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.
TAX ID NO. 27-1154816

We Need Foster Homes!

We typically have about 80 dogs in our care at any given time. We also typically have up to 15 dogs waiting to get into foster homes. If you are interested in fostering any of the dogs on this page, email us.

POMDR will provide supplies such as crate, bed, collar, harness, leash, id tag, bowls, toys, flea prevention. We also cover all medical expenses. We ask that our foster homes provide the food and a loving, safe home until your foster dog is adopted.

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. Click here for more information about volunteering and fostering and to fill out an online volunteer questionnaire.

The following dogs need foster homes:


Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 10 years
Weight: 8 pounds
Gender: Female

Velma comes to us from Salinas Animal Shelter. Initially her face was very swollen due to a tooth abbess. Since that is outside of the realm of the shelter, they reached out to us to help out. She is now getting the medical attention she needs to relieve the pain in her mouth.

Velma is currently finishing up her medical workup at our partnering vet. She will be ready soon and will need a foster. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Wilma Flintstone

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.

Wilma is being isolated from another dog that she protects her space from and would greatly benefit from moving to a new foster home. She needs a place before the end of June. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Short Stack

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

Short Stack comes to us from Salinas Animal Services. Two of our fosters met Short Stack at the shelter and fell in love with him. He is a total sweetheart but should go to a home without kids.

Short Stack is currently medically cleared at the vet awaiting a foster. We have someone interested in adopting him so we just need a two week temp foster. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Precious Girl

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.

Precious Girl is currently with her foster who occasionally leaves her at home alone. Precious Girl barks occasionally and the neighbors are getting a bit annoyed at her. She would do best in a home with another dog friend and ideally with someone who is home very frequently. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.


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.

Athena is currently in a foster home with cats and is too curious for her own good. We would love to find her a home without cats. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.


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.

Louise is currently with her foster who will be returning to work soon and would like to downsize her pack. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.


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.

Drew is currently in a temporary foster home just to get him out of the shelter. This is a temporary solution so we are looking for someone to foster him Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.


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.

Cheeka is currently with her foster who is downsizing her pack so she can go back to work. We are looking for a foster for her. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.


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.

Sinatra is currently with a foster who loves him, but she has to move out of the state to help her family. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

Mr. Dusty

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.

Dusty is currently living with his guardians who love him! They worked hard on his training and are looking to find him a new home with someone who can spend as much time as possible with him. Or, if you're interested in adopting, fill out an adoption questionnaire.

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