My name is IVY!

Vizsla/Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - IVY
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Milo Foundation

Facts about IVY

  • Breed: Vizsla/Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9722479

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Please read this pretty girl's full bio below, but note that she would do best in a home without unannounced guests popping in, and a loving small family.

; Ivy has never shown any aggression towards children, but has fear-based aggression toward adults that she does not know. She has lived with children in the past and was wonderful with them, but because she has such a distrust of strangers she would need a controlled environment where neighborhood children and friends were not visiting the home just in case she misunderstood their intentions. She really does need a home with someone that lives a relaxed, loving and secluded lifestyle. Ivy has taken her distrust of strangers to the point where she has in fact bitten people who were not introduced to her in the way that we have found works best. She has been adopted and returned before because she just would not warm up to certain family members that had not been introduced to her by us, and although her new parents loved her, they could not trust her not to react towards there adult son and friends. For this reason Ivy needs to be in a fully predictable environment, where she feels safe with adults that know how to help her through this. Once you get to know this girl, it is extremely difficult to picture her being anything but the intelligent, gentle little angle dancing about in front of you and we would love a home for her where she can be herself at all times without having to feel that she is on guard.

; She is wholeheartedly trusting and playful with those that she knows, but each new introduction needs to be done during a planned walk with respect , and her potential for fear based restrictiveness in mind, until she learns to trust. She is a fantastic, loving and eager to please dog, but shows this only to people that she has decided were safe. She would prefer at this point in her young life not to live in a bustling city environment, or to have house cleaners and pool boys stopping by. She would be

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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.