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

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 718-9122
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Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
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Adoptable Dogs

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

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.


Heidi is a 10-year-old, 45 pound Labrador/Hound mix. She is a sweet, mellow girl who is friendly and enjoys meeting new people and dogs. She seems interested in chasing cats and would do better in a home without them.

We know that she has lived with other dogs before, as she was abandoned by her previous owner at a boarding facility in New Mexico with two other dogs. They have been placed with rescues and now Heidi is looking for her forever home!

We will post more information about Heidi as she gets comfortable in her foster home and we get to know her better.

If you would like to meet Heidi, 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.

Tinkerbell is a 10-year-old, 14 pound Pomeranian. She is a happy little girl with lots of energy. Tinkerbell gets along great with other dogs and is always friendly when meeting new people. We expect she will make someone an excellent lap dog!

We will post more information about Tinkerbell as we get to know her.

She came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being picked up as a stray. She did have a microchip, and her guardians were contacted, but chose not to reclaim her.

Farrah is a 16 pound, 8-year-old Lhasa Apso mix. She is a little timid with strangers, but wants to interact. Once she establishes trust with a person, she blossoms. She projects good, content energy. Farrah is good with other dogs. We are still getting to know Farrah. We will post more personality info soon.

Farrah came to POMDR from a local shelter.

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

Momma

Sponsored By: Alison Smith, Tammy Hilbrich

Momma is a 43 pound, 15-year-old Chow. She is excellent with people and other dogs. She is a sweet old gal who would love to find her forever home so she can settle down in her golden years. We are still getting to know Momma and will post more information about her personality soon.

Momma came to us from the Los Banos animal shelter after being surrendered with a bunch of small dogs because the guardian was moving.

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

Old Red

Sponsored By: Santa Cruz Bullies & Buddies

Old Red is a 46 pound, 10-year-old Pit Bull mix. She is a calm and attentive girl who loves being petted and leans into it. She is very affectionate with everyone she meets.

We are still getting to know Old Red, so more personality information will be posted soon.

Old Red came to POMDR after being hit by a car. She had a dislocated hip, which has been repaired.

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

Dobie is a 21 pound, 10-year-old Manchester Terrier. This beautiful boy is good with other dogs and children, and loves to be petted. Don't know about cats. He is active and really enjoys his walks. He is house trained, but recently had been living outdoors most of the time. Dobie is just a happy guy.

Dobie came to POMDR after being surrendered to a local shelter. His guardians had moved to a new city, and his companion, dug under the fence and was never seen again. Dobie was so distraught that he howled and howled. They could not console him so they surrendered him to the shelter. Dobie lived outdoors his whole life, but would love to be an indoor, cherished dog.

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

Cheisty
 
Cheisty

Sponsored By: Barbara Reitz

Cheisty is a 75 pound, 10-year-old white Labrador Retriever. He is excellent with people, dogs and cats. He is an absolute sweetheart of a dog. A real gem!

Cheisty was surrendered to Santa Cruz Animal Services because his guardian had Alzheimer's disease and could no longer care for him. Unfortunately, he tested positive for heartworm. He is undergoing his heartworm treatment now and should make a full recovery.

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

Frosty is a 10 pound, 8-year-old Miniature Poodle mix. He has a sweet, gentle personality and his foster mom has never heard him bark. He is initially curious but very shy with new people. After a few days with a loving new person, he will be power-snuggling in their lap.

Frosty is great with other dogs. At his foster home he was part of the pack from day one, and he sleeps in a crate with three dog buddies. He pays no attention to the cats. He is house trained and he does fine in a car, happy to sleep the ride away.

Frosty's foster mom says: "What is not to love about this sweet little boy. Frosty is a complete lap dog. He will sit in your lap, fall asleep and melt into you. He is gentle, kind, hesitant. He likes to be close. He LOVES belly rubs. If somebody wants a someone to love, and wants that someone to completely and utterly love them back, this is your guy."

Frosty came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services. He had been hit by a car and was taken to the shelter as a stray. He had a fractured pelvis and other injuries, and was very dirty. He may have been on his own for a while between the accident and being taken to the shelter. He is recovering well from his injuries.

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

Jack is a 74 pound, 12-year-old black and merle Aussie mix. He is house trained, knows basic commands, and walks well on leash. He is good with other dogs, cats and children. Levi is a 95 pound, 13-year-old Shepherd/Catahoula mix. He is also great with dogs, cats, and children.

Jack and Levi are very bonded with each other. We hope to place them in a home together.

Jack and Levi's guardian passed away several months ago. A friend took them in, but had to surrender them to POMDR when he lost his housing.

If you would like to meet Jack and Levi, fill out our online adoption application.

Lucy is a 55 pound, 7 year old, spayed female Sussex Spaniel Mix. She has great joy for life, and has lots of love to share. She enjoys walks, and adventures, and would thrive with regular exercise. She is very smart, and learns new things easily — ask her to show off her tricks for you. Lucy is both house trained and crate trained, has good manners, and walks well on a leash.

She sometimes is excited when she sees other dogs, so may do best in an only dog household, or with a savvy caretaker if there are other animals in the house.

Lucy came to us when her senior guardian had to move to assisted living.

