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
Email Us

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corp.
TAX ID NO. 27-1154816

What people are saying about us!

Although knowing we are helping dogs and people is all the reward we need, it is nice to get positive feedback about our work. Here is what some members of the community have to say about Peace of Mind Dog Rescue.


“We are so happy see that Popeye and Sweet Pea have found their forever home. Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. I know our Mom is looking down and happy to see that they are being loved!”
Doug and Patti F., Surrendered dogs to POMDR
“I can't thank POMDR enough for your amazing efforts as an organization and for creating such a crucial safety net for the most vulnerable dogs (and humans!).”
Jocelyn D., POMDR Volunteer, Adopter, Supporter
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful visit today and for taking these three wonderful dogs and helping find them forever homes. Beyond words of how grateful I am for your organization and what you offer. I am so blessed to have found you all.”
Leesa R., Surrendered dogs to POMDR
“I truly love this organization and the amazing foster folks I have the pleasure of knowing. They have hearts of gold!”
Megann M., POMDR Foster
“I have been staying at a motel since I was displaced because of the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA. My cat was injured, and I am very grateful and want to thank your organization for your [financial] help with my cat Moh. I can't tell you enough how thankful & grateful I am for your help. Moh says thank you too!”
Deborah H., Helping Paw Client
“We miss his our dog terribly but I do find comfort in knowing that he will be loved and taken care of. I had the best experience with the staff... Thank God for you all and the resources you guys put together to help ensure our pets are taken care of. I know our dog will be in good hands.”
Akia M., Surrendering dog to POMDR
“Thank you from the top of my heart for having so much love and compassion to help these babies of ours when we do not have the means, and in very crucial moments of life and death.”
Anthoni B., Helping Paw Client
“We adopted Dipper today, and his name is Jack now. We're already in love with him. You have a wonderful organization there, and I hope to be able to be part of it in the future as a volunteer. Everyone we spoke to was so nice and helpful. We are very grateful. You have made our family complete! We hope you have continued success.”
Bill and Sherry H., POMDR Adopters
“My eyes swell with such pride that a vision 10 years ago has blossomed into such success, such compassion, such awareness to humans about the importance of the value of any life. Yes, my eyes swell with tears of joy.”
Merry T., POMDR Supporter
“Thank you for making this the warmest, easiest, most professional and welcoming, supportive adoption I have ever encountered (and that includes my experiences adopting both children AND animals!).”
Anastasia T., POMDR Adopter
“I wanted to send you a personal thank you from all of us. Josie aka Joey Girl is the best dog ever and we adore her. She has already added so much to our family. We feel so lucky to have found such a great dog. She's a perfect fit - I think we were meant to find each other. Thanks to you and everyone at Peace of Mind for all you do to make life better for dogs and people. You really are exceptional.”
Stacey I., POMDR Adopter
“We just can't tell you how grateful we are that there are loving people like you in the world. Thank you so much for your help with Zoey.”
Michelle A., Surrendered dog to POMDR
“Thank you POMDR for helping to save Bella's life. She is recovering very well and she is happy to be home! The donation helped Bella have an emergency c-section and she is now spayed! Thank you from our family, with love!”
Frankie G., Helping Paw Client
“I have adopted Willow, fostered by Leslie. Willow is a sweetie pie and I am so lucky to have her. I have been nothing but impressed with your agency, the warmth and professionalism has been amazing. I felt very cared for, not to mention Willow's great care from her foster.”
LeAnne R., POMDR Adopter
“I'm so very impressed with the way POMDR is run. The professionalism, kindness and thoroughness is impressive and rare. I'm so happy to play even a small part of your organization.”
Jocelyn D., POMDR Volunteer
“Just wanted to let you know... that it has been great working with POMDR. I did not realize all the services your organization provides to not only animals, however people as well. AWESOME!! Everyone I have interacted with has been so pleasant and friendly.”
Barbara G., POMDR Foster Volunteer
“Thank you so much for your financial assistance for my babies treatment! I appreciate your assistance and compassion to help so very much! I am so grateful for your help. I was so worried I wouldn't be able to get my baby the treatment he needs.”
Brenda O., Helping Paw Client
“My expectations of POMDR are high due to the amount of money my family and I invest in in them through our Boand Family Foundation. Through the years I have learned that POMDR is so much more than what they appear to be. POMDR teaches us by example in everything they do how to better care for ourselves and others. POMDR and their founders, their board of directors, their staff and volunteers always exceed my expectations with their services to our communities, our seniors and our most vulnerable dogs.”
Lucinda McDermott, POMDR Donor
“It was such a nice experience working with POMDR. I was very excited to bring home my sweet Rosie. She came from such a great foster mom, Cori, and family. Thank you Cori for taking such good care of her. I will definitely recommend your rescue to others.”
Ann R., POMDR Adopter
“I am just now checking my email after my surgery, and wanted you to know how well things are going for Rouela and me. Grace is a wonderful foster mom for Rue, and she sent me pics of her while I was in the hospital (it made all the difference).

