We are NOT in any immediate danger

Please be aware that there are several active wildfires throughout New Mexico and Arizona that may affect travel to and from the wolf sanctuary. Please call the Gift Shop if you need more information, as we are trying to stay on top of road and fire information: 505-775-3304.

High-Content Wolfdog, Irwin

Wolf and Wolfdog Rescue and Sanctuary

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing displaced, unwanted, and non-releasable captive-bred wolves, wolfdogs, and other wild canid species.

We are not an adoption agency. Instead, we welcome animals from all over the United States and each rescue is provided with permanent, safe sanctuary and lifelong care through nutrition, medical support, enrichment, and animal companionship, when applicable.

To further support our rescues, the team also focuses on educational efforts that seek to inform the general public about the animals in our care, both in the wild and in captivity.

As a non-profit organization, we do not receive government funding and rely almost entirely on donations to support our operations.

To learn more about how you can help support our work and our rescues, visit our “How You Can Help” page!

Azriel asks you to donate!

The Howling Reporter Magazine

Twice a year we publish a beautiful, full-color magazine for our Howling Supporters! This publication contains news pertaining to the rescues, upcoming events, and opportunities to participate as a supporter; educational information; and features that support our three principles—rescue, sanctuary, and education.

As a leading wolf and wolfdog sanctuary that relies heavily on public donations, we could use your help!

Donations of $50 or more are eligible when you donate, create a membership, or sponsor a rescue! Check out your options!

November 2022 Howling Reporter inside
November 2022 Howling Reporter cover

The November, 2022 Howling Reporter cover, featuring low-content male wolfdog, Kenai.

View the most recent Howling Reporter magazine issues online, on our Howling Reporter page.

Ways You Can Help

As a non-profit organization, we do not receive government funding and rely almost entirely on donations to support our operations, but donations aren’t the only way to support our mission.

Romeo is one of our visitor favorites


We rely heavily upon donations of money and resources to provide the highest quality care to all of our animals.

Donations can be made in honor of a loved one, and you can even choose to donate a monthly amount.

If you like to shop on Amazon, we have an Amazon Wish List, or you can use AmazonSmile to help us when shopping for yourself and others.



Sponsoring a rescue is a great way to show your support!

Not only are you helping us to feed and care for our rescues, but you can get some cool rewards for yourself, such as a sponsorship certificate and fridge magnet, which both feature your sponsored rescue!

Consider sponsoring your favorite critter, either for yourself, or as a gift for someone you know who loves animals!

Arya is an arctic wolf

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary works with a limited staff and number of volunteers and interns.

We are always grateful for help from individuals and groups.

“Weekend Warriors” and “Long-Term Volunteers” have been critical to our success!

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Our Partners!

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