Patricia J. Bauer Center:
615 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
11am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday
or by appointment

Adoptable dogs available by appointment only.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 718-9122
Email Us

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corp.
TAX ID NO. 27-1154816

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:


Breed: Medium Mixe Breed
Age: 5 years
Weight: 47 pounds
Gender: Female

Maybelle likely had a difficult upbringing. Prior to coming to us, she was a backyard breeder dog and lived mostly outdoors. She has a dislocated hip which we are helping her with. She hasn't let years of living in a backyard get her down though. She warms up very quickly and won't leave your side once she does. She just wants all the pets she possibly can get. Maybelle comes to us from Salinas Animal Services.

Maybelle is currently at one of our partnering vet clinics awaiting a foster home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Layla Bulldog

Breed: English Bulldog Mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 53 pounds
Gender: Female

Layla is all about people. She has lots of enthusiasm and is happy to be alive. She is all sniffles and snuffles to new things, and if that makes you smile, you'll love this girl. She is great with people and is a love bug who adores belly rubs. Layla did not do well living with other dogs and needs to go to a home where she will be the only dog.

Layla does have an unusually small trachea and it means she must avoid over exerting herself. Therefore, she cannot go on long hikes or on runs around the beach. She is already very excitable and needs to remain chill in her future home.

Layla came to us from Hollister Animal Services.

Layla is doing great in her temporary foster home! They are going out of town on 9/20, and she will need a foster home after that. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.


Breed: Papillion
Age: 7 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

Keeper is a little bashful at first, but he warms up eventually and wants to sit in your lap. Beyond that, he's adorable! He has those big Papillon ears that are too cute. Keeper seems like he has been through a lot in the past few months and he'd appreciate some stability. Since he is a bit timid, he should go to a quiet home with older, if any, kids.

Keeper comes to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter where he was surrendered by a disabled guardian who was no longer able to care for him.

Keeper is currently at a local vet awaiting a foster to take him home. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.


Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male

Drew comes to us from Monterey County Animal Services. He was brought to our attention because the shelter staff and one of our volunteers noticed he was not doing well in the shelter. He is super timid and the stress of being at the shelter was taking a toll on him. He is great in meeting people and dogs, so we wanted to help him. There was almost an immediate change in his demeanor once he was out and mingling! He seems much happier and is ready for a home and family.

Drew is currently in a temporary foster home just to get him out of the shelter. This is a temporary solution so we are looking for someone to foster him Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Mr. Dusty

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 39 pounds
Gender: Male

Dusty is a calm, sweet dog with a constant wagging tail. He will give you a gentle nudge with his muzzle for more attention. He is affectionate and friendly. He will bond quickly to his future person.. Dusty has some age related hip and leg issues, so he needs to live in a single story home. He LOVES to go for walks, and is excellent on leash. He will be a great companion for some lucky person.

He recently went to lunch at a restaurant patio with other dogs, diners, and the usual activity, and he was perfectly well behaved. He is very treat motivated for training, but ignored the diners and their food.

Dusty was picked up as a stray and went unclaimed at Salinas Animal Services. His exceptional personality drove POMDR to help him find a new home. Dusty has chased a cat in his yard so will need a careful introduction to any cats in his new home. He prefers not to be left alone for too long and a home with a nice calm dog would be helpful.

Mr. Dusty is currently with a foster but he isn't getting along with their personal dogs. We are looking for a quiet foster home that doesn't have any other dogs that would be open to fostering him. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

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