Military dog trainer Jose Armenta never expected to fall for his bomb-sniffing German Shepherd, Zenit. But a life-changing accident in 2011 taught Jose to open his heart to the dog. Then, it was Jose’s turn to save Zenit.
With a powerful blizzard sweeping across the Alaskan Interior, the Great Serum Run of 1925 was in serious jeopardy. But Togo, Balto, and their determined mushers refused to back down in the face of adversity. The lives of the children back in Nome were hanging in the balance.
In 1925, a deadly diphtheria outbreak gripped the town of Nome, Alaska. Togo, a 12-year old Siberian Husky, was chosen to run a 674-mile relay to transport a vital case of medicine across the Alaskan interior. He’d find help in the form of an unremarkable 6-year old Husky named Balto.
Born on a farm in Switzerland, Buddy was far more than just an ordinary 1920s working dog. She was a German Shepherd bred to fight alongside soldiers, help police track criminals, and assist the Red Cross. But Buddy’s true destiny was yet to come—becoming America's first seeing-eye dog.
Every Monday, hear tales of inspiration from all breeds of life in the new Parcast original series, Dog Tales. Each episode is as unique as the pups themselves, and sure to bring you closer to the furry friend in your life. Like “Buddy” the German Shepherd—the world’s first official seeing-eye guide dog. Or Huskies “Balto” and “Togo,” the sled-dogs who made a life-saving medical delivery from Anchorage to Nome. Dog Tales premieres ... Read more