Second Chance Musher Team
(None of these dogs are for adoption)
Kodah is my gentle giant of my group. He was a puppy that suffered from the deadly virus of PARVO. Luckily, he survived and has grown into a 115lbs of pure love. Everywhere Kodah goes you will hear his loud bellows and see the perma-grin on his face. He loves meeting new people and new dogs.
Rhyno is my big Goliath of the group. He came from a home who had too many dogs on site and the owners knew getting him a new home was best for him. Rhyno is my big boy of the team but he thinks he is a lap dog. Don't let his age fool you though, he is still full of spunk at the age of 8.
Malakai is the only puppy that I ever adopted. I rescued her from a shelter near Grand Rapids, MI. She is full of so much spunky personality. Malakai loves swimming, eating pots of chili, running lead on the team, and hogging the bed. You will find most of the stories in "Who Did it Now? My Life with Sled Dogs" is based on this little girl.
Bandit arrived to Second Chance Mushers from a family who understood the needs of a Siberian Husky and realized that they could not provide him with what he needed. He is my sweet, quiet, and calm boy of the pack. Sometimes you may not even know he is in he room with you but put a harness on him and you will get a wild man.
Luna is a sweet, little girl who came to me from a family who could not provide the needs of a Siberian Husky. She had been placed in a crate for long periods in her young life,resulting she has permanent hair loss to her back two feet. Her terrible start has not stopped this beautiful girl. Luna has become one of my best lead dogs for the Second Chance Musher team.
Katori is a spit fire of energy on the Second Chance Musher team. She arrived at around 8 months of age and had been constantly escaping her owners home. This is a trait of this breed and the owners decided is was in her best interest to be placed in a new home. She is a power house on the rear of the team pulling a majority of the weight. You can hear her screams of excitement from miles away as she is harnessed up. One thing is for sure, this little girl loves to run!
Dartanian is young boy on the Second Chance Mushers team who was adopted from a shelter near Manistee, MI. It was reported to the shelter that Dartanian was found tied to a mailbox in the middle of nowhere. He was adopted out a returned for reasons I am not aware of. The minute I saw this young boy, I feel in love. He is beyond happy all the time, grinning from ear to ear. Dartaninan can run in any position on the team which makes him a valuable team member.
Kodiak came to Second Chance Mushers with his son Buck. Buck was adopted out but I fell in love with this big "ham bone". His owner understood that he did not have the time for these two dogs and so they were surrendered to Second Chance Mushers. Kodiak is a large, square and lovable boy who enjoys any kind of food he can get. He swoons in all the attention he receives from his adoring public out when giving rides as well.
Donte was a Second Chance Musher foster boy who decided to stay. He is a malamute mix and is full of life. He brings an energy to the team that can be comparable to that of a steam engine. Donte has a drive to run to and pull making dog sledding the life for him. Donte came to SCM as an owner surrender because he was portraying that run away trait of this breed. They realized that he needed a better life to fulfill his need to run and so he came to me. He now hogs the bed, plays hours on end with his new sister Malakai and seems to just be loving life. Welcome home big boy!
Sweet baby girl Harley came from a neglect situation that involved around 30 other huskies. When she came to me, she was covered head to toe in scabs, underweight, and feared everyone in the world. She has since come out of her shell around me but other people who show her kindness, she is just not ready for yet. Harley absolutely loves the SCM pack. I feel that they are the reason she trusts me. Everyday is filled with laughter and antics from this little girl. She is training in lead with Luna and Malakai and I expect great things out this young lady.
Meet Miss Lucy! Lucy is the sweetest of all my dogs. It is believed she is lab/shepherd/husky mix. She loves lounging on the couch, being pet, and eating. She interacts well with kids and other dogs. Lucy has been through a lot in her life and has been bounced around. This created some anxiety for the poor girl. She has improved so much, but she can still at times have a fear of being left behind. Car rides still create some anxiety and this big girl has been working on that.
My name is Sarah and I am the musher of this amazing group of dogs. These dogs are my and life and they mean everything to me. I have been dog sledding for over 10 years and it has become my passion. All the dogs on my team are rescued because this breed can be so misunderstood. More times than not it because their physical needs are not being met. My dogs come first in my life and I will always make sure that they are healthy and happy. Keep Calm and Dog Sled On!