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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:

Wednesday
English Bulldog
Female, 8 years old, 43 pounds
Wednesday is a wiggly, snorty, sniffly, squishy-faced girl who's eager to greet everyone she comes across. Bulldog lovers are bound to go crazy for her loud snores and big slobbery kisses! Her heavy breathing can often intimidate other dogs, and she would really prefer to be the center of a person's attention. Because of this, it would be best for her to go to a home as the only dog with bulldog-savvy adopters who understand this behavior. Wednesday would love nothing more than to cuddle much of her day away with you on the couch, but she does love going for a nice walk here and there and walks politely on leash.

It's clear that she has been a mama in the past, likely used for breeding. Wednesday does experience separation anxiety, so her ideal adoptive home would be one where she is seldom left alone. She really aims to please and wants constant attention from her people. Wednesday has lived with a child before, but has no known experience with kitties.

Wednesday came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services.

Wednesday is coming back into our program on November 21st. We would love nothing more than for her to be able to go straight to a foster home that 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.

Wally
Looks like: Chihuahua
Male, 7 years old, 10 pounds
Wally is the sweetest boy who loves being in your arms! He gets along great with other dogs and is excited to meet new friends. He also is fine when he is the only pup around. Wally isn't the biggest fan of sharing his chew toys but who is? So in a home with another dog, high value items such as these would need to be monitored if another dog is around. Wally would love a home where he could go for a walk or two a day but can spend much of his day cuddled up with his person or in a cozy bed.

This adorable fellow does not have known experience with children or cats.

Wally came to us from the Los Banos Shelter.

We are looking for a loving home for Wally to snuggle into.

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.

Quentin - 12/7-12/20 only
Looks like: Queensland Heeler Mix
Male, 6 years old, 30 pounds
Personable, sweet, and appreciative of the wonders of a domestic life, Quentin is a dog just bursting with potential! His shyness is the first thing that you'd notice about him, but give him a few minutes, and he'd just love some gentle pets. Speaking of pets, he's currently living peacefully with chickens, cats, and a rabbit and getting along with them all just fine! Quentin is good on a leash, though he prefers keeping his distance from other dogs while out and about. At his heart, Quentin is a very companionable chap and enjoys the experience of being a BFF (for the first time in his life!).

Quentin was found as a stray in agricultural fields, where local workers had been feeding him for some time. At the shelter he was quite timid; when frightened, he'd show his freeze-or-flight impulses. The shelter staff was working with him prior to his arrival at POMDR, and he had started giving sweet kisses, little tail wags and nudges for more pets. Quentin might do well with a confident dog in the house, or he could be just fine as a solo pup, living as the apple of his adopter's eye!

Quentin came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services, the shelter where he was taken after being found as a stray.

We are looking for a loving and patient temporary foster for Quentin 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.

Ernesto - 12/20-1/10 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 is excellent with other dogs in the home as well as out and about in the world. He doesn't mind strangers coming over. 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 without stairs or where he could be carried up and down any stairs. Ernesto is a perfect gentleman on his walks and really enjoys going for these outings, but because of his IVDD, he should be limited to moderate walks. He should not be doing any hiking or jumping.

This sweet senior fellow just wants to be loved! He can be a little timid when getting to know new people, but once he settles in, he adores being on a comfy bed near you or right on your lap. He is an easy keeper and a quiet boy. He even rides calmly in the car.

Ernesto came to us after his senior guardian passed away and there was 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.

Ellie Mae
Looks like: Terrier Mix
Female, 12 years old, 13 pounds
Sweet Ellie Mae is looking for a loving lap to sit on. This quiet little girl is content on a cozy bed or right in your arms. She may be deaf, and is very vision impaired, but seems to have some sight. She gets around just fine but she does startle if touched without warning.

Ellie Mae does not have known experience with cats or children, but would likely do better in a home without small children who may startle her.

This loving gal came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services after she was picked up as a stray.

We are looking for a loving and mellow foster home for Ellie Mae.

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.

