Man takes his terminally ill dog on one last hike by pushing him in wheelbarrow

As pets age, they may find it more difficult to move around. Old age and illness can make mobility difficult for older dogs.

But it’s also the time when you want to make your pet’s days extra special: Knowing you may not have much more time left, you want to let them see the world and make memories with them. And some owners find special ways to help their older dogs get around.

As a man, who found a unique way to take his dying dog on one last unforgettable journey.


Carlos Fresco went everywhere with Monty, his 10-year-old labradoodle. The dog would accompany him on countless walks and hikes. But after Monty was diagnosed with leukemia, he knew the dog’s days were numbered.

“I knew Monty was dying because his cancer had come back,” Carlos told SWNS. “He was diagnosed 18 months ago and responded very well to chemotherapy. But unfortunately his leukemia came back eight weeks ago and declined very quickly.”

But Carlos still wanted to have a big adventure with Monty, taking him to one of his favorite places to walk: the Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, in Wales.

But while Monty was no stranger to walks, his deteriorating health made it more difficult to get around. Carlos was worried that his dog might not make it to the top.

So he improvised. He helped his friend up the hill…in a wheelbarrow!

Together, they climbed the hill. The wheelbarrow caught the attention of many fellow hikers. Carlos says many “shed a tear” and expressed sympathy when they learned of Monty’s plight, even offering to help him up the hill.

“That little guy touched so many lives,” Carlos told SWNS. “He brought a smile to everyone he came in contact with and took a moment to reflect on how sometimes life isn’t that bad.”

He also says that Monty loved all the fuss and attention on his adventure.

It turned out to be the dog’s final journey: Monty passed away on June 21.

While no doubt saddened by the loss of his dog, Carlos was grateful for their unforgettable final journey together, and thanked everyone touched by his story for his sympathy.

“He was really a special boy. God bless you and good night my friend.

Rest in peace Monty. We are so glad that he had one last fling with his loving owner.

He shares this beautiful story with someone who loves dogs.