Mila Moo

Survivor Category Winner!

Mila Moo

Congratulations to Mila Moo – 2021  SuperDog Survivor Award Winner!

This is the story of my rescue Spanish Galgo,  Mila Moo!

From a certain death 5 years ago, to the Crufts carpet in 2019 & 2020 and after surviving a devasting blow to her head,  our little girl is a true survivor!  At the end of the annual hunting season (Sept ~ Feb) in Spain, Mila was discarded, like rubbish, with a huge open fracture to her entire head, inflicted on her by her hunter owner. She was just 8 months old.

Saved by two kind people out walking their own dog, Mila had crawled over to them & she was taken to a nearby refuge, covered in blood. Maria, who runs the refuge, says sadly she has seen some horrific injuries inflicted on dogs, but Mila’s injury was by far the worst she’d ever encountered. She was rushed to a local vet. The vet said he thought the injury was about 5 days old and her wound was also heavily infected.  She would not have survived another night.  With youth on her side, both Maria from the refuge and the vet wanted to give Mila a chance to live, and that, amazingly, is what our little fighter did! Her tenacity and her will to live was incredible!

Once she was well enough and fit to travel, Mila arrived in the UK in April 2016.  From day one we had followed her story shared on Facebook by Kerry Lawrence, Founder of Greyhound Protection (GP) and Candy Cane Rescues. We wanted to adopt her, give her a forever, safe home and through GP, who took her into their care in the UK, she joined our family on 15/4/16!  We are very hopeful that no neurological signs will arise in the future, but if they ever do, we will tackle any problems that come our way. Our vet is pretty confident she will be just fine though ❤️

Since arriving here with us, Mila’s outlook on life, seizing every opportunity that comes her way and just having fun, is nothing short of amazing. She LOVES everybody! Her achievements so far are outstanding. She has passed her Good Citizen Bronze Award, she loves to swim, she is fearless at agility and she loves to help at fundraising events, often drawing people over to us with her quirkiness & funny antics!

She stood side by side with me when I had a breast cancer scare three years ago. She helped me dispel the “what ifs” & the occasional panic attack when the reality of it caught me off guard.  She knows just how to take my mind off any worries, by making me laugh, acting the clown or simply dropping her head on my lap for a snuggle! It’s as if, she just knew what to do & what I needed at that worrying time! Thankfully I was given the all-clear. We are blessed and able to continue on with our journey together!

In 2018 at Marc Abraham’s PupAid, Primrose Hill, London, Mila Moo won the “Bravest Dog” award judged by Dave & Finn, (winners of Friends for Life & one of the BGT Finalists and nominated for a SuperDog Campaigner Award)  Mila then went on to win Best In Show. It was the most amazing, humbling day. We are so so incredibly proud of her!

During our day to day life together, Mila Moo has visited my friend’s young son who has a genuine fear of dogs & with her happy go lucky, friendly nature, she has helped him realise that dogs are actually ok! She also likes to say hi to the preschoolers on their dinner break & she adores them all, it’s heartwarming to see the children’s beaming faces as they stroke her or give her a treat!

Back in September 2020, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I decided there and then for the sake of our future (mine & Darrin my husband) and without a Shadow of a doubt, our dogs, I was going to kick it into remission! With the worry of an uncertain future health-wise, long walks with Mila Moo by my side was the order of the day & together we sent diabetes into remission! Losing 3 stone to boot!

We are hoping that this year we can apply for Mila to become a Therapy Dog too! After her Crufts visits, she proved to absolutely love the attention! She brought happiness & smiles to many a person that day! Mila is an amazing ambassador for her breed & lives happily with our 3 other Rescue Dogs!

She has an awesome sense of humour, making us laugh each & every day! Mila Moo really is our warrior princess & our bond is unbreakable 💖  and we march on, together, through this wonderful life ❤️

Thank you
Fay & Mila Moo McCallum

Category: Survivor

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Carolyn Fowkes
Carolyn Fowkes
7 months ago

Well done Mila Moo, you are so cute and adorable.

Julie Steve
Julie Steve
7 months ago

Mila Moo is a beautiful and friendly dog who had a terrible start in life. Despite this she loves people and other dogs. Our little pug Pablo looks up to her and she makes him feel welcome when he visits. She realy does deserve this award.

