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.


FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 50 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: Shih Tzu
Age: 10 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Female

Lenora may be the cutest little fluff ball you'll ever see. What a sweet little princess. She has clearly been well loved and looks forward to a warm and comfortable forever home. In her foster home, she is following all of the house rules, being cute and lovable and hanging out in the kitchen whenever possible in hopes that extra food or treats will drop from the sky. She is excellent on leash and loves her walks, getting to greet people. She is mostly oblivious to other dogs and can easily live with them and cats. Lenora is good sleeping with a person or in a doggie bed or kennel. She enjoys being petted and receiving physical contact. She is a pearl.

Lenora came to us from Monterey County Animal Services. She was picked up as a stray and taken to the shelter but nobody claimed her.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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.

Abby Road
 
Abby Road

Sponsored By: Linda Hilden

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 81 pounds
Gender: Female

Abby Road is a total sweetheart. She is very affectionate, and the first thing she may do in meeting you is give a little kiss. She is easy to lead and direct, being calm around other dogs, and was uninterested in a cat she used to lounge around with. She rides well in the car, although she needs a little boost to help her get her hind end in the car. She does not mind someone helping her do this. She still likes going for walks and is a great dog.

Abby was surrendered to another rescue group two years ago. The foster who had her couldn't keep her anymore, so they reached out to POMDR to see if we could this senior girl find her forever home. She is so happy to come inside the house and be comfy among her people. She just needs the home and people to love.

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

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Age: 9 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Male

Yoshi is a friendly dog who approaches for food and attention. He can be a little aloof at times, but he is a spirited, happy and hungry little guy who blends in with other dogs well. He responds to his name and seems trainable. He already sits patiently when asked, if he knows he'll be rewarded with a treat. If he is nervous meeting someone, food can quickly make him feel more comfortable. He should be fed separately from other dogs, and his strong desire for food means he should not live with young kids. His ideal home is quiet and one in which he is pampered. He is vocal and an adopter needs to be understanding.

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

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

Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 2 years
Weight: 59 pounds
Gender: Female

Sara, or Sierra, is a lovely dog. She does well with other dogs even though she isn't outgoing. She will bond with other dogs but doesn't rush into play with them until comfortable. She mainly focuses on people and bonds strongly to her caregiver and is very loyal. She has lived with cats and is content with them around, showing no desire to chase them, but will go after small critters in the backyard or out and about.

She is great in the home, knows how to heel and sit, and is working on other basic training commands. She loves her walks, hikes and beach visits!

Sara has a funny habit of going through her daily hunts through the house to gather up boots, sneakers, sweaters, etc. into one big pile. This gives the humans the opportunity to stop her before she actually picks out what item to chew first!

She is working on crate training, which will be key in continuing to combat her separation anxiety. She is looking for a home that rarely leaves her alone, can work on her further guidance and behavior, and keep her entertained, as she is a working dog.

Sara 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 Sara Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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.

Maynard
 
Maynard

Sponsored By: Breana Bartholomew in memory of Lilly

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

Maynard is a little timid but interested in meeting new people. He is as sweet as can be and comfortable being held. He will strike with a gentle attack of kisses if you lay on the floor. He is truly adorable. He feels more confident and comfortable being around other dogs and would do best in a home with canine siblings. He is looking for a home without young children, one that can upkeep his grooming, and with guardians that will cherish him.

Maynard came to POMDR from Santa Cruz County Animal Services along with Nestle.

If you would like to meet Maynard, 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. Right now, I am living with my foster parent and working on becoming the best dog I can be for my new family. 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.

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

Sadie Bull Dog
 
Sadie Bull Dog

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

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

Pretty as a 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: 11 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Male

Chopper is very friendly to other pups and would love to curl up in your lap. He is good in the car and is easy to love. He came to us with a large hernia. It has been removed and he is recovering from that and an extensive dental.

This little cutie came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter and we do not know about his prior history.

If you would like to meet Chopper, 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. He is young and will greatly benefit from further obedience training but has great potential and is a quick learner.

Fonzie came to us when his guardian could no longer care for him. This guy loves to play and is wonderful with meeting other people.

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 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.

Shea

Sponsored By: Karen McDermott

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

Shea is a curious, young, and super sweet girl. She is a great size for laps and holding but she has the ability to run and play. She is a little social queen, greeting everyone and being friendly. She has lived with a cat and a bird and is good with other dogs, occasionally trying to protect her person and area. She needs further guidance with basic obedience and canine socializing, however, she has the potential to be an amazing dog.

Shea was found as a stray and came to our attention through a POMDR supporter.

If you would like to meet Shea, 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 recent mother to puppies who are now also ready to be adopted. She came into our program pregnant and we were happy to help her with her litter. Now she is ready for a forever home where she can give you all of her love. She enjoys her walks and does well in the car. Sweet Petite does fine with other very mellow dogs in her home, but prefers a cat-free household.

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.

