My name is BONITA!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - BONITA
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Milo Foundation

Facts about BONITA

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9722380

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Chiquita Bonita ! Bonita has the personality of a roadside diner waitress: tough, no-nonsense, and not in the mood to put up with anyone's garbage. At seven years old she's one of the older dogs at Milo, but this has never stopped Bonita from keeping the other Milo dogs in line, big or small. ; Despite her bossy ways around other dogs, Bonita is an affectionate love bug toward people. She still has the playful energy of a puppy and loves to find laps to cuddle on.

; ; *Foster Notes* 2/14/17 I love this Bonita! She's tough on the outside and sweet on the inside. She made me work a little for her trust at the beginning, but it's well worth it! Loves her belly rubbed. Loves to go for card rides, walks and; hikes?she's game for whatever you want to do?I've taken her on my sea; kayak! Great off leash recall and about checking in. When she's on leash; she will bark at other dogs and pull but can be distracted by treats. We've; been working on that, and I try to pay attention and watch for other dogs; walking and if I distract her with treats, she's ok. She will bark when; someone comes to the door but responds to 'ok, that's enough,' and it's; not constant. She really wants to please and listens well. She's a good; sleeper and curls up on the bed or under the covers if it's cold. She's; fine with my cat. She was very interested at the beginning and followed him; around, a bit intensely, but she ignores him now. Both my two small dogs,; cat, and Bonita sleep on the bed with me. She learned the dog door the; first day I had her and goes in and out when needed. She's not a dog for a; family with little kids because she doesn't like to be scooped up out of; nowhere and held, and she can be mouthy when excited. I give her a 1-2-3 up; and she's good. She's been fine when I've introduce her to kids on walks,; I've had them give her treats and she sits nicely. I've given her baths and; cut her toenails and she's good. She has some fun playfulness and enjoys; chasing toys and

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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.