My name is ERNIE!

Greyhound/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - ERNIE
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Milo Foundation

Facts about ERNIE

  • Breed: Greyhound/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722449

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Ernie and his brother Bert came to us from a shelter in Sacramento. They are sweet and happy boys who we would feel comfortable adopting out separately. Ernie is initially a bit shy/nervous in new situations, but once he warms up to you he is a gentle sweet heart who looks into your eyes in such a way that it will melt your heart. When we first met them, Ernie was nervous about being handled by strangers, but did not react by trying to bite. He was just obviously frightened. Unfortunately for some reason, he was very fearful of one of the staff members and would bark and carry on when he tried to approach him. He has since won him over and we are thinking that he may have reminded him of someone in his past. He is a very nice boy, who would do best in a low key home with lots of love and playtime. Ernie will follow his brothers lead, which can sometimes get him into trouble as Bert is the more confident/goofy oh my god, whats that!' kind of guy. Bert didn't like the new pen that we moved them to, so he decided to dig out and go for a run..for almost two days. We have lots of bunnies in the area and we believe Bert gave Ernie a run for his money trying to keep up so as not to be left alone. Ernie was pretty tired and sore when we found them, but Bert looked just as happy as could be! They were not far from the property, and had likely tried to make their way back, but found themselves in unfamiliar mountains at night.We would recommend a secure fence if they were to be left alone in a new place, to make sure that they do not get hurt! Please send interest in fostering or adopting either of the boys to

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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.