Patricia J. Bauer Center:
615 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
11am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday
or by appointment

Adoptable dogs available by appointment only.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 718-9122
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Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corp.
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Adoptable Dogs

Thank you for your interest in adopting a dog! All of our dogs are altered, microchipped, and vaccinated unless our veterinarian advises against sterilization surgery or vaccines due to age or other health concerns. Adoption fees range from $100-$300 depending upon the age and health of the dog and expected future medical expenses that will be taken on by the adopter.

Our dogs are kept in foster homes. To meet an adoptable dog, we will need to set up a meet and greet with the dog's foster parent. The first step is to fill out an online adoption questionnaire.

Here's why older dogs are particularly rewarding to adopt.

Many of our dogs are labeled as “mixed breed” because visual breed identification of dogs is very unreliable. We encourage you to select your new companion by considering each dog’s individual personality and energy level.

Some of these dogs need foster homes. Fostering is a wonderful way to help dogs left behind find their forever homes. You may also want to foster as a way of finding the perfect match for your home if you are looking to add a dog to your family. For a complete list of dogs that need fostering click here.

More information about our adoption policies and process, and info about other places to adopt, is at the bottom of this page.


Breed: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Age: 12 years
Weight: 23 pounds
Gender: Female

Gertie is a mellow and gentle senior dog. She loves going for slow walks around the neighborhood and stopping to smell the roses. During the rest of the day she is quite content to follow you around the house and keep you company. She would love to find an adopter who is home a lot and wants a loving buddy. Gertie gets along well with other dogs.

Gertie is on prescription food and medication to help her manage her itchy skin. With proper maintenance, her skin stays healthy and she is a happy girl.

Gertie is in need of a new home because her senior guardian is no longer able to have her at her assisted living facility. She has been a very loved dog.

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

Breed: Toy Poodle
Age: 8 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

Alyce is a timid little lady. You'll often spot her with her tongue hanging out to the side, eyeing you curiously from afar. She is sweet but is easily frightened and would do best with a gentle guardian who can give her lots and lots of love. She will scamper away if something scary enters her area. She would prefer a home with other dogs but no children.

Alyce came to POMDR from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. She was picked up after being abandoned at a dog park with another toy Poodle. Sadly, no one came for them at the shelter.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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.

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Estimated weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Male

Look at that big smile! Casper may be shy at first, but he sure knows how to steal our hearts with a big grin. He likes treats and enjoys affection once he feels comfy with you. Casper was recently found on the streets as a stray, and he's in need of a little of your TLC in order to warm up and have his true colors come out. Casper is fine with other dogs, and can't wait to find his forever family.

Casper came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Estimated weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Male

Binx is a shy guy, and treats are the fastest way to win his friendship! He was recently picked up as a stray, and we think he still needs a little TLC to decompress, but with some patience he is going to make someone an adorable and wonderful companion. Being on the streets is scary for a little dog like Binx! He accepts affection once he knows you're a friendly face, and he does well with other dogs.

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

If you would like to meet Binx, 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. She is done nursing and is ready for her own area to explore and people to love. 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.

Rebecca

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

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

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

Three years ago, Rebecca was a homeless dog on the streets of Mexico, unspayed and abandoned. A rescue mission intervened and brought Becca to safety. She has weathered her misfortunes and transitions with grace, with her positive nature and ability to trust intact. She's attentive, affectionate, playful - the queen of bellyrubs. She has a mischievous sense of humor and will untie your shoelaces just for fun.

Rebecca enjoys interaction but knows how to settle, too. She's crate trained, great in the house and sleeps through the night. She can be left alone when you go to work and will nap quietly until you return. Such a good girl!

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

Rebecca had moderate hip dysplasia and arthritis in her knees. She had several surgeries to correct problems in her knee joints. The surgeries were a success and she is doing well. Rebecca can now be more active, enjoying hiking and beach trips.

Rebecca lived at the sanctuary until it closed, then POMDR took her in. Now it's her turn for a forever home. She has lots of love to share and is ready to spend the rest of her life being some lucky person's BFF.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Charleston is a happy dog that gets along with other dogs. He is thrilled to play and follow humans. He is looking for his own humans to love and join their pack.

