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 $155-$305 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: 5 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Karly takes a minute to warm up to new people but once she does, you can physically feel the trust she imparts in you. It's fascinating to watch her little personality come out. She does best meeting calm dogs and is happy to share space in her future home with mellow canines. She walks well on leash and is comfortable in a crate. She is a great cuddler, though and will happily join you for a session of snuggles. She has been good around kids and while interested in cats, is just curious and can live with them. Karly is cute and a great little dog.

She came to us because her guardian could no longer take care of her.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Female

Hi! I am Chloe. Humans are so interesting. I love when they take me on walking trips, give me treats, and snuggle close with soft pets. I like following people around and lounging near them. I was thinking about moving in with the right family. Maybe that's you! I am a wonderful house guest. Not to toot my own horn, but I am quiet, calm, great with other dogs, and I'm even sweet with cats. If you are looking for a canine to brighten your home, then please give me a chance.

Chloe Girl came to us because her guardian is disabled and can no longer care for her.

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

Breed: Dachshund
Age: 11 years
Weight: 25 pounds
Gender: Male

Doxie Duke is a mellow, calm fellow that has previously lived with other cats, dogs and kids. His guardian is terminally ill and can not take care of this sweet boy anymore. We are committed to ensuring we find a forever home for him.

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

Bella Boxer
 
Bella Boxer

Sponsored By: Bruno Roland

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 92 pounds
Gender: Female

Bella is the picture of politeness. A gentle charmer, she's the perfect walking companion and a laid-back greeter of other dogs. Seriously - they can bark or lunge at her, and she remains totally unphased. Not even a curious toddler (who might do a little pulling on Bella's ears or tail) bothers her. She's just happy to be here.

A big, mellow girl, Bella has a lot of love left to give. You'll find that out as she follows you from room to room, gives you sweet kisses, and tries to squeeze her way next to you on the couch. She's even been known to patrol the house at night from bedroom to bedroom to make sure everyone's tucked in before she retires to her bed.

Bella is great around other dogs, ignores cats, is patient with children, and loves peanut butter. She is housetrained, stays close when off-leash, and is a great traveling companion in the car. Since she loves people so much, it would be wonderful if she found a home where her human companions aren't gone for long stretches at a time.

Bella came to POMDR after her person was no longer able to care for her due to dementia.

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

Robby

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

Robby loves his daily walks. He is so happy to explore his world. He is learning not to bark at other dogs while he is on a walk. Robby is comfortable with other dogs when he gets to know them. He is very food motivated and can be directed and taught with treats. Robby is comfortable with other dogs when he gets to know them. He is very food motivated and can be directed and taught with treats. Robby is a gem that is waiting for someone to give him a chance.

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.

Layla Bulldog
 
Layla Bulldog

Sponsored By: Forgiving Paws Inc.

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Breed: English Bulldog Mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 53 pounds
Gender: Female

Layla is all about people. She has so much enthusiasm and is happy to be alive. She is all sniffles and snuffles to new things and if that makes you smile, you'll love this girl. She is great with people and is such a love bug that adores belly-rubs. Layla did not do well living with other dogs and needs to go to a home where she will be the only dog.

Layla does have an unusually small trachea and it means she must avoid over exerting herself. Therefore, she cannot go on long hikes or on runs around the beach. She is already very excitable and needs to remain chill in her future home.

Layla came to us from Hollister Animal Services.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Male

Little Duke is fantastic! He is a great little lap buddy and is wonderful with other dogs. He will make a very good companion for a lucky person. He is great in all situations and is easy to lead on leash. If you want a little dog, then Duke should receive your interest.

Duke is healthy and after a dental, has no remaining teeth. He has a good appetite still and is a pleasure to have around. He is content napping by your side but will occasionally give you the soft eyes to be picked up. He is super car cruising company and comfortable being left alone. He is quiet, calm, and well-mannered.

Little Duke came to us because his primary guardian passed away a few years ago. Her husband had been watching him since then but it became increasingly difficult since he travels often for work.

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

Corky

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 18 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Male

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 25 pounds
Gender: Female

Rubi is a spunky little lady who needs a forever home. She is very social and sweet. Ready to play with every dog that comes her way and receive attention from every person. She is good on leash and great in the home. This little lady is a love and will be a great addition to any home.

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

Nahla

Sponsored By: Sailor Roland

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

Nahla has been doing great in foster care but can't wait to find a forever home! She came to us from our friends at Salinas Animal Services and with help from South County Animal Rescue. This beautiful girl is so sweet. She is great with kids, other dogs, and even cats! Nahla enjoys receiving attention and pets. She is not really into toys but does like to play. She is very athletic and can go on hikes and even runs. She is good on leash with some pulling. She knows basic commands and responds well for treats. She is healthy, happy, and ready for a home.

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

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

Saloman is a mellow fellow with a great disposition. He is friendly to all and will meander about, ready to follow if you walk somewhere. He is comfortable being held and snuggled. He is super cute and small. He is slow while walking on leash but does not pull. he likes to sniff things thoroughly, though. He is comfortable being left alone and excited for attention on your return. Salomon is deaf and blind in one eye, but he will look to you with his good eye and come waddling for love.

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

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 10 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

Meme is the kind of dog that makes one laugh for no reason. She is so tiny and just oh-so very cute. This little lady can go anywhere with you. She is excellent around dogs and people and would love to join you on your errands. The staff and volunteers adore her. She is super friendly with people and politely curious with dogs. An absolute doll.

