WHAT IS MI DOG?
MI DOG is home to some of the world's greatest athletes; long-distance sled dogs.
Starting May 28th, 2022 you can visit long-distance musher Laura Neese and her team of sled dogs at MI DOG summer sled dog center located north of Newberry, Michigan and just 10 miles south of Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Laura has been blessed to share tens of thousands of miles and adventures with her canine companions over the past eleven years. They have summited and descended mountains, traveled in 60 below zero temperatures, run across the frozen Bering Sea, crossed the frozen 31 mile long Lake Laberge, and traveled all over North America together. It has been and continues to be an incredible ride and she and the dogs are excited to share their lifestyle and stories with you at MI DOG!
Come enjoy a summer day learning about the sport of dog sledding and get hands-on with the canine athletes. Cuddle an armload of puppies and meet the adult team members, including finishers of the only 1,000 mile sled dog races in the world, the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest. Watch the team during their playtime while you hear stories from the trail!
Whether you are already a sled dog fan or are hearing about them for the first time, this is an experience that you do not want to miss!
THE MIDOG EXPERIENCE
Open May 28th through September 30th, closed on Wednesdays.
$15 for adults
$10 for children under 14
Free for children under 5
Hold and get your picture taken with the adorable future canine athletes!
MEET THE RACE TEAM
Each tour includes a demonstration by the canine and human members of the race team. See how a world class sled dog athlete gets to spend their off season. Our summer activities are weather dependent, so you may get to see something new each time you visit!
TAKE A HIKE
Your tour is finished, but you don't want to leave yet? No problem. Feel free to take a walk around the MIDOG property and enjoy the beauty of the mixed hardwood and hemlock forest.
MI HAPPY DOGS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I bring my own pets?
Your pets are welcome on the property, but are required to stay in the shaded parking lot so the MI DOG pack can do their thing without distractions.
How long can I stay at MI Dog?
Each tour is an hour long, but you are welcome to stay for multiple tours, a walk in the woods, or a picnic near the puppy pens!
What else is there to do nearby?
The beautiful Tahquamenon Falls, Whitefish Point on Lake Superior, and Oswald's Bear Ranch are all within 35 miles of MI DOG!
What should I wear?
It's a good idea to wear something that you don't mind getting a little dirty. You will have opportunities to cuddle puppies and meet some of the race team, and sled dogs are not shy about giving hugs and lots of love!