Dog Bootie Bundle
On a thousand mile journey from Fairbanks to Whitehorse, the dogs will require foot protection the entire way. We use booties to protect the pads of the dogs feet from abrasive snow types that can clump up and rub what is essentially a blister. While dogs are bred for tough feet and conditioned throughout the year to have durable pads, we have to take the extra steps to prevent harm to their feet with ointment and booties.
During the Yukon Quest, the dogs will have their booties changed out with brand new ones roughly every 50 miles to ensure they don't tear or have holes in them. Over the course of a thousand miles, this means we will need roughly 1500 booties to cover all 14 dogs 4 paws every 50 miles.
We are offering as a incredibly helpful way to contribute to our race expense, buying a "bundle of booties" - 56 booties total.
We use Kipmik booties that are $1 a piece.
We are incredibly grateful for any and all donations that help make our dream of running these races possible. Thank you for your support of Wildthingz Dog Mushing!