It is said that all it takes is the love of a dog to change someone’s life. Marina Piro knows all about that. The Italian woman is living the dream, traveling around in her van with her rescue dog, Odie. What makes this story even more special is that Piro customized the van to accommodate her road travels with her BFF, Odie, by her side.

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After purchasing a 2011 Renault Kangaroo, she spent the next two months ripping it apart and making it perfect. She added a bed, curtains, kitchenette, lighting, and even some houseplants.

Piro loves to travel, but she soon discovered many forms of transportation do not allow dogs. She would not leave her precious pooch behind, so this van was the perfect way to bring him along in customized comfort.

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On the duo’s Pam the Van Instagram account, she shows fellow dog lovers how to embrace the life you have and live with a happy heart.

“Grateful for my dog who loves me even when I’ve been feeding him porridge and beans for the past three days,” Piro recently wrote on Instagram.

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We look forward to all your adventures and where the roads take you and Odie. Happy travels!