My name is GUS!

Labrador Retriever/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - GUS
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - GUS
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Milo Foundation

Facts about GUS

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10712409

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Gus is a big, happy boy. He needs dog savvy folks and a home that does not have a lot of kids about - more predictable, adult environment and a one dog household - he wants to be the center of the universe - your universe!

; Staff member Amanda took him out on a hike with a chi, deaf puppy, and two adult dogs. He did Fantastic. He has great recall, plays really well and loves to give dog kisses. He wanted to chase the cows but listened when I told him no. He does run by you and lick or chew on your hand and acts like a very large puppy.

; *Return Notes* 10/17/16 Gus is a sweet, goofy guy and mostly good at home with kids and other home pets. Unfortunately, he has become aggressive in situations inside and outside of the home. I really think he is trainable. He is very strong, and very powerful.

; I live next to a school and a park where people walk dogs. I thought this was going to be a great situation being so close to the dog park. But it has created a safety issue because if he gets out of my yard (sometimes my kids forget to close a gate). he will run down and chase after people and dogs very aggressively. He went after a dog while it's owner was walking by behind my house.

; I have sent him to Happy Hound for a one week training program and have hired a trainer. When I have brought him to the dog park off leash or Pt. Isabel for example. he runs around and does not bark at the other dogs or act aggressive.

; Gus got along with my other dog. But she barks a lot at everything, she is small, and this has not helped Gus as he then thinks he too must bark and then be protective. Gus would be fine in another home with a dog that is more mature and mellow. Probably not suitable for a home with children. An adult couple that wants a large dog and has time to work with him and give him lots of exercise. Gus loves ice cubes and thinks they are a real treat.'

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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.