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My name is MADONNA aka MADDY!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - MADONNA aka MADDY
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Milo Foundation

Facts about MADONNA aka MADDY

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9722418

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Madonna is a very sweet and devoted dog! She walks well on leash, loves people, will sit and lean into you, if you sit on the ground she'll be in your lap - lay down she's on top of you snuggling. Protective of home and person to a degree - she needs not to be feeling she is in charge - she used to live with her brother - so she would love being with an easy going make perhaps.

; ; *Notes* 4/17/15 Maddy quickly learned her new name and soon was answering most of the time when we called off leash and at the dog park. She will still need more training to avoid distractions and focus on her owner. Maddy also learned her 'marker word' 'YES!', how to use the dog door to the backyard, 'sit', 'stay', 'find it?, and doesn?t pull when out on leash walks. She is really good about laying down on her dog bed and we kept her on a ?no furniture? rule.

; Maddy absolutely *loves* her belly rubs! She is happiest at the dog park playing with other dogs and also enjoys training sessions. We didn't get a chance to have her venture out with a dog walker, but after observing her great social skills at the dog park we are pretty sure it would be a great thing to get her socialized with a pack of dogs in that type of situation.

; At first she followed us around all the time but after a week she became comfortable with the family program and learned there is a time to go out and play and a time to chill out. With that said, she has some separation anxiety, so you?ll have to work your way up time-wise from short intervals to many hours once she becomes comfortable in her environment. She is delicate in many ways and will most certainly not wolf her food down or grab treats in anything but a gentle manner. Know that she may take her time to eat but will usually finish up within 20-30 minutes.

; She is a very, very sweet dog to have around the house! Her weak point is that she is a bit anxious and fearful so keep an eye on her body language so she doesn't become assertively def

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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.
www.milofoundation.org

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.