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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 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 has a lengthy history, and a questionable background - it seems that it is likely he self mutilated his tail as opposed to the home docking job gone wrong - though it is uncertain. He has been a veterinary challenge and medically he has been a test case, and a challenge - but we feel we are on the right track now and thankfully he has a skilled foster home providing a lot of positive changes for him..... more soon on this special boy!

; Niko was brought into the shelter with a badly infected tail from a home docking job gone wrong. Now he has been patched up and his tail sutured and healing.... Athletic, social dog who must be glad to be elsewhere than with the people who decide to cut off an adult dogs tail!

; Niko has a fairly serious issue with his tail issue - psychological damage - nerve issues creating manic self mutilating behavior - a phantom tail issue it seems - we are looking into further and different kinds of care - but at the moment he is not fit for adoption.

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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.