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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:

Sir Chester
Looks like: Shih Tsu
Male, 12 years old, 17 pounds
Sir Chester is an absolute delight. He is a happy go lucky guy who has a real zest for life. His smile is infectious and he gets along with every dog and person he meets.

This lovely pup does not have known experience with children or cats.

Little Chester comes to us from North County Animal Hospital in Paso Robles after he was surrendered to them by his senior guardian who could no longer care for him.

He is looking for a foster to snuggle up with!

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.

Pierre
Looks like: Whippet, Terrier
Male, 16 years old, 16 pounds
Pierre's definitely got a unique look with his long legs and wirey features! He is a handsome guy who is a bit shy. Pierre has lost most of his vision with age, but give him 20 minutes, and he can learn just about any floor plan! He's very well-behaved and walks well on the leash.

You're bound to fall in love with this guy... once he's decided to be your friend he will help himself onto your lap for a cuddle or into the spot next to you on the couch and offer some loving kisses. He's loyal to his person and will surely follow you from room to room, just to "see" what you're up to. He does well in the car while his person is running errands. He chases cats but does fine with other dogs.

Pierre was originally adopted from POMDR by a very loving woman in 2016. They had several happy years together, but earlier this year her health began to deteriorate and she tearfully returned him to us. Sadly, she passed away shortly thereafter. Pierre has been a well-cared-for dog and he now needs to find his next loving family.

Pierre is in a foster home but would prefer to be in a home with a foster parent who is retired or works from home so he isn't alone much. He is vision impaired but gets around amazingly well. He can even do stairs once he knows they are there. Pierre chases cats but does fine with other dogs.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.

Cricket - 5/25-6/1 only
Looks like: Chihuahua
Female, 10 years old, 4 pounds
Tiny Cricket is a sweet little 10-year-old Chihuahua with lots of love to give to people, other dogs, and even cats.

Cricket loves being with her people for most of the day so she can get all the cuddles she wants. She loves going on walks and meeting other dogs. She has the cutest bark when she meets other dogs. Cricket is very good about going out the doggie door when she needs to go out but will occasionally alert her people so they will go outside with her.

Cricket has a condition called megaesophagus. Because of her condition, she must eat in an upright position and stay upright for about 15 minutes in order to get her food down. She does this currently by hanging out in the most adorable pouch while attached to one of her foster parents! Due to her condition, Cricket cannot always have access to water as other dogs should. Because of restricted water access, Cricket will likely need to be an only dog in next home or have modifications to accommodate for her needs.

Cricket was surrendered to us after her guardian was hospitalized and was unable to care for her any longer.

Cricket is looking for a loving and patient home that can help her, especially at meal time, with her unique eating needs. She is a super sweet little girl who loves a warm lap!

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.

Minerva
Looks like: German Shepherd
Female, 10 years old, 75 pounds
Minerva is a very sweet girl who loves snuggling up with her people. She is great with other dogs and loves to play. After playtime, she loves to cuddle on the couch.

This senior gal plays best with larger dogs and does not have known experience with children or cats.

Minerva comes to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services because she was very stressed in the shelter environment.

Minerva's current foster is undergoing cataract surgery soon and will need to focus on recovery after her procedure.

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.

Murphy
Looks like: Terrier
Male, 10 years old, 9 pounds
Murphy has been through a lot and arrived at the shelter in sad shape. He had such thick, embedded mats that the shelter vet guessed he had likely been matted for years. Once the giant ropes of hair were shaved away, a petite, spunky dog emerged.

Murphy is one of those dogs who teaches us the meaning of the word "resilience." When he greets you, he will put his paw into the palm of your hand to say hello followed by quick tiny kisses.

With other dogs, Murphy can be very enthusiastic in his desire to play with new friends that sometimes other dogs don't appreciate. He would do best in a home that can help him continue working on polite introductions with other dogs. He is not a fan of cats, and would prefer a home without them. We have observed Murphy become overstimulated by interacting with other animals, and seen him become protective over a nice warm lap, so he needs to be monitored carefully and handled with caution in certain situations. He has nipped when handled when he doesn't want to be, so we are looking for an adult only home that is dog savvy and can help work on Murphy's behavioral challenges.

