

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

Diamond's gentle demeanor and loving spirit as a loyal companion will provide an adopter many wonderful memories with this sweet, mellow girl. She loves to cuddle when you're having an evening at home and she also has a playful side, flipping around a toy or ball. Diamond does just fine in the house while you are away. She will wait, quietly napping, until you return. She rides nicely in the car, patiently looking out the window or lying down. Diamond has age-related hearing loss and will need help adjusting to being mostly deaf in her new home.

Diamond enjoys a nice walk and she loves to sniff all around. She is working on being an excellent leash walker with the help of a front ring harness or a gentle leader, and she will generally walk calmly by your side. A patient and strong handler can help her understand how to react more positively when she sees other dogs.

Diamond would love a home with a quiet yard where she can meander around and then bask in the sun. She enjoys the companionship of other dogs she knows and she is patient in their interactions. Diamond has shown gentleness around children at outreach events. We do not know how she is around cats.

Diamond has age-related hearing loss but she responds well to hand signals and loves treats. She has some decreased mobility due to hip and spinal degeneration but simple-to-administer meds ease her discomfort and water therapy helps her muscles stay limber. Diamond weighs about 47 lbs so her adopter will need to be able to lift her occasionally to get in and out of the car. She has no trouble getting up on the bed to curl up next to you for sweet dreams!

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

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 52 pounds
Gender: Female

Lady Diana is great with other dogs, cat friendly, and a total sweetheart. She bounces around in a cute display of excitement when meeting new friends. She gets excited about food but is not possessive about it.

Lady is having some muscle atrophy in her hind legs, which has restricted her mobility. She needs a home without stairs. Her hind legs may tremble at times. Even with her sensitive hind end, she shows no aggression while touched or handled and remains her wonderful, friendly self.

When Lady's first guardian no longer wanted her, a neighbor took her in. The neighbor then found her a guardian who brought her into their family for the past two months. Unfortunately, due to Lady's mobility issues and the stairs in their home, they knew they didn't have the right set up for Lady. Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital recommended them to POMDR, and we hope to find her another home filled with love.

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

Marlon
 
Marlon

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breed: Boxer
Age: 10 years
Estimated weight: 55 pounds
Gender: Male

This playful boy is Rommel. He loves other dogs and is wild about getting attention from people. If you like laughing over receiving big, slobbery kisses, then Rommel and you are going to be best friends. He is very submissive and happy to be with a person.

Rommel knows some basic commands and walks well on leash. He is gentle and good in the home, occasionally jumping in excitement. Rommel is a great dog, happy to go along with you or content to stay at home. He is good with cats and other dogs. He does get excited about seeing other dogs and may pull on the leash a bit in order to go greet.

Rommel likes to play with people. He even enjoys a little rough housing and will roll over to present his belly. He enjoys chasing toy balls and playing in water. Rommel is a great dog that loves adventure and attention. He is sure to put a smile on your face.

Rommel came to POMDR after his guardian passed away.

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

Teddy Bear
 
Teddy Bear

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Male

Teddy has three great loves. He loves food - eating it, sharing it, and "talking" about it when mealtime approaches. He loves walks - in preparation for time on the leash, he does a happy dance by the front door to make sure you're as excited as he is. And he loves to snuggle with people, with other dogs and even with cats.

He easily wins the attention and affection of everyone he meets. He's great on the leash, tells you when it's bathroom time and loves riding in the car with his head hanging out the window. His main goal is to find a loving, safe and comfortable home with someone who's as enthusiastic about life as he is.

We aren't sure what happened to Teddy before he was picked up as a stray and taken to Hollister Animal Shelter, but when we first met him he had serious ear, nose and dental infections and was quite thin. He has since been lovingly nursed back to health and is ready to find a new family to love. You'll be rewarded with a happy little dog with a contagious zest for life.

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

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

Flower loves to be the center of attention. She loves to be petted and picked up and is a nonstop kisser. She is super cute and would make a perfect lap dog. We can see her accompanying her person everywhere. Flower is easy to handle and gentle as can be. She may be just the companion you are looking for.

Flower came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Shelter.

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

Tobias
 
Tobias

Sponsored By: Cuddles and Louella

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

Tobias is a friendly guy who needs your help finding a home. He is a great dog who is friendly with other dogs. He is currently thin, but he's an eager eater, which will help him gain weight. He has a knack for finding comfortable spots and occasionally displays his acrobatic abilities by doing a handstand. He will be a great addition to your home and family.

Tobias was surrendered to Hollister Shelter after his family was no longer able to care for him.

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

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Breed: Poodle
Age: 5 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Corbin is a handsome dog who really opens up in a mellow environment. He's been through a lot. He is outgoing and will reward you with reciprocated love and attention. Corbin is full of kisses and is very spry, loving to go on walks and to dog parks. He is playful with other dogs and is going to make someone very happy. Corbin is a sweetheart and is very affectionate.