I am so glad I found your organization and am spreading the word about your good works. I am on the mend, and should be reunited with my baby girl in a couple of weeks. Thanks again for making it possible for me to have my surgery and heal while not giving up my beautiful 10 month old puppy!”
Karen C., Helping Paw Client
“This place might be the best thing to happen to dogs since they first befriended humankind. The services they provide to support senior dogs and their guardians are unmatched. The support I receive as a foster, and the care they give each precious pooch are remarkable. Whether you are looking for a worthwhile cause to support or a new forever friend, please start here!”
Katie B., POMDR Foster Volunteer
“Thank you for accepting the two dogs belonging to [my client]. I delivered the dogs to you and he passed away the following Monday. Care for his beloved dogs was the most important thing to him. He died knowing they were in good hands. Thank you.”
Shirley S., Social Worker
“I love POMDR and you are doing such amazing things for the senior dogs. I talk about POMDR all the time and appreciate all that you do!”
Paula A., POMDR Adopter
“Thank you so much - you assisted our family [with financial assistance] and pet, Jacob, who had a terrible infection and you were all wonderful. I am very grateful.”
Marby A., Helping Paw Client
“I adopted your first ever rescued dog, Sassy (later called Grandma). Your organization gives me great comfort and hope and happiness. If I didn't already have five little dogs and a cat in my care, I'd adopt or foster. You are one of the first organizations I will support, with love and appreciation.”
Wendy S., POMDR Adopter
“When I heard a nearly 17 year old dog needed a [foster] home I thought I would try my best with a senior. I recently lost my father on hospice care and missed caregiving, the fit was perfect.

Mr. Wilson is mostly deaf and blind so I had to learn how to... communicate differently. Especially sweet is the relationship between my resident dog Lucy and Wilson. Before Wilson arrived Lucy was depressed, not eating much... It had been several years of my caregiving my father and she absorbed my depression and my long hours of caregiving away from her took a toll on her terrier spunk.

Now she has a wonderful companion and JOB taking care of Wilson when I'm away from home. They eat together, share food and treats, they walk together smelling the same bushes, they sleep in beds next to each other...true companions. It's truly a happy home and canine family together. The dogs love each other and they bring me so much joy.”
Ruth R., POMDR Foster Volunteer
“Thank you for being such a great organization, appreciating all volunteers, and caring so much for these amazing dogs. By far, the best organization I have ever volunteered with.”
Danielle M., POMDR Volunteer
“Thanks to you and you team for your work. We really appreciated the advice along the way and the discussions. I feel like the shelters and other animal adoption agencies could really learn from your model. We never had this level of support with our other dogs!”
Jo F., POMDR Adopter
“Thank you so so much for taking in Zoey. I really appreciate it. I knew she wasn't going to do well at the shelter because she gets really stressed. As soon as I get a job again and start working, I'll make a donation to support your organization. Thank you!”
Jackie T., Surrendered dog to POMDR
“Thank you for your compassion and assistance in finding a good foster home for my mom's dog, Treasure. The email updates are greatly appreciated. Peace of Mind is a wonderful organization! We have "peace of mind" knowing Treasure has found a good foster placement.”
Sandy W., Surrendered dog to POMDR
“It was a pleasure meeting you and everyone there today. I can tell you all know what you are doing and you really care about the dogs in your care. I know that, no matter how long it takes to find Teena a new home, it will be a perfect one for her because of the work all of you put into it.”
Karen M., Surrendered dog to POMDR
“I have really enjoyed my volunteer experience at POMDR over the past 1 1/2 years. I am so impressed with the POMDR organization and your commitment to helping senior dogs and people. It's truly been and continues to be a gratifying experience for me.”
Sheila M, POMDR Volunteer
“Thank you for donating to the care of Cardio, our dog. Her teeth are doing well and she is out of discomfort because of your kind generosity.”
Nora and James, Helping Paw Clients
“I just want to let you all know what a positive experience fostering for POMDR is for me. I am talking with a potential adopter about my foster dog and reflecting on how much you all did to bring her into the program... You consistently do the right thing by the dogs and adopters and fosters, and that is so rare in this world. All the volunteers that I have interacted with... have all gone out of their way to support me and the dogs I have fostered. I'm honored to be a part of such a compassionate community. So very glad POM exists!”
Lisa S., POMDR Foster Volunteer
“You helped me get my little dog Bambi in and gave me assistance. I just wanted to thank everybody very much, I was very impressed. She now has her medicine for her epilepsy. Thank you again for all your help. I really appreciate it.”
Charlene T., Helping Paw Client
“You folks at POMDR have been the most amazing help to my mom and Zippy being reunited. There is no doubting that.

