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 $155-$305 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.


Pix

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

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

Pix is a social butterfly! She is not bashful about jumping in your lap, giving kisses or pawing you for more pets. If you want a cuddle buddy, look no further! Pix is a mellow little lady who likes to sleep in and wants to snuggle up with you. She is a very sweet little girl who loves her humans and is eager to please. Because of this, we believe she would be happier as an only dog so she can soak up all your love. However, she is great with other dogs and has lived with them before. She has also lived with cats and even chickens, and done perfectly fine with them. Her current fosters never have to worry about her getting into anything and they like to play tug of war with her squeaky toys. She is good on leash, rides well in the car and is a great little companion.

Pix is visually impaired. She has cataracts and may go blind.

She came to us because her guardian passed away.

If you would like to meet Pix, 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.

Doug

Sponsored By: Prisila and Richard Johnson, Bruno Roland

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 22 pounds
Gender: Male

Doug is a darling senior fellow. He toddles about and is happy to say hi to everyone in the room. He's great with kids and has been around children for much of his life. He is content around other dogs and can definitely have canine siblings. He is crate trained and comfortable being home alone. He is great in the car too. He wears his big smile almost all of the time and would be an excellent companion!

He came to us because his guardian passed away. He served as her ESA dog.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

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

Ophelia has a wonderful little personality! She is curious and wants to explore her surroundings but also is happy being in your lap. Bring out the treats and you will have her full attention. She wags her little tail and sticks out her tongue in anticipation of anything remotely food-like. Ophelia is a slam dunk dog!

Ophelia joined us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

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

Breed: Labrador Retriever
Age: 10 years
Weight: 112 pounds
Gender: Male

Rocky is a wonderful, big dog. He is overweight and needs to lose 20-30 pounds. He is relatively agile for his age and size. He likes to go for walks, play with other dogs, and sit or lay close to his person. He loves everyone he meets. He is very eager about meeting other dogs, and some dogs may think he is rude. If they correct him he will back away. He has no separation anxiety. He can be left at home or in the car and is perfectly relaxed. He knows basic commands and is usually a good listener. At times, he can be stubborn and sit down if he wants to go a different direction than you! But he will then give in.

We do not know how Rocky is with cats. He is great with children. He is an all around nice, older gentleman and will make someone a fabulous companion.

Rocky came to us after his guardians moved out of the country suddenly and could not take him along. When he came to POMDR, we found out he had a mass on his spleen. He had surgery to have his spleen removed and is now doing great.

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

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Estimated weight: 70 pounds
Gender: Female

Ebbie is an absolute sweetheart. She is good on leash and very responsive. She will approach you and gently give you her paw. She is just hoping to find someone who loves her as much as she loves them. She is still pretty active and would enjoy a home where she can go for walks. Ebbie is good with other dogs, but people are her favorites. Occasionally she is selective with dogs and could use work on her introductions.

She came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Layla Bulldog
 
Layla Bulldog

Sponsored By: Forgiving Paws Inc.

Breed: English Bulldog Mix
Age: 8 years
Weight: 53 pounds
Gender: Female

Layla is all about people. She has lots of enthusiasm and is happy to be alive. She is all sniffles and snuffles to new things, and if that makes you smile, you'll love this girl. She is great with people and is a love bug who adores belly rubs. Layla did not do well living with other dogs and needs to go to a home where she will be the only dog.

Layla does have an unusually small trachea and it means she must avoid over exerting herself. Therefore, she cannot go on long hikes or on runs around the beach. She is already very excitable and needs to remain chill in her future home.

Layla came to us from Hollister Animal Services.

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

Bella Springer
 
Bella Springer

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel, Claudia Woo

Breed: Springer Spaniel
Age: 7 years
Weight: 49 pounds
Gender: Female

Bella Springer is absolutely the belle of the ball! She is a very happy, smart & gentle love bug. She learned the floor lay out of her foster home in no time, does not react to the other dogs (nor the cats she was previously around) in the household and is an all-around joy to have in a home. She loves car rides, walks on leash well but does need to be properly lead so not to hurt herself on something she can't see. She is happy to take a walk or easy hike. She is also great in the car.

Bella has lost her vision and to prevent further irritation had her eyes enucleated.

