iditarod

  • The Iditarod Dog Race And The Bigger Conversation It Leads To

    The Iditarod Dog Race And The Bigger Conversation It Leads To

    Each year, the event stirs up controversy among those most passionate about man and woman's best friend.

  • A veterinarian’s sled dog experience

    A veterinarian’s sled dog experience

    by Dr. Patrick Mahaney Have you ever heard the call of the wild? Well, I did on a recent trip to Park City, Utah, during Sundance 2011. I had the great opportunity to experience the instinctual prowess of sled dogs. Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies, and similar mixes made up the members of this close knit […]

  • Iditarod dogs face unthinkable suffering — you can help

    Iditarod dogs face unthinkable suffering — you can help

    The 2011 Iditarod begins March 5. Like dog fighting, dog sled racing is not a sport in which an animal chooses to take part. The conditions are brutal – unbearable cold, grueling physical demands, sleep deprivation. Yet each year, about a thousand dogs are forced to train for and participate in Alaska’s Iditarod. And each […]