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The Milo Foundation rescues animals from "death row" at high kill shelters and places them into stable, loving and permanent homes. For hard to place animals or animals requiring lifetime care, the Milo Foundation has a 283-acre sanctuary in Mendocino County, CA.


To unite adoptable pets that are at risk of euthanasia with guardians who are committed to their lifelong care. For those that remain unadopted and/or are returned, we offer lifelong animal care at our Sanctuary.


Founded in August of 1994, The Milo Sanctuary is located on two hundred and eighty-three acres in Mendocino County, CA and the Milo Adoption Center is located in Marin County, CA.

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.

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.

Today, The Milo Foundation is an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization providing an alternative for homeless pets throughout California, through education, adoption services, and providing sanctuary for animals until permanent homes can be found.


Animal Rescue: Milo rescues over 1,000 animals yearly and places them into loving homes. All animals are microchipped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and treated for parasites. Dogs are heartworm tested and cats are FIV/FeLV tested.
Sanctuary: Milo provides lifetime care for hard-to-place or special needs dogs and cats at our sanctuary.
Education: Utilizing volunteers and foster homes, Milo educates the public on animal welfare issues and responsible guardianship.


Milo has rescued over 10,000 animals since its birth in 1994 and created a vital foster network to aid in rescuing animals who are scheduled for euthanasia at overcrowded shelters. Around 200 dogs and cats currently call the Milo Sanctuary home.


Milo's sanctuary is undergoing major renovations and providing new and improved housing for our senior cats and dogs who are residents. Milo is also expanding its volunteer program to bring in more people to the Milo animals.


Lynne Tingle


United States




PO BOX 6625
ALBANY, CA 94706
Phone: 415-454-MILO
EIN: 68-0337858

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Medical care

This gift will provide medical care for Ava and others like her. Milo is giving Ava the surgery that she needs in order to be able to run and romp. This gift also goes into Milo funds for emergency treatment and care for animals in pain, as well as physical exams, spays, neuters, microchips, vaccines, parasite preventatives and testing. This gift is the most vital...