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.


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Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 3 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Female

Alejandra, or Alex, is as happy as a clam when with you. She is ready to be leashed up and enjoy walks. She has great energy and responds well to being called. She is affectionate and sweet, willing to give lots of kisses. She is very appropriate in the house and content mingling with other dogs. Alex is fun and ready to bond. She'd do best in a relatively quiet 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.

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 will be great for someone that can help socialize her and spend some time building her confidence through positive encounters. Her ideal home is a quiet one where she can bond strongly to an adoring human. Maybelline is good with other dogs and happy to share space with them. This dog is easy to love, be with, and so cute!

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: Jack Russell Terrier
Age: 7 years
Weight: 22 pounds
Gender: Male

Jack White is a playful and cuddly little guy who loves to chase the ball. He is hoping for a home where he will get ample time to play fetch and a yard in which to do so. As much as he loves outside activity he loves to cuddle on the couch. Jack is good with other dogs after an enthusiastic first meet but can be reactive towards them on leash. He is good with older kids in the home and has been sweet and all smiles when meeting younger kids on walks but would be best suited with older children. He cannot live with cats. Jack absolutely loves car rides and is ready to be your companion.

Jack is looking for a calm, assertive leader who is willing to get him into basic obedience. He would do best in a home with a big yard where he can play fetch, but not have to meet a ton of other dogs. He can peacefully co-exist with another mellow dog, once he gets over his vocal introduction.

Jack was a guardian surrender and we hope to find him a great match for his forever home.

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

Reno Raines
 
Reno Raines

Sponsored By: Jack and Marilyn Clifton

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

We don't know much about Reno's history, but we're pretty sure he was suffering from a love deficit before he came to us. This striking fellow with the quirky smile is happily soaking up every drop of affection from his foster family. He follows them around with adoring eyes and loves to snuggle close by. As his sense of security increases, his personality is really shining through.

Since he's used to being on his own, he's fine being left home alone. But, fair warning, when you add Reno to your family you should expect an excited greeting when you get home. He loves having people company once he gets to know someone, and he even gets along with other dogs and cats.

Reno is good on a leash, loves riding in the car and only barks when someone's at the door. With trips outside in the morning, midday and before bed, he's great with housetraining. If that middle of the day walk is difficult, he knows how to use a doggy door or potty pad. At night, he sleeps in a crate without a peep.

He loves to chase stuffed animals and balls, and will play fetch.

Reno Raines came to us from Salinas Animal Shelter. He was picked up as a stray.

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

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

Amoka is the sweetest little guy ever. He not only loves to cuddle but he gives the best hugs, just gently tucking his head under your chin and laying against your chest. He absolutely LOVES to run on the beach, or anywhere else he can stretch his little legs and enjoys his wrestling sessions with another dog. Amoka is still intimidated by some parts of this big world so rambunctious big dogs probably wouldn't be his ideal companion. Despite this, he is becoming more and more acquainted to things everyday with positive introductions.

He's still in puppy classes and learning tricks and obedience to gain confidence. Further guidance could really help his development. He loves his person so much that he would prefer to not be left behind, though he is realizing that when left alone, his people come back.

Amoka is the second born of Sweet Petite's puppies and is the only male. He is sure to put a smile on your face. Sweet Petite was found as a stray and came into our program pregnant. Amoka's sister had a DNA test that revealed she's 50% Chihuahua and 50% Terrier, Guard and Sporting group.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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.

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.

Sadie Bull Dog
 
Sadie Bull Dog

Sponsored By: Diane Flake, Lisa Maddalena, Vivian Ortiz, Grace Greenbach, Susan Machado, Barbara Rubio

Breed: American Bull Dog
Age: 11 years
Weight: 107 pounds
Gender: Female

Pretty as a posy, and twice as sweet, Sadie was shy in her kennel, but took to us quickly. She is deaf so could not hear a word we said, and yet she looked to us for direction, for kindness and hope for a second chance. This big girl, with an even bigger heart, has so much living and loving to do.

Sadie came to us from San Jose Animal Care Center.

