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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 - 7/9-7/11 only
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Male, 12 years old, 68 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 plenty of naps!

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

Barnaby is looking for a temporary foster for the weekend of July 9-11

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.

Joker
Looks like: Terrier Mix
Male, 15 years old, 12 pounds
Joker is coming to us as a guardian surrender. His senior person passed away recently, and his family members are unable to continue caring for him. Joker is blind and deaf, and he's a mellow older gentleman. He prefers to nap most of the day. Joker gets along well with cats and with other dogs, including his guardian's bouncy 4-month-old Lab puppy.

Joker will occasionally ask for space with a bark, but he's gentle as can be, and quiet the rest of the time. He is perfectly house trained, and he can find his way outside to do his business if someone leaves a door open for him. Joker can handle stairs just fine, and quickly learns his way around a new space by using his nose.

Joker has passed his behavior evaluation and is looking for a foster home right away!

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.

Pete Mitchell
Shi Tzu
Male, 10 years old, 13 pounds
Pete Mitchell (aka Maverick) arrived via private plane from Ventura County Animal Services, thanks to a young pilot who is working on earning his flight hours. Apparently, Shi Tzus like to fly in style, because Pete is not the first Shi Tzu to come to us by plane! Pete was adopted from VCAS three years ago, but his guardians recently returned him to the shelter because the pandemic had affected their finances, and they were no longer able to afford his veterinary care. He has some chronic allergies, including ear issues that are causing him to have a head tilt at the moment, but otherwise he's pretty perfect! He is house trained, crate trained, and gets along with all dogs and all humans (including children). He walks well on leash, and is not fazed by strange people or dogs approaching him. He's a true lap dog, and is more interested in what his people are doing at any given time than in exploring his surroundings.

Pete Mitchell is currently snuggled up in a doggie suite at our clinic, but he would really like to make himself at home in someone's lap as soon as possible!

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.

Mr. Fox - 7/22-7/25 only
Looks like: Pomeranian, Terrier Mix
Male, 8 years old, 14 pounds
Mr. Fox is a sweet and affectionate guy with a big smile, happy tail, and enthusiastic lust for life. Some of his favorite things include asking for pets, playing fetch with a squeaky ball, treats, and cuddle sessions. He likes his kennel just fine and sleeps well through the night.

Previously found as a stray, he would like to find a forever home with attentive and patient humans willing to give him time to decompress. Mr. Fox loves walks but becomes overstimulated, yapping and pulling when seeing the big world of bicycles, skateboards, and other dogs. Sometimes Mr. Fox can also come on too strong wanting people's attention by jumping up and being mouthy when excited.

Mr. Fox is currently living in foster with a resident male dog without issue. He has been friendly meeting new dogs and accepts their cues when he's over zealous. He likes to play with his foster sibling, but doesn't require one in his forever home. He likes human friends the best.

Mr Fox has been happy to meet new people and ask them for pets, but needs some time to build trust with handling and entering his space. Mr Fox had three instances of nipping at his brief placement in a previous foster home. All instances were associated with being handled quickly. In his current foster he has not had instances of biting but has growled on two occasions while being physically moved. For these reasons, he will do best in a home willing to continue training in exchange for lots of love this little guy has to give.

Mr. Fox came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services after being found as a stray in Salinas.

Mr. Fox's fosters will be headed out of town from 7/22-7/25, so he's looking for a temporary foster for those dates.

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 or no dogs at all. She has shown an inclination to chase cats, so she will also need a cat-free household.

Once clear of her heart worms, she can get back to normal activity and should be a healthy, amazing companion.

Sally Ride came to us from Stockton Animal Services.

Sally Ride has been in a foster home, but she has some separation anxiety and her foster family isn't able to leave her alone when they work.

She is back at our clinic in a doggie suite waiting for a foster home who can work with one of our trainers to slowly acclimate her to crate training and being left alone.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.