She can be shown where to go potty and sleeps quietly through the night on her bed and is very happy to wake up and start a new day! She is very obedient. Very well trained to sit, stay, lay down, come and "get busy" outdoors just before bed time. Bella is a great dog.

Bella's sweet gentle, accepting behavior just melts your heart. She is an angel in dog clothing. Her adopter should be Adults, or a family with older children, who recognize and support her visual disability so that she does not injur herself around the house or out in public. It would be nice if she could get regular walks to build her strength and give her a chance to smell and hear the world. She likes to touch things with her nose as well as smell them, so nature is fascinating. Bella may make a great therapy dog, visiting patients in hospitals or homes, listening to children learning to read, possibly as a therapists assistant as she is so calm and sweet.

Bella Springer came to us when her guardian became ill and could no longer care for her.

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

FOSTER NEEDED - See all dogs that need fostering.

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 1 year
Estimated weight: 9 pounds
Gender: Female

Blanca is excellent with people! She has no hesitation about approaching you, putting her paws on your knee and asking to be picked up. She doesn't mind being held and will give you kisses while you carry her around. That being said, she is a little under socialized to the world and hesitant about meeting new dogs. Her ideal adopter has some experience socializing a puppy or is willing to take her to classes to help her become more confident.

She is playful with small dogs at home once she is feeling comfortable. She has a very happy personality and really enjoys the company of gentle children. She has also lived with cats without any issues.

Baby Blanca came to us when her guardian could no longer keep her.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 5 years
Estimated weight: 11 pounds
Gender: Male

Ricardo is a little dog with a BIG personality! He loves other dogs and is a lively cutie. He relaxes as soon as you pick him up and enjoys the company of people. He would love to be in a home where he gets walks or even goes hiking with you! If you're looking for a fun BFF, this is your guy. He may even be a good match for a family with gentle children.

Ricardo came to us from Salinas Animal Services. He was overlooked on their adoption floor, but we know that he, too, deserves a second chance!

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

Ruby Rose is a sweetheart through and through! She looks at you with her affectionate, dark brown eyes and is so easy to love. She has ongoing treatment for a skin infection which likely resulted from allergies and flea allergy dermatitis. Her skin and coat are improving now that she is on flea treatment and medication! She is going to be a wonderful "before" and "after" dog and has already grown a lot of fur back. She is super friendly with dogs of all sizes, but prefers hanging out near her person if given the choice. She does not snuggle, but does follow her person around and lays close. She is wonderful in the car, usually gazing out the window. She shows lots of excitement for treats.

Ruby has a great ability to adapt to all situations and is comfortable being alone or right with her people. She will adjust well thanks to her independence. Ideally, she'd go to a quiet home.

Ruby Rose came to us because her guardian could no longer care for her.

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

Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Age: 6 years
Weight: 30 pounds
Gender: Male

Boo came to us as a very timid dog, but is getting more confident rapidly. He is quiet, crate trained, and gets along wonderfully with other dogs. He is still wary of sudden movements or sounds, but now he prefers hanging out near his people, and doesn't mind petting and massages. He enjoys the company of other dogs and likes to play. He walks very nicely on leash, and loves to sniff and to meet other dogs. He hops right into the car and is quite comfortable. Boo has a moderate energy level.

Boo would do best with an adopter who is willing to work on improving his confidence. He would prefer to be with a confident dog who likes to play.

Boo came to us after his guardian, a long time Springer Spaniel rescuer, passed away suddenly.

If you would like to meet Boo, 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 has since been with a foster and has built her confidence. Her ideal home is a quiet one where she can bond strongly to an adoring human. She absolutely loves snuggle, give kisses, and follow her person around. She also enjoys belly rubs. Maybelline is good with other dogs and happy to share space with them. This dog is easy to love, be with, and so cute!

Her foster described her as "She is super sweet, and just wants to be loved. I don't think she has a mean bone in her body. She's timid, but so loving. Cute, sweet, really chill and easygoing. She also likes to lay outside in the sun.

She would be a great dog for someone who wants a snuggle bug and constant companion. While she is capable of extended walks and enjoys them, she is also perfectly content lounging with a less active person.

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.

Athena
 
Athena

Sponsored By: Bruno Roland

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.

