Sponsor Me Please!

It is possible to choose any of our huskies who are not already sponsored, but the following are examples from each category that would love the extra help. Don't worry if you cannot afford the full cost of keeping the dog here through the year (as detailed in sponsorship options). Any contribution at all towards each of these characters will be much appreciated.

Please send all sponsorship enquiries to [email protected].



RETIRED & OLDER DOGS


The following dogs are older or 'less-good' sled-dogs who, as a result of their nature, are probably not so easy to find new homes for. We are fully expecting to care for them into their old age. For this reason, we have them on the 'please sponsor me' list, since any help at all with their long term care would be appreciated.

MADONNA
CHOCOLATE
VULPES
MAYA
SVALE
SELJELI


WORKING SLED DOGS

The following are amazing sled-dogs but require more care and food than most to keep in good health or weight:
HICKORY
JAPP
DOLE
BUDDHA
MAPLE
NUNA
CINNAMON
INDIGO

Chocolate

Chocolate: I am one of the original dogs of Hetta Huskies. In a way I helped founding the farm by aslways giving my best by being a really strong and fast dog and passing my good genes to the next generations of sled dogs. I am not as strong as I used to be but I still really like to go on walks and when I run around off lead I still look like a puppy.

I really enjoy my retirement as a house dog here. If you would meet me now you would never guessed I used to be quite shy, because now part of my daily routines are to greet people arriving in our yard with a wagging tail.

Running Position: former lead, D.O.B: 01/07/2021, 2019-20 season running total: walks only


Madonna

Madonna: With 'Chocolate' and 'Princess' I am one of the original dogs of the farm. With my 13 years I have retired only shortly and I'm a full time house dog now. Even though I still enjoy running on shorter safaris, I love my warm spot in the house.

From my retirement I mainly learned that my favourit place is my owner's bed. From then on the first thing in the morning I crawl up the bed and remind them that I am there.

Running Position: Lead, D.O.B: 01/08/2007, 2019-20 season running total: 154 km


Vulpes

Vulpes: I tend to back away from fights but can stand my ground (and will generally win) if forced into a corner. I will come back if called when off leash. We have all been trained using GEE and HAW. Paw plus is stand up. Cyur is Go. Nei for No. Roolih, delivered in a lazy way akin to our 'woooaahhh' is slow down - and that should lead into Stor for Stop. I was used to eating Lapp food and when we would run with the youngsters (from 6 months), 2 good dogs would pull a team of 6 more youngsters behind.

Though older now, Vulpes is a great leader, staying focused and motivated and enjoying the shorter runs. In addition to that, he is super friendly with us and our guests, even if he can be a little grumpy with other dogs sometimes.

Running Position: Lead, D.O.B: 28.07.2009, 2019-20 season running total: 1396km


Seljeli

I came to Hetta Huskies from the same farm as Dino and Bolle. Anna and Pasi had driven north to fetch Anton and his owner mentioned that they where looking for new homes.

Nowadays they are more than happy they made the decision to take us. I turned out to be the most patient dog with for difficult or boisterous males

Running Position: former lead, D.O.B: 01/07/2021, 2019-20 season running total: walks only

Svale

I arrived with my daughters Beta and Gamma from Marianne Skjothaug's Kennel, which is an hour west from Alta. Back then I was already quite old, but with my sweet personality I got everybody wrapped around my fingers. After having two mammary tumor operations I finally got spayed here and now I am a retired sled dog.

Due to my old age I have problems with my joint and need daily medication. So I can run around in our big oldies fence, go on short walks and enjoy some time and cuddles inside on the sofa.

Running Position: Lead, D.O.B: 30/08/2007, 2019-20 season running total: 833km

Maya

I came to Hetta with my friend, Sequoia and his daughter, Eclipse since our owner had had to move to a small house in the city of Alta. My father won the Iditarod with Jeff King and I myself have run Finnmarksløpet with Brørn Hugo Kristoffersen despite being super bite-sized (aka tiny). Since I am spayed due to mammary tumors, I can now run with the male dogs and even though I am 11 years old I can still keep up with them on shorter safaris. Currently I'm the 'nanny' to the 6 months old Scamb! We live in a cage together so I can set a good example of a well behaved dog to him, but I can also tell him off and stand my ground when the annoying teenager in him comes through. I am super sweet and gentle with people which would make me a perfact house dog one day.

