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.


Gypsy

Sponsored By: Little Pup Lodge

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

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

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

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

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

Gypsy came to POMDR when one of her guardians passed away and the other could no longer care for her.

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

Gurdy

Sponsored By: Cecille and Jim Shoemaker in memory of Walter (dog)

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

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

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

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

Lolita
 
Lolita

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Edward Cabelera in memory of Beau

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

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

She is looking for a new home after her guardian became ill and physically unable to care for Lolita.

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

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

Ollie Ollie is such a cute little guy and just needs you to give him a chance. He's on the shy side but will warm up to you if you take the time to get to know him. He relaxes when picked up and gives endless kisses to those who want them. He is ready to bond to a person and thank them every day for giving him a home.

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.

Remy

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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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.

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

Moolah is a gem! She is active, friendly and energetic. She loves to trot around but her true love is your lap. When she's not exploring and greeting other dogs, she is looking for treats. This adorable love will quickly win your favor and we are all excited to see her get a forever home.

Moolah came to POMDR from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Aster Ventura
 
Aster Ventura

Sponsored By: From the Heart Dog Training, Donna Karolchik

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.

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

Leilani is outgoing, fun, and affectionate. She walks well on leash and is an excellent take-anywhere-companion. She is playful but is overall a mellow pup. If she has canine siblings or friends, she will happily play with them. She doesn't care too much for toys but enjoys chewing on an antler. She is a good listener and able to learn quickly with guidance. She would greatly benefit from basic obedience classes.

Her foster mom said "We love her relaxed attitude. She has a kind sweet temper that we adore. Leilani is a puppy, and she has so much to learn. She would make a great companion for anyone."

Leilani was the 4th, and last, puppy born of Sweet Petite's litter. Sweet Petite was found as a stray and came into our program pregnant. Leilani'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 Leilani, 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.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 7 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.

Tonks

Sponsored By: Debbie Marrs

Breed: Pomeranian
Age: 10 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Female

Tonks was found as a stray. She was wearing a moldy black collar that was so filthy, the shelter had to cut it off! It left a mark on her neck indicating it had been on for years. Despite whatever life she lived prior to getting to the shelter, she is friendly towards people and knows that being in your lap is her true calling.

She came to us from Salinas Animal Shelter.

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

Honey Bunny
 
Honey Bunny

Sponsored By: The deLone Family

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Female

Honey Bunny is aptly named. She is the sweetest thing and will gladly hop right up into your lap. She really, really, REALLY wants to finally find a home. She has been overlooked at a sanctuary for the last 7 years and before that she was slated to be put down. It's her turn to find a loving forever home.

"My name is Honey and I have been a resident at a sanctuary for a long time. I love to go on walks and I love to be held. If you're looking for a small girl with a BIG personality, you've come to the right profile! I am so ready to give you all of my unconditional love and attention in exchange for a spot in your family!

"Those who know me say I should be named 'sorry, not sorry' because I often get tired and tell them it's time to pick me up on my walks due to my luxating patellas. This condition makes it hard on my back legs to walk long distances but that never stopped me from being active! I am very well behaved and easy-going on walks.

"I am comfortable in a crate, being able to sleep in one through the night without crying or having an accident. I can live with cats or kids, I prefer big dogs, and I'd love to curl up next to you on the couch and watch a movie! If you're interested in an easy-going, older companion with lots of love to offer then please take a chance on me!"

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

Snickers

Sponsored By: Lawrence Rosenberg, Susan Franklin, Maria Duggan

Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 12 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Male

Snickers is a very sweet, mellow dog who is interested and friendly with people, including kids. He is great with other dogs, and sniffs and wags his tail when he meets them. He rides well in a car and has been on 8-hour trips. He barks to announce visitors, and then is a friendly host. He is interested in cats as a novelty, but is not aggressive. He's an easy keeper with a droll personality.

Snickers had glaucoma and detached retinas and had to have both eyes removed. He recovered quickly and gets around amazingly well. Despite his blindness, he loves to go for walks and will try to leave his yard and mosey around, so his new home must have a secure fence, especially underneath.

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

Snickers was found abandoned after Hurricane Katrina and rescued by a loving guardian. His guardian, who has Parkinson's disease, surrendered him to POMDR when she could no longer care for him. He was adopted in 2015, but that guardian has entered assisted living and can no longer care for him. He was adopted again but his people could not secure dog friendly housing and he returned to us. We are hoping to find him another wonderful home.

If you would like to meet Snickers, 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.

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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.

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.

Leia

Sponsored By: Bob & Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 50 pounds
Gender: Female

When Leia receives attention from humans, you can see her happiness and heart swell. She just adores people and wants to be loved. She is used to living her whole life outside in a sand pit. A good samaritan asked to help find her a better home and the guardian's agreed that she deserves a better situation. She was completely matted and filthy with overgrown nails but is now showing off her beauty. It is amazing that after spending all her time outside with a very loud canine roommate, she is calm, polite and extremely sweet. We're excited for Leia to go to a forever home that will love her to pieces.

Leia is good on leash and able to go on short walks. She is great with kids but is not a fan of cats. A single story home will also be best for her.

