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

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

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.

For more information about our adoption policies and process and info about other places to adopt, see bottom of page.


Chloe and Bogie are both 30 pound, 11-year-old Tibetan Terriers. They are awesome dogs. They are friendly, well trained, and great with other dogs. They have been very well taken care of their whole lives and know basic commands. They are healthy and active seniors. They have not been around cats, so that is an unknown. They are great with kids and eager to meet strangers.

Their guardian had been battling cancer but was doing very well until she took a turn for the worse. She is now hospitalized and not expected to survive more than a few weeks. These two need to be adopted together. They are bonded and adore each other.

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

Bandit aka Buddy
 
Bandit aka Buddy

Sponsored By: Kate Kloppenberg, Susan Wasserman, Ed Cabelera, Cheri Hitchcock, Marilee Geyer, Karen Sonne, Beverly Decker-Davidson, Landi Court Reporters,

Bandit aka Buddy is a 19 pound, 6-year-old Corgi/Aussie mix. He is a gentle dog and enjoys meeting new people. He is an active senior, but can settle down nicely too. He enjoys meeting new dogs and offers to play. He rides well in the car.

Bandit came to us from the Hollister Animal Shelter. He had been found running at large and his guardian declined to pay the impound fee and surrendered him to the shelter instead. He is going to make a family a very nice companion!

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

Ella

Sponsored By: Jennifer Werbe, Debbie Blue, Carmen Wolff, Maureen Bird, Ken Pappas, Janet Greeley, Karen Sonne, Judy LeRoy, Cheri Hitchcock, Monterey Bay Whale Watching, Stephanie & John LaLonde, Landi Court Reporters, Beverly Decker-Davidson

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.

Ella is a gorgeous 38 pound, 7-year-old Border Collie/Aussie mix. She is a very happy dog who gets along with other dogs of all sizes and people of all sizes also. She's got a lot of energy, which she uses to play fetch, play with toys, chase birds, and play with other dogs.

Ella bonds quickly with people and is great about coming when called. She's working on sit and stay. She is a bright dog who is eager to please and quick to learn. She would make a great running partner, hiking partner, agility dog, and loyal companion for an active person or family.

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

Dini (short for Houdini) is a 12 pound, 9-year-old Maltese. He is super sweet, and very attentive to his person. He walks nicely (and quite briskly) on leash. He's very polite and neutral with other dogs; at his foster home he pays little attention to the other dogs.

Dini is calm and friendly with new people that he meets. Unlike many Malteses, he's not much of a lap dog, but he does want to be around his people all the time. Usually he sits by their feet. He enjoys belly rubs and playing with his person, but isn't interested in playing with other dogs.

Dini has some sensitivity in his front paws that is being treated by the vet. For now at least, he doesn't like his front paws handled, and he is willing to nip to show it. Other than that he loves being petted and handled.

Dini is house trained and crate trained. He was initially anxious about riding in a car, but his foster home has been taking him lots of places and he is much less nervous about getting in the car now. Once he's on the road, he sits quietly in his crate.

Dini is very food-motivated, which makes him quite easy to train and groom, using treats. He likes to talk when he knows that food is nearby. This could be mistaken for growling, but it isn't a warning -- he's just telling you that he wants the food.

Dini's guardian passed away after having him since he was a puppy.

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

Lenny aka Lenin
 
Lenny aka Lenin

Sponsored By: The Wahl Family

Lenny aka Lenin is a 14 pound, 6-year-old Tibetan Spaniel. He is a very sweet dog who is great with other dogs, cats, and people. He has a cute little underbite that gives him lots of character. He does have food allergies and recently has had a flare up and lost some fur. He will need to be on a special diet to keep his skin in the best condition. He also has a condition called "cherry eye" which POMDR will be having surgically corrected.

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 aka Lenin, fill out our online adoption application.

Penny

Sponsored By: Babette Sears, Blinky Sedgwick

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.

Hollis
 
Hollis

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Hollis is a 12 pound, 10-year-old Dachshund mix. He is an easy- going, happy, friendly dog. He is calm and gentle and wants to please. Nothing makes him happier than to cuddle up in your arms. He makes friends wherever he goes because of his exceptional demeanor.

Hollis has gotten along well with all the people and dogs he has met in his foster home, and he enjoys going for walks.

He needs a little more help with house breaking but is making good progress. There is a good chance he lived most of his life outdoors, but much prefers to be indoors in a warm bed. Whoever adopted Hollis will be rewarded with a close bond to a gentle, loving soul.

Hollis came to POMDR from the Hollister Animal Shelter after being left in their night drop box. We don't know why he was given up.

