My name is FONZY BEAR!

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

Facts about FONZY BEAR

  • 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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UPDATE from recent Sanctuary Eval: Although he is a very personable and loving boy with people, Fonzy Bear (AKA Bear) is looking for a country home. After just a brief introduction to the staff he was all wiggles and cuddles. He did however show us that he can have a prey drive towards small dogs and needs specific careful introductions to other dogs as well. For this reason he would need a home where he did not need to visit dog parks, and could spend a great deal of his time on a large fenced property with his family where he could run and play. He does get along well with the other dog in his foster home, but does not do well with encountering other dogs on a leash and needs time to get used to potential new dog friends on a hike etc before he can meet them face to face. For this reason the ideal home for this sweet but conflicted boy would be a rural one where he had an experienced, training minded family with possibly one other large dog.

; He warms up very quickly to new people and was very sweet, and watching him with the other dog from his foster home it is clear that he can bond and be trusted with some other dogs.

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; We are ideally looking to place this giant goofball in a rural area so he has tons of space to run and play. He tends to get overexcited when meeting new dogs-that paired with his size makes him not quite built for dog-park life. That being said, he loves other dogs and with a proper introduction, he does totally fine with most dogs! He loves to romp, play and go on hikes with his doggy pack but ultimately we envision this guy on a large plot of land with a doggy best friend to explore and play with.

; ; He loves people and is all wiggle and cuddles but definitely bonds closely with his humans. When new people enter the home, he does alert but is quick to warm up. He is a smart dog who is food motivated and loves to learn! His current foster mom reports that he is as an easy-going dog in the house and has good manners.

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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.