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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:

Pierre
Looks like: Greyhound, Terrier
Male, 16 years old, 18 pounds
Pierre's definitely got a unique look with his long legs and wirey features! Pierre is a handsome guy who is a bit shy. He's lost most of his vision and eyesight with his 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 into your lap for a cuddle or into the spot next to you on the couch. It's totally endearing. He's loyal to his person and will surely follow you from room to room, just to "see" what you're up to.

Pierre has been a loved member of the family and does great with children (including toddlers!). At night, he sleeps soundly in his crate and during the day, he is comfortable being left home alone for several hours at a time.

Pierre is coming back to us after being adopted in 2016 becasuse his guardian can no longer care for him.

Pierre is okay with other dogs as long as he gets a proper introduction and the chance to decide the other dog is his friend. He finds chasing cats entertaining and will need to find a forever home without felines.

We will post more information about Pierre as we get to know him better and he gets settled in his foster home. Pierre has been a loved family member for the last eight years but his guardian's children are unfortunately allergic to him and he now needs to find a new, loving home.

Pierre is in a foster home with a blind dog and he isn't good about the blind dog bumping into him and not reading his signs. He needs to be in a foster home without that factor.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.

Madeleine
Looks like: Staffordshire Terrier Mix
Female, 6 years old, 37 pounds
Sweet Madeleine is a very people-oriented pup, and she turns to complete mush if you lavish attention on her. She will give other dogs a polite sniff, but hasn't been too interested in interacting with other dogs yet.

Madeleine came to us as an emergency intake from Hitchcock Road Animal Services. She came to the shelter with pyometra (a uterine infection). We have our fingers and paws crossed that her healing goes smoothly and she feels a lot better soon.

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.

Ozzie
Looks like: Spaniel Mix
Male, 6 years old, 18 pounds
Ozzie had a rough start in life, and he continues to be fearful about many things, including refrigerators, flag poles, some men, and doorways. He would prefer to live in a female-only home where he can be the only dog. He needs a home that will be ready to help him work on his reactivity with some fun training games. Ozzie is a big fan of dehydrated chicken treats, which can be a great training incentive!

Ozzie tends to bond deeply to his preferred person, and once he feels safe, he can be very affectionate, and will even turn belly-up for pets. He enjoys being brushed and will give kisses to say thank you. Ozzie is still a young dog, and gets frequent bursts of puppy playfulness. He LOVES his toys, and is talented at quickly disemboweling them to remove the squeakers. He is thrilled when his harness comes out because it means he gets to go for walkies, and he gets equally excited about taking his anti-inflammatory medication each evening. He bounces up and down like a bunny when he sees the bottle.

Ozzie was found as a stray in Stockton, and when Animal Control picked him up, he was entirely unable to use his back legs, and was dragging them on the ground. Ozzie spent a few days at the shelter more or less immobile, and then he suddenly popped up and began hopping with his back legs. He has now regained full mobility, and loves a long, leisurely walk in a peaceful environment.

Ozzie will only be adopted out to an adult-only home with a dog-savvy guardian who does not have frequent houseguests and is willing to work on his behavioral issues with a professional trainer.

Ozzie is currently curled up in a suite at our vet clinic, but he'd love to find a foster home right away. Ozzie's ideal spot would be a female-only home where he can be the only four-legged family member.

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
Looks like: Pomeranian, Terrier Mix
Male, 8 years old, 19 pounds
Mr. Fox is a dapper gent with an energetic lust for life. He can' get enough of his toys, and especially loves to chase a squeaky ball. When he's ready to go for a walk, Mr. Fox will take his leash out and bring it to you to let you know it's time. He loves to decompress with a bubble bath, and is proud to show off his glossy coat when he's clean! After a busy day, Mr. Fox enjoys lounging on the couch and cuddling with his person.

While Mr. Fox loves his walks, he easily becomes overstimulated by the big wide world, and he has a lot to say about the bikes, skateboards, joggers, and other dogs he sees. When he gets excited or anxious, he can become mouthy, and has been known to redirect his excitement into a nip of his handler. He would thrive walking in a quiet environment where he can sniff to his heart's content without encountering other people or dogs. He is also looking for a person who can help him continue his training so that he can learn to express his excitement in more appropriate ways.

Mr. Fox did share a foster home with another male dog. He has been friendly meeting new dogs and accepts their cues when he's over zealous, but sometimes isn't able to come to a calm understanding with the occasional new dog. He likes to play with his foster sibling, but doesn't require one in his forever home. He likes human friends the best and can be slow to warm up to new people, but once he's your friend, he is the sweetest cuddle buddy. Mr. Fox does bond deeply with his person, and would be happiest in a single-person home where he can devote all his love to his guardian.

Mr. Fox came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services.

Mr. Fox is currently relaxing in his doggie suite at our vet clinic, but he'd love to find a foster home where he can continue practicing his manners and where he can get lots of playtime and cuddles.

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
Miniature Pinscher
Male, 10 years old, 18 pounds
Rocco is a devoted, monogamous pup--he loves to share a quality relationship with one person. This gentle soul is working through some anxieties that come from a "ruff" past. He is the kind of dog that approaches you tail wagging to say hello but may back away to consider if he is ready to meet you or not. He prefers to meet people on his own terms.

Rocco can be a bit picky about his favorite people and is not shy about telling others that he is not ready to be friends. Rocco does not like men, and he does prefer to have his person's love all to himself, which means not sharing with other dogs.

With his favorite people he loves to snuggle and gives kisses liberally. He's a great fit for an active home that can provide daily walks and activities, but he also doesn't mind kicking back and relaxing, and he makes a great work-from-home buddy.

Rocco does have diabetes, but he hardly seems to notice when he receives his insulin shots. He also 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 was surrendered to the Hollister Animal Shelter by his previous people who could no longer care for him.

Rocco is looking for a foster home where he can continue to receive support in practicing his life skills like interacting with other dogs and new people. He is looking for a safe, loving foster home where he can be the only 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.

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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