Oreo Cookie
Looks like: Poodle mix
Male, 7 years old, 9 pounds
Oreo Cookie is a sweet little fella who's friendly with dogs of all sizes! He is paralyzed from his waist down so does need some help getting around, and might do well learning to use a set of wheels. He does well with kids, but we're not sure about kitties he's never been around them. We don't know too much about him since we haven't met him yet. But due to his special needs, we're hoping to find Oreo a foster before he comes into the program so we know he'll have a committed foster to see him through to adoption!

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.

Cruz
Looks like: Chiweenie
Male, 5 years old, 11 pounds
Watching a dog come out of their shell is always exciting, which is why it had been such a joy seeing Cruz blossom! Sweet and shy, Cruz is ready for a forever home filled with love and treats. Although it can take a little bit for him to get comfortable, he'll want nothing more than to spend his days by your side once he's ready. With a little patience and a lot of love, Cruz will be a wonderful companion.

Because of his shyness, Cruz would do best in a quiet home with shy dog experience. But he'd also be happy in a place with a brother or sister dog or cat. Although Cruz does well with all the adults he's met, he's not yet been introduced to kids.

Cruz came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services. He arrived with injuries consistent with an animal attack and was very shut down at the shelter. Since he's come to Peace of Mind, he's found a safe space to come into his own.

Little Cruz is looking for a special foster who has experience with confidence building in shy dogs. His current foster loves him but is needing to focus on some medical issues that have risen in his family.

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.

Crumb - 12/26-12/31 only
Looks like: Chiweenie Mix
Male, 10 years old, 14 pounds
To be honest, Crumb is a bit of a misnomer! This morsel of canine goodness is more of a gourmet creme brulee. Snuggling on the couch turns him into that creamy custard with a brittle top of caramelized sugar. In other words, he is the most affectionate little guy and loves to be as close to his person as possible all day long. Besides his expressive eyes that look straight into your soul, he has another successful technique to tug at your heartstrings: he loves rubbing his face into your face, which is very silly but also absolutely adorable (if you are into that kind of thing). He very much enjoys meeting new people and will solicit pets and invite himself into anyone's lap.

Crumb likes going for daily brisk walks and is very well-behaved on leash. He prefers walks far away from traffic, as car noise is not his favorite thing, although he does fine when riding along in the car. With his energy level, he would be an excellent hiking companion. He is friendly yet slightly indifferent when meeting other dogs, and gets along fine with cats. He does not have known experience with children.

While Crumb usually does not make a peep, he may vocalize and get a little anxious when left home alone. In his wildest dreams, he would find a forever family where he can be close to his person for most of the day. Otherwise, he is very adaptable and would likely be a happy camper joining a household with any combination of fellow furry friends and activity levels.

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

Crumb is looking for a loving temporary foster home 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.

Cara Dune - 12/19-12/28 only
Looks like: Terrier Mix
Female, 9 years old, 18 pounds
Cara Dune will happily reciprocate all the affection you can offer her. This mellow gal will make herself right at home with you and other human friends. Though she is fine with other dogs, you're the apple of her eye. She has style to spare: her foster's share that they admire her mohawk and the way her tongue sticks out. We should all have a Cara Dune gazing back at us with such tenderness!

Underneath her sweetness, Cara is a tough little survivor. She had surgery to remove a chain of mammary masses; some of these were cancerous, but happily there was no evident metastasis--great news! She's already feeling better and enjoys energetically sniffing on walks (though her preferred activity will likely remain couch-napping). Cara is on on-going cancer-fighting medication. She'll need a special adopter who can tend to this sweet cancer veteran for as many months or years she has left. (We hope it's years, which is very possible!). Cara would give her heart and soul to a warm-hearted person who is often home and up for quality time together.

Cara Dune came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services as a medical rescue due to her mammary masses after she was picked up as a stray.

Miss Cara Dune is looking for a temp foster while her foster is 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.

MoMo
Looks like: Terrier Mix
Male, 8 years old, 16 pounds
MoMo is an adorable terrier mix looking for his forever home. His precious face and downy soft (non-shedding!) fur are sure to steal your heart. MoMo's two favorite things in life are his ball and his people! You can find him snuggled up in a bed at your feet or looking up at you with a ball in his mouth. This sweet guy loves to follow you around the house to make sure that he doesn't miss any of the action. He is a bit of a clown and he makes his foster laugh every day.

