Samoa: street dog to supermodel🌸

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Samoa had been badly abused when she was found on the streets in Portugal; she had a fractured hip and broken ribs.

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Copyright: Paula Ribeiro

Thankfully she found salvation at Hostel Dogs and Cats in Torres Vedras, after being picked up by a kind stranger.

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It was here that her story and image were both posted on Facebook – and she was talent spotted!

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Samoa was adopted by Paula Ribeiro and her partner Ruben, a pair of photographers and serial pet rescuers.

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Samoa soon proved to be a natural in front of the camera. Paula uses her stunning images to promote dog rescue and fight breed stereotypes – Samoa is a proud Pit Bull mix.

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Paula has written Samoa’s incredible story in full in our new July issue, as Samoa is the latest recipient of our Good Dog Award. Order it here!

Copyright: Paula Ribeiro
Copyright: Paula Ribeiro

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