Patricia J. Bauer Center:
615 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
11am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday
or by appointment

Adoptable dogs available by appointment only.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 718-9122
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Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corp.
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Adoptable Dogs

Thank you for your interest in adopting a dog! All of our dogs are altered, microchipped, and vaccinated unless our veterinarian advises against sterilization surgery or vaccines due to age or other health concerns. Adoption fees range from $100-$300 depending upon the age and health of the dog and expected future medical expenses that will be taken on by the adopter.

Our dogs are kept in foster homes. To meet an adoptable dog, we will need to set up a meet and greet with the dog's foster parent. The first step is to fill out an online adoption questionnaire.

Here's why older dogs are particularly rewarding to adopt.

Many of our dogs are labeled as “mixed breed” because visual breed identification of dogs is very unreliable. We encourage you to select your new companion by considering each dog’s individual personality and energy level.

Some of these dogs need foster homes. 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. For a complete list of dogs that need fostering click here.

More information about our adoption policies and process, and info about other places to adopt, is at the bottom of this page.


Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Male

Boss is totally boss. He is ridiculously friendly and affectionate. He is a "crawl in your lap" kind of dog. He is good company and so easy to fall in love with. He is good with other dogs but is over excited and pulls to meet dogs while on leash. He is content living with other dogs but if he can receive all the attention of his people, he'd be so happy. He would do best with a doggie door and access to a yard.

Boss joined the UnChained program in Rancho Cielo. He will learn basic obedience over an 8-week course with a teen student.

If you would like to meet Boss, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Basset Hound
Age: 11 years
Weight: 55 pounds
Gender: Female

Wilma is a lovely senior lady who is most comfortable in a quiet home. Once acquainted, she loves receiving attention and affection. She'd love to be apart of a family where she can explore areas and sleep near you. She is great in the home and enjoys walks. She is good at taking direction and aims to please people. She does chase cats and needs a home without them. She has played with many children, but overly hyper kids can intimidate her.

Wilma may get a little protective of her toys. She is a calm, relaxed lady that would benefit by bonding with another senior dog. Her favorite is finding a plush dog bed to sleep on and if she has a canine companion, she is then comfortable being left alone while her person runs errands. She should be fed separately.

Wilma came to POMDR because her previous person is ill and no longer able to care for her. She came to us with Ebonee (a Labrador mix) and they were adopted together but Wilma is insecure and protecting her area when a different resident dog comes near. Wilma could live without another dog or with a confident dog that she could happily share space with, like she did with Ebonee.

If you would like to meet Wilma Flintstone, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 14 years
Weight: 3 pounds
Gender: Male

This is the easiest going little guy! He is good with everyone and just wants to be in someone's lap. He loves to get bundled in a blanket and doesn't really need to spend time in the great outdoors. He used to be a dog that went everywhere with his people in a tote bag, to the store/restaurants and more. Bacardi came to us because his guardian is getting divorced and moving. They absolutely adored Bacardi but haven't been able to find pet friendly housing and were running low on options. He is teeny tiny and truly a "take everywhere" kind of dog.

If you would like to meet Bacardi, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Day-Zee was not showcasing her full potential while at the shelter. She was shy in the strange place but despite this, she remained sweet. We got her out and into a foster home and she is already socializing more. She is great with other dogs and is quickly warming up to human attention.

Day-Zee came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Day-Zee, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 5 years
Weight: 102 pounds
Gender: Female

If being a gentle sweetheart is what takes to earn your stripes then Ms. Lucille Ball has accomplished this ten times over and with the tiger stripes to prove it. She can get pretty excited in a new place, but overall, Lucy is star of a dog and even 5 months in the shelter didn't make her loose her spark. She loves to meet other dogs and is great with children of all ages. Sometimes she can forget her size, but with a gentle reminder she returns to her polite and gentle nature.

Lucy can't go anywhere without her favorite tennis ball and even sleeps with it at night. When she wants to play she will drop the ball at your feet and give you her signature puppy dog eyes. She loves squeaker toys, keep-away, and tug-of-war. She likes to rest her head on the open window during car rides and will insist you want to take her everywhere.

Lucy has a pretty strong prey drive but is learning impulse control by working with at-risk youth through the program UnChained. She lived with two cats for the first time with her foster family, and though it was rocky at first, she is learning to be respectful of kitties in the household and knows to stay behind her doggie gate.

Lucy needs an active person or family who will exercise her regularly and keep her trim. A big yard is ideal but not necessary for the right person or family. A big plus is if she has another large doggie sibling to play with.

Lucy was at the shelter for almost 2 months before coming to POMDR and is still a very happy girl, which shows us she has lots of patience and is holding strong to finding a good home. She came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Lucille Ball, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

Max-a-Million is a one-in-a-million kind of companion. He's smart, savvy and sophisticated, always ready for whatever adventure you'd like to take him on. Gentle with children, other dogs and even cats, Max can adapt to almost any situation. Which is good because he'd really love it if he could spend the day with you at home, running errands in the car or at work.

On walks, Max loves to stop and sniff, and he'll ignore other dogs if his nose finds something more interesting to investigate. Though he's not a puppy, he learns like one - especially if treats are involved. Max is picking up new tricks and good habits all the time from his foster, and we think just about anyone will have a positive experience training him.

Max loves playing with stuffed toys or a ball. Though he enjoys tumbling with other dogs and is particularly gentle with puppies, he's happiest when playing with his person or just lying in your lap for a belly rub.

A veterinary ophthalmologist removed one of Max's eyes because it was no longer functional. The surgery didn't slow him down a bit. He still has vision in his other eye, and he gets around just fine.

If you would like to meet Max-a-Million, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Papillion
Age: 8 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Female

Snickerdoodle was with a gentleman who was a paraplegic. Sadly, he passed away recently and his estate is being liquidated, with no one interested or able to take his dogs. A friend was desperately seeking rescue for Snickers and Hunny and we were happy to help them. Snckers is a darling little dog who has a great temperament. She is friendly with other dogs and people, although she is a little shell-shocked from her recent life changes.

If you would like to meet Snickerdoodle, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Corgi Mix
Age: 10 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Hunny Hunny belonged to a gentleman who was a paraplegic. Sadly, he passed away recently and his estate is being liquidated, with no one interested or able to take his dogs. A friend was desperately seeking rescue for Snickers and Hunny and we were happy to help out. Hunny is sweet like her name suggests. She is a little on the shy side, and isn't over the top with her affections although she does warm up eventually and will give a kiss or two.

