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2014 Adobt-a-Musher Host Family Program

CopperDog is seeking people in our local communities who are interested in hosting a musher and their team for one or two nights and connecting them with mushers who need a place to park their vehicles and a warm/dry place to rest.  This is the second year for this exciting program.

When are host families needed?

  • Thursday, Feb 27 – Within 45 miles of Calumet
  • Friday, Feb 28 – Within 45 miles of Eagle Harbor
  • Saturday, March 1 – Within 45 miles of Copper Harbor
  • Sunday, March 2 – Within 45 miles of Calumet

What do host families provide?

  • Provide a quiet place for mushers and handlers to sleep
  • A safe place to park their truck so they can feed and care for their dogs.
  • Providing a meal is optional, but a nice touch

What can host families expect?

  • Dogs sleep in the truck and are not allowed to run free
  • Dogs may bark and may make noise
  • Mushers may arrive late and depart early

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in being a host family or if you are a race team in need of a host family, or just want more information about the program, please contact Melissa Goulette,our Host Family Coordinator at or just give her a call 906-337-3031.

Many great friendships are formed when hosting a team.  It’s a great opportunity for a host family to learn about mushing and how these amazing athletic dogs are cared for.  The host family also ends up with a team to cheer on in the race.

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