Battle Dawgs Racing

Battle Dawgs Racing owned and operated by Rick and Jennifer Casillo out of Big Lake Alaska. Battle Dawgs Racing is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing outdoor rehabilitative programs for nations battle wounded and battle weary.

Helping our veterans and giving back to our community is something we at BDR are very passionate about. We are excited to be able to provide our winter kennel in Big Lake AK and our summer kennel located 3,5000 ft up on Colony Glacier to our nations heroes. At the kennels the veterans play integral role in helping BDR train and prepare our races including The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Besides mushing, BDR also takes warriors fly fishing and whitewater rafting during the summer months.

"Our Vision is to expose our warriors to therapeutic and exciting experiences by harnessing the natural splendor of Alaska's lanscape and the power of sled dogs. In doing so we are able to provide a natural portal to help rehabilitate the battle wounded and the battle weary." PTSD and TBI are a huge concern for our warriors returning back from overseas.

Every day 22 veterans decide to take their own life, our mission is to help end that number. For more information on what Battle Dawgs Racing is about please check us out on Facebook and our websites,

We would like to give a sincere thank you, to Redpaw Dogfood for sponsoring the BDR team and believing and supporting a truly worthwhile cause.