Winter Is Here, 14 Rez Pups That Don’t Care

Winter has arrived in many places but for these 14 rez pups it doesn’t phase them from being cute and cuddly.
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Once again ICTMN has decided to pay tribute to some cool Rez Pups.

If you’d like to submit your rez pup photo just send us an e-mail at RezPups@Gmail.com along with a picture, the dog’s name and age, owner’s name, rez you’re from (or near) and city and state – we’ll be glad to post your rez pup pics!

Sara Sioux

Deja Jones from the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming sent us this cool picture of herself and her orphaned pup Sara Sioux. According to Deja, Sara and her rez puppy brother “showed up at my cousin’s house one day.” Deja says she gladly took Sara after they found a home for the other “and the rest is history. (I have) no idea what breed or how old she is. We've had her for about 2 months now. She's one intelligent, hilarious, sweetheart rez doggy!”

Courtesy Mike Williams Jr.

Mike Williams Jr., Yu’pik, and his team will set off on their fifth Iditarod on March 1.

Tina

Dawn Durant of the Paiute Reservation in Bishop, California sent us a gorgeous picture of her black lab Tina, age 4. According to Dawn, “I couldn't decide which picture to send so I sent a few. Tina is so vain.” We think Tina looks great!

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Mike Williams Jr., Yu’pik, and his team will set off on their fifth Iditarod on March 1.

Leo from Chinle

Ashley Begay from the Navajo Nation in Chinle, Arizona sent us this pic of 1 year old Leo. In this pic, Leo a cool Lab had just spent a hard day’s work chasing away the crows in the cornfield. That sure is a big smile after working so hard, great work Leo!

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Mike Williams Jr., Yu’pik, and his team will set off on their fifth Iditarod on March 1.

A Full House– Pepper, Olive, Poppy, Moose, Chelsea, Comet and Foxy

Maria Ali and her husband Paul from Valrico, Florida have sent us a huge crew of Urban Rez pups to include five lab mixes, a greyhound and a Corgi. Maria listed their names for us.

“On the pillow with the blue collar is Pepper a 3 year old lab mix rescue dog. Then the dog on my husband’s head with the red collar is Olive a 6 year old pit/lab mix. On the bottom left is an 8-year-old black mix lab Poppy who we rescued from the dog pound. The big 1-year-old chocolate lab is named Moose. The cute 2-year-old hound/ lab is Chelsea. The 4 year old greyhound is Comet and the corgi mix is Foxy our senior citizen at 16 years old.”

Courtesy Mike Williams Jr.

Mike Williams Jr., Yu’pik, and his team will set off on their fifth Iditarod on March 1.

Mrs. Pennybottom

Robin Arquette from the Yakama Reservation in White Swan, Washington sent us this picture of Mrs. Pennybottom, a mini poodle, Chihuahua and Weiner dog mix who looks like she’s taking a break from a day filled with activities. She sure looks comfortable!

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Mike Williams Jr., Yu’pik, and his team will set off on their fifth Iditarod on March 1.

Kona and Julian Hall

Owners Jenna (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and C.W. (Blackfeet) Hall from Grand Forks North Dakota sent us this GREAT pic of Kona (3 year old chocolate lab) and Julian (22 month old cane corso/Italian mastiff). According to the Hall family, Kona and Julian “are just two rez pups trying to keep to our roots as our human parents pursue their degrees off the rez.”

“Even though we're purebred and not mutts like the traditional rez pup, we don't let pedigree/blood quantum define us! For example, in this photo you can see we've tracked some little tricksters (notice the door at the base of the tree) and we've been known to go running with the family horses when visiting our dad's family in Montana. Also, our dad's previous rez pup was a Rottweiler who ran the creek he lived on and was known to take on Grizzly bears; we feel confident that as a team we could protect our human family just as well.” We believe it!

Courtesy Mike Williams Jr.

Mike Williams Jr., Yu’pik, and his team will set off on their fifth Iditarod on March 1.

Envy

Monicca and Clinton Pushetonequa sent us this pic of Envy. According to Monicca, “Envy is a razors edge/Gotti blue pitbull. She is 10 weeks old and is from Sac & Fox of the Mississippi Valley/Meskwaki Settlement. She enjoys playing with our 22-month-old daughter Leilani, long naps, and anything she can discover.

Courtesy Mike Williams Jr.

Mike Williams Jr., Yu’pik, and his team will set off on their fifth Iditarod on March 1.