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

Charlie White Terrier is a 5 year old, 10 pound Maltese/Terrier mix. He is good with other dogs and children who treat him gently as he is on the shy side.

Charlie is house trained and does great when left alone at home - doesn't chew on the furniture and he doesn't bark or whine. He is calm and sweet to every person he has met. He has never shown any signs of aggression. He does like walks and he's great on a leash. The walks are short and usually only a few laps around the block for about 15-20 minutes.

Charlie came from a family who could not care for him.

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

Porky is a 10 pound, 10-year-old Yorkie/Pomeranian mix. He is a happy, friendly little dog who is immediately affiliative and solicits petting and belly rubs. He will get in your lap for a quick cuddle and to give kisses and then he is off exploring. He is a terrific little dude who is easy to handle and rarely barks.

Porky gets along with other dogs and cats. He likes to be brushed and to take walks so he can smell everything! He will do best in a home without too many steps/stairs for his little legs to negotiate. More photos and personality info will be coming once we get to know him better.

Porky came to us from San Jose Animal Services after coming in as a stray.

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

Goldie
 
Goldie

Sponsored By: Breana Bartholomew

Goldie, a 22 pound, 10-year-old Cocker Spaniel. She is a sweet, calm girl who loves the outdoors and human attention. She is a gentle soul who still possesses curiosity and energy. She is fine with other dogs.

Goldie came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services. She was found tied to their gate. She had a large mass on her leg so they contacted POMDR to help her. The mass turned out to be cancerous and painful so she had to have her front leg amputated. She is recovering well from her surgery.

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

Ruthie is a 10 pound, 8-year-old blind Lhasa Apso mix with crazy-cute ears and a super sweet personality. She is great with dogs, cats, and people. Ruthie will give you kisses and enjoys attention, but she will also explore as if she doesn’t know that she 's blind. She will follow the sound of your voice. Staff at the treating vet clinic described her as "a fantastic girl, a little love".

Her foster reports that "Ruthie has no behavioral issues or undesirable habits. She has yet to make a sound even when exposed to strangers and other dogs. No accidents in the house or destructive behavior when left alone for two hours. She prefers to lay on the floor or my purse and sometimes her blanket. Her bed she ignores."

Ruthie came to POMDR from the Hollister Animal Shelter where she arrived in deplorable condition. She was severely infected with fleas and filth and had a very bad skin infection. She was suffering from years of untreated glaucoma and dry eye. After being evaluated by an ophthalmologist to see if her eyes could be saved, it was recommended that her eyes were painful and damaged beyond repair and she would be most comfortable with both eyes removed.

Ruthie is now rid of the fleas, her skin is healing well, and she has healed up from her eye removal surgery. All she still needs is a safe home and someone to love her. Staff at the vet clinic describe her as "a fantastic little girl, a little love!"

If you would like to meet Ruthie, 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.

Sharmayne is a 55 pound, 8½-year-old Standard Poodle. She is great with people and other dogs. She is OK with cats, but may need to be reminded not to chase them. She is a well trained, well behaved beauty.

Sharmayne came to POMDR after her guardian went to assisted living and could no longer care for her.

Corky is a 23 pound, 15-year-old Corgi/Basenji mix. He is a friendly and healthy dog, who needs to lose about three pounds. He likes attention and allows handling by strangers. He walks nicely on leash, doesn't bark, uses a doggy door, gives gentle greetings to other dogs, and is a calm guy. Corky has lived with a cat harmoniously.

Corky loves to take short walks and is very easy going although he is afraid of loud noises and loud voices, and may hide if he gets scared. He has lost some of his hearing, but hey, he's an old guy!

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

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

Kelly is a 56 pound, 7-year-old German Shepherd Dog mix. His hearing and his vision are both somewhat compromised. Kelly is happy to just be around people. He will sit and offer you his paw, expecting you to hold it for him, or he will come over and nuzzle your hand until you pet him. Anytime you are around, he will stay mostly within sight, with some wandering about. He will periodically come over and ask for some attention and love. He is not a high-energy boy, but he still has some pep in his step.

Kelly enjoys being around other dogs, and meets them in a relaxed way. He wants to play with some dogs, whereas others he just greets and then he moves on. He is interested in cats enough that he should probably be in a home without cats.

Kelly loves chewing plush toys to bits very quickly, and has shown similar interest in at least one pillow. He'll chew real bones and nylabones too, which takes longer.

His foster dad says: "He doesn't care who you are, what you're doing, he says he loves you. What I see as the perfect fit is, someone who doesn't care too much about their stuff, probably has other dogs but not cats, and who is home a lot to go do hikes and other outdoors things. He really enjoys being outside, but not without his persons. In this way, I'd say he's a very American Pioneer dog, he's tough, compassionate, and likes to get dirty and go smell the roses."

Kelly came to POMDR from Monterey County Animal Services where he was picked up as a stray in Soledad.

If you would like to meet Kelly, 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.

Dorothy is a 6 pound, 11-year-old Terrier/Long haired Chihuahua mix. She is a lively girl whose tail is always wagging. She's good when walking on leash and polite with other dogs. Staff say "whoever has this dog for a day is going to want to adopt her. She has the best personality!"

