Finding the perfect pet can be a long and tiring process – but Bethy Campbell and her husband, Pasey Pettitt were willing to do anything to meet the cat of their dreams.

The couple, from Washington, were trawling adoption sites when they spotted a photo of Muffin; a ginger tabby cat who needed rescuing, but there was just one problem.

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He certainly not close to home. “And then I see he’s in Iowa,” Bethy explained, which is more than 1,700 miles away from their home.

Then the rescue group, Agape Fosters, sent another picture of Muffin, along with a message asking them if they were still interested.

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“Then we thought, this has to happen,” Campbell says. “It’s important enough. I feel that connection.”

The couple were approved for adoption, so the four day road trip to meet Muffin began.

Bethy and Pasey arrived at Agape founder Dianna Helmer’s home to find little Muffin waiting for them.

“He far exceeded our expectations,” Bethy said. “We just walked in and he was immediately so sweet. He just let us pet him and came right up to us.”

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Dianna had been looking for a home for Muffin as his first wonder could no longer look after him. She was so pleased to see the couple that she invited them to stay a little longer.

“They literally drove to get the cat,” Dianna explained. “That’s all they did. They didn’t have any relatives. They weren’t visiting anyone else.”

She prepared a spare room for the couple and their adorable new pet.

After spending the night together, the trip set off from Iowa to Spokane.

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“In the hotel last night, he came up to us, watched television with us and lay in the bed,” Campbell says. “He’s just a love bug.”

Now this is what we call love and dedication!