If you would like to meet Sadie Bull Dog, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Sadie Lab
 
Sadie Lab

Sponsored By: Bruno Roland

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Breed: Lab
Age: 14 years
Weight: 60 pounds
Gender: Female

Sadie is a sweetheart who greets everyone she encounters. She is fine with other dogs and eager to please you. She knows some basic commands and is great in and out of the home. She walks well on leash and listens very well.

She came to us because her guardian is moving into an assisted living facility that doesn't allow dogs.

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

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

Dipper is SUPER friendly and kissy. The best way to describe him is as a 'friendly cottonball with a tail that never stops wagging.' He is so grateful for any attention you have to offer. He is gentle, patient and will be such a great little companion.

Dipper came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Peppermint
 
Peppermint

Sponsored By: Karen McAdams

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

Peppermint is a cutie. This munchkin walks well on leash and still enjoys going out and about. He is great with other dogs and is friendly 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.

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.

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

Max came to us when his family was moving and could not take him along. He is a gentle fellow and has lived with kiddos in his home. He has a sweet disposition and is super cute to boot. He's great on leash and content to relax at home while you're away, or even better, join you on an outing! He is good with dogs of all sizes.

Max has seen a veterinary ophthalmologist and one of his eyes needs to be removed because it is no longer functional. He still has vision in his other eye, and he gets around well. He has lots of pep in his step and we know this isn't going to slow him down!

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

Breed: Shih tzu
Age: 12 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Female

Sashi is a wiggly little lady who is just a bundle of joy! She will make you laugh. She is very sweet and is comfortable getting pampered and petted. She is also great with other dogs, making herself right at home among a pack. She shamelessly rolls over for pets from everyone and is just so friendly. She is great at relaxing around the house or going on car trips with you. This munchkin is a great canine companion.

Sashi came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

If you would like to meet Sashi, 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.

Beauty
 
Beauty

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Australian Shepherd
Age: 14 years
Weight: 43 pounds
Gender: Female

Beauty is a smiley fluff-ball that doesn't seem to act her age. She is smart and interested in her surroundings. She is gentle and good with other dogs. She would love to go on walks with her person and explore. She is vision and hearing impaired, but that doesn't get in the way. Her ideal home would be a single level home.

Beauty came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Breed: Toy Australian Shepherd
Age: 1 year
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

Cooper Molera, or our Mini Cooper, came to us as an extremely shy dog. He bonded with the dogs right away in his foster home but had trouble trusting humans. He's come a long way but still needs a patient adopter willing to help him gain more confidence with people.

Cooper will do best in a home with a confident dog that he can model after. He'd be a great playmate for another dog that likes to play. He is a shy dog that needs repeated positive encounters to build confidence. Patient humans and appropriate dogs create a comfortable environment for Cooper.

Cooper is very affectionate once he knows you. He loves to give kisses, rolls over on his back for tummy rubs and will cuddle up next to you. He is a well-mannered dog, being great in the home and out. He is crate trained and has a moderate energy level. He has the ability to be a fantastic companion.

Cooper needs a quiet home without kids, though gentle, older kids will be fine. A secure home is a must, as Cooper is a flight risk, especially in transition.

Cooper came to us when his guardian could no longer care for him. He is goofy and fun. He loves to play with toys and his personality will shine once he is acquainted.

If you think you're the right home for this cutie, then we are excited to receive your interest. We anticipate receiving dozens of applications for Cooper. We will give priority to people who have had experience rehabilitating fearful, shy dogs, and to people who have another playful dog who can help Cooper blossom. Please be patient while we review and explore all the applications.

If you would like to meet Cooper Molera, 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.

If you would like to meet Boss, 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

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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.

Sandy

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel, Sneakers

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 2 years
Weight: 55 pounds
Gender: Female

Sandy is a beautiful and playful dog. She is smart, responsive, and would be an excellent candidate to show off her intelligence in an obedience class! Her ideal home will have a yard in which she can exert energy and safely chase a ball around, or an active person who likes to go jogging with her. She loves to play with other dogs as well. She is great in the home and is happy either sleeping on a dog or human bed. She is enthusiastic on walks and keeps the line taught, but is manageable and a good girl. Sandy is friendly and ready to be your companion.

Sandy is needing a new home because her previous guardian is no longer able to care for her.