If you would like to meet Hunny, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Sadie Sue
 
Sadie Sue

Sponsored By: Kathy Henney

Breed: Miniature Poodle
Age: 12 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Female

Sadie (aka Sadie Sue) was the cherished companion of one of our volunteers' mother, who passed away recently. Although she gets along well with other dogs, she is accustomed to being an only dog in a quiet household. She is hoping for a home without kids, where someone is home more often than not. Sadie is healthy, great in the home, enjoys a daily walk and is a polite hostess when visitors come to call, be they human or animal. She has had successful bilateral cataract surgery with lens replacement, but may be a little hard of hearing. She is incredibly sweet and her future people will surely love her dearly.

If you would like to meet Sadie Sue, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Matilda (aka Molly)
 
Matilda (aka Molly)

Sponsored By: Patti McPherson, Jimmy Johnson, Janet Greeley, Mary Bock

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 28 pounds
Gender: Female

Matilda, aka Molly, doesn't wear a watch, but you wouldn't know that the way she keeps to a schedule. A walk at this time. A meal at that time. Cuddling with you at another time. These are all part of Matilda's plan to live her best life, and she doesn't want to miss a thing.

She enjoys the company of adults and would prefer to be the only doggie in the house so she can get all the attention, all the time. Matilda wants to be the center of your world, and in return she'll happily place you in the center of hers. She'll go with you anywhere, by car or on foot, and if you leave her behind you're likely to hear a few barks of defiance letting you know you forgot something important. She shines best as an only dog, so she should be in a home without any other furry siblings. A retired person or someone who works from home would be a great fit for this senior gal.

Matilda is getting a refresher on potty training, so her new family might want to make sure she has ready access to the outside via a doggie door or regular walks, which she loves.

She has a lick granuloma that is still healing. She also has Cushing's and will be on medication for life. Matilda came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter after her previous guardian entered hospice care. She was adopted from POMDR in October 2017, but her person passed away. We want to uphold our lifelong commitment to her by ensuring she stays happy and comfy in a foster home.

If you would like to meet Matilda (aka Molly), fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Marty

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Marty is a social dog with a lot of love to give. He enjoys being picked up and carried. He is very comfortable around people and cats and is excited to meet new dogs. He could use some guidance on leash, but loves being outside and getting to sniff new things. It is wonderful seeing his joy for life. Marty is a cute boy who will learn a lot with the structure of a good home.

Marty came from the Salinas Shelter after being found as a stray. Marty was adopted in April of 2018, but due to changes in his person's life, he needs a new home.

If you would like to meet Marty, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Little Bear has a wonderful disposition. He is good with other dogs, cats, and even kids. He came to us because he needed veterinary care and his guardian, who is homeless, didn't think financial assistance was the right way to go since she is on the move a lot and she thinks it's hard on him. She has had him since he was a puppy and has taken really good care of him. He is a sweetheart and very well behaved. He is easy to walk, hold, and pet all over. If you are looking for a great home dog that can also go everywhere with you, then this handsome fellow is for you.

If you would like to meet Little Bear, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Davy

Sponsored By: Tiffany Singh

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Male

Davy is a bright, happy little guy who was found as a stray in the middle of nowhere. A good Samaritan picked him up and took him to the local shelter. While slightly underweight, he has a good appetite, and with a little TLC, he will fill out nicely. Davy is surprisingly healthy. His ears have a leathery texture and he had foxtails removed from them. He needed an extensive dental that included 12 extractions, correcting several fistulas, and addressing a fractured jaw that developed from bone loss and decay. It is amazing how sweet this guy is despite going through all of that. He enjoys human attention and gets along beautifully with other dogs. He is going to be a great dog for some lucky people.

If you would like to meet Davy, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Zippie

Sponsored By: Kathleen and Bob Seibel

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Estimated weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Zippie is a shy but incredibly loyal and sweet dog. He does well hanging out at home with you relaxing, but would also love to go for any length walk as your buddy. He still has lots of pep in his step and does well with other dogs. He is a mellow boy at home and an easy keeper.

His foster said, "It truly is my privilege and pleasure to be a foster person for Zippie. I am thankful to be in his company. He has me laughing and is such fun to play with. Tail wags and mouth open like he is laughing with me."

Zippie is very gentlemanly on leash for walks. He is leery of men, but with time and kindness he warms up to them. He would do best in a home where he is not left alone all day. He loves to play with toys and has good energy.

Zippie came to us from a guardian who could no longer care for him.

If you would like to meet Zippie, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Sheeba
 
Sheeba

Sponsored By: Kathleen and Bob Seibel

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 60 pounds
Gender: Female

Sheeba is a peach. She prefers people, but dogs are just fine. She is playful and good on leash, loving her walks and looking like she prances along. Sheeba's hips are a little weak, so she needs a gentle and quiet home without many stairs. She likes going to the dog park and is good about navigating her way through the dogs. Large and overly playful dogs are likely a little much for her as well as young kids. Other than that, this sweetheart is easy and she is good living with a cat. If someone wants a dog that never leaves their side, Sheeba is the girl!

Sheeba was picked up by animal control after her person passed away. She came to POMDR from the SPCA of Monterey County. Sheeba wants to please her person and always looks for direction. She'd prefer a home where she is rarely left alone.

If you would like to meet Sheeba, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Estimated weight: 35 pounds
Gender: Female

Bambie has lived in a family with multiple other dogs and done well. They are all friendly with people and are easy to handle, lead, and give affection to. Their previous guardian was a senior woman who rescued 17 dogs on her large property. Sadly, she passed away and her dogs are now looking for rescue again. Bambie was hit by a car many years ago so she has a hitch in her giddy up. She is hard of hearing as well but looks to her person for guidance. She is good with cats too.

If you would like to meet Bambie, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Female

Munchken is such a love. She adores attention and is good with everyone. She is all smiles while on a lap and receiving attention. She is excellent with other dogs. She is ok on leash and great in the home. She loves the water and enjoys little pools to wade in.

Munchken has lived in a family with multiple other dogs and done great. She all friendly with people and easy to handle. Her previous guardian was a senior woman who rescued 17 dogs on her large property. Sadly, she unexpectedly passed away and her dogs are now looking for rescue again.

If you would like to meet Munchken, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Baby Wolf is a gentle little lady that is curious and explorative. She is decent on leash but prefers to wander a fenced yard than go on a walk. She is hearing impaired but still has a strong nose and good eyes. She has a low energy level with spurts of excitement. She will do great with someone who is nearby while she lounges, eats and walks around a yard. Baby Wolf is great with other dogs and is overall just a sweetheart in need of a home.

Baby Wolf has lived in a family with multiple other dogs and done well. She is friendly with people and easy to hold and pet. Her previous guardian was a senior woman who rescued 17 dogs on her large property. Sadly, she passed away and her dogs are now looking for rescue again.

