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- Adult Only Home Preferred
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Meet CRUNCHY now MOJO
Thank you for considering adoption of a Milo Foundation Sanctuary dog. Our Sanctuary is where our rescued dogs who have had difficulty in a home in the past, have behavioral issues, or too much energy, or for some, aggression issues with other dogs, or intense stranger danger that make them more difficult to safely and happily live in urban environments. These are not beginner dogs or for the most part nor are they for families with children. IF you are looking for an easy dog to add to your family, we suggest looking at the dogs at our Adoption Center, Milo Pt Richmond. BUT, if you can offer a safe and nurturing home to a dog with some behavioral "quirks" please do send an application today. Thank you.
Foster notes 7/2/20
"Our family had the pleasure of fostering Crunchy for 10 weeks in the semi-urban environment of Alameda (East Bay). He coped fairly well with the stress of cars, street noise, etc., but we think he'd do best in a more peaceful/rural environment where he can also have more freedom. While he doesn't seem bothered by most loud noises, the exception is fireworks, which scare the heck out of him. (They became a nightly challenge for him during the noisy lead up to July 4th here in the East Bay.)
Everybody who meets him says Crunchy is such a "cool dog." We speculate that he's mostly black lab, along with a "mystery mix - educated guesses are Formosa Mountain Dog, Pibble and/or German Shorthaired Pointer.
He is sensitive, loving and lovable in so many ways - healthy, agile, smart and super sweet to those he loves and trusts. He's a "people dog and we got very attached to him, very fast! He's fairly mellow and affectionate most of the time, but he really benefits from some freedom and activity. He seems happiest when he can have a good run once or twice a day, or even better, a hike! (He LOVES being out in nature.)
He was already well-trained when we got him and he enjoyed receiving more training and consistency from us. He's quite a gentleman on walks, especially when using a Gentle Leader. He stops and sits at busy corners, awaiting permission to cross, and he's able to walk with a loose leash most of the time. The only exceptions: he gets reactive with certain other dogs (mostly large ones), and can be very reactive to cats and mailmen.
Whenever we had the chance to let him off leash, he had a blast chasing squirrels and balls. Sometimes, he was mischievously defiant (not listening when called), especially when he'd been cooped up and didn't want to go back on the leash. (He'd make a game of fetch into a game of keep-away.) This is probably trainable with more time.
He also loves to play tug-of-war and chew - maybe how he earned the name "Crunchy. We got in the habit of giving him a chew treat every night, which seemed to help him relax. (He never chews or rips apart anything but his own toys and treats, and is very well-behaved in the house.)
The only serious challenge we experienced is that Crunchy can get jealous and possessive - of his people, his territory and his toys/bones. This became an issue with our 25-year-old son, whom Crunchy seemed to see as competition. We kept them separated to prevent a mishap. For this reason, he'd do best in a home with a single person or a couple and no kids (even adult kids) or other dogs.
In the right situation, Crunchy will be a GREAT companion dog and protector. We really want him to find "his person" (or people), because he's an amazing animal and deserves to be in a happy home! "
Crunchy is now at the Milo Sanctuary having been returned from his adopters who took him home as a puppy. He is housed with other dogs and does great! He is a gentleman and a sweetheart of a dog. He knows lots of tricks, heels on walks, and loves to cuddle.
Crunchy likes cuddling, practicing his tricks, and long walks to the park. He has a heart of gold, generally very well behaved and so lovable! Crunchy just had a full checkup and found to be in excellent health! He is house-trained as well.
He needs experienced dog adopters - only - who can work with him on his training. He needs training to work through his fear issues. He needs to be in a home that does not have children. He is making progress with reactions to cats, mailmen, and large dogs. But he does not do well in large groups of people and he has some mild separation anxiety.
Crunchy needs to go to a home in a mellow, low-key area with experienced dog owners and no children due to his fear.
Since arriving to the Milo Foundation Sanctuary, he has come to enjoy lots of socializing with other dogs. He is sweet with the staff as he gets more and more comfortable with them. If you think you are ready for some Crunchy in your life, contact Milo!
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