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.


Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Male

Rowdie can be a little shy but is a social learner and could thrive from a confident and social canine sibling. He is also playful with other dogs and gets spunky when excited. Rowdie could use some guidance on leash but is already an expert lap dog. He is good being pet all over and is happy to sleep in a crate. Rowdie is easy to care for, and because of his winning personality, he is easy to love as well.

Rowdie came to us when his senior guardian could no longer care for him

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Female

Aubrey is all wiggles when she sees people she knows. She is a sweet and adorable girl in spite of her dermatological needs. She was neglected previously, but her hair and skin will look beautiful with a little TLC and time. She is excellent on leash and enjoys her walks. She will trot along next to you as the good girl she is. She is sweet with other dogs. Aubrey can be picked up and held. She rides well in the car and likes to go with you. She is highly treat motivated and can be quickly shown what to do with treats. She is a great dog deserving a second chance.

Aubrey came to us from the Santa Cruz Shelter where she was surrendered after her family had to move and couldn't take her with them.

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

Harold
 
Harold

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Male

Marsh, short for Marshmallow, is a playful dog who gets along with other dogs and is happy to meet new ones. He walks great on leash and is loving with gentle kids. Best to have adult supervision though, because Marsh tends to guard his bones and food. Marsh is calm and happiest in the home with his people. In meeting new people, he can be a little wary and prefers a slow introduction. Marsh is a great little dog who responds to some basic commands and hopes to please his people.

Marsh came to POMDR when his guardians had to move and could no longer have a dog.

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 2 years
Weight: 23 pounds
Gender: Female

Toulouse Lautrec is a beautiful and athletic girl. She needs some guidance on leash but has the potential to be a running companion. She has impressive ability, which should be considered when keeping her contained, as she can jump and climb over an 8-foot fence. She would be happiest living with other dogs in her future home and she is most comfortable with medium to large dogs. She is good with children and will give kisses. Toulouse does have some separation anxiety and prefers not to be left at home alone or in the car. She is happier being left with other dogs.

Toulouse is high energy, but is also content to sit in her person's lap for hours. She needs help correcting her jumping, as she becomes excited and will jump up. Toulouse is easy to groom and great at receiving affection. She responds well and is a happy, playful dog.

Toulouse is looking for a new home after her guardian could no longer care for her.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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

Titus is very curious about the environment and likes to explore. He is a cheese fiend, and will eagerly do anything for a bite. He responds to humans and is good with other dogs. He has a perky demeanor and a low to moderate energy level.

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.

Padre

Sponsored By: Patsy Volpe

Breed: Small mixed Breed
Age: 3 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Male

Padre, aka Pedro, has a calm energy in the home, though he gets energetic while playing with toys. Padre is a complete love bug, wants to cuddle with his people and will follow his person everywhere. He is an excellent car companion, is great on leash and listens well. He is comfortable in a crate. Padre knows some basic commands and wants to please his person.

He has lived harmoniously with other dogs and cats but can get a little defensive when meeting dogs on walks. He would do best with a dog-savvy guardian who can help guide his interactions with the world. He is learning that new people are safe. Introductions should remain slow, with Padre being given time to grow comfortable. He is friendly with people he trusts. A patient person will be rewarded with a wonderful companion. Padre gets along with his foster siblings but doesn't play with them, so he would be happy as an only dog or with calm dog siblings. He would do best in an adult-only home. Padre will steal your heart if you give him the opportunity.

Padre came to us from Santa Clara County Animal Services.

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

Mack

Sponsored By: Melanie Chavez

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Estimated weight: 11 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.

Sawyer
 
Sawyer

Sponsored By: Patty and Stewart

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 85 pounds
Gender: Male

Sawyer is a really good boy. He's super sweet and very loving. He enjoys playing with toys, and though he loves his food bowl, he does not protect it. He is very happy around other dogs and would prefer a home with them. He loves being involved with dogs and people. Sawyer is comfortable in a crate, know basic commands, and is a good walking companion on leash. Sawyer has a moderate energy level. He is always happy to present a paw to people he meets. He gets along with cats and doesn't chase them. Sawyer has lots of potential and will show a ton of love to his future people.

