Senior Sunday – Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Peace of Mind Dog Rescue in Pacific Grove, CA.

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue


From the Peace of Mind Dog Rescue website

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in October, 2009. Our mission is to be a resource and advocate for senior dogs and senior people on California’s Central Coast.

We find loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them and for senior dogs in shelters. We also provide volunteer and financial assistance so seniors can keep their pets with them as long as possible. In addition, we make pre-arrangements to take in dogs should their guardians become unable to care for them.

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

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

POMDR is led by a dedicated board and an incredible staff. POMDR is also supported by a network of over 600 volunteers who help with foster care, adoption events, transportation, office work, fund-raising, and other tasks as they come up.

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

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


Here are only a few of the many senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Peace of Mind Dog Rescue.



Dixie is a 13-year Cockapoo and weighs 23-pounds. Dixie is a cuddly and peppy 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 sight is impaired by cataracts, which may explain her timidity.

To learn more about Dixie, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs


Toby and Marley

Toby and Marley

Bonded pair Toby (Poodle) and Marley (Chihuahua) are 9-years and 5-years old respectfully. Toby weighs 23-pounds while Marley weighs 11-pounds.

Being surrendered at a shelter is likely a scary experience, but having your best friend by your side must be a huge reassurance. Toby and Marley are so attached to one another, we need a special adopter who will help us keep them together. They spend their time cuddling in the same bed or play-wrestling with one another. They’re an odd couple and are sure to put a smile on your face!

To learn more about Toby and Marley, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs


Sweetie Cocker

Sweetie Cocker

Sweetie Cocker (Cocker Spaniel) is 13-years old and weighs 2- pounds.

It’s no coincidence that this girl is named Sweetie. She is sweet as can be and just begging to be your new sidekick. She is laid back and friendly, and her favorite activities include napping and eating. She has recently been going hiking is crushing it on the trails. If you do want to speed her up on one of your walks, the promise of a tasty snack can be a great incentive. Once you’re back home, watch her make a beeline for her bed to get a little beauty rest and save up for the next adventure.

To learn more about Sweetie Cocker, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs




Cirrus (German Shepherd) is 9-years old and weighs 130-pounds.

Cirrus is a big boy but a gentle one. He is handsome and strong and treat motivated, so he will be a quick learner. He loves playing with toy balls and will hoard all the tennis balls he can find, usually carrying multiples at a time in his mouth. He is understanding when you take one away but hopes you will throw it.

To learn more about Cirrus, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs


Belle Terrier

Belle Terrier

Belle Terrier (Silky Terrier mix) is 12-years old and weighs 16-pounds.

Belle is a sweet girl with lots of energy for her age. Since her vision is slightly impaired, she will lovingly lick the air until she makes contact with your chin (at which point you should expect copious kisses). She loves meeting new people, especially children. Her personality is precious and incredibly endearing.

To learn more about Belle Terrier, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs




Monty (Cocker Spaniel) is 13-years old and weighs 34-pounds.

Monty is a uniquely marked Cocker Spaniel who is gentle and affectionate. He is happy to meet new people and is great with other dogs. He has lived with several dogs previously, but would also be fine as an only dog. He has also lived with three cats and was happy to play with one who would frequently seek him out. He enjoys being around kids and getting attention.

To learn more about Monty, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs




Walter (Poodle) is 10-years old and weighs 7-pounds.

Walter is a great dog with a gentle soul. He is vision-impaired, and the vet is assessing his eyes. Walter is surprisingly spry. He doesn’t let his vision slow him down as he still has great energy and drive. He will jump up in your lap to get to know you better. He is active, loves to explore and has a happy face. He loves walks and is well mannered on a leash. He enjoys playing with other dogs and likes rubber toys that squeak.

To learn more about Walter, click the link to the Peace of Mind Dog RescueAdoptable Dogs



Peace of Mind Dog Rescue contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that Peace of Mind Dog Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue Website

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue Facebook

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue Twitter

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue All Available Dogs for Adoption





Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

Note: This map is presented with kind permission from Senior Pups

Click the “Brackets” on the right-side in the Map Header below to view the full-size map


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