How Tom and his trusty dog walked around the world, visiting 35 countries in 7 years

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Tom Turcich and his plucky Australian Shepherd, Savannah, spent seven years trekking around the globe. (PHOTO: Instagram/ TheDogWalk)
Tom Turcich and his plucky Australian Shepherd, Savannah, spent seven years trekking around the globe. (PHOTO: Instagram/ TheDogWalk)

When he decided to take a walk around the world, he wanted someone at his side. And when he stepped into an animal shelter in Texas in the US and saw Savannah, an Australian Shepherd puppy who’d been abandoned on the side of a highway, he knew he had his travel pal. 

“She was helpless and that endeared her to me,” Tom Turcich says. 

But Savannah was anything but helpless as she and Tom trekked around the globe. Now seven years, six continents and 46 000 kilometres later, Tom and his dog are back home – and she has the distinction of being the first dog to successfully walk around the world. 

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