My name is OLLIE!

Australian Cattle Dog/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - OLLIE
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Milo Foundation

Facts about OLLIE

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722495

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Ollie is extremely smart and knows and follows several commands. He gets along very well with female dogs and most males, but would likely prefer not to live with an alpha male. He is a very interactive and friendly boy who is extremely loving and active. He was adopted by a couple that absolutely adored him, but he started having a problem in the home that they had to admit to themselves that they did not have the experience needed to help him over come it. Ollie was wonderful with people when out of the home, but started showing a relatively common herding breed trait of being uncomfortable with new people entering the home once he was settled in. In this case it was namely the mother to his adopter that he was uncomfortable with and on two occasions did nip at her heals when she came through the door. It was not a serious bite by any stretch, but enough to have the mother say that she would not come to visit while he was still in the home. The couple was heartbroken, but had never had a herding breed dog or worked with an issue like this so they had to make the tough decision to return him to us so that we could find him a better fit.

; Ollie is really a great boy, who is just waiting for a home that will teach him that it is not his job or right to be in control of the comings and goings of guests. He needs to be taught that he does not have to worry and that you have it under control. If you are looking for a highly intelligent, devoted companion and feel that you have a low key home and are ready and willing to help him through this one issue, please send applications 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.