My name is DODGER!

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

Facts about DODGER

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722500

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Dodger is a very intelligent, bonding and beautiful dog that has been waiting for a home for far too long! We would love for this sweet boy to find a family of his own. He is loved by the staff and happily greets all new people with a smile and a wagging tail!. Although we have only had him live with female dogs while here, we have not seen him act out aggressively towards any dog in the many years he has been with us at the sanctuary. We were told that before coming here it was thought that he should not live with another male dog but we do not know if this assessment was done shortly after being neutered etc. Dodger has tested extremely well with cats here at the sanctuary several times, and for a short time many years ago did live in a foster home with cats.

; The reason that Dodger has been looked over so many times is that he came to us with some resource guarding issues, but he has come SUCH a long way! We would still recommend an adult only home for Dodger given that what he has learned has not yet been put to test in a bustling/hectic environment with children underfoot.

; Dodgers guarding had mainly been over food but he has on two; occasions shown the potential to be possessive over people when they gave; him attention and then tried to give attention to his friend. Unfortunately both times it happened when people had come with intent to adopt him. He was so happy about the undivided attention he was getting from them, that he tried to correct' them when it stopped and the focus went to greet the other dog in his yard. He did NOT bite anyone, but the air snap in their direction was enough for them to loose interest. We have worked on this and it has not happened again for several years! In a new environment he would need rules from the get go to understand that he is not in charge and that there is plenty of love and food etc to go around and that trying to 'own' either is not acceptable or necessary. We have used a simple technique with planne

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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.