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.
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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.

Our dogs are kept in foster homes. To meet an adoptable dog, we will need to set up a meet and greet with the dog's foster parent. The first step is to fill out an online adoption questionnaire.

Here's why older dogs are particularly rewarding to adopt.

Many of our dogs are labeled as “mixed breed” because visual breed identification of dogs is very unreliable. We encourage you to select your new companion by considering each dog’s individual personality and energy level.

Some of these dogs need foster homes. Fostering is a wonderful way to help dogs left behind find their forever homes. You may also want to foster as a way of finding the perfect match for your home if you are looking to add a dog to your family. For a complete list of dogs that need fostering click here.

More information about our adoption policies and process, and info about other places to adopt, is at the bottom of this page.


FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 23 pounds
Gender: Female

Suki is a timid little lady that may shy away from a hand or new person, but is actually comfortable being held and coddled. She is all sweetness and once passed being nervous, she will show her affection. She is comfortable around dogs and likes to tag along after them, potentially becoming more confident with them.

Suki came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County.

If you would like to meet Suki, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

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Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 21 pounds
Gender: Male

This beefcake is hoping to go home with you. Samwise is a happy, wiggly little guy who eagerly greets you. he is affectionate and easy to hold and love. He seems interested and friendly towards other dogs but his main squeeze will be his future person. He is comfortable going into his crate and is quiet during car rides. This guy is really cute and is ready for a forever home.

Samwise came to POMDR from the SPCA for Monterey County.

If you would like to meet Samwise, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Female

June Bug is a curious and sweet girl that is searching for a secure and quiet home. June Bug was found as a stray. She does not have any eyes and is thus blind. She navigates well and follows people, also going to greet any new voices. She is nice to everyone she meets and is a little love. She just needs to be given a chance and that person's heart will swell with love for her.

If you would like to meet June Bug, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Denver Ventura
 
Denver Ventura

Sponsored By: Marjorie Bullock

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 2 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Male

Denver is an amazing dog. He is smart and bonds quickly to the person holding his leash. He does fine with other dogs, but is looking for a home without cats..

Denver seems to be fully housetrained. So far he doesn't have much interest in playing with toys.

Denver is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Denver Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 15 years
Estimated weight: pounds
Gender: Male

Orion is a mellow little old man. He is fine with other dogs and people and likes to explore and toddle around.

Orion is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Orion Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Male

Cajun is what you might call a "people dog." Outside? He's comfortable where he is. Walks? He'll pass. Toys? Not interested. But give him the chance to sleep under the covers with you, sit on the couch next to you or just gaze adoringly into your eyes, and he's all about it. He's a delightful mix of cuddles and sweetness.

He ignores cats, does well with other dogs and can assimilate into a pack or relax on his own. He's very responsive to human direction, and surprisingly, treats aren't always required. Cajun is just a calm, mellow dog who always feels at home. Take him for a car ride, and he'll quickly find a comfy spot in the car to curl up and sleep.

Cajun is deaf and doesn't know any commands, but he speaks the universal language of companionship. And he's waiting for you. He came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being found as a stray.

If you would like to meet Cajun, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 54 pounds
Gender: Male

Monsieur French is a nice old gentleman. He is friendly and likes attention. He is accommodating with other dogs, wags nicely and shows some interest. He likes treats with absolutely no guarding with dogs or people. He would be best in a quiet home and probably no young kids to jump on his old body. He is a bit overweight and could use help shedding some pounds.

French was found as a stray and his person was identified, however, they did not come get him from the Santa Cruz County Animal Services and is now looking for a family to give him a home.

If you would like to meet Monsieur French, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Haven

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Haven is a scruffy powder puff with a kind and gentle temperament. At first, her foster would have described her as reserved and not very playful. But after just a couple of weeks living with a loving family and other dogs and cats, Haven has come alive. She revels being part of a pack and is now running, jumping, twirling and playing like a younger dog.

Eager to bond and get close to you, Haven is happy to receive your loving attention. Though she was standoffish just a couple of weeks ago, she now cuddles up next to her doggie buddies on the couch. And she loves car rides and seeing the world from a faster vantage point. This girl is learning about the great things in life and embracing them fully. Whenever you might need a little boost, she's there with a sweet kiss and an even sweeter disposition.

She enjoys going outside to greet the world and behaves on the leash. Haven holds her business during walks so the foster has been rewarding her, showing her when the correct time is to go.

Haven came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Services after being found as a stray.

If you would like to meet Haven, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 50 pounds
Gender: Female

Cheespa is a darling dog. She is one of those dogs who just wags happily and gets along with everyone - dogs and people alike. She's a great size for taking along with you for a hike or a trip to the beach! Cheespa is affectionate and can't wait to be part of your family.

Cheespa was surrendered to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter when her guardian could no longer care for her.

If you would like to meet Cheespa, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

Chiquita is a sweet little dog. She came to us with a broken leg, so is on strict rest right now. We'll know more about her energy level once her cast comes off toward the end of December. She does seem fine with other dogs.

Chiquita is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Chiquita Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Misty Knight is eager to meet people. She is a true doll. Even when neglected and her hair became matted, she wanted to spread her love to all new people. She is a quiet little gem who will surely earn your attention. She is mellow with other dogs and easy to have around.

Misty is coming to us from Salinas Animal Services after being found as a stray. She was extremely matted, but after being shaved and cleaned, we found the sweetest and cutest little lady.

If you would like to meet Misty Knight, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Age: 10 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Robby loves going on walks and is happy to see the world. He enjoys playing with toys and is good around other dogs once he's comfortable. He is great on walks, although he will likely bark when first seeing another dog while on leash, but he is receiving help to correct this and is likely due to his limited vision. He really loves his daily walks. He is very food motivated and can be directed and taught with treats. He loves people and bonds strongly to his guardians.

Robby was hit by a car and has since recovered. He has some sensitivity in his lower back but has no limited mobility. Robby came from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and has recovered in the care of a foster for several months.

