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Now Hiring for 2024-2025 Season

Squid Acres Kennel has several employment opportunities for the summer of 2024 and winter of 2024-2025. We are looking for experienced handlers and guides.

We operate a kennel of 40 racing/expedition huskies and are planning 2024 Yukon Quest and Iditarod teams as well as other mid-distance races, winter tours and several spring expeditions. We will be living at a remote lodge on Denali Highway most of the time with a base in Cantwell during the racing and tour season. Applicants must be comfortable living in a remote setting with little outside contact.

Positions include:

Summer Lodge and Tour Support
Winter Handler / Tour Guide
Winter Remote Property Caretaker
Winter Tour Guide
Summer Tour Guide ( Filled )
See our Employment Page for job descriptions, qualifications, and application process.

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Iditarod Checklist 2018

    IDITAROD 2018 CHECKLIST Cody here. Over the past couple weeks, WE have been working hard to get my Iditarod drop bags, the team, sleds and other gear all set for the big day.. Time to go through my checklist and see if we are ready!      ...

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What’s for dinner? The Musher Meal Menu.

We talk often about how we feed the dogs while on our cold weather mushing adventures, but we rarely get around to talking about what we eat. Just like the dogs get fed a high fat, high protein meal that is the equivalent of “doggy rocket fuel” (the term coined by...

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Day 7 Yukon Quest Squid Morning Update

Day 7: Yukon Quest Morning Update   Sorry for the hiatus in updates. This computer musher was called in to be a handler in Dawson. Now that we have the team back on the trail, I will do my best to keep up with the action. Paige left Dawson last evening at 5:25 pm...

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Day 4 Yukon Quest Squid Morning Update

The handler team has united in Dawson City. I rolled in last night at 9pm with Mike Ellis. It was a beautiful drive and we made great time doing the entire 900 mile drive in 15 hours with two quick stops for meals. Mike brought up the contrast of what we just...

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Day 3 Yukon Quest- Early morning update

Well I’m up. 3:15 am AKST. I got 2.5 hours of sleep and am ready for the long haul. Mike Ellis and I are about to hit the road to Dawson City. Mike will be helping Brent Sass at Dawson and I guess I’ll give me lovely wife a hand. We have our own little Quest ahead of...

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