Sled dogs love to run! It's an instinctive breed-specific behavior just like Springers love to flush and hunt, Retrievers love to fetch, and Collies drive cattle or sheep. We never make our dogs run, and in the very rare occasion one of our pack doesn't enjoy it we find them a happy home as a family pet.
Each of our sleds comfortably seats 2 Adult guests with a combined weight limit of 400 lbs.
Not really, Each of our sleds is rigged with a sled bag. A wind proof, zip-up bag our Guests sit inside that protects them from the elements. We also have soft, cozy blankets for you to wrap up in, and thick comfortable cushions for you to sit on.
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Guides are the unsung heroes of the travel business. They are storytellers, teachers, and skilled athletes with a true passion for sharing what they love. Tipping is customary to show your guide you appreciated and enjoyed what they brought to your experience. 15%-20% is standard.
Absolutely! You'll want memories to share and there are great photo opportunities!
-Gloves or Mittens
-Neck Warmer or Scarf
Yes! We can run up to four sleds at any one time!
Our tours directly support our Dogs. They help to feed, house, and care for the dogs that run as well as their retired companions who live out the rest of their days with us. A canceled tour without adequate notice can impact the circumstances and quality of care of our dogs. Please understand that their well-being is our top priority!
Bookings of less than 3 sleds:
With 7 days notice or more a full refund will be issued.
Within 7 days and up to 48 hours before your tour, no cancellations will be accepted. You may rebook your tour or a Gift Card will be issued. There is a 100% charge for tours canceled within 48 hours. Late arrivals or missed tours will be charged in full.
Bookings of 3 sleds or more:
There is a 100% charge for cancellations within 7 days of your tour or for missed tours. Late arrivals or missed tours will be charged in full.
Our trails are located at 911 Station Road in Hebron Maine, This is where your Tour will be. Our Oxford location is Home to our Kennel
We run in the snow, rain, and cold weather. Refunds will not be issued in the event of inclement weather. A list of what to wear and bring is provided in our confirmation emails. Guests are encouraged to prepare accordingly. We reserve the right to cancel tours if we deem the elements to be unsafe or unfit for the sled dogs, staff, or guests. This includes but is not limited to extreme cold, unsafe trail conditions, and/or lack of snow. Guests will be issued a full refund or may reschedule their tour if they choose.
We do not have any age restrictions! We have had infants as young as 6 months and adults as old as 93 years!
Our Sled dogs are Alaskan Huskies with some Eurohounds and German Shorthaired Pointers. These amazing dogs are bred for speed, stamina, perseverance, and intelligence. They have quick, efficient gaits and remarkable strength for their size! Alaskan Huskies are not bred for their appearances like their relatives the Siberian Huskies, their size, eye color, and coat color, and length can vary from dog to dog. Alaskan Huskies have an amazing tolerance for cold, and unlike Siberians, they can acclimate to warmer climates. Many of our Eurohounds or German Shorthaired Pointers come to us as second-chance dogs. They are exceptionally fast as they are usually bred for sprint dog racing!
While some of our dogs come to us as rescues or second-chance dogs, many of them have a family line that can be traced back up to 8 Generations started by my Father's sled dogs! This line of Dogs has been with my family for the past 36 years!
Our second-chancers come to us for many reasons. They have working dog backgrounds but their owner can no longer care for them or their Kennel has closed or downsized. Many of them come to us as sprint dogs that weren't fast enough to make the team and need a new 'Furr-ever' home.
Not really. Our Dogs are our Family, they happily retire and live out the rest of their days here with us. We have a Geriatric specific Kennel where they spend their days lazing in the sun and rolling in the snow! We have in the past adopted out a few younger dogs that did not have much interest in dog sledding, they are now therapy dogs or family pets.