Labrador Who Road-Tripped The U.S. In Best-Selling “Travels With Casey” Passes Away

At nine years old, Labrador mix Casey and his human Benoit Denizet-Lewis set out to tour the U.S. in a rented RV—and get an intimate look at people’s relationships with their dogs along the way.

We are saddened to report that on May 15, Labrador Casey passed away at thirteen years old.

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In the country with the highest dog ownership rates, there was no shortage of interesting tales to tell and adventures to be had on the road. And after many months with his New York Times Magazine writer human, Casey was witness to all kinds of quirky people and their pups.


The pair met a cast of homeless teenagers and their best canine friends in Washington, enjoyed the dog parks of Manhattan, did some dock-jumping in Florida, and even stayed in the Beagle-shaped bed and breakfast in Idaho—all of it documented in the best-selling book, Travels With Casey.

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Casey made friends with a lot of wonderful people and their equally amazing dogs, and was “surrounded by some of his favorite humans” until the very end. Denizet-Lewis posted the following on the Travels With Casey Facebook page this morning:


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