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

Keiki

Sponsored By: Joanne, Margaret Robbins

Keiki is a handsome 56 pound, 7-year-old Foxhound mix. He was pretty mellow when he first came to his foster home, but as he has settled in he has gotten more active. He plays constantly with the other dog at his foster home, and also loves chew toys and playing fetch with tennis balls and other fetchables. He leans towards the shy side when meeting new people, but anyone who is willing to play fetch will earn his trust quickly.

Keiki is a strong, athletic dog and tends to pull in excitement at the start of a walk. Soon he relaxes and walks nicely. He doesn't seem that interested in meeting other dogs when out walking.

Keiki used to jump in the truck and go to work with his guardian who was a contractor, and he really enjoyed that. He is very good in the car, laying down after a few minutes, or standing and looking around if you're driving slowly. He's house trained and crate trained and knows several commands. He is a pretty vocal dog; he'll bark at the mailman, and bark when he needs to go outside or when he wants to play fetch, and howl awesomely at sirens.

Keiki's foster mom says: "He loves being with people - he's more of a people-dog than a dog-dog. He truly is man's best friend. He is super gentle and I would trust him with a baby. He listens well and knows several commands and learns new ones quickly. He has excellent hearing and would make a great watch dog."

Keiki's young guardian passed away suddenly and a friend of a friend has been caring for Keiki since then. Keiki was initially depressed, but has been getting back to his happy self, and now he's come to POMDR to find his new home.

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

Chloe

Sponsored By: Susan Creveling

Chloe is a 15 pound, 13-year-old poodle. She is an adorable, loving dog, who will happily kiss strangers and loves to sit on anyone's lap. She schmoozes with everyone she meets, wanting them to tell her that she's super-cute, and is adored everywhere she goes. She's friendly with other dogs, and enjoys romping with them at the beach. She keeps her distance from loud, rambunctious children.

Chloe loves her walks and loves to go to the beach, but when it's time for mom to work Chloe curls up in her basket and sleeps and is happy to wait until the next play time.

Chloe is house trained, knows basic commands, and walks well on a leash. She is quiet most of the time, though she will bark appropriately at odd noises. She was barking a lot at the foster home cat, but she's getting better at that. She doesn't like to be away from her people, so would do best in a home where she doesn't get left alone often.

Chloe's foster mom says "I wasn't fond of small dogs until I met Chloe. She is calm and sits happily in a basket while I'm working, then she's excited and energetic when it's time to play. She is affectionate and cuddly but not whiny and fearful or yappy."

Chloe came to us when her guardian couldn't afford to keep her and give her the care a senior dog deserves.

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

Lincoln is a 7 pound, 10-year-old Toy Rat Terrier. He likes meeting people and dogs. With people he is polite and friendly, wagging his tail and enjoying gentle petting. With dogs he is also polite, though generally ignores them after an initial sniff-hello. He even does well with cats. He has been a bit nippy if a child gets too active with him.

Lincoln is no trouble at his foster home. He is house trained and enjoys run of the home. He plays a little with the other dog there, especially if soft squeaky toys are involved. He is almost always quiet, and goes right to his bed when put in the dog room, then curls up to sleep. He also does great in a car, usually lying right down and sleeping there also.

His foster mom says "He is a sweety! He is pretty smart. Loves to be petted and will nudge his nose under your hand to get more. He learns fast, is obedient, has energy but not too much. He is a great pet."

Lincoln is currently enrolled in the UnChained program, which matches at risk youth with shelter dogs in need of training. View the video icon above his photo to watch his video.

Lincoln was surrendered to POMDR by his guardian whose mom passed away and left the daughter with too many dogs to care for.

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

Parky

Sponsored By: Emily Lazzerini, in memory of Dan Clark,

Parky is a 60 pound, 11-year-old Border Collie mix. He is extremely well-mannered, and is very good with strangers, including kids. He walks easily on a leash and calmly greets other dogs. His foster home has two small dogs, and they all enjoy each other's company, though Parky isn't interested in playing with them. He does enjoy some playing with his person, though. He has lived with a cat in harmony.

Like many older dogs, Parky is somewhat hard of hearing. He is still plenty active for a senior and likes to go on walks and run around in a dog park. He is a quiet guy who only barks when he needs to be taken out to do his business. He rides quietly in a car.

Parky came to us when his family could no longer care for him. He was adopted earlier this year, but the family he is with can't spend enough time with him so he is looking for a new home again.

If you would like to meet Parky, 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. 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.

