Past Events!

Shaver Lake - SNDD RACING ADVENTURE - March 2 & 3, 2008!

It was nice to see old friends and make new ones. A huge THANK YOU to Hugo, John and April for organizing this event and making us feel at home and also all the volunteers who make events like this possible. Also Karen Yeargain and Shae for words of wisdom (and thanks to Rainy for walking us through the wax-on, wax-off process).

Race Results

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Pictures of the Shaver Lake area and the Tamarack Ridge "fun run"



2009 Rose Parade Expo
Pasadena, CA
January 1 - 3, 2009
Our 2008 Urban Mushing Clinic was simply amazing! 

We all learned so much thanks to our guest speakers, Carmen and Becky.   We can't wait for next year!

And thanks a lot to all who participated in the clinic --- it was great to see both old and new faces alike. Special thanks to Benu for the canine massage class (although I would rather train my dogs to give me one), Peggy and Dennis for bringing over the barbecue grill (complete with cook), Kecia for coordinating the potluck, Excel Futures (Mark and Chris Waggoner) for providing the weekend breakfasts, Karen Liane for the chauffer service and registration packets, Joan for her incredible photography and Matt and Claire for opening up their home and playing host to our guests.

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Urban Mushing at the Pet Expo - What a Weekend!
                                           Friday April 11 to Sunday April 13, 2008

...and I say that only because it was hot! It started out hot on Friday but it got even hotter on Saturday and Sunday as it climbed up to the upper 80s/low 90s. It is ironic that of all the weekends to get a heat wave in April, it had to be this past weekend. We did our best to keep the dogs cool and even had a kiddie pool as well as misters set up for them on Sunday. 

Nonetheless, it was a fun time. We were able to provide a little bit of information and education by doing the demos and also talking to people who came by the booth. Of course, Nichole was there showcasing her team of malamutes, jindos and siberians pulling the Fritz-Dyck cart while Paul did his demo on the sacco cart, and we also had a "backpacking with your dog" demo. I had the scooter portion with the 3 brats and additional "props" were ably provided by Heather and her malinois, and our two junior urban mushers Zach and Dylan (Zach was even brave enough to scooter with a couple of giant wolf hybrids during our last demo). 

Thanks to the volunteers who came to help man the booth, to Dennis for the album of pics of this year's activities, and to Three Dog Bakery for the sample biscuits that we handed out to the event-goers. And a huge and special THANK YOU once again to Tom and Tina Dunn of Double T Kennels ( and the Southern California Alaskan Malamute Club (, as well as their crew, for making all this happen. They have been coordinating this working dog exhibit with the Pet Expo organizers these past three years and have even provided the booths and other logistical requirements. All we had to do was show up --- it was truly a great opportunity to give the public a little taste of what we do and hopefully get some of their dogs involved in another alternative to getting much needed physical and mental exercise.

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The 2007 (not so) Great Serum Run and Potluck!
Saturday, December 8th Fairview Park in Costa Mesa.

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Pictures from our Great San Gorgonio Hike June 9, 2007 (courtesy of Joan - thanks Joan!!) 
Paws Around the Park - Costa Mesa, CA
Urbanmushing Demo Saturday May 19, 2007
America's Pet Expo!
April 13, 14, 15, 2007
Costa Mesa Fairgrounds

Here are a few pics of some of the demos that were happening at the Pet Expo this weekend. As you will see from the slideshow, we need to give a huge round of applause to all the volunteers who contributed endless hours to make this event a huge success and to Tom & Tina Dunn for organizing another great year. My hat goes off to you all!!!

And last but certainly not least, none of this would have been possible without all the help from our illustrious canine ambassadors!! We are so proud of you all. Just click on the link below and see our ambassadors in action..... (thanks Joan for the wonderful slideshow!!!)

Here are two excellent video clips courtesy of Clement Productions:
Our first-ever Urban Mushing Clinic

February 17 & 18, 2007
was an incredible success! 

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Day 1 of Dogs Across America was deemed a howling success by everyone involved...we had great weather and better yet, great company and GREAT dogs!  Thirteen dog teams ran today - the number of miles are still being calculated but it is a great start for California!

If Day 1 was a howling success, Day 2 will need to be called a  howling and yowling success!!!

See photos and read reflections from our wonderful weekend!


Day 1 - Saturday November 18, 2006

Read Rancy's report of the first day's activities!!!

Day 2 - Sunday November 19, 2006

Read Rancy's report of the second day's activities!!

Read Sheryl's comments about the wonderful weekend!!

Read the Chico Enterprise Record Newspaper article!

photo First-Annual Barbecue and The (not-so) Great Serum Run at Fairview Park - Saturday October 28, 2006

Read reflections about this great event and see additional pictures!


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