If you would like to meet Robby, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Jersey

Sponsored By: Cindy Reskovic, Forgiving Paws, Sharon Barry, Robert and Kathleen Seibel, Kim and Kevin Barcellos

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 43 pounds
Gender: Female

Hi, I'm Jersey! And I am looking for my forever home with the help of POMDR. Right now, I am living with my foster parent and working on becoming the best dog I can be for my new family. We are on a good schedule that I like a lot. I wake up in the morning in my crate where I sleep most of the time (although I get to spend the weekend nights on my pillow bed). Then I go outside and come in and have my breakfast in my special slow chow bowl. After that I hang out for pets with my foster parent a bit before they leave for work. Then I get my kong stuffed with healthy snacks that I work on for a while. I stay home alone during the day while my foster parent is at work.

I look out the window and bark sometimes at people and dogs that go by during the day. I especially bark at the black birds that hang out in the yard. I like to protect my area and make sure everything is okay. When my foster parent comes home from work, we go outside. I sit down and get brushed for a while and we work on my training. I can sit, lie down, lie over, stay, come, weave thru someone's legs that I trust and spin. Sometimes I can give my paw for a shake. I like learning new things and practicing them.

Then we either go for a walk around our neighborhood or a store. I'm working on being better on my leash but new smells excite me and I like sniffing everything. Also, I like to ride in the car and will stay in the backseat sitting nicely and will stand up and put my head out the window when it is open.

After our walk, I get dinner and then relax for the rest of the night either getting more pets which I can never get enough of on my head, ears & neck, chewing on my antler or taking a nap.

I'm sometimes sensitive to attention and petting because I don't trust new people right away and I have some mild arthritis in my hips. I take a medication twice a day to help with it. I do like to spend time with other dogs at playdates and on walks but I would rather be the star in my own house. If there is another dog that doesn't like attention as much as I do, it might be okay to have a dog sister or brother.

I came to POMDR from a good Samaritan who found me as a stray in Hollister. We could not locate my original guardian.

If you would like to meet Jersey, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 29 pounds
Gender: Male

Mickey is a very happy pup. He is in good health although he could stand to lose a few pounds. Mickey loves to be close to his humans, and would be a perfect fit for someone looking for a cuddler/kisser.

He is great on walks. He doesn't seem to know any basic commands yet, but is a quick learner. He has an even temperament and has shown no signs of resource guarding or leash aggression. He is great with small/medium dogs, but unsure of large dogs. He is a definite people-pleaser and a very good boy overall.

Mickey is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Mickey Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 30 pounds
Gender: Male

I am looking for a quiet home where I can relax in a sunbeam and be your faithful companion. I would love to spend my golden years in a forever home with you. Not only am I a bit older, I am a lot wiser! I am looking for a home where my quiet attitude and worldly wisdom will be appreciated and adored. I love lots of toys and am praised for walking well on leash. I am a big fan of cozy spots and would be thrilled to snuggle on the couch with you.

I prefer to be in a home without kitties. They get me too excited, and they don't like it!

If you would like to meet Ford, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Sweet Petite
 
Sweet Petite

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld, Becca and Owen Simons

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Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 5 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Female

Sweet Petite is a precious dog and recent mother to puppies who are now also ready to be adopted. She came into our program pregnant and we were happy to help her with her litter. Now she is ready for a forever home where she can give you all of her love. She enjoys her walks and does well in the car. Sweet Petite does fine with other very mellow dogs in her home, but prefers a cat-free household.

Sweet Petite came to us from Monterey County Animal Services after being picked up as a stray. They realized she was pregnant and asked for our help in finding her forever family.

If you would like to meet Sweet Petite, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 2 years
Weight: 59 pounds
Gender: Female

Sara is a lovely dog. She does fine with other dogs, but mostly has eyes for her person. She bonds strongly to her caregiver and is very loyal.

She is a great in the home, knows heel and sit, and is working on other basic training commands. She loves her walks.

She has a funny habit of going through her daily hunts through the house to gather up boots, sneakers, sweaters, etc. into one big pile. This gives the humans the opportunity to stop her before she actually picks out what item to chew first!

She is working on crate training.

Sara is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Sara Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Pepper Ventura
 
Pepper Ventura

Sponsored By: Marjorie Bullock

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 2 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

Pepper is a tiny bit shy, but is a sweet dog. He is active and gets along well with other dogs. He appropriately respects the kitties in his foster home.

He enjoys playing with toys.

Pepper is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Pepper Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Aster Ventura
 
Aster Ventura

Sponsored By: From the Heart Dog Training

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

Aster is a friendly, tiny little lady. She is happy to explore on her own, but also loves the company of other dogs and people.

Aster is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Aster Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 1 year
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Male

Ash aka Doc loves to go for walks and hikes. He does fine with other dogs and enjoys meeting new people.

Ash is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Ash Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Male

Chase is a happy little guy. He does well with other dogs and enjoys meeting new people.

Chase is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Chase Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Husky
Age: 10 years
Weight: 52 pounds
Gender: Female

Sesi has a beautiful temperament. She is good with other dogs and enjoys meeting new people. She is still quite active for a senior gal.

Sesi is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Sesi Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Male

Eli is a mellow little man. He is fine with other dogs and loves to be snuggled on a lap with hisperson.

Eli is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Eli Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 3 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Scooter is a cute long-leggedy little guy who loves to snuggle and bonds quickly with his person. He's a bit timid about meeting new people, but warms up soon. He likes other dogs and will happily play chase with them if they want to. He has a moderate energy level, and would make a good hiking buddy. He walks well on leash and rides well in the car.

Scooter is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Scooter Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Male

Rocco is wonderful dog who gets along well with dogs, cats and children.

Rocco is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Rocco Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Prince Ventura
 
Prince Ventura

Sponsored By: Kristi Hedberg in memory of Peggy Eidson

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 4 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male

Prince is a friendly, mellow dog who walks nicely on leash. He gets along fine with other dogs.

Prince is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Prince Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Cocoa Bean
 
Cocoa Bean

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Debra Violini in memory of Raisin

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 15 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

Cocoa Bean is a lap dog, through and through. She is great with all new people and is happy being picked up and held. She's a total snuggle bug and will sit on any lap that is available. She does enjoy her short walks, but being by her person's side in a comfy place is her true bliss. She is good with other dogs and is comfortable in a crate. She burrows under blankets and you may hear a gentle snore if you listen closely.