Chika

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

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

You know how some people claim their cat acts more like a dog? Well, Chika is a dog that acts more like a cat. She isn't clingy, but she loves to be in the same room with you. She doesn't seek out other dogs and cats, but she makes for a laid-back companion for them. She's not big on playing with toys, but she'll quickly roll over for belly rubs.

Chika lives by her own rules, and at 10 years old she still has plenty of pep in her step. This is a dog that loves to give tiny kisses, and her delightful underbite just adds to her charm. She thrives having a routine, with meals, potty breaks, grooming and sleep coming at the same times each day. You have to work a little to earn Chika's trust, which isn't surprising considering she came to us from an animal shelter, but once you do she's YOUR dog from then on. Once Chika knows you have her back, she's sure to have yours.

She's a good traveler in the car as long as she's strapped in (she'll roam around the vehicle otherwise). She enjoys doggie companions that give her enough space to be her wonderful, independent self, and she loves walks that include plenty of time to stop and smell the flowers.

Chika came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter.

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

Jetson
 
Jetson

Sponsored By: Mary Bock

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 5 years
Weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Male

This guy is over-the-top friendly! When we met Jetson at the shelter, he was bouncing at his kennel door begging for someone to pet him. He practically crawled into the first lap available and was so grateful for some companionship. He's very energetic and adores being around people. Sadly, he was literally covered in mats when he came to us. We know he will have wonderful "before" and "after" photos! Despite being in rough shape, he was happy to be picked up, gave us lots of kisses, rode well in the car and did well meeting other dogs. We will be getting him groomed shortly and he will look and feel so much better.

He came to us from Monterey County Animal Services after being picked up as a stray.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 3 years
Estimated weight: 20 pounds
Gender: Male

Tuck is so sweet, he approaches you immediately for affection and wants to be near his person. He's a lover and enjoys spending time on the couch with you, but is also game for a long hike or run! He loves riding in the car. He's great with dogs of all sizes and has even lived with a kitten in his previous family. He sleeps in a crate at night and tries very hard to be a good boy!

Sadly, his guardian was diagnosed with cancer and passed away recently. Her family was hopeful we could find Tuck a loving home to call his own again.

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

Zoe

Sponsored By: Jeff from Sitting for a Cause, Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 19 pounds
Gender: Female

Zoe was adopted by a wonderful couple who adored her. Several months after adoption, Zoe ran out to meet a neighbor and his dog; in a moment of panic, the teen 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. After her surgery she made an amazing recovery! It was not clear she would survive, but in fact she is now a happy and sweet little pup! She did have few seizures after her brain surgery. After this event, her eyesight and hearing are impaired; she still can see and hear, but with some limitations. She is on affordable, daily medication to control seizures, and she hasn't had any more since being on medication. The specialist has recommended weening her off these meds.

Many months after this incident her adoptive family contacted POMDR. They were dealing with Zoe's special needs for almost a year, but some things in their life had changed. They have a young child, who Zoe was wonderful with. But, having a senior mother in the home, who tripped over Zoe and broke her wrist, it became too difficult to keep everyone cared for and safe. Zoe does tend to get underfoot, and she will need an adopter who can work with her special needs.

Zoe is in a wonderful foster home where she gets along well with the dogs in the home. She LOVES to go for walks, but needs someone who will walk slowly with her...allowing her to sniff and take her time. Her energy level is low, but her excitement level is high! Short little walks through the day make her very happy! Zoe would do well in a mellow home where she can get lots of love, and maybe has a yard to explore. She could be an only dog in the home, but she also gets along very well with other dogs. Zoe deserves her new forever home after the challenges she has faced.

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.

Mr. Wyatt
 
Mr. Wyatt

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Male

This little guy was originally found as a stray. A good Samaritan found him when he was nothing but skin and bones and sadly had little burns on his body. He was thankfully found right before it started snowing. The family that found Wyatt did find the previous guardians. They said he had an accident in the house and they didn't want him anymore, so they put him outside. He was running around alone for a month!

Wyatt is a great little guy and just wants to be safe and sound in someone's lap. He must have been previously crate trained, because that seems to be his safe place. He isn't a clingy dog and won't bark when you leave, but will appreciate your attention when you return.

