Commitment to Exceptional dog care and ethical mushing
We are proud to hold high standards for ourselves and our fellow mushers when it comes to dog care. At the Alaska Dog Center, we strive to provide our canine athletes with the most fulfilling and comfortable lives possible and to educate our guests and fellow dog lovers about the fantastic lives of sled dogs. Visit us in Willow, AK and we will happily answer any questions you may have about the ethics of dog mushing.
Hanging up the harness Program
Retired sled dog make loyal, enthusiastic, and loving companions. Once sled dogs are ready to “hang up the harness,” mushers will find pet homes for their dogs or bring them into their own home for their senior years. The Alaska Dog Center has a long term goal of operating tours exclusively with sled dogs who are ready to retire into a pet home and are available for adoption by our guests. We take in dogs from fellow mushers and help introduce them to indoor “pet dog” life while they run tours with us. Currently we have a few dogs who are available for adoption through our Hanging Up The Harness program. Click here for more information.
Fall in love with one of our dogs during your visit, but are unable to adopt? Consider sponsoring one of our Hanging Up The Harness canines. All sponsorship donations will go towards feeding, vaccinating, and other basic dog care for our HUTH dogs as we help them find their perfect retirement home. With your sponsorship you will receive an 8×8 tile photo of your sponsored dog and monthly updates, photos, and videos of your sponsored canine until they are adopted. Also, feel free to purchase anything from our Amazon wishlist for our dogs, including toys, treats, and gear! We greatly appreciate your support!