Meet the dogs of Squid Acres Kennel

RETIRED DOGS
These are dogs that have retired from racing. They may be couch dogs or puppy walkers or may still like to run, just not at a racing pace.

STOUT

STOUT
Male, 63 lbs, DOB 3/13/2007
This boy came from tough village lines and his single puppy status trained him to be an incredible dog at fetching a ball, shaking your hand, or off trail leading. The tougher it gets, the more focused and amazing he becomes. Finished 2012 Yukon Quest in lead, but his body and hair are not suited to distance racing, so he sleeps on the couch, keeps the squirrels at bay and teaches the puppies what growling means!

Sponsored by Cindy and Dennis Morehart!

PIT

PIT
Male, 55 lbs, DOB 6/2010
Pit raced with another kennel in last years Iditarod and is also a Windsor grand pup. He has smiles for miles when he is in lead and that personality is a trait we love! He is also the father to the 2015 fire litter. He is retired early due to an injury from the previous kennel.

Sponsored by BRUCE and KELLI BURTON!

THULE

THULE
Female, 55lbs, DOB 9/6/2010
Smyth/Mackey lines and the daughter of Stumpy. She is a becoming a main leader in training. She is a finisher of both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. She can often be found scratching her back on her house after a run! She is the proud mom to the cool cars litter 1.0 and 2.0. These pups are making up the core of our team! Thule is now retired and training all pups to become the amazing dog that she has been!

SPONSORED BY ERIKA DAVIS

BORON

BORON
Male, 85lbs, DOB 3/22/2012
AKA ” the Donkey”. Boron is our largest and strongest dog. Boron has raced but his intensity combined with his size keep him from making the distance. They say that those who cannot do, teach and so we have Boron in the most important roll here at Squid Acres, he is the main leader for the yearling and puppy teams. He will spend his time teaching them how to be amazing sled dogs.

Sponsored by Anita Fowler and Sirius Sled Dogs.

ROWDY

ROWDY
Male, 50lbs, DOB 12/20/2011
Born at Lance Mackey’s Kennel out of Mayor and Shingles. Brother to Oz and Skinny Jeans. This guy loves to play. Super happy, a Rowdy sort of guy. Named after the stuffed dog on ‘Scrubs’. A natural leader, who is happy to just run! Rowdy has finished the Yukon Quest and finished the Iditarod in lead. He does like to play keep away when he gets free so for this reason he stays away from racing and trains the young dogs how to be good leaders.

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LEAD DOGS
These dogs have proven that they have what it takes to be a lead dog while racing! They are the driving force of the team and get us where we need to go on the trail.

UNCLE JESSE

UNCLE JESSE
Male, 60lbs, DOB 7/27/2014
Uncle Jesse has an old, sweet soul about him and shows a confidence about him, like ‘he’s been there before’. He is turning into one of our go to leaders! In 2018, he finished the Iditarod the same way he started it, barking and harness banging! And then repeated that with YQ and Iditarod finishes in 2019. We are excited to bring Uncle Jesse to the start line this year!

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CHEVELLE

CHEVELLE
Female, 45lbs, DOB 7/5/2013
Nicknamed Gazelle, this girl is fast, smart, super athletic and always wants to be out front. She barks for the first 5 miles of a run, telling the team to go faster! She runs in lead and all positions. She is a multi Yukon Quest and Iditarod finisher! This girl is not happy unless she is running!

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SULLIVAN

SULLIVAN
Male, 60lbs, DOB 8/17/2013
Sullivan always has something to say, no matter what he’s up to. Stopping the team is NOT an option with Sullivan in the team. His yodels get everyone fired up again in no time and we have to move! Now that he is leading, he has the power to do what he wants, and move down the trail it is! Sullivan fathered a single pup, Tisdale, who is his doppleganger. He has also finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod, in LEAD! Expect this guy in the race team again this year.

TISDALE

TISDALE
Female, 55lbs, DOB 8/10/2014
Born a single puppy has made Tisdale a strong, confident, independent pup right from the start. This little girl is fiery like her dad, Sullivan, and is showing her strong willed nature will get her whatever she wants! Also, just like her dad, she was confident in lead, the very first time she was put there! She finished the Yukon Quest as a two year old and we are sure to see her at the finish line for years to come.

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LEAD DOGS 2
These dogs have proven that they have what it takes to be a lead dog while racing! They are the driving force of the team and get us where we need to go on the trail.


