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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 718-9122
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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.

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.


Anela

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

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.

Anela is a 9-year-old, 42 pound Whippet/Terrier mix. She is a loving and playful girl who really adores people and will make a very loyal companion for someone. She is always happy to let you give her a good belly scratch and goes belly-up for just about anybody. Anela is a family dog at heart and does well with children. She also has experience living with a dog-savvy cat, with whom she she able to peacefully coexist.

Anela is house-trained and is ok being left alone for a few hours at a time, but she is a vocal gal. She walks well on the leash and still has a good level of energy to be your companion for walks. She loves hiking and has been a great trail buddy for her foster mom. While she gets along with other dogs, she is working on an appropriate greeting when she bumps into another dog - she tends to bark too much for some dog's liking. More than anything, Anela wants to be the center of attention and would thrive in a household without any other animals, if possible. She rides well in the car and her favorite thing to play with is her rope toy! She likes to fetch and keep you entertained.

Whippets are naturally gentle, sensitive creatures and make absolutely devoted companions. Because of their physique, they love having a warm place to cuddle up - can you give this girl a soft spot to lay and loving home? She'll be forever grateful.

Anela's guardians had to change their living situation and they were unable to keep her.

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

Bubba is a handsome 7-year-old, 20 pound Yorkshire Terrier. He's a charming little guy who is house-trained, walks great on a leash and even knows a few basic commands. He can be shy when meeting a new person but once he knows he can trust you, he's your best friend. He is happy to snuggle in your lap for hours if you'll let him and is very people-oriented.

Bubba has done well in social environments with his foster and we think he would really thrive in a home where he could spend a lot of time with his people. He even did well with his foster at a restaurant with music playing, meeting-and-greeting with the crowd. He's not interested in cats who are sleeping or stationary, so we think he'd be fine in a home with a dog-savvy kitty that didn't run away from him. At night, Bubba enjoys sleeping in bed with his person.

Bubba was surrendered to us with his mother, Kricket Bell, who is also available for adoption. While we would love to have them adopted together, we think they would be fine in separate, loving homes where they got lots of attention. They were both surrendered to us when their guardians were moving and could not take them along.

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

Kricket Bell is a 9-year-old, 8 pound Yorkshire Terrier. She's as precious as can be! Kricket Bell is house-trained, walks great on a leash and event knows some basic commands. She loves the walks she is taking with her foster family and enjoys trips to the beach. She's also great with other dogs and friendly with every new person she meets - she's even been going out to social gatherings and has been very successful at making new friends!

Kricket Bell does great riding in the car and just loves being with her people. She totally ignores kitties so she'd do fine in a home with a cat. Although she does fine being left home alone, we think she would thrive somewhere she could spend lots of time keeping you company! She'll even follow you around the house, just to stay by her favorite person.

Kricket Bell was surrendered to us with Bubba when their guardians were moving and couldn't take them along. Bubba is also available for adoption and as much as we'd love to find these two a home together, we believe they would be fine being separated as long as they got lots of attention and companionship in their new homes.

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

Beau is a 1.5-year-old, 10 pound Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher mix. He would love a home where he has another dog to play with - that's his favorite activity! He walks nicely on a leash and rides really well in the car, so he'd be the perfect buddy for someone who likes to walk or hike. He's very smart and has already learned "sit" - he would be a great candidate to continue obedience training since he's such a quick learner. He's also very treat motivated. His perfect home is one where he gets lots of exercise and playtime.

At night, Beau sleeps quietly in his crate. He is working on his house-training skills and we know with some consistency and patience he will be successful.

Beau came to us from a senior guardian who adopted him from a shelter a few months ago, but he is too playful and energetic for her to handle and her senior dog wasn't happy with him either. She surrendered him to us so he can find a home where he fits in better.

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

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.

Tanner is an 8-year-old, 82-pound Labrador mix. This big guy is a total love bug. He gets along great with other dogs and is incredibly friendly with people. Anyone lucky enough to meet him should be prepared for lots of dog kisses. At home, Tanner tends to reflect your energy and is happy to relax quietly or run around the backyard. He loves to go to the beach and will explore for as long as you let him. On walks, he's learning not to pull on the leash and is good about stopping when you do.

Though he's a big boy, he's a lap dog at heart. He loves to be close, sitting next to - or even on - you. With a bit of basic obedience training, Tanner could make a great therapy dog for hospital patients and children - that's how much love he has to give. He's a very special dog who just needs a little support to become an exceptional companion.

Tanner has a unique story. He was picked up as a stray when he was a puppy and rescued by an all-volunteer group near Fresno. He spent the last eight years living at their outdoor facility, but the group recently realized what Tanner really wants and deserves is a family to love him and a home to call his own. His resilient, happy personality has allowed him to transition fairly easily to his new life with a foster family, and privileges like sleeping in a bed next to his person and going on hikes in the woods have certainly helped.

Love and affection are what most motivate Tanner (even more than dog treats), and he'll return both to you in abundance.

Unfortunately, we found out that Tanner has an anal sac mass that is most likely anal sac carcinoma. We did xrays of his lungs and the cancer has not spread to his lungs. Unfortunately it may have spread to a lymph node. Tanner is under the care of an oncologist and is currently on medications to help slow the spread and growth of the cancer - the latest update is that he is in partial remission and the size of the mass has shrank. He is still a very happy, active dog. Our hope is that he has several more years of life left to live.

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

Armand
 
Armand

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Armand is a 10-year-old, 18-pound Poodle mix. He arrived at the shelter as a severely matted stray. After a grooming, this little guy is looking dapper and is ready for his second chance at life! Armand is a bit shy at first but then warms up and becomes a very affectionate boy. More than anything, Armand wants your attention - cuddling and scratches are his thing! He's a wonderful, mellow couch buddy if that's what you're in the mood for but is also a gentleman on the leash and delighted to accompany you for a saunter in the park.

Armand gets along well with other pets, although he loves your attention so much he can try to steal it from your other adoring companions! He would do just fine as an only dog (soaking up ALL of your love) but is currently peacefully living with another dog and two feline friends. He even tries to play with his Chihuahua house-mate.

