My name is DARWIN!

Border Collie/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - DARWIN
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Milo Foundation

Facts about DARWIN

  • Breed: Border Collie/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10599514

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Please read Darwin's full bio before applying: ;

Darwin is VERY loving, loyal, gentle and extremely responsive to family, friends and those that he has been introduced to. He is perfectly house trained, has great house manners and puts himself to bed in his crate in the bedroom (with the door open) He is a treat motivated, intelligent cuddly and playful boy, but please do read further to see if your home could fit his specific needs.;

; Darwin was originally adopted from Milo in 2012 to a family that loves him very much and have been working with him to help him past his nervous fear based/protective issues while living in an urban environment in the bay area.. He is a boy that would do best in a rural home as he is not fond of skateboards or children, and can be reactive towards strangers and other dogs while on a walk. He was wonderful with his family and with people he could be introduced to, but his family had to be diligent when walking him to help him feel safe and secure and feel like he did not have to protect himself or them if someone they encountered did something that he felt was scary. He would sometimes get overwhelmed in the city and just lie down on a walk out of fear. They did love him very much and would have continued to make it work but given that they are now expecting a child and his discomfort with children, they had to make the difficult decision to have him come to stay with us at the sanctuary until a new rural home can be found for him

; Darwin has not lived with other dogs, but has been able to visit them in their homes and get along well. HAS been territorial when they have tried to visit his however, so may be best as an only pet. He has loved to play with many dogs, but has also instigated a few altercations with other large dogs at the dog park. He does seem to love small assertive dogs such as Jack Russels and in general he seems to do best with alpha dogs as he gets conflicted about his role otherwise and that is when he

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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.