MoMo gets along great with other dogs and loves to share the yard with other furry friends. He is learning to walk nicely on leash and needs to continue his training to manage some leash reactivity. He does have some anxiety in new situations, so we think he would do best in a home with a predictable routine and a human companion home most of the time. Although this guy seems to have the energy level of a younger dog, after zooming around the yard with furry friends or his ball, he is content to cuddle up in a dog bed and have a snooze.

This energetic fellow would do best in a home without small children and doesn't have known experience with cats. He is looking for a loving home that can appreciate his great energy and continue working on some important life skills. He's already making great progress in polite leash walking with his foster, so we think he'll continue to be a quick study and be very rewarding to train!

MoMo came to us as a guardian surrender when his people could no longer care for 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.

Lucky Bobby
Looks like: Poodle Mix
Male, 14 years old, 17 pounds
Sweet little Lucky Bobby is a gentle older fellow looking for his forever home. He does just fine around other dogs but tends to prefer the company of his people. He enjoys being held and snuggled and will burrow himself into blankets to get comfy! Lucky Bobby is an older fellow that toddles around independently and enjoys a solid nap.

Lucky Bobby does not have known experience with cats or children. He does have a collapsing trachea that causes occasional coughing.

Lucky Bobby comes to us from SPCA Monterey County.

This sweet guy 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.

Barnaby - 12/20-1/3 only
Springer Spaniel
Male, 13 years old, 80 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.

Violet
Looks like: Chihuahua
Female, 15 years old, 6 pounds
Violet is a sweet senior lady looking for the finer things in life: snuggles, sleeping and sniffing around. She gets along great with other dogs, has lived with a cat, and is just the happiest little gal. She does not have known experience with children.

This adorable little Chihuahua is receiving medical care through our vet clinic to remove a large mammary mass. We know that Violet will have a whole new lease on life after this procedure! She is receiving subcutaneous fluids at home, which her adopters would need to be comfortable administering, but she is very good about receiving this treatment. She would love nothing more than to land in her forever home to recover in the loving arms of her adopters.

Violet came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services as a medical rescue after being picked up as a stray. Her guardian was located, but they were unable to continue caring for her due to her medical needs.

Violet is looking for a loving foster that can get her to and from the clinic in Monterey for appointments.

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 Mix
Male, 16 years old, 14 pounds
Meet precious Pierre! Pierre is a gentle soul who enjoys napping. He is a versatile fellow and will walk politely on leash, happily poke around a backyard, venture out on a car ride or enjoy feeling the breeze ruffle his ears on a stroller ride. Despite having limited eyesight, Pierre adapts quickly to his surroundings and doesn't seem to miss being able to see. We think that he can see shadows which helps him navigate. He gets along well with other household dogs, but is inclined to chase any kitties he notices. He is a loyal companion to his person, shadowing them from room to room, always making sure to be nearby.

Pierre is being treated for heart issues, and his adopter will need to be able to continue his medication and health regimen. He is looking for a home where he can live out his years, enjoying belly rubs, treats, and a guardian who is mostly home (or able to take him along for their day).

Pierre was originally adopted from POMDR by a very loving woman in 2016. They had several happy years together, but 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 mellow 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.

Fennec - 1/17-2/8 only
Looks like: Shetland Sheepdog Mix
Male, 14 years old, 26 pounds
Fennec is completely blind and quite hearing impaired but gets along just fine. He 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 is a very smart boy. He is housetrained and very quiet except when communicating his needs. He is good with using a bark to let you know if he needs to go outside or needs assistance from you. He doesn't play with toys much, but he enjoys making nests out of blankets!

Fennec will occasionally bump into other dogs without meaning to, but he is able to quickly reorient himself and give the other dogs space. Because of his blindness and deafness, he walks in circles quite often, especially when orienting himself to a new area. Aside from these impairments, he is in excellent health for his age. Fennec's eyes have been removed in his care at POMDR, as they were nonfunctioning and bothering him. He seems to be much more comfortable without them.

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

Fennec is looking for a temporary foster while his foster is 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.

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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