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

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Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 37 pounds
Gender: Male

Dusty is a 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. He does get a anxious with new visitors once established in a home, but socializing could help him understand. Dusty needs to live in a single story home without cats. He LOVES to go for walks, and is excellent gentleman on leash. He will be a great companion for some lucky person.

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 was adopted and did well until recently with new visitors entering the home. He has become protective of the house and a change of environment could really help his insecurity and break him of this behavior.

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

Denver Ventura
 
Denver Ventura

Sponsored By: Marjorie Bullock

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

Denver is the perfect companion for doing chores around the house. Not because he can help you with them, but because he'll regularly interrupt what you're doing to lick your face and beg for a cuddle. So it's not your fault if the laundry still needs to be done!

Though he's a big snuggle bug, Denver is no couch potato. He loves to join you on a jog or hike, and he's always up for a car ride. He might whine a bit when you leave him at home, but he quickly settles down and behaves until you get back. If you make sure to take him out before you leave, he can hold it for hours.

Denver is easy to train, in part because he's very treat motivated. He has a few allergies but otherwise is an easy companion who's ready to give you a lot of love. If given the chance, he'll crawl into your lap, lie next to you at night and give you lots of kisses.

Denver was among the 17 dogs we brought back from Ventura County Animal Services last November to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

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

Orion Ventura
 
Orion Ventura

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

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

Orion's sweet, adoring eyes show no indication of the hardships he's experienced. Neither does his gentle, laid-back disposition. But this loving little senior has been through a lot, having come to POMDR as a rescue from the Woolsey Fire in Southern California last year.

Now that he's fully adjusted to life in Monterey County, he's ready to settle down with his forever family. He may be 15 years old, but Orion still has passion for life and wants to squeeze every last drop of goodness he can from the time he has left. If he could speak, he'd tell you exactly what he's looking for: rides in the car, naps in the sun, daily walks and someone to follow around the house and keep company.

Orion is confident, independent and happy to meet other dogs - especially pooches that are mellow like he is. He's not much for playing, but he is great on the leash. He's potty trained, has wonderful silky fur and moves his big ears around to let you know exactly what he's thinking.

He's on a special diet and suffers from chronic ear infections. But these things don't slow him down a bit. Orion is hearing impaired.

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

Eli Ventura
 
Eli Ventura

Sponsored By: Cuddles and Louella in honor of Max, Scooter, Joey and Rosie in honor of all chihuahuas and Chi Mixes.

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

Eli is a mellow little man. He is also called Peanut because he is so tiny, easily being carried everywhere. He is eager to please and follows his person around, quickly attaching to a human companion. He wants to be everyone's friend. He is happy to be around other dogs, but his ideal spot is his person's lap. Napping may be his favorite pastime.

Eli also gets along with cats. He waits patiently in a crate while his person is away, but is also good with being free to roam the house. He is happy to go with you in the car, sitting contently in the passenger seat. If given a blanket or pillow, he will burrow for comfort. He really is a great little dog.

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

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 5 years
Estimated weight: 45 pounds
Gender: Male

James Dean spent a few months being overlooked at a local shelter despite being a very good boy, and he is eager to find a new home. He loves human contact and has convinced himself that he will fit in your lap. He would be an excellent running or walking buddy as he is energetic! He makes it easy and is well-behaved on leash, and he knows some basic commands. He is very responsive to his human and works hard to please. He adores stuffed toys!

We've seen him interact with other dogs and do well, and even be playful, but he would do best living in a home with another dog who is mellow and neutral.

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

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

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.

Carlos
 
Carlos

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 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.

Riff

Sponsored By: Geoffrey Lyons

Breed: Beagle
Age: 9 years
Weight: 36 pounds
Gender: Male

Riff is such a good little boy! He is affectionate and adores people. He's quiet, which is unique for most beagles. He wags his little tail and is a ham for attention. Riff is a great walking or driving companion as he is a happy and good boy doing both. He's an excellent little guy with other dogs, too. He would be happiest in a home without cats.

Riff came to us because his guardian could no longer physically care for him.

