Rescue dog travels America with terminally ill owner
Trevor DeHaas set off from Pennsylvania on February 23 to travel the US, taking his trusty Catahoula Leopard dog Kahlua with him.
According to the Daily Mail, Kahlua, who is two-and-a-half years old, has already climbed Colorado's Raspberry Mountain, paddleboarded through Utah's Glen Canyon and visited the lowest point in North America, at California's Badwater Basin.
DeHaas is documenting their trip via Instagram and his website. He decided to quit his job and hit the road with Kahlua after finding out his incurable kidney disease was deteriorating, according to the Daily Mail. He is making the most of the time he has, taking his best friend with him.
Today was one of the most life changings days of my life! Kahlúa and I started our cross country road trip! Trading my cubicle for my camera will be either the smartest or dumbest thing I've ever done. We'll be living in hotels and out of my Ford Escape for the next few weeks....or months....or years! Once I can get reliable wifi I'll making my blog go live and you can find out more about why I'm taking this trip! (It's not all fun and games) P.S. Add me on snapchat to follow our adventures behind the scenes! . 👻=trev4president (apparently you can't change your snapchat name) #testedtough #OmniTen #ExploreDreamDiscover
The amateur photographer is using savings to fund his trips, and hopes to make some extra money from selling his photos.
DeHaas told the Daily Mail: 'It's been one heck of an adventure. Kahlua's done more travelling than most humans I know and we've only just started to scratch the surface.
'I may be biased but I think she is the perfect adventure dog. She's always down to join me and every new escapade brings us closer together.
'She inspires me to live life to the fullest. It became a goal of mine to try and give her the most exciting life possible.
'I had never been someone to hike a mountain but Kahlua's love to be outside rubbed off on me and now I can't imagine not being outdoors.'