We are located in the foothills of the magnificent Alaska Range near the edge of timberline. Crazy Dog Kennel is a competitive racing kennel, owned and operated by Zoya DeNure and John Schandelmeier, dedicated to the training and rehabilitation of unwanted sled dogs.

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Half of the dogs in our kennel come from area animal shelters or are dogs rejected from other kennels. Many of these dogs would be considered to be unadoptable prior to their arrival at our facility. Here at Crazy Dog Kennel we let “dogs be dogs”; they are socialized with the goal of letting them become an integral part of the dog community. There are no failures at our kennel; all of the dogs are successfully rehabilitated and go on to race with us or are sent on to adoptive homes where most are used for recreational mushing. Sled dogs also make great house pets and many of our dogs become valued members of their adoptive households. Socialization and behavior adjustments are achieved through innovative, positive training techniques; there are few magic solutions; time and perseverance are the answer to most issues.

Teams from Crazy Dog Kennel and Canine Rescue have competed in and won races such as the Yukon Quest, Copper Basin 300, U.P. 200 and many others. 

We have well-behaved dogs of all ages and abilities available for immediate adoption.
We also offer, dog sledding tours, rides and scheduled training clinics.


Moose Viewing Guided Tours during the month of October

Great viewing & photo opportunity to see groups of moose during the fall rut. There are large bulls available to photograph. Our experienced guide will take you safely in for a closer look!
$250 per person
Call 907-388-6039 to book your tour


Mushing B&B & Aurora Dog Sled Adventures located just minutes from Delta Junction!

$199.00 per person
Reservations only, please call 907-388-6039

Overnight camping with Dog Teams & Guide.

Warm arctic oven tents, dinner and breakfast included.
$450 per person
Reservations only , call

Winter Sled Dogsled Rides and Kennel Tours

Dogsled Ride $55 per person
Kennel walk-thru (15-20 min) $25 per person
Comprehensive kennel tours (45 min - 1 hr) $45 per person
Ride/tour combo for groups 5+ $70 per person
Kids 5 and under are free with adult
Reservations only , call

Speaking Engagements

Yukon Quest champion, John & Iditarod finisher, Zoya are both available for coming to your business, school or public event.
Rates are $150-$1,500 per event

Please inquire at teamzoya@yahoo.com




Read about Zoya in Pedigree Magazine!

In an exclusive interview with Petigree Magazine, Zoya DeNure tells us how she went from modelling to becoming a professional sprint musher in Alaska. 

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Read about Zoya in Friday Magazine!

She used to strut the runways of Paris and Milan but Zoya DeNure now rescues and races Alaskan sled dogs. 

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