About Me


Hi! My name is Black Bear, and I am a retired sled dog. I was born in Eagle, Alaska and raised by Bush Alaska Expeditions. I was a lead dog in the 2009 Yukon Quest, so I have a passion for running...especially in the snow!

Author interview on WCNI radio

Article in Virginia Living Magazine

Connect with me via social media, enjoy my books, view my photos/videos, adopt a sled dog, meet my friends, play some games, or contact me.

Books


When you buy a book, you help rehome retired sled dogs!
Run Like a Sled Dog
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by Denise Lawson
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Life Lessons from a Sled Dog
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by Denise Lawson
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Black Bear Saves Christmas
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by Denise Lawson
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Black Bear Goes to San Francisco
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by Denise Lawson
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Black Bear Goes to Washington
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by Denise Lawson
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Other Merchandise


All sales help rehome retired sled dogs!
Black Bear Sled Dog Coffee - Yukon Blend
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Reviews / Quotes



"...'Black Bear Goes to Washington' is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library Pets/Wildlife picture book collections."
- March 2019 edition of the Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch

"...A thoroughly charming picture book story that will have a very special appeal for children ages 5-8, 'Black Bear Goes to Washington' is an especially recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library Pets/Wildlife picture book collections for young readers."
- February 2019 edition of the Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch

"...A thoroughly charming, engagingly entertaining, and thoroughly 'kid friendly' in tone and tenor, "Black Bear Goes to San Francisco" will prove to be a welcome addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections..."
- December 2019 edition of the Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch

"...a rhyming picturebook about a hard-working, dark-furred Alaskan sled dog lead named Black Bear. Striking, colorfully painted illustrations bring to life this celebration of hard-working, four-footed sled dogs...A final page of dog sledding facts and special terms rounds out this excellent, read-aloud picturebook for storytime or bedtime."
- January 2020 edition of the Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch

My Friends & Adoptions


Meet some of my retired sled dog friends. Some are available for adoption!

Let's Play!


Games

4 Current or Future Events


Learn about or schedule an in-person or online author visit here

Due to COVID-19 , all in-person events have been canceled.
Join Black Bear Sled Dog & Friends at virtual events via Zoom!
Email: blackbear@blackbearsleddog.com to receive a meeting invite for a storytime event.
Online events will be listed below


Run Like A Sled Dog

Run Like A Sled Dog

Virtual run to raise funds for rehoming retired sled dogs. Help Black Bear run 1000 miles again and get a shirt.

Jan 20, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
Virtual worldwide

Run Like A Sled Dog

Cinco de Mayo 2021

Virtual run to raise funds for re-homing retired sled dogs.

May 5, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Virtual worldwide

Felix & Oscar

Meet the Sled Dogs

Come to Felix & Oscar to meet the sled dogs and learn about sled dog adoption from 1-3pm!

Jun 5, 2021
Springfield, VA

Greenspring Village

SummerFest at Greenspring

Jun 18, 2021
Springfield, VA

56 Past Events

Here are the 5 latest events. To view all events, click here


May 5, 2021 - Run Like A Sled Dog - Virtual worldwide - Cinco de Mayo 2021. Virtual run to raise funds for re-homing retired sled dogs.

Apr 1, 2021 - Run Like A Sled Dog - Virtual worldwide - Beaver Runs Bangor 2021. Virtual run to raise funds for re-homing retired sled dogs. Help Beaver keep fit by retracing her steps through Bangor.

Mar 7, 2021 - Run Like A Sled Dog - Virtual worldwide - I-Did-A-Run 2021. Virtual race to raise funds for re-homing retired sled dogs. Help Dory retrace her steps in her 5 Iditarods.

Feb 27, 2021 - Pohick Library - Burke, VA - Zoom with Black Bear. Think Like a Musher! (Virtual). Learn what it takes to be a musher (and a sled dog) in the bush of Alaska.

Feb 27, 2021 - Pohick Library - Burke, VA - Zoom with Black Bear. Intro to dogsledding in Alaska (Virtual). Get ready for the Iditarod and meet the author and some real retired Alaskan sled dogs!

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Let's Talk


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