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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:

Sweet Potato
Looks like: Chihuahua mix
Female, 9 years old (estimated), 8 pounds
Sweet Potato will be a sweet addition to your home! She is a happy girl who gets along well with other pups. She would love to be either sunbathing in the yard or curled up in a cozy bed or lap. She would enjoy a short stroll around the neighborhood to check in with her doggy friends and then right back to a comfy spot for a little snooze.

Sweet Potato is joining us from Bradshaw Animal Services after she was found as a stray. They reached out to see if we could help due to being over capacity.

Sweet Potato is snuggled into a suite at our clinic but would love to go home with you today!

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.

Woofy Biscuit
Looks like: Miniature smooth haired Dachshund
Male, 6 years old (estimated), 9 pounds
Woofy Biscuit is a darling boy eager to waddle his way into the good life. This sweet soul joined us from a shelter where he was found to have a slipped disk and if left untreated could leave him paralyzed. Luckily our wonderful medical team has been working closely with him and he's on his way to recovery. Now that he's starting to feel better he is a happy go lucky little guy with a wagging tail for everyone he meets.

Due to his medical state we do not recommend a home with young children, though if the right home were to come along with pet parents willing to ensure his safety we would be willing to make an exception.

Sweet Woofy joined us after the amazing team at Hitchcock Road Animal Services reached out for help with his medical care.

Woofy is currently in a suite at our vet clinic but would love to go to a foster home that can help him with daily physical therapy exercises and eventually short leashed walks when he can do that safely.

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
Looks like: Poodle Mix
Male, 9 years old (estimated), 13 pounds
Oreo is the sweet treat you've been looking for! He is super easygoing and mellow which makes him the perfect addition to any family function. His favorite things include going for a walk where he can enjoy taking in all the sights and smells, curling up in a cozy lap to nap in, and enjoying lots of yummy treats.

This happy-go-lucky little fella gets along great with dogs. He is always eager to make a new friend and approaches with a loose and wiggly tail. Oreo is very polite and respectful when in the presence of cats, and is happy to admire them from a distance.

Little Oreo joined us from Santa Cruz County Animal Services.

Oreo is snuggled into a suite at our vet clinic and would love to be a sweet addition to your 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.

Coconut
Looks like: Maltese mix
Male, 13 years old (estimated), 14 pounds
Coconut is sweet on the inside and outside! His favorite activities are strolls around the neighborhood, car rides, and sunbathing in a nice spot on the deck. He gets along well with other dogs and even kitties and loves children. He is a calm guy in the house but will get excited for playtime when the mood strikes. Coconut does require a strong leash handler for his walks as he can have some choice words to share with neighborhood dogs. He's all talk and doesn't have an aggressive bone in that cute little body of his but he does need some training in his next home.

This adorable little guy's guardian had to move into an assisted living facility that does not allow dogs. The family is devastated to no longer be able to keep him. He hasn't been left alone much in his life so would prefer a home where his people are around most of the time.

Coconut is searching for a loving foster home to land in so he can join our program. He is currently with the family of his former guardian but is searching for a rescue spot 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.

Moose - 6/7-6/16 only
Looks like: Schnauzer
Male, 11 years old (estimated), 15 pounds
Moose the Schnauzer is a Schnauzer lover's dream! This happy-go-lucky guy loves every person he meets and is friendly with dogs of all shapes and sizes. "Eager" might be a fitting middle name for him, as he is eager to be near his humans at all times, eager to go for walks and to smell anything there is to smell, eager to play, and uber-eager to cuddle up and get as much attention as he possibly can. While he is mostly mellow, he sports bursts of excitement now and then, jumping around and sometimes falling over as he is somewhat unsteady on his legs, but that doesn't stop him from having fun. Moose is an excellent co-pilot on car rides and he is also very well behaved when left home alone. His foster family reports that he is learning how to use the doggie door.

This sweet boy is vision and hearing impaired and would prefer a calm and predictable household without stairs or obstacles. The home of his dreams would include a canine companion to play with, a couple of longer walks a day, and someone to cuddle him all the time. This well-rounded and loyal boy easily adjusts to new surroundings and new routines and he is very much looking forward to meeting his forever family. He has no known experience with children and cats.

Handsome Moose came to us after Tracy Animal Services picked him up as a stray and reached out for help addressing his medical needs.

Moose is looking for a temp foster while his current 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.

Ace
Looks like: Miniature Schnauzer
Male, 13 years old (estimated), 13 pounds
Ace's favorite job is "lap warmer." He is the perfect size to warm your whole lap, but not heavy enough to make your legs fall asleep! Ace is a very mellow boy and loves his naps. He is starting to lose some of his hearing as he ages, which make his naps even more relaxing, as noises don't wake him up so easily any more!

