Minnesota Man Goes Above And Beyond To Reunite Dog With Terminally Ill Owner

A man did the impossible in order to help reunite a dog with its owner.


When the dog’s owner who is a terminally ill person had to travel to Washington state, but could not board the plane with her dog Bailey, because of health issues associated with its breed, she had to drop him off at a vet.


That’s when Minnesota man, Ryan Chukuske, a volunteer at “Spots Last Stop Canine Rescue” offered to drive the dog to Washington to reunite with its owner.

Chuckuske said he believed in being good to people, and they will be good to you. “I didn’t hesitate. I just think it was one of those things where everyone deserves good things to happen to them regardless of where you’re at in life, and especially maybe at the end of your life. So if having your dog with you is what is really important to and for you, then I am going to make that happen,” he said.


Chuckuske paid out of pocket for the gas, car rental, hotel, and a flight home and his wife started a GoFundMe to help cover some of the costs.

Verse of the Day

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)


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