If you would like to meet Baby Wolf, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Larry gets along wonderfully with other dogs and even cats. He is a quiet, calm dog that loves to cuddle on laps. It is his favorite spot and is such a fan of receiving attention. Once you get him out the front door, he LOVES his walks, and he's a great walking companion. Larry is a very gentle, curious, and a hilarious little guy. It is easy to grow attached to his sweetness.

Larry desires a lot of personal attention and love. Lap napping and walks seem to be the two big things he loves.

His previous guardian was a senior woman who rescued 17 dogs on her large property. Sadly, she unexpectedly passed away and her dogs are now looking for rescue again.

If you would like to meet Larry, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 1 year
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Fonzie enjoys meeting new people and dogs. He is young and social. His curiosity and sweetness showcases his wonderful disposition. He is very playful and looks forward to meeting new dog friends or having canine siblings. He is likely to be very interested in cats as his interest in chasing things is high, having gone after chickens before. He is young and will greatly benefit from further obedience training but has great potential and is a quick learner.

Fonzie joined the UnChained program in Rancho Cielo. He will learn basic obedience over an 8-week course with a teen student.

Fonzie came to us when his guardian could no longer care for him.

If you would like to meet Fonzie, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

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Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 23 pounds
Gender: Female

Precious Girl is really such a sweetheart! Her baby face and cute eyes tell you so much when she looks at you. She needs time to get to know you, but when she does, her personality and affection are revealed. She's a really calm dog and is great for a family who loves a comfy place just as much as she does.

She is a great walking companion and is amazing when meeting dogs and cats, either on a walk or in the home. Precious can be anxious around loud noises or fast moving things, so she is wary of children and would prefer a home without them. She is laid back and perfect for couch cuddles. She is not vocal or needy and is an angel even when left home alone.

Precious is most animated while in the car, as there is pure bliss on her face. She is excited to go and her favorite spot is on a lap. She is happy to snuggle and loves being burrito wrapped. Her foster bought her a teddy bear and Precious uses it as a head rest. She needs a closed yard to go to the restroom and lots of blankets to bundle her up in. She can do well with or without dogs, and is fine sharing space with cats. She would prefer a place with a yard so she can easily go potty.

Precious Girl is vision impaired and nearly deaf. This is why having a dog around that she could bond to and use as a guide could really help with her confidence.

She is in need of a home because her guardian moved into an assisted living facility and can no longer care for her.

If you would like to meet Precious Girl, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Rebecca

Sponsored By: Bruno Roland, Judy Pfeifer, Sean and Carolyn Livingston, Bob and Kathleen Seibel, Ron and Joan Near in memory of Picot, Debra Couch, Bob and Kathleen Seibel in honor of Lisa: Becca's Super-foster, Curtis Galloway

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 52 pounds
Gender: Female

This unconventional beauty is our goofy, darling Rebecca. With her shortish, freckled legs, copper eyes, and gorgeous brindle coat, Rebecca turns more than a few heads.

Three years ago, Rebecca was a homeless dog on the streets of Mexico, unspayed and abandoned. A rescue mission intervened and brought her to safety. When the animal sanctuary where she was placed closed, POMDR stepped in to take Rebecca. She had ruptured the ligaments in her knees so POMDR funded a series of surgeries to fix her legs.

Despite the streets and the surgeries and the other ordeals that she has endured, Rebecca's positive nature and ability to trust has survived. She is a resilient soul who has weathered her misfortunes and transitions with grace. She's attentive, affectionate, playful - the queen of bellyrubs. She has a mischievous sense of humor and will untie your shoelaces just for fun. Rebecca enjoys interaction but also knows how to settle. She's crate trained, great in the house and sleeps through the night. She can be left alone when you go to work and will nap quietly until you return. Such a good girl!

At the sanctuary, where she lived for three years, Rebecca lived with dogs, horses, cattle and cats. While she would be fine as an only child, her first choice would be to have a dog sibling to play with.

The knee surgeries worked and Rebecca is an active girl who looks forward to her daily walks. However, she has mild to moderate hip dysplasia and arthritis in her knees. Supplements and further evaluations can help keep her arthritis in check. Rebecca could succumb to seizures without her daily oral medication and thus will need the correct dosage for life.

Rebecca is smart, food motivated, and learns quickly. She was adopted in 2018 but her guardian is facing health issues that require her attention and she is no longer able to care for Rebecca. This dog has lots of love to share and is ready to spend the rest of her life being some lucky person's BFF.

If you would like to meet Rebecca, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Cockapoo
Age: 12 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Female

Isabella is the sweetest little teddy bear. She has a gentle and patient personality. She attended one of our busiest events and was wonderful with everyone, even hyper little kiddos. She is content around other dogs and happy to share her space and people. She likes treats and hopes for a comfortable place near her future person, who she will quickly bond with. Isabella came to us because her guardian passed away.

If you would like to meet Isabella, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Roo

Sponsored By: Daniel O'Briant, Susan Robinson in memory of her dog who was also named Roo

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 40 pounds
Gender: Female

Roo is an intelligent, athletic, happy dog who has a condition called mega-esophagus. This means that it is difficult for her to keep food down, and she has to eat in a special Bailey Chair that helps her stay upright. She is well-trained to use her chair and handles her condition with grace! There is a system for handling her food/water issues that we will happily teach to her next person.

The trickiest element of Roo's care is that she can't drink water by conventional methods, thus she can't have water bowls lying around. She gets her water intake in the form of gelatin cubes that are fun and simple to make in big batches. She needs a home that can help her out with this. Other than that, she is a totally normal dog! Roo is good with other dogs and new people. She is very smart and loves riding in the car. Sadly, her senior guardian can no longer care for her. Roo has been well loved and we want to help give her a good future.

If you would like to meet Roo, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 4 years
Weight: 83 pounds
Gender: Male

Potter greets everyone like a friend he hasn't seen in years. He is such a happy boy and is used to having a whole acre to run around. He is an energetic and friendly pup. He is bursting with personality and would gladly be your new running companion. He has lived happily with a cat (though is very froward in meeting them) and finds joy in being with other dogs. He is comfortable in a crate, responds well to basic commands, and is a gentleman indoors. Potter is an excellent dog and will surely make his future people happy.

Potter came to us because his guardian moved to a smaller home with a tiny backyard that isn't suitable for him. They also need this time to focus on their family and want what is best for Pottter.

If you would like to meet Potter, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

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Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 61 pounds
Gender: Female

Athena is an absolute love! This gal doesn't move very fast, but still has a spring in her step. She walks well on leash and minds her person well. Athena is very, very affectionate and will regularly approach you for pets. People are definitely her priority and she would be best as the only dog.

