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Poh the Dog

Loving dog owner takes his dying best friend on a bucket list road trip

You've been a good boy, Poh. A good, good boy.


Feliks Garcia


Posted on May 28, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 5:47 pm CDT

I rarely cry. This isn’t some macho declaration; it’s just not really in my wiring to cry that much. But when I heard about Poh the Dog, let’s just say I’m glad I stocked up on tissues from Costco this weekend.

Poh doesn’t have much time left. He was diagnosed with a terminal illness earlier this year, and his owner, Thomas Neil Rodriguez from New York City, has been taking him on a “bucket list” tour of the country. It’s all captured on Instagram in its full tragic, beautiful glory.

Not a lot of pet owners have the privilege of anticipating their furry friend’s departure. But Rodriguez has made the best out of Poh’s final days, creating something beautiful that is sure to put a smile on millions of people’s faces.

Happy trails, Poh.

Follow Poh’s adventure on Instagram at @pohthedogsbigadventure.

H/T ABC News | Photo via pohthedogsbigadventure/Instagram

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*First Published: May 28, 2015, 1:54 pm CDT