Cocoa is needing a new home after her previous guardians' living situation changed and they were unable to keep her. Her ideal home would have her people mostly home and happy to snuggle with her.

If you would like to meet Cocoa Bean, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 3 months
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Female

Leilani is the fourth born but she does not act like it. She acts like a leader and is very outgoing like her brother, Amoka, who she plays with the most. Leilani was born at the start of August and is ready to go home with an adopter. She is looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption.

If you would like to meet Leilani, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 3 months
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Male

Amoka is the second born of Sweet Petite's puppies and is the only male. He is adventurous and bold. His character already shines and he is sure to put a smile on your face. He was born at the start of August and is ready to go home with an adopter. He's looking for an adopter with the time, patience and commitment needed to raise and train a puppy, using lots of love and positive guidance to socialize and train. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption.

If you would like to meet Amoka, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 3 months
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Female

Tuaca is the first born of Sweet Petite's puppies. She is adorable and curious and loves to play. She was born at the start of August and is ready to go home with an adopter. She is curious and excited to meet everyone. She is playful and needs the attention that puppies require to be socialized and properly raised. She is looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption.

If you would like to meet Tuaca, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Minky

Sponsored By: Scooter and Joey in honor of all Chihuahuas and Chi mixes

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

Minky is a pack animal through and through. She always wants to be near her family, whether it consists of dogs or people (preferably both). She happily shares her food, a warm lap, and her bed with anyone up for a snuggle. Minky enjoys being cuddled, but she's not needy. She's comfortable relaxing on her doggy bed on her own as long as she's not left by herself all day. Too many hours alone and she begins to worry she's been left behind again.

Though hip dysplasia makes it a bit difficult for her to sit on command, it doesn't impact her walks. She is great on the leash and pouts if you forget to take her on a daily stroll around the block. Just make sure she's secure in her harness, because Minky has been known to be an escape artist. Minky happily goes for car rides, too.

Minky came to POMDR after being surrendered to the SPCA for Monterey County.

If you would like to meet Minky, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Miniature Poodle
Age: 10 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Bella Swan is a doll, though a little shy. She is a sweet natured and gentle dog who enjoys soft pets. She is wary of hands coming from above her head but just avoids them, likely due to her diminished eye sight. She is gentle in taking treats and buddies up to those who have them. She is absolutely adorable with her puppy-like bursts of energy and bounciness at play time. She enjoys playing with other dogs and will interact with new ones. Overall, she has a moderate energy level and is easy to live with. She has no destructive habits and settles down and naps easily.

Bella Swan is looking for a home with no children, as their fast behavior will make her nervous. She shadows the person who shows her love and will bond quickly to her future person. If you want to make her truly happy, take her to the beach and see her pure joy on display.

Bella Swan loves soft squeaky toys. She will keep them with her where she sleeps. She'll run and chase balls, occasionally bringing one back. She is good on her walks and great in the car.

Bella Swan had a mammary mass removed that was adenocarcinoma. It was removed with clean margins and her chest radiographs indicated that it had not spread, but her adopter will need to have checkups with their regular vet to make sure she stays healthy.

Bella has diminished hearing and vision. The latter is due to her chronic dry eye. She now needs prescription ointment and an otc lubricant applied to her eyes daily.

Bella is coming from the SPCA for Monterey County.

If you would like to meet Bella Swan, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Estimated weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Male

Binx is a shy guy, and treats are the fastest way to win his friendship! He was recently picked up as a stray, and we think he still needs a little TLC to decompress, but with some patience he is going to make someone an adorable and wonderful companion. Being on the streets is scary for a little dog like Binx! He accepts affection once he knows you're a friendly face, and he does well with other dogs.

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

If you would like to meet Binx, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

PeeWee is a social and fun dog. He has great energy and loves everyone he meets. He is happy to receive attention and be a part of a group. He is good with other dogs and well-mannered in the home, knowing how to use the doggie door. He is a great companion who shadows his person, enjoying the occasional treat and snuggle time. He listens to direction well when he is rewarded with a treat. PeeWee is super cute with his spots, and you are sure to fall in love with him.

PeeWee is content to sleep in a crate but loves to cuddle and prefers to snuggle in next to his people. He is excellent on leash, sticking near his walker. A great companion for hikes or adventures and can easily do 2-4 miles. PeeWee is also happy just lounging around. He is easy going and will pick up on your routine.

PeeWee came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter, where he landed after being found as a stray. He had a microchip and his guardians were contacted, but they ended up surrendering him due to personal reasons. Now some lucky family can adopt this great dog.

If you would like to meet PeeWee, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

ADOPTION PENDING - If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Breed: Extra Large Breed
Age: 5 years
Weight: 97 pounds
Gender: Female

Honey Girl is a total sweetie. She is happy to approach new people and get some attention, but not clingy or needy. A big dog who was likely used for breeding, Honey Girl has a "mama dog" personality, totally okay with other dogs. She is absolutely a love bug.

Honey has some skin issues that we are addressing which should improve with proper diet and care.

Honey Girl was picked up as a stray and came into our program from Salinas Animal Services.

Lulu Belle
 
Lulu Belle

Sponsored By: Peggy Warner

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Estimated weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Female

Lulu Belle is full of sugar and love. She is excellent with dogs of all sizes and is comfortable in a pack. She is very affectionate with new people and jumps up a little for attention. She is comfortable with the groomer and loves car rides. Her ideal home is with guardians who are home throughout the day or can take her with them. She has separation anxiety, and though not destructive, she becomes vocal and nervous while alone. She is such a delightful companion, that we want to find her an adopter who is available and happy to have her as a shadow.

Lulu knows commands and tricks. She is lots of fun. She sits, lays down, rolls over, twirls, and jumps for treats. She is a joy to teach, as she is smart and obedient.

Lulu came into the program because her beloved guardian passed away, and her guardian's significant other works and travels much of the time, leaving Lulu without the company and attention she deserves.

