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LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Meet Portia! Although she can be a tad timid or appear defensive upon first meeting, she warms up quickly and bonds very closely. All she needs is a little extra love and socialization to boost her confidence. Portia appears to be more comfortable around women and is very selective in her people. This incredible girl would most enjoy a fairly calm and relaxed home.
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE Little cutie from Berkeley Animal Services, now up here at the Milo Sanctuary due to having aggressive tendencies, possessiveness.... but people love him and he could go to a quiet adult only home where people won't invade his space, and can handle a quirky, nipping dog.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Peony is one of a fine group of hens and their rooster Cosmo, rescued from Oakland Animal Services, now laying happily at the Milo Sanctuary. SPONSOR Peony for $15 a month!
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE Meet your new bundle of joy! Abby loves people and will bring endless joy, affection and laughter to her new family! Although it seems this sweet girl has never known the life she deserves and longs for, her spirit and love for people remains strong, hoping today will finally be the day her family comes to rescue and love her as unconditionally as she will love them! All Abby asks is to be the only pet in the home and in exchange we know she'll provide the all the love and affection you could ever dream of! When originally tested, Abby did well with other medium-large dogs, but her extended stay in the shelter seems to have made her weary of other dogs (not uncommon given the close quarters, constant barking, and exposure to larger dog-aggressive doggies...). Once settled in in a home away from the stress and chaos of the shelter life, it's possible that Abby could begin to let her guard down and learn to trust other doggies again. Introductions will need to be done properly and with the help of an experienced individual, like a trainer or Milo staff. Many people enjoy and are looking to have a single dog in the home, and for those people/families, Abby will make the perfect companion! Abby is a compact, affectionate, active girl who enjoys walks, hiking, playing fetch, and especially snuggling up with her people, showering them in her love and sweet kisses. Abby loves kids and seems to recognize well that she needs to play more gently with them. She's a natural family girl and wants nothing more than to be with you. Please consider fostering or adopting this sweet, loving, adorable girl today at Milo Foundation Sanctuary! *Rescuer Notes* 9/28/17 "Abby doesn't have an extra survival story. She's not a hurricane victim. She wasn't lucky enough to have a great family before some disaster struck. She probably never had it that good. This little girl just showed up on my door step one day, clearly having just had puppies, and was dumped. She roamed the street for a couple days shying away from strangers. And who could blame her. I put food out for her and she came closer. After that she didn't leave my yard. One day I fed her out of my hand and it was all over! All she needed was someone to show her love. After that she was jumping into my arms to give me hugs and kisses and chasing my car down the street because she just wanted to hang out with me. She is a very sweet dog, desperately seeking her "person" or family to call her own. She is great off leash and will just follow you around. She is great in the car. She'll just jump in and sit or lay down calmly. She was not in my house so I don't know if she's house trained. She was fine around my kids and knew quickly they were part of the pack and would go up to them tail wagging. She is protective of her house and people and very loyal! She noticed the difference between neighbors and people who were unfamiliar on the street. She would love to be in the house as well as outside. When I went in she wanted to go in with me! Basically, she's a very sweet dog who just needs to find someone who will love her as Unconditionally as she will love them! She hasn't had it easy. She had a pretty big following of people networking to keep her out of the shelter and finally made it to rescue! Please give Abby a second chance at a great life!" Watch a video of Abby snuggling in the sunshine: Watch My Video Sweet little Abby playing in the park: Watch My Video
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA Handsome SWEET middle aged fellow looking for his forever home! He is obsessed with the outdoors and enjoys being outside more than in. He would be great in a family who has the time and energy to give him plenty of walks and adventures. With all Nordic breeds, make sure you've done research on the breed to make sure you can provide them with what they need! Douglas would love a well fenced big yard to hang out in and spend time being adored by his people. Hikes and rides in the car, heading out to new horizons to conquer.... a great pal! Though not if you are a small dog or other "prey - he is large dog friendly, but no small animals for Douglas!
Meet Patch! He is a little boy who would need a single owner home with no kids has he can be super weary of new people. He would also need to be the only animal as he gets super jealous, although he gets along with dogs outside of the home. Once he feels comfortable with you and trust you he is happy dog and ready to give you lots of love. He needs a home where there is really nobody coming in and out of the house besides his one owner. he can sensitive with touch and will snap if he feels uncomfortable.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA **Adoption fee has been sponsored by the lovely April Kennedy who surrendered Husky Bear to us after his family abandoned him** * STAFF NOTES* Husky bear is an independent but loving dog. He enjoys being outside, always eager to take long walks and park trips. He does have barrier issues, but once he's outside his kennel he's the sweetest thing. He is very treat motivated but still needs further training for basic commands. He is for the most part calm and does not tend to jump on others. He would be best suited for a home with a lot of open area and a tall fence, as he does hop when lonely. Husky Bear has some prey drive and needs to be in a home without cats or small animals. Husky Bear has epilepsy and is on anti-seizure medication. Because of his seizures, Husky Bear needs to be the only dog in the home. He is a sweet and good boy who is very deserving of a loving family to call his own! He will do well in a calm and predictable household.
This beautiful boy is very good with children. He is very people friendly and social. Balto loves to run and is believed to have perhaps decent recall! He likes to dig if bored and alone - like any proper Nordic breed typically will so needs people time and not being left alone in a back yard .... nobody loves that! No other dogs in the home. A recent rescue off the euthanasia list at the Stanislaus Shelter Foster notes: We walked Balto for three hours and played ball for two hours. He doesn't seem to get tired. He's very sweet and loves belly rubs! His leash walking has improved since this afternoon. High voices makes him hyper and jump at people, but calm voices does not. He also likes to dig. He loves to give lots of kisses right before he tries to lie down on your lap. He countersurfs, so all the food is now locked away in the kitchen. He likes watching TV. He's like a giant sweet cute untrained puppy. he's crazy sweet and likes to cuddle and be near people!
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. O Lady Jane! This beautiful girl is so deserving of a loving home. She is sweet and friendly but very nervous and insecure out in the world. She came in with her mom Ingrid, but her mom was adopted and now it's her turn! She can spook easily although she walks well on leash once she is comfortable with you. Lady Jane will be able to blossom in a calm, patient and kid-free house hold. She would do best in a rural or suburban setting with plenty of room to run around and perhaps a mentor dog. She is very intelligent--she can open doors--and needs training and further socialization. She will be a perfect companion for someone who can be home a lot of the time, and give her the nurturing she needs. Come meet her and fall in love today at Milo Point Richmond.... she needs a special home devoted to helping her get settled in the world!
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE HAPPY UPDATE 10/18/16! BETTY AND SNICKERS ARE IN A FOSTER HOME!!! We are all ecstatic about this new hope for these girls!! Sanctuary Update: Snickers has recently made great progress with bonding with the staff. We now feel that both she and her sister could be candidates for a VERY special foster or adoptive home. We do want to stress that these girls would need a very patient and calm environment as they were dealt a very sad hand in life. They have spent a great deal of their time here at the sanctuary shut down, finding comfort with each other but we have turned a corner with them and they are now finally wagging their tails and bouncing when they see us coming, approaching us for treats and allowing gentle pets. These girls will never be social butterflies, but the fact that we have had such a break through with them gives us a glimmer of hope that they be able to find a special person who will be able to keep the momentum building and earn their trust. They would certainly need a rural and adult only home, and would do best as the only two pets in the home. Betty was formerly the more brave of the two, but Snickers is the one that has recently shown the most progress and is now helping her sister to come out of her shell now more than ever. Please email email@example.com to learn more about adopting or sponsoring these two adorable girls. Original bio: Snickers and her blonde sister, Betty (our names) were confiscated by the police in Merced County when their owner was put in jail, "for a long time." There were four dogs seized, all under socialized and obviously handled with a heavy hand.... We took these two sweet, shy girls. They are dying to feel okay to feel secure, loved and gain trust - we don't want to split them up as of yet - they really help each other and love each other - Betty is the leader of the two, Snickers follows Betty's lead. If you have dreamed about fostering a duo where you big making a huge difference, consider taking these two into your home until they are ready for adoption!
**THIS DOG IS IN FOSTER CARE** Surrender/Foster notes: " Maya is a wonderful pup, but has high anxiety in our very social, noisy household. She has a difficult time meeting strangers and seems upset by noisy, wiggly, new children and we are very concerned about her potentially having a dangerous interaction. We have kept all new children out of our house for 7 months. She will need a household without kids. We will happily provide all of our training to the new adopters. We've worked very hard with her and shes come an amazingly long way from the time we brought her home. She didn't appear to have been socialized with people or animals in her previous life, and wasn't completely house trained or trained at all. She's really doing great with her training and we'd like her new family to have as much info as possible. She'd like a home where her people are home often, she has separation anxiety and cannot be left in a crate or yard. She would do best in a house with a yard, she requires a lot of exercise but can't run off leash. She requires adults only who have experience with dogs with behavioral issues and no kids at all. "We are hoping to find a new, loving home for our sweet girl - she's a part of our family and we absolutely adore her, but we feel that she would be a happier, less anxious pup in a quieter home without children. She has a hard time with meeting new people in the house, and is especially anxious/nervous around new children (she occasionally snarls at our youngest daughter -- 6 years old -- when she's bothered while sleeping, but generally tolerates our kids and enjoys playing with them). Because Maya reaches her threshold so easily around new children who tend to be noisy and wiggly, we haven't been able to have children other than ours at home since we adopted her. We've been working with a behavior specialist who believes that she can progress, but our hectic household is not ideal for the classical conditioning "set ups" that our trainer has provided instruction on, and we just don't see a promising way forward at this point. It's not sustainable for our family to not have children over indefinitely, and Maya doesn't do well locked in a crate or another room -- she gets very upset. We've sought a second and third opinion from other trainers who both suggested that Maya was a wonderful girl, but perhaps would do better in a different household without children. Thanks so much for reading this."
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. BABAS (BOB-US) is a very fine young Jacob's Sheep, and has a very good wool coat that needs shearing twice a year. Found as a new born weighing almost 9 pounds He's been in a terrific foster home being bottle raised in Merced since October 9th, 2017.He came to Milo 10/4/17 and road to our Sanctuary on 10/5. Babas recognizes his name and friendly voices. He loves playing and running with his foster home pal a Boston Terrier and hangs out with and nuzzles the cat. He will be in the Smaller Cat Sanctuary enclosure until his new friends to be the goats and horses come up to the Sanctuary. He loves pets, likes the security of a crate at night, loves being stroked on his jawline, around ears and neck, but is a bit nervous about the top of his head being pat. He is a charmer..
