How This Dog Rescues People in the Alaskan Wilderness

Scott Swift and his family adopted their Alaskan husky, Nanook, as a pet, not expecting him to become a rescue dog for the region. The family lives near the 23-mile-long Crow Pass Trail in Alaska’s Chugach Mountains, where Nanook often disappears to for days at a time patrolling the trails and watching out for hikers at risk. Scott said if a hiker is in danger—falling down a mountainside or swept away by the current in the river—Nanook rescues them and remains with them until help arrives.

Check out the many adventures and rescues Nanook has performed—so far.