Puppy Paco had no idea that the day his owners abandoned him on a dusty road in Arizona would mark the beginning of a life-altering odyssey. The adrenaline junkie Chase Reinford saved him, and since then, parachuting has become one of his greatest accomplishments.
“I was going on a lake excursion, so I was going to Page, Arizona. The car in front of me suddenly swerved to avoid hitting anything after nearly an hour of driving on a largely quiet road. I was directly in front of Paco. I had to swerve and brake rapidly. I jumped out of my car and picked up him to save him from being hit.
Chase realized that he couldn’t leave the puppy there to face his fate and decided to look for his family, the intrepid Philadelphia YouTuber continued: “I sat there pondering what to do with it when I got it on my bus.” Chase pondered taking the dog to the vet or a shelter in Page when he was unable to find them, but Paco quickly earned Chase’s heart.
Chase was clear: “I had to acquire some food after I got to Page, so I had to stop at a grocery store. I started to buy materials for Paco the dog. Although Paco had no plans to change his mind about obtaining a puppy, their experience with Chase began as a result.
Because of our packed schedule, Chase recalled, “I made a deal with myself that I would look for his new place after the trip. We hiked, camped, fished, and leased a boat in addition to cliff jumping. Paco thought it was great! He followed me, which I think a puppy could never accomplish. His pure delight throughout the entire trip was priceless.