If you would like to meet Lulu Belle, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Jemma

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Little Pup Lodge

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Jemma is a calm and collected little lady that is most content atop a lap. She relaxes on a person's lap and gets a tiny bit more animated. She is new to being directed on a leash and will need further guidance and her future family's patience. She is indifferent to dogs and seems comfortable sharing space with them. Jemma is fine being left alone but when with you, she is hoping you will let her get up and nap on your lap. She rides great in the car. Jemma is a little cutie and a great companion.

Jemma does have weak hind legs and needs a home without stairs.

Jemma came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Jemma, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 5 years
Estimated weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Male

Tommy Bahama has been through a lot of change of late. It has made him unsure and he is hoping for some structure and a positive person to help him acclimate. He is a little timid and does not have much experience on leash. He is easy to pick up and hold and is very happy to rest on a lap. He is a cutie who will really shine with a better diet and prolonged care. He wags his tail for love and is happiest with slow, gentle introductions. His desire for slow greets means that a home without kids is best.

Tommy was found in an RV that was impounded and towed. He came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Tommy Bahama, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 55 pounds
Gender: Female

Saige is a total sweetheart. She loves to chase tennis balls, fetching them back to the thrower to go again. She's a smart cookie and already knows some commands, likely a great candidate for further training. She is good around other dogs, being more patient and understanding than playful, but that could change when she bonds with a dog. She has a lot of potential and could really settle into a routine with her new people.

Saige came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter, where she landed after she was found as a stray.

If you would like to meet Saige, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

Hello! My name is Starr. Even though I am a senior now, I still love to play and have the energy of a younger dog. If you throw my toy, I love to chase after it in play. I love people as they are always so nice in giving me treats, petting me, and calling me sweet things. I'm happy to snuggle and receive their affection. I have not lived with another dog for a long time but I am friendly. I enjoy mingling with other dogs and would be content sharing a home with some canine siblings. I don't care for cats though and will chase them.

I'm good in the house, comfortable being left alone once acquainted with a new area, and even content to relax in a crate. I listen well too! You can give me direction and I'll do my best to respond correctly. If you bring out the leash, I will go right to your side, ready to go.

I am needing a new home because my previous family is no longer able to take care of me. I have some skin allergies and POMDR wants to help me get these under control and get me healthy and feeling great. Then I can spread cheer around my new family.

If you would like to meet Starr, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Choo Choo
 
Choo Choo

Sponsored By: Shireen Johnson, Becky Suarez, Trish Ishizuka, Nancy Bareilles

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 15 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Male

Choo Choo is super cute and loves being with his person. He's a mellow couch potato who's happy to snuggle, snooze on a lap, nap on the couch and go for short walks. This pup is not much interested in toys or other dogs, but absolutely loves kids! He will seek their attention and is exceptionally tolerant of being handled. He barks at cats when on leash, but may be okay with them in the home.

Choo Choo is deaf, but responds to a hand signal for "come" and may well be able to learn other signals. He is a rather picky eater and has some separation anxiety, but that is likely to get better once he has some consistency back in his life.

Choo Choo was brought to the SPCA for emergency boarding when his guardian went into the hospital. Unfortunately, his guardian was found to have a terminal illness, so there was no one to go back and get Choo Choo. When he became depressed at the shelter, the SPCA reached out to POMDR hoping that a change of environment would help boost his spirits.

If you would like to meet Choo Choo, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Klondike
 
Klondike

Sponsored By: Elbina Rafizadeh

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Male

Klondike is a social dog who is happy around people. He is in search of a forever home without children or cats. He could live with friendly dogs and is playful with dogs his size. Klondike enjoys the dog park and meeting new canine friends. He is happy to go in a crate. He has improved on leash but could still use leash guidance and help with basic commands. Luckily, he loves treats and will do anything you want for them. Klondike is a dog who will give endless love to the person who gives him a chance.

He bonds closely with his caregiver and is very loving. He would do best in a home with people who don't have many visitors or can put him behind a baby gate when people come to visit. He becomes nervous with new people entering the home.

Klondike came into the program after one of his guardians passed away and the other had a stroke and could no longer care for him.

If you would like to meet Klondike, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Cliff

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 12 years
Weight: 66 pounds
Gender: Male

Cliff is an affectionate boy. He luxuriates in human touch, leaning in to be hugged. He isn't needy though, as he is ready to explore. Leash him up and you'll see an eager nose come out to take in the world. He is good with other dogs and is a good canine companion. Cliff does have difficulty navigating stairs and is looking for a home without, or with very few, stairs. Even slippery floors can be troubling. Cliff also fixates on food and should be kept in a secure place during meals and fed separately.

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

If you would like to meet Cliff, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Remy will be an easy fit in a relaxed home where people are home more often than not. She loves to greet everyone, she has a special fondness for children. She is playful and loves snooping around new place. She enjoys her walks as much as her snuggle time. Remy is oh so sweet and is very easy to have around. She really looks forward to meal time. She loves to hang out in the kitchen, especially if you're in there fixing food. She gets along fine with Cats. She loves to ride in the car and is happy to go for a walk. She is a fantastic dog that needs a forever home because her person entered assisted living.

If you would like to meet Remy, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Titus

Sponsored By: Susan K. Lee and Clio

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Titus is a world champion snuggler. He likes to be near his person, touching some part of them. He is a good TV companion, staying close to his human. He gets along well with other dogs and desires to play. He has a lot of spunk and energy. He walks well on the leash and rides great in the car. He is communicative when he wants something and is happy around kids, basking in their joy and the attention he receives. He is content to sleep quietly in the crate at night, or with his person, or even in his own bed.

He is calm in the house, no barking. He does wiggle when he gets excited about something. He is a healthy eater and needs to be monitored so he doesn't over eat. He loves ear scratches and butt scratches and enjoys affection in general. May be a little hard of hearing and his vision is slightly diminished.

Titus came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being found as a stray.

If you would like to meet Titus, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Hummer
 
Hummer

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala, Joyce Schmietow

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Hummer does wonderfully with dogs of all sizes. His happy, curious demeanor remains constant through introductions. He is a bit shy when meeting new people, but you'll find his tail wagging and eagerness for more attention once petting commences. Hummer is good with kitties. He bonds strongly to his person and would do best with a dog-savvy guardian who can continue his training. He will be your little shadow around the house and yard.

