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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:

Barnaby - 9/18-9/27 only
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Male, 12 years old, 73 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. When he needs to go outside, he'll make tiny noises letting you know. 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. 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. 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.

Ernesto - 8/30-9/12 only
Looks like: Miniature Pinscher
Male, 11 years old, 10 pounds
Ernesto is a well-mannered senior fellow looking for a lap to call his own! He's looking for a calm home that can help him transition from life with his former guardian to one with a new and wonderful family! He is excellent with other dogs, although not overly playful, and doesn't mind strangers visiting. He'll even gently take treats if guests happen to have snacks to share with him.

Ernesto has been found to have intervertebral disc disease (IVDD). Because of this, Ernesto's ideal adoptive home would be one with our stairs or where his adoptive family could carry him up/ down any stairs.

Ernesto comes to us after his senior guardian passed away who has no family in the area to take on Ernesto's care.

Sweet Ernesto is looking for a loving temporary foster while his foster is out of town.

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.

Sophie
Looks like: Bichon Mix
Female, 9 years old, 12 pounds
Sophie is an adorable little teddy bear who loves her people! She gets along well with dogs but is more interested in attention from humans. She enjoys walks and exploring the yard, taking all the good smells.

This sweet lady is a bit vision impaired, but she does not let that slow her down. She still navigates the world well; you can hardly even tell that her vision is less than perfect. Sophie does not have known experience with cats or children.

Sophie came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Services after being surrendered by her guardian who could no longer care for her.

Sophie is looking for a foster who can give her lots of love and walks!

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.

Motley
Looks like: Rat Terrier
Male, 1 year old, 7 pounds
Motley is a cheerful, energetic little guy looking for his forever home. He gets along well with other dogs and loves to play and wrestle. He'd do very well in a multiple-dog household. Other than playing, his favorite thing is napping in the sun or snuggling in your arms. A chest scratch will send him into a state of pure bliss.

Motley does not have known experience with cats, but seems to do just fine when meeting kids. Motley is still learning polite greetings and can be fearful of new people, especially men, so would like a home that can work on confidence building with him and will introduce new friends slowly.

This sweet boy came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services after he was picked up as a stray with a jaw that needed medical attention.

Motley is looking for a loving foster home who can continue his training as he is a young pup!

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.

Wolfgang Mozart and Benji
Looks like: Schnauzer
Male, 8 years old, 40 pounds
Looks like: Terrier Mix
Male, 8 years old, 23 pounds
Mozart and Benji are two peas in a pod! These two sweet boys love exploring on walks and enjoy snuggling up on the couch after a long day of sniffing around and looking for good resting spots.

Mozart (the Schnauzer boy) is mostly blind and relies on Benji to help him get around. Benji has accepted his role as seeing eye dog for his friend, making this pair inseparable! They get along well with other dogs but are not super playful. These two do not have much experience with children or cats.

Mozart and Benji came to us because both of their guardians have passed away and they do not have family that can care for them long-term.

We are looking for a foster home who is willing to take both pups in.

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.

Myra
Looks like: Dachshund Mix
Female, 12 years old, 15 pounds
Myra is as sweet as pie! She is very polite when meeting new doggy friends and loves to play. She has puppy energy when interacting with other dogs and will romp and chase like a dog half her age! Myra loves to go for long walks. This sweet girl might be a little shy at first when you want to pet her, but after just a few seconds, she will be asking for more! Her foster describes her as "a sweet, adoring and devoted companion. She's affectionate and very loyal to her person."

This sweet gal should not be in a home with cats, as she has found it is much more fun to chase than live with them. She does not have very much experience with children.

Miss Myra came to us from the SPCA of Monterey County. She was brought there after her guardian passed away.

Myra is looking for a cat-free, mellow foster home to snuggle up in.

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.

Eleanor
Looks like: Hound Mix
Female, 7 years old, 50 pounds
Eleanor is a sweet and loving gal who is a staff favorite out at the shelter. She gets along great with other dogs and loves the attention of people. We do think that she was an outdoor dog so would need assistance in learning how to be comfortable inside.

This sweet thing does not have known experience with cats or children.

Eleanor is currently out at Hitchcock Road Animal Services after she was found as a stray. We are looking for a foster home before pulling her from the shelter.

Eleanor is looking for a loving and patient foster home that can help her become an indoor dog.

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.

Jake
Looks like: Labrador Retriever
Male, 9 years old, 93 pounds
Jake is a lovely, gentleman who is looking to be your best friend! He gets along great with other dogs and loves people! This guy enjoys being pet, going for nice walks, and sleeping at your feet! This gentle giant does not have known experience with cats or children.

Jake is being monitored closely by our vet staff for his kidney values have been quite concerning while in our care.

Jake is coming to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter after he was surrendered by his guardian who could no longer care for him.

Jake is looking for a loving foster who can shower him in love!

