This is a story that has an amazingly happy ending. . .but it could have ended tragically for 25-year-old Georgia Bradley. She is a student from Plymouth University in London and was on vacation in Greece with her boyfriend.

They were staying in Crete and Georgia decided to take a stroll alone on a secluded beach. Two men approached her and tried to talk with her. There was definitely something about the men that was not quite right. They offered to take her someone and buy her a drink, but she refused. Georgia’s boyfriend was nowhere near her and there wasn’t anyone else there to help her.

When one of the men grabbed Georgia’s arm, she thought for sure this was going to turn out really bad. All of a sudden, a stray dog came charging toward her and planted herself beside Georgia, licking her hand and barking at the men until they left.


“She saved me,” Bradley said. “She must have noticed something was wrong. When I went back to the apartment she followed me and finally let us stroke her. We had an instant bond.”


Georgia named the dog, Pepper. They were inseperable for the rest of the vacation. But eventually, Bradley had to fly home to London.

“When we left to go to the airport,” Bradley said, “we looked back and Pepper was running after the car. It was heartbreaking.”

But Georgia could not get Pepper out of her mind. Two weeks later, she flew back to Crete. But what are the odds that she would ever find Pepper again? This was a stray dog without a collar or tags!

“It was a real risk because we may never have found her again,” Bradley said, “but when we saw Pepper on the beach, it was the best feeling ever.”

Bradley had to go through some massive red tape to actually adopt Pepper. She had to prove that she was a stray, keep her quarantined for 21 days in a kennel and get an official pet passport!

The whole process took Georgia 5 weeks, three trips to Greece covering about 6,000 miles to bring Pepper home. “It has been such a crazy journey,” Bradley said, “but I am over the moon. Pepper has settled in brilliantly.”

But the happy ending doesn’t end here. . .a week after Pepper landed in her new home, she gave birth to six puppies!


This Greek holiday ended with happiness in mythological proportions!