While visiting Sri Lanka for a few months, a woman named Sam happened to spot an abandoned puppy hanging out on the beach and that puppy ended up changing her life forever.
Sam and her ex-partner saw the 6-week-old pooch sitting in a sun chair all alone. The little dog didn’t have a mother or an owner – she was on her own.
Sam and her partner at the time didn’t want to leave the dog to fend for herself, so they made a decision that would change their lives.
Sam explained to The Dodo, “My ex at the time, he was like, ‘We’re going to take her,” and I was like, ‘Are you sure?’ Because I’ve never had a dog before.”
In the end, they picked up the sweet little puppy, who they named Sandy, and decided to foster her. Sam quickly fell in love with Sandy and realized she couldn’t picture her life without the sweet dog. But considering Sam was on vacation in Sri Lanka, things got a little complicated.
Sam had never owned a dog before and had definitely never traveled with a dog! However, she decided that Sandy would be worth the effort and when Sam left Sri Lanka and went on to Kosovo, she took Sandy along with her.
That was over two years ago now and the duo has since traveled to Albania, Serbia, Mexico, and beyond!
Sandy never leaves Sam’s side and that’s just how they both want it to be.