Dorothy is playful and loves to chase squeaky toys. In spite of being a senior dog, she is spry and energetic. She will do fine in a variety of home environments and will bond tightly with her adopters.

Dorothy came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services.

Hannah Chihuahua
 
Hannah Chihuahua

Sponsored By: Sharilyn Cabelera

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.

Hannah is a 4 pound, 10-year-old Chihuahua. She is a delicate little girl with bad knees so would do best in a home where she doesn't have to maneuver stairs. She is a total love with people she knows, but is shy with new people. She is being fostered with a 5 year old child and adores her. She loves to go on walks, as long as most of the time she is in your arms or in a shoulder bag. She will walk nicely (but very slowly) on a leash for a little while.

Hannah is not interested in other dogs, and will ignore them unless they are too nosy, in which case she will try to hide behind her person. She hasn't shown any interest in playing with other dogs, people, or toys, but she does cutely play with her food.

Hannah has no problem being left home. She is quiet, curls up in a bed, and goes to sleep. When her person comes home, she will let out a little crying noise or tiny bark to express her happiness. She doesn't bark at other times. Hannah has quite limited vision so sometimes will bump into things. She is a great car rider. She likes to be in the front passenger seat in her doggie car seat.

Hannah loves to cuddle on her person's lap, under a blanket, or in bed at night. She loves having her back scratched and her ears rubbed. She would do best in a quiet home with someone familiar with the special needs of tiny dogs.

Hannah was rescued from the Silicon Valley Animal Shelter, where she had been left by someone who had adopted her a year earlier from a shelter in Arizona. She is an amazing little girl who deserves a loving home for the rest of her life.

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

Falcon
 
Falcon

Sponsored By: Manutech

Falcon is an 8 pound, 10-year-old sweet and cuddly Maltese mix. He is gentle with children and other dogs. He would probably do fine with cats. He is relatively new to our program. We will add more information to his profile as we get to know him.

Falcon came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being picked up as a stray. He was missing most of his fur and is being treated for skin allergies.

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

Gizzy

Sponsored By: Manutech

Gizzy is a 10 pound, 6-month-old Shih Tzu/Chinese Crested Mix. He is a happy friendly puppy who gets along well with other dogs and dog-friendly cats. He will chase after cats that run, like most puppies. At his foster home he plays well with a Pug and a Chihuahua and a Golden Retriever, so he likes dogs of all sizes and shapes. He also likes to play with plush and squeaky toys.

Gizzy has a confident attitude and gets along well with new people that he meets. He has playful puppy energy but he also loves to snuggle in a lap. He's a quick learner and is quickly learning his basic doggy obedience, including walking politely on a leash, coming when called, and staying even when tempting things are occurring nearby.

Gizzy came to POMDR from Bakersfield Animal Shelter. He has a heart murmur and arrhythmia, but neither of those things seem to slow him down.

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

Oscar

Sponsored By: Beverly Mitchell

Oscar is a 15 pound, 5-year-old Brussels Griffon mix. He is a delightful little dog who loves to snuggle and sit on a lap. He gets along well with other dogs. And my oh my is he cute!

Oscar was surrendered when one of his guardians passed away.

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

Jonah

Sponsored By: Manutech, Margaret & Gwyn, in memory of Bud

Jonah is a 13 pound, 6-year-old Miniature Poodle. He enjoys meeting new people, and will come closer for attention. He likes to go for walks on the beach and rides nicely in the car. He is a snuggly little guy with a sweet personality.

Jonah walks nicely on the leash, though he sometimes pulls and barks at other dogs along the way. When he gets back home he is ready to rest. He is living with three other dogs and gets along fine with them. He likes to follow his foster brother around, and sometimes wants to play. More often he plays with squeaky toys and rolls around on his back.

At his foster home, he is left behind a baby gate in the kitchen. He gets a treat when left, and that's just fine with him. He is working on his crate training and is also working on his house training.

Jonah is blind in one eye due to a cataract. His other eye also has a cataract on the back of the eye; it does not interfere with his sight at this time so no treatment is needed. He will need regular checkups with an ophthalmologist to monitor his eyes over his lifetime.

Also, Jonah came to us with a persistent cough. After numerous tests and treatments, it has been determined that he has an allergic condition that will likely require some regular treatment. He is on an inexpensive medication now that completely controls his condition. We will know more in the next few weeks about how to manage this condition long term.

His foster mom says: "Jonah is an affectionate and loving little guy. He has a joyful personality. He is eager to learn. Jonah is a happy little guy who loves to snuggle."

Jonah was found in Greenfield, a matted mess. He was taken to a local shelter, but no one came looking for him. He is eager to start a new, better chapter in his life.

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

Tiny Jonathan
 
Tiny Jonathan

Sponsored By: Sharilyn Cabelera

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

Tiny Jonathan is a 6 pound, 6-year-old Chihuahua. He does great when meeting dogs, politely sniffing. He has been around both large and small dogs without a problem. He does not do well with cats. He walks nicely on a leash and 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 behaves well in a car, but he does have a tendency to get car sick.