Sawyer is coming to us after being found as a stray by a good Samaritan who is not able to give him a forever home.

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

Cam

Sponsored By: Kathleen & Bob Seibel, Annette and James Flores

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 2 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Cam is a handsome little guy who will make you smile. He is social and playful, enjoys meeting new dogs and playing with toys. He will be a great companion who can go with you anywhere. Cam is crate trained and responds well to basic commands. He is a great walker on leash and will love his person.

Cam is coming to POMDR because his guardian entered assisted living.

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

Bella Springer
 
Bella Springer

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Springer Spaniel
Age: 7 years
Estimated weight: 40 pounds
Gender: Female

Bella Springer is absolutely the belle of the ball! She is a very happy, smart & gentle love bug. She learned the floor lay out of her foster home in no time, does not react to the other dog or the two cats in the household and is an all-around joy to have in our home. She loves car rides, walks on leash and gentle playing with a human.

She does not bark and can be shown where to go potty. She sleeps quietly all night long on her bed and is very happy to wake up and start a new day! She is very obedient. Very well trained to sit, stay, lay down, come and "get busy" outdoors just before bed time. Bella is a great dog.

Bella has lost her vision and to prevent further irritation, will have her eyes enucleated.

Bella Springer came to us when her guardian became ill and could no longer care for her.

If you would like to meet Bella Springer, 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.

Arya

Sponsored By: Greg and Robin Scattini

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Female

Arya is a lovely little lady looking for a forever home. She needs some care, attention and guidance to become an excellent dog. She is already a perfect little companion who will love the person who gives her a chance.

Arya was picked up as a stray in very neglected condition. The vet notes from the shelter say "This girl has been chronically neglected emotionally and physically and has had a lack of care for way too long." Arya is a tough little thing though, and has an independent, active, happy personality despite her past. She is good with other dogs and ignores cats.

Arya came to us from the Salinas shelter. She is ready for the best chapter of her life.

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

Suzie Q
 
Suzie Q

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

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

Suzie Q is a a good little dog who gets excited for attention and aims to please her people. She is comfortable sleeping in a crate and enjoys romping around a backyard. She gets along well with other dogs and has successfully lived with three cats. She gets most excited for people though, hopping up and down in anticipation. She would love to have another playful pup in her home and an active person who likes to explore as much as she does.

Suzie came to POMDR when her guardian could no longer care for her.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 1 year
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Honesty is a cute young dog who would love a yard to safely explore. She enjoys human touch and a warm lap most of all. She likes to lie down and take the world in. This is mostly by hearing and smell, as she is vision impaired, able to see only very little. A guardian to help lead Honesty with verbal cues would create a wonderful relationship. She is extremely food motivated and can be trained with treats. She easily climbs steps but does have difficulty going down.

Honesty is gentle and sweet and has her playful side, too, enjoying games with other dogs. She is comfortable around big dogs and could be a friend to your current dog. She is a precious girl who hopes to find a caring family.

Apparently abandoned, Honesty was found by a good Samaritan and thought to be much older than her determined age. Cleaning her up revealed a young, adorable pup.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 19 pounds
Gender: Male

Alfredo is ultra sweet. He is good with cats, dogs and people. Alfredo is vision impaired and will need some extra guidance when acclimating to new places. This little guy is all love and would show his appreciation every day.

He has been recovering from skin issues, and though improved, should still receive frequents baths, regular flea meds and healthy oils in his diet.

Alfredo came to us when the rescue group he was with closed its doors. We were happy to take him in with the promise of finding him a forever home.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Jazzy is a cute little thing with a calm, sweet personality. She is loving to new people, great with other dogs, and okay with respectful children. She is intimidated by cats but keeps her distance and can live with dog-friendly cats. Jazzy is a happy little dog who is comfortable once acclimated, and content being around people or even doing her own thing. She is looking for a new home because her guardian has entered assisted living.