He has lived with cats and toddlers with no issues. He has shown no signs of aggression, just wants to be in a lap and part of a family. He rides well in the car and is a good pal to have accompany you on trips or errands. He also walks well on leash and does not pull.

He loves everyone he meets. He's very friendly and loves to get petted and give kisses. While he does play with the random toy, he is more interested in playing with other small dogs. His favorite place is likely burrowed under a blanket near his people. Mr. Wyatt has come a long way and deserves a loving forever home.

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

Meme

Sponsored By: From the Heart Dog Training

Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 10 years
Weight: 5 pounds
Gender: Female

Meme is the kind of dog that makes one laugh for no reason. She is so tiny and just oh-so very cute. This little lady can go anywhere with you. She is excellent around dogs and people and would love to join you on your errands. The staff and volunteers adore her. She is super friendly with people and politely curious with dogs. An absolute doll.

She came to POMDR from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Meme has a heart murmur that she is taking medication for. She will have her heart rechecked and if the medication is helping, then she may be on it for life.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Male

Mickie is a gentle, delicate soul that is super adorable. He is looking for a quiet home with other dogs. He really loves other dogs and wants to be their friend, playing with them and interacting with dogs well on walks. He is great with people too. He is mellow and great in the home. He is a deep sleeper that will find a warm spot to soak up the sun. He is quiet and barely makes any noise. He doesn't care much for toys and is not into snuggling. He mostly follows other dogs around and usually comes and sits next to people when the other dog is close. He actually prefers his own bed too. He does give kisses on a hand that pets him to show thanks. He really is a sweetheart.

Mickie needs our help because his guardian recently passed away and the good Samaritan who took him in can't keep him forever.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 9 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Red would be an all-star camping dog! He loves hiking, being outdoors and going for car rides. Basically wherever his person goes he is happy! He is affectionate and loves attention. He is also crate-trained. He is a little protective of his beloved person at first and will bark to let you know a new person has arrived, but just needs a few minutes to get to know them. He has lived with cats, older kids and other dogs in his previous family.

Red came to POMDR because his guardian could no longer care for him.

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

Breed: Pomeranian
Age: 7 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Male

Cotton came from a breeding operation and unfortunately never had a chance to be a family dog. A good Samaritan helped him find POMDR and he is ready for his new life. This little boy is aptly named. He is a tiny fluff-ball. He is really shy, but is friendly with other dogs. He will need a person with patience who understands that being a "dog" and having people is new. He has not had any leash time and doesn't understand what is pulling on him. He often hides in his crate because that is all he has known. When encountering something new, he just freezes up and doesn't make eye contact. Despite this, he is very sweet.

Cotton has mellow energy and enjoys being around other dogs. He learns from them about how to act. He loves dog treats and comes for them and may become more social given time, but he will likely never be a snuggly dog. Anyone expecting to grab and snuggle his fluffy fur will likely traumatize him further.

Cotton is looking for adopters who have a couple of other friendly dogs to help him gain confidence. He needs a patient person that is willing to love him on his terms with the possibility that he may become more affectionate. He should go to a home without children. Cotton has not had an easy life so far. He wants to trust and be a good boy, but it's going to take time and a lot of patience.

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

Ruthie B
 
Ruthie B

Sponsored By: Leslie Huntley, Deanna Mah

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 74 pounds
Gender: Female

Ruthie B, or Ginny, is obviously beautiful but the poor girl had a stressful life prior to coming to POMDR and has been shut down. She has been adjusting and healing but is still looking for a patient and understanding adopter. She is becoming more affectionate after struggling to even make eye contact with people. When Ginny came to us she was completely shut down, thin, and fearful. A relationship of trust will need to be established at her future home and this should be a quiet, peaceful home with low activity.

Ginny is really sweet and gentle, she loves all other dogs, big and small, and all people. She is reserved with new people but friendly. She's very quiet and stays to herself on her bed. She walks well on a leash and walks at least a mile or two every day without fatigue. She will not jump into a car so someone capable of lifting her or guiding her up a ramp is needed. She gets out of a car easily and rides well.

