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Monica Garcia

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Monica Garcia, What's Up Yukon, 2018


Monica is an animal lover, an outdoor enthusiast, a very fun mother, and a staff member at WUY. She is interested in hearing YOUR pet story. Please contact her at monica@whatsupyukon.com


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Issue: 2019-09-04, PHOTO: Peter Heebink

Pets have always been an essential part of Peter Heebink’s life. Peter had been grieving his last dog, Oliver, and was not sure how he would replace his beloved companion. Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue-2019-07-31, PHOTOS: Sienne Secord

At 16, Sienne Secord is one of the youngest, but also one of the most responsible dog owners I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing. Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Graydon Keenan

I met Graydon and Bandit together, as everyone does, I suspect, because they are rarely apart. Read more

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I had the pleasure of visiting “The Farm” a few years ago, on Yvette’s birthday. Like all the guests, I was impressed by the beautiful view, the handsomely constructed and decorated home, the tidy corrals and property, the neat rows of farmed... Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Monica Garcia

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! Read more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2019-02-27

The story of Skagway's ugliest dog is best told by one of her owners. You may remember Frank Wasmer from January's Pet Page. Frank is a treasure bos of "pawsitive tails." As he puts it, "I'm old; I've had a lot of pets." Two more honourable... Read more

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Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Frank Wasmer

Frank Wasmer’s door has always been open to a colourful array of souls in all shapes and sizes. Of the human variety, he and his late wife Nancy Schave, have fostered “somewhere in the neighbourhood of 40” children, hosted 7 foreign exchange... Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Monica Garcia

I love my cat. There, I’ve said it. I was, and am, a dog person. I’ve had dogs my whole life. From my highly intelligent and trainable border collie to my, let’s just say, more-‘independent’ purebred Siberian husky, to my loyal German shepherd... Read more

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Courtesy of Cathy Deer Grasholm

Horses ... Many a little girl reveries in the companionship of this uniquely large pet that often towers over its owner, weighing in at over 1,000 pounds (draft horses upwards of 2,000 pounds!). Not many of us make reality of our childhood... Read more

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Issue: 2018-08-01

The Yukon is full of dog lovers, from all walks of life. Our dogs not only provide companionship, many are working members of the family whose owners rely on them for “paw power” and protection. Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2018-07-04

We live in a territory seemingly dominated by huskies, both in numbers and in our image of the quintessential Yukon dog (the strong malamute even takes center stage on our Coat of Arms and flag!). Read more

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Amica Sturdy

“I always wanted to get a dog, ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper,” Amica Sturdy explained. Despite her deisre, she waited patiently for the right, and responsible, moment to welcome a dog into her life. For Amica, that meant owning her... Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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2018-02-14, PHOTO: Monica Garcia

Minus 30, with cabin fever sinking in, is not the ideal environment to bring a new puppy home to. Add to this, the fact that we are notoriously cluttered and already owned a dog, a cat, and eight chickens, and some would say we were setting up for... Read more

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