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

Herc

Sponsored By: Demetrios Tryforos

Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 13 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Meet handsome Herc! More commonly known as Hercules, this happy little guy has lived with other dogs, cats and kids and done well with all of them. He is easy going but also has enthusiasm for exploring his surroundings and sniffing everything the world has to offer. He would likely still enjoy a jaunt around your neighborhood to make friends and view the scenery.

Herc is very lovable. He is crate-trained, rides well in the car and is even well-behaved for the groomer. He will make someone a very lucky adopter!

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

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

Molly Mae
 
Molly Mae

Sponsored By: Demetrios Tryforos

Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 12 years
Weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Female

Molly Mae is a cuddly sweetheart who can't wait to show you what a doll she is! She eagerly rolls over onto her back for tummy scratches and just loves any TLC you are willing to give her. She trots around her environment, exploring confidently even though she is somewhat vision impaired and has hearing loss. She really is easy to fall in love with.

Molly Mae has lived with kitties, other dogs and kids in her previous home and did well with everyone. She is crate-trained and would probably boast that she is "low maintenance," although she would also relish your attention.

Molly Mae came to us with Herc and Bandito when their guardian moved and could no longer care for them.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 14 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, but may prefer to be the only dog. Klondike enjoys the dog park and meeting new canine friends. He is happy to go in a crate. He could use leash training and help with basic commands. Klondike is a dog who will give endless love to the person who gives him a chance.

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.

Bruno Mars
 
Bruno Mars

Sponsored By: Marjorie Bullock and Nina Harrison

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 3 years
Weight: 71 pounds
Gender: Male

Bruno Mars is a model canine citizen. He is friendly with everyone, from dogs of all sizes to every person he meets AND even kitties! He has done well on his outings all over Carmel and is just a big sweet boy looking for a second chance. He's one of those dogs who just loves attention and lets strangers swoon over him. He even does well hanging around a restaurant. Bruno Mars is fun, affectionate and an all-around great dog.

Bruno is entering UnChained, a program that connects at-risk youth with shelter dogs to train them basic obedience.

Bruno Mars came to POMDR from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Estimated weight: 65 pounds
Gender: Male

Hendricks, aka Max, is nice with all people and is happy to show off his big smile. He loves children and is ready to play. He ignores cats and even chickens. He has a calm personality that becomes attentive with human interaction. He knows some basic commands, too.

Hendricks came to us after a good Samaritan picked him up from an estate sale, where he and his buddy Hummer (also available for adoption) were being given away after their guardian passed away. She helped them find POMDR and we are happy to help them find their forever homes.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Estimated weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Chibi is a wonderful little dog. He continues to amaze with his delightfully sweet personality, graciously greeting everyone with a smile and a wag and being friendly to dogs he meets. He is one cute little nugget, to boot.

Chibi is entering UnChained, a program that connects at-risk youth with shelter dogs to train them basic obedience.

Chibi came to us from Salinas Animal Shelter where he landed after being found as a stray.

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

Rebecca

Sponsored By: Bruno Roland, Judy Pfeifer, Sean and Carolyn Livingston

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 60 pounds
Gender: Female

This goofy, beautiful girl is Rebecca. She turns a lot of heads for more than just her freckled socks.

Three years ago, Rebecca was a homeless dog on the streets of Mexico, unspayed and abandoned. A rescue mission intervened and brought Becca to safety. She has weathered her misfortunes and transitions with grace, with her positive nature and ability to trust intact. 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 knows how to settle, too. 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, Becca got along well 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.

Rebecca has hip dysplasia and arthritis in her knees. She's on joint supplements and doggy ibuprofen, which greatly help her comfort but she is going to have surgery to correct her knees. The procedure is called Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy. She will need 12 weeks of strict crate rest following the surgery.

Rebecca lived at the sanctuary until it closed, then POMDR took her in. Now it's her turn for a forever home. She 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.