Athena came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Athena, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 9 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Female

Baby Bell came to us because her guardian had to move to a location that will only allow two dogs. They have to reduce their pack size to accommodate the rules. She will warm up to you if you offer your lap for her to crawl into. She was very tolerant of her energetic packmate but is timid and really just wants to be held. A quiet home with plenty of warm places is her ideal adoption home. She is hoping for someone willing to carry her when she is unable to physically trek the distance or traverse obstacles.

If you would like to meet Baby Bell, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Jemma

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Little Pup Lodge

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Jemma is a calm and collected little lady who is most content atop a lap. She is indifferent to dogs and is comfortable sharing space with them. Jemma is fine being left alone, but when with you, she is hoping you will let her get up and nap on your lap. She rides great in the car and is good on leash for slow walks. She will zoom around on carpet and prefers walking on that over hardwood. Jemma is a little cutie and a great companion.

Jemma does have weak hind legs and needs a home without stairs. She is on vetmedin for her heart and can be picky about taking her meds.

Jemma came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Jemma, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Robby

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Age: 11 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Robby loves going on walks and is happy to see the world. He enjoys playing with toys and is good around other dogs once he's comfortable. He is great on walks, although he will likely bark when first seeing another dog while on leash, but he is receiving help to correct this and is likely due to his limited vision. He really loves his daily walks. He is very food motivated and can be directed and taught with treats. He loves people and bonds strongly to his guardians.

Robby was hit by a car and has since recovered. He has some sensitivity in his lower back but has no limited mobility. Robby came from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and has recovered in the care of a foster for several months.

If you would like to meet Robby, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Rosemarie
 
Rosemarie

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Rosemarie, or Rosie, is a great dog. She is fun, affectionate and silly. She really loves her walks, where she gets along very nicely with every dog she meets. She likes to interact with the other dogs in the home and lives happily in a pack.

Rosie is very friendly with people of all ages, and enjoys sitting in their laps. When not hanging out with other dogs or people, Rosie enjoys sleeping on the couch with her head on her favorite stuffed toy. She also enjoys car rides, and to keep her stable and safe, a crate works well.

At her foster home, she is left free in the house when no one is home and has been a perfect angel - quiet and doesn't get into mischief. She's a smart little dog who picks up new routines very quickly. Her foster mom describes her as fun, sweet, loving and easy; she couldn't ask for a better dog. She is a treat lover who adores snuggling and attention.

She is a three-time cancer survivor; breast cancer twice and cancer on her toe. She had a toe removed. She is amazingly resilient.

Rosie was found as a stray and taken to the shelter and was there for an unbelievable two months before she came into our program. She was adopted from POMDR in 2013, but her person recently has been going through hard times and needs Rosie to go to a new home. We hope she will catch the eye of someone who will adore and treasure her always. Ideally, they will not have stairs and can let her out often to go potty. She also struggles on slippery floors.

If you would like to meet Rosemarie, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 25 pounds
Gender: Male

Sparky lived with his guardian his whole life. She became paralyzed suddenly from a rare condition and is not expected to recover. Sparky's world turned upside down. With nowhere to go, he was boarded at a vet clinic for 2 1/2 weeks while friends of the guardian searched for a place for him. They found POMDR, and we took Sparky in.

He is a gentle dog. He gets along wonderfully with cats and dogs. He has no aggression towards animals or people. The moves have been hard for Sparky. He will most likely pace for several days until he settles into a new home. Confining him to a small space helps to calm his anxiety. He is a quiet dog. He may let out a soft, sad howl from time to time. No doubt missing his old life and his Mama.

Sparky loves to watch TV. You'll smile over seeing him fixate on a show. He does have impaired vision and is nearly deaf. He will happily sit next to you and watch your shows.

Sparky is a sweet senior with a constantly wagging tail. Once he settles into a comfortable environment, you'll find a worthy companion.

If you would like to meet Sparky Senior, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Age: 8 years
Weight: 75 pounds
Gender: Female

This friendly girl is amazing. She loves people and is just the sweetest. Paige is ready for a family. She enjoys meeting dogs and you can see the joy in her wagging tail. She will happily lounge with you or go on a romp around the town. She rides great in the car and could even make a good office dog.

Paige joined us from Salinas Animal Services. She has several masses that we are having removed and biopsied.

If you would like to meet Paige, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Cocoa Bean
 
Cocoa Bean

Sponsored By: The Henney Hounds, Debra Violini in memory of Raisin

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 15 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

Cocoa Bean is a classic lap dog. She is great with all new people and is happy being picked up and held. She's a total snuggle bug and will sit on any lap that is available. She does enjoy her short walks, but being by her person's side in a comfy place is her true bliss. She is good with other dogs and is comfortable in a crate. She burrows under blankets and you may hear a gentle snore if you listen closely.

Cocoa is needing a new home after her previous guardians' living situation changed and they were unable to keep her. Her ideal home would have her people mostly home and happy to snuggle with her.

If you would like to meet Cocoa Bean, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 24 pounds
Gender: Female

Zoe was adopted by a wonderful couple who adored her. Several months after adoption, Zoe instigated a doggie brawl with a neighbor's dog. The neighbor, in a moment of panic, hit Zoe several times with a golf club. She was rushed to the emergency clinic and underwent brain surgery to remove bone from her brain.

The family did all they could to help her recover. Unfortunately, since the attack, she suffered from a few seizures. She is now on affordable, daily medication to control these and hasn't experienced any more since being medicated. We were contacted by her family and after dealing with Zoe's special needs for over a year, they are unable to continue. They have a three year old child, who Zoe is wonderful with, and a senior mother who tripped over Zoe, so caring for everyone became too much. Zoe is in need of a new home.

Zoe is fine being left alone while you work or run errands. She is a good girl in the home and is happy to see you upon returning. She is fine with other dogs or being in a pack. She is gentle with people she meets and a fantastically sweet girl. She enjoys the company of cats and is fine with sharing her space, toys and food.

Zoe first came to POMDR after her guardian passed away. We hope to help her again.

If you would like to meet Zoe, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 3 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Female

If you are looking for your shadow, look no further than little Alejandra (Alex). Alex is a very sweet, people-loving dog who, although shy at first, is always ready for pats and rubs once she gets to know you. She loves to go on walks and is inquisitive about new things.

Alex does very well on car rides and is a good dog to take to the dog park or to other places, if there isn't a crowd. She is excited to meet other dogs and is currently living with a dog in her foster home. She would be good in a home as the only dog or even with a doggie friend who will play with her.

Her hobbies include chasing her tail, giving kisses, and trying to steal pats from her foster brother. Alex's two loves in life are food and attention and she isn't afraid to tell you about it. She can get a little over stimulated with lots of people and kids around, so she would do better in a calm household with a single person or couple.