Lucy Yellow Lab
 
Lucy Yellow Lab

Sponsored By: Meredith den Daas

Lucy is a 75 pound, 6-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever. She is good with other dogs and humans, including kids and toddlers. Lucy is very social - her whole body wags with excitement when she meets you, and she loves to be petted. She enjoys walking on leash, but does pull on the leash with enthusiasm. She hasn't had much exposure to cats and wants to chase them when she is outside, but may be able to learn to live with a cat. Lucy is house trained, crate trained, and knows basic commands. She rides very well in a car.

Lucy has had two ACL surgeries and has new knees that she's doing well on. She shows no signs of weakness or pain. She is overweight and will benefit from shedding a few pounds.

Lucy was surrendered to POMDR when her guardian's toddler developed a severe allergy to her.

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

Sara

Sponsored By: Esther Bourne, Jamilynn Willaman, Susan Kurtz

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.

Sara is a beautiful 12 pound, 8-year-old Rat Terrier. She is a little shy when first meeting people, but she warms up quickly and then likes to cuddle. She enjoys children, and has lived harmoniously with both dogs and cats. She walks well on a leash.

Sara loves to play with toys, especially squeaky ones. She likes to play fetch with you or just plays on her own, tossing a toy in the air and chasing it down. She loves treats and a good "stick" to chew on. She is house trained and does fine when left at home. Sara also does well in the car.

Sara came to POMDR from Santa Cruz Animal Services after her guardian had a stroke and could no longer care for her. She had been living with two of her kids, both of whom have since been adopted. Now it's sweet Sara's turn!

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. He is very healthy overall, but he does have a chronic skin condition and needs medicated baths every week or two for the time being.

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.

Spice is an 11 pound, 10-year-old Chihuahua mix. She is a sweet little dog with lots of love to give.

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

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

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

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.

Lacey is a super-lovable 8 pound, 10-year-old Maltese. She loves everyone, and will let anyone pick her up and give her the affection she deserves. She gets along wonderfully with dogs of all sizes. She shares her foster home with an 85 pound Lab mix, and a cat who likes to sit on her when she's under a comforter (one of her favorite places). She's perfect on a leash.

When she's not cuddled on a lap or sleeping under a blanket (with or without cat on top), Lacey prefers to be sunbathing. Either indoors or outdoors will do; she appreciates having a doggy door so she can reach the best outdoor sun spots.

Lacey is house trained, but like most small dogs she needs access to her potty area at least every five or six hours. She will walk in circles to let you know when she needs to go out, and let out a few barks to tell you that it's time to let her back in. She loves riding in a car, standing up on her back legs and looking out the window.

Her foster mom sums her up with the phrase "freakin adorable girl!".

Lacey came to POMDR from Monterey County Animal Services after her guardian passed away and the caretaker surrendered her.

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

Jasmine is a 30 pound, 13-year-old Australian Kelpie mix. She is a mellow, sweet gal who is a bit shy, but getting less so after spending time with her foster family. She gets very attached to her person and won't get more than 10 feet from you once she bonds to you. She just loves having her belly scratched.

Jasmine is very well trained. She rarely barks. She walks well on a leash, staying on your right side and not pulling, and she is very happy to meet people, children, and most dogs. Her left leg is sometimes stiff when she first gets up and sometimes on stairs, but she enjoys slow steady walks, and now easily walks a mile with her foster mom. She is a bit hard of hearing, but still responds to basic commands. She has been around children as young as 8 years old and does fine with them. She has lived with kitties and has peacefully eaten out of the same bowl as a kitty.

Jasmine is spry for her age and can still easily jump in and out of a vehicle. She is house trained and causes no trouble at her foster home when left alone at home with their other dog.

The young couple who are giving her up took her in from a friend who was moving six months ago and since have found out they are having a baby. Their place and lives are not big enough for Jasmine anymore although they love her very much. They hope she can find a forever home will she will be cherished for the awesome dog that she is.

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

Gracie
 
Gracie

Sponsored By: Patricia Stanton

Gracie is an 11 pound, 13-year-old Lhasa Apso. She's a mild-mannered gal. She likes people but is usually shy at first. If you sit quietly with her, she will warm up to you quickly. She loves to be out in public just hanging out with you.

Gracie doesn't seem interested in other dogs, and can be a little intimidated by them, but she is not aggressive at all. She loves a leisurely walk where she can stop and sniff the bushes and flowers. She also loves to be chased and played with by people she knows well. She doesn't seem interested in playing with toys by herself though.

Gracie is unhappy and can bark and whine when left alone, so her adopter will have to work on that. She used to be very anxious in a car, but she's doing much better there. She would probably do best in a calm home without young children.

