Frequently Asked Questions


I'd like to volunteer. Where do I start?

Complete our Volunteer Application and we’ll follow-up within 7 days to schedule your Volunteer Orientation. Our┬áDog Walking Training is an additional session, which will be discussed and scheduled at the initial orientation.

What are the age requirements for a volunteer?

Young people under 14 can volunteer with an adult in attendance. Young people over 14 can volunteer without an adult, as long as they have a signed permission slip. We ask the adult or guardian to attend the volunteer orientation with the young person to understand our needs and sign the permission slip.

Where are volunteer orientations held?

Volunteer orientations are held at our Milo Point Richmond location:

Milo Point Richmond
220 S Garrard Blvd
Point Richmond, CA 94801

Fostering a Dog or Cat

Can I foster-to-adopt a dog or cat?

Milo does not foster-to-adopt. Instead we have built into our Adoption Contract a 10 window by which, if you and the animal are not able to make it work, you may return them to us. *NOTE: There are NO refunds for puppies or kittens (less than 1 year old). If the animal returned is an adult, you may receive a refund (less a $50 re-intake fee) or a credit (less a $50 re-intake fee) toward the adoption of an animal that may be more suitable for your situation.

Who covers the cost of animal care when I foster a dog or cat?

Milo covers the cost of veterinary care while you are fostering a dog or cat. Most of our fosters cover the cost of pet food but Milo can provide food if needed.

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