Meet Francis! He is a sweet boy who is looking for dog savvy owners who are willing to be patient with him. He is slowly coming out of his shell and showing some tail wags and quick kisses to the hand! He would do well in a home with adults or older kids in the home as he can be really nervous with anything new. He loves to play ball but has a hard time bringing the ball back! He will need a home that has a secured backyard as he known for being an escape artist and cannot be left alone in a yard. Francis is not cat friendly but does seem to be okay with other dogs, he just gets protective of his stuff. Being a single dog might be best for him so he doesn't snap at the other dog because he is protecting his stuff. He does bond to one person and will protect that person. This sweet boy has had an adventurous life in the streets before he came to Milo and is looking for his right home to have him forever!
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Bubba has headed up to the Milo Sanctuary. He has "Psychological differences" - if crated, in a vehicle or other situations he becomes a snarling crazy man, once out he is his smiling self, sitting back on his haunches and offering his paw.... walking and wagging tail. Bubba is available for SPONSORSHIP, sweet conflicted fellow.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Ziva is a beautiful, blue-eyed mix..... a bit shy and aloof until she knows you -she is protective and on the alpha side with other dogs, though can make friends she just doesn't like a lot of physicality with other dogs, and is selective. A dog for a home that can provide good exercise and plenty space. She is athletic and fun! Ziva is at our Sanctuary and has lived with a Jack Russell male (smaller) who thinks he is the center of the universe so they keep each other in check, and with Snow Kitty another blue-eyed handsome hunk who accepts all other dogs gracefully and is somewhat aloof himself. Ziva Blue Eyes is wary of strangers initially, but loves her friends and is loyal and affectionate with those she knows and loves....wary of everyone else though. Cool, independent creature looking for her person. She gets along with other dogs who aren't pushy and in her face, or bigger than her or at all threatening to her preferred alpha status - she is best as an only dog in the home for sure - but okay going on walks with other dogs and such. Ziva is not a dog park dog
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA April, 2020 Foster Notes: "Brewster is a really good boy. He is so loving and loyal to his "pack of people. He will be protective over them, and does so out of love. He's the biggest softie with his pack of his trusted companions. He knows sit, stay, paw, down, come, and is very good at waiting and very good at listening. He is very good on the leash. He is house trained and will let you know if he ever has to go out, which is a few times per day. He was very good about being on our wake / sleep schedule and sleeps soundly through the night. He loves a good walk / hike / run and can do 5-6+ miles or more every day. He is a beautiful dog - you will hear hundreds of comments on how handsome he is. He is German Shepherd mix with potential Malamute or Akita in him, we think. Beautiful, thick and soft fur which requires some daily brushing / de-shedding. When home, he's loves to sleep, rest and get some scratches and love. He's very sweet and loves to love and give kisses but he's not demanding of your attention. He's very quiet and rarely vocalizes at all at home. He does not beg for food, though he will never turn down a little piece of cheese or little piece of hot dog as a treat. He does need a home where he won't be around many "strangers because he wants to protect his house and his people as part of his nature. His learned behavior has been to protect and has bitten before and has a tendency to lunge and bark loudly at strange dogs / people / joggers on the leash so you will have to be very mindful of putting him in positions where he may feel the need to protect. After biting, he and the one he bit did umbilical training and built up great trust between the two - he is very smart and learns quickly and is open to accept another alpha male. He would be happiest in a rural setting with a yard to roam and with a steady number of companions in his pack that he recognizes. If he is going to be with other dogs or people regularly, he should be introduced to them carefully and he may need professional aggression training. Brewster is a very good boy and would be a loving, loyal companion to someone who can give him the right home for him. He deserves all the love and he will show it all back." * FOSTER NOTES * Brewster is very smart. Training him in basic obedience was pretty easy but, as with all dogs, it takes constant reinforcement. He know sit, down, stay, heel and come. He knows to sit when I stop walking. When we're home, he's a complete couch potato, happy to sleep on his bed. He chooses to sleep in his crate rather than in bed with me. He loves running and activity but does not like being left alone so would be good in a home where you work from home or have someone around usually. He loves playing with other dogs, particularly when they're off leash. He also is friendly toward dogs when they both are on leash provided the other dog is friendly. This is true in matter the size of the other dog. He isn't very food motivated. When training him, I resorted to using cut up pieces of hotdogs. Usually I feed him a combination of wet and dry food, which he sometimes ignores for hours. When it's just the two us or someone that Brewster knows well, he's a sweet dog. He doesn't like strangers so would do better in a home without a lot of guests coming and going. He also guards his bed so will need breed-saavy folks to be patient with him. No kids in the home as he can be mouthy but he is very receptive to correction. Sweet loving guy ready for training and his forever home!!
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE Sweet orange tabby girl! Susha has required medical care and treatment and is staying at our friends at Kitty Charm School in Mill Valley. She is going to have some dental work but would love a home!!
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Fletcher is an attentive, athletic fellow, who needs an adult only, adventurous home that will provide consistency and structure, trails walks and hiking... he is loyal and protective, watchful and affectionate with his people. He looks like an overgrown Jack Russell, and while living at the Milo Sanctuary the past couple years he has gotten a little chubby and lazy, but he is on the fast track for adoption and more activities! Though he is an active breed mix, he is actually fairly mellow and does not climb the walls if he doesn't get enough exercise in a day. A very sweet fellow but he does have a bite to a kid in his past, so we are looking for an adult only home that is not a family epicenter or a place where a lot of kids visit and run around. He is a herder. He wants to please, listens well. Keeps his room clean....deserving of a loving home
** Sydney was at our vet's on Monday April 27, 2020 to receive an operation to remove her bladder stones, and hopefully return to full health shortly. The operation went well, and was supported by so many in the Milo community! Thank you all! She is a lovely adoptable cat who will make a great addition to a loving home. While she is recuperating from her surgery, we ask that you please not send adoption applications for her yet, as we have a reduced staff working very hard for the animals in our care, and we will not be able to reply until after we feel she is ready for adoption. We will update this bio as soon as we feel she is ready for a new home. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Sydney is a beautiful calico 6 year old who is in need of a lap to curl up on! A domestic short hair, Sydney love purrrrrr as long as she has a good companion to fulfill her needs for pats. She especially loves nuzzling up to any hand close by and getting to enjoy great company. Sydney is a well-mannered cat who just needs someone to love. She seems to be unfazed by loud neighbors and will brighten up the life of anyone lucky enough to adopt this sweetie pie.
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE *Foster Notes* 4/10/20 "Kona is an incredibly sweet dog who would make a great part of an active household. She loves belly rubs, pets, and any expression of affection. She is super friendly and expressive, with an infectious smile. She needs consistent training but is very food motivated and eager to please, which makes training easier! She knows sit, come, and is working on stay and leave it/drop it. She tends to dive for any food on the street- making leave it/drop it training all the more important. She needs an active lifestyle, so having a family that could take her for outdoor adventures consistently and having a backyard to play in would be ideal. Otherwise she may become less receptive to training, including house training. We also let her play off leash a few times around other dogs with no problem. During our ~2 weeks of fostering Kona, she was not bothered by the level of noise/activity of our neighborhood (SoMa, San Francisco). It is a loud city neighborhood and there was sometimes construction in the building, but she handled it very well. Resource guarding with food wasn't much of an issue with us, but we were careful not to take food from her after giving it. We did not let her on furniture and she respected that after some consistent training. Kona was fantastic with adults and other dogs. Upon encountering other dogs she was sometimes interested but calm, and other times she would get more excited but was always manageable and never aggressive. We did not get a chance for her to interact with kids. We feel very lucky to have been able to spend time with Kona, and hope she can find a loving home!" Kona is a sweet young girl who is looking for dog savvy owners who can provide her with further training and socialization. Due to lack of training in her early puppy months, Kona will need someone who will be patient with her and lead her in the right direction. Kona needs owners who will be very direct with her as she is learning the do's and dont's. She has a nippy behavior which can be unpredictable, so she will need owners who will work with her to end that behavior. Kona is crate trained when let out at appropriate times but still working on being fully house trained. Kona loves attention whether that be getting belly rubs, taking naps with her foster family or going for walks at Pt Isabel dog park! At the dog park Kona pretty much stays by your side, has great recall and will come when called; because she gets excited when she sees other dogs her approach can be a little forward so using treats and continued work on her recall is important. An ideal household for Kona would be one as the only animal, as she does have some resource guarding over high value food with both dogs and people. She does not mean to snap but if you do walk by her or try to take food from here, she will let you know that she does not like that. An adult only home would be suggested for Kona, as she has some behavior traits that won't do well with kids. She would love a home that is active and can provide lots of metal stimulation. A home that has land, may do well for her as she loves to run around and play with her toys. When taking Kona home, we do not suggest that you let her sleep on any furniture and she can get protective of it. As said before, she is crate trained and would be okay sleeping in there throughout the night. As much as Kona loves to cuddle and be pet, it is important to think of her needs and the right training for her. She is a very sweet dog, but needs owners who can really support her and work with her.