Tiny Jonathan's foster mom says: "Tiny is such a cuddle bug. He loves to be held and petted. He is sweet, cute and just wants to be loved. He is mellow, yet has a fun streak in him. He is easy going, adaptable and just an all around great companion!!"

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

China is a precious, social 7 pound, 11-year-old Chihuahua. She's easy to handle, enjoys being held, and is great with other dogs. She is also fine with cats. She's really cute, loves people and has a spunky personality. She enjoys meeting people and will reward them with kisses. She enjoys walking so she can sniff everything, and she walks nicely on a leash. She does great at riding in a car.

Although China is an older gal, she has great energy. She's inquisitive and quite agile. She doesn't seem to know how to play with toys. The environment, and the people in it, are her focus. She would likely do well in a moderately active household and might enjoy one with children as she's friendly with kids.

China's foster mom says: "She's smart, she learns quickly, she's sweet and loves to cuddle. She brings such joy to our home."

China came to POMDR from Monterey County Animal Services where she came in as a stray.

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

Jazzy Rose
 
Jazzy Rose

Sponsored By: Breana Bartholomew

Jazzy Rose is a 7 pound, 8-year-old Pomeranian. She is an absolute doll. She loves everyone she meets and is excellent with dogs and cats and especially enjoys the company of puppies and kittens. Jazzy Rose is not an active dog. She has a collapsing trachea which limits her endurance. She also has a front paw that turns out and makes it difficult for her to walk long distances, jump, or do stairs. We'll have more information about her medical needs soon. She might need surgery to correct her trachea problem.

Jazzy Rose came to POMDR when her senior guardian died suddenly.

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

Chewey
 
Chewey

Sponsored By: Breana Bartholomew, Anonymous, Anonymous

Chewey is a 5 pound, 12-year-old Pomeranian. He is an absolute delight to know! He is somewhat hard of hearing and has reduced vision, but he still has a little pep in his step. He's a sweet and mellow guy who doesn't seem interested in playing, but does sort of prance around. He likes to be in your lap but is happy to be in his own crate or bed also. He's a really easygoing little man!

Chewey walks slowly on a leash, and is neutral when meeting other dogs and cats. He will bark along with other dogs, but doesn't usually start the barking himself.

Cheney has shown no separation anxiety, and he is great riding in the car. He's house trained but he does need to go out first thing in the morning to alleviate his small-dog bladder.

Cheney came to us with a golf-ball-sized melanoma on his lip that has now been removed. We are waiting for his biopsy results and then he will consult with an oncologist. He was surrendered to POMDR when his guardian could not take care of him any more. Her son who supported the family passed away suddenly and she didn't have the means to take care of his medical needs.

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

Jolene
 
Jolene

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld, Lisa Maddalena in memory of Dylan

Jolene, is a 5 pound, 13-year-old Chihuahua. She is shy around people she doesn't know, but warms up quickly if they get down low rather than towering above her. If she knows you, she loves for you to handle her and carry her around. She loves to lay on her back for a tummy rub. She enjoys trotting around a garden and checking it out.

Jolene walks pretty well on a leash, though she needs to be reminded now and then that she can't just do whatever she wants. She mostly pays little attention to other dogs. She likes to tell cats that she is in charge. The rest of the time she is a quiet, mellow lady.

Jolene is happy napping on the couch when left home. She rides perfectly in a car, preferably sitting still on the driver's lap. She is house trained as long as you pick up her subtle clues about when she needs to go.

Her foster mom says: "Jolene has a spunky, affectionate side that she has learned to hide, probably because of past treatment. When the spunkiness is evident, she is the cutest thing."

Jolene came to POMDR from Santa Cruz County Animal Services where she was brought in as a stray.

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

Lucky Aussie
 
Lucky Aussie

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Lucky is a 40 pound 13-year-old Australian Shepherd mix. She is an easy going gal who enjoys several short walks a day and napping. She is reliably housetrained and will let you know politely when she needs to go out. Lucky is fine with other dogs and has lived with children. She has some typical age-related hearing loss.

Lucky originally came to POMDR in 2013 when her family moved and could not take her along. She was adopted by an active senior citizen, and they had two wonderful years together.

Unfortunately her guardian took a bad fall and it became apparent that it isn't safe for either of them to be doing the stairs in the home. Lucky is now in a one level foster home looking for a permanent home.

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

Bart Terrier
 
Bart Terrier

Sponsored By: Tina Corona, Judi Paap

Bart is a 10 pound, 8-year-old terrier mix. He is generally mellow, friendly and playful. He can be worried when meeting new dogs, but quiets down once he gets to know them. Similarly, he is sometimes shy or nervous when meeting new people, especially men, but is eventually friendly.

Bart likes to play with soft squeaky toys and chew on Kongs. He loves to ride in the car, though he will bark at passing cyclists, motorcycles, dogs, etc. If you leave him alone in the car he will inspect all bags for tasty food items.

Bart knows how to use the doggie door in his foster home and is left free in the house. He goes outside to do his business. He sleeps through the night. He whines a little when his foster mom first leaves, but soon calms down and naps. She describes him as "Sweet, loving, funny, and loyal."

Bart was enrolled in the UnChained program, which matches at risk youth with shelter dogs who can benefit from training to help make them more adoptable. He graduated March 18, and so has a good foundation for basic commands.

