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.


Freckles

Sponsored By: John Click, in honor of Joe Buck

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 15 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Female

Freckles easy to live with and particularly loves being outside. She loves her walks and will pull some on leash when she gets going, before settling down. She's polite and unafraid with dogs she meets. She is always happy to meet new people, and is great with kids.

She likes to play chase and keep away with the other terriers at her foster home, and will also throw toys around for self-entertainment. She likes lots of toys, but has a teddy bear she's particularly fond of. She is house trained and crate trained, and gets along well with cats.

Freckles gets excited at mealtime and will do a little "dance" for treats and gives lots of kisses. She will bark when she hears interesting (to her) sounds, so she would do best in a home where some barking wouldn't disturb the neighbors.

Her old foster mom said: "She has such a sweet nature, and I enjoy her playful side. She will enjoy sitting with you for a while, gives lots of kisses, then curls up in her bed for a nap. She is truly delightful."

Freckles came to POMDR when her guardian was being threatened to be evicted from her apartment because she had a dog. She was adopted for over four years but her adopter passed away and Freckles is needing our help again.

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

Ruger

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 2 years
Estimated weight: 50 pounds
Gender: Male

Ruger is a lot of fun, being great on leash and a wonderful adventure companion. He is great in the house and is easy to guide, despite being deaf. Ruger can be lead with hand signals and would benefit from further training. He wants to please and can be trained with treats.

Ruger is good with other dogs and desires to play with them. He is so happy around people and has the energy and potential to run and play. Ruger is a great partner for exploring, going to the beach, or hiking.

Ruger may have the potential to run all day long but is mellow in the home. He is good with kids but his inclination to play may be too much for small kids. He is looking for a home where he will not encounter cats, as he will chase them.

Ruger is looking for a new home because one of his guardian's passed away and the family had to move and could not find pet friendly housing to accommodate him.

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

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

Sriracha was found wandering the streets of Hollister. He is a happy senior dog who is laid back and gets along well with people and other dogs.

Sriracha is coming to us from Hollister Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Sriracha, 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: 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 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.

Two of Klondike's main issues are being protective of the house when strangers arrive and being agressive toward fast movements like someone waving their arms or moving quickly. He bonds closely with his caregiver and is very loving. He would do best in a home with a single person who doesn't have many vistiors or can put him behind a baby gate when people come to visit.

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.

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.

Snickers
 
Snickers

Sponsored By: Lawrence Rosenberg, Susan Franklin, Maria Duggan

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Male

Snickers had glaucoma and detached retinas in both eyes and had to have both eyes removed. He recovered quickly and gets around amazingly well. He's adjusted to using the stairs at his foster's, as well as jumping up on furniture and into laps. Snickers is a very sweet, mellow dog who is interested and friendly with people, including kids. Despite his blindness, he loves to go for walks and will try to leave his yard and mosey around so his new home must have a secure fence.... especially "under" the fence.

He is great with other dogs, and sniffs and wags his tail when he meets them. He rides well in a car and has been on 8-hour trips. He barks to announce visitors, and then is a friendly host. He is interested in cats as a novelty, but is not aggressive. Snickers knows some basic commands and is house trained once he knows his way around. To know Snickers is to love him, but you have to quietly appreciate him as he's never over the top about anything. He's an easy keeper with a droll personality.

Snickers is a lovable dog who enjoys sitting on a lap or laying at your feet. He loves being with his person/people pretty much more than anything. He is happy to hang out all day and quietly snuggle. Every once in a while he will reach up, crawl onto your chest and give kisses. His foster says "Someone who wants a well-behaved cuddle bug is going to love him. He will fit right into a spoiled lifestyle!" He will be a lovable and loyal friend to whoever he lives with.

Snickers was found abandoned after Hurricane Katrina and rescued by a loving guardian. His guardian, who has Parkinson's, surrendered him to POMDR when she could no longer care for him. He was adopted in 2015 but his guardian has entered assisted living and can no longer care for him. We are hoping to find him another amazing home.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Chapo is sweet, greeting people with a wagging tail and kisses. He rolls on his back and wiggles for belly rubs. He loves spending time with people and is comfortable sharing space and people with other dogs. Chapo seems like he was once an indoor-only dog, having an affinity to using pee pads and preferring to spend more time inside than out. He does not care for crates but loves a car ride. He is good with kids and is a curious little friend to all. We are excited to see this guy get back to his handsome self.

Chapo made it through a neglectful portion of his life in which his hair became matted and teeth rotted. His guardian passed away and the other person in the home could not care for him. He was taken in by kind people, and now we are hoping to find him a forever home. He has received and will continue to receive TLC and is starting to feel and look like a new dog. We are expecting a beautiful physical transformation and, of course, his personality will remain wonderful.