Charleston came to us from Hollister Animal Services.

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

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. Peppermint is looking for a new home because his previous guardian passed away. Despite all this change in his life, Peppermint is still a happy dog looking for people to love.

If you would like to meet Peppermint, 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 when they are new. 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.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 2 months
Weight: 3 pounds
Gender: Female

Leilani is the fourth born but she does not act like it. She acts like a leader and is very outgoing like her brother, Amoka, who she plays with the most. Leilani was born at the start of August and is getting close to being able to go home with an adopter. She has been weaned off her mother's care and will be getting her first round of shots soon. She is looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 2 months
Weight: 3 pounds
Gender: Female

Kamora is the smallest of the litter and was the third born. She is the quiet, sensitive one. She hangs back most of the time but plays with the others until it gets too rough. She is a little doll and will love receiving attention and love. She was born at the start of August and is getting close to being able to go home with an adopter. She has been weaned off her mother's care and will be getting her first round of shots soon. She is looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 2 months
Weight: 3 pounds
Gender: Male

Amoka is the second born of Sweet Petite's puppies and is the only male. He is adventurous and bold. His character already shines and he is sure to put a smile on your face. He was born at the start of August and is getting close to being able to go home with an adopter. Amoka has been weaned off his mother's care and will be getting his first round of shots soon. He's looking for an adopter with the time, patience and commitment needed to raise and train a puppy, using lots of love and positive guidance to socialize and train. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 2 months
Weight: 3 pounds
Gender: Female

Tuaca is the first born of Sweet Petite's puppies. She is adorable and curious and loves to play. She was born at the start of August and is getting close to being able to go home with an adopter. She has been weaned off her mother's care and will be getting her first round of shots soon. She is looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise and train a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption.

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

Sriracha is a sweet little guy. He loves the smell of pizza, is a-okay with a warm bath and will even wear a party hat for laughs with no complaint. He's also content to lie in the sun in the backyard or right under your feet in the kitchen.

He's mellow most of the day, coming to life when the kids come home from school or you come home from work. This doggie isn't lazy, though. He's good for a walk every day, happy to go one or even two miles at a nice, even pace. He rarely barks, so you'll only hear from him when he's been waiting a little too long at the backdoor or when he wants to make sure you saw those birds over there.

Sriracha has the softest fur and loves to be loved on. He seems to enjoy riding in the car, and he usually comes when you call him. He's a happy senior dog who's easy to get along with and a joy to live with. He came to POMDR after being found wandering the streets of Hollister.

If you would like to meet Sriracha, 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.

Snickers

Sponsored By: Lawrence Rosenberg, Susan Franklin, Maria Duggan

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

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

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

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

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. We are hoping to find him another wonderful home.

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

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Age: 10 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Female

Silvia is a sweet senior lady who loves receiving attention. She is happiest around her person and is easy to love. She came to POMDR from Santa Cruz County Animal Services after her person said they had grown too old to care for a dog. Silvia will win your heart and earn her place by your side.

If you would like to meet Silvia, 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.

Breed: Miniature Poodle
Age: 10 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Bella Swan is a little shy, otherwise a doll. She is sweet and enjoys gentle petting. She is wary of hands coming from above her head but just avoids them. She is gentle in taking treats and buddies up to those who has them. She enjoys playing with other dogs and will interact with new ones. She is looking for a home with no children, as their fast behavior will make her nervous. She shadows the person who shows her love and will bond quickly to her future person.

Bella is coming from the SPCA for Monterey County.

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

Newie

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

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

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

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

Newie is coming to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services.

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

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

Jackson is a social little guy who loves all dogs. He has a good energy level, and normal walks will keep him satisfied. He is calm in the home and even when left alone, once comfortable. He is good in a crate, easy to handle on leash, and responds when called. Jackson likes people and is a fun little buddy that some person will be lucky to have.

Jackson is needing a new home because his person can no longer care for him.

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 2 months
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Male

Denver is one of Nellie's puppies. Nellie is a pure bred Catahoula but we do not know the father. Denver was born in early August and is getting close to being able to go home with an adopter. He is no longer dependent on Nellie and will soon have his first round of shots. He is looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise and train a puppy. He needs someone committed to teach and socialize him with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption.

