My name is NATHAN!

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

Facts about NATHAN

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722443

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Please read Nathan's full bio before applying:; As many may remember from our fundraising efforts, Milo rescued Nathan and covered the vet bills for his very costly hip surgery. This was largely in thanks to the support of our wonderful community! This handsome man has recovered beautifully from his surgery and is now ready for a special home of his own!

; As Nathan was healing, but still very uncomfortable, he had a couple of instances where he acted out to staff members when things were not to his liking. For this reason he came up to the sanctuary in Willits to finish his recovery and to better evaluate which type of home would best suit him. What we have here noted with Nathan is that he is a happy, active and outgoing dog who is eager to interact with people and is good with other dogs, but only when resource guarding is not an issue.

; He has shown us that he does have a lack in bite inhibition so should go to a home with dog savvy adults only. This lack often comes from a puppy not being fully handled all over or taught that they should not own' objects etc. These things are important in order for a pup to grow into a well rounded adult. Nathan was getting along well with our Coonhound Sally, albeit a bit guarded at first. Unfortunately Nathan then reacted badly towards her both over food and secondly over not wanting to share the water bowl. In the first case he did re-direct when a staff member tried to physically remove him from the bowl he had decided should rightfully be his. He did not injure her, but this did show us that he needs help establishing boundaries.

; We feel that Nathan has great potential as a loving friend and companion, granted that he is with a family that will safely and kindly teach him that he can give up control without negative results, and that in fact he will be much happier if he can do so. He truly is an otherwise loving and attentive boy who just needs to understand and settle into his place in the world. He would n

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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.