Armand is house-trained and thrives on routine. If you're late for dinner, he'll be sure to gently remind you! He's gentle when taking treats. Because of his shy personality, his foster has focused on giving him lots of praise to help boost his confidence and he has made tons of progress. He's currently learning some basic commands with her and she says he will make someone a wonderful companion and be very bonded to his person. Can you give him the loving forever home he wants so badly?

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

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

Freddie is a 7-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 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 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. We will post new photos and more information as we get to know Freddie better and he gets settled in a foster home.

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

Rodney

Sponsored By: Kelly Luker, Kalman Weinfeld, Manutech

Rodney is an 8-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua mix. Even after spending more than a month at a shelter, Rodney was still a happy-go-lucky dog when we met him. This little guy is so charming, the shelter staff fell in love with him. He doesn't get stressed out easily and is a very adaptable, handsome doggie.

He's great with new people and will happily let anyone pick him up to cuddle. From toddlers on up, Rodney is full of kisses and tail wags. He politely takes treats from your hand and is always relaxed and content when being handled. And toys? Oh boy, this fellow loves anything with stuffing. He's even been known to chase a tennis ball or two.

Rodney's up for the occasional walk, but he's in no hurry to get anywhere. Maybe that's because he's already where he wants to be - with you. When he needs to go outside for a potty break, he does a little dance and gives you lots of kisses to let you know. He responds well to basic commands and knows not to beg for food. His outside-the-home manners are impeccable, too. Rodney has passed the time with his foster at coffee shops and antique stores, charming everyone they met along the way.

He gets along with other dogs once the alpha has been established (whether that's Rodney or the other dog). He loves sleeping near you at night, and he hopes you forgive him for a little light snoring. It's what he does when he feels safe and loved.

Rodney is enrolled in the UnChained Program, which matches at-risk youth with shelter dogs who can benefit from training to make them more adoptable. Check out his video!

It appears that Rodney has a minor heart murmur and cataracts, neither of which impact his perky personality. Rodney came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services where someone dropped him off after finding him as a stray.

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

Meet Felix! This 9-year-old, 120 pound gentle giant is a Malamute/Newfoundland/Labrador mix. He's a big, jolly guy who does great with dogs of all sizes (he even tries to play with tiny dogs!) and is super friendly when he meets a stranger. He's a happy-go-lucky boy that is used to living and sleeping outdoors on a big piece of property. Felix would love to become your hiking companion!

Felix has been friendly and calm around the kids he has met but has never met any kitties. He's also never had any formal training and would probably do best with an adopter who is committed to doing an obedience class with him.

Felix's adopter will be rewarded with a massive, happy dog who is the talk of the town! He can't find to find his new best friend.

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

Pearl Heeler
 
Pearl Heeler

Sponsored By: The Near Family in memory of Sakura

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

If you're looking for an amazing, athletic sweetheart to be your new best friend - look no further! This is Pearl, an 8-year-old, 45 pound Queensland Heeler mix who is just a peach! Pearl is fabulous with other dogs of all sizes and really enjoys playing with her canine friends. Once the pack is done playing, she is happy to settle down and take a nap at your feet. She warmly greets all new people and is very "people-oriented." We're over the moon for this wonderful dog.

Someone is going to be incredibly lucky to have this "velcro" dog in their family. She adores her person, and is very clever. She'll be a quick learner if you want to teach her new tricks. She rides joyously in the car (although she can want to crawl in your lap and would do best secured in the back!). She'd be a great companion for a walk in the woods or a trip to the beach.

Pearl came to us from Monterey County Animal Services after being picked up as a stray. We will post more information about her as we get to know her better.

Justin Time
 
Justin Time

Sponsored By: Leslie Buck

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

Justin Time is a 7-year-old, 28 pound Cocker Spaniel mix. He was picked up as a stray in terrible condition and when the guardian was contacted they surrendered him to the shelter with a request to euthanize him. We know this sweet dog deserves a second chance to be healthy and happy.

Justin really is the most loving and forgiving dog. Despite the state he arrived in (see his "before" photo), he crawled into our laps and gave us kisses. He's great with other dogs and adores being handled. He's great with new people, too - eager to be put on a leash and happy to follow you around. He's excited for both treats and affection.

Typical of the Cocker Spaniel breed, Justin Time has specific eye and ear needs that were not met by his previous guardian. Because of his severe untreated eye issues, our vet had to remove both of his eyes. We are hoping this will alleviate any pain his infected eyes were causing him. Justin's new family will just need to be willing to give him some extra guidance! He does incredibly well as a blind dog, still gently chasing a tennis ball and following you around. He's both brave and resilient!

Justin Time came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter.

Chloe Schnauzer
 
Chloe Schnauzer

Sponsored By: Christine Denser

Chloe is sweet Schnauzer. She is a very lovable and loving dog. Chloe is good with other dogs and new people.

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 the family called an acquaintance who offered to take her and foster her for POMDR.

Unfortunately, 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 will be on her cancer treatment for several more months, but she is a happy, active gal!

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

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

Alder is one of the most gentle creatures you'll ever meet. This 14-year-old, 70 pound Plott Hound/Black Mouth Cur mix is such a wonderful dog - she's has a kind demeanor toward everyone around her from kids to cats. She's great with other dogs and even rides beautifully in the car. She is happy to slowly explore her surroundings, constantly sniffing, and when you call her (even if she just met you) she'll wander over to you to solicit a cuddle. We were all surprised to hear she was a "senior" dog, as everything about her makes you think she's a younger, calm canine.

Someone is going to be incredibly lucky to have Alder in their family. She's gentle, beautiful and lovable - Alder is a special dog!

Alder was surrendered to us because her guardian is homeless and knew she deserved a better life than he could currently offer her. We are happy to be able to find her the perfect forever family.

Coco is a 9-year-old, 14 pound Jack Russell Terrier who has been living with very little human interaction in her life recently. Despite this, she has an awesome, friendly personality! She gives tons of little kisses and appears to be an incredibly intelligent little lady - she would be perfect for agility or something where she can use her smarts! She's also house-trained and walks great on a leash. She also knows some basic commands.

Coco is great with dogs of all sizes and has already been adventures with her new pack. She can't wait to find a forever home where she can be your new best friend!