If you would like to meet Leia, 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.

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.

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

Snoopy Beagle
 
Snoopy Beagle

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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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.

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 8 weeks
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

Angel Puppy is ridiculously cute! She is silly, playful, a little shy but very curious. She, along with her sister Little Freckles, have been in a loving foster home since they were four weeks old. They are Gretchen's puppies, who is now adopted. These young ones have so much potential, and we are looking for adopters to help them meet that by getting them into basic obedience classes. This will help build Angel's confidence, socialize her, and help her attentiveness so she responds positively to her person.

Angel, her sister, and mother Gretchen were pulled from a shelter by a good Samaritan who is fostering them until adoption and sponsoring their medical expenses.

Angel received a DNA test and the results are interesting. She is 12.5% Shih Tzu, 12.5% Miniature Poodle, 12.5% Pug, 12.5% Amercian Staffordshire Terrier, and 50% Breed Groups. (Her sister is 25% Chihuahua so that is likely the majority of the Breed Groups)

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

Sheeba
 
Sheeba

Sponsored By: Kathleen and Bob Seibel

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 13 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.

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

Sashi is a wiggly little lady who is set to get a haircut soon. 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.

Sashi came to us from Santa Cruz Animal Shelter.

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

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

This cute gal is inquisitive and utterly charming. She is the definition of "dear." She is patient and calm with grooming and baths. She loves treats and all food. She watches your every move and wants to be close. She also sleeps all night through.

Tiger Lily is a sweet, sweet pup with the softest fur. She loves body contact, and yes, snuggles and gentle kisses too. She listens, follows, and seems open to learning.

Tiger is great on walks. She is focused. She doesn't pull or stop and sniff everything. She just walks like someone getting in her miles before work! And if you come across another dog, she is lovely. She greets face to face with her tail a slow wag. She is also a good greeter of new people. She is calm and good in the car.

Tiger will do well with an attentive, gentle home. She likes the outdoors (even rain) but is definitely an indoor dog. She can be an only animal or contentedly live with cats or dogs.

Tiger has no teeth, so will need a good, relatively soft diet.

Tiger Lily came to us from Salinas Animal Services. This is a soulful dog. She will connect and needs someone who will connect back.

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

Cassia

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Edward Cabelera for Barbara Cabelera

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

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

Junior
 
Junior

Sponsored By: Nancie Newby in honor of Stanley, Fern Kulpreecha, Bob and Kathleen Seibel, Debra Violini in memory of Cadi, Vivian Ortiz (for some extra treats)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zena is gentle and sweet with people and other dogs. She is calm and likes to go for walks at your pace. She enjoys snuggling on a lap but isn't needy. She is a real gem in a tiny package.

Zena originally came to POMDR after being side swiped by a car in 2014. She was adopted to someone who adored her, but he passed away recently and she is now in need of another home.

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

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

Sandy is a beautiful and playful dog. Sandy has received some obedience training and it shows; she is smart and responsive. 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. 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.

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.

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

This cute fellow needs a new home! He is coming to us because his guardian is moving into an assisted living facility and can no longer care for him. He is good with other pups but would be happiest in a home without cats.

If you would like to meet Ivan, 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.

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. His true passion is pleasing people and receiving attention from them. He is comfortable around cats. Despite recent changes in his life, Peppermint is still a happy dog looking for people to love.

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.

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.

Emmaline
 
Emmaline

Sponsored By: Little Pup Lodge

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

Emmaline, or Emma, is a sweet lady. She is slow moving and calm. She does well meeting other dogs and still wants to be playful with them. She is looking for a low activity home, but should do fine with other, even younger dogs. Emma will find a soft spot and relax there in a content slumber. She is also happy being held or on a lap. Emma is good-natured, friendly with people and just so likable.

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

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

Cinnamon
 
Cinnamon

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

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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.

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.

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

Albus can be a little timid but enjoys giving kisses. This guy would love a quiet home. He was once in pain and is now afraid that being picked up will hurt him. He is fine, and someone just needs to be patient in reinforcing that we are here to love him. 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.

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 posie, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Breed: 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.

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Breed: Cockapoo
Age: 9 years
Estimated weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Poe's social exuberance is wonderful. He is ready to meet new people and receive all the attention they are willing to give. Poe will look forward to walks in his future home and is surprisingly spry. On walks, he will pull with excitement and needs to be in his harness while on a leash. He is used to backyard access, and will do better in a home with a doggie door but can learn your routine. His curiosity is strong and he often wants to leave to explore, but thankfully you can draw him back with treats. He also loves soft, fabric chew toys, which will entertain him for a good while.

Poe should go to a home without children since is desire for food is so high he eagerly takes it. Poe does not have many teeth after an extensive dental but understanding his behavior is important.

Poe was born with an eye socket that didn't grow properly. This does impair his vision, especially at night.

Poe adores people and is a really good boy. His whole personality is endearing. He has been in a loving home, but the guardian is ill and is no longer able to care for him.

