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

Adoptable dogs available by appointment only.

Mailing Address:
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.
TAX ID NO. 27-1154816

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:

Little Red

Breed: Long Haired Chihuahua
Age: 6 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

Little Red is a cutie who is good in the house and on a leash. This little lady gets along with other dogs and with people but is nervous when first meeting someone. Little Red came to us because her guardian went into assisted living.

Little Red needs a foster so that she can come into our program. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.


Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 6 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

Britta is a little black and white Chi that is vey cute. She is very food motivated and active. She came to us from the SPCA.

Britta cannot come into our program until she has a foster home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.

Coco Terrier

Breed: Silky Terrier
Age: 10 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Male

Coco has an extremely cute face and a nice personality too. He has cataracts in both eyes and it is not clear whether he can see anything. He was surrendered to the SPCA after his guardians separated and POMDR decided to help find him a home.

Coco would like a safe home to relax in and feel better about all his moving. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.

Mr. Charlie

Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Male

Charlie is a positive and friendly little fella who is as cute-as-they-come. He is bustling with energy and has a thick black coat with occasional creme or caramel swirls. His happy, smiling face matches his cappuccino socks. He is house, crate, and leash trained. He knows basic commands and the art of love. He is good with dogs but is intimidated by large ones. Does well with cats too.

Mr. Charlie's perky, crescent-shaped tail wags to a nonstop rhythm the entire time someone gives him attention. He bounces happily around when given the opportunity to roam. He makes eye contact well and wants to read and please his persons. He will push in regularly for whole body rubbings and will stand statue still to luxuriate in some serious tail end scratching!

Charlie went to the SPCA after his previous guardians moved and could no longer care for him. We were told about this peppy little lover needing help to find a new home.

Mr. Charlie is looking for a foster in which he can be comfortable and relax while we find him a forever home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.

Walter White

Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Age: 6 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Walter can be a bit reserved when first meeting you, but a few head scratches later and he's all yours. This little guy isn't clingy, though. He wants to spend his days near you, but he doesn't have to be sitting on your lap the entire time. Great news for people who like to avoid a dusting of dog hair on their pants.

He is an active, alert doggie who enjoys going on walks and saying hello to other dogs. Walter quickly warms up to strangers, but he doesn't always enjoy the energy level (and volume) of young children. He's used to a more laid back scene. Before coming to POMDR, he was the gentle companion of a senior who has since passed away.

Walter sleeps quietly in a crate at night and does just fine roaming free during the day. He shares his toys, but he likes to keep his food to himself. If there's a cat in the vicinity, Walter thinks it's great fun to run after it. He's a smart cookie who's currently learning better manners and catching on quickly.

Walter will thrive in a relaxed environment with someone looking for a fun, four-legged friend to take on walks and love on.

Walter is wanting his forever home but would love a foster to take him in and allow his personally to come out and shine. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.

Dolly Terrier

Breed: Terrier Mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

This cute girl is friendly and playful and has seriously stolen the heart of every person she's met! From shelter to vet staffers, people are head over heels for her. She is sweet as can be with lots of energy and loves treats. Dolly also knows how to be mellow while you're working or watching TV, so she will make someone a lovely BFF.

Dolly does well with other dogs and passed her evaluation, but has started to show some leash reactivity when out in public. She made quick progress with a trainer who used treats to curb this behavior, but needs someone who can continue that process.

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

Dolly is in need of a foster home by next week. Would do best as thinly dog but will be fine with others. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.


Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 8 years
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Male

This itsy-bitsy dude will steal your heart! He's about as small as they come, and he loves to curl up in your lap to stay warm and cuddle. He has a charming personality and does a wiggly dance when you come home. With food in hand, you can quickly become his best friend!

August is doing well learning how to walk on a leash, and he is generally great with meeting other dogs, too. August currently lives with several other dogs and a cat in his foster home, and he does just fine with all of them. He has a moderate energy level, and he enjoys playing outside with one of his foster doggie buddies. Due to his teeny-weeny size, August is a bit timid when meeting new people right now, but this should change as he gets more used to it.

