Dog Goes on Bucket List Adventure, Documents It on Instagram

After learning his dog didn’t have much longer to live, a New Yorker took him on trip of a lifetime.

Poh is a 15-year-old Mixed Breed dog from New York. He also has a terminal illness. After veterinarians informed pet parent Thomas Neil Rodriguez that Poh didn’t have much longer to live, he decided to take the dog on a bucket list road trip across the country.

“It was a great trip,” Rodriguez told ABC News. “I got to spend seven weeks with Poh. At first, I did not think he’d make it two weeks, but he did.”

Their road trip started March 6 and they covered 12,000 miles and visited 35 cities, ABC News reports. They stopped in several states, including Arizona, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas, with California being the ultimate destination.

“I initially wanted to get him to the Pacific ocean,” Rodriguez said, according to ABC News. “I have always wanted him to swim. He loved it, it was so healing for him. It was like he was five years younger. He was walking with a lot of energy.”

Rodriguez documented their trip on Instagram:


Poh in Brooklyn


Coney Island


Hoboken, New Jersey


San Diego, California


New Orleans




Las Vegas



For more photos of Poh’s big adventure, visit his Instagram page. The account now has over 14,000 followers and is full of positive comments.

If you were to take your dog on a bucket list adventure, where would you go?

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