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About Us

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in October 2009. Our tax ID number (TIN) is 27-1154816.

Our mission is to be a resource and advocate for senior dogs and senior people on California’s Central Coast. We focus on helping dogs and people from Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties.
We find loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them and for senior dogs in shelters. We also provide volunteer and financial assistance so seniors can keep their pets with them as long as possible. In addition, we make pre-arrangements to take in dogs should their guardians become unable to care for them.

We have a lifetime commitment to all the dogs who come into our care. They will either be adopted into a wonderful, permanent home, or will live out their lives in one of our foster homes. (Sometimes when we bring a senior dog into our care, it becomes evident that he or she should not have to endure one more move or life change.)

We help senior citizens pay for veterinary care for their dogs if they are unable to afford medical expenses. We also provide temporary foster care for people who are hospitalized and dog walking for people who are no longer able to walk their dogs.

POMDR is led by a dedicated board and an incredible staff. POMDR is also supported by a network of over 600 volunteers who help with foster care, adoption events, transportation, office work, fundraising, and other tasks as they come up. We pride ourselves on adhering to the POMDR culture.

Our vision is to model lifetime care for dogs and all companion animals to help bring about a positive change in the way society thinks about and treats senior dogs, and to create better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, hospice and education.

Our offices and headquarters are located at the POMDR Patricia J Bauer Center at 615 Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove.

Board of Directors

Monica Rua
President and Co-founder
Elle Brookman
Vice President
Kathy Henney
Tracey Pepper
Cathy Heape
Board Member

Office Staff

Carie Broecker
Executive Director and Co-founder
Allison McKee
Operations Manager
Bryan Van Loh
Adoptions Coordinator
Angela Zepp
Volunteer Coordinator
Jessica Esparza
Helping Paw Coordinator

Clinic Staff

Dr. Kimberly Wilkins
Medical Director, part-time
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Veterinarian, part-time
Dr. Jeff Hogans
Veterinarian, part-time
Mariela Rodriguez
Registered Veterinary Technician, part-time
Emily Kammerer
Veterinary Assistant, part-time
Max Lipman
Veterinary Assistant, part-time
Aubrianne Culbertson
Clinic Manager
Caitlin Lupien
Kennel Attendant, part-time
Caite Jackson
Kennel Attendant, part-time
Kristy Jones
Kennel Attendant, part-time
Claire Shellem
Kennel Attendant, part-time

Advisory Council

Debbie Blue
Patrick Casey
Barbara DeGroodt
Henry Nigos
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
By appointment only until the Covid-19 crisis is over
Adoptable dogs available by appointment only
Veterinary Clinic
1251 10th St
Monterey, CA 93940
Medical care for dogs in our program only