Flight Attendant Adopts the Street Dog Who Never Stopped Waiting for Her

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Olivia Sievers, a flight attendant from Germany, often travels to Argentina for work.  She came across a street dog outside of the hotel she was staying at one time, and gave him a little love.  He didn’t forget her, and when she arrived at the hotel during her next trip, he was there waiting for her.  She knew they were meant to be together, and before long she made arrangements to bring him home with her for good.


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She came across the dog while walking around near her hotel in Buenos Aires.  Olivia gave him some food and played with him, but she had no idea that he had more in mind.

“I tried to change my way because I didn’t want [him to] follow me back to the hotel,” she told Noticiero Trece.  “But it was not possible. He always came back and followed me. I tried one hour, but he always watched me and followed me. He was really happy that somebody gave him attention.”




It seemed he had fallen in love, and made himself at home outside the entrance of the hotel.  So she called him Rubio, and put an airline blanket outside to him a little warmer at night.

When Olivia returned home, she didn’t believe she’d see Rubio again.  However, she was shocked to find him waiting right where she’d left him the next time she was in Buenos Aires.


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It would be creepy if a person was doing this, but with Rubio it was nothing less than charming.  In the months that followed, every time Olivia arrived at the hotel, her pining pup was waiting.

The hotel manager, Nick, informally took him in, but he needed a real home.  A rescue group had arranged for him to be adopted, but Rubio quickly escaped and made his way back to the hotel.


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Olivia could no longer avoid her fate, and she made plans to take him home, filling out all the necessary paperwork and taking him to the vet.  Last week he was transported to Germany, where this time, Olivia was waiting for him.

He’s very obviously thrilled to finally be home.


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23 thoughts on “Flight Attendant Adopts the Street Dog Who Never Stopped Waiting for Her”

  1. Contact “Cartagena Paws” on Facebook to see the good work being done for the street dogs in another South American city.

  2. This is probably one of the best stories i e read. How amazing for her to have this dog! Yes, of course its amazing for the dog, but really, how many people out there have truly witnessed a dog do this for a complete stranger? She is one lucky lady!

  3. Siempre a tu Lado La historia de Hachiko .. el siempre esperaba a su amo hasta el final de sus días. Olivia muchas gracias, se han encontrado dos corazones nobles para vivir una Gran Historia de Amor y Amistad!!, , mucha suerte con Rubio, que sea sanito y te regale muchos años de felicidad!!!

  4. I keep coming back to this site to start off my day for a good dog story. Never fails to bring a smile to my face.
    A home is not complete with out a bark & a tail that wags.

  5. what an amazing story, I pray so deeply to God for something like that to happen to me! After 16 years my son came to visit his mother from U.S. where he was born at, First day he said to me after he woke up: I’m here to make your life mizarable for 6 wks., And he has, to the point that as I write this I am hiding from him stranded in town going house to house trying to find some peace. He hates me so and sys everything that has happened to him in his 30 year of his life is because of my wrong doings. I wish I had a “dog” to defend me!

  6. Heart filled story! Brought happy tears to my eyes for the love between a woman and her best friend!


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