Bud Dog was a beloved pet and loyal companion who became a part of American history when he joined his owner Horatio Nelson Jackson on the first automobile trip across the United States in 1903. Bud Dog’s presence on the journey provided comfort and companionship to Jackson and his co-driver Sewall Crocker during their arduous and groundbreaking journey. Today, Bud Dog is remembered as a pioneer of automobile travel and a symbol of the enduring bond between humans and their furry friends.