Joseph
 
Joseph

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Breed: Dachshund
Age: 8 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

Joseph is a nice little dog. He is very curious and cruises around looking for new things to sniff and experience. When he arrives at a person's feet, he likes being picked up and he will give kisses. Joseph is overly interested in cats and should go to a home without any.

Joseph came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Services.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Female

Harp is an absolute love. She loves being in your lap giving kisses galore. She is a bundle of cuteness. She is great with other dogs, happy to share a dog bed or person. She enjoys a nice doggie sweater and is very cooperative when being held. She will follow a person around after they give her a little attention. She is looking for someone to love.

Harp came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Services.

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Estimated weight: 70 pounds
Gender: Male

Micah is a loving dog. He can be a bit wary with introductions, but once he warms up he happily cuddles with people. He is easy to care for and entertain, gladly coming for attention and pets. Micah is a water dog, excitedly retrieving balls even in crashing ocean waves.

Micah is great on leash and in the home. He knows some basic commands and listens well. He is shy around new dogs and ignores cats. Micah will be happiest in a quiet home without children and with opportunities for trips to the beach or lake and other experiences that keep him active.

Micah does have diminished hearing and sight but still gets around well.

Micah came to POMDR because his guardian was moving out of state to care for her father, and couldn't take Micah along.

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

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

This friendly little guy is Howie, and he is gentle and kind to everyone he meets. He is a little shy at first, but warms up quickly. He can be easily handled despite his shyness. Howie enjoys daily walks. He does well with other dogs and would be content to live in a home as part of a pack. He accepted the three cats in his foster home and now just ignores them. Howie is comfortable being left alone and is a wonderful greeter when you return home. He likes to pick up a soft toy and run around the house with it or tries to get you to throw it so he can retrieve.

Howie is currently being treated for some pretty severe skin issues. It's nothing contagious, just neglect with possible flea allergy dermatitis and likely poor diet. He is on medication for his skin as well as medicated baths. We have already seen great improvement with his skin and fur.

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.

Marge

Sponsored By: Shayna Blatt

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

Marge is a happy girl. She is playful and affectionate. She is interested in human interaction and her future person will quickly fall in love with her. She gets along with other dogs and enjoys getting out for a stroll. Marge will be a great addition to your family.

Marge came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Walter White
 
Walter White

Sponsored By: Pamela Eaton, Lily and Ranger

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

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.

Before coming to POMDR, Walter was the gentle companion of a senior who has since passed away.

If you would like to meet Walter White, 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 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.

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

Piper is a super sweet, tiny Chihuahua ready to keep your lap warm and put a smile on your face. She has stolen the hearts of everyone she has met at the shelter - we know she'll do the same with you! She likes being held and gets along well with other dogs.

Piper came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Bandito
 
Bandito

Sponsored By: Demetrios Tryforos

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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.

Cassia
 
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.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Male

Sneakers is a calm yet energetic dog. He is gentle and sweet in all the best ways. He loves to play fetch, and this is a great way to keep him active and entertained. He is more interested in exploring and interacting with the environment than meeting new dogs, but he can live with them happily. He is gentle when taking food, even with his great enthusiasm for treats. He is comfortable on leash and a super walking companion, and he is calm when being left alone. He loves children and is great with them but does need to go to a home without cats.

Sneakers came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County after his guardian could no longer care for him.

If you would like to meet Sneakers, 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

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Age: 11 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 is good with other dogs but 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.

Breed: Bichon Frise
Age: 12 years
Weight: 22 pounds
Gender: Female

Fluff is a perfect little lady. She is lovely around other dogs and adores people. She is great to walk with and an angel in the car. She is good at the groomer, too. She will let you know when she needs to go out or is hungry or thirsty. She prefers sleeping in bed with her person and would probably do best with someone who is home a lot! Fluff is a great dog who will make a family very happy.

Fluff needed our help because her guardian had to move into assisted living due to dementia. Fluff is ready for a home where she will receive lots of attention.