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

Ebonee and Wilma
 
Ebonee and Wilma

Sponsored By: Karen Strickland

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Breed: Large Mixed Breed, Basset Hound
Age: 11 years, 11 years
Weight: 75 pounds, 55 pounds
Gender: Female, Female

Ebonee, the large mixed breed, and Wilma, the Basset Hound, are two lovely ladies who are most comfortable having each other near. Ebonee is the more outgoing of the two, but once acquainted, Wilma loves receiving attention and affection. They are a little pack, exploring areas and sleeping together. Both are good in the home and enjoy walks. They are good at taking direction and aim to please people. These ladies do chase cats and need a home without them. They have played with many children, but overly hyper kids can intimidate them.

Wilma and Ebonee may get a little protective of their toys, but that has never escalated. They are calm, relaxed ladies as long as they have each other. They like to sleep on dog beds and are comfortable being left alone while their person runs errands. They should be fed separately.

Wilma and Ebonee came to POMDR because their previous person is ill and no longer able to care for them. They were adopted but Wilma is insecure and protecting her area when the resident dog comes near. It is best if Ebonee and Wilma go to a home without other dogs.

If you would like to meet Ebonee and Wilma, 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.

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

Ollie Ollie is sweet hearted, loving, and eager to please. He knows his name and small commands like sit, stay, come, let's go, and now walk. He likes to be wherever you are at, like a guardian angel. He would prefer to stay home and snuggle up but if you are going on an adventure, then he wants to go too! Ollie has a healthy appetite and likes to stay hydrated. The more he gets to know you the more spunky he is. He likes to toss his treats up in the air and put on a show. Ollie gets along fine with other dogs but he adores being your main attention. He'd make a great companion for someone looking for love and affection.

Ollie came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter after being surrendered by a family that had him his entire life. The guardian became ill and they could no longer care for Ollie.

If you would like to meet Ollie Ollie, 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.

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

Mila is such a special girl. Although her ability to perceive her surroundings may be different because of her diminished vision and hearing, she still finds joy in sniffing, getting treats and exploring. You can see her little spark of enthusiasm when she senses you are nearby! Once placed outside, she is happy to do her business and trot carefully around your yard.

Other dogs are no big deal to her, and she could integrate easily into any pack or home. She would adore the love of a patient person who could give her TLC and fill her days with happiness!

Mila came to us from Monterey County Animal Services after being picked up as a neglected stray. She is on her way to a better life!

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

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

Butterbean will quickly win your heart. She did so with the staff at Salinas Animal Services and was even allowed to stay up front and greet everyone! They love her and wish they could hire her on but apparently there are rules about hiring dogs as staff employees. Instead, we think she would make a great companion for someone! She is shy at first, but she desires attention and will come over for a snuggle. She is good with other dogs and will settle in nicely at any calm home.

Butterbean was found as a stray and came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Butterbean, 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.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 1 year
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Fonzie enjoys meeting new people and dogs. He is young and social. His curiosity and sweetness showcases his wonderful disposition. He is very playful and looks forward to meeting new dog friends or having canine siblings. He is likely to be very interested in cats as his interest in chasing things is high, having gone after chickens before. He is young and will greatly benefit from further obedience training but has great potential and is a quick learner.

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

Fonzie came to us when his guardian could no longer care for him.

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

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

Ash, aka Doc, loves to go for long walks and hikes. He enjoys meeting new dogs and people. He has had some off leash time at the beach and is learning to listen to commands, but mostly follows the lead of other dogs. He is very much a pack dog! Ash is a super happy and loving guy. He adores his person and is always wagging his tail. He loves snuggling on the couch and burrowing under blankets. He's a total lovebug.

Ash has a mixed energy level. He is playful, friendly and excited around other dogs. He loves gentle children and quickly makes it "fun time." He is good at being mellow in the house and sleeping through the night, and will snuggle up and nap with other dogs after playtime.

Ash is good with free rein of the house. He does exceptionally well with indoor/outdoor access to handle his business. He is a quick learner. He has slight anxiety when left alone, but is comfortable in familiar settings and with canine companions. He is good to take along in the car and rides nicely.

Ash is an absolute gem and will make for an amazing addition to a family, ideally one with another pup. Older, dog savvy children would also love having Ash as part of an active family.

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

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 25 pounds
Gender: Female

Chika has an underbite that will melt your heart. If her pearly whites won't, her personality surely will. She is a sweetheart! She walked right up to an 95 lb dog and kissed him right on the nose. She is friendly and got some pep in her step.