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

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

Bogey Girl is a treat loving, gentle pet adoring sweetheart. She has great energy and is excellent on leash. She can join you for walks and trips to the park or while on errands. She is ready to bond to a loving person and will follow close behind when you walk around your house. She is a proper little lady in the home and finds a comfortable place to relax while you are doing the same. She will likely transition quickly to your routine and life and you'll quickly discover how great a dog she is.

Bogey Girl came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Her original guardian was sadly passing away from brain cancer and when no one in the family could take her in, she was surrendered to the shelter. We are happy to have her in our program and excited for her to find a forever home.

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

Joshua
 
Joshua

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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

This poor guy was found by Animal Control who thought he was bitten by another dog. Sadly the bite was harmful enough to have injured his eye and cheek area. He was on his last day at the shelter but they reached out to us in the nick of time. We are hoping to help him gain weight and get back on his feet. Despite his injury, he is a very friendly little guy. He will greet everyone who gives him a chance and bonds quickly.

Since these photos, he has had both eyes removed as they were causing him pain while being no longer functional. He is brave and navigates an area quickly. His affection will melt your heart.

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

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

Desmond is great! This friendly fella is wonderful around people and dogs of all sizes. He loves to go for walks but is a happy snuggler too. He rides great in the car and sleeps throughout the night in a crate. He does well with baths and grooming, which he will need regularly. Desmond will likely be happiest in a home with other dogs but we are not sure about cats. He is very happy and playful dog that is going to make his future parents very happy.

Desmond is nicknamed Desy and he was found running on the highway in South County by one of our long-time volunteers. He was covered in mats, stickers, and in pretty rough shape. Everyone thought he was a senior dog, but once he got to the SPCA and got shaved and checked out by a vet, they estimated him much younger. We are excited to help him find a forever home.

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

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

Albus enjoys giving kisses and loves attention from people. This guy would love a quiet home where he can spend ample time with his people, joining them on outings and walks. He was once in pain and became afraid that being picked up would hurt him, however, now he is comfortable and social again. It is truly wonderful to see! Reminders that people love him will keep this cutie happy. He is amazing with other dogs; big or small, he assimilates quickly into the pack. He is excited to receive treats and responds well to human voices. He even walks well on leash and is good in the car.

Albus came to us from Monterey County Animal Shelter.

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

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

Chesterfield, or Chester for short, comes to us because his guardian passed away. The family was unable to keep him but did their best to find him care. He is a friendly little tyke, often wearing a huge smile and wagging his tail. He is more of a "next to your lap" instead of a bonafide lap dog. He gets along with other pups and even still plays!

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

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

Meet the kindhearted Cholula. This little one went through a stage of neglect and we are so glad we can help her. She is a little shy but warms up quickly to a gentle person and a warm lap. She is smart and so sweet. She is a heart melter.

Cholula came to us from Salinas Animal Services. She is looking for a quiet home that is secure. She likes to explore but she will likely end up burrowed in blankets. She is a snuggle-bug and would love for you to give her a soft place to land.

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

Saige

Sponsored By: Rachel Krivis and Spencer Russo in honor of Amy Krivis

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

Saige is a total sweetheart. She loves to chase tennis balls, fetching them back to the thrower to go again. She's a smart cookie and already knows some commands, likely a great candidate for further training. She is good around other dogs, being more patient and understanding than playful, but that could change when she bonds with a dog. She has a lot of potential and could really settle into a routine with her new people. She is overly interested in cats and needs to go to a home without them.

Saige came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter, where she landed after she was found as a stray. She was adopted but the person realized that her current lifestyle was not ideal for caring for a dog and knew Saige deserved better.

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

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 6 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Female

Princess is ready to cement herself in your life. She is looking for a person that she can be sidekick to. Princess is wonderful with other dogs but a bit shy to warm up to people. It doesn't take long for her to bond and once she does, she will welcome you to pet her as you wish! She is great in the home and a true pleasure to have as company. This healthy, cutie shows no separation anxiety and is just a great dog.

Princess came to us because her previous guardians could no longer care for her. One of our volunteers helped out Princess' family by fostering, but now Princess needs our help to find a home.

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

Jenny Wishbone
 
Jenny Wishbone

Sponsored By: Leslie Huntley

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

Jenny is the cutest short stuff you'll ever meet! This gal has got that "big dog" look in a compact body that's full of love and silly antics. She is such a pretty girl with her big brown eyes, shiny dark chocolate coat, and very kissable freckles on her nose. Jenny is playful, sweet, quiet, cuddly, and loving. She loves the company of other dogs and we believe it's very important for her to have a confident canine companion to play and snuggle up with at home.

This fun girl loves to go for long walks, to the dog park, or to chase the ball in the great outdoors but is not comfortable in overly stimulating environments like coffee shops or busy streets. Jenny has some anxiety that is very manageable at home, but she's not much of a city girl. She also has a prey drive and should go to a home without cats.

Jenny's foster home includes a husband and wife but Jenny definitely prefers her "mom." She tolerates her foster dad, but out in public she does not like to meet new men. The good news is that Jenny's fear response is never one of aggression. She simply avoids anything that makes her feel uncomfortable. Jenny takes a daily anxiety medication that we think will help ease her transition to a new home, and in time should be able to be discontinued. Her new family will need to give her space and time to settle in but once she does she'll be your BFF forever.