Of late, Ginny has opened up considerably, she now greets and hangs out with visitors, making lots of eye contact and receiving affection well. These developments augur towards a more social personality emerging and it would be great for a potential adopter to provide an environment where that can happen. She really likes being around other dogs and this too could help her confidence grow.

Since she is still adjusting, a potential adopter in the Tri-County area is ideal so that Ginny can visit a number of times, of increasing length, so a bond can form before Ginny moves in. Developing trust and some affection is crucial for her transition. We can't let her ever feel abandoned again.

Ginny came to us from Monterey County Animal Services. She is a great pack dog and a social eater. She wants to have dog friends around while she chows down, otherwise she doesn't seem as interested and needs ample time to finish eating. She needs someone to give her a loving home so she can come out of her shell more.

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

Walt

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 86 pounds
Gender: Male

Walt is an excellent breed ambassador! He is a gentle giant who gets along with all dogs he approaches. He is friendly towards everyone who gives him attention and will happily trot along wagging his tail. He does have some mobility issues in his back legs but can go for walks and get around well. While he has the heart to play with other dogs, his legs won't allow for it. He loves to play with toys! When he tires from standing, he plops himself somewhere and seems content to watch the world go by.

Walt comes to us from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 15 pounds
Gender: Male

Saloman is a very lovable sweet dog that just wants a home and people to love. He is a mellow fellow with a great disposition. He is friendly to all and will meander about, ready to follow if you walk somewhere. He is small and cute and thankfully comfortable being held and snuggled. He enjoys being around other dogs and can live with them. Saloman is slow while walking on leash but does not pull, though he likes to sniff things thoroughly. He is comfortable being left alone and excited for attention on your return. Salomon is deaf and blind in one eye, but he will look to you with his good eye and come waddling for love. While his one eye is non-visual, it is not painful and he is just fine.

Saloman is a big fan of sitting close on the sofa and sleeping in bed. He really will follow you everywhere but his future people should be careful not to trip over him. When you look down, he will take that opportunity to roll over for belly rubs. He adores food and will beg while you are eating. He loves car rides and will settle in, curling up on the seat. He is perfectly fine being left alone, but this has always been with other dogs. He walks nicely and enjoys short walks, especially with other dogs. He is a great beach dog too.

He joined us from San Jose City Animal Care Services.

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

Sparky Senior
 
Sparky Senior

Sponsored By: Linda from Sitting for a Cause, The Sheppard Family

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 14 years
Weight: 19 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 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. He is very active for a senior, but definitely likes his naps. Though quiet most of the time, he loves to take time for a daily eerie howl session, that he appears to enjoy very much. Once he settles into your home, he displays bursts of enthusiastic running at meal time.

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

Chesterfield, or Chester for short, is a friendly little tyke, often wearing a huge smile and wagging his tail. He is more of a "next to your lap" than a bonafide lap dog. He gets along with other pups and even still likes to play! He is excited for walks but takes them fairly slow. He is a perfect gentleman with other dogs. He's a sweetie--pleased to meet other people and have his ears rubbed by anyone who might volunteer. He is also great with cats, smelling and moving on. While in the car, he sits completely calm and quiet in his seat. He is a gentle, sweet boy who would settle very easily into a quiet routine with a loving new guardian, and would be perfectly comfortable with other dogs or cats in the household.

Chester came to us because his guardian passed away. The family was unable to keep him but did their best to find him care.

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

Buddy Yorkie
 
Buddy Yorkie

Sponsored By: Kalman Weinfeld

Breed: Yorkshire Terrier mix
Age: 13 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

Buddy is a bundle of joy, and despite his age, is a little motor of energy. Not only is he cute, but he is friendly and seeks out attention from people. He is happy around other dogs and good on leash. Buddy is a fun companion that was neglected for bit, having many burrs in his fur, horrible teeth, and cataracts. After a vet visit, he is feeling and looking better. He had all of his teeth extracted but devours soft food. He does have dry eye and will need eye drops to help. He still has vision and gets around well but needs your direction when exploring new areas on walks.

He has been around cats and guinea pigs and has no reaction to either of them except to sniff them and then move on to something else. He has been around multiple dogs of all sizes and does well with them all. He may do best with other dogs because he is more of a follower than a leader. He does not play with the toys but will pull them out to see what else is in the toy bucket.

