My name is ELLE!

Dachshund/Miniature Pinscher Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - ELLE
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Milo Foundation

Facts about ELLE

  • Breed: Dachshund/Miniature Pinscher Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10728695

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Elle is such a delight! Big personality in a very small package (only 5lbs!). She was found in North Richmond by an employee and unfortunately her owners couldn't be located. She was incredibly shy at first but after about a week of TLC she opened up. She gets along with other small dogs very well, but big dogs make her nervous and she will bark to let you know that she doesn't approve (although she lives peacefully with medium sized dogs). While confident in her foster home, she still needs work on building her confidence in public situations. It's obvious that she lacked proper socialization during puppyhood. ;

; Elle loves getting pets, giving kisses, being held and hugged and spoiled. She would make the perfect companion for someone who is looking for their new best friend and likes the idea of having a puppy shadow. Ellie is active, adores toys, and with the encouragement of Milo volunteers, has become great at walking on leash. Elle thinks hiking is a blast, and her small size has no effect on her stamina. Very food motivated, training should be a breeze for this gal. May be best in a home without younger kids as she is quite small and well-meaning but clumsy children could accidentally hurt her.

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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.