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

Honesty

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

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.

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.

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.

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.

Breed: Pug
Age: 12 years
Weight: 25 pounds
Gender: Male

Bud, aka Buddy, is friendly and social. He is super food motivated and will love you for a treat. He is comfortable being picked up and is a good snuggle companion. He is good with dogs but does bark at cats. Bud is comfortable being left in a familiar home but is happier tagging along. He is hard of hearing but responds to claps and enthusiasm. He is a wonderer and should be kept on leash or in a secure area.

Bud is looking for a new home because his surrendering family has two young kids that were a bit too much for him. He would make a great companion for a family with older kids. There is a slightly older girl in the house and he sleeps with her every night.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 22 pounds
Gender: Male

Jo Jo's happy smile tells you everything you need to know about him with one quick glance. He's a sweet, playful guy who's thrilled to have been given a second chance at a good life. In gratitude, he behaves on the leash, remembers his potty training and is a generally mellow kind of dude who's fun and easy to be around.

He loves sharing his home with another dog, especially one who'll play with him, but he's not as excited about living with a cat. He says, "Dogs rule, cats drool," so we're recommending a dog-only home for Mr. Jo Jo. When it comes to people, he's an all-around friendly pooch brimming with happy kisses. He even has a signature trick where he sits on his back legs and waves his front legs up and down vigorously to make you laugh.

Since his vision isn't the best, he tends to avoid stairs. If you travel with him, he'll use them fine, but he's not too keen on going up and down on his own. He's quiet in the car and when you leave him at home, though he's so cute you'll probably want to take him with you.

Jo Jo came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County after being found as a stray.

If you would like to meet Jo Jo, 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Sweet Petite
 
Sweet Petite

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 5 years
Estimated weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Sweet Petite is a precious dog and new mother. She came into our program pregnant and gave birth on the morning of August 2nd to four cute puppies. Sweet Petitie, or Sweet Pea, is great around other dogs, adores human attention, and has good energy. She is so friendly, loving, and is gracious with her kisses. She is an absolute peach and deserves a wonderful home.

Sweet Petite will recover from labor, nurse her pups, get spayed, and then hopefully go to a forever home. She should be ready to move around late-September.

Sweet Petite came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Sweet Petite, 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.

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

Cajun is a peach. He is totally people oriented and happy to receive attention. He does well with other dogs and can assimilate into a pack. He is very responsive to human direction, and surprisingly, treats don't matter. This little guy is all about people.

Cajun came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being found as a stray. His fur is growing back from skin allergies, and we are all excited to see how handsome he will look in time.

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

Aubrey
 
Aubrey

Sponsored By: Joan and Ron Near in memory of Picot

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

Aubrey can be a little reserved, but polite when meeting new people, and all wiggles when she considers you a friend. She is very sweet, can be silly when feeling playful, spinning circles and playing fetch. She likes to chase flies that annoy her as well as an occasional bird or squirrel in your yard. Aubrey is gentle and polite meeting new dogs and has been a guest in a home with multiple dogs of all sizes and ages without problem. Her experience with cats is unknown, but on walks has seen cats and, after a brief look, has walked on by.

Aubrey loves her walks, willingly stepping into her harness to go, brisk and long walks being her choice. She is spry and enthusiastic enough for even a hike. She has good leash manners to boot.

At home, she will lay quietly nearby. She loves to be petted, is brave in the bath and enjoys a gentle combing. She is comfortable sleeping in her kennel, dog bed, and on or under your bed. She knows a couple basic commands and being a treat-motivated girl, could probably quickly learn more with a little practice. She loves car rides, watching with wonder at the world going by.

Aubrey came to us dermatologically challenged from neglect. However, with a little TLC and non-chicken diet her coat is growing in nicely.

Aubrey came to POMDR from Santa Cruz Animal Shelter after being surrendered by her family, who were moving, and couldn't take her with them.

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

Orion

Sponsored By: Don and Randa Roland

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 a strange gait from a previous hip injury. We have been strengthening his muscles and have seen great improvement through water therapy and supplements.

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

Newie

Sponsored By: Joey and his Mom in loving memory of Markle

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Male

Newie is an active, happy boy. He is independent and will go about dutifully exploring, being happy to investigate and make new friends. Still, he is a snuggler at heart and loves being bundled in blankets and petted. He is very responsive and interactive. He enjoys all dogs, even grumpy ones. He is comfortable with kids and is happy receiving attention. Newie walks well on leash and is well behaved in the car.

Newie is coming to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Newie, 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: 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.

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.

Over the past weeks in foster care, Howie has rapidly recovered from some severe skin issues. He is now off all medication except for a flea preventive. He looks terrific; it is anticipated that he will not have any long term skin issues provided he stays on a flea preventive and is fed a healthy grain free diet.