Hummer came to us after a good samaritan picked him up from an estate sale, where he was being given away after their guardian passed away. She helped Hummer find POMDR and we are happy to help him find his forever home.

If you would like to meet Hummer, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Female

Meet Kaira, a perfect sweetheart who will surely win your heart. She is a wonderful dog, observing her surroundings and quickly picking up on cues like keys coming out, food bowl and leash. Kaira is affectionate, even with new people and children. She is good with dogs and cats and is truly full of sweetness. She loves to walk and ride in the car. She does not bark nor show aggression or fear. Just sugar and spice in this little one.

Her favorite place is to be in a dog bed, but she will occasionally find comfort in her person's lap. She is most comfortable when the dog bed is close to her family. This helps her be aware when you get up and move, as she is hard of hearing. A loud clap can get her to look at you.

Kaira is on joint supplements and currently needs assistance getting up and down from high places. Other than that, she is healthy. She has a great appetite, despite having all of her remaining teeth removed at her last dental. Her cherry eye is scheduled to be removed at the end of November.

The lucky family that gives her a chance will surely watch her blossom. She is confident, considerate, clever and cute. Her hair is growing back nicely and she is getting her figure back!

Kaira was surrendered to Santa Cruz County Animal Services in rough shape. Her original guardian passed away and she was not receiving proper care. She will truly shine after some TLC.

If you would like to meet Kaira, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Nestle
 
Nestle

Sponsored By: "Sitting for a Cause" sitters Jeff and Linda

Breed: Toy Poodle
Age: 10 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

Nestle, with her dark chocolate fur, is super cute. She is timid and needs a patient hand to help her feel comfortable. She approaches new people to investigate but is still head shy and wary of weird noises. Once in someone's arms, she relaxes and enjoys it. She gives gentle kisses and is very soft. She is happy around other dogs and is more confident when she has another dog to to socially support her.

Nestle came to POMDR from Santa Cruz County Animal Services along with Alyce, Maynard, and Alana.

If you would like to meet Nestle, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Maynard
 
Maynard

Sponsored By: Breana Bartholomew in memory of Lilly

Breed: Toy Poodle
Age: 12 years
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Male

Maynard is a little timid but interested in meeting new people. He is as sweet as can be and comfortable being held. He will strike with a gentle attack of kisses if you lay on the floor. He is definitely cute and adorable. He feels more confident and comfortable being around other dogs and would do best in a home with canine siblings.

Maynard came to POMDR from Santa Cruz County Animal Services along with Alyce, Nestle, and Alana

If you would like to meet Maynard, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male

This adorable and easy guy gets admiring glances from the people he sees on his outings, probably due to his piercing and beautiful green-tinged eyes and his confident strutt. Howie has an independent streak, which is quite appealing. He enjoys human company but is comfortable being left alone and likes to play by himself. In his foster home, he lives with three other dogs of varying sizes and three cats. He gets along with all of them. He meets many dogs on his daily walks and has shown no aggression at all.

Howie is a wonderful greeter when one returns home. He likes to pickup a soft toy and run around the house with it or he tries to get you to throw it so he can retrieve. Howie is one happy fella!

Howie came to us from Salinas Animal Services, where he landed after being found as a stray.

If you would like to meet Howie, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Rebecca

Sponsored By: Bruno Roland, Judy Pfeifer, Sean and Carolyn Livingston, Bob and Kathleen Seibel, Ron and Joan Near in memory of Picot, Debra Couch, Bob and Kathleen Seibel in honor of Lisa: Becca's Super-foster, Curtis Galloway

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 52 pounds
Gender: Female

This unconventional beauty is our goofy, darling Rebecca. With her shortish, freckled legs, copper eyes, and gorgeous brindle coat, Rebecca turns more than a few heads.

Three years ago, Rebecca was a homeless dog on the streets of Mexico, unspayed and abandoned. A rescue mission intervened and brought her to safety. When the animal sanctuary where she was placed closed, POMDR stepped in to take Rebecca. She had ruptured the ligaments in her knees so POMDR funded a series of surgeries to fix her legs.

Despite the streets and the surgeries and the other ordeals that she has endured, Rebecca's positive nature and ability to trust has survived. She is a resilient soul who has weathered her misfortunes and transitions with grace. She's attentive, affectionate, playful - the queen of bellyrubs. She has a mischievous sense of humor and will untie your shoelaces just for fun. Rebecca enjoys interaction but also knows how to settle. She's crate trained, great in the house and sleeps through the night. She can be left alone when you go to work and will nap quietly until you return. Such a good girl!

At the sanctuary, where she lived for three years, Rebecca lived with dogs, horses, cattle and cats. While she would be fine as an only child, her first choice would be to have a dog sibling to play with.

The knee surgeries worked and Rebecca is an active girl who looks forward to her daily walks. However, she has mild to moderate hip dysplasia and arthritis in her knees. Supplements and further evaluations can help keep her arthritis in check.

She would benefit from further guidance while walking so a semester of dog school to teach her to loose-leash walk and polish up her skills could really help. She's smart, food motivated, and learns quickly.

Rebecca has never had a forever home. She is no longer a homeless street dog, but she has never had a human to call her own. Rebecca has lots of love to share and is ready to spend the rest of her life being some lucky person's BFF.

If you would like to meet Rebecca, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

Gurdy is a fantastic little lady who is gentle and amazing with everyone. She is mostly blind but still energetic and explorative. She learns new terrain quickly, and does not shy away from figuring out the lay of the land! She does great with other dogs, either ignoring them or politely sniffing. She would likely have the same response to kitties. Gurdy goes about her business, and if someone wants to pick her up and cuddle, then she happily obliges. She is so sweet, you're sure to fall in love.

Gurdy was rescued by good Samaritans who found her as a matted stray. They helped her get the vet care she really needed and got her all cleaned up! They know they don't have the right setup for Gurdy on their rural property, so they reached out to POMDR to help her find her forever family.

