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My name is SHIRO!

Australian Shepherd/Spitz (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Pt. Richmond, California - SHIRO
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Milo Foundation

Facts about SHIRO

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Spitz (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11646842

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Shiro is back and looking for his forever home. In lots of ways he's a very good dog and enjoys his walks. He likes to play with toys , and is very smart. He is a high drive dog like most herding breeds and will benefit from having a job to have an outlet. He is wary of strangers but is very loyal to his owner(s) and for this reason he can be protective. For this reason he needs a very predictable , low stim home to be successful. Training and building Shiro's confidence would be key to have Shiro flourish.

; ; *Return Notes* 5/20/17 Shiro is a super mellow dog. He just loves to sleep all day when we are at work. He does not bark or chew anything up. He is potty and house trained and never has had an accident inside the house. He is so furry and soft and has stunningly beautiful blue eyes.

; Shiro bonds very well with women and is skittish with males. He also tends to get scared of males and tries to guard his female guardian sometimes. He does not like strangers coming up to him and gets protective of his owners. He would do well with experienced owners. We are not sure how he does with other dogs or with kids.

; Shiro loves to run around and play fetch and catch frisbee when he is not cuddling next to you. He loves the outdoors but is not a super energetic dog. He will just sleep all day or go for a walk with you. He loves squeaky toys and will just collect them from around the house if you hide them. He is really intelligent and treat motivated. He was able to learn how to sit and was learning how to stay in just a few training sessions.

; Shiro has probably had a rough past. When the vet examined him, we found a pellet in his x-rays. It is probably from being shot. He needs lots of love, affection, and discipline, which we were unable to provide with our busy lives.';



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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.