My name is BERT!

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

Facts about BERT

  • Breed: Boxer/Greyhound Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722450

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Bert and his brother Ernie came to us from a shelter in Sacramento. They are energetic and happy older boys who we would feel comfortable adopting out separately or together. Bert is more confidant and outgoing, while Ernie can be a shy and initially un-trusting of new people and situations. Bert is pretty much an active goofy guy who loves life. He does not seem to have been taught any commands, so he needs work on recall etc. Once he knows you Ernie makes excellent eye contact. Bert is more happy-go-lucky and can get distracted easily. He would do very well with treat training as he is food motivated. They do not need to keep their names as they were given to them at the shelter that we pulled them from, and they do not seem to respond to them. These boys were strays, and sadly no one came to claim them. Their time was up and the kind volunteers put out a request for us to save them. Bert and Ernie strike us as dogs that may have been yard dogs, and need to be shown that there is a whole world out there full of exciting and fun things, and how to respond to them appropriately. Because they do need training etc, we think these two could possibly do better if adopted separately.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 out as they did not like the more private pen that we moved them to, and decided to dig out and go for a run, giving us quite a scare! Berty does show a prey drive towards rabbits and likes to give chase, so we think they got turned around and lost in the unfamiliar mountains at night. They were gone for over 24 hrs until a staff member found them trotting along a road on the outskirts of the sanctuary. They slept for almost a whole day after and although Ernie was very sore, Bert acted like nothing had happened! Please send interest in fostering or adopting either of these handsome 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.