I wish Milo’s story had a happy ending but unfortunately it does not. Milo has passed away.
If you had the chance to meet Milo then you know how much love he had to give. He had such a positive impact on the Rochester community. Not only from the thousands of dollars he raised for non profits, but the smiles he brought to every single persons face that either watched him in action first hand, watched a video of him fetching bats or if you were lucky enough to meet “The Goodest Boy” you know he was truly one of a kind.
In 2019 when Milo and I got a call from Tim Doohan (promotions manager at the Red Wings) we were offered the opportunity to basically “try out” as Milo being a “Bat Dog”. At that first game in 2019, I can honestly say I never thought we would be so successful, doing so much good for the community even though that was always the goal.
From 2019 until now I honestly don’t know how many total bats Milo has fetched for the Red Wings. But what is more important is that I do know how many people Milo has loved. And that number is Every. Single. One.
Someday I will write a story on how Milo saved my life, gave so much love to so many people and made such a positive impact on a community all in one short lifetime but unfortunately now is not the time.
Milo The Bat Dogs legacy lives on through everyone. The shirts, hats, plush dolls and baseball cards. The story’s of how you and your family went to the ballpark to see a dog that fetch’s bats in order to raise money for non profits.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for everything over the years
Sam and Josh
*Any additional funds raised beyond the cost of his vet bills will be utlized to start a "Milo Foundation" for those in need. Further details will be shared once finalized.