Meet Oscar, the most cultured dog ever to have lived.
This Alsatian, Corgi, Cocker Spaniel, and Basset Hound mix has seen more of the world than you ever will in your lifetime. He has traversed the entire planet, putting his paws on foreign territory from China to Peru covering over 200.000 km.
Oscar was rescued in 2009 by Joanne Lefson from an animal shelter in Cape Town, South Africa, just a day before he was supposed to be euthanized.
Ever since then he and Joanne have been traveling the world to raise awareness for the more than 475 million homeless dogs worldwide. Joanne even sold her house to make Oscar’s World Woof Tour possible.
“Travel remains in our bloodstream, as does the case for dog adoption,” Joanne told the Daily Mail. “An estimated half a billion dogs on the planet are homeless. When they’re adopted, we’ll unbuckle our seat belts and put our paws up.”
During his trips, he set aside some quality sight-seeing time to sniff around the many wonders of the world including The Great wall of China, Angkor Wat, the Eiffel tower, the leaning tower of Pisa and Machu Picchu. He surely has an impressive collection of snapshots from around the world!
Traveling with this 4-kilo canine is definitely a lot easier than taking an elephant along on your travels like Mark Shand did.
In a twist of faith the globetrotting Oscar unfortunately died on the road in a car accident on January 11, 2013. We’re sure he’s enjoying new roving explorations on first class flights with caviar and champagne somewhere up in doggy heaven.