Ace has no known health issues and has received regular vet care, including dentals, his whole life. He has lived with other dogs and been around children without any issues. He would do best in a cat free home.

When his senior guardian passed away six years ago, Ace went to live with her daughter. She is also a senior and has been struggling with worsening Alzheimer's disease. Now she can no longer care for little Ace, so he came to POMDR to find a new loving forever home.

Ace is looking for a feline-free 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.

Coal
Looks like: Miniature Schnauzer
Male, 9 years old, 19 pounds
A charming and well trained gentleman, Coal has a playful, silly side to offset his formal appearance. He loves his squeaky toys and is never one to say no to a game of fetch! Typical for his breed, Coal likes to say hello to other dogs and guests by barking, but is friendly and likes to say hi with sniffs after alerting those around him to a new friend arriving in the vicinity!

Although Coal gets along well with other dogs, he would love a home with a person he can call his own. He currently lives with other pups, but he prefers getting attention from and playing with humans. Though this sweet boy is so mellow he can get very excited in the presence of cats. He will be best suited in a cat free home. He would do best with humans over 15 years old, since the unpredictability of littler ones can scare him.

Coal has no known health issues and has received regular vet care, including dentals, his whole life. Sadly, his senior guardian has been struggling with worsening Alzheimer's disease and could no longer care for Coal, so he came to POMDR to find a new loving forever home.

Coal is currently in a suite at our vet clinic and would love to go to 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.

Toto
Looks like: Terrier mix
Male, 14 years old (estimated), 12 pounds
This striking fellow with the quirky smile happily soaks up every drop of affection from anyone who will give him a cuddle. He follows his people around with adoring eyes and loves to snuggle close by.

Since he's used to being on his own, he's fine being left home alone. But, fair warning, when you add Toto to your family you should expect an excited greeting when you get home. He loves having people company once he gets to know someone, and he even gets along with other dogs and cats.

Toto joined POMDR initially from Hitchcock Road Animal Services. He was adopted out and lived for many years in a loving home but sadly, his guardians health recently declined. We are sad for this change for Toto but we are grateful we are able to be here to find him another safe and loving landing spot.

Toto is currently in the home of a family member while he awaits a long term 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.

Terra
Looks like: Poodle mix
Female, 10 years old (estimated), 10 pounds
Happy, sweet, and active Terra is a perfectly polite companion who likes to know what you are up to at all times. She will follow you around the home, observing your daily chores and routines. As reimbursement for her diligent supervision, Terra appreciates regular meals, a couple of well-timed treats, walks around the neighborhood, and loads of love. At the end of her busy day, she enjoys relaxing on the couch snuggled up next to you. Although she definitely prefers when her human companion is around, she is also fine when left home alone for a little while. She gets along with other dogs, but she has no known experience with children and cats.

Up until now, Terra did not get a chance to live life to the fullest and she is eager to catch up on the plush pampered poodle lifestyle. She does have a bit of a wobbly walk, but she gets around beautifully. At her foster home she is getting introduced to car rides and although she is not the biggest fan, yet, she takes new experiences in stride. She is perfectly housetrained and knows how to use a doggie door. This beautiful soul is dreaming of a home where she can be part of all the daily activities, and where she can give and receive lots and lots of attention and affection.

Terra was roaming the streets as a stray when a good Samaritan saw a truck run over her -- fortunately without making contact! She was taken to Hitchcock Road Animal Services before joining POMDR.

This sweet senior lady is searching for a loving foster home that can help her live her best life and recover from the traumatic past few weeks she's had. Terra is currently cozied up in a boarding suite at our Monterey vet clinic but we'd love for her to land in a foster home soon. Terra will need a few visits to our Monterey vet clinic for medical care.

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.

Fergie - 6/29-7/9 only
Looks like: West Highland White Terrier/Poodle mix
Female, 13 years old (estimated), 15 pounds
Fergie is a little lady looking for a calm place to call her own. This sweet girl has a way of just making you melt at first sight! Her mellow energy, gentle touch, and silly quirks make her the ideal companion for anyone willing to help her find her way in this scary world. Little Fergie enjoys being carried to her potty destinations, sun bathing, and tasting all the yummy treats she can get!

Sweet Fergie does great with other dogs and her foster reports that she enjoys the company of their 3 year old granddaughter but we have not seen how she does with cats just yet. The ideal home for little Fergie would be free from stairs or any other potential dangers due to her vision impairment.