Prior to her guardian developing extremely severe allergies to her, she was an indoor dog. Since then she has been living as an outdoor-only dog and sleeping in a kennel outside. Her guardian can no longer keep her and has made the difficult decision to find her a new home.

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

Scooby Doo
 
Scooby Doo

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.

Scooby Doo is an 11-year-old, 28 pound Pug mix. He is a great dog who gets along beautifully with other dogs and cats. He can be a little shy when first meeting a new person, but warms up quickly and is a lovable dog. He's even been known to cuddle with children in his home so we think he'd make a good family dog with gentle kids. He is house-trained and crate trained. He was previously sleeping soundly in his crate at night.

Scooby Doo walks well on a leash and even knows some basic commands. He's a well-behaved boy. In his previous home, he was okay being left along while the guardian was away during the day.

Despite appearing to be a very healthy dog, his blood work at our vet clinic revealed that Scooby has diabetes. He needs to find someone who can manage his medical needs and diet.

Scooby Doo came to POMDR because his guardian became ill and could no longer care for him.

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

Leo the Lion
 
Leo the Lion

Sponsored By: Ginger and Foxy from their Moms Lorrie Grundy and Lucienne Allard, The Henney Hounds, Cadi, Raisin, Ryder and Deb

Leo is a 10-year-old, 55-pound Chow Chow who had to have both his eyes removed. He gets around amazingly well without sight.

Once he gets oriented to his surroundings and feels comfortable, Leo is the most mellow dog you could meet. He's happy to be loved on by anyone, and he gets along with cats and dogs of all sizes. Leo's not big on playing - his favorite activities including settling down for a nap or slowly exploring the backyard on his own. Though he can't see, he's actually pretty independent as along as his guardian looks out for him and helps him adjust to new environments. Leo is also hard of hearing but that doesn't effect his sweet personality.

He does well when left home alone and is your laid-back companion when you're around. Leo is house-trained and uses a doggie door. He's good on-leash and loves to sniff things on short, slow walks. We think Leo would really enjoy having a safe yard space to cruise around in during the day. He's also content to find you in the house and relax by your side. He adores being petted and is just an "easy-keeper" if you can accommodate his blindness. He's also very content waiting in the car for you, either while you're at the store or out to dinner (he's super patient!).

This very special boy is looking for an equally special adopter. Could that be you?

If you would like to meet Leo the Lion, fill out our online adoption application.

Lena Jo is a 1.5-year-old, 25 pound Queensland Heeler/Corgi mix. This little cutie loves everyone, including gentle children! She gets along great with other dogs of all sizes and is submissive in a very sweet way, bowing to other dogs she meets. Based on her personality, it's possible she would be okay with a kitty in the house but she's never met one. Lena Jo is deaf but it doesn't seem to effect her sweet, well-mannered demeanor.

Lena Jo is house-trained and knows basic commands through hand signals. At night, she loves cuddling with her person and she is currently both an indoor/outdoor dog who is fine being left home alone for a few hours.

Due to a death in the immediate family, Lena Jo's guardian lost her housing and could no longer care for her.

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

Trey

Sponsored By: Anonymous

Trey is a gentle 14-year-old Australian Shepherd who came to us with several other dogs after their guardian passed away. He has a sweet, very mellow disposition. He's calmly sniffs other dogs and gets along well with them (although he isn't interested in playing). He's calm and loving with new people and everyone who has met him has nothing but good things to say. He can often be found snuggling with the other dogs in his foster home, sharing a dog bed with one of them.

Trey came to us missing an eye and with an ear infection. Despite that, he's got a wonderful, resilient personality. Our vet found an anal sac mass after examining Trey, and because of a lung issue that conflicts with anesthesia, he is not a candidate to have it removed. He is going through treatments for the cancer which will hopefully shrink the mass. We are hopeful that he'll respond well and he may have several more months or years left to live the good life.

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

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

Chaka is a 12-year-old Chocolate Labrador that came to us with several other dogs after their guardian passed away. She is a typical wonderful Labrador who enjoys the company of everyone around her, dogs and people alike. She'll be your best friend in minutes and is a very loving girl. We believe she is house-trained and possibly crate-trained.

Chaka has a great personality and someone will be very lucky to have her as their new family member. We will post more photos and information about Chaka as we get to know her better and she gets settled in a foster home.

Gunner is a 12-year-old, 55 pound Black Labrador who came to us with several other dogs when their guardian passed away. He's truly a big lovable guy - within seconds you're his new best friend and he's leaning on your leg asking to cuddle. He's great with dogs of all sizes and has a great personality. He is enthusiastic about exploring his surroundings and he has no idea he's a "senior" dog. He's on the small side for a Lab and could probably stand to gain a few pounds.

Gunner immediately settled into his foster home and has proven to be a very adaptable, happy guy. He is house-trained and crate-trained - he even enjoys taking a nap in his crate. When the other dogs in the house are snoozing at your feet, he joins them without hesitation.

This wonderful dog just needs to find his new forever family! He came to us with several other Labradors from Monterey County Animal Services, where they were surrendered when their guardian passed away.

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

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

Koda is a 10-year-old Black Labrador who came to us with several other dogs after their guardian passed away. She has a typical, loving Labrador personality and is incredibly easy to get along with. She is great with other dogs and will make an excellent family dog.

Koda came to us from Monterey County Animal Services. We will post more photos and information about her as we get to know her better.

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

Terra is a beautiful 10-year-old, 75 pound Black Labrador who came to us with several other dogs after their guardian passed away. She has a typical Labrador personality - she's loving, extra friendly and gets along well with other dogs of all sizes. She's an all-around wonderful, people-oriented dog just looking for a forever family. She's still energetic and would love to be a companion for walks (although her enthusiasm causes her to pull a bit).

We will post more photos and information about Terra as we get to know her better and she gets settled in a foster home.

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

Cooper is a 9-year-old, 15 pound Poodle/Lhasa Apso mix. He's a sweet and lovable dog who excitedly greets new people (although he can be a smidgen bashful at first). Once he knows you, he's happily accepted scratches and following you around. Cooper is does well with dogs of all sizes, as long as he doesn't have a piece of food to protect. He's a total toy dog and enjoys chasing a tennis ball or stuffed animal! He's good at sharing his toys with other dogs, too. He is house-trained and rides well in a crate in the car.

