My name is RIVER!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - RIVER
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Milo Foundation

Facts about RIVER

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10641855

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River was brought to us one year ago by some very kind people who found her alone in the woods, presumably dumped there. Her whole body was covered in a secondary infection from having mange untreated for MONTHS. Instead of her owners getting her the medical help she needed, they watched it get to this point of near death, then left her alone in the woods and drove away. A truly heartbreaking story for this sweet girl. Even though she was treated this badly, she came to us extremely sweet and gentle, SO thankful to have blankets, love, and slept like she had never slept before! Fast forward to now, one year later! It has taken a whole year to nurse her back to health, and she finally has a full coat of fur! She LOVES people and just wants to kiss and play. Having had medical treatment her whole life, she's now wonderful in the car, at the vet, and getting bathed! She will need some dog socialization because her skin has been too fragile to let her play with dogs until now. She is an energetic lady ready who FINALLY is able to start looking for a forever home who can give (and receive) all the love she deserves! Please send applications to to come meet this special girl!

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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.