While on vacation in Greece, 25-year-old Georgia Bradley from Plymouth University in England was approached by 2 men on a secluded stretch of a beach.
After deciding to leave the comfort of the apartment she was staying at on the island of Crete, this evening stroll turned unnerving when she suddenly felt unsafe in this island paradise.
She recalls being asked to join the 2 men for drinks, but after she refused she knew she was in trouble.
After rejecting their offer, the men got aggressive and grabbed her arm. Georgia's worst fears unfolded when she realized that there was no one around to help her escape the empty beach.
"Then one of them grabbed me on the arm and I didn't know what was going to happen. I was on my own and it was a very scary and difficult situation," she said.
Find out who came to her rescue on the next page.
Out of no where, a dog jumped in between her and the 2 men. The dog started barking frantically bringing attention to the situation. That's when the men made a run for it.
Georgia used this opportunity to run in the opposite direction and head to a public place where she could find her friends get help.
With all the excitement Georgia didn't notice that the dog had followed her home.
She took a moment to show her appreciation and give her thanks to the furry hero.
"She saved me. She must have noticed something was wrong ... We had an instant bond," Georgia said.
Their bond was so strong that when it came time for Georgia to head back to England, the dog came running behind the car as she and her friends left for the airport.
Once she was back at home, Georgia couldn't stop thinking of her new friend. That's when she decided 2 weeks later, to fly back to Crete and see if she could spot the stray dog again.
"When I got home I couldn't stop thinking about her so I took the soonest flight back out that I could, which was two weeks later," she said.
Once she found her, she proceeded to adopt her officially and bring her back to her home in England!
After having her microchipped, de-wormed and given a rabies shot, she was given a pet passport. The stray dog was now ready to go on her international journey after she spent 21 days in quarantine in a boarding kennel.
When Georgia returned to Crete for the third time to collect her new pet, the kennel owner told her that her dog was pregnant!
The dog, now named Pepper, gave birth to six puppies a week after arriving into the UK.
"It has been such a crazy journey. But I am over the moon. Pepper has settled in brilliantly," Georgia said.