Four-time Iditarod winner tries out the Pawtrekker

By David F. Rooney

Jeff King is no stranger to long-distance travel, whether it’s the brutally tough Iditarod Race or driving from his home in Alaska south across the continent to see friends in the Lower 48 — with a side stop in Revelstoke to try out a Pawtrekker dog scooter, for which Colin Horkley is the North American distributor.

“I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time,” said the four-time Iditarod winner. “You have to exercise sled dogs a lot. I tried it with a little scooter and almost broke my neck. Then I saw an ad for the Pawtrekker in a magazine, found out that the area code (of the number in the ad) was in British Columbia and decided to stop her and try out a Pawtrekker.”

King enjoyed it so much he bought one. In fact, he liked it so much he may become a Pawtrekker distributor when he returns to Alaska.

“He bought a Pawtrekker to use over the winter and will be back in April on his way back to Alaska and will hopefully pick up more of the new model,” Kathryn Horkley said. “He is keeping in touch and says hopefully we can work together as Jeff might, depending on the reaction he gets with the scooter, become a distributor… he was very keen.”

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Colin Horkley (left) describes the differences between two of his Pawtrekker dog scooters to four-time Iditarod Sled Dog Race winner Jeff King (second from the right) and Kathryn Horkley and King's nephew Aaron Davis listen. King said he ran across a Pawtrekker ad in a sled dog magazine and decided to drop in while driving from his home in Alaska down to see friends in the continental U.S. David F. Rooney photo
Jeff King tries out a Pawtreker scooter with his eager sled dog Deets. Sled dogs need a lot of exercise in the off-season and the Pawtrekker is an ideal vehicle for giving them a work out. King said he had tried a number of other products before coming to Revelstoke for a whirl on Horkley's product. David F. Rooney photo
Deets and King after their initial trial of the Pawtrekker. David F. Rooney photo