Cooper is accustomed to waiting patiently at home while his guardians are out doing errands and he sleeps quietly on his dog bed at night. Cooper hangs out inside with his people during the day, going outside just to go potty. He is recovering from a torn ligament but has recovered enough that he now walks totally normally. He's got lots of enthusiasm when you put his harness on for a walk and does great on a leash. He'd be a wonderful walking buddy for someone who wants a companion who doesn't pull.

Cooper is coming to POMDR because his guardians are no longer able to care for him. We will post more information about Cooper when he gets settled into a foster home.

Smitty is a 10-year-old, 7 pound Poodle mix and he's just a sweet old guy. He was picked up as a stray by a good samaritan and was incredibly easy to handle. He does well with other dogs and was perfect for his temperament evaluation at the shelter. He's ready for his second chance at having a great life.

Smitty is great with other dogs of all sizes and has a totally charming personality. He greets everyone with a loving demeanor and will happily jump up on your knee to solicit some petting. Don't let that fluffy coat fool you - this little guy could use some good nutrition to gain a little weight!

After being examined by our vet, we discovered that sweet Smitty has a 5/6 grade heart murmur, but it doesn't seem to be bothering him at this time. He will be having an echocardiogram with a cardiologist on June 1st and then we will know more about the health status of the loving little guy.

Smitty came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray.

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

Sasha Bee
 
Sasha Bee

Sponsored By: Lina and Ashton-Marie

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

Sasha Bee is an 8-year-old, 9 pound Maltese. She is a loving and caring dog who is house-trained, crate-trained and walks great on a leash. She loves cuddling, playing and sitting with her person.

When Sasha Bee first meets a new dog, she can bark a bit but settles down once she gets to know them. She has the same response to kitties and it's possible she'd be okay in a home with a dog-savvy cat. She's both shy and playful, so when she meets a new person it takes her a minute to get comfy - once she does, she's very social. She also enjoys the company of gentle children.

Sasha Bee is a well-behaved girl when she's left at home. She even knows some basic commands. At night she sleeps either in a kennel or with her guardian. She's been a loved dog her whole life but unfortunately her guardian had to move into housing that does not allow pets.

Gertie Chi
 
Gertie Chi

Sponsored By: The Price-Naimoli Clan - devoted Gertie lovers!

Gertie is a 7-year-old, 17 pound Chihuahua mix. Gertie is a dearly loved little companion whose senior guardians are going into assisted living and will no longer be able to keep her. She is great with all other dogs and ignores the cats she has met. She can even be playful with the canine friend. When meeting new people she is super friendly and she has been described as a dog who adapts well to new situations.

Gertie would fit in with just about anyone, as she is fine being the only dog and also does well as a member of the pack. She is house-trained (especially when she has a regular schedule for potty breaks). People who meet her have nothing but good things to say. She is a little overweight and would do well with a guardian who can help her shed a few pounds.

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

Belle is a very sweet, people-oriented 12-year-old, 16 pound Terrier mix. More than anything, Belle loves cuddling with people. Even though she is mostly blind, she will lovingly lick the air until she makes contact with your chin (at which point she starts excitedly giving you kisses). She's pretty precious. Her vision is very impaired, meaning that meeting new dogs can really startle her. If they bump into her, or vice versa, she reacts in fear and starts a scuffle. For this reason, we think the happiest scenario for sweet Belle is one where she is the center of your attention and the only dog in the home.

Belle navigates her surroundings with caution but with surprising ease and enthusiasm! She enjoys investigating the yard and walks well on the leash. She's incredibly easy to handle and enjoys being picked up. Belle is excited to go for car rides but because of her vision impairment it's probably best she rides in a crate.

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

We will post more photos and information about Belle as we get to know her better and she gets some TLC in one of our foster homes.

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

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

Elsa is a 16-week-old Chihuahua mix puppy. She is a happy, sweet, playful little girl who will probably weigh less than 10 pounds as an adult. Elsa's perfect adopter will have the time and patience to raise a puppy and help socialize her with the big world. Because of her incredibly small size, she will not be adopted out to a home with small children. She has been in our loving foster care since she was four weeks old and is blossoming into a wonderful dog who gets along great with other dogs and cats.

Elsa's mother, Lucky, is also looking for her forever home through POMDR. Lucky had to have an emergency hysterectomy after giving birth to her puppies and was unable to nurse them. They are now old enough to find loving families!

Bear is a 4-year-old, 37 pound Poodle mix. He came to us when his homeless guardian, who was also suffering from medical issues, had to move to out of state and could not take Bear along. He's incredibly overweight and in need of some TLC.

Bear has the potential to be such a great little dog but because of his past experiences, he's a work in progress. He has some sensitivity to noises and can be skittish, but has the ability to settle down when the rest of his family is sitting down relaxing. Bear can be playful with the right pups and he's been friendly with some of the new people who have met him. He's a responsive dog who understands when you tell him to stop barking and will do well with a patient, confident leader who gives him lots of love and is willing to invest in training.

Bear is a loyal and protective dog. He is excellent at walking on leash and has already made progress in his foster home. He just needs to find someone committed to helping him become the best dog he can be! He wants to be a good boy, with your help.

Bear was able to peacefully co-exist with cats at some point in his life, but we think they might make him nervous. It's possible that he would be fine in a home with a dog-savvy kitty.

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

Emmet

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Ava Cabelera

Emmet is a 6-year-old, 25-pound Cocker Spaniel mix. He's an easygoing fellow who walks well on a leash, takes baths without fussing, and enjoys going on car rides. Emmet is house-trained and prefers to do his business on walks rather than in the yard. If you encounter a stranger or an unknown dog or cat, he may pull on the leash a bit. If this happens in front of your home, he may also be a little vocal, just because he thinks you need some protection.

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

When we met Emmet, he was suffering from untreated skin allergies. We believe he may have just been dealing with unaddressed food allergies, and he has been healing wonderfully with some TLC and special food from his foster home. He's not a needy dog or an attention hog, but he does appreciate being near you and will often plop down at your feet.

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

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

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.

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.