Foster Feedback: "Champ is a friendly and handsome companion. He is happiest when curled up on the couch with his humans getting belly rubs. Indoors he is an angel and has great house manners. He doesn't bark/whine, get into food/household objects or have accidents. At night he sleeps quietly on his bed his in the living room without disturbing anybody. He bonded quickly with both housemates, he loves to walk around and check on everyone throughout the day. He is very gentle with every type of person he has encountered. Champ also behaves well during car rides. Outdoors Champ needs a bit more patience and training. He is working on his leash pulling, but has improved greatly since we have had him and took the time to train firmly. He gets very worked up around other dogs which leads to him pulling hard and barking very loud. We are not sure if he is being aggressive or playful, but we always keep our distance from other dogs. Champ is not very toy oriented but does respond well to certain treats and affection. We were told he can jump high fences, so he either needs a home with very high secure fences or be leashed whenever outdoors. We are currently giving him 3-4 walks a day which seems to keep him content. At Milo Champ showed to be friendly and playful with other dogs.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. 5/16/18 FOSTER NOTES: Jade is incredibly sweet and intelligent. She is great with children; is house broken; loves to play ball and is great on walks. She can be cautious around men, can be a bit reactive with other dogs and has some separation anxiety. Jade would do well in a home as the only dog, with an active family who have time and energy to share.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Gazpacho sadly has tested postive for Heartworm so will need treatment - he is a fairly mellow charecter so the long stint of cage or room rest wont be so very difficult if he can just hangout, go to work, or just stay at home in a quiet area... Gorgonzola and Gazpacho lived together their whole lives and are both charming. Their person passed away and they ended up at the Clearlake Animal Services and as they are middle aged or senior - little chance did they have, which is crazy because these are lovely dogs, tail wagging, happy, solicitous of affection, silly, adorable and looking for love and playtime! Once Gazpacho starts his HW treatment he will need to stay calm, keep his heart-rate low.... for a few months. he would love a home - adoptive or foster at least! Super sweet bog boy! No cat household
Meet Rocket! Rocket is a bit timid at first and takes a while to warm up to anyone new. We would suggest that Rocket goes to a household with adults only where there aren't people coming in and out as he can be weary of strangers. Once he bonds to you, he is sweet, still a little nervous but will want scratches, snuggles and kisses! He tends to lean towards women more than males and takes a longer time getting comfortable around males. He walks okay on leash, but would benefit from training and socialization. $450 Adoption Fee
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA **My adoption fee is one half off! Adoption fee: $200.*; Meet Bazinga! He is a blast and a half! He loves the outdoors and wants nothing more but for you to play ball with him. He would love a home where it's in a rural setting because Bazinga would love a home with land where he can run and do his zoomies. A city based home will not be ideal for him. Bazinga loves people, and would need to go to an adult only home with owners who can provide the appropriate training and socialization. Bazinga will need to be in a home where there aren't any cats, dogs and kids under the age of 18 as he can get over stimulated and be a bit much for some people. He does know his current name and has good recall. He walks well on leash with a harness as he is a strong boy! **My adoption fee is one half off! Adoption fee: $200.**
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE Brody bonds with his favorite person and gets along with the others in their life. He loves to have someone play with him and his toys, tugging, throwing, and chasing him. He likes to go out on walks. He does not like it when his halter is initially put on in the house. Special "Spot Farm treats have changed him to not mind getting the halter put on, but he skulks in it inside the house. Once outside walking, he doesn't mind it at all. He walks every day with a neighbor Chihuahua. Brody is happy when his family members come home and greets them with a wagging tail, some barking and dancing. He will "sing when you have him on your lap and howl like a coyote. He is crate trained and doesn't need to get up early to be let out in the morning. He will adjust to your sleeping schedule. When he first came to his foster home, he would bite, hold, and tug on your pant leg, I think because he was unsure of the situation. He rarely does this anymore, but if he looks like he is going to start we tell him "bed and he will stop and go into his crate. Love him and he will love you right back. Brody is house trained and has lived in a home with a cat. *Foster Notes* 10/27/17 "Brody bonded very quickly to me, the person that walks and feeds him. He has to warm up to everyone else very slowly and his introduction must be repeated several times. He likes his crate and goes into it by himself when he is tired. He loves to play tug and will fetch, but not drop the toy yet. So far he only plays with me, the others are still a little scary for him and he gets protective of the toys. He takes treats gently from everyone. He walks well on leash and gets along with other dogs. He wants very much to please so he takes direction well. He will protect his person and his territory, so this needs work. He would be good in a home where everyone is calm and willing to give him time to adjust." Adoption Fee:$200
Miracle is a beautiful and very friendly cow off a ranch in Lake County. She was a favorite of the family, she had been bottle raised and it was a "miracle" that she lived, thus her name and we welcome her and her pals Freddy the cow, Sherman the sheep and Blanca the Great Pyr who loves them all! We are looking to place Miracle with Blanca! You couldn't ask for more on a family farm!!
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Cosmo is a fine, friendly rooster, caring for his flower gals, Peony, Pansy and Petunia! You can sponsor this fine, friendly rooster Cosmo for $15 a month and help provide care for him and his girls!
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. **My adoption fee has been sponsored by a Milo Staff member. ** Meet Phoebe! She is a sweet girl waiting for her forever home. Phoebe has been with us for a couple years now and is looking for that perfect household. She loves to play with balls, squeaky toys and rope toys. She loves making sure she is pleasing her people. She does bond to people with time and once that bond is there, nothing can take that away. She would love a home where her owners are dog savvy people and know how to handle a dog that may need some work or a single owner would be best for her as well, as she can be a bit protective of her person. Phoebe has had friends here at Milo but she is really dog selective and would rather be in a home where there aren't any animals, big, small, reptiles etc. She would love a home in a rural setting as she may be distracted by small animals in a city based home. She will sun bathe outside for hours and come in for some snuggles and kisses. Phoebe is a special girl here at Milo who has many advocates for her and we are all hoping for those perfect owners to bring Phoebe into their family forever <3 **My adoption fee has been sponsored by a Milo Staff member. Please stop by and meet me today!**
Boodle loves to be around his person, very affectionate and he loves to sleep with you. He does best with teens and up as younger children may overload him with hugs and kisses that can cause him to lash out. An ideal home for him would be with multiple people to love him and quiet enough so that he wouldn't be stepped on by children.
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE Sammy is a sweet boy, with a rough past, originally from Taiwan, living on a chain, he was recently surrendered to our Sanctuary for guarding, territorial behaviors. Sammy is doing really well in the Sanctuary environment living with two other dogs thus no territory to possess as his or need to guard his home or family. He is used to his new surroundings, new people, and new dog friends. Change is something that will need to happen slowly and with dog savvy people but he has recovered from a lot of his early trauma. Sammy is doing very well at the Sanctuary - he is making great friends with dogs and people, he is great on leash etc. Still he needs a predictable, special home - but he IS a very good boy! Experienced dog people with another dog and a home that is not a social epicenter will be great for Sammy!
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Reagan can be slightly weary of strangers when first meeting them, but warms up quickly to become an affectionate dogs but it takes time for her to accept new people. Once she opens up, she blossoms! Reagan is in need of a home with no children of any age. Reagan loves to play with toys (see video link below). She's in great shape and could be an active companion - hiking, running, walking, but is also perfectly content curled up on her bed or with her person. She can be incredibly gentle and affectionate- one of the sweetest and master of the snuggling arts. She has one of the softest and smoothest coats you will ever have the pleasure of petting. Reagan is a very intelligent and loyal girl, and will provide safety and peace of mind as a guardian of her family and home. According to one of her foster homes, Reagan is both dog and cat friendly! However she has also gotten in fights with dogs, sadly, she is living solo at our Sanctuary. A truly special girl, and certainly worth the time it may take for her to get acquainted! Because we are unsure of how she may react towards young children, we think Reagan will be best suited to an adult-only home. Watch a video of Reagan playing with her Jolly Egg: https://youtu.be/0OKh0C_GXkA *Foster Notes* 11/7/17 "Reagan is a sweet pup who loves to roll over and have her belly rubbed. She is an affectionate dog who loves attention but seeks it in a quiet and gentle way. She is very smart and learns commands quickly and is motivated to please her people and by treats (especially cheese.) She is great with my other dog, who constantly wants to play, and with my cat, who does not like to be bothered. Reagan rides very well in cars and is easy on the leash. She does very well at the dog park, too. Reagan does get a bit protective inside the home and barks at people who walk by or who come in. When we are out and about, she is very friendly with people. However, if someone comes in the house without being properly introduced, she barks and acts aggressively. She does fine when she meets people outside the home and then walks into the house with them. She does have a protective streak and tends to be the alpha, though, and would be best with an experienced adult home (no young kids). A solo dog with people that do not have many visitors and she would be fine.
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE *FOSTER UPDATE* "Chico is a total lovebug once he feels like he can trust you. Wherever you are, that's where he wants to be, just cuddled up by your side. Watching him slowly change with us over the last week from a scared dog who never wagged his tail the first 4 days, to a few days ago him beginning to do a little happy dance when we would walk through the front door and climbing in bed with us to cuddle at night has really been rewarding. We think over time with a lot of patience, training, trust and love Chico will be a great companion. We think he would do best in a home with an older person looking for a low energy life buddy. Maybe someone who is retired, has no other pets or children, and who lives in a nice quiet neighborhood. Someone who has a big heart with the time and patience to dedicate to Chico and help to love and nurture him into the wonderful dog we know he can be." Chico is a sweet fellow! Eager to please and he likes other dogs, a people pleaser and a cheerful, well mannered gentleman! Chico has an adorable happy dance that he does whenever he sees someone he recognizes, and really enjoys running around with the other dogs in the yard. He likes to jump up into laps for pets when he gets the chance, too. Chico can't wait to meet you and become a part of a family!
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Slick is an intense boy! Protector, hustler, ranch keeper.... people friendly, but will guard most likely once he establishes his pack and terrain, at least he'll alert and make someone think twice. Not a dog for the faint of heart or inexperienced. Slick is male dominant and needs a low stimulation environment to succeed in living with another dog - but with space and a female dog he can get along.... Someone who lives in a rural situation who wants a smart, quick, alert, challenging companion - Here's SLICK!!
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. 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 moderately high drive dog like most herding breeds and likes activity on his terms - as his insecurities keep him from being a Dog Park dog. He bonds heavily with a particular person and sometimes a particular dog - he is IN LOVE with the dog SNOW KITTY at the Milo Sanctuary, and would follow him anywhere. Shiro 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. But if a stranger comes in - all bets are off... Shiro bonds very well with women and is more skittish with males. He also tends to get scared of men 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 kids - Milo suggests a home without children for a myriad of reasons due to his stranger danger. He is insecure and can react poorly when meeting new dogs, but usually settles in and is fine - but can take some work with him and a new dog to get past the initial snapping and jitters, running with his tail tucked..... 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 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." Shiro is not a first time dog, nor a city dog. He has fairly severe stranger danger and a bite record, he has fear based aggression to dogs and people. He needs a predictable environment, and a buddy dog. Interested please email an application to firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE Meet Rita! She is a sweet girl who loves the attention from people. She would need a home with dog savvy people who can provide the appropriate training and socialization. She would need a home where there aren't any small animals nearby and she would need to be the only dog in the home. She has had friends here at Milo but she is selective with who she would like as a friend. She would be okay with kids over the age of 14. She rides well in the car, and will just sit here with a smile on her face. She does love to go on hikes and will snuggle up with you and want all the kisses and love that she can get.
