Our main musher was born into dogsledding. Because of that, she has actively been out on many trails with many other amazing mushers in the dogsledding community for over 30 years. In that time, there have been many pressures - like climate change, animal welfare and health, etc - and consequently many changes that have driven changes in the sport, such as timing of training and learning leading ways to care for our canine friends. Each mushing operation operates a little differently, but we pride ourselves in being a part of some incredible communities of practice whose members that we learn from are leading the way in dogsledding activities.
As a result our operation doesn't actually own any dogs.
That's right. All of our dogs have their own families that they live with when they are not out on the trails. We like to say that we are the equivalent of the fun aunt that brings the nieces and nephews out for adventures to give their parents a break. Dogs are picked up or dropped off at a pre-arranged meeting point, where we give the dogs time to meet, catch up, play, and then we bring out their work outfits and much to their delight, we head out on the trails. After our runs, each and every dog goes back home to their families and lives the happy normal life of a pet.
A pet that's a stellar athlete that is. Over the fall training and touring season, we work closely with each family on care practices, health, diet, and training to make sure that these athletes are treated as athletes while living a rich awesome life with their families :)
Our work during the summers has given us the chance to work with incredible individuals and organizations. Over the years this has now culminated into a stunning variety of trails through every possible type of ecosystem across some of the most beautiful landscapes throughout Bruce and grey counties.
We are forever thankful to all who we work with through our sledding. It is because of some incredible collaboration that this beautiful sport is able to thrive in a new and unique wa
Randall lives with the main musher. He had 4 homes before he was 11mo old, but he has found his place. He is a big boy, a VERY strong boy, and is making his way into primary lead on our teams. He can dig a crater the size of a house in record time, but with those shovel sized paws of his, he can cover some major ground in no time.
Boo is a purebred siberian husky who joined our team in 2021. He showed such exceptional speed in the boot camp that he attended that he joined our first ever race team, that participated in the Can Am Crown the same year. He lives at his home in Port Elgin
Zorro has had a number of homes before coming to live at the family team. He is an alaskan husky, who because of his large size and youthful demeanor made him a welcome addition to the family.
Bandit is a purebred siberian husky who went from experiencing extreme anxiety in his youth, to being one of the snuggliest of the dogs that we run. During runs off leash, he is usually found as close to his owner as possible.
Gracie is a purebred siberian husky who is probably the loudest girl that we run. Full of energy, she is probably the bossiest of females! She had a number of different homes before she found her forever home.
The newest addition to the family team in Saugeen shores, this little one enjoys trips in the canoe and is a bestie of our littlest musher. He is a purebred Siberian husky, and has shown such an amazing demeanor both off leash and on the team that he is now the latest being trained in lead.
Indy lives part time up in Northern Ontario then during the winters spends time in our hometown
LIloup is our core dog that lives with our own family here at Green Feet. Shes hardcore. Period
Igloo is our resident Canadian Inuit Dog and is a beast
Timber has JUST graduated onto our teams this year. He is a purebred Malamute, and is also McTierras brother. We are looking forward to working with him this year.
Miska is our 4 yr old knucklehead who is an absolute bundle of energy. To this date, we have never been able to get a good, seriously awesome photo of her, so her photo is the classic summed up energy of Miska.
Jax is a wonderfully strong and typically well behaved boy as long as hes pulling a sled! He gets to come on our teams when he's being good but he just gets anxious when hes away from his person at droppoffs. Once he's running though, he's totally in his element!
Kendra is probably the hardest to handle dog that we own...leave it to the redheads. She lives with Enya
Anja is another hard to handle dog that we love to work with for her incredible strength. She lives with Kendra and one of our younger mushers in training
Willow the alaskan husky joins us from the Broken Trails kennel and we look forward to seeing her on the lines this year
Meeko loves cheeseburgers and is also another seasoned veteran of our teams
Drogo the Malamute is the largest, the strongest, and the most Game of Thrones like character that we have on our team. Newly introduced to this sport, this gentle beast has taken to it like a natural and is in training for lead position.
Georgia the malamute has blown us away over time with her dedication to learning the sport. Apprehensive at first, she now shines as one of our strongest and most enthusiastic pullers who made it through her 400km of training to join our teams.
Picture coming soon of this amazing lady! She has just joined our team last year and was such an exceptional runner and puller, with such a great attitude, we actually invited her onto our touring teams early! This girl was BORN for sledding, no doubt!
Rocky "Fuzz" was from one of the last litters of a friends touring operation. Although very shy, this fella was the boss! Stubborn as a classic husky, he tended to listen to boys better then girls and lived at the family's small team in Saugeen Shores. He passed away in the spring of 2022 , 1 week after his best buddy Kooda, and was the alpha dog right up until he passed.
Kooda "Chomp" was an endearing fella who was rehomed from Toronto. He was 13yrs old wen he passed, and was still full of incredible energy right up to the end. He enjoyed long walks beachcombing on the beaches near the family home and was one of the starring lead dogs of the family team.
Thistle was one of our seasoned professionals in both lead and in team. She lived with Igloo and was the reigning alpha female and matriarch of the team for 8 years. She passed in September, 2022
Tuvok was a meathead. He had many different homes, until he found the perfect place with his sisters Kendra and Anja, who altogether ran on dogsled teams. He was the least aggressive yet strongest dog that weve ever run with and we missed his 'I'm here to make you happy' face He passed in 2021