Frannie is a 12-year-old, 7-pound Shih Tzu mix. Though small, she isn't your typical lap dog. This independent lady likes to be on her feet, exploring her space and doing her own thing. Scratches are always welcome, of course. So are treats. Although she's missing some of the lower portion of her jaw due to an old fracture and years of neglected dental issues, it doesn't affect her appetite or ability to eat. It does result in her little tongue hanging out, but that's pretty endearing.

It takes her extra time to eat her meals, so she appreciates being apart from other dogs who might want to help her finish her food. The rest of the time, she loves having doggie company. Frannie goes from laid-back and quiet to full of energy, depending on the environment. When around a younger dog, she's quick to play. When left home alone, she spends her time napping. At night, she's comfortable using a doggie door or pad on the floor to do her business.

Frannie loves walks and waits patiently while you put her harness on. She rides well in the car, happy to curl up or watch the scenery out the window. She readily greets all new people and, if she really likes you, flops on her back asking for belly rubs. She's charismatic, funny, friendly, and a fast learner. At the recent Good Old Days event, Frannie was the star of the show. She pranced around for three hours straight and posed for many selfies. She even walked well in the crowd and let babies in strollers pet her.

Frannie came to us from the Santa Cruz Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray.

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

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

Simba is an 12-year-old, 9-pound Shih Tzu. We aren't sure where he was before ending up in a shelter as a stray, but he arrived with good manners and a great attitude. The shelter staff fell in love with him immediately and knew he needed a second chance at having a family. That's where you come in!

One look at Simba's happy little face, and we're sure you'll fall in love with him too. He's a wiggly fellow with plenty of energy for walks and adventures by your side. He walks obediently on a leash and is eager, yet polite, when meeting dogs in the neighborhood. When meeting people, he waits patiently to be petted and doesn't bark or jump.

Though he's far from being a puppy, he isn't ready for retirement and still has a lot of zest for life. He's easy to handle, whether relaxing at home or going for a ride in the car. At home on his own, he's well-behaved and quiet. He will probably need a refresher course in house training when he gets into his new home, but he catches on quickly. For a little bit of time and patience, you're going to be rewarded with a spunky, loving best friend.

Simba came to us from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray.

Meagan
 
Meagan

Sponsored By: Roxi Camp(Bell)

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. Megan 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 Megan, 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.

Buttercup is a 7-pound, 9-year-old Chihuahua mix. She can be shy at first but responds beautifully to patient, loving handling and quickly makes friends with people and other dogs. This little sweetie wants nothing more than to find someone to trust and love. Once she's comfortable with you, she's your loyal, quiet little shadow, happy to follow you around the house or go for a ride in the car. And snuggle! Buttercup lives for cuddling.

Sunbathing is another of Buttercup's favorite pastimes, and she would love to lie on your patio, soaking up the sunshine. She is great on walks and has a low-to-moderate energy level. Buttercup is good with other dogs but isn't much for playing, she's more keen on relaxing. Her foster family puts her in a kennel when they leave home just to make sure their big dog doesn't accidentally step on her. The crate isn't otherwise necessary because Buttercup is house-trained as long as she has the ability to go outside a few times a day.

Buttercup came to us with adorable snaggle teeth, but her mouth was in terrible shape. Our vet had to pull all of her teeth, but the only impact is she needs to eat soft food from now on. Buttercup was picked up as a stray by San Jose Animal Care.

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

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

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.

Our veterinarian discovered that BB King has a severe heart murmur and a cough that may be related to it. He has responded well to medication to manage these issues and is feeling much better. 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 how 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.

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 hear murmur that isn't causing her any problems. She also has some 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.

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.

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.

Shorty and Patches
 
Shorty and Patches

Sponsored By: Linda, Twiggy and Zelda Lavoie

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 both 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, they quickly settle down and wait 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.

Falcon
 
Falcon

Sponsored By: Manutech

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.

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 out, 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!), or 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!

Billy 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. Billy 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.

Billy 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 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 has a heart murmur, but it doesn't seem to affect his fabulous personality. The vet says he has an enlarged heart, which is making it slightly more difficult for him to breathe. He's on medication that's helping to manage this condition.

Captain Blue came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Captain Blue, 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. In fact, he's just an all-around great little doggie who loves to play.

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.

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

Stephanie is a 5-year-old, 21 pound Poodle/Shih Tzu mix. Stephanie is incredibly sweet and jumps for joy when meeting new people. She even enjoys the company of gentle children. She's the total package - she's house-trained, crate-trained and walks well on a leash. This smart little cookie even knows some basic commands.

Stephanie is great with other dogs. While on walks, she ignores the kitties she sees so it's possible that with a proper introduction she would be fine with a cat in the household. She sleeps soundly in a crate at night but loves cuddling with her person, too. Stephanie is also good when left home alone while you're doing errands. Riding in the car isn't Stephanie's favorite thing because she tends to get car sick. Once she's out of the vehicle though she perks up and is happy to have arrived at her destination.

Stephanie was surrendered to us because her guardian had to move and could not take her dogs with her. She is coming into the program with Cha Cha and Penny and as much as we'd like to adopt them out together, we believe they will do fine finding forever homes separately.

Dahlia is a 10-year-old, 12-pound adorable Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix. Dahlia just wants to be everyone's best friend! She adores being around her person and is happy to curl up in a loving lap. In the most precious way possible, she greets new people by prancing around in shy little circles, wagging her tail but overcome with curiosity about you. Once she meets you, she can't stop giving you little kisses! This dog is all wags and smiles.

Dahlia walks beautifully on the leash and would be the perfect companion for someone who likes to walk (or even jog!). She doesn't pull or cross in front of you while you're walking, she tends to just stroll by your side, matching your pace. She can be shy when she meets new dogs but has a friendly demeanor and would probably love another dog to play with in her forever family.

Dahlia is both house-trained and crate-trained. When left home alone, she has free range of the house and is a very good girl. She'll get excited when you return, but if you tell her to go lie on her bed she will and wait for your signal that you're ready for her to come back to you. She has learned to "sit" at her foster home, is eager to please and responds well to the word "no." She is also a quiet dog - her foster mama has only heard her bark twice! She's a happy passenger for rides in the car and would love to be your little sidekick.

