Our Dogs

Our team currently has three dogs! Casey (red), who will be 14 in October 2020; Kelly (Isabella white), who turned 12 in June 2020; and Boo (gray) who turned 12 in July. Kelly and Boo arrived in September 2017 as 9 year olds. Boo is half sister to Casey--their mom was our beloved Sprite. 

Below are the links to the individual pages of all our dogs, past and present. We still need to add info about Kelly and Boo, shown here pulling a fat tire bike on the Montour trail in 2019 (photo by Emily Buerger of 4 Steady Paws Photography). 

Sprite

  • Born July 1, 2001 ~ Acquired Nov 2010 ~ Died September 29, 2017 (euthanized due to liver cancer at 16 yr, 3 mos)
  • Nicknames: Spritey, Power Steering
  • Gray and white, brown eyes, 45 pounds
  • Physically strong, supremely confident, affectionate, hungry!
  • Mother of Casey and Boo
Sprite

Casey

  • Born October 10, 2006 ~ Acquired September 2012
  • Nicknames: Wiggle Butt, Crazy Casey, Squeaky
  • Red and white, brown eyes, 40 pounds
  • Cute, very Fast, a little red version of her mother (Sprite)
Casey @ Donna Quante's  -- NW Iditarod 2012 Open House

  • Born: July 27th, 2005 ~ Acquired July 2013 ~ Died October 27, 2018 (euthanized due to seizures/brain tumor)
  • Nicknames: Bang Bang, Big Woo
  • White and grey piebald, 42 pounds
  • Sweet, wants to be with her people
  • The complete dog: lead sled dog, bombproof event dog, well-mannered house pet and all-around pleasant companion
NorthWapiti's Bang

Holly

  • Born March 13, 2002 ~ Acquired March 2009 ~ Died Apr 24, 2017 (euthanized due GDV and diminished quality of life)
  • Nicknames: Hol, Little One, Mother Hen, Holly-Wally, Little Woo
  • Gray and white, brown eyes, 38 pounds
  • Cute, FAST, nimble, empathetic, can be a complainer

Holly


Rubi CGC

  • Born approx 2003 ~ Acquired April 2005 ~ Died Apr 17, 2013 (euthanized due to suspected hemangiosarcoma)
  • Nicknames: Rubina (her full name), Roobz, Noisy
  • Copper red and white, bi-eyed amber and blue, 50 pounds
  • Gorgeous color, reliable, obedient, wants to be a lazy pet!

Rubi

Denali CGC, TDIAOV

  • Born approx 1997 ~ Acquired Oct 1999 ~ Died Feb 18, 2011 (euthanized due to debilitating arthritis and diminished quality of life)
  • Nicknames: Big Guy, Pumpkin (Heather's special name for him)
  • Dilute black and white, ice-blue eyes, 45-50 pounds
  • Amazing balance and grace, stubborn!, wonderful pet therapy dog, wants to run

Denali Face

Tasha

  • Born Oct 1987 ~ Acquired June 1992 ~ Died Dec 18, 1998 (hemangiosarcoma)
  • Nicknames: Big Tash
  • Black and white, blue eyes, 60 pounds
  • Stunning eyes, bossy, the start of all this

Tasha

2017-05-26