Nikki Delventhal found her dog Camper while hiking in Albuquerque, New Mexico back in September of 2020. She and her mother were driving in a remote area looking for a trail when she noticed through her rearview mirror a dog chasing her car. Straight away Nikki knew she couldn't leave the sweet, adorable puppy in the middle of nowhere, so when she opened the door to her car, he jumped right into her lap.

Nikki shared that she was ready to adopt a dog but was waiting for the right moment, and that’s when Camper happened to find her. As of now Nikki Delventhal packed up her Prius Camper and hit the road, embracing homelessness and travel full-time.

Since moving into her car, Delventhal has been trying to make an income as an influencer through a quickly growing YouTube channel and social media presence. She shares all about life on the road with her dog and people can’t seem to get enough of seeing both Nikki and Camper adventuring together.

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meowoui
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2 months ago

Cute puppers & cute name

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Nikki spotted Camper on one of her many hiking trips. The hiking enthusiast loved the outdoors, so these trips weren’t a new thing for her. On that particular hiking trip, Nikkie was accompanied by her mom. Seeing Camper, they thought that the dog would go away, but after four miles of following them, they got the idea. This one wasn’t leaving them alone.

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Amery
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2 months ago

Cute pose! Hand positioning could've been better thought out .. but...past that, LOVE IT!

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meowoui
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2 months ago

Camper could smell a sucker from miles away, good kind of sucker though, I am a sucker as well when it comes to cats. May you both have a great happy life together with many fun trips.

The hiker and her mom immediately drove to the nearest animal shelter, and along the way, they asked people if any of them recognized Camper. None did, so they paid for the dog and the many medications and care he needed. Camper needed to rest and recover, so Nikki and her mom left him there.

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Lynne Stark
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2 months ago

He loves you

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Amery
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2 months ago

Where's your safety gear, Momma Nikki? << as spoken by Camper . . .

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However, the lady hiker couldn’t get Camper off of her mind, and just a few days later, she went back to the shelter and claimed him. Fortunately, the dog was more than thrilled to see Nikki, so she made a decision to adopt and bring him home.

Driving around remote trails to hike, Nikki favored this lifestyle, and Camper embraced it fully. He became a little trooper and Nikki’s very own guardian. Camper became Nikki’s shadow, and the two basked in each other’s presence and love. Nikki gave Camper his very first bone to munch on, and the dog was delighted.

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ggus44
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2 months ago

The dog's face 😂

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manon M
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2 months ago

beautiful ❤️❤️

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After all of that happened, Nikki explained that in a time when she could’ve been feeling down and out, she decided it was the perfect time to move into her car and see the US. In the end, she put all of her belongings in storage and set out with Camper.

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Amery
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2 months ago

"We all clean & pretty, mommy!!"

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Amery
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2 months ago

Camper saying: "C'mon, MOMMY HOOMAN, let's go 'adventuring!'" Love this scenery~

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Treessimontrees
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2 months ago

Definitely not an ad for that tent. Nope. Nothing to see here.

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Hugo A-niro
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2 months ago

This is fun mom

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Lolliegag
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1 month ago

Heart emoji

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Stacy S.
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2 months ago

Fav

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Amery
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2 months ago

Cute, but I prefer the more 'au naturel' shots; like you letting Camper down, and him splashing/splooshing water all over you!!!

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Hugo A-niro
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2 months ago

Me and mom together

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Amery
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2 months ago

BOOP!!!

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AppleDragon
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2 months ago

Where is that? I need to go there!

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Hugo A-niro
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2 months ago

Just carry me mom I will be ok

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Amery
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2 months ago

Camper won the smile contest !!!! (Sorry, Nikki!)

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Hugo A-niro
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2 months ago

Love the cuddles

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Treessimontrees
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2 months ago

Definitely not an ad for that beef jerky. Nope. Nothing to see here.

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