‘‘It’s become much more than just a sled dog kennel,’’ Beaulieu said. ‘‘A lot of shelters deem sled dogs unadoptable, and they put them down. For myself and the entire crew here, we know that’s false. They are very adoptable.’’
Sled dogs do best with active families, he said, but that could mean regular hikes and long walks — not necessarily full-throttle running adventures. The kennel staff offers training in running, skiing and biking while hitched to a dog. Adoptive families are given phone and email support.
‘‘Every time I run these dogs, whether it’s Gonzo or anybody, I'm still in awe of the ability of these animals,’’ Beaulieu said. ‘‘It’s just amazing.’’
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Adoption page: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NH145.html