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

This is Yogi and he is such a good boy. He loves everyone and anyone. He's a very happy-go-lucky boy. He came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Services, where he was a favorite with the volunteers. He is very friendly and cuddly and loves getting his head rubbed. He walks very well on his leash. He is a real charmer. Yogi is comfortable with other dogs and he is extremely sweet.

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

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

Bob is friendly to all. He is sweet to 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 does great when out and about. 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 came to POMDR from a family that had him for 15 years. After a divorce, neither guardian could care for him any more. They are thrilled he is getting a second chance.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 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.

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

Millie is a super sweet senior gal who is very easy to hold and cuddle. She is affectionate and enjoys meeting new people. She walks nicely on leash and is happy to explore. She is fine with other dogs, occasionally nervous at first meetings. She is comfortable in the car and is a great travel companion.

Millie came to us from Monterey County Animal Services. Her background is a mystery but it is obvious she deserves a happy home.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 4 months
Weight: 4 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 ready to go home with an adopter. 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: 4 months
Weight: 9 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 ready to go home with an adopter. 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.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 4 months
Weight: 4 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 ready to go home with an adopter. She is curious and excited to meet everyone. She is playful and needs the attention that puppies require to be socialized and properly raised. 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 Tuaca, 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.

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 contended 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 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: 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.

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.

Breed: Chihuahua
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.

Reno Raines
 
Reno Raines

Sponsored By: Jack and Marilyn Clifton

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

Meet the handsome Reno Raines. No, not that Renegade. This little Poodle mix loves bonding with people. Reno can be a little unsure with a lot of commotion but gains confidence from a strong leader. He hopes to have a family to snuggle up with. His fur is growing back in nicely and he is non-shedding. He is attentive and wants to please.

Mr. 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: 10 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

Chiquita is very excited when the leash comes out and seems to love being outside. She is as sweet as she can be and very affectionate. She likes to be around people, wagging her tail in delight. She bonds very quickly and will trust in new people. She likes to cuddle next to a person and nap after a good belly rub.

Chiquita came to us with a broken leg. She has rested and is fully recovered now. She can go on walks and other normal activity. She seems to have a good energy level. She is very peppy when her people come home and is excited when her meals are being prepared.

Chiquita does well with other dogs and lives with a foster sibling. She growled at a cat but could likely live with one. While she hasn't been around kids, she is a gentle doggy.

Chiquita is comfortable being alone for a bit, perhaps helped by the company of another canine. She is not a barker or a whiner. She rides very comfortably and quietly in the car. She is great in the home and does fine in a crate.

Chiquita 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 Chiquita Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Pepper Ventura
 
Pepper Ventura

Sponsored By: Marjorie Bullock

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 2 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

Pepper is a tiny bit shy, but is a sweet dog. He is active and gets along well with other dogs. He is curious with cats and if they run, he will chase. He could potentially live with cats that are not intimidated. Pepper is young and could benefit from a person with patience in guiding him to proper behavior. Treating him like a puppy could help create a routine to success for him. He has some leash reactivity and resource guarding of his person. A home without children is best.

Pepper enjoys playing with toys. He has great energy and can be a fun addition to your home.

Pepper 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 Pepper Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Marty

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 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.

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." 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.

Eli Ventura
 
Eli Ventura

Sponsored By: Cuddles and Louella in honor of Max

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

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.

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

Hello! My name is Starr. Even though I am a senior now, I still love to play and have the energy of a younger dog. If you throw my toy, I love to chase after it in play. I love people as they are always so nice in giving me treats, petting me, and calling me sweet things. I'm happy to snuggle and receive their affection. I have not lived with another dog for a long time but I am friendly. I enjoy mingling with other dogs and would be content sharing a home with some canine siblings. I don't care for cats though and will chase them.

I'm good in the house, comfortable being left alone once acquainted with a new area, and even content to relax in a crate. I listen well too! You can give me direction and I'll do my best to respond correctly. If you bring out the leash, I will go right to your side, ready to go.

I am needing a new home because my previous family is no longer able to take care of me. I have some skin allergies and POMDR wants to help me get these under control and get me healthy and feeling great. Then I can spread cheer around my new family.

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

Bitzy

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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

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

Bitzy came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

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

This adorable and easy guy gets admiring glances from the people he sees on his outings, probably due to his beautiful, piercing green-tinged eyes and his confident strut. Sir Howard, or Howie, has an independent streak, which is quite appealing. He enjoys human company but is comfortable being left alone and likes to play by himself. In his foster home, he lives with three other dogs of varying sizes and three cats. He gets along with all of them. He meets many dogs on his daily walks and is happy to meet all of them. He is wonderful on leash and has great stamina, which allows him to go for long walks.

Howie is a wonderful greeter when one returns home. He likes to pick up a soft toy and run around the house with it or try to get you to throw it so he can retrieve. Howie is one happy fella!

