My name is SUGAR!

Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - SUGAR
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Milo Foundation

Facts about SUGAR

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11477245

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Some years ago, Sugar and Rascal were weary strays. They hopped a fence probably seeking shelter and happened upon a new friend who began feeding them and came to love them, gave them their names and even got them vetted.

; They only really knew their new mom and now that she's been taken away to assisted living they had no where else to go and sadly have entered our shelter system. ; At first they would cower and shake, mostly rejecting offers of food and affection. After living at Milo for several weeks, they have truly opened up to show their true selves. Sugar is super affectionate and loves to be the herder in a big group of dogs, running and cajoling around. However, she is very bonded to Rascal. They are beautiful and with love make great friends. We would like to adopt them to their forever home together.

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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.