Zuni and Quinn are a Bonded Pair and must be adopted together. Bonded pairs have a Reduced Adoption Fee. Quinn (previously Comanche) is a beautiful Blue Merle Australian Shepherd who arrived at Milo with his girl pal Zuni. They arrived sorely neglected and each at least ten pounds underweight, Zuni at only 23 pounds. After a week in foster care, the foster reports they are doing well! FOSTER NOTES: They are a wonderfully loving and gentle couple. Here are some characteristics we've noticed about them during the past few days: Neither is house trained, but Zuni is progressing fairly well. -Good appetites; They eat 3-4 good meals per day. -Friendly to all people, gentle and loving -Not interested in toys -Love car rides, both have difficulty getting in and out -Share with each other and no disagreements -Get along with other dogs, not tested with cats -Quinn has not barked or made any vocalizations -Zuni is outgoing, energetic and constantly seeks attention They were separated for about 5 hours when we took Quinn to the groomer. Surprisingly both acted normally when apart, but Zuni was definitely happy to see him when we picked Quinn up. They do follow each other around whenever they're together. Such a sweet couple... Zuni and Quinn are a Bonded Pair and must be adopted together. Bonded pairs have a Reduced Adoption Fee.
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Meet Poppy! She is a sweet girl who is very nervous and still coming out of her shell. She will need to be in a home with another dog or two who are very confident and can show her the steps. She needs owners who are very patient with her as she will run away if you try to pet her. If there are kids in the house, we ask that they are above 13 and can respect her space as she is really nervous and needs time to open up. She is a sweet girl who takes time to warm up to her people! Foster Notes:(07/01) "Poppy is a very sweet 8 lb chi mix. She first came to me as a very shy, undersocialized pup who would run when i would tried to get close to her. As soon as I brought her to my house she met my 50lb boxer and she immediately came out of her shell, running around and rough housing. She absolutely adores other dogs in the house and would do best with another playful dog in the home. She loves to play especially with her outward hound tail teaser toy. I have been calling her "puppy" which she started to respond to so now I call her "Poppy" which she also responds to as her known. She is fully pee pad trained and she working on being house broken. Outside the home she is learning to walk on leash. She can be a bit reactive to other dogs on leash out of uncertainty but once they meet she is okay and with more exposure and positive reinforcement she should overcome her reactiveness. She loves to follow her person around and is doing well with her recall training. Outside she also loves to play fetch as well as is learning to go into the water! Her favorite song is Running on my Mind by Ali Gatie and will sing along with you. She is a wonderful young pup who will be a great addition to someone's home. She can still be shy with new people but with a confident owner and some high value treats she does warm up."
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Notes by Elle: Buffy Mari is a very intelligent senior kitty who communicates very well. She's very interactive with all the animals around her. Interestingly she relates to everyone in the same way. The dogs, cats and humans all have the same ranking in her mind. She's a very easy cat to live with. Never gets underfoot, non demanding, litter box perfect and in good health other than Asthma. She's a calm, mature, adult kitty who loves to snooze, look out the window, snooze some more in her outside catio and eat. Did I say eat !! This girl is a foodie !! So if you serve a strict diet of anything dry pease look at a different bio. Buffy loves lean beef, all kinds of wet cat food, roast chicken and variety is the name of the game as long as it's high quality and grain free. She's 50/50 indoor, outdoor kitty. She loves everyone lately although that's not always been the case. But she's non aggressive and I've never seen her hissing or growling at anyone or any kitties or dogs. To the contrary she's always trying to snuggle with any other animal or human around. She's lovely to look at, especially when she's primping and posing. A delightful and well mannered little lady. She does like being pampered and she's good at getting what she wants in a very charming manner. She's a tad independent at times just wanting to be left alone to do her "kitty thang. For more information on Buffy please contact Sanctuarycats@milofoundation.org or call/text Elle at 415/350-0335
An American Barbados Sheep, found alone and lost, taken to the Martinez shelter, unclaimed. Now with Milo, grazing with goats in a foster home. She's quite timid.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Amos is a very sweet laid back fellow. He loves to lay at your feet and will let you know when he wants more pets with a cute little whimper. He loves to pick up scraps off the kitchen floor, and will never say no to a biscuit. Amos would do well in a cat free environment. He has high prey drive and doesn't like anything small that darts around super fast. We seem to believe that poor Amos must have broken his leg or been crated non stop as a puppy (?) in the past and now its quite bent. Due to this Amos does have some arthritis and is on supplements to help ease the pain. He also has a mole under his right eye. Amos is big and bent but he gets around! He loves food, but loves attention even more. He is a loyal and loving companion.
Zuni and Quinn are a Bonded Pair and must be adopted together. Bonded pairs have a Reduced Adoption Fee. Quinn (previously Comanche) is a beautiful Blue Merle Australian Shepherd who arrived at Milo with his girl pal Zuni. They arrived sorely neglected and each at least ten pounds underweight, Zuni at only 23 pounds. After a week in foster care, the foster reports they are improving well! FOSTER NOTES: They are a wonderfully loving and gentle couple. Here are some characteristics we've noticed about them during the past few days: Neither is house trained, but Zuni is progressing fairly well.
Foster Update: "Twinkle is the sweetest little kitty. He's a sucker for head and belly rubs and loves his good morning cuddles. He is chatty, but with the softest meow. He loves playing with a feather toy and is incredibly gentle with humans. Twinkle is a lovely little boy who is still learning to trust. He came to Milo with his mom, Mama Kitty Ozzy Girl from a wonderful person who takes care of ferals and helps them get adopted. They came from living on the streets in North Richmond. Their rescuer was able over time to encouraged them to eat in her backyard with the rest of the ferals. With her Twinkle was an inside/outside cat. "He is very athletic and loved to run all over, climb trees, and roam the block. Twinkle and Mama Kitty Ozzy Girl lived in her yard for just about a year and a half. It takes them some time to get used to people, particularly strangers, but in foster they are making great strides! It would be great if they could be adopted together, but no matter what his adopter needs to go slow and allow Twinkle time to open up and SHINE like his name! **NOTE: Milo gives a discount if you adopt more than one kitty at a time!**
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE Titan is a very handsome Doberman/Rottweiler and is looking for a new home. He would love a place with room to roam and massive amounts of exercise. He LOVES to chase sticks and rubber toys. We had him for 3 years on 20 acres of forest, where he was an excellent watchdog. Now that we live and work in town, we find he can't be left outdoors. Our yard is too small and he escapes within minutes to roam the neighborhood, scaring the postal worker. Titan is not to be trusted around children. He dislikes affection and does not like people to bring their face near his. He is fine around cats, chickens and other pets. His best talent is leaping and catching things in mid-air - he's quite gorgeous to watch and will play for hours. He also loves to swim, especially if it involves fetching.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. For updated information on Milo Horses visit the facebook page milohorserescue Hopscotch needs room to move! Pretty paint girl, she was foaled in Tennessee, smooth APHA registered, good horse. Arrives mid October!
One of two shy brothers who came up from Bakersfield, though were not at all adoption candidates, Basically close to feral upon arrival - they had been trapped.... poor little guys, never had the kindness or comforts of a loving home, or caring people. Currently up at our Sanctuary in the front of the building, they have a safe haven within and dog friends, warmth and a cushy bed....slowly they are coming out of their shells, learning to trust! WE welcome volunteers to come sit with them and offer cheese, hot dogs, tasty morsels....and love!
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE Saki is sweet, and submissive once she has settled into a predictable environment, but does have fear of new people and surroundings. She was likely under-socialized when she was younger and as a result she needs a home with people who are willing and able to take everything very slowly with her, and to show her that she does not have to be afraid of the unknown. She would be wonderful as a ranch dog, as she is young, active and social once she feels safe in her environment. We do want to stress however that this will take time, and that every new encounter can be frightening to her. She gets along well with other dogs, but can be alpha so would do best with a dog who would either be neutral, or who would tell her that she was not in charge. As we feel that Saki would have the potential to nip if frightened and confused by fast movements and rough handling, we are looking for an adult only home for her in a rural environment with folks who have land for her to play on. Saki is not a dog who would enjoy walking through crowded streets with loud noises and strangers reaching for her unexpectedly, she is more of a ranch/ country bumpkin type of gal. She really is a loving and sweet girl, who will make the right people/person an amazing companion. We feel that Saki will blossom in a predictable and low key home with someone very patient, loving and understanding. Saki was sent to a foster home, but was so frightened in the new environment that she hid under the table the whole first day and was returned before she was able to settle in and gain any confidence. She is a sensitive being who is looking for the same in her new companion. We have not tested Saki with cats but can do so upon request. Please send applications to foster or adopt Saki to email@example.com
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. For updated information on Milo Horses visit the facebook page milohorserescue One owner horse, very friendly, she perhaps has been picked on in the past and had a reputation for being a loaner, she is good w people, sweet, reasonably calm, but spirited, trained, loads into a trailer like a champ. Samba had a sarcoid tumor we had surgically removed at UC Davis (9/4/18). Sweet, active girl. Good in saddle, now at our Sanctuary.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. *Owner Surrender Notes* 4/2/18 "Kikin is two years old cattle dog he is friendly with people but he needs training around other dogs. Kikin was born on April 27, 2016. He was one out of eleven. He was born in El Sobrante and his mother name is Chica, we do not have information about his dad. At home, he lives with his brother they are the same age, but recently they are getting into fights to the point where we have to keep them separated from each other. We never believed that having two siblings it was to be that challenging. Kikin likes to go for walk and run near the ocean he is not afraid of the water. One very important thing about Kikin is that he is deaf. Even though he is deaf he has some signal commands that he follows very well, such as, sit, and hi. I think that he can be an indoor dog, but he needs to be trained. We cannot have an indoor dog because some of us have asthma. Overall Kikin is a great dog that needs a family that can spend more time with him, a family that can help him to be that dog we know that he can be, but due to our schedule cannot help him right now."
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Pearl is a sweet, sensitive girl, she is looking to bond with someone special. *Owner Surrender Notes* 4/14/16 "Pearl is a perhaps a sight hound mix, as opposed to a Lab - she is lean and lanky, elegant with a hounds barrel chest. She is sensitive and elegant - and fast! She can sit, shake, and lay down. She loves to chew on her bone and play with her Kong. She can be a bit nippy and territorial. She interacts and plays with our small dog just fine. Pearl is crate trained and we use this method when we leave the house. She eats a grain free diet - typically Turkey and sweet potato. She hasn't done well with chicken in the past, seems to upset her stomach. Pearl definitely needs to be placed with someone who has a lot of property because she is high energy. Our family hopes she will find a good home. Potty trained. Territorial around my kids friends. Needs a loving home with lots of room to run and play." If interested please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Joker is a big goofy sweetheart looking for an ACTIVE home with time and patience to train! She will need a breed-experienced household to give her lots of exercise and affection! Joker is young and is very strong and jumpy, so no young children in the home. She has some prey drive so no cats or other furry critters in the home. Joker is a working breed. She will not do well being left at home for long hours with nothing to do. She will thrive in a home where her person works from home or one with another dog to play with while her people are out. $500 adoption fee.