Chika came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter.

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

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

Happy Chappi is a wonderful nickname for this cutie. She is always ferociously wagging her tail. She loves to give kisses to complete strangers and will walk right up and introduce herself to anyone that walks by. She gets along with dogs 30 times her size and can be a great lap dog too! Word on the street is that she even plays fetch!

Chappi came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter.

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

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

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. Isabella came to us because her guardian passed away.

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

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

Baby Bell comes to us because her guardian has to move to a location that will only allow two dogs. They have to reduce their pack size to accommodate the rules. She 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.

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

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

Cheeka comes to us because her guardian has to move to a location that will only allow two dogs. They have to reduce their pack size to accommodate the rules. Cheeka is a great "fixer upper," since she needs to be socialized and trained but we think once she comes out of her shell, this dog will be a great companion.

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 60 pounds
Gender: Male

Sir Arthur's smile says it all, this is one happy guy! He is excited to meet new people and is super sweet. He wants to greet everyone! He is enthusiastic about having other dogs around and makes for good company. He absolutely adores be scratched and petted all over and treats are such a delight for him. Arthur is ready for a forever home and would love to meet you.

Sir Arthur came to us from the Monterey County Animal Shelter.

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

Sheeba
 
Sheeba

Sponsored By: Kathleen and Bob Seibel

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 60 pounds
Gender: Female

Sheeba is a peach. She prefers people, but dogs are just fine. She is playful and good on leash, loving her walks and looking like she prances along. 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.

Cinnamon
 
Cinnamon

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

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.

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Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 26 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.

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.

Aster Ventura
 
Aster Ventura

Sponsored By: From the Heart Dog Training, Donna Karolchik, Anonymous Sponsor

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

Aster is absolutely adorable and is often described as "cute as a button" or said to be "so stinkin' cute." She is very perky and smiley, extremely social, and gets along with everyone she meets (people and animals). She is even comfortable curling up and sleeping with cats. She has a very cute little dance that she does at meal time or when she's happy to see you. Aster is missing part of her lower jaw and most of her teeth, but that doesn't prevent her from chowing down at mealtime. She is an enthusiastic eater!

Aster is so tiny that you can easily take her with you everywhere you go. She loves being a lap dog, but she also enjoys going on walks. She walks nicely on a leash. When she is feeling energetic, she keeps up a good pace and can cover quite a bit of distance! She rarely, if ever, barks. No yapping from this little one.

Aster absolutely loves car rides! She curls up on the seat and is happy as a clam. She is fine with being left alone in the car for short periods while errands are being done.

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

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

Ivan

Sponsored By: Tina Gonzalez

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

This cute fellow needs a new home! He is good with other pups but would be happiest in a home without cats.

Ivan is coming to us because his guardian is moving into an assisted living facility and can no longer care for him.

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

Remy

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

Remy needs a new home because her person entered assisted living and could no longer keep a dog.

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

Mack

Sponsored By: Melanie Chavez

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 7 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.

Amos

Sponsored By: Karen Strickland

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

Amos is a senior cutie that was found soaking wet near a levee and having trouble standing up and walking. He has since improved and his social personality has been revealed. He is very affectionate and people driven, but if there is nobody around, he will find a cozy spot and curl up into a ball. Amos is a fan of soft snacks and burrowing. His tail wags often and he is surprisingly spry. He is comfortable around other dogs and should be an easy addition to any home.

See more of this marvelous dog in his attached video.

Amos can be left in a crate while you leave. He absolutely loves beds and snuggling in them. His friendliness is so endearing. He sees new people and wags his tail until they pet him. He will accept treats from anyone and just wants to be by his people.

Amos came to POMDR from Santa Cruz County Animal Services.

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

Snoopy Beagle
 
Snoopy Beagle

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck, Adele J. Miller

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

Snoopy can travel through time right in front of you. One moment, he's a calm senior of 10 years old. But pull out a treat, and in the very next moment he's a much younger, much more enthusiastic dog. What we're saying is, Snoopy loves food. He'll even sing you a little song of thanks when you give him a nibble of something delicious.