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

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

Tink

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld,

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

This calm little lady is a gentle nestler. She isn't vocal and doesn't run around in excitement, mostly taking in everything with her tender brown eyes. She responds happily to treats and to affection. It is apparent she has been through a lot and deserves better. She has no issues with dogs, big or small, but we don't expect her to play with them. She would do best in a peaceful home. It seems like she doesn't need a lot of attention as long as she has her own people and space. She is ready to find some loving arms to hold her often.

Tink came to us from Salinas Animal Shelter.

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

Corky

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 16 years
Weight: 23 pounds
Gender: Male

Corky is laid-back, quiet and pleasant to be around, yet still has a surprising amount of energy for an older fellow. He likes attention and allows handling by strangers. If he's nervous or in a new area, he may pace back and forth until he's comfortable, then he'll settle in and relax.

Corky is friendly to cats and gets along well with other dogs. He walks nicely on a leash and frequently stops to smell the flowers along the way. He also enjoys car rides, but needs to be restrained, or he'll wander around the car while you're driving.

When left home alone, Corky prefers a soft spot to recline and a view of the outside - he's not a fan of crates. He's easy-going and adaptable to the situation and would do well in a home with dogs and/or cats or by himself.

Corky appreciates having a doggie door, because sometimes he needs to go in the middle of the night, as expected of a man his age. He's mostly deaf and can hear only high voices or loud noises, which can startle him and send him into hiding for a few minutes. He has a few age-related issues, including skin tags and throwing up a couple of times per week, but his vet says these are not things to worry about. His teeth are not in the best shape, but he still enjoys chew toys - especially softer ones or those designated for puppies.

Corky came to us after his guardian went into assisted living.

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

Periwinkle
 
Periwinkle

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

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

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

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

Marley
 
Marley

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Small mixed breed
Age: 5 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Marley is a lover of cuddles, play-wrestling, and attention. He is sure to put a smile on your face with his animated personality and all of his cute antics he does to get some love. He gets along well with dogs of all sizes. He does well on leash and enjoys car rides. He is a great dog to have around the house, keeping you company as you go about your day. If you love small dogs with big personalities, then Marley could be the canine for you.

Marley has a heart murmur that should be manageable with medication.

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

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

Little Bit (aka Lovey)
 
Little Bit (aka Lovey)

Sponsored By: Karl and Helen Leek

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

This adorable girl is oh-so-friendly with people she gets to know and will roll over to have her tummy rubbed by willing hands. She's very easy to handle and rides quietly in the car. She is improving on leash but still wants to go faster than her leader. She has a moderate energy level and stays calm, even when there are rambunctious dogs around. She's very sweet and in comfortable situation will play with other pups.

Little Bit will follow you around and she displays the most expressive eyes, that melt your heart. She is great at napping near you as you go about your day. She is a quiet dog but does alert you when someone is coming. She doesn't cry when left alone and isn't destructive.

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

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

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

Timon is a handsome silver fox with an excellent, obedient personality. He walks well on a leash and is excited about getting out and sniffing new objects. He is playful with people and other dogs. His canine encounters reveal his true friendly nature. He has been civil with the cat and his foster home and we believe he will be good in a home with cats. Timon is respectful in the house and well trained. He enjoys being by a person's side and is a great companion. This little gentleman will make a fine addition to a happy home.

Timon does have some arthritis that is apparent in his gait, but he is a goer who doesn't let it hinder his playfulness.

Timon came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter after being surrendered when his lifelong guardian became ill.

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

Winston

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

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

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

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

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

He has improved quite a bit since coming to POMDR. With the right amount of exercise, laser treatments, and physical therapy his back legs are getting stronger and he can now walk two miles no problem.

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

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

Jack has a scruffy, wispy coat with the most adorable tuft of curls on top of his head. He has soulful eyes and luxurious eyebrows. When it comes to his ball, Jack is all DOG! He thinks fetch is the best game ever. He loves playing with his toys. He gets excited about his walks and can easily keep up with the big dogs on a muddy, four mile hike.

Jack is a smarty pants who learns quickly. He's well behaved so you can take him to dog-friendly restaurants. He's a lively, playful little guy who tries to entice the occasional little dog to romp with him. After his walk, he'd like nothing more than to snuggle up next to you and nap. He's affectionate, cuddly, outgoing, and charms all he meets. Seriously, this dog is 12 pounds of FUN!

Jack is also eager to please. He is crate trained and good with kids. He is non-reactive to bicycles and weed whackers. Really, what more could you ask for? This dog is a keeper.

Jack was a very, very loved pet whose people fell on hard times. They are both disabled and when they lost their apartment they decided that they couldn't keep Jack in such uncertain circumstances. Jack's absorbing all the changes and keeping a good attitude through this transition. He deserves to be as adored in the second half of his life as he was in his first.