Buddy eats with a ferocity like he hasn't eaten in days. Despite this, he does not protect food and is good about being patient for it to be placed. In his forever home, he will thrive from quiet, familiarity. A home that doesn't have a lot of new things will keep him comfortable and from being startled by not being able to see new things right away.

Buddy came to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 3 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Female

If you are looking for your shadow, look no further than little Alejandra (Alex or Allie). Allie 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.

Allie does very well on car rides and is a good dog to take to the dog park or to other places. Though she can become over stimulated in large crowds. 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. After getting to know other dogs, she snuggles with them. She should be fed separately, though.

Her hobbies include chasing her tail, giving kisses, and trying to steal pats from her foster brother. Allie'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.

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

The meaning of the name Kai varies by culture, from "victory" in Chinese to "lovable" in Swahili to "rejoice" in Swedish. After getting to know this cute little Kai, we think it means "friendly, affectionate and full of personality."

Just look at those expressive eyebrows and that intelligent gaze. It's easy to see Kai is a doggie who's engaged in his surroundings and ready to jump right into the middle of your life. He loves loves loves people of all ages, and he'll happily take all the attention you'd like to give him.

Kai loves other dogs, too, which can lead to some leash pulling on walks in his enthusiasm to say hello. As a graduate of the UnChained program in Rancho Cielo, where he worked with a teen student over the course of eight weeks, Kai mastered basic obedience. Now he's working on better leash habits.

Kai understands routine but appreciates having easy access to the outside. At night, he's content to sleep quietly in a crate until it's time to bounce out of bed and start your day with a happy greeting. He is good with kids, cats, and event horses. He prefers hanging out with his family, but he can be left alone. He sleeps all night without making a sound. He also responds well to voice commands. Kai, also called Boss, came to us from Salinas Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Kai, 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: 16 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: Shih Tzu
Age: 6 years
Weight: 14 pounds
Gender: Female

Mamma is bursting with personality! She is so loving and gives a ton of kisses, happily jumping in your lap for some affection. She is wiggly and happy to greet everyone she meets, dogs and people alike. She has lived with several cats and dogs before and would integrate well into a family with multiple animals.

Mamma's previous guardian unfortunately passed away recently. She had adopted Mamma after fostering her when Mamma had a single puppy. That puppy got adopted out and "Mamma" was left without an adopter, so her previous guardian gave her a forever home. Sadly, she is looking for a new family again.

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

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Breed: Papillion
Age: 7 years
Weight: 12 pounds
Gender: Male

Keeper is a little bashful at first, but he warms up eventually and wants to sit in your lap. Beyond that, he's adorable! He has those big Papillon ears that are too cute. Keeper seems like he has been through a lot in the past few months and he'd appreciate some stability. Since he is a bit timid, he should go to a quiet, calm home with no children.

Keeper is easily stressed and his reaction to stress is vomiting. To keep him comfortable, he should avoid active areas and be removed from things that are bothering him. He does not care for car rides so would prefer to avoid them. He does love walks around the neighborhood. Ideally, someone home more often than not is best as he does have separation anxiety.

Keeper comes to us from Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter where he was surrendered by a disabled guardian who was no longer able to care for him.

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 21 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.

Rosebud
 
Rosebud

Sponsored By: Greer McKissick, Joann Smith Landon

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 was shaved down and just needed a little time and TLC to return to being a fluff-ball. She is there now and looks very cute.

Rosebud 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. She is nearly deaf as well. This little love deserves a forever home and needs one without stairs.

Rosebud loves to wander about be happiest with a backyard to explore, and she is able to use a doggie-door. She adores belly rubs and is easy to groom. She travels great in the car or being carried in a sling. She is quiet, gets along with everyone, and is a great lap dog.

Rosebud came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services.

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

Ms. Hercules
 
Ms. Hercules

Sponsored By: Bob and Kathleen Seibel

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

Ms. Hercules is so sweet. She is such a little dream. She is ready for your love and will entertain you endlessly. She is great with other dogs and will go right up to new people to say hello. She is not bashful. She likes her walks and is good on leash. Is a good snuggle companion on the couch.

This sweet girl was picked up as a stray by a good samaritan and did not have a microchip. She was is in really bad shape and was covered in mats and concerning looking masses on her belly. After receiving vet care and understanding her needs, she is currently doing well in a safe and warm foster home.

