Lonely Planet Writer

This woman adopted a stray dog in Argentina and brought him home to Germany

In a heartwarming tale of puppy love, a German flight attendant has adopted a stray dog who became devoted to her when she was kind to him in Argentina. Olivia Sievers came across the dog she named Rubio earlier this year while she was walking around Buenos Aires near her hotel. She stopped to play with him and gave him some food, and that small act of kindness sparked a devotion in Rubio that would melt even the hardest heart.

Olivia Sievers adopted Rubio and brought him home to Germany. Image: xx
Olivia Sievers adopted Rubio and brought him home to Germany. Image: Mascotas Puerto Madero Adopciones Responsables

Rubio followed her back to her hotel after that and slept outside its doors every evening. Olivia gave him an airline blanket to keep him warm at night, and every time she returned to Buenos Aires for work over the next six months, the devoted dog would be there waiting for her outside the hotel.

Olivia Sievers adopted Rubio and brought him home to Germany. Image: Mascotas Puerto Madero Adopciones Responsables
Olivia Sievers adopted Rubio and brought him home to Germany. Image: Mascotas Puerto Madero Adopciones Responsables

The kind-hearted flight attendant made arrangements with a rescue group to place Rubio with a loving family, but he ran away and resumed his loyal wait outside the hotel for the woman he had fallen in love with. At that point Olivia decided to reward Rubio’s unwavering loyalty by adopting him, and she took him home with her to Germany last week.

Olivia Sievers adopted Rubio and brought him home to Germany. Image: Mascotas Puerto Madero Adopciones Responsables
Olivia Sievers adopted Rubio and brought him home to Germany. Image: Mascotas Puerto Madero Adopciones Responsables

Rubio flew to Frankfurt and was processed through the Lufthansa Animal Lounge. The photos Olivia has shared since he arrived show the former street dog visiting a lake, going for walks with her other dogs and loving the new life and second chance that he has been given.