If you would like to meet Gurdy, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Nellie
 
Nellie

Sponsored By: Michele and Paul Reps

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Estimated weight: 50 pounds
Gender: Female

Nellie is looking for her special person. She is a lovely senior dog that recently had 12 beautiful puppies. She is done nursing and is ready for her own area to explore and people to love. She is good with other dogs but would be happiest as the only dog. She is an alpha female and probably best to have no other lady dogs for her to compete with. Nellie is hilarious in thinking she is a lap dog. Given the opportunity, she will snuggle in and make any lap work, despite her size. She is full of love and her future people will be lucky to have her.

Nellie came from Hollister Animal Services after being found as a very emaciated and pregnant stray.

If you would like to meet Nellie, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Hi, my name is Charleston, but my foster mom calls me Charlie. She says I respond faster to Charlie. My foster mom takes me on hikes and she also takes me on jogs. She says I'm a really good boy to exercise with, because I don't bark at any dogs or people we pass. Even though I'm a great hiking companion, I'm just as happy to walk around the block. I really don't need a lot of exercise, but I'll do whatever my family likes to do. Mostly I just want to spend time with my family. My foster mom says I'm her little shadow. My favorite thing to do is snuggle in a lap. I sure wish I could snuggle more. I sure hope my new family will sit with me a lot, so we can snuggle.

My last guardian surrendered me to Hollister Animal Services. I am now with POMDR and hope to find a family.

If you would like to meet Charleston, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Peppermint is a cutie. This munchkin walks well on leash and still enjoys going out and about. He is great with other dogs and is friendly. His true passion is pleasing people and receiving attention from them. Peppermint is looking for a new home because his previous guardian passed away. Despite all this change in his life, Peppermint is still a happy dog looking for people to love.

If you would like to meet Peppermint, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed,
Age: 8, 6 years
Weight: 12 pounds, 10 pounds
Gender: Female, Female

Tiana is a snuggly, love of a lap dog, and Louise is an animated little lady. Tiana is precious and calm, while Louise is more fun and attention seeking. Her quirky personality is sure to win your affection. They are both great with other dogs and are happy to be around people, even when they are new. They will bond quickly to someone who shows them love. Speaking of bonded, these two love each other and are hoping to find a home together. Tiana and Louise are an easy addition to any family, and the one who gives them the opportunity will be rewarded with excellent dogs.

Tiana and Louise came to us from Salinas Animal Services. It is believed that Tiana is the mother to Louise.

If you would like to meet Tiana and Louise, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Bandito
 
Bandito

Sponsored By: Demetrios Tryforos

Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 13 years
Weight: 25 pounds
Gender: Male

Bandito is a charming senior fella who loves to toddle around the yard and befriend people and dogs alike. His hearing is great, so it's easy to catch his attention and get a little head tilt, and it helps him navigate the world, since he is slightly vision impaired.

Bandito enjoys your affection and will thrive with someone who just wants a happy-go-lucky companion to watch TV with. He won't require longs walks, so if reading and basking in the sun is your cup of tea, Bandito could be the guy for you! He has lived with kitties and dogs and is crate-trained, making him an easy fit in most low-key households.

Bandito has a salivary gland adenocarcinoma and glaucoma in his eye. Both are being treated.

Bandito came to us with two other Shih Tzus, Molly Mae and Herc, when their guardian had to move and could no longer care for them.

If you would like to meet Bandito, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Snoopy Beagle
 
Snoopy Beagle

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Beagle
Age: 10 years
Weight: 30 pounds
Gender: Male

Snoopy relaxes and is comfortable in the house. He is good with children and other dogs, though vocally excited when seeing new dogs. He is great on leash and responds to verbal direction. He is a friendly dog who is easy to love.

Snoopy is looking for a new home because his previous guardian is no longer able to care for him.

If you would like to meet Snoopy Beagle, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Holly

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Female

Precious Holly has returned to POMDR after living in a loving adoptive home for the past 6 years. Her senior adopter is no longer able to care for her. However, she is easy to keep and her new family will love her. Holly walks well on leash. She can live with other dogs, cats and gentle children. Her sweetness remains even when taking her food or bone away. Holly sleeps through the night and is comfortable being left alone. Holly is sure to do well in her new home and settle right into your family and heart.

Holly has chronic kidney problems and now eats a specific kidney aiding diet. She also has a heart murmur which will need to continue to be monitored.

If you would like to meet Holly, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Dean

Sponsored By: Scooter and Joey in memory of Frau and Fishing Buddy

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Male

If only most people were as insightful as the diminutive Dean. He's a friendly little guy who quickly picks up on social cues, whether they're of the dog or human variety. If someone wants to play, Dean is ready. If not, he immediately backs off. Considering how friendly he is, most of the time he's met with a smile and willing spirit.

He starts his mornings on a full charge. He loves getting up, giving you a lick, and going right out on an adventure (also known as a walk). Those short legs tire pretty easily, and he's soon ready to head home for a bowl of food and a post-breakfast nap. If your lap is available, that would be great. If not, he's happy to relax on his own or in a crate.

Dean is great in the house and gets along wonderfully with other dogs and children, so he'll fit in just about anywhere. He's so thankful to no longer be living on the street, he's got a permanent grin on his face and is likely to put one on yours, too.

Dean came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Dean, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Lolita
 
Lolita

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Edward Cabelera in memmory of Beau

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

This little lady is cute and as sweet as can be. She is shy at first, but quickly warms up to gentle people, especially those bearing treats. Lolita is good with other dogs and cats, happy to be around gentle children, and is a great little companion. She is a fantastic home dog, is crate trained, and walks well on leash. Lolita is hoping for a quiet home and will need one without stairs. She is looking for a new home after her guardian became ill and physically unable to care for Lolita.

If you would like to meet Lolita, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Cinnamon
 
Cinnamon

Sponsored By: Meredith and Disun den Daas, Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound
Age: 14 years
Weight: 62 pounds
Gender: Female

Cinnamon, or Sage, is about as easy as a dog gets. She is friendly, loves contact, loves dogs, loves to sniff, and loves to play. She acts much younger than her age. Cinnamon is the poster girl for graceful aging. If you adopt her, you are bringing home a winner.

Cinnamon came to POMDR from the SPCA for Monterey County.