Running Position: Lead, D.O.B: 01.07.2009, 2019-20 season running total: 1802km



MORE ABOUT OUR PROFILED WORKING DOGS


Hickory

Hickory is one of our H-pups born in 2014 on our farm. His whole litter were destined to pull to their heart's content, and are extremely hard workers. However, because of this Hickory needs a lot of extra food to keep him healthy!

Running Position: Lead/Wheel, D.O.B: 31.07.2014, 2019-20 season running total: 2712km


Japp

Japp came to us in autumn 2016 at the same time with Dole and Doffen, his half-brothers. He is one of our strongest and fastest Alaskan huskies, but because of his short coat and energy use Japp has difficulty keeping weight on. For this reason he needs to be consistently fed more than most of the other sled-dogs and watched closely.

Running Position: Improving leader, D.O.B: 28.04.2014, 2019-20 season running total: 2507km


Dole

Dole came to us in autumn 2016 at the same time with Doffen and his half-brother, Japp. He is one of our strongest and fastest Alaskan huskies, but because of his short coat and energy use Dole has difficulty keeping weight on. For this reason he needs to be consistently fed more than most of the other sled-dogs and watched closely.

Running Position: Lead, D.O.B: 04.06.2013, 2019-20 season running total: 2666km


Buddha

With my long legs and long face, I look very different to the other farm dogs. However my brother, Eros looks very similar and we are easy to mix up (I am the lighter one). I'm a big softie and can get easily spooked by the snowmobile or loud noises. I was also diagnosed with hypothryoidism a few years back, so I need thyroxin pills twice a day to keep healthy.

Running Position: Team/Wheel, D.O.B: 05.09.2013, 2019-20 season running total: 993km


Maple

I was Sirbma's last-born pup and brought our 2017 puppy count to a nice, even nine boys and nine girls. There were actually two more pups born before me but one of them hadn't formed and one, Snip, unfortunately got squished by my mom when he was just 9 days old. All black face, white legs and belly. I had a cluster of five white hairs on the back of my neck when I was little, which was the only way I could be told apart from my sister Apple. Now I am definitely bigger and prettier than her! I am slightly larger than my sister Apple, and have a lighter face. I have a little black dot on my forehead.

While pretty, Maple is extremely difficult to find running/cage partners. For this reason, we need to spend extra time socialising her and working with her in the line.

Running Position: Team/Wheel, D.O.B: 13.08.2017, 2019-20 season running total: 1723km


Nuna

I came to Hetta Huskies with my friend, Väk, from Hanne Bakken Johansen (my father came from Maria Sparboe) and some people are really rude about my appearance and think I look like a goat and I also boing straight up in the air, when running, a bit like a mountain goat. It is hilarious to watch. I am one of the most friendly and cuddly of dogs on the farm to humans but I 'ate' my way through three of the easiest of Hetta Huskies dogs on arriving (Malla, Madonna and even Arrow) so I think I might have resigned myself to a running circle for the winter!

Running Position: Team/Wheel, D.O.B: 06.01.2013, 2019-20 season running total: 2295km


Cinnamon

I am from Torben Metzner in Sweden and came to Hetta Huskies in summer 2018 with my sister June. I'm really full of energy, noisy, and always excited to run.

Cinnamon gets so hyped up in the line that we have to watch her for overheating and collapsing. Because of this, she is restricted to running between certain temperatures only and for short distances. She is a great addition to the team whenever she runs though!

Running Position: Team/Wheel, D.O.B: 29.07.2017, 2019-20 season running total: 370km


Indigo

Indigo came as a very shy rescue dog who cowered in the corner of the kitchen when anyone came too close. After a lot of time and love, she has become more confident in herself. Now, she is an extremely happy lady who likes nothing more than to play with her girlfriends.

We didn't know how Indigo would turn out as a sled dog, but with guidance from Diva she has become a wonderful leader-in-training. Before setting off, Indigo wriggles around like a worm in line, easily getting harness rub on her back. For this reason, she has to wear a special fluffy harness whenever she runs!

Running Position: Lead/Team, D.O.B: Jan. 2013, 2019-20 season running total: 1958km