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Dog Gone It

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Not just about the dogs

Coming to Alaska, we wanted to learn more about the Iditarod and huskies. We had already gone to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marana, Arizona
Lots of puppies!!!!

Nice trip a little further than husky homestead but was more personal. There were about 26 puppies... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
middle river , md, United States
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Visit the home and kennel of Iditarod musher Mike Santos. Learn what it is like to live with the world’s greatest athletes as you visit with our puppies, witness sled dogs in action, and experience running the Iditarod through our multimedia...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Mile 136 Denali Highway, Cantwell, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99729
+1 907-768-2700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming to Alaska, we wanted to learn more about the Iditarod and huskies. We had already gone to "Ididaride" in Girdwood, AK, but decided to do "Dog Gone It" several days later. I'm really glad we did both! While "Ididaride" gave us an actual experience...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice trip a little further than husky homestead but was more personal. There were about 26 puppies in Dog Gone it and from what I heard 5 in Husky Homestead. You can see how the dogs love what they do and they are well taken...More

1  Thank 602agnesb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read the reviews for this tour and decided to follow the reviewers advice and book it for a group of 11. Wow. Caitlin, Mike, their son and their helpers couldn’t have been more welcoming. We were picked up at our lodge by Caitlin in...More

1  Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth the evening! Learned so much about this fabulous family and their amazing love for dogs. A must see and experience!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed meeting the family and their dogs. They take such good care of them and the dogs love them back! I so enjoyed holding my little puppy! Caitlin picked us up at our Chalet and drove us to their home giving us info along the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mike, Caitlin and their young son were absolutely amazing. Seeing the dogs was truly a fantastic experience. A highlight was getting to hold on of the three week old puppies. The family is so compassionate and it is so apparent how much they love what...More

2  Thank nel4395s
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I'm not a dog person. When my wife signed us up for this excursion I wondered why. BUT it turned out to be a wonderful experience. Caitlyn and Mike were truly genuine. The time there was educational and heartwarming. It's definitely a "don't miss "...More

1  Thank Rick T
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

In Alaska for the first time and all my nieces and nephews wanted to play with the puppies. We ended up booking this trip because the other one offered to us was full. What a wonderful thing for us. We could not have asked for...More

1  Thank jenh2os13
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This place was the highlight of my visit to Alaska. The presentation about Alaskan huskies and their lives here was outstanding in every respect. I will never forget our visit.

2  Thank Timothy A
Reviewed August 10, 2018

If you are an Iditarod fan or just love dogs, this is the tour for you! The Santos family invite you right in to entertain and educate you in just a few hours. And of course, being able to hold the puppies is a huge...More

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July 20, 2018|
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Response from abreg56 | Reviewed this property |
As the others have said they are strong, very high energy dogs. When moved around they have to keep the front legs up or the dog will take off. All they want to do is run. They do sleep in a barn, and are the friendliest... More
March 3, 2018|
Response from Mike_DogGoneIt | Property representative |
I'm so glad you want to follow the race! Mike Santos from DogGoneIt is not personally racing in the 2018 race. We are working with our young dogs and spending extra time with our young son, Max, before he starts... More
February 16, 2018|
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Response from Mike_DogGoneIt | Property representative |
Yes, we do pick up at the Denali Princess Wilderness lodge. Please call 907-768-2700 or email to make your reservation.