Her foster mom says "Gracie is incredibly sweet and lovable. She has a cute personality. She makes me smile all the time. I can't wait to see her at the end of each day. I adore Gracie!"

Gracie came to POMDR when her guardian could not care for her. She lived in the garage for many years with little attention and is ready for a better life as the apple of someone's eye.

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

Annie

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Annie is a 7 pound, 8-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 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.

Kodi (aka Brian)
 
Kodi (aka Brian)

Sponsored By: Grady, Jem and Van

Kodi is a 72 pound, 10-year-old Lab/Chow mix. He is calm and gentle with people, happy to let anyone pet him. He will go from person to person to be loved. If you give him a treat, you will be his friend for life. At adoption events, he has gotten a lot of attention from small children and even toddlers, which he did not mind at all.

Kodi wants to meet other dogs, whom he sniffs at politely. Usually he gets along fine with them, but occasionally he will growl at another dog. He hasn't done anything other than growl. He shares his foster home with a fairly active Cattle Dog, and they get along fine.

Kodi certainly enjoys his leisurely walks, but he is just as happy to lie on a dog bed or at his person's feet. He's not that interested in toys, but does like rawhide and hard plastic chew toys. He is very interested in food, but has not tried to snatch any human food; he just likes to sit nearby and stare expectantly.

Kodi has been given run of the house when left at his foster home, with no problems. He's generally lounging on a bed when his foster mom returns. He went through the dog door at his foster home immediately, so was clearly familiar with them. He hardly ever barks, just occasionally adding one or two words to a conversation between other dogs. He rides nicely in a car.

Kodi's foster mom says: "Kodi is a very sweet gentleman. He is constantly smiling and constantly wagging his tail. He can be quite expressional. And his one slighty cockeyed ear makes him even cuter."

Kodi came to us from San Jose Animal Services when the shelter was full and they couldn't keep him any longer.

If you would like to meet Kodi (aka Brian), fill out our online adoption application.

Tony is a 6 pound, 8-year-old Chihuahua. He's a mellow guy around the house, but he's very energetic when it's time for a walk. He gets adorably excited when his harness comes out. He does great with other dogs, knowing when to sniff, when to play, and when to hang back (he usually hangs back). He loves everyone: children, adults, men, women. He is very friendly!

At his foster home he plays with smaller dogs and gets along fine (without playing) with a large older dog. He gets along with foster home cats most of the time, though he will start chasing them if they run. Usually he will listen to a verbal command to stop chasing.

Tony is a very quiet dog; he doesn't cry or make a fuss or bark when separated from his foster mom. He rides well in a car in a kennel or loose; he sometimes will want to sit in your lap.

Tony's foster mom says: "He is like a Labrador stuck in a chihuahua's body. Attentive, quiet, adaptable, loving, happy."

Tony came to POMDR from the Salinas animal shelter, where he was picked up as a stray.

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

Mr. Wilson
 
Mr. Wilson

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Mr. Wilson is an 18 pound, 10-year-old Dachshund. He is a well-behaved gentle soul who is very sweet and eager to please. He is friendly with people of all ages, and politely waits to be petted while wagging his tail. He will occasionally run around for a little while if encouraged to play, but he's equally happy snuggling on the nearest lap.

Mr. Wilson is friendly but never pushy with the dogs he meets. At his foster home he hangs out with the other dogs, and sometimes curls up with them. They don't play together but the other dogs are older and not interested in playing. Maybe he'd play with the right dog.

Mr. Wilson has only two teeth left but that does not faze him one bit, and it gives him a funny, endearing smile. He eats soaked kibble and is darn good at it, too. He walks very nicely on a leash and loves riding in the car. He is crate trained and house trained; he knows how to use a doggy door and he knows how to use potty pads. Also, he is proud of his ability to shake paws.

Mr. Wilson came from the Sacramento Animal Shelter after coming in as a stray.

If you would like to meet Mr. Wilson, 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.

Chica is a sweet, plump 25 pound, 12-year-old Pug. She's friendly with everyone. She's polite with other dogs and cats but not especially interested in them; she's focused more on people. She grew up with children and was always sweet to them. She will let you pet her as long as you want, and she's so cute that you will want to pet her for a long time.

Chica is mostly blind but she gets around very well. She's a mellow girl, but is always ready to get up and go if her people are getting up to go. She's fine when left alone; she is usually sleeping when you return. She's not a barker, but she does snore and snort in amusing ways.