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 2 months
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

Chicago is one of Nellie's puppies. Nellie is a pure bred Catahoula but we do not know the father. Chicago was born in early August and is getting close to being able to go home with an adopter. She is no longer dependent on Nellie and will soon have her first round of shots. She is looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise and train a puppy. She needs someone committed to teach and socialize her with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption.

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 2 months
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

Redondo is one of Nellie's puppies. Nellie is a pure bred Catahoula but we do not know the father. Redondo was born in early August and is getting close to being able to go home with an adopter. She is no longer dependent on Nellie and will soon have her first round of shots. She is looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise and train a puppy. She needs someone committed to teach and socialize her with lots of love and positive guidance. Puppy obedience class registration is required for adoption

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

Maynard
 
Maynard

Sponsored By: Breana Bartholomew in memory of Lilly

Breed: Toy Poodle
Age: 12 years
Weight: 4 pounds
Gender: Male

Maynard is the white Poodle and only boy of the bunch. He is a little timid but interested in meeting new people. As sweet as can be and comfortable being held. He will come with a gentle attack of kisses if you lay on the floor. He is definitely cute and adorable. He feels more confident and comfortable being around other dogs or his Poodle pals.

Maynard came to POMDR from Santa Cruz County Animal Services along with Alyce, Nestle, and Alana

The photo shows (from left to right) Alana, Nestle, Maynard, and Alyce as they are all adoptable. If interested, you can fill out an adoption questionnaire and specify which one. They can be adopted together.

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

Zoey Yokai
 
Zoey Yokai

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Female

Zoey Yokai is great company and a wonderful dog for your home. She adores people and responds to commands. She is great in the home and is comfortable in a crate. When acquainted, she is content being left at home alone. She is happy to meet and live with dogs. She has lived with children before but is anxious around toddlers and would ideally be in a home with older and calmer youth. Zoey still enjoys walks and is good on leash. This little lady with be a great companion for a lucky family.

Recently a grandchild was welcomed into the Zoey's previous family and she is not happy about the new addition. Now at 8 months old and crawling, the baby makes Zoey nervous. So they made the decision to find her a new home where she can still get all the attention and love that she wants and not be sequestered to another room alone and away from the baby.

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

Jemma

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Little Pup Lodge

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

Jemma is a calm and collected little lady that is most content atop a lap. She relaxes on a person's lap and gets a tiny bit more animated. She is new to being directed on a leash and will need further guidance and her future family's patience. 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. 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.

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 lap dog, through and through. 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.

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

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

Sweet Petite came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Klondike
 
Klondike

Sponsored By: Elbina Rafizadeh

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Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Male

Klondike is a social dog who is happy around people. He is in search of a forever home without children or cats. He could live with friendly dogs, but may prefer to be the only dog. Klondike enjoys the dog park and meeting new canine friends. He is happy to go in a crate. He has improved on leash but could still use leash guidance and help with basic commands. Luckily, he loves treats and will do anything you want for them. Klondike is a dog who will give endless love to the person who gives him a chance.

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

Klondike came into the program after one of his guardians passed away and the other had a stroke and could no longer care for him.

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

Breed: Large Mix Breed
Age: 11 years
Estimated weight: 60 pounds
Gender: Female

Lulu is a calm and friendly dog. She greets new people at the door with her tail wagging and desiring a pet. She gives other dogs a polite sniff and then she is a friend. She can be a little pushy for human attention, nudging aside other dogs for position. Lulu chases cats and needs a home without them. If on a walk, she does respond well to command. She knows basic commands and aims to please her person. She is great on leash and in the home.

Lulu is a little overweight but with a proper diet, which will also help her fur, mixed with some walks should help her lean out. Thankfully, she really enjoys her walks.

Lulu is a wonderful, sweet girl. She is very eager and happy. Her tail wags constantly. She loves people! Loves my kids. She is a people-pleaser so she will be easy to train. She is excitable and fun. She will make someone a fantastic companion.

Lulu is needing a new home after her guardian passed away.

