We like to take the time to appreciate not only our sled dogs here at Chocpaw Expeditions, but also our incredibly talented dog-sled guiding team this season. The bar is only set to high at Chocpaw, we expect the best of the best and only those that can persevere can make it as a guide. This team has surpassed the teams before them in excellence. Wish Paul was here to see what has been a accomplished in his absence. These guides are keeping the dream alive.
Thank you: Andrew, Jamie, Chantal, Kaity, Heather, Maria, Matt, Phil, Brad, Jeremy and Steph.
Thank you for all the name suggestion from both guests this season and social media.
We would like to introduce you to:
(Males) Paul, Plough, Presley
(Females) Power, Pandora, Pants, Petal, Praline, Penta and Pronto
Chocpaw Expeditions is happy to announce that mother nature has supplied us with ample amounts of snow before the holidays! We are ready to take dog sledding bookings, 1/2 day trips & day trips as of Saturday December 17th, and expeditions As of Dec 19th.
Bookings can be made by calling the office 705-386-0344 and providing Credit Card information.
Chocpaw Expedition’s Statement Regarding the Documentary “Sled Dogs” Directed by Fern Levitt/CCI Entertainment Ltd
Chocpaw Expeditions would like to inform you about a new documentary coming out December 3rd (Whistler Film Festival) entitled “Sled Dogs” directed by Fern Levitt. As we understand it, Fern Levitt has painted an unfair negative and inhumane brush across the entire dog sledding industry. Paul Reid (previous Owner) passed away in October of this year. It is tragic that the timing of this documentary doesn’t allow for Paul Reid himself to express his passion and care for the Chocpaw Expeditions sled dogs over the last 40 years.
Chocpaw Expeditions provides care for our dogs 365 days a year, and we employ a staff team specifically for this purpose. We know all of our dogs by name and personality; they are part of our family.
Chocpaw Expeditions has a successful adoption program.
Chocpaw Expeditions has the support from of our veterinarian. He can attest to the quality of CARE Chocpaw Expeditions provides for our dogs. The veterinarian is a member of the College of Veterinaries of Ontario (CVO) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited Veterinary hospital (only 12% of Veterinary hospitals in North America are AAHA accredited)
Chocpaw Expeditions has the support of our local Mayor and By-law officer who provide Chocpaw Expeditions with our kennel licence and kennel inspections.
The financial priorities have been and continue to be the care, feeding and medical welfare of our dogs.
Chocpaw Expeditions is proud of the educational and wilderness trips we provide. We have worked with The Duke of Edinburgh Award program for 10 years, The Canadian Army Cadets, the British Royal Air Force, The Ontario Provincial Police, Military Police Regiment and numerous private schools in the greater Toronto area and elsewhere.
If you have further questions or require additional proof of the above stated, Chocpaw Expeditions would be happy to provide it.
It has been a wonderful week of receiving Adoption Dog updates!
Austin was adopted in the late spring. He was one of the largest dogs we had in the kennel with a very relaxed and easy going temperament. During last year’s dog sledding season we had to move him from an expedition team to our “Old-Timers” team. Our Old Timers team consists of dogs that because of their age can no longer do lengthy expeditions. The old Timers team continues to run but on shorter day trips, 1/2 trips and fun runs with the Chocpaw staff. We were very happy to see him going to loving home and enjoy his retirement lifestyle.
Meghan was one of the smartest lead dogs in this entire kennel. Meghan had a long and outstanding career as a lead dog for Rene’s mid-distance race team, and 2 different guides expedition lead dog. Her brains and ever so loving gentile temperament made her an easy pick for lineage dominating in our yard. Many Chocpaw dogs are related to Meghan. Meghan is now slowing down in her old age of 14 but is still enjoys jogs with her human mom.
Frodo was adopted out to a loving family last year. This was the second retired Chocpaw dog this family had adopted over the years. Frodo is lucky enough to have a children in his new family that give him the non-stop attention her deserves. Frodo enjoys spending his summer at the cottage running with his new family. Frodo was also a very successful lead dog for a Chocpaw racer is and is the dad to many of our yearling that will be running their first full season at Chocpaw with us this winter. Frodo was incredibly quick and moved with ease at a high speed. His build is phenomenal and we are seeing a lot of this in his pups. We all at Chocpaw look forward to seeing his legacy in the yard continue.
Jib is a dog that won the hearts of many Chocpaw dogsled guides and clients over the years. He is a big male, but has a very gentile soul. Jib was adopted this fall by a client that came on a 3-Day dog Sledding Expedition last season. He is now enjoying retirement in the Bruce Peninsula area. Enjoying both his scenic nature walks and his new red bandanna!
Moko was adopted this summer from a client that has been coming dog sledding with Chocpaw for over 15 years annually. We received an update on her “cushy” lifestyle. Moke does look like she enjoys the fireplace!
Elbert came to us as ‘a grumbly old bastard’ constantlty growling & complaining about everyone & everything. Elbert loved life at Chocpaw & put in many happy years working expeditions. He has a home in South River not far from the kennel.
It’s been awhile since Will came home with me, so I wanted to give you an update.
He is really relaxed around the house, he even likes the cat. He loves canoe rides better than motorboat rides, quieter I think. I can’t believe how smart he is, excellent off leash in the back country and he learns quickly.
He’s a little shy with new people so we walk the fitness trail regularly so he can socialize.
On leash or off he is a very loyal friend and trusts me to help him when he needs. Awesome dog, can’t say enough good things about him
A Gold & Silver Duke of Edinburgh canoe trip goes out Saturday morning. Only on chance left for Duke canoe trips this summer.
August 23 will see several Bronze groups going out. There are only 4 spots left in the Bronze Expeditions.
Also Aug. 23 there will be three Silver Canoe Trips. There are only 3 spots left for Silver Expeditions.
We will also put out some Gold Expeditions on August 23. There are no spots available in the Gold Expeditions.
Our summer canoe trips are quickly coming to an end.