Dahlia is just a sweet girl who watches you all the time with an expression that says, "please love me." She will make an amazing addition to a family where she can give you all of her love. We even think she would do well in a household with gentle children.

Dahlia is currently enrolled in the UnChained Program which matches at risk youth with shelter dogs who can benefit from training to help make them more adoptable. She is already an awesome dog and will be even smarter when she's done!

Dahlia came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

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

Camilla
 
Camilla

Sponsored By: Pamela Dovala

Camilla is a 12-year-old, 12-pound Chihuahua/Terrier mix. She's guaranteed to steal your heart. From her super cute under-bite to her fabulous personality, this girl is a keeper. Camilla loves the people she knows and those she's meeting for the first time. She greets each person who crosses her path with bright eyes, wiggles, and lots of kisses.

She's easy to handle and likes being picked up. She's does well socializing with other dogs but can feel a little possessive over her person when in the home. Her foster home includes lots of other dogs and we think she would be happier having to share your attention with fewer dog-siblings (maybe even as your one-and-only sweetheart!). It is possible she'd be fine with a kitty in her household.

Camilla walks well on leash and enjoys romping around the backyard, though sometimes her old knees slow her down a bit. Car trips can be fun once she realizes you're just out for a ride.

Camilla knows how to use a doggie door and is about 90% house-trained when she has access to one. Considering house-training is a new thing for her, she's proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks. She rarely ever barks - only when there's a stranger at the door and only until you let her know everything is okay. The perfect lap dog, Camilla is happiest being next to you. She'd love to be your one and only, but she's willing to share you with other dogs.

She has a skin condition that requires regular baths with medicated shampoo. She could also stand to put on a few pounds. Camilla came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray.

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

Molly Pom
 
Molly Pom

Sponsored By: Shannon Bishop, The Willaman Family

Molly is a 12-year-old, 12 pound Pomeranian mix. She's quite the social butterfly and makes friends with people and dogs wherever she goes. She even tolerates cats! Molly may be considered a senior in chronological age, but she has the zest and energy of a pup half her age. She loves going for walks, riding in the car and hanging out on the couch to enjoy a good belly rub. She's house-trained, is perfectly fine left in the house when you're gone and is thrilled to see you when you come home. What's not to love about her? She's pure Pom perfection (and she kinda looks like a little bear cub, don't you think?)

Molly is currently enrolled in the UnChained Program which matches at risk youth with shelter dogs who can benefit from training to help make them more adoptable.

Molly came to us from a shelter in San Luis Obispo and is excited to find a loving home through POMDR.

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

Lulu Chi Corgi
 
Lulu Chi Corgi

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Lulu is a 9-year-old, 11-pound Chihuahua/Corgi mix. She's about as sweet as they come! Lulu settles in quickly to new environments and bonds with anyone who will give her some love. This little lady likes going for walks and does great on the leash - she's the perfect buddy for strolls around your neighborhood. Her favorite activity, however, is sleeping on her back in her bed or on a pillow. Can you handle that much cuteness in your life?!

Lulu is well-behaved and doesn't beg for food or attention. She barks at appropriate noises outside but quiets down quickly and is not a yappy dog. She's about as low maintenance as they come while still being very interactive and alert. Lulu's gorgeous coat is super soft and she enjoys being brushed. Handling this dog is just very easy and we think she will fit beautifully in to any calm household.

Riding in the car can make Lulu a bit nervous and she would probably do best in a home where she isn't expected to be a daily companion for car rides. She can do it, but she gets shaky and it's just not very fun for her. She's much better at being cuddled than being a passenger.

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

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

Cowboy Shih Tzu
 
Cowboy Shih Tzu

Sponsored By: Drew Spears in honor of Ming and Gizmo

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.

Cowboy is a true lap dog! This 5-year-old, 14-pound Shih Tzu is sweet, cute and likes people. He doesn't mind sitting in a lap while at the park, enjoying both the company and the vantage point. When you call him, he comes straight over to you looking for some affection. He has a medium energy level and won't need long walks but he does great on a leash and is a good friend to take along for a stroll.

At the dog park, he'll sniff the other pups and explores the surroundings but doesn't join the races. He would do best with adopters who are willing to let him slowly acclimate to his new surroundings - if you move too quickly he can get nervous. He would even be fine as an only dog since enjoys not having to share your affection!

Cowboy has a soft bark, which he really only uses when him and the other dogs at his foster home are letting you know there are pedestrians outside. He's an independent fellow who doesn't need you to entertain him - he's quite happy taking a nap or commandeering a nearby chair. He's an "easy keeper."

Cowboy came to us with bad skin and missing fur due to flea allergy dermatitis. With proper vet care and an improved diet, his coat has improved considerably and his luxurious fur is growing back!

Cowboy came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter where he was surrendered by his guardians when they could not afford to take care of him.

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

Scotty
 
Scotty

Sponsored By: Alex K. and Jessica R. in memory of their rescue dogs, Nani and David

Scotty is a 1-year-old, 12-pound Yorkiepoo. This fun lovin', adorable pup is just looking for someone who wants to throw his toys for him and then cuddle up for a nap. He is great when meeting new people and is incredibly friendly and loving. He likes being held, but just for a short while, then he's parading around again. Scotty loves to play with stuffed toys! They're his favorite.

Scotty gets along beautifully with other dogs and would love the company of a dog who wants to play with him. He came from a family with lots of kids around and does great with children of all ages (but he particularly likes giving kisses to babies). He can be too playful with kitties, but he doesn't have poor intentions and generally won't chase them.

Scotty is house-trained and walks well on a leash if he's in a harness. When he sees other dogs and people along the way, he pulls a little in his excitement to make a new friend. Going for car rides is fun, too, especially if he can occasionally sit on the driver's lap. He will sleep on his dog bed, but isn't opposed to sneaking under your covers and cuddling with you.

Scotty suffers from severe environmental and food allergies. He needs to be on prescription dog food and have medicated baths to alleviate his itchy skin. He also gets weekly allergy injections. With the proper food and care, Scotty's coat now looks much healthier than when he originally came to us! He needs an adopter who is able to continue his medical treatment and management of his allergies.