A DNA test revealed she is Russel Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier Mix.

Jenny came to us from Jake's Wish, a great organization that has been helping her find a forever home.

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

Buddy Yorkie
 
Buddy Yorkie

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Age: 13 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

Buddy is a bundle of joy, and despite his age, is a little motor of energy. Not only is he cute, but he is friendly and seeks out attention from people. He is happy around other dogs and good on leash. Buddy is a fun companion that was neglected for bit, having many burrs in his fur, horrible teeth, and cataracts. After a vet visit, he is feeling and looking better. He had all of his teeth extracted but devours soft food. He does have dry eye and will need eye drops to help. He still has vision and gets around well.

Buddy came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Sparky Senior
 
Sparky Senior

Sponsored By: Linda from Sitting for a Cause, The Sheppard Family

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 19 pounds
Gender: Male

Sparky lived with his guardian his whole life. She became paralyzed suddenly from a rare condition and is not expected to recover. Sparky's world turned upside down. With nowhere to go, he was boarded at a vet clinic for 2 1/2 weeks while friends of the guardian searched for a place for him. They found POMDR, and we took Sparky in.

He is a gentle dog. He gets along wonderfully with cats and dogs. He has no aggression towards animals or people. The moves have been hard for Sparky. He will most likely pace for several days until he settles into a new home. Confining him to a small space helps to calm his anxiety. He is a quiet dog. He may let out a soft, sad howl from time to time. No doubt missing his old life and his Mama.

Sparky loves to watch TV. You'll smile over seeing him fixate on a show. He does have impaired vision and is nearly deaf. He will happily sit next to you and watch your shows.

Sparky is a sweet senior with a constantly wagging tail. Once he settles into a comfortable environment, you'll find a worthy companion.

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

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

Drew comes to us from Monterey County Animal Services. He was brought to our attention because the shelter staff and one of our volunteers noticed he was not doing well in the shelter. He is super timid and the stress of being at the shelter was taking a toll on him. He is great in meeting people and dogs, so we wanted to help him. There was almost an immediate change in his demeanor once he was out and mingling! He seems much happier and is ready for a home and family.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Sinatra is all class. He is calm and inquisitive and a smooth character all together. He can charm humans and other dogs with ease. He just needs a human to give him a chance because, you're nobody 'til somebody loves you.

Sinatra came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Mr. Dusty
 
Mr. Dusty

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 39 pounds
Gender: Male

Dusty is a calm, sweet dog with a constant wagging tail. He will give you a gentle nudge with his muzzle for more attention. He is affectionate and friendly. He will bond quickly to his future person.. Dusty has some age related hip and leg issues, so he needs to live in a single story home. He LOVES to go for walks, and is excellent on leash. He will be a great companion for some lucky person.

He recently went to lunch at a restaurant patio with other dogs, diners, and the usual activity, and he was perfectly well behaved. He is very treat motivated for training, but ignored the diners and their food.

Dusty was picked up as a stray and went unclaimed at Salinas Animal Services. His exceptional personality drove POMDR to help him find a new home. Dusty has chased a cat in his yard so will need a careful introduction to any cats in his new home. He prefers not to be left alone for too long and a home with a nice calm dog would be helpful.

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

Jemma

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Little Pup Lodge

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Jemma is a lap dog that can easily pace bigger dogs on a walk. She is a calm and collected little lady who is most content atop a lap. She is great around other dogs and is comfortable sharing space with them. Jemma is fine being left alone, but when with you, she is happiest. She rides great in the car and is good on leash. She will zoom around on carpet and prefers walking on that over hardwood. Jemma is a little cutie and a great companion that should be considered since she is friendly to everyone.

She is on vetmedin to keep her heart healthy.

Jemma came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Female

Joda is an ultra-sweet, loving little lady! She even enjoys the company of gentle children. She is a good girl at home and walks well on leash. She does well with other dogs, but also loves people so much that she probably wouldn't mind being the center of your attention!

Joda originally came to us after her guardian was hit by a car and sought our help with temporary fostering. Unfortunately due to other health complications, she won't be able to take her back into her care, and Joda needs to find a new forever home.

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

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

Rosebud is gentle, docile and oh so sweet. She was very matted and in pretty bad shape before being found. She has been shaved down and just needs a little time and TLC to return to being a fluff-ball. She loves being held and is so grateful for human attention. She is comfortable around other dogs and likes to explore. She has cataracts in both eyes and yet still has decent vision. This little love deserves a forever home.

Rosebud came to POMDR from Salians Animal Services.

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

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Age: 4 years
Weight: 24 pounds
Gender: Female

Bomi is a gorgeous girl, there's no doubt about it! Her name, pronounced "Boh-Mee" means "Spring" in Korean. She has a soft coat, a sweet face and has been a well-loved dog her whole life. Sadly, her guardian had to move out of the country and there was no way for him to take her along. Bomi energetically greets everyone in the room, soliciting for pets and scratches. She can be vocal when meeting new dogs but is fine once she makes introductions. Bomi may actually benefit from living with other dogs as she can be anxious when left alone.

Bomi loves going places with you! Certainly more than she likes being left behind so someone who is home a lot or can take her along would be ideal. Bomi rides well in the car and slept in a crate with her previous guardian. She can't wait to find her forever family!