*Foster Notes* "Osito is great, we love him! He is potty trained and loves going on long walks. He's truly a lover- all he wants to do is snuggle and be petted. Loves belly rubs, slow scratches, fast scratches, really any form of attention and he's yours. Osito seems good with other small dogs, but we haven't tested him much with the quarantine. He doesn't seem to be excited about birds (or chickens) but is very interested in squirrels. We would not recommend him with small kids because he does give a warning snap of his teeth if you do something he doesn't like, ie brush him on his lower back. When he sees us grab the leash he gets excited and smacks his teeth - he is very good at "sit when he knows a walk is coming. Overall, we adore him and hope he finds the perfect lap to snuggle in. " This sweet boy is playful with other small dogs and has been living at our Sanctuary with one o two or many - he's one of the good ones! Osito needs a yard and activity in an adult home. needs to run so walks are a must, loves to chew on toys and such. Fetches a ball and anything else thrown. Best suited for adults that don't live in a social epicenter as he can develop guarding issues and be a bit of an ankle biter. He needs space and respect, consistency, exercise, he is an adorable, enthusiastic little guy who could be great in the right home! He'd do great as a second dog or solo with a fair amount of attention - he is a good little guy, but has been feisty in the past -possessive of his things and space.
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LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Kobe is new to Milo, one of three dogs surrendered by a woman whose uncle owned them and recently died. It took quite some doing to find a group willing and able to save these dogs from going to the Animal Shelter. He doesn't really do well with people and seems to prefer other dogs.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. A conflicted little Cattledog, a bit meek at first in the shelter/kennel environment, but in a car and in a home he is much more comfortable and of course out walking.... he is observant and curious, dog and cat friendly - a great dog for adults with another pack leader dog he can glom onto... people who are breed savvy and who have the time to include their cattledog in a lot of daily activities and adventures. From the person who rescued Barley: "Dear Friends, I am the person, together with my friend, who rescued Barley Coron in Salinas (I named him Buddy, and after a while he responded to that name). Buddy was left to fend for himself in my neighborhood, where we and some of our loving, compassionate neighbors left food and water for him. In time Buddy followed my dog and I to our house and we slowly gained his trust. Every time he saw us, he would run to us but stayed at a safe distance. Eventually, he felt trusting enough to come into my house. My family decided it was not safe for him to be on his own on the street, as a neighbor had told me that he had seen someone shoot Buddy with a BB gun. One day when Buddy entered the house I closed the door, and my friend phoned a friend of hers, who took him to her house. After five days, Buddy was returned to us, but because we live in a townhouse and it was clear that he needed a place where he could run, we decided to take him to the shelter. We fell in love with buddy, but we just couldn't give him the forever home he needed. I was so worried that the shelter would put Buddy down if they couldn't find him a home or a no-kill rescue to take him. My friend was proactive in working with the person at the shelter to ensure Buddy was placed with an organization that knew his breed. ~~~~~~~Barley Corn is not readily available - he has minimal bite inhibition and can not live in an urban or even suburban environment! He is not a great working dog either, but a good ranch buddy. No kids, he loves most other dogs.~~~~~~~~~~ **Please know this breed before applying. And also be ready for a real project!! He has come out of his shell, but with that he is now nipping, a strong "keep away order on his part. This is a smart, insecure, sensitive boy. Cattle dogs are a big package in a small, agile tidy body - but they need lots of stimulation and activity EVERY DAY - and a lonely, bored cattle dog is not a good thing....for anyone.
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE FOSTER NOTES: Overall Adonis was a great boy, he really is a sweetheart. He only needs minor work with house manners. After our evening walks, he would eat dinner and play a bit of fetch in the yard. We would all come back inside and he'd settle down nicely as we ate our dinner. We set up a baby gate to create boundaries during the day while our baby is walking around and playing. He would sleep in the house in a large crate in the hallway near our bedroom. My nephews (12 & 15) and sister in law came over to meet him on Tuesday, he was awesome. Very playful, gentle, friendly. I made him wait by the baby gate upon entrance, then by the door, on the side in a down/stay, when they left. He managed well, the treat helped :) No accidents in house. At meal time we put him in a down stay just a couple of feet away from dinner table, it takes a couple of tries, but then he stays. We have a neighbor that works in his yard, Adonis gave a couple of barks, when I called him he stopped and didn't bother again. We have another neighbor with a feisty boxer who stuck his nose under the fence, Adonis barked, then got into a playful position. I called him, he came over and left the dog alone. He did ok walking with me and the stroller. He was trying to keep up with the stroller, would bump it and stumble a bit, so I was working with him to stay near my side. He kept rubbing the gentle leader to try to get it off. I was working with him "don't rub" to leave it alone. Not sure if he did that with you guys. No other dogs in the home. He rode well in the rear compartment of the Ford Edge, no anxiety or whining , but about 10 minutes from the house he got excited and wanted to join us, so he tried to make his way over the back seat. He should probably ride in a carrier. We bathed him the day we got him at pet food express, he was perfect. I left him for an hour in the backyard when I went to the store, he was fine when I returned. Adonis is a lover once he gets to know you - happy, eager and likes to give "hugs" to new friends. He is in need of puppy obedience classes and would excel due to his smart and attentive nature. Adonis walks well on leash and listens when you talk to him or ask him to sit. He travels well in a car and loves people. He likes dogs who match his play style & has good recall. Walks beautifully on leash with a gentle leader and will be a great companion to anyone looking for a pal. This handsome boy needs exercise, socialization with other dogs and a shep savvy home to love him!
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA Taz is a whirling dervish of happiness! He actually is not likely a CAttledog - he has a very smooth coat, floppy ears, long, skinny tail, long legs. Energy and enthusiasm to spare! Fun dog for active people, he was originally fearful of men, but has come around (we have male staff) still likely a dog who will show stranger-danger response to some new men, and perhaps women entering his space or approaching his person when on leash - for this reason he really needs a confident and experienced dog handler/caregiver/companion so he knows he is not in charge - they are. He is a delight but needs a very experienced home. A running companion, training, consistency and lots of exercise this boy will make a great addition to the right home! Tall fences are a good idea as well!
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE ***ADOPTION FEE IS FREE, IF YOU ARE WILLING TO TAKE ON MEDICAL EXPENSES*** This sweet girl Bella is one of a kind! She is super sweet, loves cuddles and is spunky. She dOes have a medical issue that causes her to have seizures, barks continuously unless she has a chew toy to chew on, and is possibly visually impaired due to the seizures. We are still looking into it, to see what causes them but it hasn't affected her negatively. She walks well when you have her on a harness, is dog friendly, and would be good in a home with kids over 14 due to her medical issues. She is not housebroken but she does do a little twirling dance and that is when she is about to do her business. When it is time for her to sleep, it is important to have her sleep in a crate or x-pen so she is secured in case a seizure happens and she can use the bathroom in there. She does sleep throughout the night. If you are interested in this sweet girl, we recommend researching dogs with seizures, because it is very important to know what to do. She is on medication that helps her prevent the seizures, and would most likely need it for the rest of her life. ***ADOPTION FEE IS FREE, IF YOU ARE WILLING TO TAKE ON MEDICAL EXPENSES***
When Ollie knows and trusts you, he is a wiggling, cuddly and ball playing little munchkin, but it takes a bit of time to get past his "stranger danger" response to get to know that side of him. Because he does have the potential to bite if he feels cornered or forced to interact with someone, it would be best for Ollie to find a low key and rural home where he would not need to visit coffee shops/dog parks etc and could just be your happy and sweet little buddy. We will add more about this cutie soon! Please send interest in Ollie to email@example.com
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE *Volunteer Notes* "Little Man is an an absolute sweet heart, handsome with soft, white fur and a touch of grey markings. He's a charming love bug, just needs a little coaxing to warm up yet brightens up when you come close, say his name and pet him. So once he does, be ready...he's an affectionate fella and loves belly rubs and to play with a feather toy! He is one of a kind, a gentle, sensitive soul who wants very much to relax in a home, to share his loving ways and be loved." Little Man was just surrendered to Milo with his companion, Mika. He is shy right now during this difficult transition and would do best in a home with Mika or another kitty. He is very sweet and gets along with cats and people. If you are interested in adopting or fostering him please email: info@Milofoundation.org.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Bentley is a gorgeous chocolate lab that loves to play in the water, catch balls, go on hikes and get tons of love! She enjoys the company of other dogs, and is housed in a big yard with other dogs at the Milo Sanctuary. She can be reactive to some dogs when on leash, meeting face to face, but fine out walking, so she would need someone willing to work with her on her leash manners. She knows a lot of tricks, is crate trained, potty trained and will wait patiently for her food. While Bentley is a very sweet girl, she does have some behavioral issues that lead her to our Sanctuary. She is outwardly very friendly with strangers, however, when being woken up abruptly she will act out aggressively and has even bitten because of this. She is also less than thrilled when people try to take valuable resources away from her and can be touchy when having her paws handled. These behaviors are trainable and manageable, but it will take an experienced adult only household to guide her and help her grow. Having said this she is a happy dog and will likely make the right person very happy if given the chance, and the proper provisions and protections in place - she is highly food aggressive with other dogs. Absolutely no families or social epicenters for Bentley. If you're interested in Bentley or would like more information on her, please send a completed adoption questionnaire to firstname.lastname@example.org as well as email@example.com.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. For updated information on Milo Horses visit the facebook page milohorserescue B5899 Registered Standard-bred Racing Cart Horse, black mare w white diamond, four white socks, two long, two short. She's blind in left eye but it doesn't slow her down at all. Laid back, beautiful horse. She is a very lovely girl!
Brody is a bit shy and needs an experienced adult household. He shows great potential but will need a predictable environment, lots of exercise and love! Brody LOVES to play fetch and LOVES treats. He would need a home with a high fence as he has shown us he can climb a 6ft fence here at Milo. Brody takes time to warm up to you, so a household that can be patient with him would be ideal. No small children for this young man - your children should be 15 years and older. He can be wary of strangers, so with a slow introduction he should be okay! He is dog friendly, but needs to be supervised with other dogs as he can be a little too excited. He would benefit from some more training and socialization.
