Sled Dogs Serving People Experiencing Disabilities

Our Goal is Simple

To help people experiencing disabilities discover new forms of mobility and independence while engaging with the natural world through the use of a team of sled dogs.

The more donations we get, the more people we can serve.

Please, help us reach our goal.

We want to make this team available to ANYONE with a disability!

Our Mission

Noble Paws provides dog sled training and services for persons with special needs, disabilities and at-risk behaviors. This service includes the use of a trained dog sled team and handicap accessible dog sleds.
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Meet Our Board

A veterinarian, a zoo keeper and a dog musher meet in a room. It’s not the start of a joke… it’s the start of a nonprofit. Our board is diverse and dedicated.
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Noble News & Stories

Read the Noble Paws blog and keep up on the latest news and events. You can subscribe to our RSS feed on the blog page.
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Sled Dogs serving people with Disabilities

News & Stories

  • Our First Equipment Donation
    Our First Equipment Donation
    We just received our first equipment donation. Thank you Teresa V. from Haines. This is an awesome donation. We will be sure to post some pics of our team using our “first” sled. Ain’t she beautiful?
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  • Supporters Nation Wide!
    Supporters Nation Wide!
    Noble Paws has been fortunate to spark the support of people from all over the country. Even before we had our land cleared and our first sled dog in the yard we had nearly 100 supporters. We are honored and humbled to be supported by so many. Thank you everyone. We look forward to keeping […]
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  • Thank You New Sponsors
    Thank You New Sponsors
    We want to welcome our new “Founding” Business Sponsors: Field 2 Frame, Dr. Elizabeth Wolfe, Aurora Animal Clinic and Valdez Veterinary Clinic. It is an honor to have your support. Thank you for helping make Noble Paws available to people experiencing disabilities. We will keep you posted on the good work you are making possible.
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SUPPORT NOBLE PAWS

We will teach anyone experiencing a disability how to run a team of sled dogs.
Your donation of $50 will sponsor a half day of mushing for two people.
A $100 donation will sponsor four people for the day.

Please, help us reach our goal.

…expanding ones ability to interact with the outside world while helping to increase confidence and self-reliance.

Our Board of Directors

  • Steve Vick
    Steve VickPresident & TreasurerSteve moved to Alaska to work as a backcountry ranger in Denali National Park. He stayed the winter to mush dogs and hasn’t left Alaska since. Currently, he is the director of an animal rescue nonprofit.
    • Tracy Mikowski
      Tracy MikowskiSecretaryTracy use to be a zoo keeper as well as the owner of a dog boarding business. Yes, that is a baby seal in her arms. She has cared for and/or rescued about every animal known to man.
      • Betsy Lyons
        Betsy LyonsVice PresidentBetsy used to live in Hawaii where she was a veterinarian. She says she is retired but seems to be keeping pretty busy serving on animal related boards. We are excited to have her on our board. That is her dog (Stella) pictured above.
        • Nene Wolfe, D.V.M.
          Nene Wolfe, D.V.M.Dr. Elizabeth Wolfe, AKA Nene, lives in Juneau. She has spent many years as a volunteer veterinarian for the Iditarod, Yukon Quest and the Copper Basin 300. She is a member of the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association (I.S.D.V.M.A.).
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