Bart was surrendered to Santa Cruz Animal Services after his guardian passed away.

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

Lenny Spaniel
 
Lenny Spaniel

Sponsored By: The Wahl Family

Lenny aka Lennon is a 14 pound, 6-year-old Tibetan Spaniel. He is super sweet with people he bonds to; he prefers being right by your side and wants to go wherever you go.

Lenny is easy to walk on leash and is house-trained. He loves to meet new people and is good with other dogs that aren't too high energy/rambunctious. He enjoys chasing down any toy you throw, though he's not so interested in bringing them back. He would enjoy a calm home. He will chase cats.

Lenny is more athletic than he might appear -- he's quite a jumper! He is not a barker. Lenny has a cute little underbite that gives him lots of character. He has had food allergies and needs to stay on a good diet to keep his skin in the best condition.

Lenny LOVES TO BE LOVED AND GIVE LOVE. He's a cuddler and is always happy to be with you. He's got a happy personality and is just sweet.

Lenny came to us after his senior guardian had neck surgery and could no longer care for him.

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

Poogi

Sponsored By: Manutech

Poogi is a 5 year old, 9 pound, Terrier/Chihuahua mix. He's a happy little sweetie who likes attention and is easy to handle. He's very friendly with everyone he meets, be they human or canine. He is a pretty active guy who loves to play with other dogs, and with various toys.

Poogi has been around children as young as 12 years old and was fine. He tries to play with cats, but if the cats don't run, he gives up. Poogi is eager to please, and although he never had training, he's learning commands at his foster's home.

Poogi is house trained and crate trained and rides well in the car. He might whine a little if he's in a different room from his people, but otherwise isn't a vocal dog.

His foster mom says "He is sweet, affectionate, loves to be petted, and loves to be with his person. He is very attentive, playful, and fun. He is a great pet and would be good for a child's pet."

His previous guardians took him in two years ago when he was abandoned, but now they've moved to a place where they can't have a dog. He had been an outside-only dog, chained to a tree, but has now learned to enjoy the comforts of being indoors with lots of love and attention.

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

Barney
 
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 a 65 pound, 7-year-old Labrador/Shepherd/Chow mix with thick, long fur. He is a joyful, excited dog who just loves getting attention from people. He wants everyone he meets to pet him. He is always smiling and wants to please you. He is learning not to pull on the leash, but he hasn't yet mastered that skill.

Barney shares his foster home with a mellow large older dog. They get along well — they don't really play but they hang out together. Barney likes to run and play with other dogs his size. However, he gets overly excited with small dogs and cats.

Barney is overjoyed to ride in the car. When he goes outside he immediately runs to the car hoping to go for a ride. He loves to stick his nose out the window and smell the air. At home, he has access to the fenced yard and deck but he generally prefers to stay in the house. He hasn't shown interest in toys, but he does very much like bones. He has been a quiet boy at his foster home; they have not yet heard him bark.

Barney had surgery in March 2015 to remove an anal sac tumor and a lymph node. The cancer is now gone, but it is anyone's guess as to if and when it may return. His oncologist believes he has at least one good year ahead of him, but Barney could also live out his full life span with out the cancer returning.

Barney came to us from Sammie's Friends Rescue in Grass Valley. He had been there for nine months. He was well cared for and loved there, but the volunteers felt bad that he was living out his life in a kennel environment and wanted a better quality of life for him. He was passed up for adoption over and over because of his age.

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

Gizmo

Sponsored By: Catherine Burns, Manutech

Gizmo is a 13 pounds, 11-year-old Terrier/Poodle mix. He is hearing impaired, but has excellent vision. He is an excellent little walker as long as you allow him ample time for thorough sniffing.

Other dogs don't interest Gizmo much; occasionally he'll wag his tail and sniff a little, but more often he just ignores them. He similarly isn't too interested in new people. He's in his own little world. However, he is always sweet when someone engages him. He is just a nice guy through and through.

He is very mellow with funny small spurts of enthusiasm. He will randomly saunter over to a toy (or sock), pick it up, throw it in the air, spin in a circle, and then look for it. He'll do this about three times, then it's back to sleep. He has been showing more energy as he gets good medical care and love in his foster home, so he will probably become more energetic than he currently is, but he will probably always be a mellow dog.

He is currently living with a large dog. When left home by himself, Gizmo will whine until his foster mom returns. But he doesn't seem to whine at all when left home with the other dog. So though he appears apathetic about other dogs, it seems that he can enjoy their company. Gizmo is crate trained and after some training has gotten to be house trained at his foster home. This training might need to be repeated for a new situation.

Gizmo was picked up as a skinny stray with skin issues and a cough. Although there were two phone numbers on his collar, neither party claimed him when contacted. He's now in a loving foster home and getting good health care so he's on his way to a happier life.

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

Rocky

Sponsored By: Big Dog Rescue

Rocky is a 62 pound, 10-year-old Lab/Shepherd mix. He is a happy, bouncy, well-mannered guy, with a loving and boisterous spirit. He loves people, including kids, and will go up to any new person, tail a-wagging. He sometimes has a short attention span and will move on if a lot of things are going on. Then other times he will lean up against someone he has just met to be petted some more. At an adoption event, he sat or stood while a baby crawled around him and petted him. When he got tired of it, he slowly and gently backed away.

