The unintended victims of foreclosure

Real Estate Agent with Prominent Realty Group


Foreclosure effects a lot more than just the home owner.  

Last week we received a call from a luxury home builder in Las Vegas. Apparently, one of the homes in the subdivision that he built went into foreclosure. The resident that had lived there had six dogs originally. When she moved out (after letting the place fall apart), she took all of the little dogs with her and left Milo in the backyard. Milo was chained on a short chain, with no shelter from the hot sun and nothing to lay on. To say he was filthy is like saying that Las Vegas gets a little warm in the summer.

We managed to get the chain unattached from his neck and coaxed him into the van. Once he was free of the house, he started to warm up to us. After he got to our house, it was apparent that he was never allowed inside before.  Now, several days later, he is getting the hang of things and he enjoyed his bath immensely. As you can see, he cleans up rather well!

Milo is now on a waiting list to enter the Pups on Parole training program run by Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary.  He is an extremely lucky dog since he is  a BBD and was left for death by his prior owner. He gets along great with our other dogs and is a quick learner. If you are interested in adopting him or another dog in need of a good home, visit Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary. They also have wonderful cats looking for a home as well.


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Wayne McMullan
Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty - Belleville, ON
Quinte Real Estate
It amazes me that people can be so cruel. I'm glad to hear that there is a good chance for Milo to be adopted. Thanks.
Jun 17, 2007 01:19 PM #1
R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham
Bank of England (NMLS#418481) - Raleigh, NC
Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)

I agree with Wayne totally!


Bob Mitchell

ValueList Real Estate Services, Inc. 

Jun 17, 2007 01:39 PM #2
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Good for you in giving Milo a chance.  He sounds like a sweet dog, amazing that someone would just leave him like that.
Jun 17, 2007 01:59 PM #3
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production
This stuff stuns me....cruelty is cruelty.  Good luck to MILO......
Jun 17, 2007 02:19 PM #4
Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL

Jacqulyn - Milo will be waiting for you in the future when you cross over the Rainbow Bridge.  You are blessed with compassion.

Terry Haugen - STAGE it RIGHT!

Jun 17, 2007 02:20 PM #5
Matt Locke
Allstate Insurance - Alpharetta, GA
I used to do property inspections for banks during the foreclosure process.  It always amazed me to see the number of pets left behind.  It is good to hear that Milo was given a chance!  Matt Locke
Jun 17, 2007 02:27 PM #6
Cynthia Sloop
Community Association Manager - Indianapolis, IN
What a cute face!  I'm glad you were able to get to him before, well you know. 
Jun 17, 2007 02:34 PM #7
Rene Succa-Ruston
Good for you!  As a full-time agent and part-time volunteer for a dog rescue, I'm sadly, not suprised that people will abandon their pets.   It's actually against the law to abandon your pet on the street or in a home, in California.  Unfortunately, the uncertainty of their fate, after you file a police report, is too much for me to bear.  That's why I have had numerous furry house guests and several of my own!
Jun 18, 2007 09:25 AM #8
Louisa Kastendick
Prudential Americana Group, Realtors - Henderson, NV


 I'm in the process of building my website and I'm featuring adoptable pet from the City of Henderson animal shelter but I felt so bad for this little guy, if I wasn't restricted to 3 dogs (Thanks you city of Henderson) I'd offer the poor little guy a place here with our pack, Buddy loves having new friends to play with and Nanook just loves all dogs, Koda might have objected though!

I do have a past client in mind and I'm going to email your post to her and see if Milo is the pet she's looking for.  Failing that I was wondering if i could post a link on my brand spanking new website to your article and see if we can find poor little Milo a good home.

Hope he finds some nice forever home soon and Thanks for being so great and saving him, some people can be so cruel.

Jun 18, 2007 11:17 AM #9
Jacqulyn Richey
Prominent Realty Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate
Louisa, I sent you an email. A link to the post would be great. People can be cruel, that's for sure. Being an agent, you'll see all kinds of animal neglect sadly. What I find really bad is when the other agent hinders you in trying to allieviate the situation.
Jun 18, 2007 12:06 PM #10
Kelly Blake
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers - Lilburn, GA
Kelly Blake
So very sad. If only society would become more aware of their affect on these poor animals. It's sad to see people that can barely afford homes add to their financial woes by adding pets to their household, only to give them up because of their lack of education about the costs associated with animal care. People take this subject too lightly. What's even scarier is some of these same people neglect their children just as they neglect their pets.
Jun 18, 2007 02:41 PM #11
Lisa Pratali
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Oak Lawn, IL
What a shame,  some people are just really incapable of being humane. what a nice ending to such a terrible situation.  I'm sure he'll make someone happy. 
Jun 18, 2007 03:03 PM #12
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
God Bless you both for the way you look out for the fur babies of the world! What a beautiful face! I'd like to find that former owner and chain her up on a short leash in the hot sun and see how she likes it.
I'm so glad you are able to rescue and foster these animals. Please keep us updated on Milo! 
Jun 20, 2007 10:58 PM #13
Sun Lakes Realty Banning, CA
Sun Lakes Realty, Inc. - Banning, CA

It's great hear a success story. 

Do you have an update on Milo?

Aug 02, 2007 04:58 AM #14
Rebecca Chambliss
Vista Sotheby's International - Rolling Hills Estates, CA
I hope the person was reported.  Abandoning an animal like that is against the law.  Thanks for taking care of him.
Aug 02, 2007 05:12 AM #15
Jacqulyn Richey
Prominent Realty Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate
In most states, its not really even a crime. Hopefully the laws will change. Sadly, we discovered that Milo was ill and had to be put down.  He had a great time at our house, a nice steak (which I had to cook for him) on his last day. At least he isn't in pain any more. -Charles
Aug 02, 2007 10:52 AM #16
Sun Lakes Realty Banning, CA
Sun Lakes Realty, Inc. - Banning, CA

How unbeleivably sad!  Thanks for giving us the update.

Aug 03, 2007 03:56 AM #17
William Kincheloe
Kincheloe Inc. Appraisal Services - Las Vegas, NV
Happy to see good people are out there.
Aug 03, 2007 04:29 AM #18
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