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.
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.
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.
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.
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.