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Albany CA 94706
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220 S Garrard Blvd
Point Richmond, CA 94801

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Milo Foundation runs a 283-acre sanctuary in Mendocino County.
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The Milo Foundation - A Nonprofit Domestic Animal Sanctuary

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Milo Point Richmond is our fantastic new rescue and adoption center! We are OPEN DAILY FOR ADOPTIONS from 11am - 5pm (Closed Tuesdays).

We also offer regular mobile adoption events in the East Bay (see www.milofoundation.org/index.cfm for more details) We always need more foster homes for the animals!

Volunteers are welcome from 7am-8pm EVERY DAY! Orientations are at 5pm on the second and last Thursdays of the month.

Join the Milo Volunteer list to get more info and be part of the solution for homeless pets! http://www.milofoundation.org/help.cfm

We recently celebrated our 20 year anniversary! During that time we have saved the lives of over 25,000 animals! Please help us keep rescuing animals from California's most overloaded shelters! Make a donation online today!


Milo the dog THE MILO FOUNDATION was named after an Australian Shepherd. Milo was five weeks old when Lynne Tingle discovered that her puppy was both deaf and blind. Despite concerns from friends and family, Lynne was determined to give Milo a good life.

It was a learning process for both Milo and Lynne, his "seeing eye person". Lynne developed a series of taps to communicate with Milo. A tap on the left or right flank would instruct Milo which direction to go. And a tap on the rear meant 'stop'. In the park, Milo's feet read the ground like Braille, where he bounded around in circles with his nose in the air, barking with joy.

Given a chance to live, Milo became a happy, beloved dog. The experience with Milo led Lynne to learn about other animals who needed a chance - abandoned and stray dogs and cats who fill city shelters - which led to the founding of the nonprofit no-kill sanctuary: The Milo Foundation.

After a full and happy life, Milo passed away in August of 1998. He was the perfect spirit and namesake for a sanctuary dedicated to saving the lives of creatures who deserved, like Milo, a chance at a good life.

Today, The Milo Foundation is an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization providing an alternative for homeless pets throughout Northern California, through education, adoption services, and providing sanctuary for animals until permanent homes can be found. Founded in August of 1994, the Milo Foundation operates a two hundred and eighty-three acre Sanctuary near Willits in Mendocino County, offering lots of room for the animals to run and play. In addition, we also have our fantastic new rescue and adoption center Milo Point Richmond.

I invite you to come visit and meet the many wonderful dogs and cats here at Milo Point Richmond, at the Milo Foundation Sanctuary near Willits, California and at our weekly adoption events in Berkeley and Oakland, California.

Lynne Tingle - Director/Founder

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