Alejandra is in need of a new home because her person entered assisted living.

If you would like to meet Alejandra, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

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Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Louise is an animated little lady. She is tiny and fun. She loves receiving attention from people and will seek it out. She is great with other dogs despite the occasional grumble. She is extremely sweet, and her corky personality is sure to win your affection. Louise is indifferent about going for walks. She is an introvert in that way and would be just as happy not going. She is the perfect match for someone who wants a companion but doesn't necessarily want to take her for walks.

Louise came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services along with her mother, Tiana, who is also adoptable, and while these two ladies enjoy living together, we found that they are just fine independent as well.

Louise learned basic obedience through a program called UnChained.

If you would like to meet Louise, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Female

Rosebud is gentle, docile and oh so sweet. She was very matted and in pretty bad shape before being found. She has been shaved down and just needs a little time and TLC to return to being a fluff-ball. She loves being held and is so grateful for human attention. She is comfortable around other dogs and likes to explore. She has cataracts in both eyes and yet still has decent vision. This little love deserves a forever home.

Rosebud came to POMDR from Salians Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Rosebud, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Poodle
Age: 12 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

Lula is so sweet! She looks like a stuffed animal, yet is an energetic little thing. She happily follows you around and will help herself to exploring wherever she is. Her tail is always wagging and she runs to you when you call her. She is happy being held but also wants to be apart of the action. She is great with other dogs and responds when called.

She joined us from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Lula, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

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Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male

Drew comes to us from Monterey County Animal Services. He was brought to our attention because the shelter staff and one of our volunteers noticed he was not doing well in the shelter. He is super timid and the stress of being at the shelter was taking a toll on him. He is great in meeting people and dogs, so we wanted to help him. There was almost an immediate change in his demeanor once he was out and mingling! He seems much happier and is ready for a home and family.

If you would like to meet Drew, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Peekaboo
 
Peekaboo

Sponsored By: Breana Bartholomew, Duke and Ruby; Lisa Maddalena and Bill Speacht

ADOPTION PENDING - If you are interested in this dog, please keep an eye on our website in case the adoption doesn’t work out and the dog becomes available again.

Breed: Pekingese
Age: 6 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Peekaboo is a really happy little guy. He is sweet, easy to pet and vey eager for attention. He will walk right up to everyone and introduce himself. Peekaboo is also good with other dogs and can be part of a pack or a person's one companion. He has an unformed eye that limits his vision but does not slow him down.

He came to us from Salinas Animals Services.

Beauty
 
Beauty

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Australian Shepherd
Age: 14 years
Weight: 43 pounds
Gender: Female

Beauty is a smiley fluff-ball that doesn't seem to act her age. She is smart and interested in her surroundings. She is gentle and good with other dogs. She would love to go on walks with her person and explore. She is vision and hearing impaired, but that doesn't get in the way. Her ideal home would be a single level home.

Beauty came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Beauty, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

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Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 7 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Female

Cheeka came to us because her guardian had to move to a location that will only allow two dogs. They had to reduce their pack size to accommodate the rules. Cheeka was left needing a new home, however, it may be a blessing in disguise as she is socializing more and have positive experiences with people. She is more curious and outgoing and it is wonderful to see her seeking attention and affection. She is super cute and loves to cuddle. Cheeka is ready, and if you are looking for a dog to fall in love with and grow a special bond to, then she is your dog.

If you would like to meet Cheeka, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Hero

Sponsored By: Ed and Sharilyn Cabelera in memory of Beau, Debra and George Couch

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

This is our little Hero. He is as precious as can be. He follows his people around, gives little kisses and loves to get gentle rubs. He likes to fall asleep wherever his people are, preferably nearby in a cozy bed. He does love exploring, though. He is good on walks and wants to smell all the new spots. Hero was found in horrible condition, but after medical care and TLC, he is blossoming. It is amazing how much he has already improved and we are excited to see his progress. He has a gentle, trusting and friendly personality, despite apparent years of neglect.

Hero is good with other dogs and could easily have canine siblings. He rides well in the car and is generally very quiet and mellow. His sweetness is always shining.

Hero has low thyroid levels and is on medication to balance them. This played a role in his current appearance, and we are thankfully already seeing improvement, including some fur regrowth!

Hero came to us from Salinas Animal Services after being found as a stray.

If you would like to meet Hero, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Harold
 
Harold

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck, Cindy Reskovic in memory of Squeeky

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Male

Harold is very people-oriented pup. He is a smart guy who is great at following his person around. He loves to be picked up and held. He is much more active than his age would indicate, and he could fit into any environment where he would get personal attention and moderate activity. Harold is happy lounging by your feet or cruising around the block with you.

Harold thrives as an only pet, but can peacefully coexist with other dogs. He isn't a big fan of kitties and would do best in a home without them. He has lived with older children and done well with them.

Harold has a heart murmur that will need to be monitored for the rest of his life, but it currently doesn't slow him down one bit.

Harold came to us from the SPCA for Monterey County after being picked up as a stray by one of our volunteers.

If you would like to meet Harold, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

Maybelline is a sweetheart that just really needed to get out of the shelter. The staff really advocated for her since she was very timid and scared while there but did solicit attention once familiar. She will be great for someone that can help socialize her and spend some time building her confidence through positive encounters. Her ideal home is a quiet one where she can bond strongly to an adoring human. Maybelline is good with other dogs and happy to share space with them. This dog is easy to love, be with, and so cute!

Maybelline came to us from Salinas Animal Services. She has dry eye and will be on meds for life to keep it clear and comfortable.

If you would like to meet Maybelline, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Tiana

Sponsored By: Maria O'Reilly

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Tiana is a snuggly, love of a lap dog. She is precious and calm. She is great with other dogs and is happy to receive attention from people, even when they are new. She will bond quickly to someone who shows her love. She walks well on leash and is ready to tag along. Tiana is an easy addition to any family and the one who gives her the opportunity will be rewarded with an excellent dog.

Tiana came to us from Salinas Animal Services with her daughter, Louise, who is also adoptable. They are comfortable living without each other but are so cute together that it'd be great to see them go to the same home.

If you would like to meet Tiana, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Jack White
 
Jack White

Sponsored By: Blitz J.

Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
Age: 7 years
Weight: 22 pounds
Gender: Male

Jack White is a playful and cuddly little guy who loves to chase the ball. He is hoping for a home where he will get ample time to play fetch and a yard in which to do so. As much as he loves outside activity he loves to cuddle on the couch. Jack is good with other dogs after an enthusiastic first meet but can be reactive towards them on leash. He is good with older kids in the home and has been sweet and all smiles when meeting younger kids on walks but would be best suited with older children. He cannot live with cats. Jack absolutely loves car rides and is ready to be your companion.