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Larry is nicknamed "Snuggleworm" in his foster home as he loves being on a bed, snuggling up against his person under blankets. He gets along wonderfully with other dogs and even cats. He is a quiet, calm dog that loves to cuddle on laps too. his favorite spot is next to his person and he is such a fan of receiving attention. Once you get him out the front door, he LOVES his walks, and he's a great walking companion. he does have a prey drive and will pull when he sees a bird or critter. Larry is a very gentle, curious, and a hilarious little guy. It is easy to grow attached to his sweetness.

Larry desires a lot of personal attention and love. Lap napping and walks seem to be the two big things he loves.

His previous guardian was a senior woman who rescued 17 dogs on her large property. Sadly, she unexpectedly passed away and her dogs are now looking for rescue again.

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

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

Maybelline is a sweetheart that just really needed to get out of the shelter. The staff really advocated for her since she was very timid and scared while there but did solicit attention once familiar. She has since been with a foster and has built her confidence. Her ideal home is a quiet one where she can bond strongly to an adoring human. She absolutely loves snuggle, give kisses, and follow her person around. She also enjoys belly rubs. Maybelline is good with other dogs and happy to share space with them. This dog is easy to love, be with, and so cute!

Her foster described her as "She is super sweet, and just wants to be loved. I don't think she has a mean bone in her body. She's timid, but so loving. Cute, sweet, really chill and easygoing. She also likes to lay outside in the sun.

She would be a great dog for someone who wants a snuggle bug and constant companion. While she is capable of extended walks and enjoys them, she is also perfectly content lounging with a less active person.

Maybelline came to us from Salinas Animal Services. She has dry eye and will be on meds for life to keep it clear and comfortable.

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

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

Delta was found in the Watsonville Airport parking lot. She is shy at first but will come out of her shell once she trusts you. She is a bonafide lap dog. She is a lovely and happy little dog that is looking for a second chance.

She came to us from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Uno, dos, tres, quatro, meet Cinco! This sweet, cuddly boy is always down for a good time whether it's playing at the beach or snuggling on the couch. Cinco came to us from Salinas Animal Services and immediately stood out with his happy, approachable nature. He does well with his foster siblings albeit the occasional disagreement, but enjoys meeting new dogs and people outside the home. A milk bone and a long cuddle session on the couch will earn you a spot on his best friends list.

Cinco is an all-around well-adjusted boy who is good being home alone or on car rides. He would do best in an adult-only home or a home with older children.

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

Banzai
 
Banzai

Sponsored By: Elaine Elkin

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

Hi, I am Banzai (pronounced Bon-sigh). I've been told I have a lot of energy. I just want people to love me. I am happy to spend my time around other dogs and comfortable sharing space and beds with them. I was named Banzai because I reminded the people who helped me of a hyena, so they named me after a hyena from the Lion King. I am great on leash, am very attentive, and happy to snuggle. I'm looking for a family and a new home. Please consider adopting me!

Banzai comes to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

PopEye
 
PopEye

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Estimated weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Male

PopEye's guardian recently passed away from cancer and now this handsome boy is in need of a new home. He's lost his hearing in his senior years, and prefers to have another dog to follow around and take cues from. He is timid but gentle, and is fine spending time home alone when needed. He was surrendered and is being fostered with Sweet Pea, so it would be great if they could continue to stay together. However, they will be fine living separately.

PopEye is such a gentle little soul. He gets nervous of course because his hearing is compromised but he manages to always find someone to follow, human or canine. He is definitely a little velcro dog. He loves snuggling, walks very well on leash, and has a VERY healthy appetite. This pup wouldn't hurt a fly, being gentle with cats and even a tortoise! He willingly enters his crate at bedtime, sleeps the night without incident and is great in the house.

He enjoys a good walk in the morning and then sleeps a lot during the day, periodically waking to check that someone is around to reassure him with a snuggle. PopEye is the sweetest pup and will surely win your heart.

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

SweetPea
 
SweetPea

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Female

Sweet Pea gets along well with other dogs and is a bashful, but sweet, little lady. She can be independent and doesn't mind if you work or aren't home all the time. Sweet Pea's guardian passed away recently from cancer, and no one in the family can keep her. She was surrendered with PopEye, who is deaf and more in need of a canine companion. She acts as a great leader for him, allowing them both to have greater confidence. While it would be sweet to have them adopted together, they are fine living separately.

SweetPea is very affectionate and quite the independent thinker too! She's definitely not a needy dog but absolutely loves being doted on. She's quite spry and does exceptionally well on moderate to hard hikes and always gives a gentle hello to canines and humans along the way.

She's a terrier with a strong prey drive and will want to chase lizards, birds, and more on hikes and walks. She is easily corrected while on leash. She will chase while off-leash in a backyard and thus will chase cats.

SweetPea is great in the home and after some coaxing into her crate, sleeps well throughout the night. She adores her naps too. She's an ideal, profoundly sweet, loving pup.

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

Max-a-Million
 
Max-a-Million

Sponsored By: Hannelore Hill

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

Max-a-Million is a one-in-a-million kind of companion. He's smart, savvy and sophisticated, always ready for whatever adventure you'd like to take him on. Gentle with children, other dogs and even cats, Max can adapt to almost any situation. Which is good because he'd really love it if he could spend the day with you at home, running errands in the car or at work.

On walks, Max loves to stop and sniff, and he'll ignore other dogs if his nose finds something more interesting to investigate. Though he's not a puppy, he learns like one - especially if treats are involved. Max is picking up new tricks and good habits all the time from his foster, and we think just about anyone will have a positive experience training him.

