August is a retired sled dog who in his prime, ran run at least 3 different Iditarod races. When Jeannine first met August two years ago, he had a broken leg and needed surgery so she began to raise money so he could get his leg fixed. In the process, she fell in love with August and brought him home to live with her. The two have been inseparable ever since. Jeannine and her friend Julie, then decided to create The August Fund to help more dogs like August.