improving the lives of pets outdoors

One volunteer, one doghouse, one straw bale at a time....
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If you know of a pet outdoors in need or you would like assistance with your own pets in Alaska, please fill out our Application for Assistance.


Straw for Dogs is a 501(c)3.

Straw for Dogs promotes quality caretaking and provides supplies and resources for dogs outdoors.

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Straw For DogsJanuary 22, 2023 10:11pm
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Straw For DogsOctober 25, 2022 7:19am
Friends in Emmonak
Dr. Laurie YK Vet is heading your way next month!!
Please help solve our overpopulation problem and get your pets fixed!

We need all the help we can to have fewer animals in the YK Delta. There are too many animals and not enough homes!

Please share!
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Straw For DogsOctober 22, 2022 12:32am
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Straw For DogsOctober 11, 2022 1:35am
We will be heading out to Eek in about 2 weeks to provide free spay/neuters!

If you need your pet fixed please give us a call to get on the surgery list. 907-707-7010
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Straw For DogsOctober 9, 2022 7:26pm
Come get your pet micro-chipped for FREE at Alaska SPCA on Saturday, Oct. 22 10am-4pm!

A microchip is one of the best tools for recovering a lost pet!
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Straw For DogsOctober 8, 2022 4:04am
We’re hosting a dog spay/neuter clinic with HVC on October 27th! Please read the flyer below for registration information. You can register at the HAF store. Please message us with questions or call 907-235-7729 to reach our store manager, Cathy.

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how you can help

We encourage concerned citizens to work with caretakers in order to improve the life of a dog outdoors. Talk to your neighbors, offer support (not judgement) and do what you can, where you are. 

Together we can make a difference!

Straw For Dogs is a 501(c)3 organization that depends on individual donations to support our mission of providing supplies and resources for pets outdoors.

Your donation is tax deductible, meaningful and accounted for.

how we help


Straw For Dog assists caretakers and concerned citizens with pets outdoors in Alaska.

Do you know a dog who needs a warm, sturdy shelter? Does your own pet spend time outdoors?

We offer free supplies such as doghouses, straw, food, toys, and treats as well as resources including spay/neuter services and training advice to Alaskan residents.

Please fill out our easy, online application form found on our Application for Assistance page.

success stories


As of November 2022, Straw For Dogs have distributed 417 doghouses and 589 bales of straw.
Together, we can make a difference!


Kenai was adopted from the Mat Su Animal Shelter. As he had previously been kept outdoors, his caretaker contacted us right away for help setting up a cable run and requested a doghouse to help make him comfortable while transitioning him to time in the home.  Kenai...


Niho's family contacted us for a doghouse, citing a disability in the family. Our volunteer visited and built an insulated house for her along with providing toys, straw and treats. What a cutie!


Buddy was found by a Good Samaritan with a badly broken leg. We offered extensive veterinary care and support to this sweet boy and his rescue angel. He has healed up well and is a happy, healthy boy, living with his personal rescue angel and another dog.

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse came to us from Anchorage Animal Care and Control. He was brought there as a young puppy with a broken leg.  Pit bull type dogs like him have limited options for rescue, so we were happy to be able to help, thanks to his long term foster...


Dozer is a lovable lug who was in need of a safe place outdoors. Luckily, his family was open to receiving assistance and in addition to care packages with toys, treats, bowls and a new collar, volunteers were also able to build him a kennel and a warm, insulated...

Butterball and Charlie

Butterball and Charlie enjoy spending time outdoors exploring but were without a shelter. Straw For Dogs worked with their family to provide a shelter with a porch so that these sweet boys have options. We provide care takers with information about using straw instead...