My name is COCO!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - COCO
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Milo Foundation

Facts about COCO

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10415501

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Beautiful and sweet Coco is a sanctuary favorite! Please read this lovely boys story and send interest in him to

; Coco was born on the streets of Costa Rica, searching for food with all of the other homeless and unwanted dogs struggling to survive. As a pup he loved to chew coconuts, which ultimately lead to his name. He was underweight and his coat was dull and patchy. He was very frightened of people as he had not yet been shown kindness, but would play with the other dogs, including one that had already been taken in by a loving family. Through the mutual love of their dog, one of the gentle sons was able to gain his trust and would eventually sneak him into the house, where all three boys would play with him. With some time and love, their parents were able to win him over as well and with medical care, good nutrition and care he blossomed into a beautiful and happy older pup. He then started to feel that all people might not be so bad after all! The family was re-locating back to the states and decided to make it official and bring Coco too! During a huge going away party he became frightened and after being moved to a quiet place, was surprised by two of the guests and unfortunately nipped them. The family did not want to leave him behind and still brought him back to the US with them with them to continue to help him gain confidence. He could greet strangers on the street without issue and was a superstar at the park where loved to play with other dogs. That said however, Coco did nip on several other occasions when he was uncomfortable with new people or situations. In these cases he would bark or growl first to show his fear, but people do not always head these warnings. After much deliberation the family realized that Coco really does need a more low key and predictable home, where he will not feel that he needs to defend himself, his family or home from anyone. They loved him dearly, but knew that they just couldn't giv

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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.