Buddy prepares to leap from Santa Claus’ lap during Bark, Block and Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Santa pics for furry friends

Food Bank fundraiser auctions legos, sells soup bowls, provides Santa photo op for pets


From left to right, puppies Mike, Bos'n and Skipper cuddle up in their doghouse at Denali National Park and Preserve. (Courtesy / National Park Service)

Even when it’s not National Dog Day, it’s puppies 24/7 with Denali’s sled dog cam

The national park celebrates its 100th year owning sled dogs with 3 new puppies


Scotch Pines Dog Training teacher Stephanie Hostetter, right, addresses dogs and people ahead of a graduation ceremony for the obedience-training class on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

They didn’t throw their caps into the air — in fact, a few wiggled out of them — and instead of walking a podium to… Continue reading