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 DogsNovember 30, 2021 1:16am
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Straw For DogsOctober 25, 2021 9:01pm
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Straw For DogsOctober 20, 2021 7:47pm
KPAL Rescue’s Howl-o-ween Drive-Thru Chip n’ Clip 💜🐾

We’ve seen time and time again how microchips can reunite families once a pet becomes lost or missing. In an effort to get more pets in our community microchipped, we’re holding a Howl-o-ween Chip n’ Clip! 🎃 In addition to microchipping, The Dog Father Grooming and Paws-itively Pampered Grooming will be clipping nails! AND Artistic Snapshots Photography will be at this event with a photo booth for pet portraits! We will be posting the photos on Facebook for attendees to download.

This event will be in the parking lot of the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Saturday, October 30th from 12pm-2pm.

Microchip - $20
Nail Clip - $10
Photos - free with Chip + Clip OR $10 for two photos only

Bringing your pet in costume is encouraged, but not required. 👻 See you there! 🤗

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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 September 2020, Straw For Dogs have distributed 339 doghouses and 434 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...