I'm not sure what would have happened if your organization hadn't been around, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have had a particularly happy ending... Instead, there is, at the very least, a strong opportunity for both of them to live together for some time to come. I am most grateful for that possibility.”
Damian I., Family Member of Helping Paw Client
“Simply put, you guys and your mission is awesome and you've taken POMDR from a 'start up' to a 'business' with great longevity. I am so happy to be a part of POMDR, in whatever way I can help.

I am more than happy to be part of POMDR's legacy by watching it grow and look to the future.

You have helped so many dogs and seniors in your community, you should be very proud.”
Debbie L., POMDR Volunteer, Adopter, Keystone Donor
“Saturday April 29th marks one year since I picked up Pinky. Our family is so appreciative of your organization and the excellent work that you do to find forever homes for dogs in need of a second change. I'm blown away that we were able to find the perfect dog so quickly just by reading through all of the thoughtfully composed bios on your website. And between the home visit, phone calls, and email check ins, we have felt so supported in making Pinky a part of our family. The care that you take to ensure that a dog is a good fit for a home is surely exceptional. Thank you!”
Evelyn B., POMDR Adopter
“My husband and I both want to thank you and your staff for being so loving and kind to us yesterday during a very difficult time. We both feel confident that we placed both our pups in wonderful hands. Although this was one of the hardest things we have ever had to do and it broke our hearts, we are grateful for such an amazing organization with the people who work and volunteer there for taking such good care of our fur babies.