NEKO CASE

NEKO CASE
Female, 53lbs, DOB 8/22/2013
The leader of the pack! She is as beautifully gaited as her siblings. Neko loves playing with her neighbors and harness banging to get going down the trail! She is leading the team with confidence finishing the Yukon Quest and Iditarod multiple times! Mostly in lead! Last year she ran almost every mile in lead in both YQ and Iditarod. She loves her job! She is the mom of the 90s hip hop artists and the Russian leaders.

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WILD TURKEY

WILD TURKEY
Male, 60lbs, DOB 3/5/2015
Turkey is our first puppy to name himself! He would wake from a deep sleep and come running whenever we said Turkey, so since the rest of his litter is named after Bourbon’s, Wild Turkey it is! He has a calm, sweet demeanor without a harness, but once he is hooked up he is CRAZY! He has the attitude and confidence of a leader and proved it his first year racing! This guy ran almost 2000 miles in lead during races last year! What a strong boy!

SPONSORED BY CAROLINE BROWN AND FAMILY!

SABLE

SABLE
Female, 50 lbs, 7/8/2010
A bit shy until she gets warmed up to you, but a real lover. She wags her tail like a cat and sounds like a seagull when she barks! She runs all positions but really found her spot in lead. She has finished multiple Yukon Quests and Iditarods and even finished Iditarod in single lead! This girl has now started 14, 1000 mile races and has only been dropped once for an illness! What a superstar!

SPONSORED BY AYANA CRAVEN

COUPE DE VILLE

COUPE DEVILLE
Male, DOB 7/17/2016
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. Coupe demands attention and is always at your side barking for something. As a two year old, this guy finished Yukon Quest in our 6th place team and Iditarod in 7th place and was still barking for more! He has become a pretty confident leader and after his break out season racing, we are expecting great things from this guy. He is also the dad to the hip hop artists litter from Neko!

Sponsored by NICOLLE HENDRIX!

SIERRA

SIERRA
Female, DOB 7/17/2016
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. She was almost renamed Benjamin Button as she was born looking REALLY old! She has lost her grey face and has turned into a beautiful dog. This girl is a firecracker! She finished the Yukon Quest and made a great showing in the top Iditarod team last year, running lead much of the time. This girl is a superstar!

Sponsored by KAY LAWSON!

DAISY DUKE

DAISY DUKE
Female, 50lbs, DOB 7/27/2014
Daisy showed us that she had what it takes to be a fantastic sled dog at a young age. She gave birth to the GIRLS litter and is confidently running lead. She finishes races, exactly as she starts them; fat, happy and always barking! She has finished in the 4th place Yukon Quest team and the 7th place Iditarod team. This girl is an energizer bunny!

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TEAM DOGS
These dogs are just as integral as lead dogs. Without a team, where would we be?

CUDA

CUDA
Male, 63lbs, DOB 7/5/2013
Cuda has the coloring of his grandpa, Trunk, but the body of his dad, Blue. Cuda is crazy at hook up but then quietly and confidently does his job with total focus. He is becoming one of our go to leaders and has never been dropped in back to back Yukon Quest and Iditarods as a two, three, four and five year old! I believe you will see this guy in a starting line up this year!

Sponsored by Jay LaMagna!

NOVA

NOVA
Male, 80lbs, DOB 7/5/2013
Nova is from the cool cars version 1.0 litter. He is the biggest dog in the yard and the hardest to handle. He gets so excited about everything that he usually knocks his house over or rips the lid off to let us know what he is thinking. We know you want to go Nova! He finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod as a 2 year old. And now, continually stomps out the miles. This guy is a powerhouse but also a snuggler!

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GINGER SPICE

GINGER SPICE
Female, 45lbs, DOB 8/22/2013
This little girl is full of spunk and curiosity! She definitely has a rock stars hairdo! She has a beautiful trot that sets an easy pace for the long haul. She has finished the Yukon Quest and Iditarod multiple times and was barking for more at the finish line! She doesn’t ever want the trail to stop! This year, she hasn’t missed a step in her dance routine!

SPONSORED by JAYNE STRATHE

AXL ROSE

AXL ROSE
Male, 53lbs, DOB 8/22/2013
Axl has proven he has what it takes to be a sled dog. Tough, strong and always willing to go an extra mile. Always barking to go forward, he is a force and cheerleader in the team. He has finished multiple Yukon Quest and Iditarods. He knows what it takes to make it to the start line and he is eager to show he belongs there!