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

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

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

Jango came from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Arnie

Sponsored By: Fern Kulpreecha in honor of Ruby

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

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

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

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

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

Ansel

Sponsored By: Jan Neal in memory of Travis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sasha Fierce and Priscilla
 
Sasha Fierce and Priscilla

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed, Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years, 9 years
Weight: 5 pounds, 11 pounds
Gender: Female, Female

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

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

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

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

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

Walter White
 
Walter White

Sponsored By: Pamela Eaton, Lily and Ranger

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

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

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

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

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

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

August
 
August

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

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

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

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

August came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Patches
 
Patches

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

Patches is a wonderful family dog. He loves all people. He is happy, affectionate and keeps you laughing. He loves to chase his tail, catch it and then spins in circles. He is great with other dogs and is comfortable being alone.

Though he has been good with other dogs, Patches has very strong alpha tendencies. He loves all beta dogs, but often reacts towards other alphas to establish himself. Patches new family will need to be strong leaders, becoming his alpha and this will lead to wonderful behavior, affection, and fun.

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

Patches came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Nola

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

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

Nola is a sweetheart, and a very special girl! When she arrived at the shelter, the vet staff realized she was pregnant. We agreed to bring her under our wing and see her through the process of becoming a mama dog. Under the loving care of her foster family, she gave birth to four beautiful puppies. Almost all of her precious babes have moved onto their forever homes and it's Nola's turn to find a family!

Nola recently gained weight and will need help getting back to her ideal size. She is a dog that needs timed feeding and not be allowed to free feed throughout the day.

Nola is incredibly sweet and gentle. She'll climb right into your lap for some cuddling and is easy to love. She's great with new people and with other dogs of all sizes.

Nola came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Pepe and Taz
 
Pepe and Taz

Sponsored By: Barbara DeGroodt, Bob and Kathleen Seibel

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smokey

Sponsored By: Terry, Tasmania and Jolly Mon

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dixie

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 23 pounds
Gender: Female

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

Dixie would love to have a cat friend in her life if possible. She has lived with dogs, too, and would be fine as an only dog or part of a pack.

Her foster mom says, "Dixie loves to take car trips. She doesn't act her age. She acts younger than she is -- bouncy and happy!" When walking on a leash, she doesn't pull, but she wanders in all directions. When she gets excited in the house, she does have accidents. This can likely be corrected with training.

Dixie has multiple health issues that need ongoing attention. She is on daily eye medication, but only visits the ophthalmologist every six months. She has chronic ear and skin issues and is under the care of a dermatologist. She has environmental allergies, takes daily medication to help keep her skin and ears healthy, and needs weekly medicated baths. She also has low thyroid for which she is on medication, and needs to have her thyroid levels checked every 4-6 months. She is looking for a devoted adopter who isn't bothered by her special needs.

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

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

Andie

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

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

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

Andie needs a special, loving home. She is blind and takes medication to prevent seizures. Due to her vision loss, she has a difficult time interacting and feeling comfortable with other dogs. She also has hypothyroidism so she will be on an inexpensive medication for life to control that.

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

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

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

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

Bailey Terrier
 
Bailey Terrier

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

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

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

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

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

Maeby

Sponsored By: The Wishbone Pet Company, Elbina Rafizadeh

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Female

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

Maeby can walk happily for miles, but at home she's very mellow, spending much of her time napping, sitting in laps or quietly chewing on a chewy. She gets along very well with the other dogs in her foster home, and they play together nicely. Maeby ignores the household cats unless they are persistent about pestering her.

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

When you have to go out without Maeby, she does fine inside the house with access to a doggie door, so that she may go outside into the yard whenever she wishes. Being confined seems to stress her a bit. Maeby rarely barks.

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

Maeby originally came to us from the Watsonville Shelter.

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

Daisy Maisy
 
Daisy Maisy

Sponsored By: Jessica Thomson, Courtney and Arthur, Tracy Garner, Liam Erskine

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

Daisy Maisy's missing eye has no effect on her great personality. We don't know how long it has been missing, but she has adapted well. She has been diagnosed with Cushing's Disease, for which she is easily medicated. This is is a chronic disease, so she'll need to be monitored throughout her life. Daisy was also diagnosed with early signs of congestive heart failure and is taking daily medication.

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

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

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

Emmet

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Ava Cabelera, Tracy Gordon

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

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

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

Sometimes Emmet has an issue with defensively guarding his person or his space (also known as "resource guarding") and will need an adopter who is willing to manage this behavior. For this reason, he cannot go to a home with children.

Emmet stole the hearts of the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter staff after they picked him up as a stray.

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

Sampson and Goliath
 
Sampson and Goliath

Sponsored By: Mishell and Melanie Davis

Breed: Pomeranian, Pomeranian
Age: 9 years, 9 years
Weight: 15 pounds, 15 pounds
Gender: Male, Male

Sampson and Goliath are brothers and are very bonded to each other. These guys are friendly and playful with everybody they meet - people, kids and dogs alike! We've nicknamed them "Copy and Paste." They even approach kitties with a gentle curiosity and would be fine with them in their future family. They're very good dogs who are both house-trained and crate-trained. They are great on leash and enjoy going for short walks. They're precious, sweet and will keep you laughing.

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

You may also want to check out animals available for adoption at Animal Friends Rescue Project, Salinas Animal Services, Monterey County Animal Services, the Santa Cruz SPCA, Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 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.