Meet the daredevil dog which loves jumping off CLIFFS with his adrenaline-junkie owner.
Chase Reinford, 24, goes sailing, dirt-biking and pilots planes with his puppy Paco, as well as base-jumping with him from 400ft.
The thrill-seeker rescued Paco after nearly running him over on a remote desert road, where he is believed to have been dumped.
He planned to take him to a shelter but the pair developed an instant bond and Chase, who was part-way through a US road-trip, couldn’t bear to leave him.
Now the duo explore the world together and are inseparable – so much so that Paco hates being left, even for a few minutes.
As a result, Chase lets Paco join him when he’s doing extreme sports and even made a special dog harness so he could go base-jumping.
Nail-biting footage shows Chase throwing himself off a cliff with Paco – a suspected chihuahua mix who is thought to be around a year old – in his arms.
The YouTube star of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who vlogs at his channel, Adrenaline Addiction, said: “Paco is definitely a thrill-seeker. He constantly wants adventure.
“When I first got him we would go out on the cliffs.
“He would watch me and my friends base jumping and rock climbing and he hated being left by himself – he always loves to go with.
“I could tell he was not content with just watching, so we were like, ‘How can we make this happen?’
“I rigged up a little doggy harness and tried to work up to it by having him watch us so it wouldn’t be a freaky situation.
“We started doing it and he seemed to enjoy it. He was very comfortable.
“Even the first jump when we were at the edge of the cliff he wasn’t freaking out or shaking or showing signs of nervousness.
“When I jumped he was like, ‘This is weird,’ but I don’t think it was fear. When he landed he was wagging his tail and acting like nothing had even happened.
“The second time he seemed to enjoy it way more. Now when I get his harness out he gets super excited.”
Chase added: “We have done three base jumps now, the highest from 400ft.
“I wouldn’t do anything that puts Paco in any sort of danger and I try to minimize the risk.
“I have someone with me when I’m base jumping with Paco who can assist me pulling my parachute which decreases the impact on your body.
“I would never want him to get hurt.”
Chase dreamed of being a pro snowboarder but was forced to ditch his career plan after suffering a serious injury in 2012.
He set off to travel the world around two years ago and picked up Paco in November 2017 while driving to Lake Powell, Arizona in his old yellow school bus.
Chase said: “There was nothing around and I was zoning out a little when this guy in front of me swerved.eds
“I saw Paco standing in the middle of the road and slammed on my brakes. I thought I was going to hit him – it was 60mph on the highway.
“I ended up stopping a couple of feet in front of him and could see he was freaked out so I got out, squatted and put my arm out.
“He was shaking but he came up to me and I grabbed him real quick.
“I don’t know how long he was out there for but my theory was that someone abandoned him in the middle of the desert.
“I got him on the bus and he was very timid in the beginning but I could tell he trusted me and knew I had saved him.
“He was shaken up for the first day or so but then he was a normal dog and we bonded real quick.
“I was going to take him to a shelter but that changed when I saw how awesome of a dog he is.
“We are perfect for each other.”
Chase and Paco are heading to Mexico later this month and Italy and Switzerland later this year.
Follow their adventure on Instagram @roadsidepaco or YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrUP38Gv4spk2rHoIxZmG3A
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