My name is MONTY!

Airedale Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - MONTY
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Milo Foundation

Facts about MONTY

  • Breed: Airedale Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722447

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Monty is a scruffy, handsome man who is looking for a low key home! He is extremely sweet, knows and follows several commands and is great with other dogs. Monty was adopted from us as a young pup, but once he was in his new home in the city, it became apparent that he lacked confidence and was fearful of all the strangers and sounds and passing vehicles. His family tried to get him to adjust, but ultimately felt that it was not fair to him to expect him to live such a social life. In general he would shy away when strangers approached, but at home he would bark at strangers who would enter. Out in the world he would try to scare away the offending wheeled objects that came toward him. He was wonderfully loving with his family, but the rest of city living was making him very unhappy. He was cuddly and sweet with the sanctuary staff very quickly after coming back, even those he had not known as a baby. This lets us know that with continued friendly and gentle introductions to all new folks, Monty will very likely let go of most of his fear. The best way that we found to do this was by simply taking a walk with the new person and then handing them the leash with some delicious treats. This would of course work best in a rural setting.

; Monty really is a delightful, highly bonding and eager to please boy, who is looking for a family that can offer him a lower stress environment while he continues to build his confidence. He plays beautifully with other dogs, but does show too much interest in chasing kitties to live with them comfortably. Monty is currently waiting for his new family at the Sanctuary. He does seem to thrive with country living, but would love to be in a home again. Preferably one where he could run and play with a doggy friend, and cuddle up with his family at night. If you are interested in fostering or adopting this adorable and loving dog, contact us at We can set a time for you to come and take a walk with him an

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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.