When she is not on the trail you will often find her inside sleeping inside on the bed...

Calypso is one of the smallest dogs in the Sanctuary but what she lacks in size she makes up for in drive.

Calypso LOVES to be a sled dog and will demand to mush any time a team sets out for the trail. She is an asset anywhere in the team, but due to her small size, she works most efficiently up in lead.

When the snow gets too deep in the trail we remove her from the team so she can run free to run behind the sled or run ahead of the team where she can set her own pace and find her footing in the deep powder. When the trail becomes more managable she is hooked back into the team again to happily work away helping us reach our destination.

Calypso is a dog who has spent her whole life here, knows the ins and outs of daily life in the Sanctuary, and since she is so small, she fits in just about anywhere. When she is not on the trail you will often find her inside sleeping on the bed or in the dog yard leaping straight up in the air waiting for treats.

We don't quite know where she learned these crazy jumping habits but it is a trait that seems to come naturally for her and she will only do it in the dog yard.

Besides being one of the smallest dogs Calypso is also has one of the softest coats in the Sanctuary, second only to Orion.

In the spring all the dogs of the Sanctuary provide us with the softest fiber that is collected and spun into luxurious yarn, knit into warm winter garments that are then sold to visitors and supporters from all over Alaska and beyond as a way to help us support the care and feeding of all the dogs here.

To see our Sanctuary dog's fur products visit our gift shop

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