This Man Spent His Last Penny Traveling Across The Country Just To Adopt A Puppy!Ashley Maisano
Joel Carpenter, 23, was on Petfinder, a pet adoption site, when he first laid eyes on Sadie, a Collie-Husky mix. It was love at first site and he knew he had to adopt this puppy, even if it meant spending every last penny…literally!
So, Carpenter set off on his 1,500-mile flight from his home in Portland, Maine to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to rescue the adorable pup. The only problem is, he only had enough money to afford a one-way ticket.
With the help of Inside Edition, Sadie was able to get her shots at the vet and was given a new carrier. But they still had a lot more to overcome.
Carpenter told Inside Edition, “I just had faith it was gonna work out.”
He started a GoFundMe campaign, and managed to get rides and places to sleep off Craigslist, but was still 800 miles away from home when he reached Detroit. It was at that point that Carpenter and Sadie were gifted with a plane ticket to get them safely back home.
That’s karma at it’s finest! The love some people have for animals is so incredibly heart warming!!