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

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

Snoopy relaxes and is comfortable in the house. He is good with children and other dogs, though vocally excited when seeing new dogs. He is great on leash and responds to verbal direction. He is a friendly dog who is easy to love.

Snoopy is looking for a new home because his previous guardian is no longer able to care for him.

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

Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Age: 10 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Robby loves going on walks and is happy to see the world. He enjoys playing with toys and is good around other dogs once he's comfortable. He is great on walks, although he will likely bark when first seeing another dog while on leash, but he is receiving help to correct this 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.

Holly

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

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

Precious Holly has returned to POMDR after living in a loving adoptive home for the past 6 years. Her senior adopter is no longer able to care for her. However, she is easy to keep and her new family will love her. Holly walks well on leash. She can live with other dogs, cats and gentle children. Her sweetness remains even when taking her food or bone away. Holly sleeps through the night and is comfortable being left alone. Holly is sure to do well in her new home and settle right into your family and heart.

Holly has chronic kidney problems and now eats a specific kidney aiding diet. She also has a heart murmur which will need to continue to be monitored.

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

Princess Amity
 
Princess Amity

Sponsored By: Erfert Fenton

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 95 pounds
Gender: Female

Princess Amity lives up to her name by being sweet and friendly to everyone. This precious girl is looking for a new home and will be a wonderful companion. She is good with other dogs and slightly timid at new introductions with people, but appreciates gentle pets from a slow greeter.

Princess Amity came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County after being found in Pacific Grove. She was found with her friend, Callie Rashida, who is also adoptable. They do not need to be adopted together but they are happy together and it would be sweet to see them go to the same home.

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

Callie Rashida
 
Callie Rashida

Sponsored By: Erfert Fenton

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 88 pounds
Gender: Female

Callie is a beautiful and sweet mix who is happy to receive pets and attention. She was found in Pacific Grove and would love to have a family and home, and be finished with all this change and transition. Callie came to POMDR with her friend, Princess Amity, and they enjoy each other's company. They do not need to be adopted together but it would be sweet to see them go to the same home.

Callie came to us from SPCA for Monterey County.

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

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

Margie is a little cream colored sweetheart who has patiently been waiting for her new family to find her. She's calm and easy to hold and show love to. She is a great little companion who is sure to warm your heart.

Margie came to us from Salinas Animal Services

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

Miss Daisy
 
Miss Daisy

Sponsored By: Catherine Scattini in memory of Roscoe, Deanna Askren, Diana Gould, Patty Stone, Helen Leek, Julianne Rowley, Janae Thomas, Linda Chapman, Sherry St. Clair, Larry Cable, Lisa Maddalena, Kathy Henney, Bonnie Lowry, FW Coleman, Rena Cochlin, Vida Vescara, Kathleen Rianda, Barbara Fellman, Tia Lewis, Ann Lane, Ed Scripps, Joyce Schmietow, Barbara Hobbs, Judi Paap, Christine Hawkins, Kim Barber, Gloria Maturino, Sarita Motove, Bob and Kathleen Seibel, Catherine Faulkner, Paul Komishock, Anne Andersson, Elle Brookman, Albert Ahumada, Tracy Gordon, Prisila Johnson, Charlotte Takemoto, Barbara Reitz, Jessica Skye, Marjorie Tichenor, Harvey Miller, Healy Cosay, Christina Lund, Susan Simon, Brooks and Ellen Griffin in memory of Shaggy Rogers and in honor of Bob and Sandy Yule, Debbie Buckheim, Mara-Michelle Batlin, Jacqueline Shipwright, Cynthia Wilson, Cheri Whipp, Lynne Tamburelli, Jamilynn Willaman, Brenda Marable, Diane Flake, Laura Singer, Penny Smith, Kristina Riera, Susan Willey, Alison Cathro, Judy Canright, Peter and Ginny Katzlberger, Kathy Vetterli in honor of Hummer

ADOPTION PENDING - If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Age: 10 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Female

Miss Daisy is a cute dog. She can easily be won with treats, opening up to a person and happily accepting pets. Once that relationship is established, she will adore you. She has lived with other dogs and has some playful energy. She is hard of hearing but can be lead on leash with some leash pulling from her from inexperience. She is a small, soft, and cuddly dog that will make a person very happy. She is great in the home and has been around children and as comfortable. Daisy was accepting of another dog visiting her previous home.

