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Our staff and rescues will miss your visiting, and we all hope to see you very soon.

Stay healthy!

Welcome Brittany McDonald
Our new Executive Director!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

In May of 2015, Brittany McDonald graduated from the University of Wisconsin in River Falls with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Minor in Conservation. While still enrolled in college, she spent a summer working as a full-time intern at a wolf facility in northern Idaho where she was responsible for the care of 30 wolves, including a litter of 7 newborn pups. Although this experience was short-lived, it provided a firsthand look into the realities of working with wolves as a wild canid species, and it truly solidified her lifelong desire to do so!

Brittany first fell in love with wolves when she was 8 years old, and she has been actively pursuing her dream of working with them ever since! Although she was born and raised in Minnesota, her passion for wildlife has led her all over the United States, including Texas, Nevada, and Idaho. Each relocation provided Brittany with many opportunities to gain experience and new skills, and she comes to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary having cared for not only wolves but also big cats, primates, large mammals, and reptiles!

As a long-time supporter of Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, Brittany has always admired the sanctuary’s dedication toward making our rescues’ health and happiness our number one priority, and with her knowledge of concepts like animal health and behavior, enrichment, and operant conditioning, she’s excited for the opportunity to further contribute to that philosophy.

We are all very excited to have Brittany as Executive Director, and we look forward to the growth we are all certain to share.

Learn more about Brittany in our Peek Into the Pack blog post!

Newest Rescues are Home!

Saturday, June 27, 2020 Update

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of nearly one hundred howling supporters, both Kenai and Obi are home!

Did you know that you can sponsor Kenai, Obi, or any of our other rescues, directly by visiting our online Gift Shop? By sponsoring a rescue you will help offset the animal care costs for our critters. If every rescue had 15 sponsors the animal care budget for one year would be taken care of!

When you sponsor a rescue you will be subscribed to our bi-annual newsletter, The Howling Reporter, which is a 16-page, full-color magazine featuring articles and information about our animals, staff, and mission. Additionally, you can choose to receive a free magnet and/or sponsorship certificate featuring your sponsored rescue! As a bonus offer, you can take advantage of a significant discount on our annual Membership T-Shirt!

Sponsor a rescue!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Update

Leyton and Brian left early this morning for the drive to Ohio where they’re going to pick-up the newest member of our wonderful family! Wish them well on their travels!

You can donate to the rescue missions on our Rescue Missions page.

COVID-19 Update

Because it has been a while since the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary Team has spoken to the COVID-19 situation and its effect on our operation, we wanted to take a moment to provide an update. As of the date of this post, New Mexico's governor has mandated that all...

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Welcome to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

Thank you so much for visiting the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary website! We hope you enjoy exploring and getting to learn about us as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to rescuing displaced, unwanted, and un-releaseable captive-bred wolves, wolf-dogs, and other related species.

Our home page features the most up-to-date announcements, Peek into the Pack blog posts, opportunities to participate in events and contests, and more!

Several different guided tours are offered throughout the year except during our annual closure in January through February. Please note that this is the only way to see our rescues. As an USDA-regulated facility, guests are not permitted to walk around the sanctuary property un-escorted. However, our well-educated and trained staff are eager to share their knowledge, experiences, and passion with guests on tour!

Explore our “How You Can Help” page if you find you’ve been smitten by our critters and wish to support our rescues! All proceeds from sponsorships, memberships, enrichment donations, tours, and Gift Shop sales directly support our rescues by offsetting the costs to provide high-quality food, enrichment, medical care, and habitat maintenance.

The team is always eager to welcome new members to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary Family!

Current Critter Counter 55
37Wolves & Wolf Dogs
5Singing Dogs
3Domestic Dogs

Can You Sponsor a Rescue?

One of the cool rewards you get is a magnet featuring the rescue you choose to sponsor!

You can see the other rewards in our online Gift Shop.

Click the button below and select the Rescue you’d like to sponsor from the list!

Meet the Singers!

Meet the Singers!

Interview with Janice Koler-Matznick, President of the New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society Since its establishment in 1991, Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary as a nonprofit organization has become synonymous with “wolf rescue.” While it...

Spotlight: Chiracowa and Arya

Spotlight: Chiracowa and Arya

Chiracowa (a.k.a. Chira) and Arya are probably the goofiest couple that I have had the pleasure to work with since coming to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary last June. When I was first introduced to Chira, I was explicitly told that I needed...

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