Male Mid-Content Wolfdog
Nazareth joined the Big Pack in the Sky on May 2nd, 2017.
He was assisted at 13 years old due to eye cancer.

Nazareth was born in 2005 and arrived at Wild Spirit in March of 2016. He came to the sanctuary alongside his companion, Angel, after his owner purchased him from a breeder in North Carolina. They were both eventually surrendered to Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue in Nevada.

Sadly, Lake Tahoe was not destined to be their permanent home, and in 2016 the Executive Director, Pamela Jo, was seeking placement for them both. Fortunately for Angel and Nazareth, Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in California was able to foster them temporarily..

Though the urgency of the matter had improved, both wolfdogs were living in an otter rehabilitation habitat. On the brink of otter season, the sanctuary was eager to find a permanent home for Angel and Nazareth. Pamela got into contact with Wild Spirit, and after collecting funds and creating a temporary enclosure, we were able to set off to California to rescue them.

The rescue of these two seniors was a wonderful example of the power of networking in the wolfdog community. Without the help of so many others, this rescue would not have been possible! Our heartfelt howl out to all who donated to our Fundrazr, and to Pamela Jo and the fantastic staff & volunteers of Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue.



Nazareth began as a boy who was not comfortable with any touch. However, as he habituated to his new home, he transformed into an affectionate fellow who loved attention! He even reached the point where our brave Nazareth was willing to be leashed up, and walk around the sanctuary!


Nazareth arrived with his life-long companion, Angel. They offered comfort to one another in even the most trying of times.

Likes & Dislikes

Nazareth liked his favorite Caretakers, going for walks, and much like his companion, Angel, watermelon!

Nazareth disliked when Angel tried to steal his watermelon.

Fun Facts

Nazareth was part of our “Pop Eye Crew”! He, Summer and Luna were all missing an eye due to different causes. In Nazareth’s case, a tumor that developed in his eye required its removal to extend his life.

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