February 2 is Sled Dog Day!

Love Sled Dogs? So do we!

“National Sled Dog Day” is quickly approaching and we have a soft spot in our hearts for these dedicated and driven heroes of the north.

Did you know that the Siberian Husky has been around for over 3,000 years? The breed was developed by the Chukchi people of northeastern Asia. Huskies first came to the U.S. in the early 1900’s, and in 1925, teams of husky dogs delivered diphtheria antitoxin to Nome in the dead of winter. Their accomplishment is now celebrated every year on the first Saturday in March by the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

We publish more than fifteen books about sled dogs and we are excited to introduce our newest members of the litter: Joseph Robertia’s Life with Forty Dogs: Misadventures with Runts, Rejects, Retirees, and Rescues and Pam Flowers’ Sojo: Memoirs of a Reluctant Sled Dog. Read an excerpt of Life with Forty Dogs here and learn more about the author and Rogues Gallery Kennel here (photos above by Joseph Robertia.) Read an excerpt of Sojo here–it’s written from the dog’s perspective!–and learn more about arctic explorer Pam Flowers here.

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.
For me they are the role model for being alive.

Gilda Radner

Have room in your life for a husky? Click this link to AdoptaPet and this link to H2M2 to see huskies available for adoption in your area. (Below are two beautiful dogs, Dakota and Vito, rescued by co-workers.)