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AGGIE

AGGIE
Female, 50lbs, DOB 6/13/2015
Aggie is the only girl from this litter but she is following in her mothers shoes already! If Nukluk could clone herself, this is what she would look like! Aggie is super vocal, always wooing at you and telling her brothers what to do. This girl is smart and fast. She is a great leader already and has led a portion of the Iditarod in 2018 and finished the Yukon Quest in 6th place in 2019! We expect to see this girl at the start line of a few races this year.

SPONSORED by Jodie Williams!

KOBE

KOBE
Male, 60lbs, DOB 6/13/2015
Kobe is the big boy of the litter. He has an effortless trot that already shows us he is in it for the long haul. He has starting running in lead and has now finished both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod! His easy going nature is a pleasure to be around on the trail and he is always happy the whole way. The future for this guy looks great!

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TEAM DOGS 2
These dogs are just as integral as lead dogs. Without a team, where would we be?

VOLT

VOLT
Female, DOB 7/17/2016
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. Volt is the smallest in the litter but she has the biggest personality. She is almost identical to her brother Astro and has the same speed and agility. She is very daring in the dog yard, running through circles playing chicken with the adults. This girl will make you laugh! She finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod in top 10 teams as a two year old. Pretty sure this girl will be at all the starting lines this year, as well!>

Sponsored by Jodie Williams!

IROC

IROC
Male, DOB 7/17/2016.
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. Iroc is very independent but also never strays too far from his people. He doesn’t need a whole lot of attention from either humans or dogs. He is just very content. He is fast and sleek just like his car namesake! He finished the Yukon Quest as a two year old.

Sponsored by Cambrie and Bodie Bencik!

ASTRO

ASTRO
Male, DOB 7/17/2016
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. Astro is the punk of the litter. Always in the middle of things, he has the eyes of a crazy puppy. He is fast and agile and is the life of the party! He loves his job as it directs that energy and he is leading the yearling team with drive and confidence! Astro finished the Yukon Quest and Iditarod as a two year old!

Sponsored by Michael Whalen!

TRAX

TRAX
Male, DOB 7/17/2016
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. Trax is the most mild mannered of the all the pups and can often be seen sitting off to the side staring intently at you. He is very similar to his older brother, Cuda. He is a smart boy who learns quickly and nothing phases him! He finished the Yukon Quest as a two year old and ran some of the race in lead. That is where he likes to be!

Sponsored by Barb Kane and Nicole Castile!

JOPLIN

JOPLIN
Female, 45lbs, DOB 8/22/2016
Joplin, named after the famous Janis, came to us from Hey Moose! Kennel this spring and she fits right in. She is a happy girl that is always smiling and loves everyone. She has been running in lead and stomping every run she has done so far. In her first year of racing, she finished Kuskokwim 300 in lead, Yukon Quest and Iditarod! We are excited to see how this girl tackles this race season!

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TEAM DOGS 3
These dogs are just as integral as lead dogs. Without a team, where would we be?

SHOSHANNA

SHOSHANNA
Female, DOB 7/25/2016.
Out of Daisy and Wizard, this litter is full of happy, waggy pups. This girl is smart and fierce. She never stops moving and her distinctive wiggle and thrown back head when you call her name will always make you laugh. She is always the first to let us know it’s time to get moving again. This girl is going to be a standout!

Sponsored by Marilyn and Paul Gray!

LAIRD

LAIRD
Male, DOB 7/25/2016
Out of Daisy and Wizard, this litter is full of happy, waggy pups. The only boy in the litter, Laird looks like a carbon copy of his dad. Happy, fierce and independent, hopefully, this guy will continue in those footsteps of his dad, Wizard. Laird finished the Yukon Quest as a two year old and has now started leading the team around on training runs!

SPONSORED by LUETTA TODD BRUTSCHE

HANNAH

HANNAH
Female, DOB 7/25/2016
Out of Daisy and Wizard, this litter is full of happy, waggy pups. A real gentle soul, Hannah has surpassed all of her sistes in growth but is soft in all the right ways. She eats up the miles and gobbles down the food. She has been leading the yearling team with confidence. She is perfect in every way!

SPONSORED BY David and Karen Spirk in memory of Hannah’s uncle, Roscoe P. Coltrane!

VENUS

VENUS
Female, DOB 7/5/2016
Venus grew into a very beautiful dog. She has a thick long coat and long legs like her mom, Oz. She loves running and playing with her sister, Serena. She and Serena are very bonded and are often paired together to run! Venus is one of those easy going dogs that you can just put in the team and forget about because she is always doing her job and doesn’t bother anyone! She finished the Yukon Quest as a two year old and is eyeing that start line again this year!