Chica walks nicely on a leash, and keeps up a good pace despite her short legs. She enjoys car rides, and will move around a lot in the car to maximize her fun, if given the opportunity. She hasn't shown much interest in toys, but she will mouth a squeaky toy when you are holding it.

Her foster mom says: "She has the sweetest face and disposition. When you sit on the floor with her, she is so happy. She is just such a little character ... she makes me laugh every day." How can you resist a face like this?

Chica came to POMDR from a family that went through a divorce. The parent who had been caring for the kids and Chica had to move to a rental that does not allow dogs.

Tiki

Sponsored By: Duke Bartholomew

Tiki is an adorable 5 pound, 10-year-old Pomeranian. She's a cuddly ball of fluffy cuteness!. She's the best little lap dog you will ever meet, and is always available for a snuggle. It's tough to keep your tongue in your mouth when you have no teeth, but that just adds to Tiki's charm.

Tiki walks on a leash just fine, though she is so lightweight and cute that she does tend to be carried a lot, and she does not object. When she is actually walking, she meets other dogs and people nicely. At her foster home she's got some gumption and will boss the big dogs around. She has gotten along fine with cats.

Tiki doesn't bark much for a Pomeranian and she knows the "quiet" command. She knows how to use a doggie door but does sometimes need to be reminded. She is probably too fragile to live with small children, but older kids should be fine. She's on a special diet to control some allergies, and takes a daily medication to regulate her thyroid levels.

Tiki came to POMDR from the San Jose shelter. She was in pretty rough shape at first, but is feeling much better now.

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

Moreno
 
Moreno

Sponsored By: Rasent Solutions, Katie Scott, Dorothy Houston

Moreno is a 5 pound, 10-year-old Chihuahua. He loves people and is gentle in his interactions with them. He enjoys exploring the yard and is house trained. He currently lives in a multi-dog household, and has had no problems with the others.

Moreno is recovering from some medical problems and so his energy is generally low. He is now interested in food, and sometimes spins and jumps when it's feeding time. He should liven up some more as he continues to get more healthy.

Moreno most enjoys being with people, but he does fine when left alone. He's also good in a car, where he just lies down and sleeps. He's a cute boy who wants nothing more than to be in your arms.

A foster for Santa Cruz County Animal Services and CAPE was volunteering to help a shelter get their photo studio up and running and took photos of this at-risk senior guy. He really touched her heart so she contacted POMDR to see if we could take him under our program. She transported him and is now fostering him.

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

Tiny 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 is learning quickly to walk nicely on a leash, without pulling or veering.

Tiny was very fearful after being picked up as a stray, but has come a long way and will no doubt continue to improve. He is still careful around new people and busy situations, but he quickly learned to trust his foster mom and he now loves to be held, cuddled, and have his belly rubbed.

Tiny really 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 shares his foster home with a female 8 year old Miniature Pinscher. They really connected and play very well together, gently rolling all over the living room and trading toys, even though the Min Pin has never wanted to play with any other dogs or toys.

Tiny does great in his foster house yard when left alone with the Min Pin. 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; hopefully this will pass as he has more passenger experience.

Tiny was not house trained when he first went to his foster home, but he is an amazingly quick learner and is now completely house trained. He has learned to push open a screen door to let himself out in the yard to do his business; he should have no problem learning a doggy door.

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

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

Fabio is a 10 pound, 8-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua mix. He's a pretty mellow guy, with occasional bouts of activity. After a meal he often frolics around the house, but only for about five minutes. He loves to be near his people, preferably snuggled on a lap, though he is also quite happy laying nearby in a dog bed. 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. Click the video icon above Fabio's photo to watch his training video.

Fabio gets along well with other dogs he has encountered on walks, and when he was at the shelter he did well in small dog playgroups. He can get a little worried if another dog gets too nosy. At his foster home he barks at a cat that comes into the yard and chases it, but we don't know how he might get along with a cat that lives in the same home.

Fabio is excited about his walks. He is a little shy but friendly and sweet with strangers. He is generally a quiet dog who barks only in unusual situations. He is house trained and causes no trouble when left alone. He enjoys small stuffed toys and Kong toys. Fabio's right eye is cloudy from a previous episode of trauma or inflammation. He does not see well at night. Loud noises and quick movements can worry him, so he would probably do best in a quieter home.

Fabio's foster mom says "Fabio is incredibly sweet. He loves to be right with you, on your lap, or at least in your sight. He loves to lay in his dog bed, but prefers sitting with you. He is a good boy and loves to snuggle. He is probably the first dog that I think actually likes a hug! He is an excellent companion, and is always happy to see you."

