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CNN's Top 10 Heroes of 2022

We are honored to have our Executive Director and Co-founder, Carie Broecker, chosen as one of CNN's Top 10 Heroes of 2022.

Please take a moment to VOTE for Carie and Peace of Mind Dog Rescue for our life-saving work helping senior dogs and senior people. The organization with the most votes receives $100,000 to continue its work.

You can vote once per day, every day, until December 6th. If you share on social media, your votes are doubled!

Santa Cruz Holiday Parade

Join POMDR for a festive and fun holiday parade through downtown Santa Cruz which will include some of POMDR's adoptable dogs!

When: Saturday, December 3 at 10am

Where: Laurel Avenue and Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

What: All friendly dogs are welcome and costumes are encouraged. Come represent POMDR, and kick off the holiday season! To RSVP to this event, please email us at

Hofsas House Hosts Wine Tastings in 2023

Join POMDR and Hofsas House for Locals Fridays wine tasting in 2023 in the poolside meeting room. Sip local wines, enjoy small bites and support Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. Your four-legged friends are invited too!

2023 Wine Tasting Events

January 13, 2023 5:30 - 7pm Featuring Wines From Bernardus Winery.

June 9, 2023 5:30 - 7pm Featuring Wines From Twisted Roots Vineyard.

September 15, 2023 5:30 - 7pm Featuring Wines From Scheid Vineyards.

Hofsas House is located on San Carlos Street between 3rd and 4th, Carmel.

$15.00 per person includes one glass of wine and nibbles. Space is limited to 40 attendees. Reservations required. To make a reservation, contact Carrie at Hofsas House at (831) 624-2745 or . 100% of the proceeds benefit POMDR. More info.

The Tiny Dog with the Huge Heart

The Tiny Dog with the Huge Heart by Stephanie Turcotte Edenholm is intended to inspire compassion and empathy in readers of all ages through the story of the life of a real dog named Bernie, who was adopted from POMDR by our co-founder Monica Rua.

The book is available on, at, or at the POMDR Bauer Center in Pacific Grove, CA. Proceeds benefit POMDR.


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Learn how to turn your Amazon purchases into thousands of dollars for Peace of Mind Dog Rescue!

Wooftrax "Walk for a Dog"

You can now support POMDR and help us save more senior dogs by using the Wooftrax app and selecting POMDR as your animal charity of choice. The app is free and it's easy to log your walk.

The more people actively walking with Wooftrax, the greater the donation to Peace of Mind Dog Rescue! Every walk counts, whether it's around the block or a long hike.

No dog in your life right now? No problem. You can still record your walk with the app's "virtual dog," Cassie!

Learn more about Wooftrax

Cards and More by Catherine Sullivan Benefiting POMDR

Artist and POMDR supporter and volunteer, Catherine Sullivan, has created a website showcasing her dog and floral themed artwork and greeting cards.

We have an assortment of Catherine's greeting cards, postcards and canvas totes for sale at the POMDR Bauer Center (615 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove).

You can also purchase Catherine's cards and artwork through her zazzle website.

100% of proceeds from the sale of her merchandise go to POMDR!

Next Adoption Event

Pet Pals
Sunday, Nov 27
11 - 1:30pm
3660 Soquel Drive, Soquel


Santa Cruz Holiday Parade
Saturday, Dec 3
Pacific Ave. & Laurel Ave.
A super fun holiday parade which will include some of POMDR's adoptable dogs! All friendly dogs are welcome and costumes are encouraged. Come represent POMDR and kick off the holiday season!
Hofsas House Wine Tasting & Adoptable Dogs
Friday, Jan 13
5:30 - 7pm
Hofsas House on San Carlos between 3rd and 4th, Carmel
$15 per person, Reservations required. More info.
Good Old Days
Saturday, May 6
9am - 5pm
Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove
POMDR will have an info booth and adoptable dogs at the Pacific Grove Good Old Days.
Bauer house
(831) 718-9122
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
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