Sponsored by TRISH COX!

SERENA

SERENA
Female, DOB 7/5/2016
Serena is a beautiful dog that has been slow to mature. She likes to turn around and bark at the dogs behind her so she has been most often seen in the wheel position. But this year she has gained some focus and confidence and is all forward momentum. We hope she continues this as she is a force when she wants to be!

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TEAM DOGS 4
These dogs are just as integral as lead dogs. Without a team, where would we be?

ROLLO

ROLLO
Male, DOB 5/5/2017
Rollo and Ragnar are bothers who couldn’t look more different but they both have some similaries. They both love to snuggle and be lap dogs, despite their large size, and they love to run! Rollo is more of a high energy dog and loves to be chased by other dogs. He has a few miles under his belt after last year and has liked running in lead. He has the confident personality for it so we will see what he thinks this year!

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RAGNAR

RAGNAR
Male, DOB 5/5/2017
Ragnar and Rollo are bothers who couldn’t look more different but they both have some similaries. They both love to snuggle, despite their large size, and they love to run! Ragnar is probably the most mellow sled dog you have ever come across but when it’s time to run, he is up and ready!

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IVAR

IVAR
Male, DOB 8/6/2017
Ivar is fearless. The first time he met Dundee at 8 weeks old, it took him about 8 seconds before he started pulling on his tail! He shows the confidence of a dog much older than his age! He has a lot to say like his dad, Sullivan. He has grown into a beast of a dog but still thinks he is tiny. He is our resident bull in a china shop, so look out if you are near him! Ivar has an effortless gait like his dad and is showing all the signs of being a leader as well.

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FLOKI

FLOKI
Male, DOB 8/6/2017.
Floki is a lover at heart. He loves to burrow his head underneath your chin and fall asleep. He is very talkative like his dad, Sullivan. He has an effortless gait and is truly joyful to watch. He led a little on the expeditions last spring so we will see how his does with his first year race training! He is as dynamic and unpredictable as his namesake!

Sponsored by David and Brenna McConnell Booher in honor of Bebop!

GORBACHEV

GORBACHEV

Male, DOB 8/8/2018.
Gorbachev loves his people. He stays close by on walks and always prefers the company of us over other dogs. He has the same expression in his eyes that his grandma, JD, has, so we are betting he has some similar traits to hers. Hopefully, the right ones! This boy is a beast of a dog and uses that in a forward motion. I bet he could single pawedly pull a sled

Sponsored by Alan Kolski!

BORIS

BORIS

Male, DOB 6/8/2018

Boris is very similar to his brother, Gorbachev, in looks, but their personalities are very different. But they are very bonded and are generally paired running with each other. He is a happy boy who has finally grown into his tongue! It used to hang out of his mouth or maybe he was trying to show us his personality from an early age:) Boris is showing great promise in harness, always lunging forward wanting more!

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YOUNG GUNS
These dogs are just coming up the ranks and learning the ropes of training to race.

DJ SPINDERELLA

SPINDERELLA

Female, DOB 8/17/2019

Spinderella is a petite powerhouse whose energy keeps the team rolling. She’s known to possess magic at the kennel for her ability to acquire other dog’s food bowls and stack them together in neat order.

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QUEEN LATIFAH

QUEEN LATIFAH

Female, DOB 8/17/2019

Queen Latifah’s energy never seems to quit. Her yips and yaps let the whole yard know when it’s time to run!

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LADYBUG MECCA

LADYBUG MECCA

Female, DOB 8/17/2019

Ladybug Mecca is spunky, bouncy, and always ready to work. Her work ethic speaks volumes for her age as she charges ahead towards her bright future self!

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Q-TIP

Q-TIP

Male, DOB 8/17/2019

Q-tip is the only boy in this litter of mostly girls. He is an animal on the gang line at hook up, pulling lines and leaping 10 feet in the air. But once he gets moving, he is all business and looks like a pro.

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LIL KIM

LIL KIM

Female, DOB 8/17/2019

Lil Kim is a standout as she is calm but fierce. Patient but anxious. The look in her eyes communicates she was born for this! She never ceases to amaze us with her hard work and relentless determination.

T-BOZ

T-BOZ

Female, DOB 8/17/2019

T-Boz has an endearing smile complete with lots of energy like her sisters. She jumps into her harness and excitedly awaits her favorite moment of taking off out of the yard! From there she holds the line for a few hundred yards making sure she doesn’t get left behind!