Rocky loves other dogs too. He gets along great with a cattle dog at his foster home. They greet each other with kisses, share dog beds, and play together. Every rare once in a while, he will get a little over exuberant and won't let up. The cattle dog will give a gentle warning growl, and Rocky will back off. When he meets new dogs, he usually politely sniffs, and sometimes wants to play, occasionally to the point of annoying the other dog. Rocky does not get along with cats and should be in a cat-free home.

Rocky has moderate energy. He loves to explore his surroundings and is interested in everything, though only mildly interested in toys. But he is also just as happy cuddling on the couch or at your feet.

Rocky has run of the house and back yard (via a dog door) at his foster home. He used to whine a little when left at home, but he has gotten over that. Usually he's asleep when his foster family returns. He is house trained.

He is on thyroid medication for hypothyroid and has a liver condition called microvacuolar hepatopathy with pigmentation. Said another way, he basically has dilated blood vessels in his liver and the condition is probably congenital in origin. He is fine, but will need to take medication for life. The estimated monthly cost for his medications and a liver support supplement is $95.00.

Rocky likes riding in the car and looking out the window. When parked he will bark at passersby on foot or bicycle, though he's also willing to lie down in the back seat and sleep.

His foster mom reports: "Rocky is very mild mannered, and well behaved. His tail is wagging most of the time, He almost always has a smile on his face. He loves to give kisses, and loves to cuddle and be petted. He's just a sweet good ol' boy. His eyes will melt your heart."

Rocky came to POMDR from Big Dog Rescue. He had been rescued by them in 2011 after enduring a lifetime of neglect and mistreatment. Then he was adopted by a lovely woman and they had three wonderful years together until she passed away suddenly. It was a few days before anyone found the deceased and Rocky had been by her side the whole time.

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

Moritz
 
Moritz

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Elizabeth Hampton

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.

Moritz is a 28 pound, 11-year-old purebred Wire-haired Dachshund. He has been well cared for and is in good health, but at his age he should not have to negotiate too many stairs in order to prevent back injury. He enjoys playtime, laying in the sun, and resting on the couch.

He is house trained, walks well on leash, and knows basic commands. He's friendly with other dogs, although sometimes cautious with larger dogs. He gets along well with adults and children, including babies, and is respectful of cats. Moritz is used to car trips around town. He can be left home alone for 4-6 hours, but prefers not to be alone. He enjoys several short walks daily.

His guardian says "Moritz has the greatest personality, character and wisdom. I have great hope that he'll find the perfect loving home."

Moritz's senior guardian surrendered him to POMDR as she can no longer care for him. He has been with her since he was a puppy.

Linus

Sponsored By: Pamela Dovala. The Wolf Pack

Linus is a 29 pound, 7-year-old Cocker Spaniel. He is a love bug of a dog; he adores affection and leans into it big time. He is a snuggly guy who sleeps contentedly at your feet. He especially loves to have his belly rubbed and it's easy to rub his belly because he often lays around with his paws in the air, just inviting a scritch on his belly. He is reliably housetrained. He is visually-impaired in his left eye from cataracts and glaucoma (he gets eye drops multiple times a day and had his right eye removed, as it was nonvisual and had glaucoma). He can see shadows and light from his left eye. Even with his vision loss, he adapts quickly to new surroundings and is confident about getting around.

Linus loves to ride in the car and go for walks but he does pull and he does need close supervision, as he will run into things and stumble into holes/off of curbs, etc He does not seem to have had any basic obedience skills instilled but he learns things very quickly and will be a great student.

Linus has been living with six small dogs and has done beautifully with them, even when he gets "corrected" by them because he often runs into (or over) them due to his vision problems.

Linus is living peacefully with his foster brother and sister dogs but he gets very agitated and anxious when meeting new dogs. He loves to go for walks but he really can't handle "dog-heavy" areas well. For this reason, he needs a home where he has a yard of his own to do his business and a person who understands how scary it is for him to meet new dogs and will help him work on and manage this.

Linus does not like being confined when left alone. He doesn't like being crated or being behind a baby gate, but if left unconfined he doesn't destroy things and will calmly wait for you to come home. He needs to be in a home with other dogs who do not mind him running into them accidentally, or he'd be fine as an only dog as well. His ideal home would be one with tolerant other dogs who are okay with him bumping into them a lot and one in which he could have free-roaming privileges and lots of love.

Linus came to us from Salinas Animal Services a few days before Christmas when the shelter was full and they needed to open up space to save dogs from being euthanized.

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

Gidget
 
Gidget

Sponsored By: John Click, in memory of Joe Buck

Gidget is a 19 pound, 12-year-old Cockapoo/Terrier mix. She is friendly and polite when meeting dogs; she wags her tail and is quite relaxed about being sniffed. She seems to prefer big dogs. She is gentle when meeting new people. She walks very well on a leash, not pulling or lagging behind. She would prefer to stop and sniff and explore, but she moves right along if directed.