Fabio came to us after he was surrendered to Santa Cruz Animal Services along with five other dogs.

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

Hershey
 
Hershey

Sponsored By: Donna Jaskolka, Rachael Razorick

Hershey is a beautiful 22 pound, 7-year-old chocolate brown Cocker Spaniel. With his greying muzzle, he may have the look of a sweet old man, but he has the spunk and energy of a younger dog. He has a boldness and energy about him, but at the same time he's calm and sweet. He is wonderful with people, and has loved everyone he has met in his foster home.

Hershey is affectionate, friendly and loves to run and play, either with other dogs or with stuffed toys. Hershey has a wonderful spirit, bold and loving at the same time. He is mellow when you are and active when you are. He walks great on a leash, though he does pull some. He is crate trained and sleeps the night through.

His foster mom says "So cute! He is like a big stuffed animal. Really sweet and lovable and soft. Just loves being wherever we are! He learns very quickly and is very attentive."

Hershey has a small nodule on his thyroid that does not currently need treatment, but should be checked with an ultrasound every six months. He will have a small cancerous mass removed from his neck in a few weeks.

Hershey was picked up on the streets of San Jose and although he had a rather long stay in the San Jose Shelter, he remained happy and optimistic and knew that someone would fall in love with him.

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

Sammy Girl
 
Sammy Girl

Sponsored By: Zoraya Monso

Sammy Girl is an 73 pound, 12-year-old German Shepherd mix. She is a real sweetheart. She has no problems with other dogs, and loves people of all ages. She's mellow most of the time, but occasionally gets up enough energy to frolic with younger dogs.

Sammy Girl's greatest joy is to hang her head out the window in the car and smell the world. She walks nicely on the leash, without pulling. She is house trained and fine being left at home.

She 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.

Everyone who meets her falls in love immediately. She is a remarkable dog who just wants to love and be loved for her remaining years.

Sammy Girl came to POMDR from Santa Cruz Animal Services after being surrendered by her guardian. The guardian's landlord wouldn't allow dogs.

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

Tudor

Sponsored By: Kristina Baer

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.

Brandy is a 3 pound, 15-year-old female Maltese. She is shy but is doing well learning to bond with people again. She's been making progress in her foster home. She'll need a patient owner to keep bringing her out of her shell. She has a cute wagging tail, eats well, has good energy and has no problem with stairs.

Brandy is a quiet dog, unless she smells you with her favorite thing, ground-up fresh meat! She has no teeth so her food must be broken up for her into small pieces. She will eat from your hand, and is getting used to baths and a daily brushing. She pays no mind to the 9 birds and curious bunny at her foster home.

Brandy probably has had very little human interaction for most of her life. With the right person, Brandy should settle in and become a wonderful companion dog. She's scared of bigger dogs so she would probably do best in a one-dog or small-dogs-only home.

Brandy and her brother Sasha, who is also available for adoption, were rescued nine years ago by the 96-year-old guardian who has recently moved into a nursing home and is no longer able to take care of them.

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

Coco Poodle
 
Coco Poodle

Sponsored By: Duke Bartholomew

Coco is a 15 pound, 16-year-old Miniature Poodle. She is an extremely sweet girl, a total love bug lap dog who wants to be with you all the time. She walks well on a leash and loves a good long walk at a comfortable pace. She loves everyone she meets and wants to be loved and petted by them.

Coco does very well with the small dogs and cats at her foster home. She moved right in as if she had lived there forever. She doesn't pester them at all and lets them do whatever they want (one of the cats lovingly rubs his face on Coco's). When she's not following her foster mom around the house, she enjoys a nice nap.

Coco's main goal is to be by her human's side. She likes to go for rides. She has some separation anxiety; she whines and cries for 10 to 15 minutes when being left alone, but then settles. She loves to be spoiled and would do best with someone who can be with her most of the time and take her places.

Coco was rescued from a shelter in Los Angeles.

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

Freckles

Sponsored By: John Click, in honor of Joe Buck

Freckles is a 17 pound, 11-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix. She's easy to live with and particularly loves being outside. She loves her walks and will pull some on leash when she gets going, before settling down. She's polite and unafraid with dogs she meets. She is always happy to meet new people, and is great with kids.

She likes to play chase and keep away with the other terriers at her foster home, and will also throw toys around for self-entertainment. She likes lots of toys, but has a teddy bear she's particularly fond of. She is house trained and crate trained, and gets along well with cats.

Freckles gets excited at mealtime and will do a little "dance" for treats and gives lots of kisses. She will bark when she hears interesting (to her) sounds, so she would do best in a home where some barking wouldn't disturb the neighbors.

