The mother of the puppies was an eight year old Alaskan Huskie who was being retired last year. The rangers explained that Denali sled dogs are retired around eight years of age. When the park service retires their dogs they are adopted out to civilian homes.
When arctic breeds are in need of rescue their lives depend on organizations like Provo, Utah-based Arctic Rescue, our July COTM. You can read my article on them HERE on the EFA blog.
Please check out Arctic Rescue’s website (links below) to see some of their beautiful success stories and donate if you can.