Nathan

Listed February 28, 2016

Age: 5 yrs.

Gender: Male

Weight: Not Specified

Adult Size: 11-25 lbs.

Fixed: Yes

Shots: No

Breed:Shepherd

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Description

Shepherd / Labrador Retriever / Mixed

Special Needs

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Please read Nathan's full bio before applying:; As many may remember from our fundraising efforts, Milo rescued Nathan and covered the vet bills for his very costly hip surgery. This was largely in thanks to the support of our wonderful community! This handsome man has recovered beautifully from his surgery and is now ready for a special home of his own!

; As Nathan was healing, but still very uncomfortable, he had a couple of instances where he acted out to staff members when things were not to his liking. For this reason he came up to the sanctuary in Willits to finish his recovery and to better evaluate which type of home would best suit him. What we have here noted with Nathan is that he is a happy, active and outgoing dog who is eager to interact with people and is good with other dogs, but only when resource guarding is not an issue.

; He has shown us that he does have a lack in bite inhibition so should go to a home with dog savvy adults only. This lack often comes from a puppy not being fully handled all over or taught that they should not own' objects etc. These things are important in order for a pup to grow into a well rounded adult. Nathan was getting along well with our Coonhound Sally, albeit a bit guarded at first. Unfortunately Nathan then reacted badly towards her both over food and secondly over not wanting to share the water bowl. In the first case he did re-direct when a staff member tried to physically remove him from the bowl he had decided should rightfully be his. He did not injure her, but this did show us that he needs help establishing boundaries.

; We feel that Nathan has great potential as a loving friend and companion, granted that he is with a family that will safely and kindly teach him that he can give up control without negative results, and that in fact he will be much happier if he can do so. He truly is an otherwise loving and attentive boy who just needs to understand and settle into his place in the world. He would n

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Adoption Fee Details

Dogs and Puppies

DOGS: All dogs at The Milo Foundation receive necessary veterinary care, are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and treated for parasites.  Dogs over six months of age are Heartworm tested.

The adoption fee for ADULT DOGS is $300 for a male and $350-400 for females. We reserve the right to have increased fees for "special" highly desired or breed-specific dogs, as well as for those that required extraordinary veterinary care. Our Medical Fund benefits from these extra fees (half of which can be considered a tax deductible donation), so we can provide the extra care some animals need! Seniors, some harder to place dogs, and animals at the Milo Sanctuary may have lower adoption fees considered. Talk to us about this.

Chihuahuas and some other small dogs may have special incentives/lower adoption fees.  There are so many of these sweet little ones dying in shelters! AND "two-for-one" deals are happily considered for Chihuahuas and some small dogs. The little ones LOVE a buddy!

The adoption fee for a PUPPY is $350-$600. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON PUPPY ADOPTIONS. If you return a puppy for whatever reason, your adoption fee becomes a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation. Certain rare circumstances may warrant a partial refund (50%). PLEASE think hard about the commitment of raising a puppy! They are fragile and demanding. They need consistency, training, time, resources and patience. They want TLC and need a firm commitment!

All puppies at The Milo Foundation receive puppy vaccinations and de-worming. They are also micro-chipped and spay/neutered.  Depending on how long Milo has had the puppy and its age, it will likely require additional vaccinations and veterinary care by the adopters. Milo will often cover the next vaccine after adoption, but our suggested donation for vaccinations is $15-20, available during open hours at MPR.


No puppy should be exposed to public dog parks, trails, or areas frequented by dogs, nor should they be exposed to unvaccinated dogs, until at least three vaccinations have been given. However, we do encourage early training and ongoing, early socialization of the pups. Visits with healthy dogs, trips to your family or friends homes are encouraged! We also recommend that you enroll in puppy training classes as soon as possible! Puppies can go on walks on sidewalks in suburban and rural areas. City streets may have too much they can get into, so use good judgment.


Along with your Canine Adoption Application email, please INCLUDE THE NAME AND/OR ID NUMBER OF THE PET OF INTEREST, or the group name of the litter. Please bring a printout of your application with you when you come to meet the dog or puppy of interest. Follow up with an email and be patient! Thanks.
Adopters must be 21 years of age or older, and renters must be able to provide proof of landlord permission to keep the pet applied for in the residence. Certain breed types, sizes and puppies can be restricted. For everyone's protection, it is best to have approval in writing.


Cats and Kittens

FELINES: All cats and kittens are Leukemia tested. Cats over 6 months are also usually FIV or combo tested. All are vaccinated, have been spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and given parasite preventatives. Some young kittens are only FeLV tested, as the FIV test is inconclusive at a young age. If you are able, please consider an additional donation! Anything over $100 can be tax-deductible.

CATS (over 10 months): $125-150 sliding scale fee. Sometimes we'll give a break on a pair. We like it when bonded pairs can stay together! Senior cats, and those who have "been around the block" (are older or have been with us a long time) can be $75. These fees do not come close to covering Milo's costs, but we really want to get our adult cats into homes!

ALL CATS SHOULD BE INSIDE AT NIGHT. Our cats are not feral or outdoor cats.  They are people friendly, social felines, who like the company of humans, and the safety and warmth of a cozy home!
A few of our Sanctuary cats could do well as predominantly outdoor or "barn cats."  Please inquire with an email to sanctuary@milofoundation.org, if that is your preference.

KITTENS: $150. Kittens are ideally adopted out in pairs, or to homes with a compatible feline in residence, a buddy dog, or people who are home a lot.  Kittens are social, and a kitten left home alone for long hours every day can be very unhappy.... two is better!!  We reserve the right to charge more on occasion. Special new arrivals listed as KITTEN OF THE WEEK are $160-200. We may consider a discount for two at times.  Talk to us – we want good homes for all kitties.

ALL KITTENS MUST STAY INDOORS, until at least 8-10 months age, though can be let out for brief periods under supervision to play and stretch their limbs, chase leaves.  Please do so only under safe circumstances, where they can be observed, and are away from busy streets. Cats should be given the outdoor vaccinations at a vet before becoming indoor/outdoor cats.  These vaccines are Leukemia and Rabies.


Along with your Feline Adoption Application email, please INCLUDE THE NAME AND/OR ID NUMBER OF THE PET OF INTEREST, or the group name of the litter.  Please bring a printout of your application with you when you come to meet the kitten or cat of interest.

Adopters must be 21 years of age or older, and renters must be able to provide proof of landlord permission to keep the pet applied for in the residence.

 

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