New Jersey man taking dog on 5-year walk around the world

A New Jersey 20-something has embarked on an epic dog walk, trekking around the world with his four-legged best friend in tow.

Over a year ago, Tom Turcich, 27, adopted a “mange-ridden street pup” he named Savannah he found while traveling through the southern US, and the two have been inseparable ever since.

“She’s been on the olfactory adventure of a lifetime. We walk every mile together and with the right paperwork crossing borders with her has been a breeze,” he wrote on Reddit.

He left his Jersey home last April to embark on The World Walk, a “five-year, seven-continent trek,” and has already made it to South America, according to his Facebook page, where nearly 5,000 people are now following his journey.

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“Since leaving the States I’ve had a hell of an adventure,” he wrote during his second Reddit “Ask Me Anything” about the trip. “I’ve had to learn Spanish, climb the terrible mountains of Guatemala, sprint through the deserts of Honduras, and sleep in the Costa Rican rain forest.”

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