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My name is DEXTER!

Jack Russell Terrier/Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - DEXTER
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Milo Foundation

Facts about DEXTER

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier/Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10415487

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** FOSTER NOTES** 8/24/16- Dexter is an absolute sweetheart. He is a bit timid at first, but never,ever in a defensive or aggressive way. If you get down low, speak softly and offer your hand, he will come up to you and give you a sniff and wag his little tail. Eventually, we will even crawl into your lap and give the dearest snuggles and definitely is thrilled when you come home, dancing all around and smiling. He has attached completely to me (mom), following me everywhere, but is great with our kids and is learning to not be wary of my husband. He has been friendly and good-natured with all of the dogs, big and small, that we've encountered on our walks or who have visited us. While he seems to have some separation anxiety, we've left him alone for hours at a time, both in the house and outside, and he's been fine, after some scratching at the door and some whining (never barking). He's house-trained, walks well on leash, and is a good eater but doesn't seem interested in toys or his crate at all. Once you've won his heart, he will be the most loyal, loving companion you will ever have!'

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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.
www.milofoundation.org

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.