My name is BESSIE!

Border Collie/Siberian Husky Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - BESSIE
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Milo Foundation

Facts about BESSIE

  • Breed: Border Collie/Siberian Husky Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9722444

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Sanctuary Update: Bessie has settled quite a bit and is much better with following direction. She is very open and happy to meet every person that we introduce her to. She has developed some issues with living with other dogs and can redirect onto them if she gets overstimulated, but this does not mean that we would rule her out for having a canine friend in different circumstances. She has shown that she has issues with food aggression,and therefore would do best in an adult only home while this is worked on. She is mostly a happy go lucky girl who is looking for a running partner that will help her the rest of the way with her manners and training...and snuggles! She loves snuggles :)

; Original Bio: Bessie is an intense, demanding, strong willed girl and a charmer! With her radiant blue eyes and outgoing personality and drive to go-go-go she is a force!!! Active, athletic and eager to participate, she loves people and other dogs and is eager to have a home with fun-loving, athletic people who will include her in a lot of daily exercise and FUN! She will need a strong willed, dog savvy person able to keep her engaged and listening, with consistency and guidance she will continue to blossom - a great dog in the RUFF!

; Update: Fun loving Bessie is a dog-oriented girl who needs a lot of exercise. She is almost potty trained and knows 'sit,' 'drop,' and is still working on 'stay.' Her recall with a long lead is getting better and she is crate trained. She is food motivated in familiar circumstances.'

She is now back down in the Bay Area at Milo Point Richmond - please come meet this happy, energetic girl and take her to our park to play ball or run around!

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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.