Max loves playing with stuffed toys or a ball. Though he enjoys tumbling with other dogs and is particularly gentle with puppies, he's happiest when playing with his person or just lying in your lap for a belly rub.

A veterinary ophthalmologist removed one of Max's eyes because it was no longer functional. The surgery didn't slow him down a bit. He still has vision in his other eye, and he gets around just fine.

If you would like to meet Max-a-Million, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Chika

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

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

You know how some people claim their cat acts more like a dog? Well, Chika is a dog that acts more like a cat. She isn't clingy, but she loves to be in the same room with you. She doesn't seek out other dogs and cats, but she makes for a laid-back companion for them. She's not big on playing with toys, but she'll quickly roll over for belly rubs.

Chika lives by her own rules, and at 10 years old she still has plenty of pep in her step. This is a dog that loves to give tiny kisses, and her delightful underbite just adds to her charm. She thrives having a routine, with meals, potty breaks, grooming and sleep coming at the same times each day. You have to work a little to earn Chika's trust, which isn't surprising considering she came to us from an animal shelter, but once you do she's YOUR dog from then on. Once Chika knows you have her back, she's sure to have yours.

She's a good traveler in the car as long as she's strapped in (she'll roam around the vehicle otherwise). She enjoys doggie companions that give her enough space to be her wonderful, independent self, and she loves walks that include plenty of time to stop and smell the flowers.

Chika came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter.

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

Marty

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld

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

Marty is a social dog with a lot of love to give. He enjoys being picked up and carried. He is very comfortable around people and cats and is excited to meet new dogs. He loves being outside and getting to sniff new things, taking walks slow but does great on leash. It is wonderful seeing his joy for life. Marty is a cute boy who adores people and wants to please. He really just wants to be at his person's side.

Marty came from the Salinas Shelter after being found as a stray. Marty was adopted in April of 2018, but due to changes in his person's life, he needs a new home.

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

Breed: Bedlington Terrier
Age: 10 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Female

Willow has been a very loved dog. She is gentle and a little bit timid, but warms up quickly and enjoys laying at your feet while you read or watch TV. She would love a quiet household where she gets lots of tummy scratches. She has lived with a cat in her previous home and done well, and she peacefully co-exists with dogs of all sizes.

Willow came to us because her senior guardian had to be hospitalized and unfortunately is now moving into an assisted living facility that does not allow pets.

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

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 10 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

This little greeting queen is Velma. She is great with everyone, yet is looking for a quieter home. She was almost adopted from the shelter but the person was worried about a tooth abscess that caused swelling. After some antibiotics and a dental, we have a highly adoptable sweetheart. She does have a heart murmur but it just needs to be monitored for her life. Velma is a gold star of a dog that deserves a loving home.

She came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Age: 10 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Male

Wags is a very special little boy. He has limited mobility due to some disc issues and arthritis. Laser treatments and acupuncture have been helpful for him but he will need to continue physical therapy and rehab modalities for life to keep him as mobile and comfortable as possible.

He has a heart condition and a narrowed trachea that make it risky for him to go under anesthesia. For that reason, he is not neutered.

We are partnering with AFRP to get Wags to a better life. We would love to find him a forever home that can help manage his special needs.

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

Breed: Mexican Hairless Mix
Age: 7 years
Weight: 34 pounds
Gender: Female

Allee is looking for a person to be her support and comfort her. She is so amazingly sweet but nervous. She looks to people to soothe her anxiety and will crawl in a lap to receive their reassurance. She will give kisses in thanks and bond deeply with a person who shows her love. She needs a sense of safety with a person who will be patient with her. No special skills required, just warmth and patience. Allee is good with other dogs. She is not good on leash yet; it's a skill she is learning.

Allee comes to us because she was kicked out of her mobile home that was parked in Denny's parking lot in Salinas. When her home was towed away, she and another dog living in that mobile home jumped ship and remained in the parking lot. She is rightfully very skittish and it took a team of people to coax her into a safe x-pen area. Once she was secured in a safe space, she turned out to be very sweet! She was taken to the shelter and then came into our program.

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

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 9 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Female

Baby Bell will warm up to you if you offer your lap for her to crawl into. She was very tolerant of her energetic packmate but is timid and really just wants to be held. A quiet home with plenty of warm places is her ideal adoption home. She is hoping for someone willing to carry her when she is unable to physically trek the distance or traverse obstacles.

Baby Bell came to us because her guardian had to move to a location that allows only two dogs, and they had to reduce their pack size to accommodate the rules.

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

Sheeba
 
Sheeba

Sponsored By: Kathleen and Bob Seibel

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 68 pounds
Gender: Female

Sheeba is a peach. She prefers people, but dogs are just fine. She is good on leash, loving her short romps around the neighborhood. Sheeba's hips are a little weak, so she needs a gentle and quiet home without many stairs. She likes going to the dog park and is good about navigating her way through the dogs. Large and overly playful dogs are likely a little much for her as well as young kids. Other than that, this sweetheart is easy and she is good living with a cat. If someone wants a dog that never leaves their side, Sheeba is the girl!

Sheeba was picked up by animal control after her person passed away. She came to POMDR from the SPCA of Monterey County. Sheeba wants to please her person and always looks for direction. She'd prefer a home where she is rarely left alone.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 3 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

If you are looking for your shadow, look no further than little Alejandra (Alex). Alex is a very sweet, people-loving dog who, although shy at first, is always ready for pats and rubs once she gets to know you. She loves to go on walks and is inquisitive about new things.

