By Melissa Chan
January 4, 2016

A Pennsylvania man is helping his dying dog complete a lengthy bucket list after learning the beloved pooch was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Todd Burchanowski, 36, decided to take his 8-year-old beagle poodle mix Reyes on one final adventure before she succumbs to lymphoma in a few months, ABC News reports. The 36-year-old high school teacher from Franklin, PA found out the devastating news shortly after Thanksgiving.

“I was absolutely devastated,” he told ABC. “I love her to death and she’s my best friend. I count on her for a lot of things, not just companionship. To hear she’s not going to be around, that really took a toll on me.”

Reyes has crossed off several events off the 81-item bucket list, including visiting Niagara Falls, kissing a crayfish, taking a bubble bath, helping a local news station deliver a weather forecast and driving through a car wash.

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