Luke Robinson and his two dogs, Hudson and Indiana, are almost half way through an epic 2,000-mile walk from Canada to Mexico to promote awareness about canine cancer.
The trio started walking May 10 at the Peace Arch State Park in Blaine, Washington at the Canadian border and aims to arrive in San Diego on Nov. 1. That’s six months of their incredible journey began. This week they made it to Coos Bay, Oregon. But according to KCBY local television, Hudson is sidelined for the next week or so due do a foot infection.
Robinson, who has been featured in People magazine, for his efforts to raise awareness about pet cancer. In 2006, he lost Malcolm, another Great Pyrenees companion to caner. Then, in 2008, Robinson and his two Great Pyrenees Hudson and Murphy, walked from Austin to Boston to honour the dog. In the final leg of the trek, Murphy had a snotty nose. It turned out to be cancer. Murphy died in 2011.
Robinson’s registered charity, The PuppyUp Foundation, is dedicated to research to find links between canine and human cancers. Robinson’s mother has also been touched by cancer.
“For four months we’ll be on this road,” he blogged as they hit the Pacific Coast Highway this week. “Longer than any other we’ve travelled and I’m just learning her secrets.”
The dogs are wearing Tagg GPS Pet Trackers so they can be followed along the way.