If you would like to meet Cinnamon, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Cassia

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Female

Cassia is friendly and engaging with people, even strangers. She is easy to love and hold, enjoying the attention from people. She does not protect her toys or food, maintaining her sweetness always. She is peaceful with other dogs and would be happy to live with them. Cassia has lost quite a bit of weight since coming into our care, and now has a pep in her step and enjoys going for walks.

Cassia came to us from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter after being surrendered to them when her guardian passed away.

If you would like to meet Cassia, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Corky

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 17 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Male

Corky is laid-back, quiet and pleasant to be around, yet still has a surprising amount of energy for an older fellow. He likes attention and allows handling by strangers. If he's nervous or in a new area, he may pace back and forth until he's comfortable, then he'll settle in and relax.

Corky is friendly to cats and gets along well with other dogs. He walks nicely on a leash and frequently stops to smell the flowers along the way. He also enjoys car rides, but needs to be restrained, or he'll wander around the car while you're driving.

When left home alone, Corky prefers a soft spot to recline and a view of the outside - he's not a fan of crates. His vision has diminished but he can still detect movement. He's easy-going and adaptable to the situation and would do well in a home with dogs and/or cats or by himself.

Corky appreciates having a doggie door, because sometimes he needs to go in the middle of the night, as expected of a man his age. He's mostly deaf and can hear only high voices or loud noises, which he will investigate. He enjoys chew toys - especially softer ones or those designated for puppies.

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

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Female

Bitzy is an itty bitty lady who gets along well with other dogs. She loves people and bonds quickly and is ready for her very own person. She is all for being held and carried. She has a good amount of energy though, and is content to walk. Bitzy sure is cute and endearing -- everyone who meets her loves her. So tiny and adorable.

Bitzy came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Bitzy, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Emmaline
 
Emmaline

Sponsored By: Little Pup Lodge

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 15 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

Emmaline is a sweet lady. She is slow moving and calm. She does well meeting other dogs and still wants to be playful with them. She is looking for a low activity home, but should do fine with other, even younger dogs. Emmaline is good-natured, friendly with people and just so likeable.

If you would like to meet Emmaline, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Junior
 
Junior

Sponsored By: Nancie Newby in honor of Stanley, Fern Kulpreecha, Bob and Kathleen Seibel, Debra Violini in memory of Cadi

Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 11 years
Weight: 80 pounds
Gender: Male

This handsome boy is Junior! He would be happy in a household with or without other dogs. His ideal home will have humans around more often than not and will treat him like a (sometimes slobbery, no-sense-of-personal-space) king. He will make his new family smile every day.

Junior has a deep baritone bark (reserved only for squirrels and birds coming into the yard). He also sings a sad, lamenting song when dinner prep has gone on too long. He is very excited to greet his people. He will joyfully throw his weight around, so very small children or any creature with stability issues might not be the best match.

Junior's foster home includes five resident dogs, of various sizes and ages, and he has blended into the pack seamlessly. He does not want to play with other dogs but coexists beautifully. He is past his wrestle-and-tug years. He sleeps happily on an oversized dog bed (despite being welcome in any of the human beds). In addition to his foster family, he loves food, his daily hike in the redwoods, snuggling on the couch, and every human he's ever met.

Junior came to POMDR from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. His microchip led us to piece together some of the puzzle of his life. He was a loved family member for many years, but the past two years since his guardians passed away are a mystery.

If you would like to meet Junior, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Nash

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Male

Nash is a tiny sweetie. Pick him up and he is happy. Put him down and he is content investigating. He is so cute that you'll want to put him in your pocket and go. This pup will make anyone chuckle constantly. He has a moderate energy level, does well with other dogs and is very friendly with people. He is very submissive, rolling on his back to reveal his belly to any snarky dog or intimidating person. He enjoys playing with other dogs but his eyes are mostly for people, and they are cute, begging eyes that desire love.

Nash rides great in cars and is an amazing sweetie. You'll fall in love upon meeting him.

Nash came to us form Monterey County Animal Services after he was found as a stray.

If you would like to meet Nash, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Grandma
 
Grandma

Sponsored By: Marjorie Bullock and Nina Harrison, Robin Steward

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

Grandma is the sweetest. She earns her name with her gentle, nurturing personality. This calm lap dog is looking forward to having a forever home. She loves people and attention, and is hoping to be a new addition to your home. She loves car rides, men, and playing! Does well on walks and is a spunky little lady!

One of our volunteers said, "Grandma is the tiniest little sprite of a silver-coated girl with black spots! When I met her, she immediately crawled right up into my lap to be held tightly! She kissed my hands sweetly and tenderly as I worked to adjust her harness."

Grandma likes her walks, tail held high and happily trotting along, ears perked, and eagerly sniffing. This curious, precious bitty thing will continue to thrive with daily walks as she patiently awaits her forever family!

Grandma came to us from Monterey County Animal Services, where she landed after being picked up as a stray.

If you would like to meet Grandma, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Gypsy

Sponsored By: Little Pup Lodge

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Gypsy is a super sweet and loyal dog. She will curl up with a blanket and be happy. When she isn't resting, she shadows her people and you can almost sense her content heart when being around a person she loves. To earn her love, it is easy, just give her gentle pets. She loves being pet under the chin, and if you stop, she may paw you for more.

Gypsy rides well in the car and walks nicely on leash, displaying her joy about exploring new places. She gets along wonderfully with all dogs she meets, is great with children, and comfortable around cats.

Gypsy is a lover of treats. She is amazing about handling her business in appropriate places. She used to love playing fetch and a small toy may still get her excited.

This easy keeper is looking for a soft place to land for her golden years. Is that your home?

Gypsy came to POMDR when her male guardian passed away and female guardian could no longer care for her.

If you would like to meet Gypsy, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Harold
 
Harold

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck, Cindy Reskovic in memory of Squeeky

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Male

Harold is very people-oriented pup. He is a smart guy who is great at following his person around. He loves to be picked up and held. He is much more active than his age would indicate, and he could fit into any environment where he would get personal attention and moderate activity. Harold is happy lounging by your feet, or cruising around the block with you.

