My name is CHICO!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - CHICO
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Milo Foundation

Facts about CHICO

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722452

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*FOSTER UPDATE* Chico is a total lovebug once he feels like he can trust you. Wherever you are, that's where he wants to be, just cuddled up by your side. Watching him slowly change with us over the last week from a scared dog who never wagged his tail the first 4 days, to a few days ago him beginning to do a little happy dance when we would walk through the front door and climbing in bed with us to cuddle at night has really been rewarding. We think over time with a lot of patience, training, trust and love Chico will be a great companion. We think he would do best in a home with an older person looking for a low energy life buddy. Maybe someone who is retired, has no other pets or children, and who lives in a nice quiet neighborhood. Someone who has a big heart with the time and patience to dedicate to Chico and help to love and nurture him into the wonderful dog we know he can be.'

; Chico is a sweet fellow! Eager to please and he likes other dogs, a people pleaser and a cheerful, well mannered gentleman! Chico has an adorable happy dance that he does whenever he sees someone he recognizes, and really enjoys running around with the other dogs in the yard. He likes to jump up into laps for pets when he gets the chance, too. Chico can't wait to meet you and become a part of a family!

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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.