Instead of ending up in New York, Bolt finds himself in San Fransokyo and uncovers a young boy who needs his help. Still upset with the loss of his brother, Hiro didn't pay much attention to Bolt, until he tried to save him from Yokai. Cass Hamada allowed Hiro to keep Bolt until they can find his owner. Their bond is a bit like Penny's bond with Bolt: a boy and his dog. Hiro can also form a close bond with Bolt, from the times he spend with Penny.