See How This Avalanche Rescue Dog Is Enjoying Her Retirement

Sky is a 13-year-old Australian Shepherd who spent most of her life as an avalanche search and rescue dog in Alaska. Her owner, Paul, is committed to giving her the best life possible as she enters retirement. “She’s contributed her whole life, so we’re going to help her have a good time the rest of hers.” See their special bond in this touching short from filmmaker Kacey Klonsky.

For more canine stories like this one, visit ProjectUnconditional.com.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

See How This Avalanche Rescue Dog Is Enjoying Her Retirement

Sky is a 13-year-old Australian Shepherd who spent most of her life as an avalanche search and rescue dog in Alaska. Her owner, Paul, is committed to giving her the best life possible as she enters retirement. “She’s contributed her whole life, so we’re going to help her have a good time the rest of hers.” See their special bond in this touching short from filmmaker Kacey Klonsky.

For more canine stories like this one, visit ProjectUnconditional.com.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.