ATAO Kennel is the distance and mid-distance racing sled dog kennel of Mari Troshynski in Fairbanks, Alaska. Our goal is to keep a small kennel of happy, heathy teammates who get to do what they love most of all: run. Along the way, we aim to compete in the premier Alaskan and Yukon sled dog races such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest.

ATAO is also part of a bigger project to take an honest look at accomplishing your dreams while struggling with depression. ATAO Adventure is Mari’s blog about mushing, boxing, and running to cope with mental illness.

ATAO Blog

Swag

This last week has been my first week of really having my own *kennel* with more than two dogs. In a lot of ways, I slot back into the routines of handling with... READ MORE

Day 10 – Shawn Goggins

Good some time of day or night ATAO kennel viewers/readers. I have been in Alaska for 10 days. This is a whole new world, shining, shimmering, splendid….Sorry. Currently I am in Palmer, AK... READ MORE