Gidget is a quiet girl who hasn't yet barked at her foster home. She's calm and relaxed in the car, and not anxious when left alone. If she knows you are nearby, she will try to come visit. She hasn't shown any interest in toys. As with many senior dogs, her hearing and eyesight aren't what they used to be.

Gidget's foster mom says: "She is an absolute dear - with hints of impishness that we suspect will blossom once she feels comfortable in a new setting. She's very curious and expressive. Great eye contact. Great appetite. I know this pup will be incredibly loyal and stick by the side of her person once that person is lucky enough to find little Gidget."

Gidget came to us after her guardian passed away.

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

Dutch aka Butch
 
Dutch aka Butch

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Dutch aka Butch is a 14-year-old, 16 pound Standard Dachshund. He is a very sweet dog. His foster home has three other dogs, and he gets along wonderfully with them. He doesn't play, but he hangs out with them. He spends time with one of them on the sofa, where they groom each other.

Dutch is happy sleeping in a car or being left at home (where he will most often also be sleeping). He still shows the true temperament of a Dachshund. When he has finished eating or does not like his food, he flips the bowl over. He barks when he needs to go outside or if he feels that his foster mom is too slow delivering his food.

Dutch is bright eyed and alert for his age, but he is experiencing pain in one shoulder and is having trouble getting around. He is seeing a veterinary specialist about this, and we should know more about what's going on soon.

Butch came to POMDR when his guardian was ill and could no longer care for him.

If you would like to meet Dutch aka Butch, fill out our online adoption application.

Biggie

Sponsored By: John click in honor of Joe Buck

Biggie is a 10 pound, 8-year-old terrier mix. She is friendly and playful. She is moderately active and likes to take long walks. She seems fine with other dogs, usually ignoring them. She is a sweet girl who loves to be petted.

Biggie is only mildly interested in toys. She pays little attention to the other dogs in her foster home, and completely ignores the cat. She can be a little vocal when she is separated from her person.

Biggie's foster mom says: "She can be a great pet, likes to take walks, wants to be in the room where her person is but she is not underfoot. It is cute when she gets down and stretches out on the floor while talking to get your attention. She is not demanding though, does not need a lot of attention, usually curls up at the end or top of the couch and sleeps."

Biggie was 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 graduated March 18 and so has a good foundation for basic commands.

Biggie was surrendered to Santa Cruz Animal Services after her guardian passed away.

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

Penny

Sponsored By: Babette Sears, Blinky Sedgwick, Lynn Learch

Penny is a 35 pound, 6-year-old purebred Sharpei. She can be a little worried (sometimes barks) when meeting new people, but is very nice to them once introduced. She loves to be around the people she knows well and would prefer a home where she isn't left alone too much of the time. She loves interaction and cutely groans and moans when she is happy or wants more attention.

Penny just loves her walks and hikes. She needs regular long walks, preferably every day. If she gets a long walk, then she'll be calm for hours. If not, she has a lot of spare energy and she'll find a way to use it. When she meets other dogs, she often ignores them because she is so busy walking, but sometimes wants to give them a sniff.

Penny was treated for a condition called entropion eyes. She recovered well but has some vision impairment and needs daily eyedrops, which aren't a problem because she likes the attention she gets when they are applied.

Her foster mom says "Penny is sweet and thrives on companionship. She is shy at first though, and maybe was mistreated in the past, but she really wants to be loved. I find her groaning when she is being pet and her enthusiasm for walks really cute."

Penny came to us from Monterey County Animal Services after being found as a stray.

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

Cowboy
 
Cowboy

Sponsored By: Carlito and Cota, Robin and George Currie, in memory of Wally

Cowboy is a 15 pound, 16-year-old Dachshund. He's a mature, easygoing dog, with an almost cat-like personality, approaching you when he wants attention and to be petted. As you might guess, he gets along fine with kitties. He enjoys napping and calm, gentle interactions with people.

Cowboy typically ignores dogs he meets outside on his leisurely walks. At his foster home, he gets along well with three other Dachshunds, a Corgi, and a pair of Malteses. He sometimes chases them around playfully, but usually supervises the other dogs with tail-wagging and barking as they chase each other. He would probably get along with any smallish dogs. He has even slept with a bunny that thinks it's a dog.

Cowboy was kept outside his entire life, and bossed around by two large dogs. Even with this rough start, he has a wonderful, sweet personality. He has learned to appreciate a comfortable, indoor life with a cozy bed and he is certainly grateful for it.

Toys don't seem to interest Cowboy. But once he has gotten to know you well enough to show his funnier side, he will bark as he plays puppy-chase with you. When he's not playing, he is super quiet. He is amazingly well behaved in the car; he sits on the seat or lies down quietly.

Cowboy's foster mom says: "I love how happy he is to stretch on the carpet, enjoy the sun, and how EVERY human interaction he gets now is an happy experience. He's innocent and everything about how a dog should be treated is new for him and seeing his reaction is PRICELESS. I love watching him jump on his bed, push around his blanket and settle in, knowing no one is going to toss him outside in the cold yard, alone. Watching his smile at times like these are what makes him so easy to love."

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

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

Stewart
 
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 very easy to deal with.

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.

