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Portuguese Water Dog
Male, 9 years old, 80 pounds
Foster needed
Cato is an energetic and intelligent dog. He acts like a young dog, knows some commands, and responds readily! He bonds with humans quickly and appreciates attention, but is not needy. He thrives in an active household where he will get lots of exercise.

He was originally purchased by a family 9 years ago but now they have 2 very young children. Cato did not like it when the kids would take his food or toys so they returned him to the breeder. The breeder then brought him to the SPCA for Monterey County but luckily, they shelter staff agreed that he was absolutely fit for adoption!

He would probably match well with a calm, confident dog who can show him the ropes! Obviously, after his last situation, he needs to be in an adult only home. He needs a home without cats as well and someone that is willing to continue working on his training would be ideal.
If you would like to meet Cato, press the Adopt Cato button and fill out our online adoption questionnaire.
Interested in fostering? Fostering is a wonderful way to help dogs left behind find their forever homes. Email us if you are interested in fostering Cato, or see all dogs that need fostering.
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(831) 718-9122
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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POMDR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corp.
Tax ID: 27-1154816
Physical Address
615 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
By appointment only until the Covid-19 crisis is over
Adoptable dogs available by appointment only
Veterinary Clinic
1251 10th St
Monterey, CA 93940
Medical care for dogs in our program only