What was supposed to be a relaxing beach vacation turned into an aggressive attack for Georgia Bradley, a 25-year-old tourist on the island of Crete. After being harassed by two men for a drink, they grabbed her forcefully. Ms. Bradley’s boyfriend was at a nearby cafe, leaving her unable to call for his help. Out of nowhere, a small, black dog that Ms. Bradley had seen wandering around the town barked at the men, scaring them off.
Since the attack, the British University student took to naming her canine savior, Pepper. Stunned by the experience, even as she left the area she found her mind invariably wandering back to the event and the dog that saved her. Finally, as her trip was nearing the end, the tourist adopts stray dog after several failed attempts to get local animal shelters involved.
The heartwarming story of Pepper following Ms. Bradley back to her apartment and wandering near Georgioupolis beach – where she was attacked – led her to fly back and keep her for good. Finding Pepper was not too easy as it took seven weeks to find her between flying back and actively looking for her.
Ms. Bradley’s adoption of Pepper was a long, costly process as the dog had to be confirmed as a stray and bringing her back to the UK, along with a pet passport. Pepper was microchipped – a process involving a microchip under the skin for identification – vaccinated for rabies and held for 21 days in quarantine.
After the attack and the adoption of Pepper, Ms. Bradley has stated that despite the hectic process and overwhelming experience, Pepper has settled in well. With an excellent example as Pepper, having a dog can make a wonderful companion as well as a brave protector. Contact Canine Commander for information on our obedience training to make your dog the ultimate protector.