My name is FONZY!

Great Dane/Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - FONZY
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Milo Foundation

Facts about FONZY

  • Breed: Great Dane/Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10200328

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*Foster Update* 11/9/16 Fonzy Bear is a beautiful, very sweet and loving dog with lots of energy. He has great house manners, is potty trained, can be left ; alone for several hours when he is with his foster sister. He hates and doesn?t need a crate. He would love to be the second dog in his new home.

; Since he wasn?t properly socialized in his previous home he initially is suspicious of new people but as soon as he realizes that visitors are no threat he loves having people around in the house. He is kid friendly but due to his size and strength children should be 12 or older. He is a goof ball and has no idea how big he is. He is good at playing fetch, knows all the basic commands and is very ; affectionate.

; City life scares him and therefore a more rural home with lots of space to roam would benefit him greatly. He loves to run (he might be part race horse) and needs lot of exercise. Fonzy Bear is very excitable and we are still working on loose leash walking. He is doing well on a 12 foot leash on our nature hikes ; but still pulls on a shorter leash.; He is not dog aggressive but is reactive on leash, still pulls and barks when he sees other dogs. It?s just too exciting! But after a proper introduction he is doing very well with all the dogs on our group walks and enjoys running and playing with his friends. And boy, he can run!; He still needs to learn how to greet dogs in an appropriate way. Right now he still ; wants to run up to them like the line backer of a football team, body slam included. That can get him into trouble since most dogs don?t share his enthusiasm.

; His recall is great and he has no prey drive. When Fonzy Bear is relaxed he is a fast learner, but his excitement often gets in the way. Fonzy Bear is looking for; a family that can help him to relax and trust, that can give him the exercise he needs and has the patience to teach him in a calm and loving way that the world is a safe place and slowing down a good thing.'

; Fon

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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.