Jack is looking for a calm, assertive leader who is willing to get him into basic obedience. He would do best in a home with a big yard where he can play fetch, but not have to meet a ton of other dogs. He can peacefully co-exist with another mellow dog, once he gets over his vocal introduction.

Jack was a guardian surrender and we hope to find him a great match for his forever home.

If you would like to meet Jack White, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Frodo

Sponsored By: Karen White, Scott Bauder and Michel Cordellos, The Cordellos Family, Linda Trevenen, Janet Wedekind in memory of Tom and Sandra Cordellos, Cherie and Michael Ahern, Edythe Cordellos, Glen and LaVonne Bauder, The Gullotta Law Group, Cherie and Michael Ahern

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Age: 12 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Frodo is a little cutie who could be a great addition to your home. He knows basic commands, walks well on leash, and even understands crate time. He may be able to live with other dogs but Frodo prefers his own space and people and thus would be happier as the only dog. He doesn't care for cats, though may be able to live with them if friendly. He does not want to live with children though. He becomes apprehensive around them and would prefer to keep his distance. Frodo is a good dog looking for another chance to share his affection.

Mister Frodo is looking for a forever home because his guardian had to enter assisted living and has since passed away.

If you would like to meet Frodo, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Jersey

Sponsored By: Cindy Reskovic, Forgiving Paws, Sharon Barry, Robert and Kathleen Seibel, Kim and Kevin Barcellos

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 43 pounds
Gender: Female

Hi, I'm Jersey! And I am looking for my forever home with the help of POMDR. I am currently living with my foster parent and we are on a good schedule that I like a lot. I wake up in the morning in my crate where I sleep most of the time (although I get to spend the weekend nights on my pillow bed). Then I go outside and come in and have my breakfast in my special slow chow bowl. After that I hang out for pets with my foster parent a bit before they leave for work. Then I get my kong stuffed with healthy snacks that I work on for a while. I stay home alone during the day while my foster parent is at work.

I look out the window and bark sometimes at people and dogs that go by during the day. I especially bark at the black birds that hang out in the yard. I like to protect my area and make sure everything is okay. When my foster parent comes home from work, we go outside. I sit down and get brushed for a while and we work on my training. I can sit, lie down, lie over, stay, come, weave thru someone's legs that I trust and spin. Sometimes I can give my paw for a shake. I like learning new things and practicing them.

Then we either go for a walk around our neighborhood or a store. I'm working on being better on my leash but new smells excite me and I like sniffing everything. Also, I like to ride in the car and will stay in the backseat sitting nicely and will stand up and put my head out the window when it is open.

After our walk, I get dinner and then relax for the rest of the night either getting more pets which I can never get enough of on my head, ears & neck, chewing on my antler or taking a nap.

I have some mild arthritis in my hips. I take a medication twice a day to help with it. I do like to spend time with other dogs at playdates and on walks but I would rather be the star in my own house. If there is another dog that doesn't like attention as much as I do, it might be okay to have a dog sister or brother.

I came to POMDR from a good Samaritan who found me as a stray in Hollister. We could not locate my original guardian. I recently had a DNA test and found that I am 75% Border Collie with the rest being unknown mixed breed.

If you would like to meet Jersey, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Peppermint
 
Peppermint

Sponsored By: Karen McAdams

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Peppermint is a cutie. This munchkin walks well on leash and still enjoys going out and about. He is great with other dogs and is friendly with everyone. His true passion is pleasing people and receiving attention from them. He is comfortable around cats but is unfortunately allergic to them. He us well-mannered in the home. Peppermint is a happy dog looking for people to love. He prefers to be almost always near his people. He has allergies and thus has a restricted diet, but thankfully loves all the snacks he receives.

Peppermint is looking for a new home because his previous guardian passed away.

If you would like to meet Peppermint, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

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Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 18 pounds
Gender: Male

Sinatra is all class. He is calm and inquisitive and a smooth character all together. He can charm humans and other dogs with ease. He just needs a human to give him a chance because, you're nobody 'til somebody loves you.

Sinatra came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Sinatra, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Dixie

Sponsored By: Manutech Mfg., Duke Bartholomew, Mary and Kailey in memory of Suki, Maureen Dillon, Cindy Reskovic in memory of Katherine

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 15 years
Weight: 23 pounds
Gender: Female

Dixie is a cuddly and affectionate little senior gal who loves attention and really thrives on human contact. She is on the timid side when meeting new people; she takes her time and then slowly warms up to them. Dixie's eye was enucleated and the other has low vision, which contributes to her initial hesitation with new people but she is always sweet.

Dixie would love to have a cat friend in her life if possible. She has lived with dogs, too, and would be fine as an only dog or part of a pack.

Dixie has multiple health issues that need ongoing attention. She is on daily eye medication, but only visits the ophthalmologist every six months. She has chronic ear and skin issues and is under the care of a dermatologist. She has environmental allergies, takes daily medication to help keep her skin and ears healthy. She has issues with incontinence and would be best in a home without carpet that has easy access to potty pads or the outdoors. She has low thyroid for which she is on medication, and needs to have her thyroid levels checked every 4-6 months. She is looking for a devoted adopter who isn't bothered by her special needs.

Dixie came to us as a stray from Salinas Animal Services. She was adopted through us but her person passed away. We are honoring our lifelong commitment to our dogs and are searching for a soft place for her to land with a foster.

If you would like to meet Dixie, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

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Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 37 pounds
Gender: Male

Dusty is a sweet dog with a constant wagging tail. He will give you a gentle nudge with his muzzle for more attention. He is affectionate and friendly. He will bond quickly to his future person. He does get a anxious with new visitors once established in a home, but socializing could help him understand. Dusty needs to live in a single story home without cats. He LOVES to go for walks, and is excellent gentleman on leash. He will be a great companion for some lucky person.

Dusty was picked up as a stray and went unclaimed at Salinas Animal Services. His exceptional personality drove POMDR to help him find a new home.

Dusty was adopted and did well until recently with new visitors entering the home. He has become protective of the house and a change of environment could really help his insecurity and break him of this behavior.

If you would like to meet Mr. Dusty, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 95 pounds
Gender: Male

Mick Jagger (or Mickey) has a riveting story. He was originally boarded at a local facility but the guardians just never picked him up. They kept claiming they would and even paid for another week, but made no effort to actually come and get him. Eventually, they canceled their credit cards, stopped responding and abandoned this handsome boy. The boarding staff absolutely love him and hope to help him find a loving forever home that will appreciate his sweetness. Mickey is a big softy who can quickly woo you with his agile moves, just like Jagger. He loves to play ball, and he has lived with a tiny Pomeranian.

