People and their dogs are setting out to make a difference in the world. Since we’re stationary for the next several weeks, we thought you might want to get your vicarious pet travel needs met with these ambitious folks!
Travels with Casey
Dog Walk Across America
The Seyal family – Kait, John, and their dogs, Grace and Max, are leaving in March to walk across the country. Starting in Lewes, DE and ending in San Francisco, CA, their goal is to raise awareness about pet therapy and animal rescue. Both Max and Grace were adopted as adults from their local rescue and have become experienced therapy dogs – so the group will be taking their show on the road at hospitals, schools, and nursing homes, along the way.
Kait and John are hoping to teach people about the amazing potential of rescue animals. John says, “Rescuing Max has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life, and we will spend the rest of our time together spreading our love to as many people as we can.”
The Seyals are looking for people to walk with them, host them for a night, and coordinate therapy visits along their route. You can follow their blog to track their progress or keep in touch on their Facebook page or on Twitter at @dogblogusa.
Hike for Heroes
We have also confirmed the rumor that our pals Troy Yocum, his wife, Mareike, and their dogs Emmie, Harley, and Charity will be taking off on March 1st to continue their fundraising efforts for military families who are struggling financially. Last year the group hiked 7,000 miles across America and raised nearly half a million dollars for their cause – but they say there’s still more to be done.
You can get all their latest news on their Facebook page. We’re hoping our paths cross and we get to meet up with them again this summer.