JACKSON, Wyo. -

The sponsor of the Stage Stop Sled Dog Race will donate dog food to eight animal shelters along the race route.
    
Pedigree announced Thursday that it will donate a year's worth of dog food to seven shelters in Wyoming - in Jackson, Alpine, Pinedale, Lander, Big Piney, Kemmerer and Evanston - as well as to a shelter in West Yellowstone, Mont.
    
The 18th annual Stage Stop Sled Dog Race will include parts of Montana, Idaho and Utah on its course this year, in addition to running through Wyoming.
    
It starts Jan. 25 in Jackson.