Miss Daisy enjoys running around and LOVES to play fetch. And if you offer a treat in trade she will drop the ball at your feet.

Miss Daisy was surrendered to Santa Cruz County Animal Services after spending her life with her last guardian. She was surrendered because the guardian's new housing situation does not allow dogs.

Miss Daisy has a carcinoma, though needing surgical intervention, there is hope as the prognosis reveals a full excision could lead to to a healthy dog. Miss Daisy will have her lumpectomy soon and is grateful for all of the support she has received from our volunteers and donors.

Dean

Sponsored By: Scooter and Joey in memory of Frau and Fishing Buddy

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Male

If only most people were as insightful as the diminutive Dean. He's a friendly little guy who quickly picks up on social cues, whether they're of the dog or human variety. If someone wants to play, Dean is ready. If not, he immediately backs off. Considering how friendly he is, most of the time he's met with a smile and willing spirit.

He starts his mornings on a full charge. He loves getting up, giving you a lick, and going right out on an adventure (also known as a walk). Those short legs tire pretty easily, and he's soon ready to head home for a bowl of food and a post-breakfast nap. If your lap is available, that would be great. If not, he's happy to relax on his own or in a crate.

Dean is great in the house and gets along wonderfully with other dogs and children, so he'll fit in just about anywhere. He's so thankful to no longer be living on the street, he's got a permanent grin on his face and is likely to put one on yours, too.

Dean came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

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

Muffett is a lovely little dog. She settles in at home comfortably and is a calm, sweet companion. She is happiest with a routine, but does adjust to new ones quickly. She walks well on leash, responds to basic commands, and is a doll to have by your side. Muffett can be a little nervous meting new dogs but is ultimately friendly. She enjoys meeting new people and ignores cats and kids.

Muffett's 97-year-old guardian is entering assisted living and can no longer keep her dear Muffett. She is hoping someone will give her a wonderful home.

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

Teena

Sponsored By: Mochi Honjo

Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 9 years
Estimated weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Meet Teena, a little lady with a lot of love to give. Teena bonds very strongly to her person and her favorite thing is to be by their side. She is an absolute love bug once she gets to know you. Teena has lived with another dog before, and with a proper introduction, would be happy to have friends. She does prefer being the alpha dog though and would need to go to a dog-savvy adopter who can help her integrate into the pack.

She is great in the home and is happy to use a doggie door. She knows some basic commands and wants to please her person. She enjoys car rides. Teena enjoys her walks and can be handled easily on a leash, although she does get reactive to seeing other dogs while on leash or behind a fence. An adopter will either need to work on this or walk her in an area where she will not see other walkers and dogs.

Teena's ideal home is with a retired person or couple who have a lot of time to spend with her but don't need her to go to restaurants or social events all the time because she tends to bark at people and dogs that are unfamiliar to her. She does beautifully in the home with her family. The home should not have children living there or visiting. If young children come to visit, Teena should be kept separate.

Teena came to POMDR when her guardians passed away and their daughter felt she deserved a home that can spend more time with her. She was adopted in January 2018 but her person is no longer able to care for her.

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

ADOPTION PENDING - If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Breed: English Bulldog
Age: 8 years
Weight: 76 pounds
Gender: Female

Gamba is a dog who loves other dogs. She has been overweight for some time and it has limited her mobility. She started losing a few pounds and became more alert and interactive. She could use a person who will see her eating right and getting some exercise. She is a fan of belly rubs and will happily roll onto her back. She loves children and is content around cats. She is comfortable being left alone and will find a comfy place to nap.

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

Gamba came to POMDR when her guardian moved to a rental that wouldn't allow dogs. She was adopted, but returned to POMDR when her adopter had a family emergency and was no longer able to care for Gamba.

Cliff

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

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Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 12 years
Weight: 66 pounds
Gender: Male

Cliff is an affectionate boy. He luxuriates in human touch, leaning in to be hugged. He isn't needy though, as he is ready to explore. Leash him up and you'll see an eager nose come out to take in the world. He is good with other dogs and is a good canine companion. Cliff does have difficulty navigating stairs and is looking for a home without, or with very few, stairs. Even slippery floors can be troubling. Cliff also fixates on food and should be kept in a secure place during meals and fed separately.