We also want you to thank for us, and share our deep gratitude to the Foster Families who so lovingly took in both our pups until they can find forever homes. We so feel peace of mind, that they will both be loved and placed in wonderful foster and forever homes. We feel very bad that we could no longer provide to them, what these families can.”
Carrie H., Surrendered dogs to POMDR
“My mom and I wanted to be sure to let you know what a fabulous foster mom we had through POMDR. She took care of my mom's dog for five weeks following a fall that my mom had. We went and picked Kiba up and the foster had just taken beautiful care of him. My mom and I cannot say enough wonderful things to do her justice. And a big 'thank you' to Allison at POMDR who helped connect us.”
Beth W., Helping Paw Client
“I want to let you know that I have been so impressed with the support that you have given me and the work that you do for this wonderful organization. I love the way that you present and describe each dog and each situation. You are sensitive to the needs of the dogs and the volunteers. It is clear that you are deeply committed to POMDR and to positive outcomes for all!”
Taffra M., POMDR Foster Volunteer
“I am SO impressed with POMDR, and the staff's responsiveness. I work for a nonprofit, and I have interacted with many other nonprofits, and I think POMDR does a fantastic job. At everything.”
Olivia M., POMDR Volunteer
“I am thanking you so very sincerely for taking Pudgy in. I am beyond grateful and can't believe how blessed we were to have a lovely [foster] family to take Pudgy into their hearts and home. Healing hearts and mending lives... It does not get better than that and that's what POMDR does best!”
Chris D., Surrendered dog to POMDR
“Thank you for your help with Gabblina; I couldn't have done it without your help. Gabby's feeling better and wants to you to know that we'll be supporting Peace of Mind Dog Rescue in the future!”
Lisa B., Helping Paw Client
“Thank you for your compassion, understanding and making me feel safe in my choices. After hearing Spenser went home already with his new family, I was so happy! But then hearing [his adopter] thanking me for the 'gift' was just too much. It was meant to be, I know that in my heart. I'll never forget this experience and I'll never forget POMDR.”
Kathryn S., Surrendered dog to POMDR
“I just have to note how overwhelmed I've been with the incredible support POMDR has provided. [You] enabled [Gizmo] to be supported by an incredible team of caregivers. I was overwhelmed with how supportive and compassionate that whole team was with him and me. He definitely weaseled his way into my heart and I so appreciate the comprehensive care you guys provide.”
Brittany F., POMDR Foster Volunteer
“Words cannot express how very grateful I am for the financial help you provided for the ultrasonic diagnostic testing and treatment for my German Shepherd. When I am able, I will "give back" in some way. I was lost and my dog was suffering until you helped us.”
Barbara T., Helping Paw Client
“Your organization's purpose and the way you carry out is impressive. I will recommend others contribute. Thank you for doing all you, and the entire staff and volunteers, do to help seniors and senior dogs.”
JoAnna D., POMDR Supporter and Donor
“We want to thank you so much for approving payment for Jilly's teeth cleaning... It is such a relief that we can keep Jilly healthy, thanks to you!”
Janice J., Helping Paw Client
“How wonderful POMDR is! Wow! My husband and I are very impressed with your rescue, Last year we made the decision to start looking for another dog, really happy we ran across POMDR. As we are both professionals we appreciate attention to detail, timely responses and clearly set requirements...KUDOS!”
AnnaMarie H., Prospective Adopter
“You are very responsive to inquiries and communicate well about the organization goals and results. In my limited experience with non-profits, those are critical factors!”
Paul M., POMDR Supporter
“Being a foster parent or adoptive parent to senior dogs means opening your home and hearts to a homeless dog and to squeeze in a lifetime of love and happiness in an undisclosed amount of time together. That's what we signed up for. However, the sorrow you endure at their loss, regardless of the amount of time they have here with us never ceases to amaze me. I always think it's going to be easier "this time" but loss is loss and love is love. And doggy love is LOVE X infinity!”
Chris D., POMDR Foster Volunteer
“You and your team have done an absolutely heroic job of building community support for a segment of the local dog population that would likely suffer a tragic fate if not for your efforts. I'm so appreciative of what you do!”
Larry L., POMDR Volunteer
“I adopted Disney, also known as Joe, and all I can say is he is the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. Everything you said about older dogs is true: they are pretty much trained when you get them and he [has] been such a wonderful addition to my life... Even though I've had him a little over two months he has become my best little buddy. I want everybody out there... to give these senior dogs a home. I will be forever grateful!”
Sharon S., POMDR Adopter
“Thank you to the many conscientious, caring, kind people at POMDR who assisted with Chispa's adoption!”
Evie E., POMDR Adopter and Volunteer
“I have had a lot of experience with rescues and yours is the best. You are responsive, patient and professional. Thank you!”
Debra D., POMDR Adopter and Volunteer
“Roggie has truly been the sweetest, smartest, most wonderful dog I have ever had (and) has really made my day. Love him dearly (seems to be mutual.) So grateful for your organization that making these 'unions' possible.”
Marge W., POMDR Adopter
“Thank you so much for your unending work to find, nurture and place so many wonderful pets! Thank you, also, for your honest (and thorough) reports that provide solid ground for prospective adopters to make wise choices. Really impressive!”
Dana Linkletter, Prospective Adopter
