Listed February 28, 2016
Age: 7 yrs.
Weight: Not Specified
Adult Size: 26-60 lbs.
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DescriptionBoxer / Greyhound / Mixed
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Bert and his brother Ernie came to us from a shelter in Sacramento. They are energetic and happy older boys who we would feel comfortable adopting out separately or together. Bert is more confidant and outgoing, while Ernie can be a shy and initially un-trusting of new people and situations. Bert is pretty much an active goofy guy who loves life. He does not seem to have been taught any commands, so he needs work on recall etc. Once he knows you Ernie makes excellent eye contact. Bert is more happy-go-lucky and can get distracted easily. He would do very well with treat training as he is food motivated. They do not need to keep their names as they were given to them at the shelter that we pulled them from, and they do not seem to respond to them. These boys were strays, and sadly no one came to claim them. Their time was up and the kind volunteers put out a request for us to save them. Bert and Ernie strike us as dogs that may have been yard dogs, and need to be shown that there is a whole world out there full of exciting and fun things, and how to respond to them appropriately. Because they do need training etc, we think these two could possibly do better if adopted separately.We would recommend a secure fence if they were to be left alone in a new place, to make sure that they do not get out as they did not like the more private pen that we moved them to, and decided to dig out and go for a run, giving us quite a scare! Berty does show a prey drive towards rabbits and likes to give chase, so we think they got turned around and lost in the unfamiliar mountains at night. They were gone for over 24 hrs until a staff member found them trotting along a road on the outskirts of the sanctuary. They slept for almost a whole day after and although Ernie was very sore, Bert acted like nothing had happened! Please send interest in fostering or adopting either of these handsome boys to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 email@example.com, 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.