A Month in Alaska

Karolyn first reached out to us while Allen, Aliy and 32 SP Kennel huskys were still trotting down the Iditarod Trail in March. Her e-mail said: "I have been interested in dog sledding for years, probably since I read "Call of the Wild" by Jack London."

Karolyn, like many folks following the race, saw the awesome bond that exists between husky and musher and wondered… maybe that's for me? But, she took the next step and dove in head first!

Karolyn and Aliy on a September ATV scouting adventure with Tig as a photo bomb.

Karolyn arrived at SP Kennel in early September for a month long immersion into the dog mushing world. As a young, recent college graduate a month in Alaska seemed like the perfect break.

So for the last month, she has donated her time and lots of efforts helping at SP Kennel: training dogs, building dog houses, weighing dogs, bull dozing the dog yard, doing endless kennel chores and of course… helping with new born puppies. She even held down the 'fort' when Aliy and Allen went to Sweden. We thank you Karolyn for your steady head, your dedication to our dogs and your happy presence.

The puppies will miss you!

Karolyn and Chipper during 'kennel weigh in day'; Mac gets some luvin'!