Scotty was surrendered to POMDR by his guardian who felt she was unable to care for his special medical needs.

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

Kringle
 
Kringle

Sponsored By: Charlie Wertheimer

Kringle, also known as "Jack", is a 7-year-old, 10-pound Pomeranian mix. Kringle is such a lovely little dog. He gets along well with dogs of all sizes and has good canine social skills. He's even a little playful at times. With people, he's even more lovable! He adores your affection and will politely ask to come up into your lap with his furry little paws up on your knee. As I type this new bit information about him, Kringle is snoozing in my lap (quietly snoring, I might add) and he's just a lover.

Kringle has been diagnosed with a 4/6 grade heart murmur. While this isn't changing his personality now (he's still such a wonderful dog), he's looking for an adopter who can help him manage this with some daily medications and doesn't mind that Kringle can't do stairs or long walks. Short walks are actually good for him and he enjoys them. Kringle is hoping that someone can still see him as a valued companion and accept all the love he has to give.

Kringle is going to make a fabulous addition to a family wanting a quiet cuddle bug. Riding in the car is one of his favorite activities - he prefers to be outside of the crate during the ride so he can enjoy the view. He came to POMDR from San Jose Animal Services after being picked up as a stray and was adopted by a loving person. Sadly, she passed away unexpectedly a few months after adopting him and he's now back in search of his forever home.

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

Bosley

Sponsored By: Lisa T.

Bosley is an 11-year-old, 14-pound Havanese/Poodle mix. When the leash comes out, the full-body wiggles start. Bosley loves going on his daily walk more than anything in life - there's just so much to sniff! And so many other dogs to politely greet! And so many people to be shy but friendly to!

At home, Bosley is a mellow guy who likes to spend his time exploring the backyard, hanging out with another laid back dog, or following you around the house. He's not a big cuddler by day, but at night he snuggles right next to you in bed. Fully house-trained, Bosley sleeps through until morning without needing to go potty. He knows basic commands and is respectful of cats, giving them a wide berth.

Bosley is pretty quiet - except when the leash comes out and he can't help but squeal in his excitement. Sometimes if another dog is barking he'll join in to be part of the action. We're not sure why, but loud noises scare him. If startled, he runs right to you, shaking and looking for comfort. He's such a sweetheart, it's a joy to make him feel safe and secure. He's a loyal dog who really falls in love with his person. And he's in great shape for a man of 11 years. Bosley has a lot of love left to give.

Bosley is a good, sweet boy whose guardian recently passed away. Her family members can no longer care for Bosley and he's now in search of his forever home.

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

Charity
 
Charity

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Charity is an 8-year old, 4-pound Chihuahua. She's a lot of love in a tiny package. Charity does well on the leash and is shy but friendly to the people she meets. She loves to be held by anyone but isn't needy about it. In fact, she's pretty independent for such a small dog. She's happy to go potty outside on her own, and if another animal gets too close to her food dish, she'll let them know to back off with a little growl. Don't let that bit of noise fool you, though. Charity gets along great with her pack.

She's currently living with a number of other small dogs and cats, and she's happy to spend the night sleeping in a dog bed next to them. You won't hear a peep out of her from bedtime until morning as long as she has a puppy pad at her disposal - her tiny bladder can't make it all night. Oh, and like many dogs she would appreciate sleeping with you if there's a storm raging outside.

Charity is well-behaved while you're gone and offers full-body wiggles and big smiles when you get home. She has a playful streak that tends to come out shortly before bedtime. The rest of the day, she's happy to cuddle up on your lap or relax in her doggie bed. She's just a sweet, loving dog with a wonderful disposition and delicate presence.

When Charity first came to us, she was malnourished and suffering from hair loss. Thanks to the loving care of her vet and foster family, Charity has almost doubled in size and doing great!

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

Callie
 
Callie

Sponsored By: Couch Rescue Doggies

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 was part of a family before ending up at the shelter. She was brought in as a stray but her previous guardian did not want 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.

Mickey
 
Mickey

Sponsored By: Prisila and Richard Johnson

Mickey is an 11-year-old, 7-pound Chihuahua/Terrier mix. A precious little gal, she'll steal your heart with her quiet charm and sweet eyes that ask you to love her. Mickey is a bit shy when meeting new people, but she's always happy to be picked up and cuddled. She enjoys walks and is good on the leash. But be prepared to amble - Miss Mickey's tiny legs keep her from setting any speed records. If walks aren't your thing, no problem. Mickey is just fine going outside to go potty and coming right back in the house to be with you again.

She's both house-trained and potty pad-trained, so you don't have to worry about accidents. When she needs to go out, she walks to the door and makes a little noise to let you know she's ready. Mickey also knows some basic commands and is a good girl when you leave her alone, usually hopping into bed for a nap to patiently wait for your return. She's a lot of love packed into a tiny, well-behaved package.

Mickey gets along with other dogs her size, although she's not interested in playing. Cats are a little overwhelming for her, as is a loud household. In general, Mickey is very mellow with a low energy level, and she appreciates a similar environment.

Mickey's guardian became severely allergic to her and had to make the difficult decision to re-home her. She has been a loved companion her whole life and will be grateful to find another family to call her own.

If you would like to meet Mickey, 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.

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 currently enrolled in the UnChained program, which matches at risk youth with shelter dogs who can benefit from training to help make them more adoptable. So far Scooter has learned a lot - 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... 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 has allergies that are still being determined and recently had two tumors removed during a dental procedure. Though we're waiting on the results, Scooter isn't worried. He just wants to know when you're coming to get him.

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.

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 with 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 to 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 one time 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 I. 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 found out they had found her. She was taken to the Watsonville shelter but no one reclaimed her so she is now with POMDR.

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

Pepper Terrier
 
Pepper Terrier

Sponsored By: Mary Bock

Pepper, also known as Piper, is a 6-year-old, 14-pound Manchester Terrier mix. Pepper is a sweet 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.

She is a little shy at first but quickly warms ups to people, especially when treats are involved. Pepper also gets along great with the 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 likes to ride in the car and is always up for an adventure - her foster family takes her to the beach and on hikes. She doesn't seem to have the prey drive that some terriers have, and she has not reacted to the cats in the neighborhood.

