After 464 days, we are thrilled to share that Milo has FINALLY found his forever home! Our favorite boy is living happily ever after with Dane, and we could not be more excited for him!
Many have followed Milo's journey over the past year. He first arrived at the shelter just before Christmas in 2021 as a result of an abuse and neglect case. The Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd was severely underweight when he first came under our care and was in need of some major TLC. Thanks to our dedicated staff, Milo slowly began putting on weight and regaining his strength.
However, Milo's high-energy breed and rambunctious personality proved tricky when searching for his furever home. Many potential adopters mistook Milo's loud voice and kennel stress for aggression and unfriendliness. This misconception caused him to be overlooked time and time again.
Despite his setbacks, our staff was determined to find Milo the perfect home. They worked with him daily to alleviate his anxiety and get him more comfortable around people. Staff taught him how to walk on a leash and practiced his basic commands. He was even able to go offsite for walks and attend community events!
Shelter staff was so proud of Milo's progress, and we could not figure out how he was still at the shelter. Dane visited the HSVC in March of 2023 looking for a friendly companion pup and instantly felt a connection with Milo. He was able to foster Milo at first, and then returned to the shelter to finalize his adoption in early April!
We are so grateful to Dane for giving Milo the chance he deserves and allowing him to be the best pup we knew he could be. Milo is already living it up at the beach and getting to experience life to the fullest with his new dad. Thank you to everyone who supported Milo on his journey to find his furever home! Congratulations and happy tails, Milo!