Dog almost killed for being ‘too aggressive’ finally finds new home

By Kit Vickery

A dog who was on the verge of being put down after being turned away from rescue centres for being too aggressive has found a loving new home.

Milo, a Jack Russell type, had his future thrown into uncertainty after a vet recommended putting the pooch to sleep due to his aggressiveness.

The pet had been taken to the vets by his previous owner for behavioural problems, after they noticed him snapping.

His family didn’t want to have Milo euthanised, as he hadn’t bitten anybody, and tried to find a rescue centre that would help him, but nowhere would take him.

Eventually, Milo was brought to Dogs4Rescue, where a behaviourist confirmed he had a common behavioural problem seen in Jack Russell Terriers that could be eased with training.

He spent two weeks at the rescue, working with the behaviourist before going to a new home on trial.

Julie, who’d already adopted a Jack Russell called Simon from Dogs4Rescue, took Milo in for a month to trial him in a new home.

The charity shared pictures of Milo in his new home on Twitter, along with his story.

They told TeamDogs : “Milo has been adopted and now lives with fur brother Simon.

“If his previous owners had listened to their vet he’d be dead now, a euthanasia recommendation for aggressiveness without even trying rehabilitation.

“Every rescue turned him away thinking he must be really bad.

“Milo hadn’t bit anyone and our behaviourist confirmed it was Jack Russell Terrier snappy behaviour and he could be worked with.

“He had a great two weeks with us here before going on trial with Julie who had adopted another JRT from us - Simon.

“Have a wonderful life Milo.

“We’re so pleased you’ve found a mum who loves you for who you are and can manage your quirks so you can live a rich and happy life.

“You were way too young to give up on.”

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Milo now has a permanent home with Julie and Simon, but Dogs4Rescue are always searching for new adopters in the Greater Manchester area.

New owner Julie said: “I’d like people to understand damaged or ‘dangerous’ dogs on the put to sleep list can end up being the most loving dogs with patience, understanding, love.

“Milo has so much personality. He makes me laugh daily and Simon is the best dog I've ever had.

“People need to not always expect perfect”

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