“Thank you POMDR for providing a loving home with good vet care for precious Archie, and giving peace-of-mind to his former guardian that he is cared for with love the rest of his life! She will always miss & love him! Archie has health conditions POMDR is caring for - epilepsy, blind and heart murmur (liked him cause I too have murmur with my congenital heart disease). So impressed with POMDR's compassion for the senior dogs & shelter rescues!!”
Karen W., POMDR Donor
“I just wanted to say thank you again for giving Tucker and Trixie a chance at a new home, it means alot and is a huge relief knowing they are with good people at a good place. The name of your rescue is true to it's name. I am definitely at peace of mind with the difficult decision I had to make but after meeting you and your team and seeing the facility in person put me at ease.”
Breana M., Surrendered dog to POMDR
“Whoever thought of POMDR really has made a lot of us older people very happy to have a constant companion. Thank you.”
Robert R., Adopter
“You and your team are amazing. We are blown away by your charity. A month ago I sent an email about a stray, senior dog my family found. We took him to the shelter to be reunited with his family, but that was not to be. We contacted multiple organizations looking for someone to help him as he was going to be put down. None had space or were willing to take him because of his medical needs. Thank you for responding and taking Jerry into your program.”
Michael L., Supporter
“I had to surrender my two American Eskimos when I was hospitalized with cancer and could not care for them. I've been in the hospital for two months. I've been so worried and praying for them every day. I am so comforted to know that you found them a good home together. Thank you.”
Connie N., Recipient of POMDR Services
“I can't tell you how refreshing and comforting it is to know you are out there concerned for both dogs and elderly.”
Adele Frese, Chief of Police, Greenfield
“I don't know ANY agency that does what POMDR does so well and with such compassion. POMDR takes it to a whole new level. So glad to be able to lend support.”
Sheila W., Donor/Volunteer
“I just want to let you know how much I love being a part of the POMDR family! I am so grateful for the work this organization does in giving senior dogs their second chance in life and to have a loving family til their end. Bentley earned his wings early this morning and crossed the Rainbow bridge. I'm so sadden that our time together was so short, but grateful and so proud I was the one to be his foster mom and part of a loving family he was missing. I will never forget his smiling face and the love he expressed back.”
Julie B., POMDR Foster Mom
“A HUGE shout out and thank you to Peace of Mind Dog Rescue in Pacific Grove - our adopters found them on your website courtesy page. You have been so supportive throughout this process and always helpful, POSITIVE, and encouraging - blessings!”
Michelle D., Supporter
“You are doing something so beautiful for both animals and people that neither of us, two-legged or four-legged, can ever express how we feel.”
Susan K., Adopter/Donor
“My cousin passed away peacefully this past Saturday. One of his last conscious moments happened when he was told his dog had been provided for, and he displayed a smile on his face. We had all not looked forward to that moment, but in the end it turned out to be a very good one for him, his family, and friends. Thank you so much for your all your help, and your very fine organization. It helped make a very difficult time for us much more manageable.”
George R., Surrendered dog to POMDR
“Thanks for everyone at POMDR for all you do. The peace it gives people who have to relinquish their loved ones and for the lucky dogs that continue to live a loved life.”
Chris D., POMDR Volunteer
“I can't thank you enough for the work that you do on behalf of these animals. My friend who passed, her only concern was the care of her dog and it is comforting to know that organizations like yours exist to help people like her. Your work is greatly appreciated.”
Chris W., Supporter
“This is a most difficult chapter of my life, more like a bad dream. People like you are what have helped me get up in the morning. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Teresa C., Helping Paw Client
“Your organization is a godsend. There are so many here who are older, and nothing for their older or abandoned pets, needing to be fostered and loved and cared for when their guardian has become disabled or has died. You should be very proud of yourselves. This is a beautiful thing you are doing. It is a crucially needed service, not only for the animals, but for their people too.”
Gwenn H., Helping Paw Client
“I find volunteering with the Helping Paw Brigade extremely rewarding because I have the opportunity to help both senior dogs and their guardians at a challenging time when they might otherwise have to make the difficult decision to give up their dog. When my mother was seriously ill back East, it was helpful volunteers (and neighbors) who assisted her when she was unable to care for her pet. Helping Paws provides me the opportunity to "pay it forward", and help senior dogs and senior people, both which I care about deeply.”
Tracey P., POMDR Volunteer
“I've known a lot of good ol' dogs in my day, and they have brought my life so much joy. I volunteer as a dog walker to help keep older people with their beloved companions at a time when they need each other most!”
Caryn S., POMDR Volunteer
“I feel there is a great opportunity through the "Helping Paw Program" to make a difference in a person's life. Easing a person's anxiety, about not being capable of caring for their dog, makes me happy.”
Linda L., POMDR Volunteer
“I'm so happy to be a part of the POMDR Helping Paw Brigade. I love taking walks, and I love dogs but cannot have one right now. It's a joy to walk with a furry companion in need of an outing. It's a bonus to visit with the dog's guardian and to provide a little company and occasional helping hand – as well as helping paw. I've met such charming ladies and truly appreciate their strength in dealing with life's difficulties and, of course, their strong love bond with dogs.”
Carmen W., POMDR Volunteer
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