As founder of Animal Rescue Corps, Haisley has seen thousands of dogs fall painfully short of coping with the elements.
He has seen them have to adapt suddenly to brutal cold, not by growing denser fur or thicker pads, but by acts of sheer desperation.
"I have cut free a chained golden retriever who had managed to create his own igloo in an attempt to retain his body heat," he tells The Dodo. "I have removed deceased pit bull puppies stuck in a frozen mud puddle."
Despite the staggering risk for so many breeds, Kellogg says there is indeed a dog for all seasons.
Consider the working dogs of Canada's North. Sled dogs. Huskies.
They're animals, Kellogg says, who have consistently been exposed to extreme cold. As a result, they've been given the time to physically adapt.
While Haisley agrees that over time, dogs can learn to physically manage the cold, it's their mental environment that becomes the most desolate place of all.