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My name is WON-TON!

Papillon/Poodle (Miniature) Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - WON-TON
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Milo Foundation

Facts about WON-TON

  • Breed: Papillon/Poodle (Miniature) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10984976

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Won-ton is a sweet but timid little man. He is in need of a home that can offer him time to warm up and a gentle touch to convince him to trust. When he first came to the sanctuary he wouldn't let anyone near him. He ran away and hid in corners, behind tables and in crates all day. Months later, with lots of patience and love, we are happy to announce he is starting to come out of his shell. He is enjoying some light affection and will jauntily walk about the office when people enter. Though he has made a lot of progress with us over the past few months, he will still need an adopter that is willing to continue training to help him learn that people aren't as scary as he believes them to be. He is living with several dogs here and gets along with them very well and even enjoys engaging in light play with his pal Mira. A home with another dog could be a nice way to help build up his confidence but it is not required. Because he is so easily scared, a home with small children probably wouldn't be a good fit for him. Won-ton is a very special little guy that needs a calm and loving home to help him blossom into the happy dog we all know he can be. If you think this could be you please send inquiries and adoption questionnaires to Sanctuary@milofoundation.org; Update 6/24/17 Won-Ton will now dance and do a little shimmy/ shake dance out of happiness, and even let out the occasional little yip when staff that he has become the closest to come into the room. He will now run up to them and lick their outstretched hand, with an open and happy face and wagging tail, which is just such a HUGE improvement for him from where he started. He was never an aggressive boy, but would cower and hide from us. He still will not jump up into a lap willingly, and in order to pick him up and pet him we need to get down and gently pick him up in a certain way for him not want to run, but the more and more lap and cuddle time he gets, the more relaxed, trusting and happy he becomes! His en

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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.
www.milofoundation.org

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.