My name is PATCH!

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

Facts about PATCH

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9722511

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PATCH is at our sanctuary. Active and interested in everything he sees, social and outgoing, an Australian Cattledog with a full tail. Patch is bright and smart, however, he is also deaf. He has learned the hand signals for many commands, and responds to certain touches

; Best for a home without or at least with older children (teens) - he is not great with cats - though with a commitment to training and consistency - he could learn . . . bright, precocious, agile and eager to get on with life and learning! Patch will need a lot of outdoor activity, playing fetch and other games. Also right now he needs toys and things to chew on and carry around . . . also, he loves other dogs!

; ; Former sanctuary caretaker's bio: Oh my, what can I say? The greatest dog I have ever slept with. He goes down like a stone at bed time, and being deaf, he does not hear a thing, and is a big time snuggler. He goes into his crate on command. He is a handsome devil to be sure, really a good looking dog. He is an obsessive ball chaser.

; ; Patch jumps up and nips... your sleeve, your pant leg. He is full of energy. He is vocal and high strung. Patch is one of my favorite dogs at the sanctuary, and lucky would be the person who becomes his friend. He is not easy, and he is not for everyone, but he is a fine dog. Patch is a commitment, not just a dog, but as with most commitments, there is work involved, and rewards. '

; ; Former foster home: 'He currently knows a few basic hand signals such as sit, down, stay, no, come, and we're currently working on watch.

; ; For sit, we have been using the palm up signal. Start with you palm low and facing the sky, then raise your palm to the level of your chin.

; ; For Down, start with your palm face down at the level of your face and lower your hand to the level of your waist.

; ; For come, we kneel down and hold out both of our hands and wiggled our wriste back and forth quickly. Even when we call over Patch when he is b

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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.