The family was vacationing in Cyprus when they encountered a scraggy homeless Beagle mix wandering aimlessly amidst the tourists. As the family approached the starving, scabby creature with some food, he immediately began bouncing all around them in excitement. Shocked at the stray’s remarkable friendliness, the family took him to their temporary home in the island.

 

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The family named the pooch Wilf and gave him a warm bed to sleep in. For the first few days, Wilf slept for hours on end, probably because he had never experienced this level of comfort on the streets. Soon, the family took him to a local clinic to get him some much needed medical attention. After some tests, the vet figured out that Wilf was severely abused at some point in the past.


The poor dog had a nasty gunshot wound behind his ear, while shards of shrapnel were still lodged around the scar. With Wilf’s generous smiles and loving demeanor, this horrifying discovery was difficult for the family to process, and they grew determined to give this furry sweetheart a good life.

 

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The family didn’t have any hesitations about taking Wilf back home with them, but they had no idea how to fly him to the UK. For the rest of the trip, they spent their time visiting local authorities to find a way to adopt Wilf. After an extremely strenuous procedure, they were finally able to arrange for the dog’s passport and transportation!

 

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Today, “Wilf Light” is one cheeky, pampered troublemaker in his precious forever home. He has literally gone from being a street pauper to someone who has a ridiculously large collection of soft toys! The family never thought they could handle keeping a dog because of their busy lifestyle, but their unconditional love for Wilf has undoubtedly moved mountains. What a heartwarming fairytale ending!

Click the video below to watch Wilf’s journey from the streets of Cyprus to his luxurious forever home in the UK.