Animal-loving couple Céline Lemarchand and Aurélien Thiebaut from Paris, France, wished to travel the world however couldn’t bear to go away their treasured pet behind. So, the answer was easy; deliver their two-year-old Akita Inu, Yuuka with them on their world travels.
“We think having a dog is a responsibility, leaving for several months without Yuuka was unthinkable. First of all, because we would miss her too much as she is like a member of the family, and we could not impose our dog for nine months on our family or friends,” explains Aurélien.
The couple initially deliberate to go to the Oceanic continent together with Australia and New Zealand however have been postpone by the climate and sophisticated paperwork for Yuuka. South America took their consideration as a substitute they usually defined how Yuuka is far happier travelling than she was residing in Paris. “When we lived in Paris, she was in a 45-square-metre flat and her daily walks were on sidewalks or in parks on weekends,” stated Céline. “So even if it’s a dog that does not ask for a lot of exercises, she can only be happier with her new adventurous life.”
So far they have visited Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. They continued their journey to Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, the United States and eventually Canada.
“Our initial project was to do only South America for six months, but we arrived in Colombia we chose to cross the Cape Derien and continue to Central America and North America,” stated Aurélien.
“Thanks to this trip, we can show people who thought we were crazy that it is possible to travel with a dog in America. We think, she is really happy to discover new landscapes, new smells and more than anything to discover new animals. She is passionate about iguanas and monkeys.”
People known as the couple loopy for eager to deliver their canine on such an journey however Aurélien hopes they’ll present it’s attainable. “We really hope our adventure inspires others,” he stated. “We assume that folks might must assume slightly extra about bringing their pets with them as a result of it’s with us that our canines are the happiest.
“But for some countries, it’s impossible to get them so fortunately there are kennels. The most important thing is to find a solution and not abandon them to go on vacation.”