My name is JOEY!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - JOEY
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Milo Foundation

Facts about JOEY

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722455

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Joey (Formerly Bon Jovi) is a sweet little man who came to Milo scared of his own shadow. This little boy obviously had not been handled and shown love during his crucial socialization period as a young pup. We were lucky enough to find a wonderful foster home for him that made HUGE progress with him. He is now in another loving and capable foster home and is looking for his forever home that will continue to help him to continue to gain confidence. As you can see from his photos, Joey shows great potential, but he would still need a calm, loving and patient home. His foster mom would be happy to meet with people who feel that they could offer him this.; Foster notes: ; Bon Jovi (Joey) has made such great improvements while he's been with me! We've definitely shared some fun times together. Joey still struggles with being picked up and put back down, though I'm now able to do so without the severe reactions of fear that he showed before. He really enjoys long walks, he likes to walk behind me, but when I look back to check on him he has his tail up and a big smile on his face. He also does great riding in the car, an amazing difference from his first ride home with me. Joey is hesitant but not aggressive of my boyfriend, he definitely prefers women though, in the car he will climb up onto my boyfriends lap (possibly the sweetest thing ever). I have found that Joey adores my cat, they love to curl up together and chase each other around the house. Joey does well with other small dogs though he is obviously submissive. Joey is trained to use puppy pads, I did not have much success training him to go outside. ; ; While I've very much enjoyed my time with Joey and I'm sure he's enjoyed (most of) his time with me, I feel it may be in his best interest if he's placed in another loving home. I feel like our progress has plateaued, he has come so far and I feel like he would continue to excel in a new environment that will challenge him in new ways allowing him to continue

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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.