Dog: Milo (Russian Mouse Hound) – L.A., CA

Pet dog: Milo - Russian Mouse Hound

Dog: Milo (Russian Mouse Hound) – (Jan 2003 – Mar 14, 2019)

We adopted Milo in January 2006 from a dog rescue group who had rescued him from city animal center in San Diego California.  Milo lived with us in our three homes in Brentwood and he never strayed.

Milo brought much love and joy and companionship to our family, Rob Jacobs & Ann Gentry and our two beautiful children, Halle (who chose Milo from a group of rescue dogs) and Walker, who cherished him  as his “cutie baby.”

In Milo’s youth he loved to chase squirrels and rabbits and be chased around the yard with a rope in his mouth, then tug of war with that rope, never giving up possession.

Milo barked at leaf blowers and garbage trucks, people in uniforms and most any other animal who’s scent crossed his path.

When asked what breed he is I often teased people that he is a “Russian Mouse Hound.”  Said with enough conviction, people fell for it.   But our best guess is that Milo was a mix of Carin Terrier and Dashed Hound.     He weighed 17 pounds, had brown & black wire hair with a soft under coat.

Milo was a great car dog in his youth, riding perched up on the center console watching the scenery and taking in the scents. 

Most of all Milo was a real “chick magnet.”  Women and girls we’re smitten with him.

My favorite times with Milo were tucking Halle and Walker into bed and finding Milo snuggled up under their covers.   He was good at licking Walker’s face in the morning when I needed to wake him up.


  1. “There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings or walked its rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts with full knowledge that they will be broken seems incomprehensible. Only we know how small a price we pay for what we receive; our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.”
    – Suzanne Clothier

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