Sometimes pets come into our lives in the most unexpected ways at the most unexpected times. That was the case for one couple, who found a dog while on vacation — and the pup was eager to make them his new family.
According to SWNS, Martina Russo, from Milan, Italy, and her partner Fil were driving through the Spanish countryside when they noticed a local was following them.
It was a tiny puppy, who seemed very eager to catch up with them: “We thought it was just a game,” Martina told SWNS, “but soon realized something wasn’t right because she was running fast and would not stop.”
Sensing that the dog was in real need of help, they stopped the car to give her some water — and the pup soon became attached.
“We… took her to the nearest village to ask if someone had lost her, but no one had ever seen her before,” they wrote on Instagram. “We are in the middle of nowhere, no houses or other human life in a long range.”
“On the way back we put her back where we found her, thinking she might know to walk back, but she followed us again until we got to the van.”
The dog just kept following their car, and the couple realized that the dog might have been abandoned in the countryside.
“We took her to the vet the next day, and turns out she was not chipped, not spayed, female, about one-year-old, fur very overgrown and full of gunk around the eyes,” Martina told SWNS.
They continued to search for the puppy’s owner, but after looking around the area and posting on social media, no one came forward.
After a few weeks, they concluded that the dog had no family — and decided to adopt the dog themselves!
The dog, now named Moxie, is now a beloved part of Martina and Fil’s family.
“She’s very sweet and funny, very playful, loves our cats — to be fair, she loves everything and everyone!” Martina said. “We love taking her on adventures, and she makes us laugh every day.”