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE Foster notes: "Goldie is your perfect companion! Smart, calm and oh so loyal. Goldie is that dog that will take food out of your hands with great care, give you soft kisses and will allow you to give her the longest, warm cuddly hugs. She loves walks and hikes, but for some reason dislikes to run while on leash! She is house-trained and exceptionally well behaved at home and in the car. Very loving and sweet with humans, but jealous and anxious when she sees other dogs. Reason why she needs to be the only dog at home, and can never be let off leash during walks or at dog parks. When passing by other dogs/animals in general, especially the little ones, it is important to keep a safe distance and continue walking straight past them. The less time she has to pay attention to other dogs, the calmer she will be. However, don't worry, she is smart, responsive to your commands and does amazing on leash, walking with her is always a great JOY. With children, she is very calm anD patient, but know that she is quite protective of her toys. We recommend her to a house with children over 8 years old that understand they should never play or pull away her toys, even though she eventually forgets about them because she hides them (resource guarding). She loves playing ball, but even more, she loves resting by your side while you're reading a book, working or cooking, and at nights, will quietly follow you around the house like a Velcro dog until she's convinced you're safe and ready to rest. Goldie has a noble heart, the look in her eyes speak volumes to the sweetness inside her. Whoever gets to be her human, will most certainly realize what a special dog she is. It's suspected that Goldie has Hip Dysplasia. Her adoption fee has been reduced to $250 and future adopters will need to be responsible for future medical care. Adoption fee $250
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE *Ginger, AKA "Ginny-G is being fostered by Milo director Lynne, near Milo Pt Richmond. She is ready for her special home that's ready to help her transfer to a new life and loving people! Ginger is a sweet wiggly girl albeit with some "issues," but she's making incredible strides...more social, more trusting and much less wiggly! She's good with other dogs, occasionally snarky but really fine, just a bit heady/controlling at times when pushed. She's a strong jumper and an escape artist, so living with another dog may help with that. She continues to be a bit skittish of sudden movement and loud noises, e.g., humans throwing balls with Chuck-its (she wants to attack the Chuck-it) or Frisbies and the loud rumbles of passing freight trains. However, in the more wide open space of the MILO Sanctuary she runs freely over miles of trails and/or with 4x4 work vehicles like a Gazelle. Same is true on city trails where she is moving and not enclosed. She will still counter surf when she gets a chance and goes shopping but the frequency has diminished greatly. She is now perfectly housetrained and shows no interest in chasing our cat! Ginger curls up in a ball on the human bed or with another dog in a dog bed, and she stays close. She learned to "SIT" and "COME." "STAY" is still an opportunity especially when she's scared. She loves riding in cars She sits in the Milo van up front, sitting up straight taking in the world around her, a fine co-pilot. Full disclosure, probably best to crate her in car rides...too much of an opportunity to be fearful and try to eat her way out :-( but given her progress on so many fronts to date, this can likely be abated. A ranch setting with lots of open space to run and an attentive human(s) with experience with Cattledogs and a fun loving pack, would probably be her best forever home, although she will be sorely missed here in our foster home! Last, she has a coat so shiny that nearly everyone she meets comment on it. This girl possesses strong and healthy genes. Previous foster notes: "Ginger is learning to have fun and is a joy to watch blossom. She loves to roll on the carpet and prance to play. She was terrified when she first came to us but is quickly learning to trust us and enjoy her life. She clearly loves our 15 year old daughter so we would love for her to have a little girl of her own. You'll need to take time to allow Ginger to explore her world slowly and build her trust in your family but she will be so worth it. She is a treasure. Mama Ginger was a fantastic mom - patient and a meticulous care taker of her pups. But now Ginger is ready to be loved and cared for by her forever family. Ginger is so sweet. She loves nothing more than your attention and pets. She wags her whole body when you come to say hello. And she gives hugs! Ginger had to learn that outside was safe and that every little noise or squirrel was not to be feared. Ginger is intrigued and fine with cats. Ginger is getting used to leashes, she's fine once on a leash but balls at the leash initially. She will follow you anywhere though once she learns to trust you. Ginger is very smart, observant and attentive. She wants to please and is quick to figure out what you want or don't want her to do. Her transfer from foster to adopter may well take a few meetings and slow transference, shared time.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Dutchess is a delightful companion, pasture pet, she's been ridden hard in her past. she is living at our Sanctuary and is one of our horses wanting a sponsorship! She is lovely and affectionate, 15 hand quarterhorse that is maybe part draft horse of some sort as she is built like a tank, with the most solid hind quarters! For updated information on Milo Horses visit the facebook page milohorserescue
One of two shy brothers who came up from Bakersfield, though were not at all adoption candidates, Basically close to feral upon arrival - they had been trapped.... poor little guys, never had the kindness or comforts of a loving home, or caring people. Currently up at our Sanctuary in the front of the building, they have a safe haven within and dog friends, warmth and a cushy bed....slowly they are coming out of their shells, learning to trust! WE welcome volunteers to come sit with them and offer cheese, hot dogs, tasty morsels....and love!
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE Beautiful Harley! A horse that was going to be "sent away" down in Southern California - he was intended to be a mounted Police horse but the officer decided not to go that route so didn't want him any longer.... Harley is a great horse, needing to build muscle, firm up his soft feet, he is a good, friendly, handsome boy! Harley is now in Novato in foster care doing very well!
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Bert is a sweet handsome guy who loves to play fetch and get tons of pets! *Foster Notes*:"Bert is incredibly smart and receptive to training. He is learning to walk on a leash. He is house trained. He would be best placed in a one dog household, at this time. He enthusiastic and needs training (he jumps, and is a little mouthy, etc). He is a bit anxious and very reactive with other dogs and will require more training. He loves the people he is with and tends to be protective of them at the house and car. He will need an active lifestyle with a lot of stimulation (or "a job")."
Meet Hazel! A DNA test was done showing she is Pekingese and Shepherd! She is a good dog waiting for her perfect home. She is known to jump high fences even with her person around so she needs a very secure high fence and will need to be monitored when outside. She will need a household that is predictable and with adults only who are dog savvy. She is weary of men and tends to bond towards women more. She can get comfortable towards men but it takes her a longer time to be able to trust them. Once she is bonded to one person she will protect that person. She is a dog that you have to be cautious when opening doors and she tends to want to run outside. She cannot live with cats, and can be possessive of her toys with other dogs. Some of the people who helped save her are chipping in to offer a whole training package with a great certified trainer just for you and Hazel! Adoption fee $ 400
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Happy is just that! HAPPY! She wants to try to please, and anxious to run and play - a physical player with dogs, but dog social with dogs her size, she just needs dogs that can tolerate her in their face, their business and ready to romp and roll with the punches and body slams! Fun girl, who is not all that keen on kids in the home, she is protective and not keen on a lot of visitors. Happy has come up to the Milo Sanctuary to chill out for a bit, as a kennel environment is too frustrating for her. She is a sweetheart, looking for a home with loving, active adults, a good yard, hiking, playing, and ongoing training and consistency.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Thunder is good with people he knows but can be scared of strangers, so building his trust is important. Thunder was surrendered by the niece of her deceased uncle. It took quite some doing to find a group willing and able to save these dogs from going to the Animal Shelter. He seems to not do well with people, and prefer dogs.
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE Keys! A most handsome boy looking for his forever home. A very nice medium (~50 pounds) size - hardy, athletic, agile and grounded boy. No other dogs in the home. Foster Feedback: "Keys learned Sit, Shake, Down and Stay. He's a snuggler and a lover, a tad willful but young and eager to please his people. He's very treat motivated and will do well with consistent training. He does have a strong prey drive, so no cats or small animals. Keys is dog selective so no dog parks. He can benefit from consistent socialization with other people and animals outside of the immediate family as he does become protective of his family once he is bonded. Keys would love to have a home with active people, with kids over 14 yrs of ageMust have dog experience. $450 adoption fee
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Nala is a special girl, shy of people, she has a wild edge, a pack animal - a party girl! Nala wants her kind, and space. For now she is headed to our Sanctuary, we'll see how she does and if folks want to apply they need to have other dogs and a well fenced, good sized yard space and have a knowledge and respect for dog behavior and instincts.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Magic is a gorgeous AQHA Mare 15.2 hands. "She is friendly, calm, quiet and relatively easy to handle, but not a push over. She has been ridden on a ranch working cattle and loves her job and looks good doing it! Good feet, clean legs. Safe and sound. An extremely nice well bred horse, who wants to be a trail horse, pastured with other horses. She is dominant but not mean. She is enjoying life at our Sanctuary, she has thrown a young trainer in the past at Bay Wood for no apparent reason we are told, but we are giving her a chance to recover from past drama or trauma and relax into being the fine horse she is!