Remmy
Looks like: Australian Shepherd Mix
Male, 12 years old, 33 pounds
Remmy is a sweet older gentleman. He is apprehensive at first and does not like to be lifted. He does snap at too forward people and so should go to a home without children and be with understanding adopters. Also, he much prefers women to men and is very distant to men. He has quite an impressive resume otherwise -- he is great with big or small dogs and he is crate trained and rides well in the car. He is a bit on the timid side at first and prefers to be left untouched until he gets used to you. He isn't described as overly affectionate with people but will warm up to you once he trusts you. He does need a home without cats.

Remmy did not go many places before coming to POMDR. So a walk to a busy place can be very overwhelming. He has lived a reserved life and it shows in his personality. Slow exposure is ideal for him.

He walks well on leash. He eats and sleeps in his crate - being led in by food and then settling in comfortably. Remmy does pace in the house and yard, especially during transition but then will mostly just follow his person around. He wants to be with you and is actually showing anxiety when left behind so needs help understanding being left alone is ok. He is hearing and vision impaired but has good energy for his age. He watches intently but doesn't really know any commands.

Remmy came to us from the Newman Animal Shelter.

Remmy has made great strides in building confidence in his current foster home, where he has been much loved! His foster has returned to full-time work, so Remmy is looking for a foster who will be around to help him continue his confidence-building.

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.

Fennec
Looks like: Shetland Sheepdog Mix
Male, 13 years old, about 20 pounds
Fennec is completely blind, and he will occasionally bump into other dogs without meaning to, but he is able to quickly reorient himself and give the other dogs space. Fennec is also hearing impaired, if not entirely deaf. Because of his blindness and deafness, he walks in circles quite often, especially when orienting himself to a new space. Aside from these impairments, he is in excellent health for his age.

Fennec has a quiet, gentle energy, and gets along well with other dogs, though he can be startled if another dog enters his space unexpectedly. He can be led by gentle touch and is very appreciative of affection. If you touch his sides to let him know you're going to lift him, he will leap up into the air to make it easier for you!

Fennec came to us from San Jose Animal Care and Services.

Fennec is currently in a temporary foster home, but he is looking for a longer-term place to stay where he can have a safe, contained space to do his circles and nap.

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.

Rocco - 7/21-8/4 only
Miniature Pinscher
Male, 10 years old, 16 pounds
Meet Rocco, the most curious, optimistic dog imaginable. Rocco is always happy and wants to share his positive outlook on life with everyone he meets. He is all tail wags on a walk, stopping to smell the roses, politely meet new people, and gladly make friends with new dogs. His joy is instant when seeing other dogs, and he is eager to play.

Rocco learns quickly and wants to please his humans. He loves to snuggle and gives kisses liberally, though he isn't particularly clingy. He's an ideal fit for an active home to support his high energy level with daily walks and activities. Rocco would probably do best in a home without children. Rocco has a poorly healed broken right foot that he doesn't put weight on. This barely slows him down - he's an active, happy guy who can still handle stairs and run around.

Rocco is a special guy. As his former foster family says, "he seems to really enjoy being him." He has some fear of men that his foster family was helping him work through, before they started working with him he would bark in fear to keep men away from him. Teaching him that men are a great source for treats and walks will be an important lesson for his adopters to help him keep learning. Do you have room for this active, affectionate guy in your home and in your heart?

Rocco was surrendered to the Hollister Animal Shelter by his previous people who could no longer care for him.

Rocco is in need of a temporary foster from 7/21 to 8/4.

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.

Po
Husky
Male, 5 years old, 70 pounds
Po (aka Panda Warrior) is a happy, spunky fellow. After a day of hiking, he suddenly lost the ability to use his hind legs, and he was surrendered by his guardians because they were unable to afford his medical care.

Po came to us from South County Animal Rescue. He was surrendered there after he lost the use of his back legs suddenly, and his guardians gave him up because they were unable to afford his medical care. This was several months ago, and he has made great strides (literally) since then! His back legs are still weak, so he can't go on long walks or runs, but he is entirely mobile, and can even do stairs. He has a set of wheels that help support his back and hips when he needs to go longer distances, and he can move at a pretty good clip when he's wearing them!