Cliff came to us from Monterey County Animal Services after being found as a stray.

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

Jersey

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 43 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

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

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

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

Lolita
 
Lolita

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Edward Cabelera in memmory 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.

Cinnamon
 
Cinnamon

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

Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound
Age: 14 years
Weight: 62 pounds
Gender: Female

Cinnamon, or Sage, is about as easy as a dog gets. She is friendly, loves contact, loves dogs, loves to sniff, and loves to play. She acts much younger than her age. Cinnamon is the poster girl for graceful aging. If you adopt her, you are bringing home a winner.

Cinnamon came to POMDR from the SPCA for Monterey County.

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

Cassia
 
Cassia

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

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

Corky

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honesty

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bitzy is an itty bitty lady who gets along well with other dogs. She loves people and bonds quickly and is ready for her very own person. She is all for being held and carried. She has a good amount of energy though, and is content to walk. Bitzy sure is cute and endearing -- everyone who meets her loves her. So tiny and adorable.

Bitzy came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Emmaline
 
Emmaline

Sponsored By: Little Pup Lodge

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

Emmaline is a sweet lady. She is slow moving and calm. She does well meeting other dogs and still wants to be playful with them. She is looking for a low activity home, but should do fine with other, even younger dogs. Emmaline is good-natured, friendly with people and just so likeable.

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

Titus

Sponsored By: Susan K. Lee and Clio

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

Titus is a world champion snuggler. He likes to be near his person, touching some part of them. He is a good TV companion, staying close to his human. He gets along well with other dogs and desires to play. He has a lot of spunk and energy. He walks well on the leash and rides great in the car. He is communicative when he wants something and is happy around kids, basking in their joy and the attention he receives. He is content to sleep quietly in the crate at night, or with his person, or even in his own bed.

He is calm in the house, no barking. He does wiggle when he gets excited about something. He is a healthy eater and needs to be monitored so he doesn't over eat. He loves ear scratches and butt scratches and enjoys affection in general. May be a little hard of hearing and his vision is slightly diminished.

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

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

Junior
 
Junior

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Male

Nash is a tiny sweetie. Pick him up and he is happy. Put him down and he is content investigating. He is so cute that you'll want to put him in your pocket and go. This pup will make anyone chuckle constantly. He has a moderate energy level, does well with other dogs and is very friendly with people. He is very submissive, rolling on his back to reveal his belly to any snarky dog or intimidating person. He enjoys playing with other dogs but his eyes are mostly for people, and they are cute, begging eyes that desire love.

Nash rides great in cars and is an amazing sweetie. You'll fall in love upon meeting him.

Nash came to us form Monterey County Animal Services after he was found as a stray.

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

Haven

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

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

Haven is a scruffy powder puff with a kind and gentle temperament. At first, her foster would have described her as reserved and not very playful. But after just a couple of weeks living with a loving family and other dogs and cats, Haven has come alive. She revels being part of a pack and is now running, jumping, twirling and playing like a younger dog.

Eager to bond and get close to you, Haven is happy to receive your loving attention. Though she was standoffish just a couple of weeks ago, she now cuddles up next to her doggie buddies on the couch. And she loves car rides and seeing the world from a faster vantage point. This girl is learning about the great things in life and embracing them fully. Whenever you might need a little boost, she's there with a sweet kiss and an even sweeter disposition.

She enjoys going outside to greet the world and behaves on the leash. Haven holds her business during walks so the foster has been rewarding her, showing her when the correct time is to go.

Haven came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Services after being found as a stray.

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

Grandma
 
Grandma

Sponsored By: Marjorie Bullock and Nina Harrison, Robin Steward

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

Grandma is the sweetest. She earns her name with her gentle, nurturing personality. This calm lap dog is looking forward to having a forever home. She loves people and attention, and is hoping to be a new addition to your home. She loves car rides, men, and playing! Does well on walks and is a spunky little lady!

