Adopt an UnChained Dog

When you adopt an UnChained dog, you get a dog who, through positive clicker training, has learned basic manners such as sit, down, stay and loose-leash walking.

More importantly, you get a dog who has received love and reassurance from its youth trainers, UnChained coaches, and foster family, resulting in new-found confidence and socialization.

You’ll also receive the satisfaction of knowing that your dog gave unconditional love to deserving youth in your community, offering them hope and confidence in return.

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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 came to POMDR from Salinas Animal Services along with her mother, Tiana, who is also adoptable, and while these two ladies can live independently, it would be sweet to see them go to the same home.

Make her a part of your family today!



Opie is a young boy who was taken in by Animal Friends Rescue Project after being found by the Monterey County Animal Shelter.

Opie is enrolled in our Monterey County Youth Center program in Salinas where he is learning how to be his best self thanks to the patience and compassion of his Youth Trainers.

Visit AFRP to make an appointment and learn more about little Opie and make him a part of your family today!



Fonzie joins us from Peace of Mind Dog Rescue in Pacific Grove. Compassionately surrendered when his guardians could no longer care for him and his brother, Romeo, they are now in school full time with us at Rancho Cielo Youth Campus!

Fonzie is young, social and loves meeting new people and dogs. His curiosity shows in his floppy ears and his sweetness in his quick little kisses. Visit Peace of Mind Dog Rescue to adopt this young boy today!


Lil’ Romeo

This lil’ cutie also comes to us from Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. Lil’ Romeo was surrendered along with his brother, Fonzie, and recently joined us for our Rancho Cielo Youth Center program in Salinas.

He and his brother are still learning that chickens and rabbits are our friends and not toys, so maybe no cats in home would be best.

He loves playing with other dogs and especially enjoys human affection. Once you become friends he’ll give you the sweetest kisses and his explicit attention. Visit Peace of Mind Dog Rescue to bring him home!

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samwise (aka sammy)

Sammy is a gentle and mature Shih Tzu mix who was taken in by Peace of Mind Dog Rescue after being dropped off at Monterey County Animal Services with a mass on his neck and in misery.

Thanks to our volunteers and their coordinated efforts, Sammy is now fully recovered and as healthy as can be in a foster home that loves him. Sammy is currently enrolled at our Monterey County Youth Center program in Salinas where he is being trained by foster youth, learning everything he needs to live happily in our world.

Sammy will always make sure you have a smile to come home to and warm lap to end the day. Visit Peace of Mind Dog Rescue to meet him today!