We’re a rescue kennel located in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Our first “rescue” sled dogs (Bo, Zeke, Wild [aka Beaut– who was on Paul Schurke’s expedition to the North Pole], and Dudley) were from Voyageur Outward Bound (VOBS). These weren’t really “rescue” dogs because they weren’t from the pound or in neglect situations; instead they were retired working dogs who needed a home. In fact, it was in Ely where we learned about mushing. Ilana was a summer Outward Bound instructor and in the winter she and Greg headed to VOBS for staff-invitational mushing trips. Many of the dogs were Mawson dogs; These were dogs that had been kicked out of Antartica and relocated to Ely, MN. For more info about this, see the 1993 PBS documentary, The Last Husky.
In 2003 we relocated from Efland, NC to Fairbanks, AK. It was in Fairbanks where we got involved with fostering unwanted sled dogs from the pound. Ilana was unable to part with her fosters and adopted them all!
In 2015 we relocated from Two Rivers, AK to L’Amable, Ontario. In L’Amable we adopted nine sled dogs (Ted, Jack, Moose, Allie, Axel, Geri, Chaos, Timber, Yukon) and one pet dog (Floppy).
In October 2020 we relocated from L’Amable, ON to Whitehorse, YT and are thrilled to be back where it actually gets cold!
StinkyPup Kennel is an ethical and chain free kennel where dogs run only if they want to.
We’re called StinkyPup because we each have our unique & special scent– and because Tom and Sprocket (two Mawson dogs from Antartica) loved to pee on each other.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Newby & Ilana Kingsley