Meet the 2024
Mushers

Rhonda Heerschap

Nolalu, Ontario

My husband Andy and I have a small kennel of Alaskan Huskies in Northwestern Ontario. We have two children who help us raise puppies and train young dogs. We start training for races in late summer/early fall. We run a few races each winter, Andy and I take turns on the runners. When the races are over we love to all go ice fishing and winter camping with the dogs. This will be my first Beargrease Marathon. I’m looking forward to mushing up the north shore!

KENNEL NAME

Paws on Patrol Racing

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Facebook: Paws on Patrol
Instagram: @pawsonpatrolmushing

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START RUNNING SLED DOGS AND HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED?

I was about 20 years old when I started working winters as a dog sledding guide. I got a sled dog from that kennel and have had sled dogs for over 20 years now.

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