My name is DJEMBE!

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

Facts about DJEMBE

  • Breed: Border Collie/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10959075

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Djembe fist came to us at 8 wks old with his very under-socialized litter-mates. Although all the pups were fearful, Djembe was noted to be the sweetest by the MPR staff. He went to a loving family that has been taking wonderful care of him and has worked very hard to get him past his fear of people, but at this point it really may be that he needs a more rural home and that expecting for him to be able to adjust to living in the city very well might not be realistic for him. ;

Djembe is an extremely smart boy who has tons of obedience training under his belt and has spent months in training programs, where he excels as a top student. He adores his mom and dad and is as sweet as can be with other animals (dogs and cats alike) BUT his distrust of other people has continued, and he may unpredictably lunge at a passerby or even at someone that he has known but that is not in his immediate family. Djembe could potentially do very well with training as a ranch dog as he is very bright and agile and could thrive in a country environment that did not have many visitors, or could pop him into a yard or another room when company was going to be visiting. Below are notes from Djembe's family, who plans to continue to foster him until a loving and capable rural home comes forward for him. Please send interest in Djembe to and if it seems that he could be a great fit we will put you in touch with his family that knows him best

; Adopter notes: We feel that Djembe would excel in an environment that does not involve socializing with a lot of people, especially strangers, such as going to the dog park, cafe's busy streets, pedestrians in front of the house and having large parties at home. He would be great for a family that is in a more rural area, with active family members that want a canine hiking/running/farming companion, and a very alert watch dog for the home, especially great if there is already another dog in the family. Djembe is gr

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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.