My name is HOLLY!

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

Facts about HOLLY

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9722516

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Holly has gone up to the Milo sanctuary as of 2/1/07.

; Sanctuary Update: Holy can be a super sweet girl, but would do best in an adult home as she can snap if touched in a way she is not comfortable with, or over resources such as food/sharing a couch etc. For this reason an adult, deaf dog savvy adopter really would be best fro this senior girl; ; ORIGINAL BIO:Sweet as can be, both red and blue merle coloring. Sort of a pink and blue dog with a docked tail... She is adorable, though she is deaf and a bit pushy! Demanding, affectionate - ball playing, possessive to a degree, not overly hyper, though she needs moderate exercise daily - at least a decent ball playing session - she also likes dog parks. Holly definitely has herding behavior, so not ideal for a home with small children.

; Holly will need a special home that can learn some hand signals, etc. for deaf dogs, and keep her safe since she wouldn't be able to hear oncoming cars, dogs, etc. But she is a very sweet dog - she interacts well with other dogs, though can get territorial about space with them as well as with people.

; A vibrating collar can be a helpful tool with deaf dogs - however, it seems that Holly will bond like glue. She is a mellow girl (for an ACD) and is loyal and loving. She needs to keep some boundaries - and a crate in the vehicle is helpful as she like to push to get close . Holly can also be quite a barker when she wants attention from people or another dog. She would not do well in an apartment due to her barking. When outside, Holly is in her own world. Holly needs to always be out on leash or in a fenced area.

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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.