Oscar The Globetrotting Dog Visits More Than 30 Countries (PHOTOS)

PHOTOS: Oscar The Globetrotting Dog's Holiday Snaps

We're now in the unusual position of feeling both incredibly impressed with and extremely envious of a dog. The pooch in question? He's 10-year-old Oscar, who's been travelling the globe with his owner Joanne Lefson for the past three years.

Oscar and Joanne have now visited more than 30 countries in five continents, covering around 93,000 miles in total so far. Their latest adventures? A trip to the US, which included a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon and a jaunt across San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

In case you were wondering, the pair's travels have been funded by the sale of Joanne's house. Their aim is to raise awareness of the plight of unwanted dogs - a cause close to Joanne's heart since she rescued Oscar from a shelter in South Africa in 2009, just one day before he was due to be put down.

"Travel remains in our bloodstream, as does the case for dog adoption," Joanne told the Daily Mail. "An estimated half a billion dogs on the planet are homeless. When they're adopted, we'll unbuckle our seat belts and put our paws up."

You can find out more about Oscar's travels here. And see some of his favourite holiday snaps (so far) below:


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