My name is POOCH!

Australian Shepherd/Keeshond Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - POOCH
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Milo Foundation

Facts about POOCH

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Keeshond Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9661982

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Pooch is a sweet, charming boy with a calm and laid back demeanor. We are looking for an adult home that will allow the space and time he needs to settle in, that is not a social epicenter. He does have some anxiety issues - he does not like to be hugged or restrained, nor does he take to surprises. Pooch has developed guarding and possessive traits around his chosen pack' leader, and for this reason should be kept to sleeping on his own bed, separate food area, etc. Pooch likes to hang with dogs that are smaller than him.

; ***FOSTER NOTES 9/5/16 *** ; Pochie is still a really great dog. He has been with me a week. I have been taking to the dog park in PR. He is really good there, nice with the other dogs and people. He has a big run and then settles down to sniff. He will sniff with other dogs a play chase. Still doesn't get balls. He is friendly with both men and women. Has a lovely way of leaning against someone who pets them. Likes to sleep on couches and beds. Loves walks, likes treats, who doesn't. He would like to chase cats and squirrels. Eats well. doesn't beg for food or treats.

; ; ; ** FOSTER NOTES** 8/23/16- 'He is a wonderful dog. Very friendly with all people, nice with most other dogs. He is very attentive. He clearly wants to live in a home with someone to love him and uses his intelligence to figure out what the person he is with wants and how he can please them. He will looks his caregiver in the eye. I never had a dog, I have had 7 over the last 50 years, that was so attentive and so willing to show his wish for a home. 'I love you' in every look.; Well behaved in the house. No unauthorized chewing, getting into waist baskets and such. He will sit. He would probably be easy to train more fully. Not at all food defensive. A calm animal. He loves to go for walks, he doesn't pull on his leash.

; All in all I think he would do well in a calm household with someone who would love him as much as he wants to love someone. What a great dog. '

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About Milo Foundation

About Our Rescue Group...

THE MILO FOUNDATION was named after an Australian Shepherd. Milo was five weeks old when Lynne Tingle discovered that her puppy was both deaf and blind. Despite concerns from friends and family, Lynne was determined to give Milo a good life.

It was a learning process for both Milo and Lynne, his "seeing eye person". Lynne developed a series of taps to communicate with Milo. A tap on the left or right flank would instruct Milo which direction to go. And a tap on the rear meant 'stop'. In the park, Milo's feet read the ground like Braille, where he bounded around in circles with his nose in the air, barking with joy.

Given a chance to live, Milo became a happy, beloved dog. The experience with Milo led Lynne to learn about other animals who needed a chance - abandoned and stray dogs and cats who fill city shelters - which led to the founding of the nonprofit no-kill sanctuary: The Milo Foundation.

After a full and happy life, Milo passed away in August of 1998. He was the perfect spirit and namesake for a sanctuary dedicated to saving the lives of creatures who deserved, like Milo, a chance at a good life.

Today, The Milo Foundation is an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization providing an alternative for homeless pets throughout Northern California, through education, adoption services, and providing sanctuary for animals until permanent homes can be found. Founded in August of 1994, The Milo Foundation is located on two hundred and eighty-three acres in Mendocino County - offering lots of room for the animals to run and play. Milo houses cats, dogs, puppies and kittens - occasionally farm animals and other domestic creatures find their way to the sanctuary.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have mobile adoptions every weekend. Check our website for dates, time and locations.

Our Adoption Process...

You can download an application from our website. Adoption fees range from $125-350, depending on the animal and animal's age. Special fees may apply for some animals.