Alex does very well on car rides and is a good dog to take to the dog park or to other places, if there isn't a crowd. She is excited to meet other dogs and is currently living with a dog in her foster home. She would be good in a home as the only dog or even with a doggie friend who will play with her.

Her hobbies include chasing her tail, giving kisses, and trying to steal pats from her foster brother. Alex's two loves in life are food and attention and she isn't afraid to tell you about it. She can get a little over stimulated with lots of people and kids around, so she would do better in a calm household with a single person or couple.

Alejandra is in need of a new home because her person entered assisted living.

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

Carlos
 
Carlos

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck, Sandra Newby

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

Carlos eagerly wants to be everyone's friend! 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 a mellow guy with long legs and the softest fur. He walks nicely on leash too.

Carlos has a heart murmur and is on medication to keep his heart as healthy as possible.

Carlos is a special needs dog because he does have seizures from coughing fits. This has been controlled and we are able to keep his seizures at bay. Yes, he has medical issues but is a loving and happy dog that deserves adoring people. He loves to be with you wherever you are and is totally loyal.

Carlos came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 7 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Female

Cheeka came to us because her guardian had to move to a location that will only allow two dogs. They had to reduce their pack size to accommodate the rules. Cheeka was left needing a new home, however, it may be a blessing in disguise as she is socializing more and have positive experiences with people. She is more curious and outgoing and it is wonderful to see her seeking attention and affection. She is super cute and loves to cuddle. Cheeka is ready, and if you are looking for a dog to fall in love with and grow a special bond to, then she is your dog.

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

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

Baby Wolf is a gentle little lady who is curious and explorative. A fenced yard is ideal to keep her corralled. She is decent on leash but prefers to wander a fenced yard than go on a walk. She is hearing impaired but still has a strong nose and good eyes. She has a low energy level with spurts of excitement. She will do great with someone who is nearby while she lounges, eats and walks around a yard. Baby Wolf is great with other dogs and is overall just a sweetheart in need of a home.

Baby Wolf has lived in a family with multiple other dogs and done well. She is friendly with people and easy to hold and pet. Her previous guardian was a senior woman who rescued 17 dogs on her large property. Sadly, she passed away and her dogs are now looking for rescue again.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Male

Boss is totally boss. He is ridiculously friendly and affectionate. He is a "crawl in your lap" kind of dog. He is good company and so easy to fall in love with. He is good with other dogs but is over excited and pulls to meet dogs while on leash. He is content living with other dogs but if he can receive all the attention of his people, he'd be so happy. He would do best with a doggie door and access to a yard.

Boss joined the UnChained program in Rancho Cielo. He will learn basic obedience over an 8-week course with a teen student.

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

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

Day-Zee was not showcasing her full potential while at the shelter. She was shy in the strange place but despite this, she remained sweet. We got her out and into a foster home and she is already socializing more. She is great with other dogs and is quickly warming up to human attention.

Day-Zee came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Day-Zee, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Matilda (aka Molly)
 
Matilda (aka Molly)

Sponsored By: Patti McPherson, Jimmy Johnson, Janet Greeley, Mary Bock

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 28 pounds
Gender: Female

Matilda, aka Molly, doesn't wear a watch, but you wouldn't know that the way she keeps to a schedule. A walk at this time. A meal at that time. Cuddling with you at another time. These are all part of Matilda's plan to live her best life, and she doesn't want to miss a thing.

She enjoys the company of adults and would prefer to be the only doggie in the house so she can get all the attention, all the time. Matilda wants to be the center of your world, and in return she'll happily place you in the center of hers. She'll go with you anywhere, by car or on foot, and if you leave her behind you're likely to hear a few barks of defiance letting you know you forgot something important. She shines best as an only dog, so she should be in a home without any other furry siblings. A retired person or someone who works from home would be a great fit for this senior gal.

Matilda is getting a refresher on potty training, so her new family might want to make sure she has ready access to the outside via a doggie door or regular walks, which she loves.

She has a lick granuloma that is still healing. She also has Cushing's and will be on medication for life. Matilda came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter after her previous guardian entered hospice care. She was adopted from POMDR in October 2017, but her person passed away. We want to uphold our lifelong commitment to her by ensuring she stays happy and comfy in a foster home.

If you would like to meet Matilda (aka Molly), fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 21 pounds
Gender: Female

Precious Girl is really such a sweetheart! Her baby face and cute eyes tell you so much when she looks at you. She needs time to get to know you, but when she does, her personality and affection are revealed. She's a really calm dog and is great for a family who loves a comfy place just as much as she does.

She is a great walking companion and is amazing when meeting dogs and cats, either on a walk or in the home. Precious can be anxious around loud noises or fast moving things, so she is wary of children and would prefer a home without them. She is laid back and perfect for couch cuddles. She is not vocal or needy and is an angel even when left home alone.

Precious is most animated while in the car, as there is pure bliss on her face. She is excited to go and her favorite spot is on a lap. She is happy to snuggle and loves being burrito wrapped. Her foster bought her a teddy bear and Precious uses it as a head rest. She needs a closed yard to go to the restroom and lots of blankets to bundle her up in. She can do well with or without dogs, and is fine sharing space with cats. She would prefer a place with a yard so she can easily go potty.

