2021 fire season has been a rough one for Wilderdog here in Northern California. We certainly had a heightened awareness of wildfires after the Tamarack Fire and then the Caldor Fire forced us to evacuate our homes. We have unending gratitude to the incredible first responders who saved our community - fire fighters, police officers, aircraft operators, utility workers, paramedics, and everyone else who worked their tails off. We also learned about another type of first responder, one with four paws and a tail, and they are First Responder Therapy Dogs (FRTD)! First Responder Therapy Dogs provide emotional support to first responders at wildfire base camps, police and fire stations, 911 call dispatches, debriefings after a traumatic incident, and more....
If you're not in the rock climbing world, you might not know who Sasha DiGiulian is, but I'll bet you're familiar with the little rock climbing emoji - 🧗. That, my friends, is Sasha herself. (If you are a climber, you most definitely know who Sasha is). But we're really here for Sasha's dog, Moose-Chaga!
Recently we've seen a number of 'Wolfdog' references pop up (mostly from Instagram influencers). But, are they really wolfdogs, or are they just huskies, who happen to look a little like our canine ancestors? Are wolfdogs even legal? We set out to do the research and figure out what was up with wolfdogs.
"Sometimes we catch fish. Sometimes we don't. It doesn't really matter to me." Duke brings his three favorite Wilderdog goodies with him: his waterproof collar, leash, and sleeping bag. Duke's human, Anthony, likes to put down the sleeping bag so that Duke has his 'place' when Anthony casts.