For stray dogs living on the streets, life is never easy because they struggle in finding food and a safe place to sleep every single day. They must try to survive in the bad conditions of life without human care, so many dogs don’t last long. However, the dog in this story managed to survive for over 11 years on his own as a stray on the streets of Los Angeles.
Although life wasn’t always easy, the dog was happy and healthy. But as he got older, he began to slow down and couldn’t make it anymore. Even though he didn’t want to, he had to quit trying. So, he decided to wander the streets in hopes that someone would come to help him.
When he wandered onto a random porch, he curled up and took a nap. The woman who lived in the house walked outside and saw him sleeping on her porch. Thankfully, instead of kicking him off her porch, she took him home and named him Solovino, which is Spanish for “he came alone.”
After a few days, she contacted an organization called Rocket Dog Rescue to help him find a forever home. A few members of the rescue organization picked him up and flew him out to San Francisco for a better life.
At first, the organization had trouble finding the perfect home for Solovino, and they had to move him into a foster home. But thankfully, a woman named Carol Messina fell in love with the dog after she saw a picture of him online. So, Messina adopted him and shortened his name to Solo.