Former Street Dog Now Travels The World

From street dog to seasoned traveler, Spookie the German Shepherd is one lucky pup.

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Spookie in front of Amsterdam canal
A classic Spookie selfie in Amsterdam. Via princess_spookie/Instagram
Stephanie Brown

Spookie the German Shepherd was found roaming the streets as a stray when she was a puppy. Now she roams the world with her adoptive mom and dad.

Karina Higgs, of San Francisco, California, adopted Spookie at 8 weeks old after the abandoned puppy was picked up by animal rescuers, reports.

Now, at 5 years old, Spookie is a seasoned traveler.

Karina and her husband, Travis Higgs, whom she married in 2015, have taken Spookie on a number of adventures all throughout Europe, including Greece, England and many places in between. She’s also been to a number of cities stateside, such as: Seattle, Washington; New Orleans, Louisiana; and New York City. They post photos of their trips on Spookie’s Instagram page, @princess_spookie, which would give anyone wanderlust.

“Some of our friends have commented that Spookie travels more than they do and she’s seen more than they will in their lifetimes,” Karina told Express via Caters.

Spookie got her name because she was such a fearful puppy. Now she bravely explores ancient Roman ruins and Croatian villages.

“You can just tell from her face that she’s a really, really happy dog,” Karina told the news agency.

In 2016 alone, Spookie traveled to 30 cities and 12 countries. Here are some of the places Spookie the explorer has planted her paws.

1. Rome, Italy

I can see why this is one of the 7 wonders of the world 🖤 #princessspookie

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2. Paris, France

J'aime Paris! #princessspookie

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We didn’t know Spookie was an art aficionado.

3. Dubrovnik, Croatia

What are you waiting for we're under attack!!! Fire!!! 💣💣💣💥💥💥 #PrincessSpookie

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Dubrovnik serves as King’s Landing for the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” Is it just us, or does Spookie remind you of Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons?

4. Santorini, Greece

Oia 🇬🇷 so beautiful! #PrincessSpookie

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5. Barcelona, Spain

Welcome to España!

6. Seattle, Washington

The Space Needle is close to home but definitely out of this world.

7. London, England

Majestic!!! Tower Bridge in London 🇬🇧#PrincessSpookie

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From Golden Gate Bridge to London’s Tower Bridge, this dog sure does get around.

8. Mělník, Czech Republic

Can we play now? I love SNOW!! #princessspookie

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Spookie loves the snow and the Bohemian lifestyle.

9. Tuscany, Italy

How beautiful is this! Wine tasting in the chianti region of Tuscany! ❤️❤️🐾 👑#princess_spookie

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Spookie enjoys the wide open space, but we bet her owners prefer the wine.

10. New York, New York

Just enjoying Central Park! #princessSpookie

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Central Park is a dog’s playground.

11. Munich, Germany

Getting back to her German roots.

12. San Francisco, California

Home sweet home.

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