Elmer was born July 20th as part of the “Nicknames” litter. He is the most distinctive of the Nickname pups, and he may be the most silly. He started life with a little hiccup— Or without one! As sometimes happens with pups, Elmer came out not breathing, but he was brought to life by Shawn, who helped him take his first noisy / screaming breath. Since then he hasn’t quieted down! He’s living up to the legacy of his noisy Momma and her sisters, and we predict that the ATAO team isn’t going to quiet down anytime soon.

Do you love Elmer already? There are two cool ways to cheer him on down the trail!

Be a Sponsor Be a Buddy
Listed as Elmer’s exclusive, dedicated sponsor for the season


Receive special updates about Elmer

Get a sponsor care package at the end of the season

Listed as one of Elmer’s Buddies


Receive Elmer’s (first!) yearly trading card

Entered in a monthly drawing with Elmer

Click below to learn more about the Buddy system: Be a Buddy to up to five ATAO teammates!

Elmer is sponsored by Mary-Beth!


If you think you should be on this list, or if you want to become a Buddy, go to the EveryBuddy Buddy-Picker page!

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  • Elmer Nicknames Litter, 2021
  • Lineage Rebel (Troshynski) X Maverick (Frozen Trident Kennel)