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

Willow
 
Willow

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Beagle
Age: 10 years
Weight: 25 pounds
Gender: Female

Willow, simply put, is a nice dog. She is a delight to be around with her friendly and alert disposition. She is interested in people and the world, and from this will pull on the leash until she can investigate. She is great at introductions and comfortable with other dogs. Willow is looking for a home without children and is a mellow environment. Willow does need to lose some weight, which will make her more relaxed when getting picked up.

Willow came to POMDR from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Male

Francisco, or Frankie, is a super love bug who is eager to please. He will give lots of sloppy kisses and enjoy all the attention he receives. He is an amazing little guy who gets along with dogs, cats and even rabbits. He is the perfect little gentleman you have been hoping to adopt. He is going to bring joy to his future family.

He was not walked at his previous home and could use help on leash training. He is generally good at following guidance.

Francisco has an enlarged heart for which he takes liquid Furosemide. He should live a long life with his medication, as he is a very healthy dog.

Francisco was adopted in 2015 from an animal shelter that has since closed. The adopting family could no longer keep Francisco, so POMDR stepped in to help him find a new home.

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

Junior
 
Junior

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

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 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.

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. 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.

Maximus
 
Maximus

Sponsored By: Denise Jake and Alex Day

Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Age: 6 years
Weight: 25 pounds
Gender: Male

Hello! I am Maximus. Can we play? Can't you see how excited I am to meet you with all my hopping around and tail wagging? I love people, especially when they give me rubs and pets. I am good with children, and if you have dogs, I'd be happy to play with them. I have a lot of energy, so it's best if I can play or go on long walks and runs. However, I love snuggling and relaxing with family, too. Will you be my family?

I respond to basic commands. I could probably live with a cat and would love a yard to zoom around in. I am also asking for your help in losing some weight. I am healthy and will be even better when I slim down. I pull a bit on leash and could benefit from guidance.

I recently fractured my leg and will wear a splint, then wrap, and will need rest until it is fully healed in mid to late June.

I am looking for a new home after my guardian passed away. Her daughter loves me but is unable to give me the time and care that I need.

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

Cinnamon
 
Cinnamon

Sponsored By: Meredith and Disun den Daas

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.

Huckleberry
 
Huckleberry

Sponsored By: Fern Kulpreecha

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

Huckleberry has such a cute, fluffy face, with bright brown eyes, that he appears to be a puppy. This adorable senior still wanders about with the curiosity of a youngster, tail wagging as he gleefully explores. Huckleberry is social and very people orientated. He likes receiving attention and affection. He gets along with other dogs, but his focus is on people.

Huckleberry has a large mass on the back of his head that is being treated and will need time to heal. This little tyke will make a fabulous forever friend.

Huckleberry is coming to us from the Salinas Shelter.

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

Mr. Burns
 
Mr. Burns

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 8 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Male

Mr. Burns, or Bernie, is a good little dog who bonds quickly and will be happy to follow his person around. He is vision impaired and loves to have a leader. Mr. Burns is easy to handle, is not a fuss when getting groomed, and is a great lap dog. He is good with cats and mostly ignores other dogs. Mr. Burns rides great in the car and will contentedly go in a crate. He does face normal health issues associated with his breed. Mr. Burns would love a home that will give him structure in his life.

Mr. Burns was on the euthanasia list at a shelter. A kind woman, who could not keep him, knew she had to help and got him out. Mr. Burns was in boarding for over a year in hopes of finding his forever home. He is now in our program and in a foster home, ready to meet his people.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 3 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

This regal little lady is Chachita! "Cha Cha" has a thick, black-speckled tan coat with an adorable swirl on her neck and shoulders. She also wears dainty white socks. She will push in for full body pets and make a luxurious, content groaning sound when receiving gentle rubs on her little head and ears. This sweet mama is ready to get back out in the world and spread a whole lotta love around!

Chachita came into the program after her guardian moved into assisted living and could no longer care for her. A friend of the guardian took in Chachita and would often take her to visit her guardian.

When Chachita stopped eating and started drooling excessively, they thought she was in desperate need of a dental, but the procedure was far too expensive for the friend and the guardian. When they considered euthanizing her instead, the vet called POMDR. We offered to take her into our program, get her the vet care she needed, and find her a new forever home.