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

Bella Boxer
 
Bella Boxer

Sponsored By: Bruno Roland

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 10 years
Weight: 92 pounds
Gender: Female

Bella is the picture of politeness. A gentle charmer, she's the perfect walking companion and a laid-back greeter of other dogs. Seriously - they can bark or lunge at her, and she remains totally unfazed. She's just happy all the time.

A big, mellow girl, Bella has a lot of love left to give. You'll find that out as she follows you from room to room, gives you sweet kisses, and tries to squeeze her way next to you on the couch. She's even been known to patrol the house at night from bedroom to bedroom to make sure everyone's tucked in before she retires to her bed.

Bella is great around other dogs, ignores cats, is patient with children, and loves peanut butter. She is housetrained, stays close when off leash, and is a great traveling companion in the car. Since she loves people so much, it would be wonderful if she found a home where her human companions aren't gone for long stretches at a time.

Bella came to POMDR after her person was no longer able to care for her due to dementia.

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

Little Duke
 
Little Duke

Sponsored By: Jeff at Sitting for a Cause

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 7 pounds
Gender: Male

Little Duke is fantastic! He is a great little lap buddy and is wonderful with other dogs. He will make a very good companion for a lucky person. He is great in all situations and is easy to lead on leash. If you want a little dog, then take a good look at Little Duke.

Duke is healthy and after a dental, has no remaining teeth, but he still has a good appetite. He is a pleasure to have around. He is content napping by your side but will occasionally give you the soft eyes to be picked up. He is super car cruising company and comfortable being left alone. He is quiet, calm and well-mannered.

Little Duke came to us because his primary guardian passed away a few years ago. Her husband had been watching him since then but it became increasingly difficult since he travels often for work.

If you would like to meet Little Duke, 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.

Nahla

Sponsored By: Sailor Roland

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 7 years
Weight: 60 pounds
Gender: Female

Nahla has been doing great in foster care but can't wait to find a forever home! This beautiful girl is so sweet. She is great with kids, other dogs, and even cats! Nahla enjoys receiving attention and pets. She is not really into toys but does like to play. She is very athletic and can go on hikes and even runs. She is good on leash with some pulling. She knows basic commands and responds well for treats. She is healthy, happy, and ready for a home.

Nahla came to us from our friends at Salinas Animal Services and with help from South County Animal Rescue.

If you would like to meet Nahla, 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.

Saige

Sponsored By: Rachel Krivis and Spencer Russo in honor of Amy Krivis

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 8 years
Weight: 55 pounds
Gender: Female

Saige is a total sweetheart. She loves to chase tennis balls, fetching them back to the thrower to go again. She's a smart cookie and already knows some commands, likely a great candidate for further training. She is good around other dogs, being more patient and understanding than playful, but that could change when she bonds with a dog. She has a lot of potential and could really settle into a routine with her new people. She is overly interested in cats and needs to go to a home without them.

Saige came to us from Hollister Animal Shelter, where she landed after she was found as a stray. She was adopted but the person realized that her current lifestyle was not ideal for caring for a dog and knew Saige deserved better.

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

Jenny Wishbone
 
Jenny Wishbone

Sponsored By: Leslie Huntley

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 2 years
Weight: 23 pounds
Gender: Female

Jenny is the cutest short stuff you'll ever meet! This gal has got that "big dog" look in a compact body that's full of love and silly antics. She is such a pretty girl with her big brown eyes, shiny dark chocolate coat, and very kissable freckles on her nose. Jenny is playful, sweet, quiet, cuddly, and loving. She loves the company of other dogs and we believe it's very important for her to have a confident canine companion to play and snuggle up with at home.

This fun girl loves to go for long walks, to the dog park, or to chase the ball in the great outdoors but is not comfortable in overly stimulating environments like coffee shops or busy streets. Jenny has some anxiety that is very manageable at home, but she's not much of a city girl. She also has a prey drive and should go to a home without cats.