This happy beagle boy loves everyone and everything. Walks? Let's go! Kids? So much fun. Going for a ride? Can't wait. Kitties? Well, maybe he's a little too excited about them. Snoopy has lived with and without dogs, so he can fit into any situation. He's fine being left alone all day - as long as you give him a treat and maybe a belly rub when you get home. He's potty trained with doggy door access and responds well to verbal direction. Strangers often comment on just how bright he is.

Snoopy is taking several medications and an anti-inflammatory to shrink a tumor and will require some follow-up visits to the vet. He is looking for a new loving home because his previous guardian was no longer able to care for him.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 6 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.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 33 pounds
Gender: Male

Zack seems always to be smiling. There is some salt and pepper in his black coat, but he is still lively, excited to do whatever is next. He is good with other dogs and interested in playing. He enjoys attention and interacting with people and is tolerant of having his feet, teeth and ears checked. He is especially friendly when enticed by food. He is a fun companion!

Zack has a heart murmur and will be on Vetmedin for life to help prolong his heart health. His left anal gland has a firm, enlarged lump. The growth has been diagnosed as a carcinoma, and an ultrasound revealed it has metastasized to his lymph system. He is now on a combination drug treatment that could allow him to live several more active, healthy years and prevent these tumors from causing problems.

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

If you would like to meet Zack, 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 could use some guidance on leash, but loves being outside and getting to sniff new things. It is wonderful seeing his joy for life. Marty is a cute boy who will learn a lot with the structure of a good home.

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.

Sadie Sue
 
Sadie Sue

Sponsored By: Kathy Henney

Breed: Miniature Poodle
Age: 12 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Female

Sadie (aka Sadie Sue) was the cherished companion of one of our volunteers' mother, who passed away recently. Although she gets along well with other dogs, she is accustomed to being an only dog in a quiet household. She is hoping for a home without kids, where someone is home more often than not. Sadie is healthy, great in the home, enjoys a daily walk and is a polite hostess when visitors come to call, be they human or animal. She has had successful bilateral cataract surgery with lens replacement, but may be a little hard of hearing. She is incredibly sweet and her future people will surely love her dearly.

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

Tiana and Louise
 
Tiana and Louise

Sponsored By: Maria O'Reilly

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

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

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

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

Jemma

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Little Pup Lodge

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

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

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

Jemma came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Sweet Petite
 
Sweet Petite

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld, Becca and Owen Simons

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

Sweet Petite is a precious dog and ready to bond to new people. She came into our program pregnant and we were happy to help her and her litter. She is ready for a forever home where she can give all of her love.

Sweet P enjoys her walks and does well in the car. She does well with other very mellow dogs in her home, but prefers a cat-free household. Sweet Petite's eyes have detaching retinas that limit her vision. One has completely detached and the other may do so as well. If so, then she will not be able to see. Thankfully, she loves sticking by her person's side and can easily be lead or carried.

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

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

Nellie
 
Nellie

Sponsored By: Michele and Paul Reps

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

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

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

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

Zippie
 
Zippie

Sponsored By: Kathleen and Bob Seibel

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Estimated weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Zippie is a shy but incredibly loyal and sweet dog. He does well hanging out at home with you relaxing, but would also love to go for any length walk as your buddy. He still has lots of pep in his step and does well with other dogs. He is a mellow boy at home and an easy keeper.

His foster said, "It truly is my privilege and pleasure to be a foster person for Zippie. I am thankful to be in his company. He has me laughing and is such fun to play with. Tail wags and mouth open like he is laughing with me."

Zippie is very gentlemanly on leash for walks. He is leery of men, but with time and kindness he warms up to them. He would do best in a home where he is not left alone all day. He loves to play with toys and has good energy.

Zippie came to us from a guardian who could no longer care for him.

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

Hero

Sponsored By: Ed and Sharilyn Cabelera in memory of Beau, Debra and George Couch

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 is blossoming. It is amazing how much he has already improved and we are excited to see his progress. 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 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. This played a role in his current appearance, and we are thankfully already seeing improvement, including some fur regrowth!

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.

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: 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.

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.

Robby

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

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

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

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.

Bandito
 
Bandito

Sponsored By: Demetrios Tryforos

Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 13 years
Weight: 17 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.

Holly

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 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.

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.



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.