It's National Puppy Day, so it's the perfect excuse to show off our adorable patrol puppies! We dare you to scroll and not say "awww, so CUTE".
P.S. We have a new Patrol Puppy at Squaw Valley that arrived just yesterday. Stay tuned for more adorable photos.
Meet Ridge, Alpine Meadows' newest avalanche puppy
Watson, an Alpine Meadows patrol dog, when he was a little pup last spring.
Trooper hard at work when he was a little guy during the 2015-16 winter season
Huxley hitches a ride with his handler Doug last winter at Alpine Meadows
Boomer sneaking in a few powder turns at Squaw Valley
Riggins as a puppy takes the first chairlift ride up at Alpine Meadows to kick-off his work day
Shaka, on the Squaw Dogs Team, is now 3 years old who loves to swim and do his favorite yoga pose before heading to the slopes: downward dog
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The Squaw Avalanche Rescue Dog program was established back in the 1980s, and comprised of one dog and one handler. From its humble beginnings, the dog program has grown over the years, and at one point had as many as ten active dogs on the hill.