The following dogs aren't the best sled-dogs but are also not the easiest dogs to be re-homed, they would therefore definitely benefit more from staying with us and having their stay here sponsored (since they cannot earn their keep) than they would by heading to new homes.
Don't worry if you cannot afford the full cost of keeping the dog here through the year (as detailed in sponsorship options). Any help at all towards each of these characters will be much appreciated.
Offically the biggest dog on the whole farm. When he was born he weighed a huge 560 grams and during adulthood he is still impressively heavy. When you look at his face he does oftentimes look a little grumpy but he is infact a very happy dog and enjoys attention and meeting new people. He is darker and a little bigger than his brother Drizen and enjoys running with him in wheel. However, he tends to have a problem with pooping when he starts to run faster than he is comfortable with, and he has never learned to poop 'on the go'. When such a large dog stops to try to poop (which happens with him frequently), unfortunately the whole team grinds to a halt. Hence for the sake of the rest of the dogs who keep being pulled backwards by him, we are actively looking for a new home for him and in the meantime, would be very happy to have some extra help with keeping him healthy since he certainly doesn’t earn his own keep.
Sister to Patapov, Drizen and Fala, KGB is a big and loving girl. KGB often looks angry but she is actually a big softie who enjoys cuddles and getting attention. Even though she isn't the greatest sled-dog as she can be a little unpredictable with other dogs when she gets excited, and her large frame means that she struggles to keep up with many of our faster Alaskan husky mixes. She still enjoys running and being part of the team. Even though she doesn’t mind the cold, we still think she would be better suited to resting on a comfy couch. KGB’s sister, Fala, was lucky enough to be adopted by one of our guides when he left us to return to France. KGB misses her sister and would very much like her own soft couch to sleep on. In the meantime, we enjoy giving her cuddles since she has one of the softest dog hair coats on the farm. KGB stands out with her unsual howl which can sometimes sound like a cow mooing.
Ronnie is a rescue from a nearby farm that we managed for a short while. After we stopped working with them, we were super sad to see that a large number of dogs were put down at the end of the season to save having to feed them throughout the summer months. We reached back out to them to say that we were willing to find alternative homes for the ones they didn’t want and to keep them in the interim. In this way, we were able to rescue Ronnie. Ronnie was one of the results of (many) unplanned breedings between a Pyrenees Mastiff (Roi) and female huskies from that farm. Unfortunately, his heavy bone structure means that he doesn’t really enjoy running safaris - particularly longer ones. Instead, he just plods away on short tours (like Drizen, Patapov and KGB) but essentially we are just keeping him here until we can find a new home for him. We would definitely appreciate some financial help to keep him here in good health in the interim.