My name is POCO!

Quarterhorse for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - POCO
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Milo Foundation

Facts about POCO

  • Breed: Quarterhorse
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9729197

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Lets make this the year that Poco finds a home!! This beautiful, albeit lonely boy would be best suited as a pasture buddy to other animals given that he has not been ridden. He has lived with many goats, sheep and mules in the six years that he has been with us and did well with them all. They have all gone off to homes of their own, and he is not happy to have the pasture all to himself!

; Poco was a stud when he came to us and was clearly not used to being handled kindly. He has made MUCH progress with his trust and (when treated with respect and confidence) can be haltered, does well with trailering and will politely give you his feet for trimming. The ideal home for Poco would be one with a kind and experienced handler that he could bond and learn from, while having at least one other pasture friend. He does NOT respond well to either a heavy hand or those who are inexperienced and unsure of themselves, however he is VERY intelligent and just blossoms during interactions with patient and confidant handlers. Please email us at and we would be happy to discuss him with anyone who feels they may be able to provide him with the home he has been waiting for! Lets make 2016 the Year of the Horse'!!

; Former Bio: 'Poco is now a GELDING. It took two surgeries, one in field, and one hospital to make that final. Poco is about 6 years old. Lunges well on a lunge line or in a round pen. He touches everyone's heart when they meet him because you can tell he is looking for that one (or more) person to give him never ending love. ;

Poco has a beautiful head, and a quarter horse body. He is a tidy boy at about 15.2 hands. The vet looked at his teeth and said they looked really good. He has no lameness or other health issues. ;

You can tell that Poco had been worked with in some capacity prior to coming to MILO. Poco has never been ridden as far as we can tell - though we were told prior to rescuing him that he was 'saddle broke.'. He

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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.