MCGRATH, Alaska (KTUU) — A stray dog has run with two Iditarod teams from Finger Lake to Rainy Pass.
After running 30 miles overnight, the dog was taken onto a plane and flown back to Finger Lake.
The dog is said to live down at Winter Lake Lodge at Finger Lake. As teams passed by the checkpoint Sunday evening, the dog decided to run alongside Pete Kaiser and Ryan Redington.
The dog made the 30-mile trip running between the teams and seemed in good health when it arrived.
Redington said he's never had a village dog run alongside his team for a whole leg of the race.
It was a good looking dog, Redington said, and he suspected it may share the same bloodline as his grandfather, Joe Redington, Sr.'s dogs.
After a memorable adventure, the dog was taken onto a plane and flown back to Finger Lake.