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YOUNG GUNS 2
These dogs are just coming up the ranks and learning the ropes of training to race.

AD ROCK

AD ROCK

Male, DOB 5/12/2019

Ad Rock stands out from most sled dogs with his unique coloration and blocky shaped head. He is extremely playful and loving while his need for attention matches his need to run.

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FREDRO STARR

FREDRO STARR

Male, DOB 5/19/2019

Fredro Starr is an energetic, goofy boy who loves to be a sled dog. If he had it his way, he would never leave the gangline! He loved running in the puppy wheel the last year and we think he has already perfected his 1000 mile trot!

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BONNIE

BONNIE

Female, DOB 7/25/2019

Bonnie’s floppy, quirky ears give her a uniquely inquisitive look to match her personality. She is kind, excitable, and always ready to run!

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CLYDE

CLYDE

Male, DOB 7/25/2019

Clyde is the relentless optimist. He is always happy and giddy to run on the line next to all of his friends! His beautiful coat of dark and tan fur is always a showstopper.

Sponsored by Jeff and Gracynn Rizzolo!

BUGSY

BUGSY

Female, DOB 7/25/2019

Bugsy is well known for her battle cry in the dog yard and during training runs. She’s the cheerleader that every dog team needs!

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TIMON

TIMON

Male, DOB 7/22/2019

Timon takes his job as a sled dog very seriously. His bright brown eyes are very attentive as he observes what’s happening around him and the team at all times.

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PUPPIES
These dogs are growing and playing with their siblings and learning to be good dogs.

BUFFLEHEAD

BUFFLEHEAD

Male, DOB 6/26/2020

Bufflehead is everybody’s best pal. He aims to please and is always attentive to the human requests. All puppies gravitate to him for play and snuggles because of his sweet, caring and playful nature!

Sponsored by Carol McIntyre and Ray Hander!

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PIPIT

PIPIT

Female, DOB 6/26/2020

Pipit marches to the beat of her own drum while wandering the tundra in search of new adventures. Her independent curiosity is admired by all as she leads the way into new territory!

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TATTLER

TATTLER

Female, DOB 6/26/2020

Tattler is an inquisitive pup who tips her head dearly when she is spoken to. Her pointy ears are her most notable feature giving her the intelligent look she’s earned.

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YELLOW LEGS

YELLOW LEGS

Male, DOB 6/26/2020

Yellow Legs vocalizes loudly and proudly in regards to all of his needs, just like the bird he is named after. His favorite activities include blazing new trails on puppy walks, stealing blueberries, and wrestling his litter mates!

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QAYAQ

QAYAQ

Male, DOB 7/29/2020

Qayaq has a big, energetic personality and a glowing coat of fur like Fabio. He loves to eat and wrestle his sister, Harpoon.

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HARPOON

HARPOON

Female, DOB 7/29/2020

Harpoon is feisty and fearless. She loves her human companions, jumping all over her brother and is best friends with her momma, Thule.

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PUPPIES 2
These dogs are growing and playing with their siblings and learning to be good dogs.

CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER

CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER

Male, DOB 7/8/2020

China Cat Sunflower is one fun puppy! He’s spunky yet calm, and extremely human oriented. He is eager to please his humans and loves sitting for treats.

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DARK STAR

DARK STAR

Male, DOB 7/8/2020

Dark Star is an intelligent pup who peers into your soul with his engaging eye contact. He is full of wisdom and loves romping with his litter mates!

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RIPPLE

RIPPLE

Female, DOB 7/8/2020

Ripple is one athletic pup! She leaps, bounds, and bounces circles around her brothers and sisters as she runs free. She’s sharp, independent, and a great listener.

Sponsored by Carol McIntyre and Ray Hander in honor of their Ripple!

TERRAPIN

TERRAPIN

Female, DOB 7/8/2020

Terrapin is always eager to burst out of the puppy pen to start her walks! She is the largest female of the litter in both size and wit.

Sponsored by Ruth D’Amico!

TRUCKIN

TRUCKIN

Male, DOB 7/8/2020

Truckin lives up to his name as he keeps on truckin’. He loves initiating play with his siblings and always seems to be having the most fun!

Sponsored by Carol McIntyre and Ray Hander!

CASSIDY

CASSIDY

Male, DOB 7/8/2020

Cassidy is a big boy with a heart of gold. He stands out from his siblings with his bright white coat (often stained in blueberry juice), adorable ears, and charming puppy smile. He is also the first pup to plop himself in a human lap and we love it!

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