My name is BRUCE!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - BRUCE
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Milo Foundation

Facts about BRUCE

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722462

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Sanctuary Update: Bruce is just an amazing and loving dog, but he does have some trust issues with being handled by strangers. He is an extremely bonding and cuddly boy, but he does need time to build that friendship initially. He prefers for new people to let him come up and say hi, stiff and maybe even lean into them affectionately, but would prefer that they keep their hands to themselves. He does show when he is uncomfortable by doing a lip curl, and if people are respectful of this he opens back up again. It does take several interactions with Bruce before he lets his guard down and trusts someone, but with Bruce, once you're in you're in! Bruce is just a gem of a dog, and will make an amazing and loyal companion for someone that lives a low key, predictable and rural life. He listens extremely well and is very eager to please his friends and loved ones. He would not be best suited for a city environment given that he is unsure of new people and needs the time to bond before being his regular wonderful and cuddly self.

; Former Bio:; Bruce is a handsome chunk of love! He is an active boy who loves long walks and hikes, as well as plenty of love and stimulation to burn off some of that border collie energy! He is an extremely intelligent dog with great potential. He listens well and is eager to please. He can be pretty mouthy when playing but has no intention of biting. In fact, he does a funny lip curl when he's playing, which can make him took a bit ferocious. But, don't worry, its all a front to make him look tough! He gets along well with other dogs, but can be a bit macho with some male dogs. Bruce can be uncomfortable if handled by strangers before getting to know them, so for this reason we would prefer a home without young children while he builds his confidence. If you are looking for a active sweetheart, and preferably have experience with herding breeds, BRUCE IS YOUR MAN!

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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.