Po is the mellowest guy you're ever likely to meet. He is perfectly happy to nap most of the day away (preferably on cool tile or a hardwood floor, since he's got a thick husky coat). He loves dogs of all sizes, and he's also been getting along just fine with the cats in his temp foster home! His previous foster through South County Animal Rescue has two young boys, and Po was completely tolerant of their noise and chaos, and would even let them hug him around the neck as much as they wanted.

He has a rope toy that he likes to play with on occasion, but otherwise he's not particularly interested in toys. He doesn't bark, and would mostly like to be a nice, quiet, furry rug in your home.

Po was just neutered right before he came to our program, so he has stitches in his abdomen, and will need to wear a cone for the next two weeks. He also isn't able to use his wheels until his stitches come out, which he doesn't mind, because he's not a big fan of them.

Po is looking for a foster home as soon as possible. He has the ability to make himself at home just about anywhere, in any type of household.

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.

Mirabella
German Shepherd
Female, 8 years old, 81 pounds
Mirabella is an absolutely wonderful dog. She has a calm demeanor and is great meeting new people. She will quickly roll over for belly rubs even with strangers! Mirabella loves to go for walks, but she's also a real homebody. She hurries home from her early morning walks to claim the couch, where she's content to nap for most of the day and receive lots of pets and affection. She's more motivated by praise than by treats, and she is eager to please.

She'll chase a ball or Frisbee outside in the yard, but she'll let you know when she's done by taking it back to the couch with her! She'd really rather cuddle than play. Mirabella will need a strong handler, as she is still being leash trained and she does pull, but she is learning quickly. Mirabella will need a cat-free household, but otherwise she would be a great fit for most families. Her temporary foster describes her as "the most gentle and kind dog I've met."

Mirabella has been resource guarding her toys and person from other dogs in the home. To avoid this scenario in the future, it is best if Mirabella goes to a home without other dogs, where she can receive the undivided attention from her people.

This sweet girl was a beloved family dog. She came to us from San Jose Animal Care and Services, where she was surrendered because her guardians moved and were no longer allowed to have her at their new place of residence.

Mirabella is much loved in her current foster home, but she has been experiencing some separation anxiety. She would be happiest in a foster home where her person can be home most of the time, or can take her out and about on errands in the car. She loves to go for rides!

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.

Georgie - 7/21-8/4 only
Looks like: Poodle
Male, 11 years old, 12 pounds
Hi! I'm Georgie. I want you to know how hard I've been working to get ready for my forever home - maybe it's with you?

Things started out a bit scary when my previous human lost her home in last year's fires, then had to move into assisted living and couldn't bring me along with her. Sometimes I will bark if I'm afraid of being left alone or forgotten about, and sometimes I'll piddle when I'm nervous. But I'm working on both things, and with the help of a gentle and understanding family, I promise to do my very best. My foster mom has been impressed with how smart I am and how easily I pick up new things. She has had good luck helping me be the best boy I can be.

I'm getting great at walks - I do well on leash and do not pull. And I'm an MVP at adapting to a new family. So far I've lived with a big dog, little dogs like me, and even a cat, and I enjoy being a part of a pack. My hearing's not what it used to be, so it's nice to have clues on how to behave from other animal friends. (Having another dog around also makes me less likely to whine or bark when the humans are in another room.) I am a sweetheart through and through, love to get rubs on my head, and love a quiet snuggle. My dream home would have a human who was home more often than not, and maybe another animal friend.

I had a chance to get adopted from POMDR once before, but I had a bladder stone that really complicated my health, and it didn't work out. I've since been treated and am doing much better about accidents, but I hope my new guardian will help me keep an eye out for my bladder and heart health (I take medicine for a heart murmur). I'd love a chance to meet you and charm you with my sweet little smile!

Georgie is in need of a temporary foster from July 21-August 4.

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