Zoya DeNure is a veteran musher and works at rehabilitating and rescuing dogs with her friend John Schandelmeier when not training for the Iditarod.
DeNure and Schandelmeier own and operate Crazy Dog Kennels, where 25 of their 45 sled dogs are rescues. "We're retraining these 'discarded' dogs and running them in the main team or placing them with the appropriate musher" says DeNure. "We're excited to say we're making a difference, one dog at a time."
For more info and photos on DeNure's 2012 Iditarod team or to learn more about Crazy Dog Kennels, you can check out dogsleddenali.com!