My name is Milo!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Milo
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I'm being cared for by:
Almost Home Animal Rescue of Rutherford County

Facts about Milo

  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
Milo is a gorgeous Harlequin Great Dane; he is neutered, healthy, and up to date on vaccines and preventatives. Milo is 3-4 years old and weighs about 95 lbs. Milo came to us after living his most recent life on a chain, so he needed a refresher on manners and good behavior. Because he is a giant dog who sometimes forgets his manners, he will not be adopted to a home with small children. We are looking for a dog-savvy home, with kids 14 and up.

Milo is generally good with other dogs, but he sometimes tried to be the "alpha" male with other large male dogs. For this reason, Milo is best suited for a home with an active female companion dog, or as an only dog.

Now, for the good part. Milo LOVES people. He is a very friendly, playful, happy boy, and he loves active play in the yard. He also loves to be snuggled with his people, and inside lounging on his bed. He's a very typical Great Dane - happy and quiet in the house, and has spurts of hilarious energy when out. Milo is immaculately housetrained, and is not currently crated when left alone. For some reason, his dog beds do occasionally spontaneously combust, but we've been working hard on this and his current record is 34 days with an intact dog bed :)

Milo's adoption requires a private, physically fenced yard. Sorry, we do't adopt to apartments with community dog areas, and we don't allow any type of shock fencing. A physical fence is required for ALL adoptions through Almost Home. Please don't ask to be the exception.

Milo will be adopted within one hour's drive of Murfreesboro, TN. This is both due to our home visit requirement (completed by the dog's actual foster), and due to the fact that we want to be able to retrieve our dogs quickly should the placement not work out. Please, don't ask to be the exception.

To complete an online application (PLEASE REVIEW THE ADOPTION CRITERIA FIRST), visit

For questions, email

About Almost Home Animal Rescue of Rutherford County

About Our Rescue Group...

Almost Home Animal Rescue, founded in 2004, has quickly grown into one of the area’s most respected rescue organizations. Located in Middle Tennessee, Almost Home utilizes a network of foster homes to nurture and prepare our rescues for their transition into permanent homes. A dedicated group of approximately 30 volunteers and fosters has allowed us to achieve our current success, and we depend on the kindness of people like you to continue to expand our reach into the community. 
We can ALWAYS use more foster homes. Simply put, more foster homes means MORE SAVED LIVES. We provide all veterinary care and preventatives; we ask that our fosters provide food and water, and LOTS OF LOVE. We also need volunteers for our monthly adoption events. Please email if you can help!
Please understand that Almost Home is a strictly VOLUNTEER organization. This means your emails might not be answered the same day you send them. PLEASE do not request that we call you urgently. We have jobs, family responsibilities, and many many animals to care for. We receive approximately 100 emails per day and simply do not have to speak by phone in the initial stages. We would be happy to answer your questions via email, send you an application, and explain the process. Once your application has been preliminarily approved, we will contact you to set up visitation and also to conduct the required home visit. Sorry if we are not able to respond as quickly as you might hope, but in many cases we are working well into the night just to care for the animals, and their needs come first.

Come Meet Our Pets...

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Our Adoption Process...

We are not a shelter. We are a group of VOLUNTEERS who take pets in need into our homes until they find their "forever home." Therefore, we do not have regular hours for people to visit. We ask that you send us an email inquiry regarding the pet/pets in which you are interested, and we will be happy to arrange a visit once an application has been filled out and passed a preliminary approval. A home visit and veterinary reference are also required as part of the application process.

We require a fenced yard for nearly all our adoptions. Occasional, RARE exceptions are made (for our occasional tiny/toy/mini dogs), but they are the exception. Please, respect our decisions regarding the needs of our pets. We have spent time with them in our home environment and make our decisions based on the needs of EACH specific animal. Some are unsuitable for children (usually due to high energy levels, NOT aggression), some are better with the companion of another dog, others would prefer to be an "only child." Don't feel that we are judging your suitability as a pet owner if we reject your application for a specific dog. We are merely trying to place dogs in the environment in which we feel they will have the BEST chance of success.

PLEASE NOTE: We adopt pets in the LOCAL AREA ONLY (within approx 30 miles of Murfreesboro). We require a home visit as part of the adoption process, and we are simply not able to travel great distances to complete these visits. Please respect our policy, and do not ask to be the exception. We strongly encourage those outside our adoption area to visit their local Animal Control/Humane Society; there are ALWAYS great pets in need at these facilities.

Our adoption fees vary. Please feel free to inquire regarding fees for a specific pet. ALL our adoptable dogs are up to date on required vaccinations (parvo/distemper, bordatella, and rabies), have been dewormed, are heartworm NEGATIVE at the time of adoption, and are on flea and tick preventative (Frontline Plus) and heartworm preventative (Heartgard Plus). All previously heartworm positive dogs will be disclosed as such. All pets are also SPAYED and/or NEUTERED prior to adoption with the exception of puppies deemed not old enough for surgery. In those cases, a spay/neuter deposit is required AND we require the pet be returned to our veterinarians for the required surgery (included in the adoption fee). Please do NOT ask to adopt an unaltered animal for breeding purposes. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES is this acceptable!