One of our volunteers said, "Grandma is the tiniest little sprite of a silver-coated girl with black spots! When I met her, she immediately crawled right up into my lap to be held tightly! She kissed my hands sweetly and tenderly as I worked to adjust her harness."

Grandma likes her walks, tail held high and happily trotting along, ears perked, and eagerly sniffing. This curious, precious bitty thing will continue to thrive with daily walks as she patiently awaits her forever family!

Grandma came to us from Monterey County Animal Services, where she landed after being picked up as a stray.

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

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 content heart when being around a person she loves. To earn her love, it is easy, just give her gentle pets. She loves being pet under the chin, and if you stop, she may paw you for more.

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

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

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

Gypsy came to POMDR when her male guardian passed away and female guardian could no longer care for her.

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

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

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

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

Howie came to us from Salinas Animal Services, where he landed after being found as a stray.

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

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

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

Marsh loves his walks. He is happy to tag along by different sceneries and is comfortable doing more than a couple miles. He is excellent in meeting other dogs on his walks. Such a great little companion!

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

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

Harold
 
Harold

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

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

Harold is very people-oriented pup. He is a smart guy who is great at following his person around. He loves to be picked up and held. He is much more active than his age would indicate, and he could fit into any environment where he would get personal attention and moderate activity. Harold is happy lounging by your feet, or cruising around the block with you.

Harold thrives as an only pet, but can peacefully coexist with other dogs. He isn't a big fan of kitties and would do best in a home without them. He has lived with older children and done well with them.

Harold has a heart murmur that will need to be monitored for the rest of his life, but it currently doesn't slow him down one bit.

Harold came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County after being picked up as a stray by one of our volunteers.

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

Hummer
 
Hummer

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala

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

Hummer does wonderfully with dogs of all sizes. His happy, curious demeanor remains constant through introductions. He is a bit shy when meeting new people, but you'll find his tail wagging and eagerness for more attention once petting commences. Hummer is good with kitties. He bonds strongly to his person and would do best with a dog-savvy guardian who can continue his training. He will be your little shadow around the house and yard.

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

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

Mack

Sponsored By: Melanie Chavez

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Mack (aka Angel) is a good little friend once you give him time to trust you. He will come and introduce himself with a sniff, and if you get lower he will show his acceptance with continued curiosity, at which time he will bask in your affection. He is good on leash but will bark at other dogs and strangers. He is friendly with dogs though, and enjoys playing with them at the beach. He has lived with cats before and seems happy around them. Mack loves goodies, and the quickest way to become his best friend is to offer a savory treat.

Mack does some resource guarding of his food and treats with other dogs, but has not displayed this toward people.

Mack was found on the side of the road and a family took him in, cared for him, and eventually called him their own. Unfortunately, after having two kids, they have found that Mack is not good around the high energy and grabby hands of small children. He can get stressed and will become scared. They are worried for Mack's happiness and wellbeing and are sad to say goodbye, yet optimistic he will find a better situation. He is a good boy and will be a great companion in the right home.

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

Carlos
 
Carlos

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

Carlos is a mellow guy with long legs and the softest fur. He is good with other dogs, merrily following his foster sibling around. He is comfortable meeting new people and is happy to be picked up and cuddled. He really is a love bug! Carlos is good on leash and can get around well. He is a little thin, but now that he is on a proper diet, he will soon reach his ideal weight. Carlos has a heart murmur and will be on medication for life to keep it stable. You will love how Carlos eagerly wants to be your friend.

Carlos has heart disease that is being regulated with medication. He is doing well on his medication.

Carlos came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Padre

Sponsored By: Patsy Volpe

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

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

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

Padre came to us from Santa Clara County Animal Services.

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

Minky

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

Breed: Toy Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

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

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

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

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

Piper

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Ed Cabelera in memory of Beau

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

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

Piper came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

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

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Age: 12 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Frodo is a little cutie who could be a great addition to your home. He knows basic commands, walks well on leash, and even understands crate time. He may be able to live with other dogs but Frodo prefers his own space and people and thus would be happier as the only dog. He doesn't care for cats, though may be able to live with them if friendly. He does not want to live with children though. He becomes apprehensive around them and would prefer to keep his distance. Frodo is a good dog looking for another chance to share his affection.

