What’s the story behind Kota-Husky?
Back in 2007, I moved from Ivalo to Posio with my wife at the time and started the business. At first, we had 35 dogs and started our operation from scratch.
We’ve learned a lot over the years and expanded our networks. Now, I’m the sole proprietor, and little by little, our number of dogs has increased. Right now, we have 79 huskies. It’s a good number: we can treat the dogs as individuals and provide enough activity for them.
Corona hit us hard, our sales plummeted over 80 per cent in December 2020. The following spring, however, was a welcome surprise. In the past, 95% of our guests have been from abroad, but now we managed to attract Finnish travellers instead. We had enough people coming in to provide exercise for the dogs and carry us over till next winter.
ENTERPRENEUR LAURI SASSALI
Husky Kota, Posio
– Husky farm in Posio, Lapland, providing responsible adventures with huskies in the magical Riisitunturi National Park
– Family business with 2 to 3 employees and 79 dogs.
– Owned by Lauri Sassali
Jaksamontie 58, 97890
Karjalaisniemi , POSIO