About Us


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Adopting A Friend

All of the sled dogs at the NHSDRHEC have a home and job for life. When they are ready to give house life a try (or truly retire) we enter them into our adoption program and begin searching for their purrfect furrever home. 

Our adoption fee is: $250 and includes: a nose to tail inspection, health certificate, spay/neuter, updated bordetella, DHLPP and rabies vaccine, Ruffwear harness and use of Whistle Pet Tracker (for the first three months). 

Things to consider about adoption a sled dog:

  • We very rarely have puppies/youngsters available adoption. In general our adoptable sled dogs are adults and seniors.
  • Our adoptable sled dogs are typically: Alaskan Huskies, Siberian Huskies, Malamutes and/or mixes of all of the above. 
  • Our adoptable sleds dog are used to living in an outdoor, working environment. This means that they will need to be house trained and exposed to "house stimulus" like stairs, cars, vacuums, wood floors etc. Adopting an adult sled dog is similar to welcoming a puppy.?
  • Our adoptable sled dogs range from medium to high energy. In general they require multiple walks daily and engaging toys when inside the home. A bored/under exercised ?sled dog can be a destructive and anxious sled dog!  ?
  • Our adoptable sled dogs are trained to run and are therefore a high flight risk. We do require that they be on leash or within a fenced in yard at all times until proper recall training has been received. 
  • While our adoptable sled dogs have befriended many kitties in their new homes, we do not have small animals to "test" them with at our facility. Adopters are instructed to monitor all interactions with small animals as there is no telling how they may react. 

Who We Are

The New Hampshire Sled Dog Rescue, History & Education Center (NHSDRHEC) is a 501(c)3 organization that was formed in 2013.

The NHSDRHEC is dedicated to providing a home and job for life to sled dogs in need. In addition to taking in rescue and second chance sled dogs, we also strive to provide education to the public about northern breed dogs and preserve New Hampshire's rich dog sledding history.??

In the past year we have successfully placed over 28 retired sled dogs into wonderful homes and are striving to grow that number even more for 2017! 

Come Visit Us

To learn more about our adoption process or to schedule a time to meet the adoptable sled dogs in person, please feel free to contact us via email or at 1-603-545-4533.  


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