While Georgia Bradley was vacationing in Crete, Greece, a stray dog rescued her from a scary encounter. As a way of saying thank the animal, Bradley adopted the dog and gave her a forever home.

Bradley, a 25-year-old student from Plymouth University in England was approached by two men while she was on a secluded beach. The men offered her to go for a drink. But when she refused, one of the men grabbed her on the arm. The dog jumped in and barked at the men, who immediately run away, reported South West News Service.

“She saved me. She must have noticed something was wrong," Bradley said, according to the Plymouth Herald. "When I went back to the apartment she followed me and finally let us stroke her," she added. "We had an instant bond. When we left to go to the airport, we looked back and Pepper was running after the car. It was heartbreaking."

After two weeks, Bradley went back to Greece, traveling 6,000 miles to get the dog that saved her and named her Pepper. The dog was brought to a vet where she was microchipped, wormed with a rabies jab and given a pet passport.

Pepper, a Terrier Poodle Cross, spent 21 days in quarantine before she was allowed to travel to the U.K. By then she was pregnant and gave birth to six adorable puppies when they got home in Calstock, Cornwall, The Telegraph reported.

“It has been such a crazy journey. But I am over the moon. Pepper has settled in brilliantly,” Bradley said.