Meet the Pack


Star, now retired, is one of our lead dogs we adopted from a local shelter. She loves being at the front of the team, loves learning new trails and having new challenges to face. Star is a very brilliant dog, with a spirited heart.


Almanzo was born in 2016 and came to us from Siber Song Kennel in New Hampshire. He is a true working dog in his heart. He most prefers being a serious runner over performing as a family pet. He is a veteran runner with the team and he has always been a true natural. When greeting Almanzo, we must try not to be overly excited because he is very easily excited and energetic; calmness helps him make good decisions when NOT running on the team.


Stormy was born in 2018 and came to us from Siber Song Kennel in New Hampshire. She is our up and coming super-star, very high energy, and very lovable.


Polar was born in 2018 and came to us from Siber Song Kennel in New Hampshire. He is a kind, soft spirited dog who can be shy, but if you let him trust you, will become your friend quickly. Let him come to you (and he will!), for his trust and love.

Hurricane and Mickey

Hurricane and Mickey were born in 2019. Hurricane is full of energy and spirit and is our youngest lead dog. Mickey is a troublemaker and real a wild card on the team – we call him Mick Mack Paddy Whack Cuz He’s Always a Bad Dog. Mickey has the white forepaws.


Cowboy was born in 2019.  He is not the sharpest tool in the shed but he is a powerful wheel dog with a real sweet heart. He is the fan favorite – most likable dog in the kennel.


U-Bolt was born in 2019. Shy and reserved, U-Bolt is sweet to those with the patience to win him over. He is a hard-working team dog.


Ducky was born in 2019. Quirky, like a duck, she is mistaken regarding her species, which leads to a lot of head spinning confusion and wonderment.

Jack White

Jack White was born in 2019. He came into the world yelling like his namesake and he has continued to be a true rock and roller. He is a solid confident runner who is training as a lead dog.


Roamy was born in 2019. He is a good soldier – the best sort of team dog.

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Icarus, or more formally known in our educational programs as “Icky,” now retired, is a petite Siberian Husky with a kind and gentle heart. She often led the team with Star and guided the sled with determination and grace. Icarus loves children and is one of our main dogs that always helps teach the school educational programs.

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Singer, now retired, is an Alaskan Husky who, you guessed it, loves to sing. She has a very out-going personality, is incredibly smart and is another one of our lead dogs here at Run By Dogs. When meeting her, she will definitely “howl” a hello to you!

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Wailer, now retired, is an Alaskan Husky who is extremely sweet, kind and motivated to working. She absolutely loves to run- as soon as her harness comes out she starts to howl with excitement. When she isn’t working, Wailer spends most of her time on the living room couch.


Pyra, now retired, was born in 2015 and came to us from Nature’s Kennel in Upper Peninsula, Michigan. Prior to coming to live with us she was going to try out for a team running the 2016 Iditarod Race. She is very much a puppy still in her spirit- goofy, silly, and sometimes shy. She appreciates people who are calm with her and tell her she is doing a good job!

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Timber, now retired, won our hearts with her generous spirit of pure unfiltered LOVE! She can be very serious at times, but when she is silly – watch out! She loves to talk and announces herself when entering a room. She retired in 2019 to spend her time living with a good friend in their home.

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Moon was a Siberian/ Malamute mix that came to us as a rescue. He was a very naughty boy before we rescued him, eating sheet rock, walls, and doors and considering himself a professional counter surfer. We advocated for his well-being by giving him lots of structure, exercise and socialization. He found a new love in life though – being a wheel dog on our sled team. He loved working at a soteady pace, was very strong, and very social with people and other dogs and will be missed by all who visit the kennel.

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Pulli, won our hearts with her dependability and intelligence as a lead dog. She was an amazingly patient and steady mentor to our younger dogs throughout her time on the dog team. She was a hard working Alaskan Husky and loved running. She was definitely a bit shy, and loved being in the center of her pack and sled team, but her heart could always be won over with doggie treats

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Lux, now retired, was our first Siberian Husky. And boy oh boy, did we learn A LOT from him! He was our red/ golden colored handsome boy who was our dependable strong and solid dog. His focus and slow & steady determination were two of his best dog sled qualities, but snuggling was his best all around quality.

shelby Shelby, 2007 – 2017

Shelby crossed the rainbow bridge in 2017. When Shelby, a Eurohound, joined Run By Dogs, she was already a veteran lead dog. Her gentle and kind heart off the dog team was transformed to an impressive, earnest intensity when in harness. A Eurohound is a cross between an Alaskan Husky and German Shorthaired Pointer. On our team, Shelby was one of our lead dogs. You would often see her and Star working together at the front of the team. Shelby was very brilliant, soft mannered and lovable! She retired in 2015 to spend her time living with our extended family in their home.