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My name is NIKO!

Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - NIKO
Photo 1 - Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - NIKO
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Photo 3 - Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - NIKO
Photo 4 - Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - NIKO
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Milo Foundation

Facts about NIKO

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722434

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Niko is a beautiful and friendly boy who is looking for a stable and loving home! He is good with other dogs and is cuddly, outgoing and sweet with all people. ;

; Milo rescued Niko from a shelter after he had arrived there clearly having had his tail amputated at home and left untreated. Although we were able to get the infection under control, and he then had surgery to properly dock the tail and stop the pain, he would continue to go after himself. It is not known if he was still doing so because he still had some lingering pain, if he was doing it out of habit, or if perhaps it it was even something that he did from anxiety and the reason that his original family tried to remove his tail. ;

In any event, what we DO know is that since being transferred up to the sanctuary, the imaginary tail chasing has stopped! We have weaned him off of all medications, and he is doing just wonderfully well! We all love Niko and feel that it is possible that being in the country could be the difference for him and that the city may have been too much and causing stress, but we will be taking him on a trip to town to see how he feels and if he displays the behavior, as we have only seen it once in the 8mo that he has been with us.

; If you have a country home and are looking for a very sweet, responsive and wonderful companion, please send questionnaires to sanctuary@milofoundation.org , and if you live in a less rural area but are interested in him, please do let us know and we can plan his field trip to town sooner than later!

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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.