My name is THOR!

Akbash Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - THOR
Photo 1 - Akbash Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - THOR
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Milo Foundation

Facts about THOR

  • Breed: Akbash
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10805599

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Update: Thor is again looking for a new home. Most recently he was adopted out to live on a mini-donkey ranch where he was able to be with his person 24/7 and enjoyed a huge fenced yard but despite the fact that his foster mom loves him dearly it is clear that it is not going to be the best match for him. He is a very big boy that will need someone that will be able to work with the puppy like behavior he is showing in the home. He has started chewing up items in the home and is attempting to play and mouth and his mom does not feel that she knows how to correct the behavior although we feel that with refresher training he could get past both issues as he is very sweet and eager to please. Although he is a wonderful boy who has never done so before, recently a visitor attempted to take his bone away from him and when Thor growled the gentleman then yelled at him and Thor unfortunately bit his hand. Truly Thor is a very soulful and sweet giant, and we are hoping to find him a new rural home with someone that will recognize what a fantastic dog that he is and is willing and able to be his confidant yet loving leader. ; Former Bio written before 2nd and most recent adoption:

; Thor is looking for a new rural home ! We do want to stress that Thor is looking for a home as an only dog, and would need to live on a property where having to interact with them, even in passing would not be necessary. ; This beautiful boy was initially adopted to a loving family, but it became clear that he really would do best in a rural setting, which is to be expected for the breed. He bonded quickly and deeply to his family, which included children, cats and even one small dog. He slept in their room at night and loved being with them.

; ; Much like Great Pyrenees, Akbash were breed to protect flocks from predators and are known for their gentle temperaments with all that they were raised to be included in their family flock', but also their bravery when protecting them from a perc

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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.