Jenny's foster home includes a husband and wife but Jenny definitely prefers her "mom." She tolerates her foster dad, but out in public she does not like to meet new men. The good news is that Jenny's fear response is never one of aggression. She simply avoids anything that makes her feel uncomfortable. Jenny takes a daily anxiety medication that we think will help ease her transition to a new home, and in time should be able to be discontinued. Her new family will need to give her space and time to settle in but once she does she'll be your BFF forever.

A DNA test revealed she is Russel Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier Mix.

Jenny came to us from Jake's Wish, a great organization that has been helping her find a forever home.

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

Mr. Dusty
 
Mr. Dusty

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 39 pounds
Gender: Male

Dusty is a calm, 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.. Dusty has some age related hip and leg issues, so he needs to live in a single story home. He LOVES to go for walks, and is excellent on leash. He will be a great companion for some lucky person.

He recently went to lunch at a restaurant patio with other dogs, diners, and the usual activity, and he was perfectly well behaved. He is very treat motivated for training, but ignored the diners and their food.

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 has chased a cat in his yard so will need a careful introduction to any cats in his new home. He prefers not to be left alone for too long and a home with a nice calm dog would be helpful.

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

Banzai
 
Banzai

Sponsored By: Elaine Elkin

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 6 years
Weight: 13 pounds
Gender: Male

Hi, I am Banzai (pronounced Bon-sigh). I've been told I have a lot of energy. I just want people to love me. I am happy to spend my time around other dogs and comfortable sharing space and beds with them. I was named Banzai because I reminded the people who helped me of a hyena, so they named me after a hyena from the Lion King. I am great on leash, am very attentive, and happy to snuggle. I'm looking for a family and a new home. Please consider adopting me!

Banzai comes to us from Monterey County Animal Services.

If you would like to meet Banzai, 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 loves being outside and getting to sniff new things, taking walks slow but does great on leash. It is wonderful seeing his joy for life. Marty is a cute boy who adores people and wants to please. He really just wants to be at his person's side.

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: Mexican Hairless Mix
Age: 7 years
Weight: 34 pounds
Gender: Female

Allee is looking for a person to be her support and comfort her. She is so amazingly sweet but nervous. She looks to people to soothe her anxiety and will crawl in a lap to receive their reassurance. She will give kisses in thanks and bond deeply with a person who shows her love. She needs a sense of safety with a person who will be patient with her. No special skills required, just warmth and patience. Allee is good with other dogs. She is not good on leash yet; it's a skill she is learning.

Allee comes to us because she was kicked out of her mobile home that was parked in Denny's parking lot in Salinas. When her home was towed away, she and another dog living in that mobile home jumped ship and remained in the parking lot. She is rightfully very skittish and it took a team of people to coax her into a safe x-pen area. Once she was secured in a safe space, she turned out to be very sweet! She was taken to the shelter and then came into our program.

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

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

Baby Bell 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.

Baby Bell came to us because her guardian had to move to a location that allows only two dogs, and they had to reduce their pack size to accommodate the rules.

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

Sheeba
 
Sheeba

Sponsored By: Kathleen and Bob Seibel

Breed: Large Mixed Breed
Age: 11 years
Weight: 68 pounds
Gender: Female

Sheeba is a peach. She prefers people, but dogs are just fine. She is good on leash, loving her short romps around the neighborhood. 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.

Carlos
 
Carlos

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

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 10 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.

Matilda (aka Molly)
 
Matilda (aka Molly)

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

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 23 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.

Hero

Sponsored By: Ed and Sharilyn Cabelera in memory of Beau, Debra and George Couch, Sarah and Lew Adams at the Raw Connection

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 has made great improvements, but is still a special needs dog. 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 is also find with cats. 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. He also has Cushings disease and is on a medication to control the symptoms. He will need his thyroid medication and Cushings medication for the rest of his life with periodic vet visits to monitor the dosage of the medications. Hero also has a ver slow growing benign hepatoma on his liver. It is not causing him problems now, but could cause him problems in the future.

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.

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: 13 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.

Peppermint
 
Peppermint

Sponsored By: Karen McAdams

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 13 years
Weight: 19 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.

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.

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.

Cinnamon
 
Cinnamon

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

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.

Cindi Sue
 
Cindi Sue

Sponsored By: John Click in honor of Joe Buck

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 in honor of Joe Buck, Bob and Kathleen Seibel

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: 7 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.



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.