Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel is located in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. We offer year round dog-sledding adventures that range from 2 - 50 miles. All of our dog-sledding experiences are designed to be hands on to the comfort level of the guests. Participants ages 2 and up are given the opportunity to meet and greet our rescue and second chance sled dogs, help harness and hitch their team and even help drive the sled (at musher discretion for guests and dog safety of course)! As always, the proceeds generated from our tours go directly to covering the expenses involved in taking in these incredible canine athletes and providing them with a home and job for life.
The 100+ sled dogs that call us home vary in breed and background. We currently have Alaskan Huskies, Siberians, Malamutes and mixes of all of the above. Our kennel is comprised of sled dogs that have varying backgrounds, however we do have three distinct “groups” of sled dogs:
The “original sled dogs” – these are the old timers (or offspring of the old timers) that returned from Alaska with owner when he started mushing.
The “second chance sled dogs” – these are sled dogs that come from wonderful working backgrounds and were taken really great care of but needed somewhere else to call home (perhaps their musher was looking to retire or downsize the team etc).
The “rescue sled dogs” – these are the sled dogs that come from ruff backgrounds and needed somewhere else to call home for their safety and overall wellbeing.
Regardless of their breed or background, all of our sled dogs share the common traits of friendliness towards people, a love for running and the cold. If one of our sled dogs is ready to retire or give house life a try we then find them the purrfect furrever home through our adoption program.
The humans who work at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel consist of a bunch of dog lovers and adrenaline junkies. Our employees are the hardest working individuals we know. When you have over 100 dogs that are relying on you there is no such thing as a “time clock”. Our staffs favorite thing to do is share their passion and adventure of dog sledding, mushing is truly a “labor of love”.