Mister Frodo is looking for a forever home because his guardian had to enter assisted living and has since passed away.

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

Bailey Terrier
 
Bailey Terrier

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 18 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

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

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

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

Bella

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 60 pounds
Gender: Female

This gorgeous girl loves to cuddle with her people. She has a great smile and a big, loving heart to match, and she will bring tons of joy to her new forever family.

Bella loves to play with her dog friends, and it's a treat to watch. While she politely sniffs or ignores new dogs, she is very friendly when she meets new people, because they can pet her and give her treats. She'll show you her appreciation with a big, happy smile!

She is a fabulous beach dog, or she'll do nicely on a leash for a walk. A car ride suits Bella just fine, too. She's incredibly intelligent, learns quickly, and already knows basic commands. Bella is overly interested in cats, so it's probably best if she is in a feline-free home.

At night, Bella sleeps quietly in her bed. She might feel a little sad when you have to leave her at home and go out, but she'll settle down quickly when she learns to trust that you will be coming home to her soon. Bella does have allergies and needs to continue on a raw diet, which usually costs $200 per month.

Bella came to us from a divorce situation, when her people had to move and neither one could take her.

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

Phoebe

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck, Ed and Sharilyn Cabelera in memory of Beau

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 2 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

Phoebe has a darling, silly personality and is NOT shy! She loves toys and giving kisses. She is outgoing with people and nonchalant about meeting other dogs. She is good at riding in the car. Her foster mama says she is an "overall great dog"!

Phoebe suffered a spinal injury before arriving at San Jose Animal Services, and a good Samaritan knew she deserved a second chance. After successful spinal surgery, she has recovered wonderfully. She has a little bit of a funny gait, but it doesn't slow her down. She is a playful, happy pup, looking for her forever home!

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

Bullwinkle
 
Bullwinkle

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

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

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

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

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

Choo Choo
 
Choo Choo

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

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

Choo Choo is super cute and loves being with his person. He's a mellow couch potato who's happy to snuggle, snooze on a lap, nap on the couch and go for short walks. This pup is not much interested in toys or other dogs, but absolutely loves kids! He will seek their attention and is exceptionally tolerant of being handled. He barks at cats when on leash, but may be okay with them in the home.

Choo Choo is deaf, but responds to a hand signal for "come" and may well be able to learn other signals. He is a rather picky eater and has some separation anxiety, but that is likely to get better once he has some consistency back in his life.

Choo Choo was brought to the SPCA for emergency boarding when his guardian went into the hospital. Unfortunately, his guardian was found to have a terminal illness, so there was no one to go back and get Choo Choo. When he became depressed at the shelter, the SPCA reached out to POMDR hoping that a change of environment would help boost his spirits.

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

Tink

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld, Emily Roveto, Brenda Sorensen

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

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

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

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

Tink came to us from Salinas Animal Shelter.

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



All of our adoptable dogs are cared for in quality loving foster homes. Each of our foster homes must meet exceptional standards of care for the dogs they foster and the highest levels of professionalism in all aspects of their volunteer work. Each dog in our program receives a thorough veterinary exam upon intake. The senior dogs also get a senior blood panel and in many cases a dental cleaning and any necessary extractions.

All adopters must agree to a home visit and annual visits throughout the life of the dog in order to adopt one of the dogs entrusted to our care. We do appreciate your willingness to open your heart and your home to a dog in need of a permanent family. We take our role of placing dogs in a new home very seriously and do everything we can to ensure the dogs we place are well cared for throughout their lives.

Often senior dogs make the most grateful companions. They typically are already house broken, know basic commands, need only minimal to moderate exercise, and are content to be safe in a loving home taking a much deserved nap in a peaceful environment. Whether you adopt a senior dog or a younger dog we thank you for helping to save a life!

You may also want to check out animals available for adoption at Animal Friends Rescue Project, Salinas Animal Services, Monterey County Animal Services, the Santa Cruz SPCA, Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, the SPCA of Monterey County, the Senior Dogs Project, Muttville, Old Dog Haven, and NORCAL Golden Retriever Rescue. Click here for a list of national adoption websites.