Welcome!

We are Kait and John Seyal, and our dogs are Max, Grace, and Jenny. On March 1, 2012 we began our coast-to-coast walk in Lewes, Delaware. We walked 3,088 miles to raise awareness for pet therapy and animal rescue. On November 17, 2012, we walked into the Pacific Ocean, completing our journey in Long Beach, California.

Max and Grace were both adopted as adults from shelters, and we trained them ourselves to be certified Therapy Dogs. As we walked across our country, we stopped to volunteer at hospitals, nursing homes, children’s homes, veteran’s facilities, and anywhere else the unconditional love of a dog is needed.

Max and Grace are certified and insured therapy dogs through Pawsibilities Unleashed based in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Click here to read our story from the beginning.

Click here to jump to the first day of the walk.
The first few posts were pretty rough, but we promise they get better.

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10 Responses to Welcome!

  1. I happened to see you folks walking near Shenandoah the a couple mornings ago and wondered what you were up to. Traffic was too heavy to pull over for a chat, so I just kept on wondering… Your story was featured this morning on our local radio stations website (KMA.)

    What a wonderful thing you are doing! Thank you so much for raising awareness for adoption and for therapy dogs. Too many people do not understand how important therapy dogs are in our society.

    Have a safe journey!

  2. Jeanette says:

    Oh, I wish I knew I would have joined you when you started in Delaware. I’m located in MD and crossing America with my dog is one of my dreams!

    • Kait says:

      Hi Jeanette!
      You should go for it! And you don’t necessarily have to walk – there are 100 ways to cross the continent with your dog. Don’t be afraid to get creative! We would have loved to have you. I’m sorry we got in touch so late, but if you ever feel like taking a road trip, you know how to find us. Don’t ever give up. If it’s a dream, make it happen. I promise, it is possible. It has been the most incredible experience of my life and I will grow from it for the rest of my life. If there is anything we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Best feom the road.

  3. I love following your adventures across the country. I love seeing passion in the way you live your lives. Great inspiration for all of us!

  4. Katherine Milton says:

    Sending you huge love, encouragement, and hopefully a warm meal from time to time. I so wish that I were on the route to provide you a place to stay! I’m actually hoping to see you on the west coast at the end of the trek. I’m following your stories, and am so very very proud to watch you grow and change lives through your love. Be well. Stay strong.

  5. Sherri says:

    thanks for the phone call today(even though the reception sucked…lol) and great to hear that ya all are okay. will keep checkin the blog for updates to find out how ya all are doin. meetin ya all was one of the best things that happened to me this year and if ya all make it back this way, ya know ya got a place to chill…..hugs to ya all.
    woof woof…bark bark….(that’s lil angel sayin hi)

  6. Sherri says:

    p.s. tell slater next time he is through this way he needs to get ole brown dog’s toy ;)

  7. Sally says:

    I can’t get enough of the video :) You guys are infectious – in a good way!

  8. Max and Grace are beautiful dogs! So sweet!

  9. We Love Pets says:

    You guys rock!
    I’m staying tuned.

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