My name is RUTHIE!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - RUTHIE
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Milo Foundation

Facts about RUTHIE

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9722515

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Sadly Ruthie was returned to Milo in November 2009, and is back at our sanctuary. All of the notes below are from years past, written by fosters and folks who knew her at different times in her life. At this point in her life Ruthie is a loving and happy girl, who gets along well with other dogs, although would prefer a male canine friend if she had her pick of the litter! She is a lovely girl with all friends and with most people right off the bat, but can bark at strangers upon first meeting through a fence. She is a highly bonding girl for whom we are looking for a loving, adult, and preferably rural home with another canine companion if possible. With plenty of people time we would be happy to consider a home as an only dog. Please do read the notes below to get better incite into her past, although many things such has her high energy level, fence climbing etc are no longer an issue

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; ; Delightful family dog - good natured, playful and active - she is a bit shy about city stuff, being a bit of a country bumpkin - but she LOVES walks in Tilden and outdoorsy locations - urban sidewalks and city streets are a bit scary for her, though she has been adjusting amazingly well - everyone is thrilled with Ruthie!

; Ruthie walks fairly well on leash, and has had some training and experience. She is great in the house, but most likely will need a refresher course in housetraining. She is very dog social and an affectionate, lovable dog - and likely a bit protective in time. She just needs time to adjust, being initially a bit shy with strangers. Having a second dog is a great idea for a successful home environment and longterm happiness for Ruthie!

Ruthie is an avid fence climber and needs a place with lots of room of release her energy. Because of her high level of activity, she would do best with children over 10 years of age.;

; Foster notes: ; Ruthie is a happy, confident sweetheart. She reminds me so of my own wonderful shepherd-lab

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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.