The Pack Project would like to introduce Milo! Milo has been in care since November 2016. He is not currently available for adoption.
When Milo came into care he was terrified of people. He could not be touched at all. He preferred to hide under a bed and not look at anyone, except other dogs in the home. He loves female dogs! Over the past 6 months Milo has come a long way. It has taken a lot of treats, patience and trial and error to figure out how to make friends with him, and gain his trust.
We don’t know much about his past. He was caught as a stray and moved immediately to a foster home as the shelter realized it was not a suitable environment for him. He has a crumpled ear and missing teeth so its hard to say what horrible things happened to him in his short life. It is suspected he is approximately a year and a half old now.
Since being in care we have managed to make significant progress. He went from hiding under a bed and only coming out when people were sleeping or sitting very quietly in another room and not looking at him, to now taking treats from people, though he quickly steps backward to avoid any attempts at petting his head. He still will not let people touch him using hands near his face but his foster can pet him using her feet, and most recently can give him bum scratches with her hand! He also has learned sit, down, sit pretty and touch. A great feat considering one couldn’t talk to him when he arrived without him running and hiding under the bed.
He is quite the character since his personality has started to come out. He follows his foster mom around and will touch her with his nose or put his feet on her for treats. He barks when he’s excited, like while waiting for his food to be served, or when he tries to be the play police with the other dogs! He now loves to smile! Although still very unsure of people he is learning to trust and make the best of life with people.
It will still be a long while until we believe Milo will be adoptable but we will continue to share updates on his progress until he is available. Check back soon for updates on Milo!
October 10, 2017
Today marks a big break thru for our long term foster Milo. He is wearing a collar! After months of letting him sniff it and him barking at it he finally has it on and is leaving it alone!!
He loves his morning cuddles and pets from his foster mom and playing with his foster fur siblings. Hopefully he will soon learn that his collar means more freedom to get outside and see the world!
April 29, 2018
It has been a busy couple months in Milo's foster home. He continues to make slow but consistent progress with trusting humans, and learning to wear a leash/collar. Neighbors and friends who visit can get Milo to sit and wave and take a treat from them. He is hesitant to actually shake a paw but does a great wave! He comes on command most of the time now. He also knows down and touch and is working on sitting pretty. Milo will finally put his head thru a slip lead to get a treat, but still panics when it gets snug on his neck. Its a work in progress! After chewing up about 4 collars the slip lead seems like a better option.
He loves to cuddle in bed early in the mornings (only one hand allowed on him at a time) and loves to sit close to his foster sisters and his foster mom.
Milo's foster home is hopeful that summer will bring a bit more time to spend specifically with him and have even better progress reports soon.
More Updates coming soon!
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