Precious Girl is vision impaired and nearly deaf. This is why having a dog around that she could bond to and use as a guide could really help with her confidence.

She is in need of a home because her guardian moved into an assisted living facility and can no longer care for her.

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

Rebecca

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 52 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

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

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

Shortly after getting adopted, Rebecca began having seizures. She is now on seizure medication to prevent the seizures. She'll need to be on medications for this for life.

Rebecca is smart, food motivated, and learns quickly. She was adopted in 2018 but her guardian is facing health and needed to return Rebecca. This dog 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.

Isabella
 
Isabella

Sponsored By: Lisa K.

Breed: Cockapoo
Age: 12 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Female

Isabella needs a temp foster from AUGUST 22ND- SEPTEMBER 29TH.

Isabella is the sweetest little teddy bear. She has a gentle and patient personality. She attended one of our busiest events and was wonderful with everyone, even hyper little kiddos. She is content around other dogs and happy to share her space and people. She likes treats and hopes for a comfortable place near her future person, who she will quickly bond with. She does have Cushing's which is properly regulated with oral medication. Isabella came to us because her guardian passed away.

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

Athena
 
Athena

Sponsored By: Bruno Roland

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 61 pounds
Gender: Female

Athena is an absolute love! This gal doesn't move very fast, but still has a spring in her step. She walks well on leash and minds her person well. Athena is very, very affectionate and will regularly approach you for pets. People are definitely her priority and she would be best as the only dog.

Athena came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Rosemarie
 
Rosemarie

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

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

Rosemarie, or Rosie, is a great dog. She is fun, affectionate and silly. She really loves her walks, where she gets along very nicely with every dog she meets. She likes to interact with the other dogs in the home and lives happily in a pack.

Rosie is very friendly with people of all ages, and enjoys sitting in their laps. When not hanging out with other dogs or people, Rosie enjoys sleeping on the couch with her head on her favorite stuffed toy. She also enjoys car rides, and to keep her stable and safe, a crate works well.

At her foster home, she is left free in the house when no one is home and has been a perfect angel - quiet and doesn't get into mischief. She's a smart little dog who picks up new routines very quickly. Her foster mom describes her as fun, sweet, loving and easy; she couldn't ask for a better dog. She is a treat lover who adores snuggling and attention.

She is a three-time cancer survivor; breast cancer twice and cancer on her toe. She had a toe removed. She is amazingly resilient.

Rosie was found as a stray and taken to the shelter and was there for an unbelievable two months before she came into our program. She was adopted from POMDR in 2013, but her person recently has been going through hard times and needs Rosie to go to a new home. We hope she will catch the eye of someone who will adore and treasure her always. Ideally, they will not have stairs and can let her out often to go potty. She also struggles on slippery floors.

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

Cocoa Bean
 
Cocoa Bean

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

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

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

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

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

Zoe

Sponsored By: Jeff from Sitting for a Cause, Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 24 pounds
Gender: Female

Zoe was adopted by a wonderful couple who adored her. Several months after adoption, Zoe instigated a doggie brawl with a neighbor's dog. The neighbor, in a moment of panic, hit Zoe several times with a golf club. She was rushed to the emergency clinic and underwent brain surgery to remove bone from her brain.

The family did all they could to help her recover. Unfortunately, since the attack, she suffered from a few seizures. She is now on affordable, daily medication to control these and hasn't experienced any more since being medicated. We were contacted by her family and after dealing with Zoe's special needs for over a year, they are unable to continue. They have a three year old child, who Zoe is wonderful with, and a senior mother who tripped over Zoe, so caring for everyone became too much. Zoe is in need of a new home.

Zoe is fine being left alone while you work or run errands. She is a good girl in the home and is happy to see you upon returning. She is fine with other dogs or being in a pack. She is gentle with people she meets and a fantastically sweet girl. She enjoys the company of cats and is fine with sharing her space, toys and food.

Zoe first came to POMDR after her guardian passed away. We hope to help her again.

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

Hero

Sponsored By: Ed and Sharilyn Cabelera in memory of Beau, Debra and George Couch, Sarah and Lew Adams at the Raw Connection

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

This is our little Hero. He is as precious as can be. He follows his people around, gives little kisses and loves to get gentle rubs. He likes to fall asleep wherever his people are, preferably nearby in a cozy bed. He does love exploring, though. He is good on walks and wants to smell all the new spots.

Hero was found in horrible condition, but after medical care and TLC, he has made great improvements, but is still a special needs dog. He has a gentle, trusting and friendly personality, despite apparent years of neglect.

Hero is good with other dogs and could easily have canine siblings. He is also find with cats. He rides well in the car and is generally very quiet and mellow. His sweetness is always shining.

Hero has low thyroid levels and is on medication to balance them. He also has Cushings disease and is on a medication to control the symptoms. He will need his thyroid medication and Cushings medication for the rest of his life with periodic vet visits to monitor the dosage of the medications. Hero also has a ver slow growing benign hepatoma on his liver. It is not causing him problems now, but could cause him problems in the future.

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

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

Harold
 
Harold

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 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.

Frodo

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

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Age: 13 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.

Jersey

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 43 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

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

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

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

I came to POMDR from a good Samaritan who found me as a stray in Hollister. We could not locate my original guardian. I recently had a DNA test and found that I am 75% Border Collie with the rest being unknown mixed breed.

