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Man Spends His Life Savings Flying 1,500 Miles To Adopt A Puppy Is Finally Home

By Karly Carpena
October 18, 2015

Joel Carpenter, 23, saw a collie-husky mix on Petfinder.com, he knew he had to adopt her.

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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!

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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.