We Need Foster Homes!
We typically have about 80 dogs in our care at any given time. We also typically have up to 15 dogs waiting to get into foster homes. If you are interested in fostering any of the dogs on this page, email us.
POMDR will provide supplies such as crate, bed, collar, harness, leash, id tag, bowls, toys, flea prevention. We also cover all medical expenses. We ask that our foster homes provide the food and a loving, safe home until your foster dog is adopted.
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. Click here for more information about volunteering and fostering and to fill out an online volunteer application.
The following dogs need foster homes:
Breed: Dachshund mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 14 pounds
General Washington is sweet and even playful with dogs of all sizes. He's not a stressed kind of dog, relaxing at your feet while you work or watch TV. He's more than satisfied snoozing in his bed.
General Washington thinks kitties are rather fun to chase and would likely do best in a home without any. He walks well on a leash. General Washington came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being picked up as a stray after a big storm.
General Washington has acclimated well in his new foster home, but needs to go somewhere without kitties. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Age: 12 years
Weight: 29 pounds
Andie gets along well with other mellow dogs and is generally trusting, despite not being able to see. She also has hypothyroidism so she will be on an inexpensive medication for life to control that.
She would thrive with a calm canine sibling or as the only pet. She has no interest in kitties and would likely do just fine having a cat in her family. When Andie has been around a toddler, she wasn't fazed by him at all.
Once a routine is established for Andie, she will do fine in the house. She also enjoys getting out of the house, and she will ride along in the car nicely, or go for walk on a leash with no problem. At night, Andie likes to snuggle up somewhere near her person on her dog bed.
Andie's senior guardian passed away recently and no one in her family can give Andie the quiet lifestyle she needs. She is so incredibly loving and trusting, Andie will be a wonderful, gentle companion for a mellow person who wants to adore and be adored!
Andie needs a foster home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Age: 8 years
Weight: 50 pounds
Marshmallow loves to be loved. Though she's okay to be home alone, Marshmallow wants to be where her people are, and prefers keeping them company to hanging outside in the yard by herself. She gives lots of kisses, and she would be a lap dog if she could! Marshmallow sleeps peacefully in her dog bed on the floor next to her foster's bed at night. She doesn't play much with toys, but she likes to hide her cookies under her bed!
Marshmallow is incredibly easy to handle. She does have some trouble walking on hardwood floors however, and would love to find a home with carpeting so she can get around easier. On a surface where she can't slip, Marshmallow does better getting around but does wear a Help 'Em Up Harness so her person can help her get around. This sweet girl is going to make someone an incredibly loyal companion to the right adopter who can love her how she is.
Marshmallow had a mast cell tumor removed from her toe and a sarcoma removed from her side, and then another mast cell tumor was found. This is common to her breed. She is likely to keep producing these tumors, so she takes an anti-inflammatory to slow their growth.
In addition, Marshmallow has a weak back end. Exercise, good nutrition and physical therapy have helped.
A DNA test was done to see if Marshmallow is at risk of Degenerative Myelopathy (DM). She does have the gene that predisposes her to this genetic disorder, and she has some of the symptoms, so it is very possible that this disease will continue to progress.
Marshmallow stole the hearts of the shelter staff at Monterey County Animal Services, so they reached out to us to see if we could help find her a forever family. We are looking for someone very special to accept her as she is and help her manage her health issues.
Marshmallow is in need of a foster home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Breed: Dapple Dachshund
Age: 8 years
Weight: 21 pounds
Dimples' guardian passed away recently, leaving Dimples in need of a new forever home.
Dimples is in a foster home now, but sometimes chases the kitty. She might do better in a home without cats. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Age: 6 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Aaron Burr came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.
Aaron Burr is being boarded at a vet clinic. He is ready for a foster home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.