Joel Carpenter, 23, saw a collie-husky mix on Petfinder.com, he knew he had to adopt her.
In between jobs, he spent $300 on a plane ticket to travel from Portland, ME to Minneapolis, MN to get her. Then he spent his last $175 to adopt her. The problem? He only had enough money for a one way ticket!
Struggling to get home, he tried hitchhiking across the U.S. and used Craigslist to find ride shares and places to sleep with Couchsurfing.com.