Who is Mylo?
By Patricia Kruger, Director, The Mylo Foundation
Mylo was rescued from the Santa Rosa Shelter. He was just a little puppy then but was still facing death. At that time the shelter used the gas chamber. I was only 12 and was volunteering.
I waited day after day with Mylo for someone, anyone to come help him. No one ever came. Then the day came for him to be killed. I just could not let that happen, so I took him home.
The agreement with my mom was, I had to take care of him. I thought that would be easy, but it wasn’t.
For the first couple of days, night after night he would cry. I was just a kid and I was exhausted but I knew I had to take care of him or he would die.
Mylo was with me for 16 years. We did everything together. He was truly my best friend. He died in 1999 of old age.
At the time I really did not know how I could live without seeing him everyday. But slowly I let go and found more “Mylos” who just needed someone willing to sit with them through the first couple of nights and encourage them to let go and trust.
This is why I started The Mylo Foundation.