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My name is HERMES!

Australian Cattle Dog/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - HERMES
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Milo Foundation

Facts about HERMES

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722460

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Hermes was adopted from Milo as a pup, but sadly had to be returned to Milo, as he developed fear based aggression towards strangers, and his family did not feel confident that they could offer him a lifestyle that would avoid situations where problems could arise. Hermes is fully house trained, and knows and follows several verbal commands. He was very loving and affectionate towards his family, including the young children in the home, but would get very nervous when new adults or children would come by the house, or when encountering them on walks.

; As is common in dogs with confidence issues, he is particularly fearful of large men. He has successfully lived with two alpha female dogs, but needs proper introductions to any new dog friend, as he can be very picky about which dogs he is comfortable with as well. Hermes is a beautiful, interactive, and very closely bonding dog, who will do best in a rural home, with an adult family that is herding breed-savvy, and who is capable of working with or around his fear and protectiveness of his home and family. It did not take long at all for Hermes to warm up to sanctuary staff, including the male staff members, and it is very clear to us that under his initial insecurity, he is a sincerely wonderful boy, who will be a deeply loyal and loving companion to someone with a predictable country lifestyle. Hermes family has sent us a very detailed account of his routines, likes, dislikes, etc, so that the information can be passed on to potential adopters.

; Please send applications to sanctuary@milofoundation.org

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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.
www.milofoundation.org

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.