My name is BAILEY!

Australian Shepherd Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - BAILEY
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Milo Foundation

Facts about BAILEY

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722473

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Bailey gets along very well with other dogs and has bonded very well with the sanctuary staff. Due to an incident several years ago in which he bit an adopter he would need a very special home. Bailey would need an adult only, predictable and rural home where his people understood that he needs time to build trust before being handled as you could with some other dogs. He is never outwardly aggressive and is happy to meet everyone, but he is watchful and you can see that he is just not the kind of guy who would want hugs from strangers. We feel that his past bite was likely triggered by fear and feeling the need to defend himself.

; Because of this we ask new staff members to use low level interaction when getting to l know him,always being sweet and upbeat but without making him feel cornered,and watching his body language to make sure that he is comfortable with their physical touch. Following this routine, Bailey soon becomes their trusted friend and we feel that he has made great progress during his time with us. We love Bailey and hope that he may be able to find that special someone who will work with him to make him feel safe and happy in a home environment, but until that time we will be caring for him here at the sanctuary. Please email with interest in adopting or sponsoring Bailey.

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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.