Dog Adoption Program

Haliburton Forest Dog Adoption

After much discussion among our team over the last five years, Haliburton Forest intends to exit the dogsledding business over the course of 2021 and 2022. For more details on this decision, click here.
Our priority at this point is finding safe, happy, ethical homes for each and every one of our dogs. However long it takes to achieve that priority, the welfare of our dogs is paramount.

Dogs available for adoption are aged 7+ years. The average lifespan for our huskies typically falls in the 12-15 year range, with some even reaching 16 or 17 years old! Retirement doesn’t mean the best years are over – not even close! We want to offer our beloved dogs the opportunity to find an amazing home with a family who will care for and love them as much as we do!

We are committed to providing the best possible care and all the snuggles they could want for however long we are lucky enough to have them. This means that any of our dogs that don’t find the perfect home, will live out their golden years right here with us, receiving the same high quality of care they are accustomed to for the duration of their lives.

Our four-legged fur balls are an extension of our family. So much so, that many of our staff end up adopting one (or more!) of our retired friends too!

Adoptions are bittersweet. Saying goodbye is always a tearful event, so we are thrilled whenever an adoptee comes back for a visit, or their new family send us photos and videos of them enjoying their new home.

If you are interested in welcoming one of our huskies into your family and into your home, please submit an adoption application for consideration.

Click here to download a fillable PDF of the application, or stop by our main office to pick up a paper copy. Applications can be submitted by dropping off a hard copy to our main office or by email to dogsledding@haliburtonforest.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Happy Tails

Check out some of our recent success stories. These huskies and humans found their perfect companion/s through our adoption program!