Coming to a couch near you:
Dogs retire from racing at all ages, and when that time comes it is important that the dog moves to a place where their lives will be just as meaningful. Usually that is in a pet home, but sometimes it is in a working and running home.
Are you interested in adopting a dog? Or are you a rec musher looking for an older dog with some experience? Please contact us for more information so we can match you with a dog that suits your needs.
Since we do not ask for an adoption fee, I encourage adopters to donate to our favorite dog shelter, the Rolling Dog Farm, who provides a home for life for disabled dogs. We also welcome sponsorship of current dogs!
Things to know about adopting one of our dogs:
All of our dogs that are placed as pets or recreational dogs are placed at no fee. An in-person visit is required and an overnight visit is recommended.
It is important that each dog find the right fit for their personality. Some dogs are more outgoing, some are more introverted. Some have higher activity needs than others. Some might do best with other dogs, while some would be fine by themselves.
Shady Pines Dogs live in a very supportive environment, where they are in the house and are taken for hikes off-leash in the summertime. They are accustomed to cats and many different kinds of people. This environment produces a dog that is confident, content, and adaptable. As a result, they bond fully and completely with their person, and possess a unique confidence and toughness that is not found in other dogs. They make excellent hiking, swimming, and couch-sitting companions.
There will be some things about the transition that will require patience from you. As all of these dogs are trained to pull, transitioning to being on a leash takes dedication of the owner to train them. The shift from being part of a canine pack, to learning to be part of a human-only pack, takes time. But once the adjustment period is over, it is all love.
We currently have no dogs up for adoption or placement, as a few dogs have already quietly slipped away to special homes! However, dogs can retire unexpectedly during the season, so stay tuned and stay in touch.