My name is BUDDY!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Shar Pei Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - BUDDY
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Milo Foundation

Facts about BUDDY

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Shar Pei Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722429

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Buddy is a housetrained, non-destructive boy who is looking for a quiet, more rural home to call his own. When we initially met buddy he was a very friendly and sweet boy with all people. Although he remained this way with his adoptive family and most people that he met, he did developed some issues with strangers making unexpected movements and on three occasions reacted by snapping when startled. He also became somewhat protective of his home, barking when visitors would come by, so he would do best in a home where he could have some slow introductions with treats, or spend some time in the other room, when it was known that folks were stopping in. Buddy got along well with the children in his family, and gets along well with other dogs. He does prefer the company of dogs that will give him some space, rather than jump all over him and force him to interact. Buddy is looking for a special home, that will be happy to have him snuggle in with his family, rather than have to be a social butterfly.

; UPDATE: We have found during his time with us, that Buddy is reactive when meeting new people when it is not inside. It is not just with meeting through a fence, as he also does not seem to take to them if going for a walk, getting treats etc. He will easily meet anyone when it is inside our main building however! As this was not an issue of his in the past, it might not carry over to a home environment, but he really should be in a rural and low key home either way. We have also found that Buddy can be reactive towards other dogs, especially if they are both at the fence together when something exciting is happening on the other side. We have found that he does not seem to actively enjoy the company of other dogs, but will tolerate dogs that are very mellow and uninterested in him. He is a cuddly love bug with the whole staff, he just needs the right introductions.; To meet Buddy, please contact us at

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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.