Hearty
 
Hearty

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Hearty is a 71 pound, 12-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer mix. She gets along fine with other dogs and people, including kids. She is curious about strangers and wants to sniff them, and is always happy to let them pet her. She does okay with dog-savvy cats.

Hearty's energy level varies. It's strong at the beginning of a walk, when she's eager to go, but she soon settles down and is a calm girl on the way back home. At home she is quite mellow. She gets along well with the other dog at her foster home but neither of them is interested in playing.

Hearty is happy to join in if another dog is barking, and sometimes starts the conversation herself. When she knows she's being left at home, she'll usually bark for a bit before settling down somewhere. She also barks when excited for food or a walk, and even joins in with cheering sports fans when appropriate.

Hearty is house trained, crate trained, knows basic commands, and walks well on leash. Due to some age-related weakness in her hind end, she needs assistance getting in/out of vehicles and needs a home that has few stairs to negotiate. Area rugs help her on hard surface floors. She does need to get outside to do her business fairly often, so she'd do best in a house with a dog door or some other easy access to her potty area.

Her foster mom says: "Hearty is a very endearing dog--She has these big ol' hound dog sad eyes & big floppy ears. She does EVERYTHING with great heart — eating, drinking, peeing, panting, vocalizing & sleeping (she's an ideal dog for me, because she likes to sleep in!!)"

Hearty has been with the same family since she was a puppy, but they work long hours and have many stairs in their home that she can't negotiate on her own, so she was being left outside for long hours. Her guardian surrendered her to POMDR hoping that Hearty will find a home with someone who has fewer steps and more time to spend with her.

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

Annie

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck, Tiffany Singh

Annie is a 7 pound, 10-year-old Chihuahua mix. She is a true velcro dog who follows her foster mom all around the house, and is happiest curled up in her person's lap. She is a bit wary of strangers at first, though never aggressive. Then she is friendly and affectionate once she gets to know someone. Annie is house trained, crate trained and lives peacefully with other dogs and a cat in her foster home. She doesn't play with them, but she does like to check out what they're doing.

Annie's gait is a bit stiff and bowlegged, but it doesn't slow her down! She loves taking walks around the neighborhood and will walk a mile at a moderate pace and even longer at a slower pace. Annie would be fine with non-rowdy companion dogs, but would also be happy as an only dog where she could be the center of attention.

Annie would love to find a family that will spend lots of quality time with her. She would be the ideal companion for a senior citizen or someone who works from home. Because of her delicate size, an adults-only home or a home with older children is preferred.

Her foster mom says: "Annie is super sweet and loving! You can't be in a bad mood when she's around. Her tail is always wagging and she's always right next to you with her happy smile and sweet, loving eyes."

Annie came to POMDR underweight, dirty and in need of dental care after being found as a stray.

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

Tudor

Sponsored By: Kristina Baer, Lois Hansen, Justin and Margaret Widlund

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

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

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

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

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

Bogie

Sponsored By: Susan Creveling

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

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

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

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

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

Dundee
 
Dundee

Sponsored By: Jasper, Grady & Jem

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

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

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

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

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

Chester

Sponsored By: Teddy, Itsey & Minnie

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

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

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

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

Hannah Boxer
 
Hannah Boxer

Sponsored By: Betty and Ariel

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

Hannah is great at meeting other dogs. She will sniff politely and enjoy playing around, if the other dog is interested. If not, she will just keep on walking. She might prefer to live in a home where she's the only dog. She does chase cats.

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

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

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

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

Lolly

Sponsored By: Jan Neal

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

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

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

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

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

Suzi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Troy

Sponsored By: John Click

Troy is a 10 pound, 8-year-old Chihuahua mix. He is friendly and confident with people that he knows. He has a lively personality, but also sleeps a lot when by himself, so he's not "always on". He is a little leery of some men, but not all. After perhaps some initial barking, he is often disinterested in new people, though sometimes stays around them for a while looking for attention.

Troy bonds really closely to his person and is happiest when he is with them. He would probably be happiest in a home where he was the only dog so he could get as much attention as possible. He is very dependent and adoring. He loves his walks and he loves curling up on his person's lap.

Troy tends to bark at new dogs, particularly large ones, and stay away from them. However, his fellow foster dog is a polite sniffer, and Troy is starting to follow his lead. At home he doesn't play with his fellow dog, but he does like to goof around with his foster mom. He doesn't seem interested in toys. He has chased cats in the past, but is quickly learning to leave them alone.

Troy walks nicely on a leash, with a little weaving back and forth to find the best smells. He is used to riding in a crate in the car, and he's fine with that. He's also happy to stand watch or nap in the car, though he occasionally gets car sick. He likes having a blanket or sheet to chew on, and might choose a human clothing item should he find one lying around. He is happy to sleep in a crate, or in your bed. He sleeps the night through until his foster mom wakes up, no matter the hour or the previous day's activity.

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

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

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 can no longer care for her.

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

Rusty

Sponsored By: Lawrence Rosenberg

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

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

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

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

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

Gracie
 
Gracie

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

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

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

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

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


Behaviorally Challenged Dogs

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

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

Mayla

Sponsored By: Max Pin, Betty Roberts, John Click

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buster
 
Buster

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Don and Bette Spagel

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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