A tourist who fell in love with a homeless pooch in the Philippines has flown him home to Germany.
Emmy Karnot initially headed to Boracay for a six week holiday in July, but she was soon sniffed out by Buddy the mongrel, who at the time was only six weeks old.
Unable to leave the pup after forming a powerful bond, Karnot decided to stay for three more months in the country and officially start the adoption request for the sand-coloured dog.
Karnot first met Buddy when he was shown to her by a policeman, who told her that the six-week-old puppy had been born beneath a car
The duo soon became inseparable and Karnot started to introduce the sand-coloured pup to the beach, where he was taught to swim
Karnot is pictured holding the puppy, who she named Buddy because he became her travelling companion, as she helps him to swim
The inseparable pair first met when Karnot headed to Pukabeach to speak with officers about possibly holding a bonfire there for her upcoming birthday.
As she walked along the beach with a police officer from a local station she said that he stopped to show her two recently born puppies living beneath an old police car.
After playing with one of the dogs for half an hour, Karnot decided to go home. However the police officer then proceeded to pick up one of the puppies and hand him to the traveller as a 'birthday present'.
Karnot said that after seeing Buddy under the car, the police officer then picked him up and handed him to her as a 'birthday present'
Writing on Facebook, she said that her only concern was raising Buddy incorrectly, 'because I never had a dog before'
Since his adoption, Buddy has been learning to surf, met swans, celebrated Christmas and has even felt snow on his paws for the first time
Writing on Facebook, she said: 'He said to me "happy birthday" and my only thought was [what] if I do everything wrong, because I never had a dog before. [But I thought] if he stays with me, it's better than there. So I accepted his present and adopted Buddy, he was so small.'
Despite the process being 'complicated and expensive', the keen traveller said although at times she was tempted, she did not give up.
Since his adoption, Buddy has been learning to surf, met swans, celebrated Christmas and has even felt snow on his paws for the first time.
Despite the adoption process being 'complicated and expensive', the traveller said although at times she was tempted, she did not give up
Karnot shared her story on Facebook and it has since been liked more than 12,000 times and shared 3,800 times
Karnot said: 'With the help of my friends we arrived happily together six weeks ago in Germany. I couldn't leave him – I love this little guy'
Karnot shared her story on Facebook and it has since been liked more than 12,000 times and shared 3,800 times.
She added: 'It was so complicated and expensive to get all the papers he [needs] for Germany – sometimes I was so close to [giving] up.
'But with the help of my friends we arrived happily together six weeks ago in Germany. I couldn't leave him – I love this little guy so much.'
The keen traveller paid to stay an extra three months in the Philippines after spending six weeks with the young puppy
They formed a strong bond and are now living happily together back home in Germany, where Karnot said he is adjusting to the weather
Karnot met Buddy - pictured at home in Germany - after heading to Pukabeach to speak about possibly holding a bonfire for her birthday
Home is where the hund is: Since being adopted, Buddy the mongrel has experienced snow for the first time and celebrated Christmas with his new family
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