Franzi
Franzi
7 months ago

Just love Mila Moo. She is the most courageous hound, an inspiration to us all.

Ms Rosemary Mullen
Ms Rosemary Mullen
7 months ago

Mila Moo, you are the most amazing girl, you are sweet, sassy and so so loving, you are so brave, so smiley and are a total pleasure to meet. I remember you being so waggy so happy when we had the pleasure of meeting you at Rockingham. You are a total treasure and your loving family know this, which your first owner did not. Girly you fought a cruel fate and won a life of love and kindness. You are a diamond. In my book your are a total Super Dog! good luck in the awards.

Donna
Donna
7 months ago

Mila moo is a dog in a million, gobby,but gentle,as her mum says ,that bloody Galgo!! But she is a true surviver. Also gives the best kisses.

Lodge Catherine
Lodge Catherine
7 months ago

Mila Moo is an amazingly brave girl! After all she went through she picked herself up and battled to get better! Her family are brilliant and love her to bits and Mila loves them so much in return! She’s such a personality, so funny and so clever and her happiness shines through on her beautiful sweet face! A real survivor in my book! Mila Moo to win! 💗💞💕🌸🌺🌹

Wendy Bray
Wendy Bray
7 months ago

what a heart wrenching story such a brave sog who is full of love and so friendly. Well worthy winner rooting for you Mila Moo all the way.
So are Zara and Pheobe
x

Lorraine Bryan-Arnold
Lorraine Bryan-Arnold
7 months ago

The most wonderful dog so full of personality xx

Georgina
Georgina
7 months ago

Mila had a horrendous start but you know what – it helped that she has such a lovely couple of human slaves (and devoted canine siblings!). Well done to all of you

jacqueline southern
jacqueline southern
7 months ago

Such an amazing girl who gas such a zest for life and a true determination to live on.
We live you Mila ❤

Jill
Jill
7 months ago

Mila Moo simply couldn’t have landed her paws in a better pad! She would have found it hard to find more devired parents than Fay & Darrin – just “perfick”

Jo Sumner
Jo Sumner
7 months ago

Good luck lovely girl you so deserve this

Doherty Denise
Doherty Denise
7 months ago

Absolutely love this gorgeous girl. When I’m feeling down just the sight of her makes me smile.she has the best earth angel parents everrrr and she is the ORIGINAL pixar baby! Simply beautiful and so blessed after a very cruel sad start to life. She deserves to win and will always be a winner to me.

Sue Lloyd
Sue Lloyd
7 months ago

A touching story and worthy winner. Good luck.

Anji Carrier
Anji Carrier
7 months ago

Mila is a fantastic survivor, so brave and so bright and clever – her spirit and will to survive meant asking for help from humans, yet it was a wicked terrible human that tried to kill her. She is a fantastic dog and a great ambassador for the Galgos and the plight that they face in Spain all the time. Very Best of luck to this special girl, wonderful Mila Moo to win this! Love her. 💗🐾💗

Philomena Kavanagh
Philomena Kavanagh
7 months ago

Mila moo for the winner!!❤❤❤

Michou Godfrey
Michou Godfrey
7 months ago

One in a million!Mila Moo is such a special dog, she deserves recognition for all she brings to the people in her life, family, friends and strangers alike. She has done service to all and is such fun at the same time. One in a million!

Cutts Caroline
Cutts Caroline
7 months ago

Good luck beautiful x

Ginny Allan
Ginny Allan
7 months ago

Best wishes to Mila Moo and her indomitable spirit. A true survivor in every way.x

McGale Kathleen
McGale Kathleen
7 months ago

Good luck, MilaMoo, you a really special girl with a lovely family of dogs and humans.xxx

Jo knowles
Jo knowles
7 months ago

Good luck mila

Williams Joan
Williams Joan
7 months ago

Mila Moo is the sweetest, cheekiest, bravest little girl anyone could wish to meet,. She deserves any award forthcoming

William
William
7 months ago

Good Luck Mils Moo, you deserve everything life brings

Anne
Anne
7 months ago

Beautiful, happy girl. Living everyday and spreading joy.

