Mush with P.R.I.D.E.?
P.R.I.D.E. stands for Providing
on a Dog's Environment.
The relationship between sled dogs and humans is one of the oldest
bonds of its kind. Modern sled dog owners are proud of their dogs
as canine athletes that are bred and trained to do what they love:
run as part of a team. Mush with P.R.I.D.E. supports the responsible
care and humane treatment of all dogs and is dedicated to enhancing
the care and treatment of sled dogs in their traditional and modern
Specifically, Mush with
was founded to:
Establish guidelines for proper sled dog care and treatment.
Facilitate communication among dog mushers about the
treatment and care of sled dogs.
Educate young people about sled dogs and mushing through
existing youth groups and schools.
Enhance the care of sled dogs by the development of
improved husbandry and veterinary practices.
Promote public understanding about the care, treatment,
and traditional and modern uses of sled dogs.
Welcome and assist beginning mushers.
This organization includes a wide variety of mushers, including
recreationalists and professionals, long-distance and sprint racers,
weight pullers, skijorers, and freight haulers, as well as sled
dog veterinarians and other concerned citizens. We have come together
to work toward our common goals.
How to join
Mush with P.R.I.D.E. membership and participation are
open to all. In addition to a copy of P.R.I.D.E.'s sled dog care
guidelines, members receive a quarterly newsletter, periodic updates
to the guidelines, and a vote in board elections. Annual dues
are $15 for an individual, $20 for a family or club, $5 for youth
under 18 years old, $10 for a non-voting member, and $100 for
a business member. Additional copies of the sled dog care guidelines
can be ordered for $5 each, or for $3.50 each for 10 copies or
more. Our new Equipment Safety Guidelines are also avaiable for
the same price. To join Mush with P.R.I.D.E., click to
print an order form or just send
your name, address, phone number, and membership dues to Mush with P.R.I.D.E., P.O. Box 84915, Fairbanks, AK