Pepper was clearly a well-loved member of a family. Who knows why such a sweet pup ended up at the shelter. Piper 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.

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 as a stray and has 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, in spite of having weakness in one of her legs (see below). She reacts well to newcomers, eager to greet both people and dogs. She will check them out, then moves 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 the get too rambunctious. Olivia has a medium energy level and does not bark much, except the usual when we get home or the doorbell rings. 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. She stills needs some help with her bathroom habits, occasionally having accidents. With a little work and attention, she should do well since she is both treat-motivated and crate-trained.

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. She has been diagnosed with a unique bone condition common in humans, called osteopenia, which is the result of years of poor nutrition combined with bearing several litters of puppies. In order to support her puppies, Olivia's little body leached the minerals from her bones. We are happy to be able to offer Olivia the healthy diet she needs and deserves now, and is going to undergo treatment that should be able to improve her condition.

Olivia came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Shelter.

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

Princess II
 
Princess II

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

Princess is an 8-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua mix. She can be a little shy when first meeting someone, but she warms up quickly and happily accepts petting and cuddles. Princess enjoys human company and is good with both adults and kids. She is friendly with other dogs and knows how to be polite when making new canine friends, although she's not very playful. She gets along well with cats and has lived with several in the past.

She loves her daily walks. When you get her harness out, she's ready to go-go-go. And she's got great endurance, regularly going for 45-minutes walks with plenty of pep in her step. Princess likes to entertain herself with a soft squeaky toy, and she'll entertain you when it's dinner time. She loves to eat and is vocal about it.

Princess is house-trained, and she behaves when left home alone. When you're together, she loves to cuddle right next to you. You can tell this girl was well loved by her guardian, who recently passed, and she's ready to find her new loving family.

Princess came to POMDR after she was taken in by a family member who already has several other pets and was unable to care for Princess permanently.

Dixie

Sponsored By: Manutech Mfg., Duke Bartholomew

Dixie is a 23 pound, 11-year-old cuddly Cockapoo. She is a peppy little senior gal that loves attention and really thrives on human contact. She is on the timid side when meeting new people; she takes her time and then slowly warms up to them. Dixie's sight is impaired which may explain her timidity.

Dixie 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. She whines a little when separated from her foster, but quiets down eventually.

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

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

She also has low thyroid and is on a thyroid 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.

Tiny Jonathan
 
Tiny Jonathan

Sponsored By: Sharilyn Cabelera

Tiny Jonathan is a 6 pound, 7-year-old Chihuahua. He does great when meeting dogs, politely sniffing. He has been around both large and small dogs without a problem. He may try to chase a cat, but can also sit calmly next to a kitty. He can definitely be trained to live with the right cat. He walks nicely on a leash and can walk for at least a half hour at a time. He is house-trained.

He loves to be held, cuddled, and have 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 likes playing gently with small plush dog toys. He likes to sit in the sunshine and watch what is going on around him. He enjoys riding in the car.

Tiny is on a bland diet and medication for a sensitive stomach, but does well with the right food and meds.

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

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

Yoda Chi/Greyhound
 
Yoda Chi/Greyhound

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck, Mary Greely

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

Yoda is an 8-year-old, 11-pound Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua mix. He has a very sweet temperament and is easy to get along with. He'll go out of his way to get your attention and affection - cuddling on the couch is one of his favorite activities. He also enjoys going for walks, and, though he's no spring chicken, he still has a lot of pep in his step. Occasionally, he's even up for a short run if you are.

He's a very friendly, housetrained guy who gets along well with other dogs and cats, but he most enjoys just being with his person. When you leave, he might whine a bit but quickly settles down and patiently waits for your return. If you take him with you, he's a good traveling companion in your car. Ultimately, Yoda would make someone a great lap dog.

Yoda was found under a bridge in Salinas and went to the Salinas shelter as a stray before coming to POMDR.

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 likes to run and play with other dogs his size. Barney gets along famously with his foster brother and sister, Mortis and Layla, and they have great fun hanging out together. Sometimes he gets overly excited around small dogs and cats, but he's generally a gentleman. 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 a whole year and is happy and healthy so far.

Barney is currently enrolled in 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.

Stewart

Sponsored By: John Click, in honor of Joe Buck

Stewart is a 10 pound, 11-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. He walks very well on a leash, 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 currently enrolled in 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.

Bogie

Sponsored By: Susan Creveling

Bogie is an Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix weighing 11 pounds. The vet estimates him to be 5 years old even though his face "looks older". He's an active, friendly guy with a great smile. He is great with all people, including children.

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

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

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

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

Dundee
 
Dundee

Sponsored By: Jasper, Grady & Jem

Dundee is a 15 pound, 16-year-old toy Australian Shepherd mix. He is a happy, friendly, mellow dog who gets along great with people and other dogs. He is a snuggler who loves affection from everyone. He spends much of his time sleeping, preferably on a comfy bed near you. He enjoys going for slow walks where he can sniff and sniff, but he doesn't need a long walk.

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

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

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

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

Chester

Sponsored By: Teddy, Itsey & Minnie

Chester is an 8 pound, 14-year-old Chihuahua mix. He likes going for walks and gets very attached to his caretaker. He loves to sit on his person's lap or to cuddle up in a nearby dog bed. He can be overly protective around some people and some dogs, however, and needs a person who will provide leadership.

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

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

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

Hannah Boxer
 
Hannah Boxer

Sponsored By: Betty and Ariel

Hannah is an 88 pound, 13-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. She has a lovely temperament - very gentle and sweet with people. She will give one bark and respond excitedly once greeted. She loves kids and can easily be walked by one. And what a great old dog face!

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

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

She is a little nervous about other dogs. She might prefer to live in a home where she's the only dog although she is being fostered in a home with two other dogs. She does chase cats.

Hannah has had several mast cell tumors removed and has several smaller ones that may need to be removed in the future. These tumors will most likely be an ongoing issue for her for the rest of her life.

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

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

Princess
 
Princess

Sponsored By: Ann Rose

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

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

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

Princess was adopted in 2011 from POMDR, but one of her guardians passed away and the surviving spouse went to assisted living. Princess has been back with POMDR looking for her forever home since 2013.

If you would like to meet Princess, 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.