If you believe in fate, then this is a story for you.
Six months ago, Milo was in the process of being surrendered by his third home in just one short year. While it’s hard to imagine why anybody – especially three families – could give up this handsome golden retriever puppy, Milo continued to have faith.
Around the same time, a man named David lost his beloved golden retriever due to old age. He decided it was time to bring a dog back into his life and started looking for a new pup at local rescues in Los Angeles.
Ultimately, David and Milo found each other through Wags and Walks. David had barely started his search for a new dog when he stumbled across Milo. While this was the only application he submitted, the odds were against him - Milo received over 40 applications in just a few days and David was third in line for an interview and meet & greet. However, the stars aligned for both of them and David ended up bringing Milo home.
That was the beginning of a new chapter for both of them. What past owners called “behavioral issues”, David deemed simple puppy problems and knew how to work through them. David gave Milo the guidance, stability and patience he needed, while Milo provided the companionship and laughter that David was looking for.
Now, Milo lives the life of a king in sunny Hermosa Beach. He spends his days chasing squirrels, running on the beach, playing with his doggy friends, going on hikes, and cheering on David at races. He is an instant friend to everyone he meets (dog or human), and he just mastered the “shake” command which has proved to be a real crowd pleaser.
While it hasn’t always been easy – David can’t forget the time Milo got sick on a friend’s carpet or brought home a dead seagull from the beach – there’s no doubt that it is worth it. The duo is a true match made in heaven, and neither can imagine a life without the other.
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