Where do your wolves come from?
Our animals come from all over the United States. We rescue wolves and wolf dogs who do not have any place to go because they cannot live successfully in a private home as pets. Many of our animals come from abuse or neglect situations and it is our mission to provide them with medical care, life long sanctuary in a natural mountain habitat, a high quality diet and abundant enrichment activities.
Do you release the wolves you rescue back into the wild?
No. The animals we take in have all been born in captivity and do not have the knowledge they would need to survive in the wild. Also it would be ecologically inappropriate to release wolf dogs into wild wolf populations.
How long do wolves and wolf dogs live?
In the wild, the average lifespan of a wolf is between 6 – 8 years. However, many wolves die younger than that. In captivity the average lifespan is 12 – 15 years. At W.O.L.F., our animals generally live into their mid to late teens. Our oldest animal was Mucqua who passed away in 2013 at the age of 21!
How big are the wolf enclosures and do they live in packs?
Our animals live in packs of twos and threes. The enclosures range from 1/4 of an acre to 1 acre and they are built up the side of a mountain in a wooded, natural setting. The animals have plenty of room to run, play and hide, if they are shy and do not want to have much human contact.