As a sled dog rescue we maintain a solid group of working dogs to help pull the sled down the trail and keep those in our care healthy and happy doing what they love. Maintaining this group allows us to have two solid steadily working teams ready at all times as our numbers fluctuate with new dogs coming in and others adopting out.
In order to rehabilitate many of our new rescues, and participate in our many outreach programs within the community, we have found that keeping this core of seasoned working huskies helps us not only welcome visitors to the trail but also reduces the time new dogs are required to remain under rehabilitation status as they gain comfort and confidence from those who have been here the longest.
We affectionately refer to the dogs who we depend on the most as our 'Rough Riders' - Thani, Boreas, Hermes, Calypso, Zephyr, Juno and Remus. These dogs have worked with us day in and day out on the hardest toughest trails you can imagine. Through deep cold, snow storms and drifted trails this small core team has seen so much and work together so well they make our time on the trail effortless.
As soon as the snow hits the ground there they start off the season by setting the trail for the rest of our travels. This team knows their commands so well that using the sled break is often not an issue. As the season moves along and more snow comes our way other dogs are added to fill out the team, often with a new rescue or two to test and evaluate their trail abilities.
Like all the dogs who reside at the Sanctuary each one is an individual with their own wonderfully unique personalities. Read more by clicking on the links at the top of your screen or follow the running husky below to learn about each one...