Poh, the handsome and loving 15-year-old dog who can claim 110,000 fans on social media, visited the SPCA Suncoast in New Port Richey, Florida, on Wednesday. Poh was diagnosed by his veterinarian with an inoperable stomach tumor in February, and was thought to only have a few months left, at most. He and his humans, Thomas Neil Rodriguez, known as "DJ", and DJ's fiance', made the decision at that time to take Poh on a cross-country adventure.
And they have been on the road ever since, journeying from coast to coast. From the streets of New York City to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and everywhere in-between, they've made friends and won hearts across the country. DJ says he has enjoyed his own moment in the limelight before this, but admits that Poh's celebrity, in a very short time, has now eclipsed his own.
Knowing he had so many fans, DJ and Poh wanted to raise awareness of the many animals in shelters, which prompted their visit to the SPCA Florida shelter this week. The shelter was so excited, posting on their Facebook page, "Just a reminder that Poh and family will be here at 12pm TODAY!!!! We are inviting the entire community to come out and welcome Poh and his incredible family to our town!!"