Oklahoma firefighter and his dog to appear on new Amazon series 'The Pack,' hosted by Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn
An Oklahoma firefighter and his loyal dog will be among the teams featured on the upcoming Amazon Original series "The Pack."
Chisum Joe Johnson and his dog Kepo, of Cogar, will among the teams on the unscripted series, which resembles a sort of "Amazing Race" for canines and their humans.
Kepo joined Chisum’s family in 2017, according to a news release. Chisum initially got Kepo as a friend to his older dog, who has since passed, and a new friend for him. Chisum began to train Kepo as a tracking pup, and through that, they grew a close bond. Chisum didn’t realize how smart a dog could be until he befriended Kepo.
Chisum credits Kepo for keeping him grounded after a stressful day at the fire station. Johnson is a corporal with the El Reno Fire Department.
"The Pack" is a new global unscripted series that "celebrates the unrivaled bond between dogs and their human companions." The series is hosted by gold medalist Lindsey Vonn - the most decorated American ski racer in history and is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time - and her canine companion Lucy.
The series features 12 teams of dogs and their humans on an epic adventure across multiple continents.
At stake is a life-changing $750,000 for the winning duo and their charity, with $500,000 going to the winners and $250,000 for the animal charity of their choice. Additionally, "The Pack" donated $250,000 during filming to multiple charities and animal rescue organizations in each country, helping to pay it forward to dogs and those who love them around the world.
To win the monetary prize for themselves and their charity, the teams will have to depend on their understanding of one another’s strengths and weaknesses and prove to have the strongest bond in the pack. In each locale, the human and dog duos will face fun and exciting challenges, designed in concert with a team of accredited veterinarians and certified dog experts that also accompany the group on their exciting journey, making sure it is a positive experience for everyone.
The Amazon Original series "The Pack" will premiere Nov. 20 on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories.
Follow along with Chisum and Kepo and the rest of "The Pack" on social media here:
Facebook: The Pack Official Group HERE