My name is MOPSY!

Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - MOPSY
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Milo Foundation

Facts about MOPSY

  • Breed: Maltese Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10010775

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Mopsy is a sweet girl who can take a little time to adjust - she absolutely adores some people right off the bat - women are easier for her to fall for - and she loves kids that are fairly calm, kid volunteers at Milo walk her and she is tail up and wagging and then wanting to snuggle on laps - but at other times she is reserved and avoids some people - she is not a fan of deep voices, loud noises. Mopsy has a bad heart murmur/ heart valve issue and can not undergo anesthesia for spaying - so she needs a very safe, special home!

; ; * Foster notes* Mopsy is amazing with kids and moms/ladies. Great with walking on leash and house broken. She seems scared of men inside the house.

; ; *Shelter Notes* 10/2/15 Mopsy is an approximately 4 year old female Maltese mix weighing about 10 lbs. She was found wandering in West Sacramento, and her family never came for her. ; I checked Mopsy's teeth and tried to fix her hairdo, and she was nervous but tolerant. I also picked her up and carried her without any trouble.

; During Mopsy's behavior evaluation, she was very timid and at first tried to avoid the testers. After a little while she did approach and sniff one of them, but ran away when they tried to pet her. When the other testers reached out a hand toward her, she growled. She readily gave up access to food and treats.'

; ; So, Mopsy spent quite a bit of time in foster care, she is a slow, picky eater and was quite thin - now she is back at Milo hanging out in a group of small dogs and enjoying the social activities mostly, she will occasionally join in some playtime - but mostly is independent and preferring to nap in the sun or lounge on her Kuranda bed or cushion. She is learning to relax and be brave and feel loved!

; ; We are looking for a quiet home with adults and perhaps a quiet, calm child for Mopsy.

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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.