This loving girl came to us when the San Jose Animal Care and Services reached out seeking rescue to help her with her medical needs

Fergie is looking for a temp foster while her current 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.

Blu
Looks like: Toy Australian Shepherd
Male, 10 years old (estimated), 11 pounds
Gorgeous blue-eyed Blu is always on the go! This little guy has loads of energy to burn and then some. He definitely enjoys his playtime and going on outings, but he is also a master in relaxation and has some serious snuggling skills. One of his special moves is inching his way up your body when you are sitting on the couch and getting his nose right into the crook of your neck. Absolutely adorable if you are into this kind of intimacy. When meeting new people, he may be a little shy at first, but will warm up quickly especially if they hold him or give him a treat. He does not enjoy being around younger children and cats; however, he likes interacting with other dogs, preferably smaller ones. While he could absolutely coexist with another dog, he would probably not mind at all being the sole canine in the house and hogging all the attention for himself. He sleeps sweetly and quietly through the night.

Blu can be reactive on leash, especially to larger dogs, bicycles and joggers passing by too closely for his comfort. He loves to go on car rides and would much rather come along than staying home alone. He is working on overcoming his separation anxiety, but in the meantime he would definitely prefer if his human companions were home most of the time or can take him wherever they go. This good boy responds well to training as he is eager to please, listens well, and is a quick learner. Sweet Blu is very much looking forward to a warm lap to call his own and in return he will be the most devoted friend that anyone could ever hope for.

Blu first joined Peace of Mind when his senior guardian became ill and sadly could not take him to the facility where they moved. He had to come back to POMDR after being adopted when the other dog in his adoptive home became unwell and his adopter couldn't manage his training needs and her other dog's medical needs.

Blu is looking for a foster home who can help work with him on his leash walking skills and confidence building to reduce his anxiety and reactivity.

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.

Hank - 7/2-7/22 only
Looks like: Boxer, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever mix
Male, 8 years old, 71 pounds
Meet the dog with the world's biggest heart! Hank has tons of love to share in the form of cuddles, snuggles, and adoration for his family. Hank refuses to pick favorites-in fact, he's a fan of yours already! He has excellent manners-no jumping up when saying hello, never begging, and asking permission before getting onto a bed or couch. Hank would be happiest in a house where folks have deep reserves of affection ready to share with him.

This energetic boy will need people who welcome a dog with spirit, strength, and passions: car rides, long walks, hikes, and fetch (only the best game in the world). He has shown some dog reactivity while on leash, but with reminders and training he's already showing signs of improvement. He has successfully lived with cats in the past, but would require a gradual introduction with any new kitty friends. He admits that his natural inclination is to chase cats (squirrels are also kind of irresistible). Hank sometimes protects his resources when he settles into a home. He would be best in a home as a solo dog or with a pup who is happy to share toys and chews and won't be bothered by Hank's miserly tendencies at times! We don't know yet how Hank would do with children. Hank's dream situation would include humans of his very own to love, squeaky toys, and a yard.

Hank's DNA results show that he's a Super Mutt Mix! He's 50% Boxer mixed with German Shepherd, Golden Retriever and Border Collie.

Hank was surrendered to us because his senior guardian was no longer able to care for him.

Hank is looking for a temp foster while his current fosters are 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.

Chico - 6/15-6/27 only
Looks like: Chihuahua mix
Male, 12 years old (estimated), 5 pounds
Whoever has had the pleasure in meeting little Mr. Chico can certify that he falls within the 100th percentile as an expert snuggling lapdog. This super sweet, friendly, happy, and mellow guy loves to be picked up, held, pet, and cuddled by anyone, no matter if young or old. At his foster home, he mostly follows his humans around, but will eventually snuggle up comfortably for a nap somewhere. He gets along well with other dogs and has not been reactive to cats that he has encountered when out and about. In general, he is great on leashed walks, but slows down when he gets tired; occasionally, though, he does sport boosts of puppy energy.

Chico gets a little car sick on long drives or on windy roads. With no teeth left he prefers his food and treats to be in small bites and soft. His silly tongue often pokes out which beautifully matches his goofy personality and adorable face. He would love nothing more than joining a quiet, low-activity household where he can spend a lot of time with his doting and attentive companions.

Chico came to us from a shelter in Sacramento.

Chico will need a temp foster while his current foster is out of town and preferably lives in the Santa Cruz area.

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.

