Yukoners Pets

  • P1-2017-06-14-KellyTabuteauDéjàSixSemaines (copy).jpeg

    Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

    Already Six Weeks

    My days paraded to the rhythm of the team, a certain form of serenity growing deep inside me... Forty-five days ago, I placed my feet on Canadian soil, with the goal of changing my life completely. I must say that, for the moment, things are going... more

    Jun 14, 2017

  • P2-2017-05-31-AmyKenny-DogPuller (copy).jpeg

    Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Predators Dog Puller Sport Athletic League

    Intense Com-paw-tition

    Yukon is home to a class of athletes that are the first of their kind in Canada. You might not know it, but you’ve probably seen them around town – running, walking, slobbering on their owner’s shoes. That’s right, they’re dogs. And roughly 30 of... more

    May 31, 2017

  • Lily's road_Un nouveau quotidien_Couverture.jpeg

    Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

    A New Daily Routine

    The quietness is however short lived, the silence broke as soon as I approached the harnesses… It was their way of showing their will to go; their desire to work. They were 50, and yet only 14 would be taken for the first round. And they knew it... more

    May 3, 2017

  • Lily's road_Dyea.jpeg

    Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

    The Team

    I fell asleep, dreaming about all these beautiful things that the next days promised. The sweet melody of my alarm clock rang. It was 7:30 a.m., time to get up. It was above all time to greet and take care of my new colleagues. Here I was, clothed... more

    Apr 26, 2017

  • Red Pony - Copy.jpg

    Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO:

    Domestic Bliss

    Do you or someone you know love books almost as much as their pet? These three books draw on the animals in our outer lives to illuminate the complexity of our inner lives. more

    Apr 19, 2017

  • Anthony Trombetta, Stage_Minimast no text.jpg

    Q: What's Worse Than Dog Poop? A: Old Dog Poop

    Every spring, we all have certain things we fervently look forward to. It could be the continued sublimation of those stubborn piles of snow, the longer light in the evening sky or the exuberant sight of the croci poking out of the ground... more

    May 2, 2008

View more

Yukon Pets Stories

  • P2-2017-05-31-AmyKenny-DogPuller (copy).jpeg

    Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Predators Dog Puller Sport Athletic League

    Intense Com-paw-tition

    Yukon is home to a class of athletes that are the first of their kind in Canada. You might not know it, but you’ve probably seen them around town – running, walking, slobbering on their owner’s shoes. That’s right, they’re dogs. And roughly 30 of... more

    May 31, 2017

  • P1-Priority-2017-05-17-DestinyClennet-ForeverFriends.jpeg

    Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Destiny Clennet

    Forever Friends

    Finally summer is back!!! I'm so excited but yet… I’d rather not be. It doesn't sound right when I say it like that, but maybe my story will help this make a little more sense. This has been a busy year. The beginning of the spring was rough and I... more

    May 24, 2017

  • Dog Walk 1.jpeg

    Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Tess Casher

    Winter Dog Walk

    You know the drill. There’s a beautiful, warm, cozy and glowing fire in your living room. Sweat pants are on. A nice dinner’s been eaten. It would be so easy; it would be so great, just to lie on your couch and go to sleep. But, there’s one... more

    Dec 14, 2016

  • FullSizeRender - Copy.jpg

    Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Destiny Clennett

    Summer: A Kid’s Perspective

    Finally summer is here! This is the most funnest season of the year, but my horse, Hollywood, probably loves it more than I do. This is the only time of the season that he can get out of his pen and run around, eat grass, chase his shadow, nap in... more

    Jun 9, 2016

  • Ed Whitehouse's sled.png

    What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

    The Yukon Transportation Museum invites you to submit photos of you and your dog for their new exhibit

    The dog is the Yukon's best friend and an icon up here in the north. It wouldn't be the same without the dog and maybe that is the reason why the Yukon Transportation Museum has had an exhibit on dogs for about 20 years and counting. more

    May 12, 2016


  • Parka 2 - Copy.jpg

    Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Tess Casher

    An Open Letter to My Dog

    Dear Parka, We invited you into our family last summer because we felt a void that only man’s best friend could fill. Down south last summer, we picked you from the litter of pups and brought you up North, to which you’re probably sarcastically... more

    Apr 21, 2016

  • DSC_0076.JPG

    Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Lea Roy

    Don’t Panic!

