Special Sled Dogs

Springsteen’s “Born to Run” definitely wasn’t written about huskies, but it probably should have been. These arctic puppers are built to run in subzero temperatures and there’s nothing they enjoy more than an open, snowy field. There’s a reason why the Iditarod is the biggest competition the state has to offer.

But when these sled dogs get older and aren’t in prime shape any longer, where do they go? Many competitive teams don’t have the time or resources to take care of these older dogs. That’s where the Odaroloc Kennel comes in.

Credit: TC Wait

The Odaroloc Sled Dogs are a pack of pups from all walks of life. Some are former Iditarod competitors and others were rescued from shelters. Owner TC Wait accepts all different dogs with one thing in common: they want to run.

The Odaroloc owners spend half their time in Colorado, and the other half in Alaska. Currently, they have 18 dogs and 2 cats in their pack. They range in age, breed, and ability, but they all have that innate desire to get out there in the open fields.

What makes this pack so special is that it’s not based on competition or the need to win, it simply serves as a way to keep these pups happy and healthy. Thanks to people like TC Wait, these dogs have the opportunity to do what they were born to do and live out the rest of their lives in peace.

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Sarah Cookson

Writer/Dog Enthusiast living in New York City. Only goes to parties in hopes there will be a dog there to hang out with. Her resolutions for 2017 were to eat healthier and pet more pups. Bet you can guess which one she stuck with.