Rescue Information

W.O.L.F. regularly receives inquiries from all over the United States and internationally about wolves and wolf dogs in need of a rescue. Unfortunately, the captive bred wolf and wolf dog crisis is enormous and both funding and space are limited. W.O.L.F. may not be able to accept any additional animals depending on the number of animals currently residing at the Sanctuary. The maximum number of wolves and wolf dogs that we can accommodate is 30. W.O.L.F. generally operates at full capacity.


If W.O.L.F. is unable to accept an animal, we work with sanctuaries and rescue organizations around the country to try to place animals in safe and appropriate settings. The more information we have about the animal, the better the match we may be able to make.


If you are seeking options for surrendering your animal please download and complete the linked questionnaire, providing the requested photos and send as an email attachment to Susan Weidel, W.O.L.F.’s Rescue Coordinator. You can email her at:

“When animals bark, howl, purr, whimper, grunt, laugh or squeal, it means something to them, and what they’re saying should also mean something to us, for their feelings matter.”

– Mark Bekoff, The Emotional Lives of Animals.