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

Peppermint
 
Peppermint

Sponsored By: Karen McAdams

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 19 pounds
Gender: Male

Peppermint is a cutie. This munchkin walks well on leash and still enjoys going out and about. He is great with other dogs and is friendly with everyone. His true passion is pleasing people and receiving attention from them. He is comfortable around cats but is unfortunately allergic to them. He us well-mannered in the home. Peppermint is a happy dog looking for people to love. He prefers to be almost always near his people. He has allergies and thus has a restricted diet, but thankfully loves all the snacks he receives.

Peppermint is looking for a new home because his previous guardian passed away.

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

Dixie

Sponsored By: Manutech Mfg., Duke Bartholomew, Mary and Kailey in memory of Suki, Maureen Dillon, Cindy Reskovic in memory of Katherine

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 15 years
Weight: 23 pounds
Gender: Female

Dixie is a cuddly and affectionate little senior gal who loves attention and really thrives on human contact. She is on the timid side when meeting new people; she takes her time and then slowly warms up to them. Dixie's eye was enucleated and the other has low vision, which contributes to her initial hesitation with new people but she is always sweet.

Dixie would love to have a cat friend in her life if possible. She has lived with dogs, too, and would be fine as an only dog or part of a pack.

Dixie has multiple health issues that need ongoing attention. She is on daily eye medication, but only visits the ophthalmologist every six months. She has chronic ear and skin issues and is under the care of a dermatologist. She has environmental allergies, takes daily medication to help keep her skin and ears healthy. She has issues with incontinence and would be best in a home without carpet that has easy access to potty pads or the outdoors. She has low thyroid for which she is on medication, and needs to have her thyroid levels checked every 4-6 months. She is looking for a devoted adopter who isn't bothered by her special needs.

Dixie came to us as a stray from Salinas Animal Services. She was adopted through us but her person passed away. We are honoring our lifelong commitment to our dogs and are searching for a soft place for her to land with a foster.

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

Mick Jagger
 
Mick Jagger

Sponsored By: Sailor Roland

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 95 pounds
Gender: Male

Mick Jagger (or Mickey) has a riveting story. He was originally boarded at a local facility but the guardians just never picked him up. They kept claiming they would and even paid for another week, but made no effort to actually come and get him. Eventually, they canceled their credit cards, stopped responding and abandoned this handsome boy. The boarding staff absolutely love him and hope to help him find a loving forever home that will appreciate his sweetness. Mickey is a big softy who can quickly woo you with his agile moves, just like Jagger. He loves to play ball, and he has lived with a tiny Pomeranian.

We did a DNA test and found that he is a cross of Boxer, American Bulldog and American Staffordshire Terrier.

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

Lolita

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Edward Cabelera in memory of Beau

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

When you meet Lolita, your eyes will probably lock with hers. Not just because she has a sweet, expressive face, but also because this little lady is all about connecting with her people. She loves making eye contact to figure out what you're feeling or gain clues to what you might do next.

She is amazingly observant and super smart. Twice, she's alerted her foster mom about a pot burning on the stove, and she's even been known to find missing items. Lolita is a true companion dog, happy to be by your side, wherever your side may be. She loves relaxing in her doggie bed on car rides, and since she's so small, she's easy to take with you.

Lolita can be shy at first but quickly warms up to gentle people, especially those bearing treats, and small dogs. She is crate trained and walks well on leash, but she does need to avoid stairs. Her guardian became ill and physically unable to care for her, so she's hoping for a new, quiet home where she can make you the center of her universe.

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

Bob Barker
 
Bob Barker

Sponsored By: Suzanne Davis

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

Bob is on the search for his new best friend. He wants to be by your side anywhere you go. Bob has so much love to give and his friendly to all; including people, dogs and cats. He likes riding in the car and is always excited for a walk. He loves to tag along with his people and is a perfect gentleman when out and about. He is a very handsome boy and gets lots of attention. Bob's foster mom takes him to the beach, on easy hikes, to the horse stables, shopping, and anywhere else dogs can go! While running errands, he patiently waits in the car sleeping in his dog bed.

Bob does have separation anxiety. Adjustments are hard on him without someone he considers part of his pack. He bonds strongly to people who show him affection, take him on walks and give him delicious food. Bob has diminished hearing but is attentive and follows direction. He is such a good, gentle boy, you're sure to fall in love.

Bob prefers to keep all 4 feet on the ground or lay in his bed and does not jump on furniture. He thrives off of routine and transition will be difficult on him. After acclimating, you'll have the sweetest of companions with him.

Bob came to POMDR from a family that had him for 15 years. After a divorce, neither guardian could care for him any more. They are thrilled he is getting a second chance.

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

Cinnamon
 
Cinnamon

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

Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound
Age: 15 years
Weight: 92 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 is needing a home without cats.

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: 12 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Female

Cindi Sue is such a sweetheart and wonderful with dogs of all sizes! She will follow you around and loves to warm up your lap. She is great on leash and perfect for short romps around a garden. She is comfortable being dressed in different clothes of the latest dog fashion. She is not protective of her food or person and is so gentle and small. She enjoys soft treats and is excited for her future person.

Cindi Sue came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter.

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

Candy

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck, Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Candy is just as sweet as her name! She is vision impaired and hard of hearing but does her best to follow people and is sweet to everyone. She is undeniably adorable, curious and friendly with other dogs. If you love cute dogs, then she is the one for you.

Candy comes to us from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

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

Nash

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 7 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.



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.