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE 9/24/18 FOSTER NOTES: "Daisy and Belle are darlings! Now that they've settled in, they are playful and loving. They greet me at the door when I come home every day and insist upon getting pets even before I can put my handbag down. They both love looking out the windows, wrestling together, and getting the zoomies together late at night. Daisy is a silly little girl, who loves wiggling around on the floor, playing with any kind of toy, and giving head butts to all the other kitties. She is also very fond of watching TV, and follows all the action on the screen. She's a talker, and will tell you all about everything. She's also VERY fond of mealtimes! Belle is a brave warrior queen. She explores everything. EVERYTHING. She knows what she wants and she's gonna get it. Love, toys, food, mischief ... if she wants it, it's hers. Now that she's had a chance to get comfortable, she loves to sit with me and purr, and show off her beautiful spotted tummy. Both girls get on well with my two cats, and my one year old has quite the crush on Daisy, and will follow her around. The girls are deferential to my old cat, and give him the space he needs, while allowing him to enjoy their company. They are such fantastic cats, and will be excellent friends to whomever adopts them! I so want them to find the forever home they so richly deserve. " ******* *Foster Notes* "Daisy is a sensitive soul. She has the cutest little face and almost looks cross eyed at you. Daisy will meow a silly little meow when she knows she is getting fed. She can turn the simplest thing into a toy, even a rock and will play with it until she finds something she thinks is even a better toy, often another rock. Her parents were strays, so she still has some of the fear of a stray, but with patience, love, and treats she comes around.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. For updated information on Milo Horses visit the facebook page milohorserescue. Nugget is a Welsh Pony gelding, he is a Nugget! He and Pistol Pete are buds, and Nugget deserves sweet companions - he's been picked on a lot in his past, so needs to be with gentle, kind horses, or alone with people who love him. We're treating some of his minor wounds and such, he is a little sweetie and deserves love and TLC.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. **Della Bee's Adoption Fee has been generously sponsored by one of our favorite volunteers to ensure she finds a loving home!** Della Bee is an outgoing, social hound who is just as sweet as she is energetic. An athlete at heart, she would be an ideal addition to a household that can offer her lots of physical stimulation (large fenced yard, lots of outside playtime, etc). Very workable and walks beautifully with a gentle leader on leash. Della has had a few doggie friends here at Milo and could possibly be in a multi dog home, preferably with a male. No cats for Della as they excite her a little too much. Della is super solid with all people of all ages and would be a great addition to any family. Treat motivated and reacts well to positive reinforcement. Her recall is pretty good (would be an ideal hiking buddy) and her sits are super cute since she throws a little handshake in there. Della is a staff favorite and we'd love for her to finally find her forever home! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Della Bee. Watch a video of Della Bee: HERE Watch My Video Watch a video of Della Bee walking on leash:
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Jupiter is a very shy girl who chooses dogs over people as friends. She originally came to Milo from the Stanislaus Shelter and was adopted by a lovely woman who did her best with her, but who also lived in the noisy city where Jupiter just could not get comfortable. She's currently residing at our sanctuary for a much needed break from our urban environment, but is still available for adoption.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Shadow is an intense dog, a very loyal dog, active and well mannered in many ways, but has some behaviors that make him need a particular kind of home. He is best with a more predictable, calm lifestyle - though active, just not a lot of strangers coming and going. He protects and can be barky on leash, and has some fairly typical protective instincts in the home. Shadow needs to feel safe and that his people are in control - but not controlling. He does NOT tolerate being grabbed or restrained, he needs space and a calm person/people and freedom of movement - small spaces and confinement do not suit him, nor the unexpected. He needs verbal commands and a dog savvy person, no kids, no novices and no people hugging or approaching him - he needs to approach. Shadow is now at the Milo Sanctuary where he is considerably more relaxed and happy!
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE FOSTER NOTES: *I absolutely cannot believe Monica is yet to find her forever home. Since joining me, she has settled in well and her original bio is spot on. She is cautious and calm, but I have not found her to be anxious or uneasy. She really is an "old soul" type of dog - a very serene and supportive companion - which is particularly meaningful at this time. * *I understand Monica became quite melancholic in her kennel at Milo (won't we all understand that soon) and has been "comfort eating" to cope (don't we all understand that already). BUT Her spirits are up already - she loves little runs or going on multiple shorter walks throughout the day. She is responsive, walks great on leash and hasn't batted an eye-lid as we passed vocal neighborhood dogs or passers-by. * *Although I fit the bio of a quiet female working from home, she was warm with three male colleagues when I packed up my office. When loading the car, she was initially calm, but became unsettled/vocal the more I went back and forth. I don't plan to verify her escape-tactics or separation anxiety mentioned below. Monica really is special and will be a wonderful partner-in-crime or partner-in-calm for the right person." See the new photos of her enjoying the fosters backyard. "Monica is a mellow, easy-going, even temperament type dog. She is cautious so will need a patient person who will let her go at her own pace. She walks great on leash and is good with kids. Monica absolutely loves women and girls; she can tolerate being around men but bonds very well with women. Once she gets to know you she will greet you with happy barks and snuggles. She enjoys belly rubs, but is sensitive to touch so her human must be patient and willing to build up the trust between them. Once she trusts you, her loyalty and love is unwavering! She does not like being contained so no crates for her - but she can tolerate an x-pen. She can play well with other dogs after a proper introduction, and prefers to be the only dog in the home. This adventurous girl will try to go out of open windows, so she will need monitoring around the home at first. She is house-broken and will let you know if she has to go, or is uncomfortable around a particular dog or person. Excellent communicator! Monica's ideal home would be with a woman or female couple who stays at home or is retired. The home should be quiet and peaceful. Monica does present separation anxiety when left home alone and sometimes can be destructive when trying to get out. **My adoption fee is one half off! Adoption fee: $150.**
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA **2/18/19 FOSTER NOTES: Meet Maggie. Born in a backyard and fed by people throwing food over a fence to her and her parents, this little girl had none of the training and social interaction so important to a puppy for normal development. She had no human contact and so is emotionally unavailable to people. She is fostered with 2 adults and 3 dogs and has bonded with a one year old Doberman female who she follows everywhere. She has learned to play with the dogs in the house and is starting to play with toys. She will come when called but will not get close; on occasion she will take food handed to her. She is food motivated but struggles to overcome her fear of people even for that. She will go outside with the other dogs but has not learned to go potty there. She will occasionally use pads but is not remotely house trained. To take her out on leash, she must be caught and then it is a struggle. Here, we use a harness and a slip lead for a backup because were she to get away we might not get her back. We have had her for about a month and progress has been slow. Maggie is not keen on small dogs so should be in a home with dogs her own size.** 2/28/19 FOSTER NOTE Maggie continues to inch along socially and it should be pointed out that even with all her fear, she does not growl or snap. She is also very beautiful.
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Foster notes: "She is fearful, but never aggressive. She dislikes noise and activity. No training other than walking on leash. Does well w/ other dogs, is submissive, no resource guarding. She needs an adult-only home with someone to stay home with her, help her trust, it's a slow process." Sanctuary Notes On Maggie: Maggie was the mom of the beautiful Pyr pups that were born here at the sanctuary and have since all found loving homes. Maggie came to us pregnant with her family members from the neglectful home described below. When she arrived to us with her seven family members in the back of a horse trailer she was very frightened and as we then discovered, almost full term with pups. It was not until she had her pups that we were able to pet her and show her that we meant her no harm. At no point when we were handling them did she ever try to stop us, which would have been understandable. Maggie still has along ways to go in building her confidence, but she is not an aggressive girl in the least and needs someone to help her adjust to being loved. Maggie is the most submissive of the females. We do not feel that she will ever get to the point where she is bounding around a dog park and jumping up and licking strangers, but we feel that she could certainly form a close bond with a special and patient person and live a happy and quiet life with them. Maggie is the smallest of the group, and for reasons unknown to us only has half of a tail. She is a gentle yet timid girl that is looking for her place in the world. Group notes: Milo took in seven beautiful yet under-socialized Pyrenees that had been seized from a hoarding situation, but were then set for euthanasia due to lack of space at the shelter. We have been working with them to gain their trust as they were not raised as family members, and some are making great strides. Because of this, they are looking for very patient, understanding and rural homes that will continue to work with them to help them to realize their full potential. None of these dogs have ever bitten anyone and even the most fearful will run and bark when scared or unsure of a situation rather than show outward aggression. They had not been raised walking on a leash and were living in a large fenced area together which they had never left and were used for breeding, cared for by a man with mental illness until seized by animal control for neglect. Because they were not raised with livestock ( and do show a prey drive towards cats) they would not be a good choice for someone looking to have them guard animals on a farm, and because they were not raised in a home, they do not understand commands etc, but they do prefer to go potty outside and are loving sleeping on cozy beds. They will follow direction when a routine is established and will go inside or out as a group when asked. They do love each other and will bound around and play, but we do not know how they would do with other dogs given that Pyrenees imprint with the animals that they are raised with and these guys can get worked up as a group when there is a dog unknown to them outside the fence, for this reason if there is another dog in the home their interactions would have to be closely monitored in order to make sure that they are a safe fit together. From what we have seen, they are open and excepting of puppies even if outside the family group, but again supervision would be key! If you are willing and able to help one of these gorgeous dogs, please send applications to foster or adopt to email@example.com $200 adoption fee
*Foster Notes* "We love Max! Maxfield is a gentle, sweet dog. Easy on leash, good with other animals. He is definitely mature, in his golden years. Loved hikes. He seems to have some arthritis, usual aches and pains upon standing. He likes to be close, cuddled and brushed. Would be great with a mature family or household. A wonderful companion." Sanctuary Update: Maxfield has come a long way with his trust and is a personal favorite of the Sanctuary Manager. He is a very loving boy and highly bonding boy who would love a low key and predictable home of his own. He can get along very well with many dogs and is doing beautifully with meeting and learning to trust new people. It has actually been many years now since he has had any issues and needs only to have his new potential friends give him some time without feeling cornered, and in no time he is giving them hugs. Given that he has bitten in the past, and we know that he needs time and specific introductions, he truly does need a rural home,and we are holding out hope that we will find him that special someone! Former Bio: SHOULD THIS FACE BE ON A POSTER OR WHAT!!! Agile MAXFIELD adores water . . . and a jet stream of water from a hose makes him dance and squeal with delight. BUT, he has both predictable and unpredictable fear responses to sudden approaches by both dogs and humans and lacks bite inhibition. WHY? This very handsome young fellow is recovering from past abuses including major teasing and taunting from kids in the neighborhood where the woman who rescued him lived. So - teenage boys and perhaps men in general are not going to be Maxfield's strong suit or area of comfort for awhile - but he is resilient and already relaxing considerably more compared to his arrival. He has a very smiley appearance and wants to be happy!! With enough time and space to get acquainted and the ability to observe and freedom of movement, he adjusts quite well - he is also very responsive to commands, and smart! Maxfield is only suitable for ADULT ONLY homes with very savvy dog handlers, who know and love herding breed types, and who want to take up the challenges of his fear aggression and lack of bite inhibition.
Griffin and Pete were rescued from a very neglectful living situation and nursed back to health by a friend of the sanctuary. Neither of the two are yet full grown, but both with stay small as they are mini-pigs. Griffin is the red boy and Pete is the younger black piglet. For more info on adopting please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bronson was part of a litter of pups who came to Milo last June and was adopted last July. He was recently surrendered to Berkeley Animal Care Services because he was demanding and nippy and the family though they tried did not know how to handle him. We brought him back to Milo and into foster care with our Pittie-savvy foster Emma, who has been working with him for about 5 weeks. Here is what his foster mom says about him. Bronson is a very sweet and happy dog! He can be a little shy and unsure at times but is eager to learn. He picks up on boundaries and rules quickly when shown properly and consistently. He loves to play and when introduced slowly he loves having dog friends. But he definitely loves his humans! He loves to follow and know where his human is at and wants to hang out and snuggle. Bronson is still a young dog and while he does know some basic things he is hoping for a forever home that will continue to help build his confidence, work on his foundation and help him grow into a wonderful companion. He has a history of talking back and sometimes being stubborn, but with the right owners he should grow out of that. He is potty and crate trained. He loves the water and is getting good at his leash skills. He likes to talk and loves games with the ball and laying in the sunshine. Bronson is on the smaller size and very cute, overall a very happy dog! We feel that now after some good training Bronson is ready to find his forever home. $400 adoption fee.