Murphy comes to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services where he was brought in as a stray very matted.

Murphy is looking for a patient and loving cat-free 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.

Lady
Looks like: Lab Mix
Female, 13 years old, 50 pounds
Did someone say treats? If so, that means it won't be long before Lady makes her way over to say hello. Like almost every Lab on planet Earth, Lady LIVES for treats. Just toss some her way and she'll be forever grateful!

This gentle giant loves every human she comes across (even more if you come bearing treats - but we said that already, didn't we?) and is polite with all pups she meets during slow walks. Lady's looking for a quiet home with no stairs (preferably) and will happily use the doggy door to sort herself out throughout the day. She is very calm and doesn't make any noise apart from the occasional sneeze and gentle snoring at night! Lady loves following her person around the home, probably because she's deaf and it's her way of keeping up with what's happening at home. If you'ree looking for a pup that is so easy to love and want to give a happily ever after to Lady's senior years, she's the one for you!

Lady comes to us from the SPCA for Monterey County. She has been waiting to come into our program since before Christmas, and is thrilled to finally be a POMDR dog!

Sweet Lady is currently with a wonderful foster but both fosters are starting to take on more at their jobs so they are unable to devote as much time to her.

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.

Barnaby - 5/26-5/30 only
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Male, 12 years old, 75 pounds
Barnaby is a special guy in search of a very special adopter. Someone willing to be his eyes and ears when out in the great big world and his snuggle buddy at home. Barnaby is deaf and blind, but he doesn't let that slow him down even a little bit. Nor does it slow down his tail, which is always wagging! He's a unique spirit with a great attitude that's contagious.

Once he's gotten a feel for his surroundings, this handsome, smart boy is able to navigate his home quite well. He uses his nose and cues from you when on walks and gets random bursts of energy at the end of the leash that will put a smile on your face. When he needs to go outside, he'll make tiny noises letting you know. He's a great communicator and a sweet companion.

Barnaby is excited to meet people and friendly as can be. He loves his treats and will raise a sweet paw of request when he smells the goodie bag come out. We think he'll adapt well to any loving household, especially if he's your one-and-only dog and can keep all your attention for himself. Oh, and as long as he has plenty of time for naps!

Barnaby came to us because his guardian was ill and unable to continue caring for him.

Barnaby is looking for a special temporary foster for May 26-30. He would do best in a home without any other animals.

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.

Pupperoni - 5/26-6/8 only
Looks like: Chihuahua, Terrier Mix
Male, 11 years old, 11 pounds
Pupperoni is a wiggly and spunky little boy who is very excited to meet his forever family! Could that be you? He loves people and jumps around out of excitement to let you know he's ready to make a new friend. Once that excitement has passed, Pupperoni is a pretty mellow guy. He enjoys short walks at a bit of a slow pace. Pupperoni does not mind being alone and uses that time to take refreshing naps. He loves to chew, and gnawing on chew toys is one of his favorite pastimes.

Pupperoni has a heart of gold and is a low-maintenance, loving dog. He enjoys being in the company of his person. If you sit on the floor with him, he will sit in your lap and give you endearing little finger kisses that will melt your heart.

Pupperoni came to us with little bumps all over his body that turn out to be caused by a virus called canine viral papillomatosis. He is currently stable and being treated for the papillomas which will be a lifelong therapy. Pupperoni is contagious to other dogs so he will need to be the only dog in his forever home. Not because he doesn't love other dogs but because of the virus being contageous to other pups.This virus is not contagious to people.

Pupperoni is a good-natured boy, but if you accidentally touch a sore spot, he does give an ever so slight nip to let you know that is not a good place for him to be touched.

Pupperoni came to us from San Jose Animal Care and Services after being found as a stray.

Pupperoni needs a temporary foster from May 26 through June 8 while his current foster is out of town. Due to his skin condition, he needs a foster home without other dogs.

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