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

If you would like to meet Sir Howard, 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.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Male

Rocco is a wonderful dog who has a sweet personality. He does well with kitties and other dogs. He has a skin issue that has been gradually improving, but he does still need a little TLC to get fully healthy. He would do best with older kids. He rides wonderfully in the car and loves a warm dog bed to curl up in.

Rocco 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 Rocco Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

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

Orion is a mellow, little senior guy. Fifteen? He doesn't seem a day over 13! This little man is confident and enjoys life. He is happy to meet and socialize with other dogs of any size and ignores cats. He is independent and enjoys long naps. Orion came to us with a bladder stone that was removed, but he must stay on a special diet to reduce the chance of another stone forming. His only other health issue is some balding on his belly and legs from a skin infection, but a few more weeks of medicated baths will resolve that issue. He has wonderful silky fur and big ears that let you know exactly what he is thinking. He is absolutely delightful!

Orion 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 Orion Ventura, 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.

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.

Monsieur French
 
Monsieur French

Sponsored By: Lorrie Grundy and Lucy in honor of Foxy

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 54 pounds
Gender: Male

Monsieur French is a nice old gentleman. He is friendly and loves attention from his people. He enjoys each new dog he meets and ignores the household cat. Various health issues caused him to be a little cranky when he first came to us, but as he gets healthier he is enjoying all the love and attention he can get - especially belly-rubs. He would be best in a quiet home without young kids jumping on his old body. He is starting to add hikes to his activities, which will help him lose some extra weight and build some muscle. If you're looking for a new family member who will warm your heart, this is your boy.

French was found as a stray and his person was identified, however, they did not come get him from the Santa Cruz County Animal Services and is now looking for a family to give him a home.

If you would like to meet Monsieur French, 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: 5 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

Minka is a teeny, tiny chocolate lady. She gets along with other dogs of all sizes and is completely content sitting in your lap. She gets excited to meet new people and is a social sweetheart. It is easy to fall in love with Minka.

Minka came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Lily Bell
 
Lily Bell

Sponsored By: Lynne Johnson

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Female

Lily Bell is super sweet. She has been an apartment dog for most of her life and is used to going outside on leash. However, she loves the new freedom a back yard gives her. She has a weak back leg that reduces her ability on walks, but she is ready to go. She will need help upstairs. She can live with other dogs and cats, but likes humans much more than other animals. She is looking forward to snuggling next to and receiving attention from her future person.

This little munchkin is needing a new home because her guardian passed away.

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 21 pounds
Gender: Male

This beefcake is hoping to go home with you. Samwise is a happy, wiggly little guy who eagerly greets you. He is affectionate and easy to hold and love. He seems interested and friendly towards other dogs, but his main squeeze will be his future person. He is comfortable going into his crate and is quiet during car rides. This guy is really cute and is ready for a forever home.

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

Samwise came to POMDR from the SPCA for Monterey County.

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

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

I am looking for a quiet home where I can relax in a sunbeam and be your faithful companion. I would love to spend my golden years in a forever home with you. Not only am I a bit older, I am a lot wiser! I am looking for a home where my quiet attitude and worldly wisdom will be appreciated and adored. I love lots of toys and am praised for walking well on leash. I am a big fan of cozy spots and would be thrilled to snuggle on the couch with you.

I prefer to be in a home without kitties. They get me too excited, and they don't like it!

If you would like to meet Ford, 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.

Denver Ventura
 
Denver Ventura

Sponsored By: Marjorie Bullock

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

Denver is an amazing dog. He is smart and bonds quickly to the person holding his leash. He does fine with other dogs, but is looking for a home without cats.

Denver seems to be fully housetrained. So far he doesn't have much interest in playing with toys.

Denver 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 Denver Ventura, 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.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 3 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Scooter is a cute long-leggedy little guy who loves to snuggle and bonds quickly with his person. He's a bit timid about meeting new people, but warms up soon. He likes other dogs and will happily play chase with them if they want to. He has a moderate energy level, and would make a good hiking buddy. He walks well on leash and rides well in the car.

Scooter is comfortable in a crate when you go out. He loves to give kisses, sit in your lap, be petted, play fetch with ALL the plush toys, chew on his nyla bone, and play with other dogs. He is treat motivated and responsive, so given time, he can learn a lot. He is going to make someone very happy - he's an awesome, adorable dog!

Scooter 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 Scooter Ventura, 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.

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.

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 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.

Choo Choo
 
Choo Choo

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 15 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.

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.

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, she has a special fondness for children. She is playful and loves snooping around new place. She enjoys her walks as much as her snuggle time. 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. She loves to ride in the car and is happy to go for a walk. She is a fantastic dog that needs a forever home because her person entered assisted living.

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

Hummer
 
Hummer

Sponsored By: Pam Dovala, Joyce Schmietow

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 he was being given away after their guardian passed away. She helped Hummer find POMDR and we are happy to help him find his forever home.

If you would like to meet Hummer, 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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Snoopy Beagle
 
Snoopy Beagle

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 walks nicely on leash.

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

Carlos eagerly wants to be everyone's friend!

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.

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.



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.