Milo - 6/15-6/15 only
Looks like: Chihuahua mix
Male, 6 years old (estimated), 8 pounds
If you're looking for a snuggle buddy, Milo would love to raise his paw to volunteer. This sweet little guy is a true homebody, and he's looking for someone who would love to spend their days cuddling him. Milo always has kisses to spare, especially if you have treats to offer. Milo can sometimes take a bit of time to warm up to new people, but once he gets comfortable, you'll have a new best friend who only wants to be by your side.

Milo would do best in a home with folks who are most often home, ready to provide him with love and play all day. This little guy has lived with small dogs before, but we have not yet seen him with kitties or kiddos. Milo is currently working on his barking to some people and other dogs while on leash. We're happy to share with you the tools for his success. Milo is searching for an active home that can provide him with frequent walks, as he prefers to do his business when out and about rather than in the yard.

This adorable pup came to us when his senior guardian could no longer care for him.

Milo is looking for a temp foster while his current foster is out of town for the day preferably in the Santa Cruz area.

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.

Neptune
Looks like: Labrador Retriever mix
Male, 6 years old (estimated), 53 pounds
Neptune is the perfect combination of high energy outdoor goofball and mellow indoor cuddlebug. Outside, he is a very active guy and loves to run, play, and explore. After he has burned some energy, he enjoys indoor chill time with his people, getting hugs, belly rubs, doling out face licks, sneaking kisses, and stretching out on top of you if you let him. His foster family adores many traits about Neptune, including how very trusting he is, gentle around feeding time, his slobber-free drinking, and perfect score on no-potty-accidents.

This amazing pup is friendly with any person and dog he meets and is excited about all interactions. He would be very happy as a single dog or have an equally active canine buddy, but he has a pretty strong prey drive and is looking for a home without feline housemates. Neptune is a super curious and strong guy and he would appreciate a patient human companion with whom he can practice how to walk on leash without pulling or jumping and who can teach him how to be calm when he needs to be. He already knows some fun commands and can sit, lay down, shake, and stay on command as long as you have some yummy treats to reward him with. On car rides, he likes sticking his head out of the window, or, if the window is not down, he just curls up quietly.

Neptune is a dog who would really would prefer to be with his humans most of the time receiving lots of love, attention, and continued training. He dreams about being part of an active family, who will keep his smart brain engaged and take him on lots adventures.

This sweet boy joined us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services after he was found as a stray.

Neptune needs a new foster to take over his care before May 22th. He would love a foster who is able to continue his training with leash skills and polite greetings with humans so he can learn not everyone wants a big dog jumping in their lap to greet them!

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.

Josh
Looks like: Terrier mix
Male, 9 years old (estimated), 11 pounds
If the description of Josh had to be condensed into one single word it would have to be 'Adoration.' He is just that, absolutely adorable and, equivalently, he completely adores his human companions. This sweet little guy will follow you around and admire everything you do, washing dishes, driving the car, working on the computer, Josh will be there to let you know that you are doing a very fine job. With his amazingly expressive ears he will respond to every word you say, will dole out kisses whenever he can, and roll over for belly rubs. He would love a home where he could spend all day, every day snuggling and cuddling with his humans. That said, Josh also likes to be out and about, exploring the yard, hanging out on the beach, tagging along on leashed walks, or going for a ride in the car. He is polite with all people and dogs that he meets, though sometimes he can be initially a tad reserved. We have not observed him around children yet, but we are pretty sure that he would enjoy the company of older, respectful kids and he might also be fine with cats. He is relaxed when home alone.

Josh takes daily medication for a heart murmur and high blood pressure. Found as a stray, his foster family reports that he acted as though he won the biggest jackpot when he first got to sleep in his new cozy dog bed. This grateful and affectionate lad is just waiting to blossom and be pampered in his forever home.

Josh came to us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services to make room in the overfull shelter.

Josh is looking for a foster home who can work on some training with 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.

Pearl
Looks like: Poodle mix
Female, 10 years old (estimated), 10 pounds
Pretty little Pearl is as sweet as they come! She's a tiny bit rough around the edges at the moment, but we know in time and with some TLC she's going to come into her namesake as a beautiful gem! She's always on the lookout for a comfy snuggle spot. Pearl would do best as the only dog in a home as she'd prefer to be the apple of your eye and center of your attention!

This girl sweet girl can be bit fearful of change. She isn't the biggest fan of car rides at the moment, so it would be safest for her to travel in a crate while in the car. We don't know how Pearl does around kitties or children at this time.

This curly little girl joined us from Hitchcock Road Animal Services after she was picked up as a stray.

Pearl is currently cozied up in a boarding suite at our Monterey vet clinic. She is looking for a foster who is willing to work with her to help her feel comfortable with all the change she has been through lately and where she can be the only dog in the 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.

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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