Born: January 17, 1998
Rescued From: Oklahoma
Given Sanctuary: February 1, 1999
Returned to Spirit: May 9, 2011
After Lakota’s arrival at W.O.L.F., the pup became part of Samantha and Kenai’s pack. Lakota needed to learn his wolf manners, and the two older wolf dogs were up to the task. The trio was one of the most social packs ever at the Sanctuary, and they quickly became one of the favorites of volunteers and staff.
After Samantha and Kenai passed, we tried to pair Lakota up with several different female companions. Wolves and wolf dogs are usually very social and need the companionship of another animal. Lakota, however, did not want to be with anyone else. He was happy simply with the interaction he received from people on a daily basis.
Lakota’s struggle against cancer began in 2007. He put up an amazing fight, and his personality stayed happy and vibrant through all of the years he dealt with it. One day, however, he became lethargic, disinterested in food, and even disinterested in receiving attention. With the guidance of our veterinarians, we made the choice to help Lakota pass.