    My dog, Herman, once stepped between myself and a charging two-thousand-pound black Angus bull. He turned the animal back by sheer virtue of his own ferocity and unwillingness to be moved. On another occasion, he chased off a young male grizzly... more

    Feb 18, 2016

  • Solace is not the Yukon_JKilborn.jpg

    Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

    Yukon Buddy

    The first thing Solace does inside my parent’s house is pee on the deep shag rug in the TV room. We’re all surprised by it. She does it again a few days later, looking me right in the eye as she squats on another corner of the same carpet. more

    Nov 26, 2015

  • Aug 20 Tripod Eddie.JPG

    Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO: Nadine Peters

    My Tripod, Eddie

    Like many other Yukon dogs, Eddie is of mixed pedigree. He’s a Heinz 57. Or as some people like to call it, a mutt. But to me, he’s 100 per cent handsome. Eddie is not really a Yukon dog, but don’t tell him that! He came north with our family in... more

    Aug 20, 2015

  • July 30 Putt for Paws.jpg

    Issue: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: Cory Thompson

    Golfers Putt for Paws

    Here is an idea that will add fun to your summer: compete in a golf charity tournament, and maybe win a new car. Just bought a new car? Well, there will also be a three-course gourmet Mexican dinner. Don’t like Mexican? more

    Jul 30, 2015

  • Frank Turner #1.jpg

    Issue: 2015-07-16 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    How Working Dogs Keep Cool

    Frank Turner knows how to care for dogs on the bitterly cold trail of the Yukon Quest, having run it 24 times. Indeed, he had the honour (his word) of winning the Vet’s Choice Award twice. And he knows how to care for dogs in the heat of summer, too. more

    Jul 16, 2015

  • Puppy (2).JPG

    Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Joan Norberg

    A Friend For Schwartz

    Schwartz has been our only dog for the past few years. For the most part he seems to be okay, although he does enjoy playing with other dogs when he gets the chance. But being the only dog can be lonely for an animal that would normally belong to... more

    Apr 16, 2015

  • IMG_2045.jpg

    Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

    The Cold Weather Doggie Blues

    At 40 below, Fahrenheit and Celsius are the same; not that our dog, Shadow, cares about that. She may need to go outside to relieve herself, but her preference is to cross her legs, huddle in the back of her kennel in the kitchen and wait more

    Feb 19, 2015

  • P1080538a.jpeg

    To Loesje, My Savvy Loveable Wilderness Cat

    By no means a feral cat, Loesje knew the rules of the wild. Savvy outside, loveable inside, she was the Queen. She died this fall at the ripe old cat age of 18-and-a-half. Let me tell you her life story: more

    Nov 20, 2014

  • buttonFarley1.jpeg

    Life on Three Legs

    The fluffy white dog with the black eye patch stared up at me adoringly and thwacked his tail furiously against the x-ray table. A bylaw officer had brought him in; he’d been running loose, and was apparently injured. more

    Nov 5, 2014

  • March6 animal communication class.JPG

    Woof Woof Like Salmon Woof

    Ever wondered what your pet is thinking? Does it have a particular request for dinner, or stories to tell? Well, here's your chance to gain some insight. more

    Mar 6, 2014

  • No Thanks I'm Alergic

    Photo: Istockphoto

    Choosing the Best Packaged Food For Your Pet

    The current trend is towards "natural," "organic" and other such words. But what does this really mean and what is the best food for your pets; or yourself, for that matter? Remember, the best advertisement isn't necessarily the best food. more

    Nov 29, 2012

  • 52348910151403343025142948272973n.jpg

    Dog-sitting Duke: Confessions of a Turncoat

    I grew up with a pretty rad cat named Bing. He was a grey, striped little scrapper who menaced the neighborhood biodiversity for most of his 15 years. Until one night in August 2006 when karma enlisted the services of coyotes, and Bing was never hear more

    Nov 8, 2012

  • Zoonotic Diseases

    Zoonotic diseases are diseases that are common to both humans and animals. There are a lot of these, but it's always surprising to find that people don't understand which is which. more

    Aug 30, 2012

  • The Virtues of Vaccination

    The way vaccines work is that they expose the animal (or human) to a form of a disease before the actual disease occurs. This can be done in a variety of ways and using a wide variety of techniques. more

    Jul 26, 2012

View more
What's Up Yukon Online On Issuu