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We Need Foster Homes!

We typically have about 80 dogs in our care at any given time. We also typically have up to 15 dogs waiting to get into foster homes.

POMDR provides supplies such as crate, bed, collar, harness, leash, id tag, bowls, toys, flea prevention. We also cover all medical expenses. We ask that our foster homes provide the food and a loving, safe home until your foster dog is adopted.

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. Click here for more information about volunteering and fostering and to fill out an online volunteer questionnaire.

The following dogs need foster homes:

Mossy
Looks like: Shepherd Mix
Male, 5 years old, 60 pounds
Mossy was found in Moss Landing with bite wounds on his leg, likely from another dog. He started his healing process at Hitchcock Road Animal Shelter, and his leg is doing much better now. Although the shelter reported that Mossy was still feeling a little timid around other dogs after his bad experience, he is building back his confidence, and even invites other dogs to play now. Aside from a minor ear infection, Mossy is a healthy boy, and is ready to go to a foster home to start his new life. He is a gentle fellow and would likely adapt well to most homes, though we do not know about his experience with cats or children.

Mossy is currently boarding at our vet clinic. He has had his initial exam and is ready to go to a foster home anytime.

If you are interested in fostering and you are already a POMDR volunteer, email us. If you are interested in fostering and are not a volunteer yet, please fill out a volunteer application. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Sukie
Looks like: Shi Tzu, Japanese Chin
Female, 9 years old, about 18 pounds
Sukie flew to us on a private plane! Yes, you read that right. Sweet Sukie came to us from Orange Cove, CA. Although Orange Cove is such a small town that they don't even have an animal shelter, they do apparently have Shi Tzus wandering the streets there. Go figure! Thankfully, we always seem to find space in our program for sweet and silly Shi Tzus. Sukie flew into the Marina airport with a private pilot who was looking to earn more hours. She had a car waiting for her at the airport, and she was whisked away to a luxurious suite at our vet clinic.

Sukie loves pets and snuggles, and is tolerant of being handled all over. She rolls over for belly rubs, and will nudge you for more attention if you pause in your petting and adoration of her! She settled right into her foster's pack in Orange Cove, and would likely make herself at home with any group of dogs. She was (understandably) somewhat frightened of her former foster's macaw, but otherwise Sukie seems to be tolerant of all creatures, great and small.

Sukie is currently relaxing in a doggie suite at our clinic while she awaits her initial vet exam.If you are interested in fostering and you are already a POMDR volunteer, email us. If you are interested in fostering and are not a volunteer yet, please fill out a volunteer application. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Segunda Vida
Chihuahua
Female, 8 years old, 9 pounds
"Segunda Vida" means "second life" in Spanish and this sweet Chihuahua is definitely deserving of a new and better life. She was found lying, confused, in the street, and a Good Samaritan brought her to Hollister Animal Services, concerned that she'd been hit by a car. While we don't know for sure what happened to her, it does seem like she's recovering from a concussion. We're hopeful that she'll fully recover and find her forever home soon.

Nonetheless, she's got plenty of energy and is eager for human attention, pets, and snuggles. Segunda Vida (Vida for short!) is curious and friendly towards other dogs, but seems to be more of a "people person." She can be a little feisty if you reach for her as she's on the trail of a good smell and not expecting you, so she will need a home that's patient with helping her learn how to politely say no. She is an independent lady and would love to have a nice bed in your office where she can curl up and supervise your work. Do you need a new supervisor for your home office? Segundo would like to apply!

Vida has been in two different foster homes, but is currently set up in a doggie suite at our clinic. Vida is a little shy and can be grumpy with other dogs. Her ideal foster parent would have the patience to let Vida blossom at her own rate, and slowly earn her trust and affection. We can put you in touch with a trainer to support you in helping Vida become more adoptable.

If you are interested in fostering and you are already a POMDR volunteer, email us. If you are interested in fostering and are not a volunteer yet, please fill out a volunteer application. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Sally Ride
Looks like: Labrador Mix
Female, 13 years old, 65 pounds
Sally Ride adores attention from people, her preferred spot for receiving pets and attention is sitting on top of your feet! She loves to give kisses, and she takes treats with a soft mouth. She loves to play with dogs of a similar size, but sweet Sally is currently heart worm positive, so her activity level will need to be restricted until she has completed her treatment. For this reason, she would do best in a household where any other dogs are mellow. She has shown an inclination to chase cats, so she will also need a cat-free household.

Sally Ride came to us from Stockton Animal Services.

Sally Ride came to us from the shelter and is happy to be set up in a doggie suite at our vet clinic. She needs a foster home who can help her stay calm while being treated for heart worm disease. No walks or rough housing for Sally!

