9/11 Search and Rescue Litter

Born in 2021, this litter was named in honor of Search and Rescue dogs that assisted with rescue efforts for September 11th. The dogs were named on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
 
Sled dog smiling with tongue out

NPS Photo / David Tomeo

Apollo (m)

Born: 8/6/2021

Apollo has the curliest tail in the yard and he knows how to show it off! As a puppy, he quickly figured out how to open his pen door so he could romp around with all of his adult friends. His best friend is his brother, Boomer.

 
Sled dog in team licking nose

NPS Photo / David Tomeo

Blitz (m)


Born: 8/6/2021

Blitz takes after his father, Prusik, and is a complete ball of energy. When he is not busy trying to play with anyone and everyone, he enjoys long walks on the tundra and scraches behind the ears. His favorite thing to do is roll over and ask for belly rubs!
 
A black husky with white markings on legs and face stands in a team of sled dogs. The dog smiles at the camera with its tongue out.

NPS Photo / David Tomeo

Dargo (m)

Born: 8/6/2021

Dargo is a little more hestitant than his siblings but is still a sweet heart. Visitors have been getting lost in his big brown eyes and friendly personality.
 
Sled dog in harness

NPS Photo / David Tomeo

Jolie (f)

Born: 8/6/2021

Jolie is tiny but mighty! What she lacks in size, she makes up for in intelligence. As puppies, when she and her siblings ran loose with the adult dogs, she figured out that she didn't have to run and could just hop on the sled and catch a ride. She was also the quickest to learn "sit" and "shake".
 
Puppy smiling at camera

NPS Photo / Marina Castro-Meirelles

Boomer

Born: 8/6/2021

Boomer is the biggest pup in his litter, weighing in at 72 pounds in the spring. Boomer was afraid of open water crossings this winter but quickly got over his fears as he got older.
 
Sled dog looking at camera

NPS Photo / David Tomeo

Merlyn

Born: 8/6/2021

Merlyn is calm and gentle. She picked up running in team the fastest out of her siblings, and we hope that will translate into her being a good lead dog in the future. Merlyn loves to dig holes and greet visitors in the summer.
 
Sled dog looking off to the side in front of Denali

NPS Photo / Marina Castro-Meirelles

Gus

Born: 5/6/2021

Gus came to us as a puppy from a kennel in Lake Minchumina. Gus is much calmer than most of our dogs - he'll lay down and wait patiently when we're not actively moving and often ignores wildlife. As soon as the musher says "let's go" Gus will pop up and pull as hard as he can!

Last updated: June 5, 2022

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