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.

Poppleton
Looks like: Maltese Mix
Male, 13 years old, 8 pounds
Poppleton will pop his way right into your heart! He does just fine with other dogs but does not express much interest in interacting with them. Poppleton is looking for a loving home to help break him out of his shell. This sweet guy is vision impaired, but not blind. Because of this low vision, it takes him a little longer to become familiar with his surroundings. Poppleton does not have known experience with children or cats.

This little guy came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services after he was picked up all alone as a stray.

Sweet Poppleton is looking for 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.

Monte
Looks like: Chiweenie
Male, 12 years old, 10 pounds
Monte is the sweetest little cuddle bug, looking for a loving lap to snooze in. He is great with other dogs and equally as great with humans! Monte loves going for walks and meeting new people! He has the best little trot and keeps up a good walking pace. As much as he loves a good walk, he adores snuggling with his person. He will find himself right at home snuggled up next to you. Looking for a Netflix buddy? Monte may be your guy! Monte does not adore the high energy of children and would prefer a cat-free home.

Monte came to us after being part of our Helping Paw program. His guardian had to go into the hospital and move into assisted care.

Sweet Monte is looking for a new foster because his current foster is headed out of town! Monte is such a sweet, easy boy.

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.

Pompy - 8/30-9/12 only
Looks like: Spaniel Mix
Male, 4 years old, 16 pounds
Pompy is an amazing, resilient dog. He was very shut down when he first came to POMDR, but in the loving care of his foster home, he has blossomed. He has a moderate energy level, walks nicely on leash, and loves to go for walks.

He enjoys playing with toys and gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home. When out in the world, Pompy is nervous about dogs he doesn't know coming into his personal space (closer than 2 feet or so), so he would do best with an adopter who isn't interested in socializing with other dogs, especially off leash. He can live with other dogs if introduced appropriately. He seems to be more comfortable with dogs his size than with larger dogs. He does very well with neutral, slow, older dogs. Pompy would be too excitable to live in a home with a kitty friend so he is searching for a home that is cat free.

He loves meeting people and wants to be friends in a very gentle and endearing way. He may be a tiny bit shy at first but quickly warms up. He will gently paw at you for pets and love and will give gentle kisses and ask to be in your lap, but he is also content curling up in a bed nearby. He absolutely loves affection and petting. When you meet him, his soulful eyes will melt your heart.

Pompy's foster family has done lots of training with him, so he has a great foundation for walking nicely on leash, paying attention to his person, and sitting. He is a quick learner and an intelligent dog. He'd do wonderfully with someone who wants to continue his training, which is good for his mind and his confidence. Let us know if you might be the perfect fit for this very special gentleman.

Pompy came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.

Pompy's foster family will be out of town August 30 - September 12. His ideal temp foster would have no dogs or one mellow small dog and no cats. Pompy LOVES people but can be a little timid at first. Once he trusts you, he doesn't want you to stop petting him.

He has worked through some separation anxiety but would do best with someone who doesn't leave him for long stretches so anxiety doesn't resurface. He has also worked through some dog reactivity and now walks very nicely on leash. His ideal foster would continue to reinforce his good walking behavior with tasty treats and positive reinforcement.

Pompy is a sheer joy to be around. He'll give you more love than you can imagine if you foster him!

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.

Mona
Looks like: Chihuahua
Female, 14 years old, 10 pounds
With her soulful eyes and silly tongue, Mona is sure to bring a smile to your face! This very sweet lady loves to stick close to her human and is a great companion. She loves meeting new people in and outside of the house. Mona has a mellow energy level, content with a cozy lap to crawl into around the house. Mona would be happiest in a home where her people are around for much of the day. She gets quite sad when left at home even if she has a furry sibling with her.

Mona adores a nice walk around the neighborhood but she is working on learning manners when greeting other dogs when out and about. She may be small but she is mighty when she feels the need to tell another dog of her displeasure in seeing them enjoying a walk as well. Mona is what we refer to as a 'door dasher'. She is just so excited to go for outings that she forgets she needs to wait for her humans. She is searching for an adoptive home that is able to keep Mona safely in the home and wan watch out for these moments. She has experience living with both cats and dogs and has done well living with both.

Mona came to us from the SPCA of Monterey County after she was surrendered when her guardian passed away.

This little girl is looking for a loving foster home who can continue working on training with 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.

Casquillo
Looks like: Cattle dog, shepherd mix
Male, 9 years old, 48 pounds
Mister Casquillo is a very loving dog who gets along great with other dogs! He is a pretty mellow pup who might take a little bit to warm up to people.

Casquillo does not have known experience with cats or children. He has also been an outdoor dog so will need some guidance on transitioning to an indoor pup.

This sweet guy is currently at Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and is looking for a foster in order to come to our program.

We are looking for a foster for Casquillo so he can come into our program.

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