Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Quick trip to the Sierra Nevada

"Team Arctis" went up north to the Eastern Sierra for a short and sweet run high above the Owens Valley. Temperatures in the low 40s on a clear and crisp day and spectacular views from 7500 ft made the long trip worthwhile.
Now we're back to building carts and getting ready for this weekend's mushing clinic.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Husky Rescue Needs Your Help !

A word from our friends at Huskycamp:

>>I know this is the wrong time for this and not our style,
but we have to
build kennels on our property to become
compliant with the County of
San Bernardino. So we would
like to request supporters of Husky Camp Siberian Rescue
to make any
donations to the kennel cause to:

303 Cameo Dr.
Danville, CA 94526

or go to www.shrrca.com and they have a PayPal account,
please earmark for Hus
ky Camp Kennel Fund.

Thank you all for any help you can offer us at this time.
It will help us to continue doing rescue for the Siberians
of Southern California.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mackey three-peats as Iditarod winds down; Taiga 300 next

Lance Mackey won his 3rd Iditarod in a row, followed by this year's Yukon Quest winner Sebastian Schnuelle and John Baker. As of this moment, 23 teams have finished the race, with another 32 on the trail. For up to the minute results, please visit Iditarod.com

Next up is another Alaska race, the Taiga 300.
We're crossing our fingers for "our team", Spitfire Kennels of Fairbanks, AK (Arctis is proud to be a small sponsor of Spitfire), and wish them all the best and good luck!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Upcoming Events April '09

April is shaping up to be a busy month for us. In addition to producing our carts, we'll be out and about at several events in California and beyond.

April 4th & 5th - 3rd annual Urban Mushing Clinic - Costa Mesa CA
Orange County's Urban Mushing group will hold it's 3rd clinic at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa with guest speaker Carmen Rasmussen of Alpine Outfitters.
"Team Arctis" will attend and bring a cart or two to the event.

April 17th -19th - America's Family PetExpo - Orange County Fairgrounds
Arctis Carts will be part of the Southern California Alaskan Malamute Club and Urban Mushing group's booth for sled dog demonstrations.

April 25th & 26th - NWSDA Spring Fling - Roslyn WA
"Team Arctis" will attend NWSDA's annual spring fling in Roslyn WA. We're going to bring a cart or two with us, so if you're interested, you could save on shipping if you attend or live along the way between Los Angeles and Seattle.

...and a reminder: several beautiful Huskies are still looking for a home.Please see our recent posts here and here for more information, plus check out the "rescue" links on the right hand side of this blog.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mushing Boot Camp Klamath Falls OR, April 30th

Unfortunately, Mushing Boot Camp in Klamath Falls OR has been canceled.
Your next chance to attend will be October 8th - 11th in Togo MN.
For details, please see their website here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Two more Huskies in need of a home

Timber & Wylee are looking for new homes. They're currently staying at "Paws Pet Resort" and are available for adoption.
Timber is a 4 months old black/white Siberian Husky, and
Wylee is an 8 months old Husky mix
Please click on their names for pictures and contact information (.pdf files).

As always, please see the "rescue" links on the right side of this blog for more available dogs.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

It's on! Iditarod 2009 is underway

The 2009 Iditarod started on Saturday March 7th with the ceremonial start in Anchorage, AK, and continues today with the restart in Willow, AK.
For up to the minute coverage, please see Iditarod.com

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Siberian Husky looking for new home

Great news! "Czar" found a new home and now lives with two other Huskies, gets to go on walks and to the dog park daily plus he'll get to join the SoCal "urban mushers" on their dryland and snow runs, whoohoo!
Thanks to Gina at Animal Crackers for placing him in a perfect home!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

2009 Urban Mushing Clinic, Costa Mesa CA, April 4 & 5

It's official --- the 2009 Urban Mushing Clinic will be held on April 4 & 5
at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa! Whether you're a total newbie or an
intermediate urban musher, you will definitely learn a lot from Carmen Rasmussen
of Alpine Outfitters as she will share her vast knowledge on the health, care,
proper use of equipment, and training when it comes to running our dogs.

This information, as well as the registration form, will likewise be posted on
www.urbanmushing.com shortly, and a more detailed schedule will be provided. There
are also plans to have a dinner get-together that Saturday night either at
a restaurant or have a potluck barbecue at a private residence.

If you and your pooches want to join in this fun and informative weekend, please
complete the registration form and mail it in by March 30th. You can download
the form by going to the FILES section of the Urban Mushing yahoo groups site.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Website online...finally!

We were finally able to get organized and have our website go online:

Dryland season is coming up, so please check out our product and keep us in mind, when you're ready for a new rig!