We did a DNA test and found that he is a cross of Boxer, American Bulldog and American Staffordshire Terrier.

If you would like to meet Mick Jagger, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Carlos
 
Carlos

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck, Sandra Newby

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Male

Carlos eagerly wants to be everyone's friend! He is good with other dogs, merrily following his foster sibling around. He is comfortable meeting new people and is happy to be picked up and cuddled. He really is a love bug! Carlos is a mellow guy with long legs and the softest fur. He walks nicely on leash too.

Carlos has a heart murmur and is on medication to keep his heart as healthy as possible.

Carlos is a special needs dog because he does have seizures from coughing fits. This has been controlled and we are able to keep his seizures at bay. Yes, he has medical issues but is a loving and happy dog that deserves adoring people. He loves to be with you wherever you are and is totally loyal.

Carlos came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Carlos, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Ebonee and Wilma
 
Ebonee and Wilma

Sponsored By: Karen Strickland

Breed: Large Mixed Breed, Basset Hound
Age: 11 years, 11 years
Weight: 75 pounds, 55 pounds
Gender: Female, Female

Ebonee, the large mixed breed, and Wilma, the Basset Hound, are two lovely ladies who are most comfortable having each other near. Ebonee is the more outgoing of the two, but once acquainted, Wilma loves receiving attention and affection. They are a little pack, exploring areas and sleeping together. Both are good in the home and enjoy walks. They are good at taking direction and aim to please people. These ladies do chase cats and need a home without them. They have played with many children, but overly hyper kids can intimidate them.

Wilma and Ebonee may get a little protective of their toys, but that has never escalated. They are calm, relaxed ladies as long as they have each other. They like to sleep on dog beds and are comfortable being left alone while their person runs errands. They should be fed separately.

Wilma and Ebonee came to POMDR because their previous person is ill and no longer able to care for them. They were adopted but Wilma is insecure and protecting her area when the resident dog comes near. It is best if Ebonee and Wilma go to a home without other dogs.

If you would like to meet Ebonee and Wilma, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Lolita

Sponsored By: Sharilyn and Edward Cabelera in memory of Beau

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 6 pounds
Gender: Female

When you meet Lolita, your eyes will probably lock with hers. Not just because she has a sweet, expressive face, but also because this little lady is all about connecting with her people. She loves making eye contact to figure out what you're feeling or gain clues to what you might do next.

She is amazingly observant and super smart. Twice, she's alerted her foster mom about a pot burning on the stove, and she's even been known to find missing items. Lolita is a true companion dog, happy to be by your side, wherever your side may be. She loves relaxing in her doggie bed on car rides, and since she's so small, she's easy to take with you.

Lolita can be shy at first but quickly warms up to gentle people, especially those bearing treats, and small dogs. She is crate trained and walks well on leash, but she does need to avoid stairs. Her guardian became ill and physically unable to care for her, so she's hoping for a new, quiet home where she can make you the center of her universe.

If you would like to meet Lolita, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Male

Ollie Ollie is sweet hearted, loving, and eager to please. He knows his name and small commands like sit, stay, come, let's go, and now walk. He likes to be wherever you are at, like a guardian angel. He would prefer to stay home and snuggle up but if you are going on an adventure, then he wants to go too! Ollie has a healthy appetite and likes to stay hydrated. The more he gets to know you the more spunky he is. He likes to toss his treats up in the air and put on a show. Ollie gets along fine with other dogs but he adores being your main attention. He'd make a great companion for someone looking for love and affection.

Ollie came to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter after being surrendered by a family that had him his entire life. The guardian became ill and they could no longer care for Ollie.

If you would like to meet Ollie Ollie, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Bob Barker
 
Bob Barker

Sponsored By: Suzanne Davis

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 16 years
Weight: 17 pounds
Gender: Male

Bob is on the search for his new best friend. He wants to be by your side anywhere you go. Bob has so much love to give and his friendly to all; including people, dogs and cats. He likes riding in the car and is always excited for a walk. He loves to tag along with his people and is a perfect gentleman when out and about. He is a very handsome boy and gets lots of attention. Bob's foster mom takes him to the beach, on easy hikes, to the horse stables, shopping, and anywhere else dogs can go! While running errands, he patiently waits in the car sleeping in his dog bed.

Bob does have separation anxiety. Adjustments are hard on him without someone he considers part of his pack. He bonds strongly to people who show him affection, take him on walks and give him delicious food. Bob has diminished hearing but is attentive and follows direction. He is such a good, gentle boy, you're sure to fall in love.

Bob prefers to keep all 4 feet on the ground or lay in his bed and does not jump on furniture. He thrives off of routine and transition will be difficult on him. After acclimating, you'll have the sweetest of companions with him.

Bob came to POMDR from a family that had him for 15 years. After a divorce, neither guardian could care for him any more. They are thrilled he is getting a second chance.

If you would like to meet Bob Barker, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

Butterbean will quickly win your heart. She did so with the staff at Salinas Animal Services and was even allowed to stay up front and greet everyone! They love her and wish they could hire her on but apparently there are rules about hiring dogs as staff employees. Instead, we think she would make a great companion for someone! She is shy at first, but she desires attention and will come over for a snuggle. She is good with other dogs and will settle in nicely at any calm home.

Butterbean was found as a stray and came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Butterbean, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Male

Albus enjoys giving kisses and loves attention from people. This guy would love a quiet home where he can spend ample time with his people, joining them on outings and walks. He was once in pain and became afraid that being picked up would hurt him, however, now he is comfortable and social again. It is truly wonderful to see! Reminders that people love him will keep this cutie happy. He is amazing with other dogs; big or small, he assimilates quickly into the pack. He is excited to receive treats and responds well to human voices. He even walks well on leash and is good in the car.

Albus came to us from Monterey County Animal Shelter.

If you would like to meet Albus, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 1 year
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Male

Ash, aka Doc, loves to go for long walks and hikes. He enjoys meeting new dogs and people. He has had some off leash time at the beach and is learning to listen to commands, but mostly follows the lead of other dogs. He is very much a pack dog! Ash is a super happy and loving guy. He adores his person and is always wagging his tail. He loves snuggling on the couch and burrowing under blankets. He's a total lovebug.

Ash has a mixed energy level. He is playful, friendly and excited around other dogs. He loves gentle children and quickly makes it "fun time." He is good at being mellow in the house and sleeping through the night, and will snuggle up and nap with other dogs after playtime.

Ash is good with free rein of the house. He does exceptionally well with indoor/outdoor access to handle his business. He is a quick learner. He has slight anxiety when left alone, but is comfortable in familiar settings and with canine companions. He is good to take along in the car and rides nicely.