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

Packer
 
Packer

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Labrador Mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 45 pounds
Gender: Male

Packer is a nice dog with a lot of energy. He is ready to go on walks, bound around, and play. Packer loves a backyard to explore but truly wants people around to keep him company. He is good with other dogs and is eager to meet them on walks. He is a social dog, going up to new people to give a big greet. Packer barks at cats, so needs a home without them and young children, since his energy level during play could knock them over. Packer has a zest for life and we all hope he goes to a home that adores his energy.

Packer came to us when his previous family realized that he might be happier in a home where he gets more exercise and time indoors.

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

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

Tiana is a snuggly, love of a lap dog, and Louise is an animated little lady. Tiana is precious and calm, while Louise is more fun and attention seeking. Her quirky personality is sure to win your affection. They are both great with other dogs and are happy to be around people, even 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.

Lady Boxer
 
Lady Boxer

Sponsored By: Jill Beneda, Sarah Glendon, Beverly Sanford, Lanier and Clara, Linda Machado in honor of beloved rescues Kiki and Ted, Marjorie Bullock, Erin Gillett, Duke Boxer

Breed: Boxer
Age: 7 years
Estimated weight: 50 pounds
Gender: Female

Lady Boxer is a shameless kisser and loves to lean on you for pets. She is a total ham for treats too! She is so social and amazingly friendly. She can live with other dogs or kids. If you give her chance, you'll absolutely fall in love with her.

Lady Boxer came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter.

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

Reno Raines
 
Reno Raines

Sponsored By: Jack and Marilyn Clifton

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Female

Chiquita Banana gives lots of kisses and is sweet with people. She will immediately approach to greet people and is eager to be affectionate. She can be a little intimidated by new dogs but quickly becomes comfortable around them. She does have a compressed disc in her back that is causing her pain. This can be managed with medication but she will need to be picked up gently and in a home where she can avoid stairs.

She came to us because her senior guardian had a stroke and could no longer care for her.

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

Breed: Boxer
Age: 7 years
Estimated weight: 50 pounds
Gender: Female

Merida is friendly, active and a great example of how sweet and nice this breed can be. She adores treats and yet that pales in comparison to her love for people. She is a social queen. She gives hugs and kisses to everyone. Merida is great with other dogs and is a no brainer for your home.

Merida came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter.

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

Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Age: 8 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Bullet is a smart, super-sweet dog with medium energy. He loves nothing more than hanging with you and snuggling. He is crate trained, walks well on leash, rides well in the car, and responds to basic commands. He is a little timid in meeting new people but warms up very quickly, and he has done great with small kids. He gets along great with his foster pack and also with dogs he meets out and about. He has lived with a cat.

Bullet is looking for a home after his previous guardians could no longer care for him.

If you would like to meet Bullet, 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.

QT

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

QT has an apt name, as she is truly a cutie. She is a small doggie who is active and very affectionate. She loves food, people and dogs. She is quick to give kisses and is just wonderful. Since she adores interacting, her ideal home will have other dogs. A home with people present more often than not is best as well.

QT is food motivated and will get into bags, cans and cupboards to claim treats. She will need a guardian who can prevent this from happening. A home with access to a yard will be appreciated by her bladder. Her favorite pastime is napping and snuggling. QT is looking for someone who will give her a soft landing where she can spend her golden years.

QT's previous owner went into an assisted living facility where she could not have a dog. A relative of the owner has had her since July.

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

Cheespa
 
Cheespa

Sponsored By: Karen Strickland

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Lil Romeo is excellent with new people. He is very tolerant and sweet to everyone, showing lots of love. Lil Romeo is a fan of meeting new dogs and enjoys their company. He is very playful and his youthful exuberance shows when other dogs entertain his desire to play. Lil Romeo has fun chasing creatures like Chickens and we are not sure how he will do with cats. He is a great dog and has a lot of potential.

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

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

If you would like to meet Lil Romeo, 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! While she's a bit vision impaired, she can hear pretty well. 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.

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.

Matilda (aka Molly)
 
Matilda (aka Molly)

Sponsored By: Patti McPherson

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

Matilda, aka Molly, is a happy girl with a lot of energy. She loves a routine and is emphatic about her walks, as they keep her active and happy. Matilda is a healthy girl who enjoys the company of people and other dogs. She will do better in a home with adults only, as she doesn't like being tugged on or heavily handled. Matilda is attentive and responds to corrections appropriately. She is a true doll that has an insatiable desire for food. She listens well and could be a wonderful addition to your family.

Matilda loves car rides, probably in large part because it means she is with her person. She does bark a bit if left behind, as she wants to be by your side, but this behavior can be changed. She would be happier in a home with a retired person and as the only animal.

Martilda 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 and could no longer care for her. She was adopted from POMDR in October 2017, but her person passed away and she is in need of a home again.

If you would like to meet Matilda (aka Molly), 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.

Saige

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

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 showing a little too much interest in cats, and should go to a home without them.

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

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

Bailey Terrier
 
Bailey Terrier

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 19 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

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

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

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

Bullwinkle
 
Bullwinkle

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Minky

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bandito
 
Bandito

Sponsored By: Demetrios Tryforos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Carlos came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Frodo

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



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.