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.

Smiley
 
Smiley

Sponsored By: Julia S. and Anmol K., Bob and Kathleen Seibel

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

Smiley is just that. What a love! He is soft and cuddly. He is very well-mannered when meeting other dogs. He is enamored with people, caring much less for treats. He has some good energy and is able to go on walks. His whole persona is endearing.

Smiley is coming from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Smiley, 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: 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.

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

Marsh, short for Marshmallow, is a happy and playful dog who gets along with other dogs of all shapes and sizes, and also loves kids. He's sweet-tempered and equally happy snoozing or playing with his toys. He prefers a gentle introduction to new places and new people (especially men), but once he's given time to get used to a new situation, he is a confident little guy. Marsh would appreciate a home where he could have an established routine and a healthy diet to address some of his food sensitivities, but he is an adaptable little guy who would be happy in a lot of different household - and will quickly charm every member of your family!

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: Doberman
Age: 5 years
Weight: 97 pounds
Gender: Male

Ollivander, or Oliver, is a big, happy boy. He gets excited about meeting other dogs and is very friendly. He enjoys meeting new people too. He is not a hiker or runner, more akin to a couch potato. He is mostly calm, only really showing high energy with the excitement of his people coming home. He is not a jumper though and is easily directed. He responds well to commands and is comfortable in a crate.

Ollivander has met cats and was good, wanting to play with them. He is playful with older kids and could live with a family. He is a little big for toddlers and kids that have not learned how to properly interact with dogs.

Ollivander is looking for a home after his previous family could no longer care for him.

If you would like to meet Ollivander, 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. He is looking for a calm, quiet home with gentle guardians. He does not need a lot of exercise but is happy to tag along with his people.

Huckleberry had a large mass on the back of his head that was treated and has been healing. The mass was benign and his scar has healed. His hair has been growing back and he is as cute as can be. 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.

Harold
 
Harold

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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: 7 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Male

Slim is a very nice dog who would be great with a family that has time to take him on an occasional walk. He loves being rubbed and cuddled. He gets along wonderfully with other dogs and people. He sometimes barks at new people and then quickly calms and warms up to them. Slim is great on leash and responds to basic commands. He is comfortable around children and is easily described as a good boy.

Slim is being surrendered because his family has a child who is showing allergic response to the dog, and the family feels they are unable to give Slim the attention he deserves.

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

Hummer
 
Hummer

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

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 him and his buddy Hendricks (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 Hummer, 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. 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.

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.

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.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 months
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male

Loki, nicknamed Scooter, is such a cute little dude! He is catching on to structure and leadership quickly and still has his puppy exuberance. He loves toys and will play fetch. He is great with other dogs and is happy to run around and play. He is quiet in the home and is getting used to car rides. He still chews things and will need further training. Loki is a fun dog and will be a great addition to any home.

Loki came into our program when his previous guardians could no longer care for him.

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

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 2 years
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Male

Pako is spunky and friendly. He scans the room a little cautiously but will approach for attention and warms up very quickly. Pako is easy to hold and enjoys human touch. He likes playing with other dogs and is appropriate and nice with them. He's pretty outgoing and enjoys the company of kids.

Pako is needing a new home because his previous family could no longer care for him.

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

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. He is a little thin, but now that he is on a proper diet, he will soon reach his ideal weight. 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.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 3 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 he 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.

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.

Bella Springer
 
Bella Springer

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Springer Spaniel
Age: 7 years
Weight: 49 pounds
Gender: Female

Bella Springer is absolutely the belle of the ball! She is a very happy, smart and gentle love bug. She does not react to the other dog or the two cats in her foster household and is an all-around joy to have in the 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, 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. All the same, she learned the floor layout of her foster home in no time.

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.

Alfredo

Sponsored By: Cecile Shoemaker in memory of Walter

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.

Molly Mae
 
Molly Mae

Sponsored By: Demetrios Tryforos

Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 8 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.

Hendricks
 
Hendricks

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel, Don and Randa Roland

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 75 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.

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

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

This goofy, beautiful girl is Rebecca. Part Pit Bull, part Neapolitan Mastiff, and even German Shepherd, she turns heads for more than just her freckled socks and gorgeous brindle coat.

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 mild to moderate hip dysplasia and arthritis in her knees. She is in the middle of several surgeries to correct problems in her knee joints. We will know more in several months about how successful the surgeries are. Fingers crossed that Rebecca will be able to be the active, hiking dog she wants to be.

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.

Harp

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Ed Cabelera in memory of Beau

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.

Micah

Sponsored By: Don and Randa Roland

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 72 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.

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.

Piper

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Ed Cabelera in memory of Beau

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

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.

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: 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Choo Choo
 
Choo Choo

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 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.

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.



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.