My name is COWBOY!

Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - COWBOY
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Milo Foundation

Facts about COWBOY

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722492

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The sanctuary staff all LOVES Cowboy! Cowboy is a very handsome, VERY intelligent and bonding guy, who is looking for a certain type of country home. He is an active, outwardly friendly dog who loves to play in the water, but he does have issues with being restrained and should not live in a home with children for this reason. Cowboy unfortunately really would need to live in a rural environment as he is a dog that will react if he does not feel comfortable with how he is being handled by people that he does not know well. He was returned for this once and even though we have known Cowboy for quite some time here at the sanctuary and he has bonded with and trusts all the staff, he is still not comfortable with some of the newer staff touching his feet/belly. This is not to say that he does not love affection and will happily lean in for a snuggle and to be pet, but this has to be on his terms without him feeling trapped or forced. He really is an intelligent, highly bonding and affectionate dog, but again he does like to have time to get to know people before he will let down his guard enough to be handled is some ways. We say that he would do best on a ranch because he would likely be happiest hanging out on a property with dog savvy folks who are able to work with/ around his discomfort and where he would not be expected to follow along with the rules and predictability that a dog needs in order to live in a more urban environment with lots of people who don't know or understand how he likes to be handled. Please send inquiries to

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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.