It turned out Chachita had severe electrical or chemical burns inside her mouth. She either chewed an electric cord or drank a caustic chemical. She is all healed up now.

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

Bailey Terrier
 
Bailey Terrier

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

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.

Sasha Fierce and Priscilla
 
Sasha Fierce and Priscilla

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel, Megan Wasserman in honor of Jean Travers

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed, Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years, 10 years
Weight: 5 pounds, 11 pounds
Gender: Female, Female

These two girls adore one another. They have been together since puppyhood and often sleep snuggled in the same bed, and they're looking for a special adopter who will protect their little family unit.

Sasha can be shy, but only for a moment. She quickly warms up to strangers, especially if she's put in a lap where she can curl up and feel safe. She listens attentively, tilting her head from side to side as you talk. And she lets you know she'd like you to hold her by putting her tiny paws on your leg. Her big, bright eyes give a hint to the smart, confident dog she is. While she gets along well with other dogs of all sizes, she'll let big dogs know when they're making her uncomfortable. Sasha loves to go on walks, especially if you carry her most of the way and then give her time to get out and explore, and she's great riding in the car.

Priscilla is the more bashful of the two, often looking to Sasha for guidance on how to behave. If Sasha warms up to another dog or person, Priscilla is sure to follow - she truly looks up to her big sister. Priscilla is great on the leash and loves to discover new things as you go on walks. She communicates via cute little grunts and sighs, and she's a bit of a quiet snorer at night. Priscilla loves a good belly rub or to be gently pet - she's not as much of a lap dweller as her sister. As long as you provide some reassurance, she's a good passenger in the car.

These are mellow girls, resting quietly while you work or watch TV. They also behave when left home alone. They're happy as long as they have each other, a warm, safe place to sleep, and a person or two (or many) who love them. They came to POMDR when their guardians moved into housing that didn't allow pets. We're happy to be able to keep them together.

If you would like to meet Sasha Fierce and Priscilla, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 11 years
Weight: 56 pounds
Gender: Female

Sabrina is the quintessential Golden Retriever. She is attention seeking, patient, stoic and all around precious. She is a wonderful dog who likes a calm environment. She would be fine with other dogs, cats and children as she is super loving and gentle. Sabrina is fine being left at home in the house for periods of time while you are running errands. She can be nervous in the car and on walks though she does seem to enjoy short walks around the neighborhood.

Sabrina recently went through surgery to remove loads of bladder stones. She is healing well and doing well post operation, but it is important that she goes out to potty regularly (every 4 hours or so) to make sure her bladder is emptying.

She can be an escape artist so she shouldn't be left unattended in a backyard or be left alone with indoor/outdoor access.

Sabrina's guardian passed away. The family loves her but knows that they just don't have the ability to give her the care that she needs and were unable to see her through the bladder stone surgery. POMDR has corrected this and Sabrina is much more comfortable.

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

Smokey

Sponsored By: Terry, Tasmania and Jolly Mon

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male

Smokey has a wonderfully calm, friendly demeanor, and does well with other dogs of all sizes. He can be playful with the right canine buddies or he can just hang out. He does like to let you know when people are at the door or things are happening; he's a talkative guy!

Once past his shell of shyness, Smokey is a lover who wants to be with his person. He has been working on his behavior when meeting new people. He is a great dog in the home who needs some help in understanding and trusting new things. Smokey loves treats and one can earn his trust through food. Smokey needs a person who is willing to learn about his past behavior and keep it in check. He needs to understand the order of the pack and with that will be a well behaved and loving dog.

Smokey is on thyroid medication twice daily and needs a special bath for skin issues once a week until better.

Smokey was surrendered to the SPCA when his guardian became homeless. POMDR took him in with hopes of finding him a new home.

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

Breed: Husky
Age: 6 years
Weight: 65 pounds
Gender: Male

Orion is a sweetheart who is happy and friendly. He loves people and is good with other dogs. He will steal your heart and put a smile on your face. He is a playful dog and listens intently to people. He will learn a lot with structure and guidance.