Harold thrives as an only pet, but can peacefully coexist with other dogs. He isn't a big fan of kitties and would do best in a home without them. He has lived with older children and done well with them.

Harold has a heart murmur that will need to be monitored for the rest of his life, but it currently doesn't slow him down one bit.

Harold came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County after being picked up as a stray by one of our volunteers.

If you would like to meet Harold, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Mack

Sponsored By: Melanie Chavez

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Mack (aka Angel) is a good little friend once you give him time to trust you. He will come and introduce himself with a sniff, and if you get lower he will show his acceptance with continued curiosity, at which time he will bask in your affection. He is good on leash but will bark at other dogs and strangers. He is friendly with dogs though, and enjoys playing with them at the beach. He has lived with cats before and seems happy around them. Mack loves goodies, and the quickest way to become his best friend is to offer a savory treat.

Mack does some resource guarding of his food and treats with other dogs, but has not displayed this toward people.

Mack was found on the side of the road and a family took him in, cared for him, and eventually called him their own. Unfortunately, after having two kids, they have found that Mack is not good around the high energy and grabby hands of small children. He can get stressed and will become scared. They are worried for Mack's happiness and wellbeing and are sad to say goodbye, yet optimistic he will find a better situation. He is a good boy and will be a great companion in the right home.

If you would like to meet Mack, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Carlos
 
Carlos

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Male

Carlos is a mellow guy with long legs and the softest fur. He is good with other dogs, merrily following his foster sibling around. He is comfortable meeting new people and is happy to be picked up and cuddled. He really is a love bug! Carlos is good on leash and can get around well. Carlos has a heart murmur and will be on medication for life to keep it stable. You will love how Carlos eagerly wants to be your friend.

Carlos has heart disease that is being regulated with medication. He is doing well on his medication.

Carlos came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Carlos, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Frodo

Sponsored By: Karen White, Scott Bauder and Michel Cordellos, The Cordellos Family, Linda Trevenen, Janet Wedekind in memory of Tom and Sandra Cordellos, Cherie and Michael Ahern, Edythe Cordellos, Glen and LaVonne Bauder, The Gullotta Law Group

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Age: 12 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Frodo is a little cutie who could be a great addition to your home. He knows basic commands, walks well on leash, and even understands crate time. He may be able to live with other dogs but Frodo prefers his own space and people and thus would be happier as the only dog. He doesn't care for cats, though may be able to live with them if friendly. He does not want to live with children though. He becomes apprehensive around them and would prefer to keep his distance. Frodo is a good dog looking for another chance to share his affection.

Mister Frodo is looking for a forever home because his guardian had to enter assisted living and has since passed away.

If you would like to meet Frodo, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Bailey Terrier
 
Bailey Terrier

Sponsored By: Scooter and Joey in honor of Mr. Wee, Cuddles and Louella, Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 18 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Bailey is a loving senior guy. He has some age-related vision loss, but he gets around just fine, although long flights of stairs would be tough for him. He is good with other dogs and friendly when meeting new people. It's possible he'd be okay living with a cat in his future family. Bailey walks well on leash and is a very good boy!

Bailey's guardian is ill and moving back to his home country to get support from his family. Bailey's vet felt he might not survive the long, multi-day trip, so he was surrendered to us to find him a new, loving family in his golden years. He has been a well-loved dog.

If you would like to meet Bailey Terrier, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Bella

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 60 pounds
Gender: Female

This gorgeous girl loves to cuddle with her people. She has a great smile and a big, loving heart to match, and she will bring tons of joy to her new forever family.

Bella loves to play with her dog friends, and it's a treat to watch. While she politely sniffs or ignores new dogs, she is very friendly when she meets new people, because they can pet her and give her treats. She'll show you her appreciation with a big, happy smile!

She is a fabulous beach dog, or she'll do nicely on a leash for a walk. A car ride suits Bella just fine, too. She's incredibly intelligent, learns quickly, and already knows basic commands. Bella is overly interested in cats, so it's probably best if she is in a feline-free home.

At night, Bella sleeps quietly in her bed. She might feel a little sad when you have to leave her at home and go out, but she'll settle down quickly when she learns to trust that you will be coming home to her soon. Bella does have allergies and needs to continue on a raw diet, which usually costs $200 per month.

Bella came to us from a divorce situation, when her people had to move and neither one could take her.

If you would like to meet Bella, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Phoebe

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck, Ed and Sharilyn Cabelera in memory of Beau

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 2 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

Phoebe has a darling, silly personality and is NOT shy! She loves toys and giving kisses. She is outgoing with people and nonchalant about meeting other dogs. She is good at riding in the car. Her foster mama says she is an "overall great dog"!

Phoebe suffered a spinal injury before arriving at San Jose Animal Services, and a good Samaritan knew she deserved a second chance. After successful spinal surgery, she has recovered wonderfully. She has a little bit of a funny gait, but it doesn't slow her down. She is a playful, happy pup, looking for her forever home!

If you would like to meet Phoebe, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Bullwinkle
 
Bullwinkle

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Male

Bullwinkle is a cute little boy. He's a little timid at first, but a couple of treats will quickly bring him close. He is happy to go out and about and is excellent on leash, keeping up a good pace though he only needs a short walk. He is very comfortable and social around other dogs, being a calm and mild mannered dog in all settings. He shares his space well with his foster siblings. Bullwinkle would do well in a loving home without too much action. He is very endearing, very willing to go where you want to go and do what you want to do. This little guy is easy to like.

Bullwinkle has no teeth, but does just fine without them. He sleeps wonderfully through the night and is a quiet dog. He loves a lap to cuddle up on but is content laying next to you. Bullwinkle rides great in the car too.

Bullwinkle has a heart murmur and his heart is enlarged. He is on heart medication which he will need to stay on for life. Since he is at risk of developing congestive heart failure, his heart should be evaluated by a veterinarian every three months. He is looking for a home to help him avoid to much excitement, which means limited exercise, no walks, play, or stairs.

Bullwinkle came to POMDR from the SPCA who took him in after his guardian went into assisted living.

If you would like to meet Bullwinkle, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.



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 typically are 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 County Animal Shelter, 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.