Her foster mom says: "She has such a sweet nature, and I enjoy her playful side. She will enjoy sitting with you for a while, gives lots of kisses, then curls up in her bed for a nap. She is truly delightful."

Freckles came to POMDR when her guardian was being threatened to be evicted from her apartment because she had a dog.

If you would like to meet Freckles, 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.

Daisy Chihuahua
 
Daisy Chihuahua

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Daisy is as cute as her name. She's a 13 year-year-old, 13 pound Chihuahua who originally came to us because her elderly guardian had medical problems and could not care for her anymore. She was adopted to a new home 3 years ago, but sadly, her second guardian recently passed away so Daisy is back in our care. Daisy's disposition is gentle and inquisitive. She likes to cuddle in your lap and take quiet naps in her crate. Don't let her age fool you! She's quite spry and likes to go for walks around the neighborhood. She's lived with cats and other dogs with no problems. She is house-trained and very easy to have around.

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

Hannah
 
Hannah

Sponsored By: Betty and Ariel

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.

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 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.

Jasmine Chihuahua
 
Jasmine Chihuahua

Sponsored By: John Click, in honor of Joe Buck, Anonymous sponsor

Jasmine is a 10-year-old, 6-pound dainty Chihuahua. She has a happy personality. She loves to go for walks and car rides, and loves to sleep under the blankets. She gets along well with other dogs both big and small, and sometimes plays with her foster brother who is a puppy. Once she gets to know you, she likes to snuggle up on your lap. Jasmine is currently house trained to use an open door to access the back yard.

Jasmine came to us when her guardian was hospitalized and could no longer care for her.

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

Molly

Sponsored By: John Click, in honor of Joe Buck, Batista Moon Studio

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.

Molly is a 14 pound, 11-year-old Jack Russell Terrier. She walks well on a leash and gets along with most other critters including dogs, cats, chickens, ponies and people - even strangers! She's very polite when she meets new people, and has been fine with children.

Molly is a mellow girl around the house, with bursts of energy when it is dinner time, or her leash comes out. She does not bark much for a terrier, and she gets along just fine with her many foster dog siblings. Molly is fine being left alone when her foster mom goes to work. She is house trained, though like most older dogs she needs regular access to the yard.

Molly loves going to the beach and for walks around the neighborhood. She walks at a leisurely pace, and insists on stopping to sniff frequently along the way. She rides fine in the car in a crate, which she goes into on request.

Her foster mom says: "She is very mellow for a Jack Russell Terrier. She has a sweet personality, and is very easy to love. She demands very little and wants only to enjoy some walks and maybe some chicken if you have some on hand!"

Molly came to Peace of Mind Dog Rescue when her guardian could no longer care for her.

Davey

Sponsored By: Betty and Ariel

Davey is a 10 pound, 7-year-old Chihuahua mix. This mellow boy passed his dog evaluation with flying colors. He's easy to handle and has a nice, friendly temperament; he comes back for more if you stop petting him. He enjoys shorter, leisurely walks. He likes to meet new people, and is gentle with everyone that he meets.

Davey does have special needs because is he diabetic. His diabetes is easily controlled with two insulin injections per day.

Davey loves to meet new dogs, and will stand up on his hind legs to greet big dogs. At his foster home he gets along very well with the three other dogs, though he isn't really interested in playing. He hasn't shown interest in toys, but he LOVES dental chews and will chew antlers and such. He would probably get along fine with cats.

Davey's foster mom says: "He is starting to be more affectionate, licking my ears in the morning to wake me up! He clearly had a limited life before, so everything is new to him....walking up stairs, sand on the beach, cuddles on the couch. He is soaking all of this up and becoming a great little dog. "

Davey came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services where he was found as a stray.

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

Dixie

Sponsored By: Manutech Mfg., Duke Bartholomew

Dixie is a 23 pound, 10-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 ignored the cat at the shelter, but was curious about the cats she lived with for awhile. She wanted to play with them but they did not feel the same way. She has lived with dogs, too. 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 came to us as a stray from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Dixie, 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

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 a friendly, confident dog with a lively personality. He loves to meet and play with new dogs and he never met a stranger he didn't win over. If you'd like to have the happiest dog in the world in your life, Troy might be your buddy.

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 likes having a blanket or sheet to chew on. He's happy to sleep in a crate, or in your bed.

Troy's foster mom says "He is a lovable, friendly, cute dog that just wants to cuddle up in someone's lap."

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.