Buchanan Bernice
Buchanan Bernice
7 months ago

Good luck Mila Moo. You melt my heart.

Ann
Ann
8 months ago

Good luck sweetheart. You deserve to win. Love you lots xx

Bronwen Catton
Bronwen Catton
8 months ago

Well done Mila Moo, good luck in the final sweetheart, you so deserve it after all the suffering you’ve been through.😍

Louise Walters
Louise Walters
8 months ago

She’s lovely and her appalling story is one of a true survivor and a great rescue system. Thank you for making her take public. Good luck!!!

Sue and Fern
Sue and Fern
8 months ago

Well done and good luck sweetheart xx

Joy
Joy
8 months ago

Huge congratulations beautiful girl. Fingers crossed for the final, go and smash it ❤❤❤

Ester
Ester
8 months ago

I follow the beautiful Mila since Maria rescued her and thanks to her amazing parents Fay and Darrin I got the chance to meet her in the UK, it was so moving to meet her in person.
She is always on my mind and her rescue has been such a wonderful miracle.
Mila stole my heart ❤️ Forever.
Love you Mila Moo❤️

Susan Phillips
Susan Phillips
8 months ago

Such a gorgeous girl!! You so deserve to be where you are. Good luck sweetheart ❤🐾🐾

Carol Cox
Carol Cox
8 months ago

Congratulations Mila Moo for making the final. Very much deserved. Wishing you lots of luck 🍀 in the final. xx

Rex Rita
Rex Rita
8 months ago

Congrats Mila!!! Good luck in the finals!!! You’re the best in my book!!!

Melanie Hurley
Melanie Hurley
8 months ago

Go girl! You’re a survivor alright! You’re already a winner in my book. Live the life you deserve beautiful girl xxx

Roddy
Roddy
8 months ago

Go for it Mila Moo! All the luck in the world, you can do this x

Kathy
Kathy
8 months ago

Good luck Miss Moo. Lovely lovely girlie x

Henson Gemma
Henson Gemma
8 months ago

Good luck miracle girl

Tina Ratcliffe
Tina Ratcliffe
8 months ago

Truly amazing Mila Moo!

Swain Jane
Swain Jane
8 months ago

Mila Moo a beautiful what a beautiful sweetheart 💞all what she has gone through this beautiful pup dog she could not have gone to a most loving couple, their dogs are their world and what ever it takes to get them through a loving life they will, she deserves to win ❤️

Pam Trivett
Pam Trivett
8 months ago

I will never forget those pictures of Mila Moo with a gaping hole in her skull.She is a survivor congratulations Mila Moo ❤️😘

Jane Heyman
Jane Heyman
8 months ago

Well done Mila Moo you are such an incredibly brave girl xx

Tracey Ison
Tracey Ison
8 months ago

Congratulations Mila and well deserved. You are a true survivor

Nicky Masterson
Nicky Masterson
8 months ago

Good luck Mila She deserves this. I saw her a week or two after you had adopted her and the scars were still very visible on her head. She had been through a horrific ordeal and how she had survived i will never know. However, she did and she is the friendliest and most loving dog anybody could wish for, if a little crazy and entertaining.

Harrison Joanna
Harrison Joanna
8 months ago

I’d like to offer my support for the bravest, sweetest and funniest of hounds. That she survived such appalling barbarity is a miracle in itself, but to also grow to be truly unaffected in manner and trust is a dream come true.

Ann Miller
Ann Miller
8 months ago

I fell in love with Mila Moo from the moment I first saw the photo of her horrific injuries. I’m lucky enough to have met this beautiful girl on numerous occasions, and she is so wonderful and full of life. This girl is a true survivor in every sense of the word. Mila your the best xxx

Wendy Halling
Wendy Halling
8 months ago

Good luck Mila Moo you so deserve to win

S L Hynes
S L Hynes
8 months ago

Good luck Mila Moo. An amazing dog who I have the pleasure of knowing. Always one to make you laugh and smile with her antics.

Dawn Waterson
Dawn Waterson
8 months ago

Well done Mila, for what you have been through, you are a beautiful soul and a loving girl. You so deserve to be in the final. Fingers crossed for you xx

Owst Nicola
Owst Nicola
8 months ago

Good luck sweet girl ❤️

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