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Mikayla Abeyagunawardene

Adoptions Coordinator
Mikayla shares her home with four dogs adopted from San Jose Animal Care and Services: a Cane Corso, a Siberian Husky, a Samoyed mix and a Border Collie mix.

Before joining POMDR in May 2024, she had years of volunteer experience with rescues in Northern California, taking on fostering, working with dog socialization, providing behavior support to fosters and adopters, maintaining an enrichment program, and growing her passion for positive reinforcement training.

Mikayla began her professional career working at local dog daycares and then went on to work as a seasonal wildlife rehabber with the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley. She also worked with animals at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, the San Jose Animal Care Center, and Pets In Need animal rescue, where she was promoted to assistant behavior specialist. She also has worked as an assistant in emergency veterinary medicine and, in a break from animal work, became a science education instructor for children.

She holds certificates in wildlife search and rescue, wlldlife rehabilitation, shelter ethology, dog training, and the Fear Free Shelter Program, among others.
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