If you are interested in fostering and you are already a POMDR volunteer, email us. If you are interested in fostering and are not a volunteer yet, please fill out a volunteer application. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Boo Boo Chi
Chihuahua
Male, 8 years old, 9 pounds
Boo Boo is a very polite little gentleman but is also anxious, unsure and lacking confidence. He comes out of his shell with people and can bond very strongly, but remains easy to startle and confuse. He really needs a quiet home where his person is home throughout the day with him. He needs a home without children and would do best with a retired person. Coming and going or an active home puts him on edge.

He gets along well with other dogs, really enjoys attention and has a tendency to climb up onto your shoulder so he can see as much as possible. He prefers to perch like a parrot. He has a gentle smile but gets very camera shy. Boo Boo is very adorable when you meet him in person!

Boo Boo Chi is a cuddlebug and enjoys comfy couch lounging. He is good on leash but prefers walking in calm areas as he will growl at anything that stresses him. He can live with or without another dog, but his confidence does seem much better when other dogs are around. He becomes protective of his food at dinner time, and a routine and safe procedure will be great for him to trust the hand that feeds.

Boo Boo came to us because his senior guardian moved into an assisted living facility. He was adopted and loved dearly, but their living situation was too active for Boo Boo Chi and it was realized that a quieter home would be better for him.

Boo Boo Chi is loved by his current foster but she has returned to in-person work and is extremely busy with life and thus we all hope that he can find a new foster that can help him feel comfortable and ultimately find a forever home.

If you are interested in fostering and you are already a POMDR volunteer, email us. If you are interested in fostering and are not a volunteer yet, please fill out a volunteer application. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Ludwig
Looks like: Great Pyrenees Mix
Male, 7 years old, 67 pounds
Ludwig, aka Gryphon, is a shy but gentle giant. He hangs back when meeting new people, but once he's made friends with you, he'll come over and ask for scratches. When meeting other dogs, he immediately tries to solicit play, either with a play bow, big tail wags and joyful cries, or a playful puppy paw reaching for the other dog. Ludwig is sensitive to noises and unfamiliar sights, and at the shelter he was initially quite fearful of the flapping shade tarp in the yard. He will need a foster home with a patient person who can help him develop his confidence.

Ludwig came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services. He is currently underweight with patchy fur, but he will quickly look and feel much better with TLC. He is good on leash and sometimes prances next to you like a horse. He is a bit anxious in the car but is enamored with the passing views. Despite his age and overall slow movements, he is puppy-like. Many experiences are new for him, but his fantastic disposition allows him to take it all in stride. He is curious and good when meeting new dogs, but wants to chase cats and needs a home without felines.

Gryphon came to us from the shelter and is happy to be set up in a doggie suite at our vet clinic. He is eager to move to his next step - a loving foster home.

If you are interested in fostering and you are already a POMDR volunteer, email us. If you are interested in fostering and are not a volunteer yet, please fill out a volunteer application. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Graciela
Bichon Frise
Female, 14 years old, 12 pounds
Graciela (aka Gracie) is the sweetest little thing! She will patiently allow you to pick her up and give her attention. She is good with most dogs but can be responsive while on leash. Gracie is clearly a dog who pines to be devoted to her human - she wants to know where you are and to be with you all around the house. She's the BEST snuggle buddy on the couch! Gracie is anxious when left alone and thus does display vocal separation anxiety. She cannot be in a home with shared walls like an apartment or condo without irritating some neighbors. This little pup is a perfect match for someone who is mostly at home and would like a devoted companion!

She loves having free access to a yard, and knows how to use a doggy door. If you are looking for an excuse to get fresh air and exercise, Gracie is what you need! She happily goes on 2 mile daily walks at a brisk pace. Because Gracie was hit by a car over 3 years ago, she has just the slightest wiggle in her gait, but this does not slow her down. She does love to stop to smell the roses, too, and thinks she's a mighty hunter when she spots squirrels. Gracie's a bit too fond of chasing cats, so a kitty-free home is probably best for her.

Graciela came to us because her senior guardian's health declined and she can no longer care for a dog.

Graciela is absolutely beloved by her current foster, but her foster will be traveling and leaving the house more than Graciela would prefer in the coming months. Graciela is looking for a foster home where she can have a person by her side for most of the day.

If you are interested in fostering and you are already a POMDR volunteer, email us. If you are interested in fostering and are not a volunteer yet, please fill out a volunteer application. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

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Phone
(831) 718-9122
Email
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Tax Info
POMDR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corp.
Tax ID: 27-1154816
Physical Address
615 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Hours
11am - 4pm Mon - Sat, or by appointment
Adoptable dogs available by appointment only
Veterinary Clinic
1251 10th St
Monterey, CA 93940
Medical care for dogs in our program only