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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. If you are interested in fostering any of the dogs on this page, email us.

POMDR will provide 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:

Looks like: Pug Poodle Mix
Female, 4 years old, 18 pounds
Genesis is a friendly little girl. She likes people and will investigate new friends, but is a little timid with being touched until familiar. She does have some alpha tendencies but has happily coexisted with other dogs and is good about meeting new ones after putting on a show to exhibit her toughness.

Genesis will need some guidance with walking on leash. She listens well and looks to her person for comfort. She likes to play and explore and would love a back yard.

Genesis came to us because her guardian moved to care for her father and she is not allowed dogs in her home.

Genesis is currently at our clinic awaiting her medical workup. Once she is all done, she will need a foster home to go to. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Looks like: Pomeranian
Male, 13 years old, 11 pounds
This precious canine is Pompei. He has a little vision left but that doesn't stop him from exploring his surroundings and he seems to always be able to find a lap to curl up in. He is a happy little fellow who is sweet with everyone. He assimilates into a pack well and can live with or without other dogs. Pompei enjoys being held and will give soft kisses. If you have room in your heart for a senior dog, then Pompei should be considered.

This cutie came to us from San Jose Animal Care Services.

Pompei is currently with a foster that will be leaving town on the 25th. We will need a new foster for him after that. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Looks like: Boston Terrier
Male, 9 years old, 27 pounds
Wynn is a handsome little fellow with a charming personality to boot (though he has a serious face in his photos!). He is active and happy, and dearly loves his people. He rides quietly in the car and is a staff favorite at the boarding facility where he has stayed over the past couple of years when his guardian was out of town. He would do best as the "only dog" in his home as he wants to be the center of attention! He listens for treats, though will seek out food with enthusiasm.

Wynn has seizures that seem to be mostly controlled with medication three times daily. He is a champ at taking his pills and enjoys pill pockets! We are hopeful we can find someone who is able to understand sweet Wynn's medical needs and give him the happy life he deserves. He promises to love you for it!

Sadly, his guardian could no longer care for Wynn and that is why he needs to find a new home.

Wynn is currently at a temporary foster home but we are looking for a new foster home for him. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Clarice aka Ricci
Looks like: Shih Tzu/Yorkie mix
Female, 10 years old, 20 pounds
Clarice is a darling girl with a sweet, timid temperament that is very endearing. She is great with new people and will even let a stranger give her a bath without a fuss. She has enchanting brown eyes - you're sure to fall in love with this shaggy little pup.

Clarice does well with other dogs but is reactive towards dogs while on leash. She did great with all the pups she met but will chase cats. Clarice will happily jump in a chair and get comfy or follow basic commands for the small price of a tasty treat. She's got a very friendly, charming personality. She'll jump right up in your lap for a cuddle and greets new people like she's known them forever. While in the lap, she may resource guard it from other dogs.

Clarice came to POMDR after her guardian passed away. She was adopted in 2015 but unfortunately this person passed away. She needs her new person's help in losing weight.

Clarice has been with a temp foster while she gets up to date on vet care and is now ready to go to a foster or forever home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Miss Ella
Looks like: Australian Shepherd
Female, 15 years old, 40 pounds
Ella, Ella, BoBella! Banana, Fanna, FoFella - Who will be the sweet Ella's lucky adopter? This sweet, old dearie came to us from San Jose Animal Services, where she was being held as a stray. Her previous guardians were unable to bring her home and they asked the shelter to euthanize her. Fortunately, POMDR was able to bring her into our program and make sure her final landing was a warm, soft, gentle and loving one.

Ella is a lovely old girl. Calm, enjoys her little walkies (a single block will suffice and she's great on leash), loves 'splore and sniff sessions in her foster mama's yard, greets her humans with a gentle wag of her tail and is happy to settle in for a nice long nap, content to be alone or with her people. Though she loves to ride in the car, she does need a "rear-end boost" in and out as her arthritis precludes fancy gymnastics.

This sweet, old lady could care less about other dogs (maybe she can't see them very well?) and her age and stiff joints have definitely diminished what may have been a playful nature. Just a warm, cozy, friendly, soft and kind place to land, kid-free for her safety and comfort, where she is loved and appreciated for being the sweet old lady that she is. She'll follow you everywhere and show loving appreciation for treats (soft ones, please), ear scratches and kind words.

Would Ella sweeten your life? Could you sweeten hers?

Miss Ella is in a temporary foster home that helped her out of boarding, but needs a full-time foster to help her find a forever home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Looks like: Chihuahua
Female, 7 years old, 8 pounds
Maybelline is a sweetheart that just really needed to get out of the shelter. The staff advocated for her since she was very timid and scared while there but did solicit attention once familiar. She has since been with a foster and has built her confidence. Her ideal home is a quiet one where she can bond strongly to an adoring human. She absolutely loves to snuggle, give kisses, and follow her person around. She also enjoys belly rubs. Maybelline is good with other dogs and happy to share space with them. This dog is easy to love and be with, and so cute!

Her foster said about Maybelline, "She is super sweet and just wants to be loved. I don't think she has a mean bone in her body. She's timid, but so loving. Cute, sweet, really chill and easygoing. She also likes to lay outside in the sun."

She would be a great dog for someone who wants a snuggle bug and constant companion. While she is capable of extended walks and enjoys them, she is also perfectly content lounging with a less active person. She has dry eye and will be on meds for life to keep her comfortable.

Maybelline came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

Maybelline is currently with her foster but she will be traveling for the next few months. We need to find her a new foster by January 7th. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Looks like: Poodle
Female, 14 years old, 10 pounds
Candy is just as sweet as her name! She is vision impaired and hard of hearing but does her best to follow people and is sweet to everyone. She is undeniably adorable, curious and friendly with other dogs. If you love cute dogs, then she is the one for you.

Candy is a doll to have around. She is in good health, eating well and being regular. She is a little unstable on her feet and appreciates help outside for potty time. She will follow whoever seems interesting, often going from person to a dog to following another dog with her adorable prance.

This precious girl enjoys sleeping on laps and has the sweetest, gentle breathing when she is sound asleep.

Candy came to us from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

Candy is currently in a foster home that has a higher energy level than Candy. We think she would thrive best in a slower environment. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Looks like: Cairn Terrier-Westie Mix
Male, 9 years old, 31 pounds
Cooper was found by a good Samaritan, along with his brother Oliver, and brought to Monterey County Animal Services, and subsequently to POMDR. His guardian was located, but has decided to surrender them both because of overwhelming family circumstances.

Cooper is a mellow fellow who loves to cuddle, snuggle, and follow his person around the house. His quirky personality has endeared him to his foster mom! Cooper is friendly to adults (not known how he responds to children) and greets other dogs politely. His energy level is medium to low, and is happy with short walks and low couches.

Cooper behaves well on leash. His ideal home would be a quiet loving place with someone home most of the time. Cooper has had some skin issues that we are treating, but his hair is growing back nicely. He also needs a daily eye lubricant. If you are looking for a darling boy who will not require much exercise but will give lots of love, Cooper is your guy!

Coop is currently in a temp foster and needs a full-time foster home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

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(831) 718-9122
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Physical Address
615 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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