My name is SAVANNA!

Great Pyrenees Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - SAVANNA
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Milo Foundation

Facts about SAVANNA

  • Breed: Great Pyrenees
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10153699

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Sanctuary Notes on Savanna: Savanna was nicknamed Smiley, as when she first came to us she would watch us with interest and a big smile on her face. She came in with a group of seven other pyrs from the neglectful situation described below. I though for sure that she would be the first to warm up to us as she seemed to have the most confidence and did not seem as fearful as the others, but she would always keep her distance, playfully smiling at me from behind a tree. We now have them in an area with access to indoors and outdoors in our main building, where they are getting used to seeing us all throughout the day. We have found that although Savanna seems to be adventurous and inquisitive, she is still unwilling to let us actually pet her and will skip away last minute. Because of this we are going to switch gears and give her and Leo more undivided one on one attention to help her past this hurdle. She will happily stand at arms length from me, smiling and eat treats, but gets confused when we reach out to make physical contact as this was not likely the norm in her last home' We have high hopes that we will have the needed breakthrough with Savanna, and would love a specific patient foster home to help her get there!

; Group notes: Milo took in seven beautiful yet under-socialized Pyrenees that had been seized from a hoarding situation, but were then set for euthanasia due to lack of space at the shelter. We have been working with them to gain their trust as they were not raised as family members, and some are making great strides. Because of this, they are looking for very patient, understanding and rural homes that will continue to work with them to help them to realize their full potential.


None of these dogs have ever bitten anyone and even the most fearful will run and bark when scared or unsure of a situation rather than show outward aggression. They had not been raised walking on a leash and were living in a large fenced area together which

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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.