We hope you enjoy watching some of the videos we have made over the years that showcase our work.
POMDR has met the challenges of the many changes facing our community and the planet over the last few years. We are proud to be a nimble organization that can change with the times to best serve the most vulnerable members of our community. Meet some of the dogs, cats and people we helped in 2021.
Grandpa Joe's Golden Ticket
Grandpa Joe came to POMDR in terrible condition. He couldn’t walk and he was vision impaired, thin, and withdrawn. Named after the character in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, our Grandpa Joe was able to cash in his golden ticket too. With plenty of TLC, vet care, physical therapy, and by making a connection with his foster family, Grandpa Joe summoned the will to live and thrive. Watch his amazing transformation.
2020: A “Ruff” Year
POMDR was called to help more people and animals than ever in 2020 due to the pandemic, rampant unemployment and financial hardship throughout our community, and devastating California wildfires. With the support of our amazing supporters, we were able to step up and help those in need. Meet Sunny Delight, the last rescue of 2020 and find out how her story went from heartbreaking to heartwarming.
Dapper: Don't Give Up
Meet Dapper. Dapper endured years of neglect and cruelty. He had been living in a tiny enclosure, outside, for most of his life with little human contact or care. He was finally confiscated by animal control when he was 16 years old and transferred into the care of POMDR. Dapper has endured the toughest of circumstances and persevered. He teaches us all to never give up. His story has a truly happy ending. Watch the video to witness his transformation.
POMDR During COVID-19
On March 19, 2020, the state of California was ordered to shelter-in-place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The result was POMDR became busier than we had ever been. Volunteer applications doubled, adoption applications tripled, Helping Paw applications quadrupled and we rose to the challenge. We are grateful to be able to continue to serve those in our community who are most vulnerable. This video features the song “Rise Up” as sung by Andra Day.
POMDR Vet Clinic Opens!
Follow the journey of the building of the POMDR vet clinic as well as Autumn’s story. Autumn had been hit by a car and had a broken pelvis and a mangled leg. She was one of the first patients treated at the POMDR Boand Clinic. The clinic will enable POMDR to treat thousands of dogs in the years to come. This video features the song “You’re Still the One” as sung by Shania Twain.
A Decade of POMDR
Watch a retrospective celebrating POMDR’s first ten years including milestones, highlights, a thank you to our kind and generous volunteers and supporters, and some special words from the dogs! This video features the song “Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant and “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves. It debuted at our Fourth Annual Lucky Dog Gala, in March 2019.
Follow the stories of several dogs as they come into our program, receive TLC in a foster home, and get adopted by their forever families. Also, meet a few of the dogs who were able to stay with their guardians thanks to our Helping Paw Program. This video features the song “The Story” by Brandi Carlile. It debuted at our Third Annual Lucky Dog Gala, in March 2018.
Hear more about why POMDR was started and what volunteers and supporters are saying about our mission. Includes special commentary by Dina Eastwood and Debra Couch as well as footage of many wonderful senior dogs! This video was produced by Trucksis Enterprises, Inc. Media Productions.
Meet Lucky and Patches, two of the Lucky Dogs who came to POMDR, as well as many other dogs who found their happy homes. This heartwarming video features the song “Fix You” by Coldplay. It was shown at our First Annual Lucky Dog Gala, in March 2016.