Adopt a Sled Dog
Not every canine athlete wants to be a sled dog- and that's ok! We want our dogs to have loving and caring homes for their whole lives. Whether they be young dogs who don't want to be sled dogs or old athletes ready to retire to a warm bed, we have several dogs looking for their next adventure as "couch dogs"! They need lots of exercise but are great companions- very loyal, trainable, and friendly.
8 Year-Old Intact Male
Houser has a passion for running but he gets distracted very easily and also gets spooked during races. He's very friendly and would be a great fit for someone who wants and active dog to skijor or exercise with! He does not get along with all other males, but does do great with all females.
12 Year-Old Intact Female
Terri has been one of our main race dogs her whole life. She can run anywhere in the team, including lead, and is great at teaching young males their manners! She likes running more than anything, but she is also willing to accept pets. She is very easy going and intelligent. She would be a great companion to someone who doesn't want an exceptionally cuddly/clingy dog.
She would also do well training younger sled dogs at a small kennel, but she can no longer go on extended runs as she has a tweaked back leg that can get inflamed when she runs too hard.
1 Year-Old Intact Female
Tater Tot is an affectionate, people loving, and energetic dog. She is on the smaller side at around 45 lbs. but will only run in wheel where our larger and more powerful dogs typically go. Both of her parents are strong sled dogs that can go anywhere in the team, so she would be ideal for someone looking to train a young dog for cannicross or skijouring. She gets along well with the other dogs at the kennel.
1 Year-Old Intact Male
Hash Brown has never met someone he doesn't want to be best friends with! He is jumpy and excitable, but also sensitive and trainable. He is very playful with both people and other dogs. Such a sweetie and so goofy, he can't wait to join a family that will let him get out his energy!
1 Year-Old Neutered Male
Goose is a very excitable and cuddly boy. He can be a bit skittish and shy at first, but warms up relatively quickly and will grow very attached to his people. He has developed a strong affinity for napping in cozy places as he has recovered from his neuter. He is mostly housebroken, good with cats, and typically comes when called. Although he does not want to run in a team, he does need a lot of exercise. He is super sweet and looking for a home that is ready to get him outside and then snuggle him on the couch.
1 Year-Old Intact Male
Orion is a very affectionate and outgoing dog. He was a shy puppy, but when he hit about six months old he came out of his shell and has become quite gregarious. He came to the Addison County Fair and Field days (pictured) this summer and was great with kids.
He can run on a team, but he will intermittently get freaked out and pancake to the ground. He would do well either in a generally active household or at a smaller/emerging kennel that is able to dedicate more time to individual training.
2 Year-Old Intact Female
Willow is a silly and unique dog. She is very shy at first and will do best in a home with someone who can be patient with her, as her adjustment period may be on the longer side. Once you've earned her trust though, she becomes very loyal an affectionate. As evidenced by the pictures, she certainly has a lot of energy, although she is a bit more mellow inside. She has spent some time getting used to being indoors, loves napping on cushy dog beds, and is good with cats.