SSASO is a not-for-profit sled dog association dedicated to the education and preservation of sled dogs and physical literacy through harness activities for both humans and canines. We focus on the history and development of the working sled dog and provide information and support for people interested in getting started in the sport.
Our mission is to educate the general public about the wide range of benefits of becoming active with your dogs in harness sports, including bonding and healthy living through increased physical fitness and proper nutrition. We also promote good sled dog care and welfare.
Our main goals are safety for the dogs, mushers and spectators. We educate in a way that is fun and memorable to the public with healthy and happy dogs. A race is a very interactive event. We encourage the public to meet dog teams and talk to mushers and handlers.