We adopted a perro vago a couple of months ago whilst on a trip down to Santa Cruz. We'd stayed in Hotel Casa de Campo a few times whilst on trips down to see properties and find a house for ourselves. On one of the first trips, our breakfast was almost stolen by a half-starved dog with a cute face and weird bat ears.
Next time we stayed, the same dog- looking a little better fed- jumped up and started hugging us. Upon asking Armando, the hotel owner, whose dog it was the answer was quick and succinct:
"Ok," we replied, "but we need you to keep hold of her until we move in August."
Bella, also known as Chola, has already seen the new house and has even started to learn what we expect of her when around us and other people. She appears to be quite a quick learner and training will hopefully be reasonably easy. It can be really hard to train an adult dog that has never had anyone trying to properly control it before.
Next week she'll be joined by two cats and in 3 weeks a little Border Collie puppy, Sasha. It'll be a tight fit.
We're going to be the crazy gringos who take their dogs for walks every day and pick up their crap.
I can't wait.