Orion came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County after being found as a stray in Gonzalez. He does have some medical issues regarding his hips and gait, which may require surgery. This is why the SPCA was unable to put him up for adoption. Luckily, we are here to get this boy the help he needs and find him a forever home.

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

Jess

Sponsored By: Jocelyn Douglas

Breed: Chow Chow
Age: 13 years
Estimated weight: 45 pounds
Gender: Female

Jess (Jessie) will likely be the sweetest Chow you have ever met. She is fantastic with kids and will give people kisses in exchange for pets. She is happy around other dogs and has lived with them recently. She is not a barker but may notify you when she needs to go out. She does not have separation anxiety and will happily sleep while left alone. Jess would like a home without cats but prefer one that will take her outside, camping, or even on hikes.

Jess loves treats and will dance back in forth on her front paws in anticipation. She has a gentle mouth when accepting treats. You will absolutely fall in love with her.

Jess's original guardian had her as a service dog and she went everywhere with him. He had to move last year and was unable to take her. She stayed with friends of the family for 8 months and the original guardian was never able to take her back. The friends are moving so they reached out to POMDR. Some lucky person will be giving a fantastic dog a home.

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

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.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 17 years
Estimated weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Rascal likes his walks and loves his friends. Whether they are cats or dogs, he enjoys their company. He is interested in toys and will play a little. Rascal is a gentle senior, enjoying the sun and comfortable places. He would love a backyard to toddle around and be able to mingle with friends. He is great on leash. He enjoys treats and prefers to be hand fed. Rascal should be lifted gently and with proper support. You will love him.

Rascal came to POMDR when his guardian passed away.

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

Bella

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 9 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.

Tiny Tim
 
Tiny Tim

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Peggy Warner, Almost Home Dachshund Rescue

Breed: Dachshund
Age: 5 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Male

Tiny Tim, aka Simon, is a lovable and friendly guy. He walks great on a leash, and even knows some basic commands. Tiny Tim likes female dogs but doesn't care for male ones or cats. He shows no food aggression and is happy around children.

Tiny Tim has IVDD (Intervertebral Disk Disease), which can sometimes leave him paralyzed. His care requires pain management along with various types of therapy.

Tiny Tim came to us after his guardians had to make the decision to rehome him because of his current medical issue and their inability to provide the care that he needs.

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

Tobias
 
Tobias

Sponsored By: Cuddles and Louella, Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

Tobias is a scruffy, independent little guy who recently made a wonderful discovery: being loved on and taken care of is pretty amazing. He came to this conclusion late in life, but we're happy to see him blossom under the loving care of his foster family. It's a whole new world for Toby, and his transformation is a joy to watch.

Though he may not have had much socialization - with people or other dogs - Toby does have the fundamentals down. Good on a leash, mellow in the car, happy to entertain himself when you're not home, and curious about exploring. Being held isn't his favorite thing, but he's learning to enjoy head scratches and belly rubs. He's shy with other dogs, but he's quickly learning the doggie ropes from his foster dog sibling.

Since Toby is still warming up to being handled, he might do best in a home without young children. You will initially give more love than you get back, but we know Toby will quickly become a valued, loving member of your family.

Toby is on medications to control seizures and firm up his stool. He was surrendered to Hollister Shelter after his family was no longer able to care for him.

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

Conga

Sponsored By: Erin Ulrich, Ann Randall, Barbara Gifford

Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Age: 12 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Conga is a wonderful little lady who would love a pack of dogs and humans to join and call her own. She earned her Conga name with her incredible hip action, capable of wagging extensively in excitement. This precious girl is smart too, ready to please her people. She has perfect dog manners, getting along fantastically with everyone she meets. She is great in the car and happy to tag along. She will put a smile on your face with her bubbly personality.

Conga loves to go on walks and is really great on leash. She has a nice, moderate energy level and will do best with shorter walks.

