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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

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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: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: Tracy Illebrun

This is the story of a dog called Charlie, who was born in May 2008 and died in June 2018. He was the companion of Tracy, who got him initially as her two girls really, really wanted a puppy. They promised to walk him, feed him and do all the... 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

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: R Lendvai

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: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: Cheri-Lee Walters

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: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Nadine Peters

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: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: JAMIE SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY, FORT NELSON, BC

I truly can’t imagine what my life would be like without my trusty sidekick, Bear. He’s an 11-year-old husky/lab cross, who I picked up for free while getting groceries one day in Fort Nelson. I had no idea, that sunny April day, just how much of... Read more

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Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Cass Collins

When Coralie Ullyett first saw him at the bar a few years ago, she thought he was cute. Ullyett and some friends were visiting Atlin, B.C., for a girls’ weekend, and before settling into their rental cabin, they stopped at the recreation centre... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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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

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Shawna Shipman

The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous and the unique relationship between a Yukoner and their beloved canine companion are two of the most enduring images of life in the North. So, it should come as no surprise that man and woman’s best friend features... Read more

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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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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Murray Martin

The late 1950s and ’60s were exciting years for this young 24-year-old Conservation Officer in Ontario. My first three winters in the eastern part of the province were spent doing a life study of a bird known as the Hungarian partridge... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Fred Smith

At 10:30 a.m. on August 6, some members of the congregation at Whitehorse United Church had whiskers, a tail and four legs! This is because the first Sunday in August was the Blessing of the Animals service. Blessing of the Animals is a service... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Fiona West

In life there can be many instances one regrets. Such as accidentally sending a text to the wrong person, or throwing out an ill received joke. Or, uttering the thought, “Let’s get a second dog.” Before we knew it, the puppy was arriving... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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

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... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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

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... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Pixabay

Coyotes inhabit everywhere from Central America to the Canadian territories. Originally they resided in the west, but now they reside all across Canada including Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland since the 1980s – they crossed over when ice... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Amazon.com

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. Read more

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

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... Read more

Yukoners Pets