Georgie is playful and affectionate. He likes to wrestle with his brothers, Felix and Mickie. Georgie takes more time to warm up but he loves to be pet. He needs time to trust you before being picked up. Adoption fee is $175.
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE Sanctuary Update : Gidget has been in a foster home in Ukiah but we would love a new foster or forever home for her. She continued to have difficulty with the leash and house training and her foster tried to work with her on both but she kept having accidents in the home and could not grasp the concept of going outside when she needed to go potty. Because of this she currently shares a cabin and a yard with two other dogs rather than being loose in the home (which would be ideal for her in order to continue building trust.) The little doggy cabin is heated and has furniture etc and she is allowed to come into the house daily to jump up on the couch with her foster mom and when settled next to her she can pet her and give her love. She is loving playing/cuddling with other dogs and is no longer hiding from her foster mom and will come up to her for treats, but still lacks the confidence to solicit attention of her own. She is a non-aggressive little girl that loves other dogs, but she continues to not be able to grasp the concept of not peeing inappropriately and will need continued patience and time to build trust as she is still an aloof and flighty little girl. Please email email@example.com if you feel that you might be able to help Gidget move forward with her socialization/housetraining. Former Bio:Gidget is currently at the Milo Sanctuary. Her friend Tink has been adopted but she has made new doggy friends. She continues to be shy, but she is clearly a sweet little girl who would love to be in a stable and loving home. If you would like to help a wee one who is in need of a foster or adoptive home in order to build up their confidence, Gidget would be a wonderful choice! You could make a huge difference for a sweet little lady who very much wants to trust and love. Please send applications for Gidget to firstname.lastname@example.org *Former foster notes* 6/11/15 "Gidget and Tink are sweet girls. They are timid and need time to trust people but they do enjoy a good lap to lay on. They have been sleeping in my room, Gidget in bed next to me and Tink at the foot of the bed. They are very attached to each other. They love to play together and do not like to be separated. They did well with our dogs, large and small. They are good dogs they would be well placed in a quiet home with a person willing to work with them to bring them out of their shells." Pre-Milo shelter notes: "Gidget needs a warm lap, and someone to dote on her. She is shut down here, and just wants to cling to someone and be held. During her behavior evaluation she was very scared, but easy to handle. She showed no interest in food or treats. Rescue was requested because of her fearfulness. When I went to see Gidget today, she was curled up, looking depressed. When I sat down next to her, she raised her head to check me out, then gently took treats from me. She continued to daintily lick my fingers long after the treats were gone, while gazing up at me with those big eyes!"
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. Hieronymus came to us in '13 as a stray pig that had needed rescue from a shelter. He found a family very quickly, but due to circumstances beyond their control, they recently lost their country home and are no longer able to keep him. We had initially thought that he was a pot bellied pig, but as he matured he grew to look more like mini-pig mix of sorts. Hieronymus likes his back scratches and to eat fruit from your hand, but he is not the kind of pig that can live in the house or go for walks with a harness. He is not a mean guy and does not bite, but can be a bit crotchety and would likely preffer an adult home. The ideal place for him would be another country home where he can just be a pig, preferably with other livestock that he can be friends with. He has not yet lived with other pigs to our knowledge, but he hung out with the family cat and also enjoyed the company of a neighboring donkey. Please send interest in Hieronymus to email@example.com
Meet Heather! She is such a sweet girl who would love a family that loves to go on walks and adventures. She tends to be submissive when you go down to pet her but when it's time for a walk she is a wiggle butt! She would need a home has kids over 10 years old and she is jumpy (which that can be trained out of). She wants nothing but to please her people and be loved on. She is not dog friendly and cannot go home with any other animals.
Ozzy Girl is shining more and more every day! She loves to be brushed and is such a sweetheart once she opens up to you. Ozzy Girl never lived in the rescuer's apartment but she was very friendly. "She always waited for me by the door, talked to me, and would roll over, wanting to be stroked on her tummy. Ozzy Girl is looking for a patient home that will let her come out of her beautiful shell at her own speed. Ozzy Girl is the mother of fellow resident Twinkle and they're currently together in foster care. They came from living on the streets in North Richmond. Brought to Milo by a wonderful person who takes care of ferals and helps them to get adopted. The rescuer was able over time to encouraged them to eat in her backyard with the rest of the ferals. Ozzy Girl and Twinkle lived in her yard for just about a year and a half. It takes some time for them to get used to people, particularly strangers, but in foster care they are making great strides! It would be great if they could be adopted together but no matter what, her adopter needs to go slow and allow Ozzie Girl time to open up and glow! She is ready for her forever home! **NOTE: Milo gives a discount if you adopt more than one kitty at a time!**
Luna is a perfect dog in the right circumstances -- eager to please, affectionate with her people, playful, and very intelligent. With daily play, she settles nicely in the house and will happily snuggle at your feet or on the sofa. She is a serious fetch dog, but also loves to play tug or wrestle with familiar dog friends. She responds to over 20 commands reliably and demonstrates serious focus during "go find it nose games. Aside from some urinary incontinence that is well-controlled with daily medication, she does not have accidents or display destructive behaviors when left at home alone. She adores the people in her life and is well-loved by most people who know her because she is so affectionate and bright. Luna must go to an all-adult home with a medium-large yard that can provide daily play since she is still nervous walking on leash in the suburbs and gets overwhelmed at busy dog parks. She is very uncomfortable around children and needs slow introductions to men. That said, she has a long memory for who her friends are, and being in a group with her people and dog friends builds her confidence outside the house. She could do well in a home with a non-dominant dog and has lived well with dogs of varying sizes and energy levels.
*Pending for foster *
LOCATION: SANCTUARY IN WILLITS, CA. **My adoption fee is one half off! Adoption fee: $200.** Melody has it all and wants to share it with her forever family! This beautiful nugget of a dog is smart, affectionate, and great with teenagers (16 & up). Young, energetic, and people-oriented, she just wants to play the day away with her people in a yard or go walking on trails. Melody needs a firm guardian and correction for the jumping and nipping she does - small little grabs at clothes and occasionally that tiny little bit of a pinch on skin - she can be an exuberant jumping bean! We have worked with her but it needs to continue - trying to crop her wings and keep her grounded is a fete! Melody is not a dog park dog, she is an alpha dog, and a super physical player. She is best suited to being the only dog in a home and no cats or young children. She is happy to run and play in a yard; she loves treats and may do scent work - hide and seek.... She is best with stay at home folks with a big yard and as a running companion! This girl is a real go-getter like a big active lab crammed into a tidy little chunk of a body that's bursting at the seams! Because of her active nature, Melody will do best in an environment with a tall, secure fence. Her above average intelligence has led her to become a bit of an escape artist and she is adept at climbing fences and opening doors (but not to run away... just to be with you!). However, these tendencies are fixable since Melody is a good listener who is eager to please and very treat motivated. Melody understands hand signals and voice commands, she will stop any undesirable behavior with correction, and making the effort, providing consistency and enough exercise she will want to please! If you think you are ready for a go-getter-girl like Melody, come meet her at Milo today! **Melody's adoption fee is one half off! Adoption fee: $200. Melody comes with a 20 day get acquainted period with her adoption, time to adjust to her new surroundings. Please give time and patience to new adoptees, particularly dogs from the Milo Sanctuary.
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE 9/24/18 FOSTER NOTES: "Daisy and Belle are darlings! Now that they've settled in, they are playful and loving. They greet me at the door when I come home every day and insist upon getting pets even before I can put my handbag down. They both love looking out the windows, wrestling together, and getting the zoomies together late at night. Daisy is a silly little girl, who loves wiggling around on the floor, playing with any kind of toy, and giving head butts to all the other kitties. She is also very fond of watching TV, and follows all the action on the screen. She's a talker, and will tell you all about everything. She's also VERY fond of mealtimes! Belle is a brave warrior queen. She explores everything. EVERYTHING. She knows what she wants and she's gonna get it. Love, toys, food, mischief ... if she wants it, it's hers. Now that she's had a chance to get comfortable, she loves to sit with me and purr, and show off her beautiful spotted tummy. Both girls get on well with my two cats, and my one year old has quite the crush on Daisy, and will follow her around. The girls are deferential to my old cat, and give him the space he needs, while allowing him to enjoy their company. They are such fantastic cats, and will be excellent friends to whomever adopts them! I so want them to find the forever home they so richly deserve. " ******* *Foster Notes* "Belle is identical to her mom, who was a stray. Out of all the sisters from the start she was the caretaker and protector. She is very nurturing and makes sure her sisters stay out of trouble, but she also loves a nice soft bed in the sun. She still has some of the personality traits of a stray cat, but once she knows she is loved she warms up quickly."
LOCATION: FOSTER CARE HAPPY UPDATE 10/18/16! BETTY AND SNICKERS ARE IN A FOSTER HOME!!! We are all ecstatic about this new hope for these girls!! Sanctuary Update: Snickers has recently made great progress with bonding with the staff. We now feel that both she and her sister would be candidates for a very special foster or adoptive home. We do want to stress that these girls would need a very patient ad calm environment as they were dealt a very sad hand in life. They have spent a great deal of their time here at the sanctuary shut down, finding comfort with each other but we have turned a corner with them and they are now finally wagging their tails and bouncing when they see us coming, approaching us for treats and allowing gentle pets. These girls will never be social butterflies, but the fact that we have had such a break through with them gives us a glimmer of hope that they be able to find a special person who will be able to keep the momentum building and earn their trust. They would certainly need a rural and adult only home, and would do best as the only two pets in the home. Betty was formerly the more brave of the two, but Snickers is the one that has recently shown the most progress and is now helping her sister to come out of her shell now more than ever. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about adopting or sponsoring these two adorable girls. Original bio: Snickers and her blonde sister, Betty (our names) were confiscated by the police in Merced County when their owner was put in jail, "for a long time." There were four dogs seized, all under socialized and obviously handled with a heavy hand.... We took these two sweet, shy girls. They are dying to feel okay to feel secure, loved and gain trust - we don't want to split them up as of yet - they really help each other and love each other - Betty is the leader of the two, Snickers follows Betty's lead. If you have dreamed about fostering a duo where you big making a huge difference, consider taking these two into your home until they are ready for adoption!