Conga had two lumps removed that turned out to be low grade carcinomas. There is a good chance they will not return, but she should have any new lumps checked out swiftly.

Conga came to POMDR from the San Jose Shelter, where she went after being found as a stray.

If you would like to meet Conga, 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.

Grandma
 
Grandma

Sponsored By: Marjorie Bullock and Nina Harrison

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.

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.

Bullwinkle
 
Bullwinkle

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Estimated 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.

Jersey
 
Jersey

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 43 pounds
Gender: Female

Jersey is a happy, energetic girl who strives to excel at her job. As a herding dog, she feels her job is to take direction from her person and control her charges. This works very well when there is one trusted person and large, mellow dogs who tolerate her controlling behavior. She LOVES lots of affection, but only where she feels safe - no belly rubs, no big hugs. She is fearful of people she doesn't know well. Jersey needs a special person who respects her limitations.

Jersey has mild arthritis that will require inexpensive medication for life. This doesn't stop her from enjoying a good hike, though she does pull a bit on the leash.

Jersey will do best in a very quiet home with 1-2 people and ideally no other animals, although she could do well with another senior dog that doesn't try to interact much.

Jersey came to POMDR from a good Samaritan who found her as a stray in Hollister. Her original guardian was not found.

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

Diamond
 
Diamond

Sponsored By: Sarah Rather in honor of Layla and Mickey, Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 44 pounds
Gender: Female

Diamond's gentle demeanor and loving spirit as a loyal companion will provide an adopter many wonderful memories with this sweet, mellow girl. She loves to cuddle when you're having an evening at home and she also has a playful side, flipping around a toy or ball. Diamond does just fine in the house while you are away. She will wait, quietly napping, until you return. She rides nicely in the car, patiently looking out the window or lying down.

Diamond enjoys a nice walk and she loves to sniff all around. She is working on being an excellent leash walker with the help of a front ring harness or a gentle leader, and she will generally walk calmly by your side. A patient and strong handler can help her understand how to react more positively when she sees other dogs.

Diamond would love a home with a quiet yard where she can meander around and then bask in the sun. She enjoys the companionship of other dogs she knows and she is patient in their interactions. Diamond has shown gentleness around children at outreach events. Diamond is not a fan of cats and desires a home without them.

Diamond has age-related hearing loss but she responds well to hand signals and loves treats. She has some decreased mobility due to hip and spinal degeneration but simple-to-administer meds ease her discomfort and water therapy helps her muscles stay limber. She should be in a home without stairs because of her hip troubles. Diamond weighs about 47 lbs so her adopter will need to be able to lift her occasionally to get in and out of the car. She has no trouble getting up on the bed to curl up next to you for sweet dreams!

Diamond came to POMDR through the kindness of the Hollister Shelter staff where she was surrendered when her guardians were having a baby and felt they could not also take care of Diamond as their family grew.

If you would like to meet Diamond, 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: 14 years
Estimated weight: 10 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.

Tink

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld, Emily Roveto, Brenda Sorensen

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

This calm little lady is a gentle nestler. She isn't vocal and doesn't run around in excitement, mostly taking in everything with her tender brown eyes. She responds happily to treats and to affection. It is apparent she has been through a lot and deserves better. She has no issues with dogs, big or small, but we don't expect her to play with them. She would do best in a peaceful home. It seems like she doesn't need a lot of attention as long as she has her own people and space. She is ready to find some loving arms to hold her often.

Tink loves her kong with peanut butter. She enjoys car rides and going out and about but needs a little buggy for transport.

Tink is being treated for Cushings and we are monitoring her gall bladder for gall bladder disease. She will need an ultrasound of her gall bladder in August 2018. She also has a moderate heart murmur.

Tink came to us from Salinas Animal Shelter.

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

Corky

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 17 years
Weight: 23 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. 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 can startle him and send him into hiding for a few minutes. He has a few age-related issues, including skin tags and throwing up a couple of times per week, but his vet says these are not things to worry about. His teeth are not in the best shape, but he still 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.



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.