Brandon McMillan announced that he would be leaving Lucky Dog in 2021, as he believes that he has completed his mission to showcase how he has managed to recuse many dogs.
Brandon McMillan took to Instagram in October 2020 to announce that he would be leaving CBS’ Lucky Dog. The host, who appeared on the show since its premiere in 2013, explained that he would be moving on from the series to focus on other forms of rescuing. He also expressed his gratitude for the opportunity and platform to help the animal community. Ultimately, his decision to leave the show was based on its success. He claimed that his mission was turned into a money-hungry entity, rather than what he had intended for the show to be.
He stated, “Seven years ago, I was approached by a production company that wanted to showcase my passion for saving dogs and training them for a purpose. As the years went on, big money started pouring into the show, which meant more cooks in the kitchen making decisions. This is where Hollywood can take a great idea and turn it into a money-driven business. When the fun gets taken out of a TV show then it’s no longer fun to show up.”
In January 2021, season eight debuted with a husband and wife team, Eric Wiese and Rashi Khanna Wiese, who took over Brandon’s hosting duties. He concluded his post by stating, “This was a serious show that saved the lives of hundreds of dogs. Mission accomplished. But this is not the end… it’s just the beginning. Where will my next adventure be? Who knows… but you’ll be with me on that journey too.”