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Point Richmond, CA 94801
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Animals at the Milo Sanctuary
These animals live at the Milo Sanctuary, near Willits.
Some have been at the Sanctuary for more than three years!
All are deserving of good homes. Contact us about arranging a visit!

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   Name: THORIN
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   Breed: Saint Bernard - Mastiff Mix
   Gender: Male
   Age: 1 yr. 2 mo.  Birthday: 1/2016 (est)
   Weight: Extra-Large (over 90 pounds)
   Milo ID: 24987
   Current Location: The Milo Sanctuary
This big beautiful hunk of a dog is the fabulous Thorin! He is goofy and playful with other dogs (including males) and has been raised with SIX children, from toddlers to teenagers. He is house trained, crate trained, non-destructive and an all around cuddly/submissive/ big squishy sweetheart! It is known that both of his parents were purebreds, one a Mastiff and the other a St Bernard, and also that he is 14 months old. He will need continued training, but he is a lovely boy!

He was purchased as a little pup by a large family that thought they were soon going to be moving out of there upstairs apartment with no yard, but alas that never happened. Thorin was wonderful with the children, but sadly they felt that there was just not room for his big happy and wiggly body in their lives, and one day he was brought to a high kill overcrowded shelter, and left, alone in a kennel. He was brave the first day, but then the reality that they were not coming back sank in and he fell into a state of despair.

Not initially knowing anything about him, we happened to be visiting the shelter to rescue others and we did a double take as we walked by his kennel, and the sight of him made our hearts sink. His whole big body was shaking and he was trying to make himself as small as possible with just pure terror in his eyes. His eyes clearly said to us that he was a sweet and connected dog who's world had been turned upside down and that this level of fear was not something he was used to or knew how to handle. We could tell that in his current state, that this was not a dog that was going to pass any shelter evaluation, and we felt compelled to help him because we could feel in our heart that he was a very special dog, and we could not let that become his fate. He was so very fearful that we were not able to get a leash on him to walk him out of the shelter to spend time with him, but we could tell that he needed to get out of the shelter ASAP or his life would be in danger and as they were about to close, we asked the staff to please let us know before making any decisions re the boy in kennel 9.

As we expected, we were contacted the next day to say that indeed Thorin was now scheduled to be put to sleep, unless we were able to help. We started putting the wheels in motion, but then were told that his mom had come back for him! We had the shelter pass on our info as we were worried that it would not last, and sadly we were correct. Just a couple of days later we were called by a very sweet woman who had actually taken him in. His mom had not been picking him up to bring him home to his family, but rather to bring him to a compassionate woman who had heard of his plight. The foster loved him immediately and said he was just a wonderful dog who was playful and submissive with her male dog, but she had not taken into account his size and her own physical limitations before jumping in to help. She was a very kind woman that did not want to see him go back to the shelter knowing that it would mean euthanasia, but truly could not keep him herself any longer.

We are happy to report that Thorin is now with us, safe and sound at the Milo Sanctuary. We could not be more pleased with this gentle and lovable big baby! We are all just in love with him, and are so thankful that we happened to walk by this sweet boys kennel, during the worst point in his young life.

Thorin would love another home with children and another dog friend, but would honestly be happy with any loving, devoted and capable family of his own. He is young, well mannered, trainable and eager to please and we see wonderful things in Thorin's future! Please send your questionnaires to sanctuary@milofoundation.org!

And Please consider an extra tax-deductible donation with his adoption - our drives back and forth to Lake County and all the work we do at the Milo Sanctuary need your support! Thank you.

   Name: SPARKY
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   Breed: Great Pyrenees - Australian Shepherd Mix
   Gender: Male
   Age: 2 yrs. 1 mo.  Birthday: 2/2015 (est)
   Weight: Large (60 - 90 pounds)
   Milo ID: 24906
   Current Location: The Milo Sanctuary
Sparky is very temporarily at the Sanctuary to have some time to run around because he was becoming stressed in a kennel at the adoption center. Please email interest in Sparky to the sanctuary in Willits and we will let you know when you can either meet him here, or what day he will be heading back down to MPR!

Sparky was an owner surrender to the Wasco Shelter. He is very sweet and friendly, needs basic obedience, and would love a family to call his own! Sparky is active, affectionate, cuddly and adorable - we'll know more soon to expand his bio - but better yet - come meet this handsome fellow at Milo Point Richmond soon! He is geared up and ready for an active, loving family!

$450 adoption fee.

   Name: HERSHEL
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   Breed: Miniature Schnauzer - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
   Gender: Male
   Age: 1 yr. 4 mo.  Birthday: 12/2015 (est)
   Weight: Medium (30 - 60 pounds)
   Milo ID: 24603
   Current Location: The Milo Sanctuary
*Return Notes* 1/9/17 "My husband and I do think Hershel would do great in a home with a single, strong, experienced dog owner. He went to MetroDog where he could play with other dogs, and when he is not there he gets 1-2 hours of good exercise every day (long walks, fetch, and dog parks where only large dogs go due to his aggression with small dogs). He eats a healthy diet of grain-free kibble and home-made stews. He has been through training.

Note that when Hershel is calm he is an incredibly sweet and affectionate dog, but he can switch in an instant to a state of fearfulness. He should not be in any home where there are children or small animals (or frequent visitors).

We also did a Wisdom Panel DNA test and Hershel's results stated that he is American Staffordshire Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer, and Mixed herding (most likely matches were German Shepard and Border Collie)."

   Name: HARVEY
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   Breed: Australian Shepherd - Bernese Mountain Dog Mix
   Gender: Male
   Age: 5 yrs. 7 mo.  Birthday: 9/2011 (est)
   Weight: Large (60 - 90 pounds)
   Milo ID: 24592
   Current Location: The Milo Sanctuary
Handsome big fellow, strong yet sweet-natured. He came into the Monterey shelter with hair loss on his rear from flea infestation. A nice dog that has had some neglect. He is a sweet guy and loves attention, has some separation anxiety and will bark in the car. Harvey would be best in a home with no children. He needs work on learning to share his food with people and with house training.

   Name: WON-TON
The Royals
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   Breed: Papillon - Poodle Mix
   Gender: Male
   Age: 1 yr. 4 mo.  Birthday: 12/2015 (est)
   Weight: Small (less than 30 pounds)
   Milo ID: 24388
   Current Location: The Milo Sanctuary
Won-ton is a timid lil boy. In need of a super LOVING home!

   Name: OLLIE
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   Breed: Jack Russell Terrier - Beagle Mix
   Gender: Male
   Age: 6 yrs. 5 mo.  Birthday: 10/2010 (est)
   Weight: Small (less than 30 pounds)
   Milo ID: 24323
   Current Location: The Milo Sanctuary
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 sanctuary@milofoundation.org

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