August has free access to all of the house and the outside, and he is learning proper potty habits. If you have to go out without him, he may do best in an x-pen with water and a potty pad for now. He will rest quietly until you come home. When August gets to go out with you, he will do fine riding in the car as well.

August loves to sleep near you or under the covers. He is such a lovable little guy! When he gains your trust, and when he knows you're his mommy or daddy, he is very happy! Won't you make this tiny fella forever happy?

August came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

August could go to a foster home at any time. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.

Mr. Freckles

Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Age: 7 years
Weight: 45 pounds
Gender: Male

Mr. Freckles is a handsome Cocker Spaniel who loves people. He also loves his food, but is not possessive with it. He needs to lose some weight and be helped to understand some basics. He has lived mostly outdoors and in a dog house his whole life, and would love to come inside and live with a family where he can be his bubbly self. He is a smart cookie and could be trained using treats for motivation.

Mr. Freckles is interested in toys. He is very excited about car rides and can be walked on leash, though he does pull a little. He wants to play with other dogs and reacts sweetly, even if one shows him aggression. He does bark at cats and will chase them, but is otherwise not vocal.

Mr. Freckles came to us when his guardian went into hospice care.

Freckles needs a foster home that is dog savvy enough to teach him basics and give him the attention he deserves. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.

Ruby and Lucy

Breed: Dachshund, Dachshund
Age: 11 years, 11 years
Weight: 15 pounds, 15 pounds
Gender: Female, Female

These two ladies were litter mates and have never been apart. They are very sweet and cuddly, friendly with people and great with other dogs. They would love a walk or just being outside and exploring. They are gentle with kids and easy to feed, as they are happy to ingest anything.

These sisters need to be in a home without stairs. Ruby has had spinal surgery and is doing great, but should not be going up stairs whatsoever. She will enthusiastically follow Lucy if allowed, so her ideal future family won't have stairs that the girls have access to.

These ladies came to POMDR when their guardian passed away suddenly and now are looking to bring their love to a new family.

Ruby and Lucy are looking for a new foster home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.


Breed: Boxer
Age: 8 years
Weight: 50 pounds
Gender: Female

My name is Marshmallow. I am a 9-year-old, 50 pound White Boxer. I am a super lover. I am very gentle with people, and I have never met a stranger. I am happy to greet everyone I meet with a smile and a kiss. I adore children. They are so innocent, smell good, and I can often taste what they had for lunch when I give them kisses! So much fun.

I like most dogs, but every now and then there is a dog who gets up in my face too close and I feel compelled to give a little "ruff" for them to back off. I've heard of creatures called kitties, but I have never met one, so am not sure yet how I would react to such a thing.

Several years ago, I lost my way. It's foggy to me now, I either wandered away from home or my family put me out on the street. Next thing I knew I was in a shelter with lots and lots of other dogs. I was taken in by POMDR and have been in foster care with my foster mom since September 2016. She has taken excellent care of me.

I have had health issues. I have had several mast cell tumors removed. I also have a disease called Degenerative Myelopathy which makes it hard for me to walk. It's been progressing slowly and it is getting harder and harder for me to get up when I am laying down, get into the car, and sometimes I fall over when I am walking. I wear a harness so my foster mom can help me stay steady on my feet, and sometimes she picks me up. Sometimes I have trouble getting up and out of the house to go to the bathroom, but my foster mom forgives me because she knows it is not my fault. My body just doesn't always do what I need it to do at the speed I need to do it in.

My foster mom is in the military and she is being reassigned over seas so I need to find a new foster home or someone who is willing to give me a permanent home for the rest of my weeks, months, years. I don't know how long I will live. I am considered a hospice dog.

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue is committed to paying for my hospice vet care expenses for the rest of my life for anyone who is wonderful and wants to adopt or foster me. I am currently in Monterey County, California, but I am told there are volunteers who can get me just about anywhere in the country if there is a loving someone willing to take me in.

Marshmallow's current foster mom is in the military and is being reassigned. We need to find a new hospice foster for marshmallow. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption application.

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