Ash is an absolute gem and will make for an amazing addition to a family, ideally one with another pup. Older, dog savvy children would also love having Ash as part of an active family.

Ash is among the 17 dogs POMDR brought back from Ventura County Animal Services on November 16th to help free up space for dogs being evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire in Southern California.

If you would like to meet Ash Ventura, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Female

Chika has an underbite that will melt your heart. If her pearly whites won't, her personality surely will. She is a sweetheart! She walked right up to an 95 lb dog and kissed him right on the nose. She is friendly and got some pep in her step.

Chika came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter.

If you would like to meet Chika, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Cinnamon
 
Cinnamon

Sponsored By: Meredith and Disun den Daas, Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound
Age: 15 years
Weight: 92 pounds
Gender: Female

Cinnamon, or Sage, is about as easy as a dog gets. She is friendly, loves contact, loves dogs, loves to sniff, and loves to play. She acts much younger than her age. Cinnamon is the poster girl for graceful aging. If you adopt her, you are bringing home a winner.

Cinnamon is needing a home without cats.

Cinnamon came to POMDR from the SPCA for Monterey County.

If you would like to meet Cinnamon, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Mack

Sponsored By: Melanie Chavez

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Male

Mack (aka Angel) is a good little friend once you give him time to trust you. He will come and introduce himself with a sniff, and if you get lower he will show his acceptance with continued curiosity, at which time he will bask in your affection. He is good on leash but will bark at other dogs and strangers. He is friendly with dogs though, and enjoys playing with them at the beach. He has lived with cats before and seems happy around them. Mack loves goodies, and the quickest way to become his best friend is to offer a savory treat.

Mack does some resource guarding of his food and treats with other dogs, but has not displayed this toward people.

Mack was found on the side of the road and a family took him in, cared for him, and eventually called him their own. Unfortunately, after having two kids, they have found that Mack is not good around the high energy and grabby hands of small children. He can get stressed and will become scared. They are worried for Mack's happiness and wellbeing and are sad to say goodbye, yet optimistic he will find a better situation. He is a good boy and will be a great companion in the right home.

If you would like to meet Mack, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Amos

Sponsored By: Karen Strickland

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Amos is a senior cutie that was found soaking wet near a levee and having trouble standing up and walking. He has since improved and his social personality has been revealed. He is very affectionate and people driven, but if there is nobody around, he will find a cozy spot and curl up into a ball. Amos is a fan of soft snacks and burrowing. His tail wags often and he is surprisingly spry. He is comfortable around other dogs and should be an easy addition to any home.

See more of this marvelous dog in his attached video.

Amos can be left in a crate while you leave. He absolutely loves beds and snuggling in them. His friendliness is so endearing. He sees new people and wags his tail until they pet him. He will accept treats from anyone and just wants to be by his people.

Amos came to POMDR from Santa Cruz County Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Amos, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 12 years
Weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Female

Cindi Sue is such a sweetheart and wonderful with dogs of all sizes! She will follow you around and loves to warm up your lap. She is great on leash and perfect for short romps around a garden. She is comfortable being dressed in different clothes of the latest dog fashion. She is not protective of her food or person and is so gentle and small. She enjoys soft treats and is excited for her future person.

Cindi Sue came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter.

If you would like to meet Cindi Sue, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Candy

Sponsored By: John Click

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 10 pounds
Gender: Female

Candy is just as sweet as her name! She is vision impaired and hard of hearing but does her best to follow people and is sweet to everyone. She is undeniably adorable, curious and friendly with other dogs. If you love cute dogs, then she is the one for you.

Candy comes to us from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

If you would like to meet Candy, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Nash

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Male

Nash is a tiny sweetie. Pick him up and he is happy. Put him down and he is content investigating. He is so cute that you'll want to put him in your pocket and go. This pup will make anyone chuckle constantly. He has a moderate energy level, does well with other dogs and is very friendly with people. He is very submissive, rolling on his back to reveal his belly to any snarky dog or intimidating person. He enjoys playing with other dogs but his eyes are mostly for people, and they are cute, begging eyes that desire love.

Nash rides great in cars and is an amazing sweetie. You'll fall in love upon meeting him.

Nash came to us form Monterey County Animal Services after he was found as a stray.

If you would like to meet Nash, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.

Corky

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 18 years
Weight: 16 pounds
Gender: Male

Corky is laid-back, quiet and pleasant to be around, yet still has a surprising amount of energy for an older fellow. He likes attention and allows handling by strangers. If he's nervous or in a new area, he may pace back and forth until he's comfortable, then he'll settle in and relax.

Corky is friendly to cats and gets along well with other dogs. He walks nicely on a leash and frequently stops to smell the flowers along the way. He also enjoys car rides, but needs to be restrained, or he'll wander around the car while you're driving.

When left home alone, Corky prefers a soft spot to recline and a view of the outside - he's not a fan of crates. His vision has diminished but he can still detect movement. He's easy-going and adaptable to the situation and would do well in a home with dogs and/or cats or by himself.

Corky appreciates having a doggie door, because sometimes he needs to go in the middle of the night, as expected of a man his age. He's mostly deaf and can hear only high voices or loud noises, which he will investigate. He enjoys chew toys - especially softer ones or those designated for puppies.

Corky came to us after his guardian went into assisted living.

If you would like to meet Corky, fill out our online adoption questionnaire.



All of our adoptable dogs are cared for in quality loving foster homes. Each of our foster homes must meet exceptional standards of care for the dogs they foster and the highest levels of professionalism in all aspects of their volunteer work. Each dog in our program receives a thorough veterinary exam upon intake. The senior dogs also get a senior blood panel and in many cases a dental cleaning and any necessary extractions.

All adopters must agree to a home visit and annual visits throughout the life of the dog in order to adopt one of the dogs entrusted to our care. We do appreciate your willingness to open your heart and your home to a dog in need of a permanent family. We take our role of placing dogs in a new home very seriously and do everything we can to ensure the dogs we place are well cared for throughout their lives.

Often senior dogs make the most grateful companions. They typically are already house broken, know basic commands, need only minimal to moderate exercise, and are content to be safe in a loving home taking a much deserved nap in a peaceful environment. Whether you adopt a senior dog or a younger dog we thank you for helping to save a life!

You may also want to check out animals available for adoption at Animal Friends Rescue Project, Salinas Animal Services, Monterey County Animal Services, the Santa Cruz SPCA, Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, the SPCA of Monterey County, the Senior Dogs Project, Muttville, Old Dog Haven, and NORCAL Golden Retriever Rescue. Click here for a list of national adoption websites.