All it took was a few well-placed queries on social media for photos of “Tahoe dogs” and the happy pups came frolicking, prancing, bounding into our inboxes. It was an overwhelming sense of solidarity that the Moonshine crew felt as the dog mamas and papas proudly described their furry friends’ favorite foods, silly habits, and best Tahoe wilderness romps while showing off their photography skills. (Yes, full transparency: The majority of us are dog owners, too.) 

The obvious joy that you felt at sharing your family dogs, your canine companions, your wolf packs shone through in the liveliness and playfulness of your messages and silly, breathtaking, majestic, adorable, downright awesome photos you sent. Thank you doesn’t cut it. 

While we meticulously voted for our favorites for the collage in print and picked the most appropriate ones for other stories in the issue, it was beyond difficult to make cuts. So we didn’t! Every photo that was large enough for our website and set during winter is proudly displayed in the in gallery below.


(Spring and summer submissions will be considered for a project at a later time.)


  • Becca Loux

    Becca Loux relocated to Truckee on a mission to tell stories that are fact-checked and data-driven without sacrificing the human element. She is an avid hiker, biker, skater, surfer, boarder, kayaker, sun-worshiper, and all other important "-ers" relating to the outdoors. Becca's wolfpack recently expanded to include a teenage husky named Koda.

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