Listed February 28, 2016
Age: 5 yrs.
Weight: Not Specified
Adult Size: 11-25 lbs.
Breed:Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler
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DescriptionAustralian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.