Northern California Sled Dog Rescue

Northern California Sled Dog Rescue

P.O. Box 30877
Walnut Creek, California 94598
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Local Phone: (800) 471-5822
E-mail: [email protected]

Northern California Sled Dog Rescue (NorSled) rescues, rehabilitates, fosters and finds homes for unwanted, abandoned and abused Northern breed dogs including Siberian huskies, Alaskan malamutes, samoyeds, and mixes of these breeds.

NorSled covers many Northern California counties including Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sacramento, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba. 

NorSled works directly with shelters in these areas, and space permitting, shelters in other Northern California areas, Central California and Western Nevada. In some circumstances NorSled may take owner surrenders, but they typically work through the shelter system. NorSled works closely with other Nordic breed rescues in other areas, and can refer owners in crisis to the rescue nearest them.

Photos: Canyon bidding farewell to friends at Sage Veterinary Center; Canyon now - NorSled
Photos: Canyon bidding farewell to friends at Sage Veterinary Center; Canyon now - NorSled
These days, a lot of huskies, malamutes and other big furry snow-loving dogs find themselves in shelters, often after finding new and imaginative ways to get in trouble. People fall hard for those cute fuzzy puppies--and are often unprepared for big, high-energy, playful, demanding escape artists. As the Bay Area's go-to rescue for Nordic breeds, NorSled (Northern California Sled Dog Rescue) often gets the call from a shelter desperate to find a haven for a dog who arrives with medical needs the shelter can't handle. more »
Little Boy Blue
Little Boy Blue
Founded in 1998, all-volunteer Northern California Sled Dog Rescue (NorSled) has rescued over 2,700 Nordic breed dogs and mixes, and is currently placing about 200 per year in loving homes. more »
Dog under the Christmas Gift
Best gift ever. Mike Schmid (CC)
Perhaps the nicest thing a dog-lover can do for canines in need is to help place them in loving homes. Even if you can’t take on another pet yourself, there are as many ways to help as there are displaced pups pouring through shelter and rescue-organization doors. And many ways to make a difference are as much fun for you as they are helpful to the dogs whose lives they help change for the better. more »
Here's Nick, doing what he does best, soaking up the human love (in this case, as his short coat gets a grooming). This sweet malamute-mix guy is 10 years old, but acts a good deal younger, leaping happily into the car when it's time for an outing. He has excellent leash manners, gets along well with most dogs, and loves people—which tends to be his undoing, as separation anxiety kicks in when his person leaves him alone. more »
Santa and Dog

Dog photos with Santa for a good cause

What’s the nicest thing you could do for dogs this holiday season? Aside from taking on another four-legged family member, the best way to reach out is to help pets in need find loving homes. The ways to do so are as endless as the stream of abandoned pups pouring through shelter and rescue-organization doors. more »
The folks at NorSled—Northern California Sled Dog Rescue are out scrambling to help Nordic-breed dogs in need. Covering most of northern California, and helping shelters in central California and western Nevada, NorSled has placed an average of over 200 dogs annually for the last four years. While NorSled rescues many beautiful huskies, Malamutes, Samoyeds and mixes of these breeds, they also take in the "not easy to place" dogs from the shelters—the ill or injured, or dogs needing some additional training.   While vets do give discounts to many rescues, they cannot provide services for free—and dogs like Sir Galahad (pictured) incur many additional costs: supplemental vet visits, rehabilitation, medical costs, sometimes special foods. But the effort is worth it when a happy, healthy boy like Gallo finds his "forever" home. Please check out NorSled's website and go the available dog page to see the dogs currently looking for homes.  more »

NorsledNorSled (Northern California Sled Dog Rescue) is an all-volunteer non-profit that rescues, rehabilitates and finds homes for huskies, Malamutes, Samoyeds and mixes of these breeds found in shelters across Northern California, and sometimes parts of the Central Valley and Western Nevada.

In 2010, they placed approximately 210 dogs, and have placed over 1,400 since their founding in 1998. Quite often the dogs they help are in need of a bit of extra training or TLC, particularly medical assistance. Crush, a lovely red fellow, is a new arrival, found in a field suffering from a gunshot wound.

Then there's Mr. Rogers here, who's just off to his new neighborhood. He landed in the shelter with a broken paw, which the shelter couldn't afford to fix. NorSled got him treated and into a foster home, where he had a chance to heal up until his new family found him!

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