Rescue Dog is First to Climb to Mount Everest

Rupee joined his master Joanne Lefson on the world's highest peak.
2:03 | 11/13/13

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Now, we share with you the remarkable story of the dog who hit bottom. Abandoned in a dump. He was rescued. Now, he's on top of the world. Take a look. It is the ultimate underdog tail. Rupee, a once-abandoned pup, making canine history. Becoming the first dog to climb mt. Everest. His owner, joanne, by his side. But he wasn't always on top of the world. She found him in rough shape, just a few months ago. Abandoned in this dump. I was in the himalayan area in northern india. This little pup came charges towards me. Reporter: Starving, dehydrated and near death, rupee fell into her lap. She nursed him back to help. And decided to bring rupee along or her climb. As her slumdog mountaineer. It was amazing to watch rupeee, amazing, you know, mt. Everest trekking, superdog. He took the lead on most days. We were kind of dragging up, you know, behind him. Reporter: It turns out rupee was following in distinguished paw prints. You may remember lefson on "gma" last year, after her dog became the first ever to travel around the world. We just arrived from south africa. Reporter: Lefson planned to do the climb with oscar. But sadly, he passed away. Just a few months later, she found rupee. It was a wonderful, spiritual, amazing experience. And obviously, in oscar's honor. Reporter: A furry friend who has taken joanne's love for adventure, to incredible heights. And he continues the journey in honor of oscar. Yes. Just another reason why to adopt. Yes, indeed. Rescue. Rescue those pups. Indeed. Look how far he came. It's amazing. Beautiful to see.

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