It’s a dog’s tale with a fairy tale ending.
Milo, a 10-month old lab-hound mix started out life in the Toronto Humane Society, one of many orphaned pups waiting for their forever home.
But instead, a turn of events thrust him into the spotlight as the star of a Thursday morning press conference at Durham Regional Police Headquarters in Whitby.
Two television stations aired the event live, while photographers waited to get the picture-perfect image.
Milos didn’t seem to mind being in the limelight because of the of tasty treats — on hand to ensure the dog’s best shot.
The pooch made headlines after he was kidnapped last week.
Milo’s mugshot appeared everywhere and with the help of social media, an arrest was made due to someone spotting the man in Pickering last Sunday. Christopher Rich, 31, was charged with theft, failure to comply with probation and possession of stolen property.
After this, the puppy’s life changed forever.
A female Durham Police officer (who wishes to remain anonymous) transported the dog from the crime scene — it was love at first sight, for she decided to adopt him.
“Nothing short of wonderful. Is extremely playful smart and confidant and has a loving personality. Even after eating one of my slippers and chewing his harnesses’, it’s okay because he has enriched our home with his presence.” stated the officer through Durham police spokesperson George Tudos.