My name is BEN!

German Shorthaired Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - BEN
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Milo Foundation

Facts about BEN

  • Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722440

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Sanctuary Update: Ben (or Gentle Ben) fully lives up to his name with those he knows and trusts. He is sweet and cuddly and will self entertain with toys, and look adorable while doing so. Ben is just as sweet as pie, but he can be overprotective and uncomfortable with strangers in his home. Ben was ill when Milo first rescued him and nursed him back to health and it seems that he had a very rough start in life, but was extremely sweet in spite of it all. Once he found a loving adopter and a safe home, he misguidedly felt that he needed to protect it, even from visiting friends. His adopter loved him but her home had visitors regularly and she could not keep him and he came to stay with us at the sanctuary where he is waiting for someone that lives a quiet life to come and fall in love with him, and teach him that he does not have to be the protector and that they will keep HIM safe, not the other way around. We would recommend him for a home with either a non-alpha dog or as a single dog, and would not recommend him for dog parks at this time. Please send interest in fostering or adopting Ben to;

Past Adopter Notes prior to coming to the sanctuary: Ben is a sweat heart who loves car rides and walks both on and off leash. He loves playing with other dogs but can get rough with his play. He loves playing fetch and his favorite thing to do is swimming to get his ball!

; He is very good around people and kids when in neutral places, but gets territorial around the house, and ends up barking and growling at visitors.; He will most benefit from a family that has older kids (teenagers and older) and humans who have time to work with him on his manners.';

Volunteer notes:

; Walking Ben is a pleasure. He's a gentlemanly, well mannered, calm dog who's been non reactive to situations that would trigger most canines. We walk past a group of yappy small dogs, a yard full of cats, pens with quacking ducks, goats and a pasture where ou

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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.