Bert

Sponsored By: Tina Corona-Mantutech Mfg

Bert is a 6 pound, 8-year-old Chihuahua mix. He is mellow and sweet, and just loves curling up on his foster mom's lap and going to sleep. He seems very grateful for anything that is done for him.

Bert walks well on a leash, mostly staying at your side. He's fine with meeting new people and is good with other dogs. He is house trained and crate trained. He is a little too excited about kitties so would do best in a home without cats or with a very confident cat. He is smaller than most kitties! Bert loves kids. He's a happy guy who would shower you with love if you gave him his forever home.

Bert was found as a stray in Salinas.

If you would like to meet Bert, 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.

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.

Pepper Lhasa
 
Pepper Lhasa

Sponsored By: Jenna, Winston & Leelu Scanlon

Pepper is a 13 pound, 17-year-old pure bred Lhasa Apso. He is a gentle dog who gets along with people, other dogs, and cats.

He has a non-functional right eye that has been that way since he was a pup and doesn't cause him any trouble. He also has limited vision in his left eye. He is quiet and housebroken as long as he has a routine and access to the outdoors. He likes meeting people and dogs, though he doesn't always notice their presence. He wags his little tail constantly and loves to be with company. He enjoys being held and cuddled.

Pepper does have a heart condition and is at risk of sudden death from a rupture. He needs a peaceful place to curl up in a comfortable bed and feel secure and loved in his golden years no matter how much longer he has.

Pepper came to POMDR when his guardian passed away. He had been in the same loving home for 17 years.

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

Lupey

Sponsored By: Miss P

Lupey is a 20 pound, 11-year-old Boston Terrier. He is a delightful dog who was well cared for by his former guardian who passed away. His vision is somewhat impaired, but he doesn't let this stop him from being sweet, smart, easy going, funny, and happy.

Lupey gets along well with other dogs and enjoys meeting new people. He has lived with cats and chases some kitties but not others. He doesn't play with the other dog at his foster home, but he likes to challenge people at tug of war with a rope toy, and he very much enjoys his stuffed animals.

Lupey knows basic commands and is housebroken. When he's left home alone, he will often snuggle on a sofa or bed. He loves to go for walks, or lounge around the house or yard. He is used to riding in a crate in cars. He is overall an easy keeper and very adaptable to new situations.

The last time Lupey had his teeth cleaned, he had a few extractions and, unfortunately, the vet found a mass on his gum line. It was biopsied and came back as squamous cell carcinoma. Lupey's prognosis is guarded, but for now, he is a happy dog and doesn't know there is anything wrong. He would love to be in his forever home for however long that may be. The vet thinks he might still have 6 months to a year of quality life left.

If you would like to meet Lupey, 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.

Tucker

Sponsored By: Lifeline 4 Paws, Laurence Cable, Sandy Ettinger

Tucker is a 9-year-old, 50 pound Catahoula/Australian Shepherd Mix. He is an ultra friendly dog. He loves attention from everyone he meets, and will nudge you with his nose to get some additional petting. He is equally good with children and adults. He gets along well with other dogs he meets. He would do best in a home without cats or other small animals.

Tucker was born with a foot deformity that made it difficult and painful for him to put weight one of his paws. The problem was not repairable and his back leg was amputated. He remaining back paw needs to be protected. It was also deformed at birth and he wears a boot to protect it. He can only do short walks on soft surface.

Tucker rides well in a car, contentedly lying down and looking out the window. He's a quiet dog who occasionally whines with excitement but rarely if ever barks.

Tucker came to POMDR in a neglected state after being surrendered to Salinas Animal Services. He had giardia, mange, tapeworm, and was anemic. He has come a long way since then. We are still working on his skin issues which may be lifelong and chronic, but they have improved a great deal. We keep his skin as healthy as possible with medicated baths, medication and a special diet.

Despite the neglect Tucker has endured in his past, he is a happy, bright, loving dog.

Check out a video of Tucker
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If you would like to meet Tucker, 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.

Sunny

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Sunny is a 9 pound, 12-year-old, handsome long hair Dachshund. He was surrendered to a shelter when his guardian went into a care facility and was then transferred to POMDR. He is a little shy at first, but then is an absolute doll with his human family members. He can live with other dogs, but might be a little bossy with some dogs. He loves to snuggle and be on his person's lap.

Like many Dachshunds, Sunny can be protective of his human family while on leash out and about and if visitors come to the home. He is learning to walk on a gentle leader and that is helping a lot. He needs an adopter who is willing to continue his training inside and outside the home and is committed to managing his behaviors lifelong if necessary. He needs to be in a home without young children.

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

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.