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:
Bindy has cleaned up beautifully and settled in easily to a foster home. She gets along well with other dogs and enjoys going for walks. She's a quiet girl who rides nicely in the car and doesn't make any noise if left home alone for a short while. She loves cuddling! She smiles wide when you give her tummy rubs and is very affectionate.
Bindy may have the beginning signs of a collapsing trachea, which causes her to have occasionally coughing fits. Her adopter will need to keep an eye on this. She will be a great fit in a mellow household.
Bindy came to us from South County Animal Rescue.
Bindy is in need of a foster home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Zsa Zsa rides nicely in the car, quietly taking in the scenery. Zsa Zsa was picked up as a stray in Seaside, and based on her personality, she was definitely someone's companion at some point in time. She has so much love to give.
Zsa Zsa came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County.
Zsa Zsa needs a foster home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
He has spent a lot of his years as an outdoor only dog, being passed around between family members before finally being surrendered to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. He came to us suffering from some untreated skin issues and we thought he was a senior gentleman. Now that he's getting healthier and blossoming, the vet estimated his age to be much younger than we anticipated! Everyone who has met him has been smitten with this little guy.
We will post more photos and information about Canelo as we get to know him better and he gets settled in a foster home.
Canelo is a great little dog who is in need of a foster home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Little Bit came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.
Little Bit is being boarded at our vet clinic where she is receiving her initial exam and treatment. She will be ready for a foster home very soon. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Shyla came to us from Salinas Animal Services.
Shyla is being boarded at our vet clinic where she is receiving her initial exam and treatment. She will be ready for a foster home very soon. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Lincoln came to us from Salinas Animal Services.
Lincoln is being boarded at our vet clinic where he is receiving his initial exam and treatment. He will be ready for a foster home very soon. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Isabelle is coming to us from Salinas Animal Services.
Isabelle is coming into our program very soon. We would love to have a foster home lined up for her. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Archer is coming to us from Salinas Animal Services.
Archer is coming into our program very soon. We'd love to have a foster home lined up for him. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Toby is the more reserved of the two and slowly sniffs his surroundings with interest. He's very treat motivated and sits nicely for cookies! He also needs to lose a few pounds, so someone that can help manage his cookie intake would be best. He is loving, easy-to-handle and rides well in the car.
Marley is a lovebug who is more of a busy-body than Toby. Marley is quick to roll over for a tummy rub and also loves treats. These two boys came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. They would likely be fine with kids and an easy fit in a home with a low or moderate activity level.
Toby and Marley are being boarded at our vet clinic where they are receiving their initial exam and treatment. They will be ready for a foster home very soon. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Coco's foster mama describes her as "remarkably smart" and says she "picks up commands like lightning." She is already learning "step up" and other verbal cues that will make her life easier. She's also food motivated so someone special is going to really enjoy training this intelligent girl.
Coco has a loving, cuddly personality and even seems to enjoy the company of older kids who can understand her special needs. She loves walks and the great outdoors. Coco is fine with other dogs, but needs to live with dogs who don't mind that she will occasionally bump into them. Once she gets oriented in her home, she is going to thrive. She's literally smiles while riding in the car, so she's a great sidekick to take with you!
Coco came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County, where she was surrendered when her guardians moved somewhere that did not allow pets.
Coco is being boarded at a vet clinic. We'd love to get her into a foster home as soon as possible. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
On walks, it takes her a bit of time to get her back end warmed up. But once she's outside on flat ground, she comes to life. If she's in a safe space where she can be off leash, she might even take off running and show you a glimpse of the young dog she used to be and still is at heart.
Angel is a mellow dog who's content to lie in her bed and watch the world turn around her. She's laid back when meeting other dogs or new people and is fine with gentle children (though her rough-housing days have come to an end). Even kitties are okay with Angel. She's an easy keeper.
She is a good girl when left home alone, knows her basic commands, and is house-trained. Angel has some age-related hearing and vision loss, and she takes a daily medication for incontinence to control any possible accidents. She sometimes slips on wood or tile floors, so doggie socks or a house with carpeting or rugs might help things.
Angel came to us when her family could no longer care for her. We know it must have been traumatic for Angel to lose her loving family, but she has adapted like a champ and settled in really well. She's just a bundle of sweetness and joy looking for a family to love.
Angel has been doing great in a foster home and they love her but she has trouble navigating their yard because it is very steep. We are hoping to find her another foster home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.
Marshmallow loves to be loved. Though she's okay to be home alone, Marshmallow wants to be where her people are, and prefers them 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, too!
Marshmallow is incredibly easy to handle. She is house-trained, uses a doggie door and she loves to ride calmly in the car. Marshmallow walks nicely on a leash, a quarter to a half mile, a couple of times a day. She does have some trouble walking on hardwood floors because of her bad leg, however, and she wears a bootie on one foot so her legs don't slip out from under her. On surface where she can't slip, Marshmallow does just fine getting around. She even likes to jog with her foster mama! This sweet girl is going to make someone an incredibly beautiful, loyal companion.
Marshmallow did have a mast cell tumor removed from her toe, and a sarcoma removed from her side, and then another mast cell tumor was found. At this point, our vet thinks she is just going to keep producing these tumors so we are treating her with an anti-inflammatory to hopefully slow the growth of these tumors.
She is also being treated for chronic skin allergies.
In addition, Marshmallow has a weak back end. With exercise and good nutrition, however, she has improved, but is definitely still weak. She did some physical therapy and may need more in the future.
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 take her on with all her health issues.
Marshmallow is in need of a foster home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.