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Straw For DogsFebruary 26, 2024 11:57am
Can anyone help please?
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Straw For DogsFebruary 26, 2024 7:39am

This is heartbreaking and horrific. If anyone knows the monster, who did this, please message me. You will be kept anonymous.

There are disgusting things like this happening all over the state. I am so sick of seeing the cruelty the animals in Alaska are subjected to. Just think of the ones we never know about for everyone that is saved, there are a more who suffer and die at the hands of monsters.

Please help make it stop. If you know people that do things like this, please reach out, please turn them in if you can remain anonymous and I will turn them in.

Please donate if you can help with Aces vet care expenses. 🙏🏻
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Straw For DogsFebruary 19, 2024 8:08pm
Update: foster still needed! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

In Fairbanks: Need a temporary foster for Annie! Her owner needs to be hospitalized and will not go until she knows Annie is okay.

Not sure how long she will need a foster. But she loves Annie and does not want to surrender her.

We are not sure exactly how old Annie is but over 5 for sure. She is a greyhound. Husky mix. She is spayed and up to date on shots. Annie is not good with small dogs or cats. But okay with other big dogs. Not sure about kids. She is sweet but skittish so maybe older kids.

If you can foster Annie while her owner gets medical care please let me know. 🙏🏻
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Straw For DogsFebruary 17, 2024 12:18pm
This is Hope in Iliamna! Thank you ACE Cargo for shipping this house and straw out for Hope. Hope also let her puppy try out the new house. These dogs are blessed to have families that ALLOW them to spend time INSIDE the home with their people as well as be outside at times. Now they have an insulated house and straw for their outside times.

We wish all the dogs living outside had the chance to be inside with their people at least some of the time. Dogs want to be with their pack which is their people. They can really benefit from spending time with the family inside or on walks together, etc. Please try to make time to include your dogs in your everyday life. They need you.
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Straw For DogsFebruary 11, 2024 2:02pm
Update on Sasha! The German Shepherd, who was used in a Puppy mill, until she almost died during her last litter.
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Straw For DogsFebruary 10, 2024 6:23pm
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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 June 2023, Straw For Dogs has distributed 478 doghouses and 677 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...