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Beans
Female Mid-Content Wolfdog
Octavia
She is 4 years old and her birthday is April 17th, 2020.

You can see her on the Tour Path!

In the fall of 2021, Wild Spirit was contacted by a private owner and well-known member of the Wolfdog Community who explained that due to unforeseen circumstances (including an upcoming relocation to a county in which wolfdog ownership is illegal), she may need to re-home her pets in the near future…

At the time, nothing was set in stone, as the owner was working with law enforcement officials within the new county to request an exception; however, she wanted to plan ahead incase her request was denied.

Fast forward to March of 2022, we were contacted by the owner once more and learned that while no official decision had been made, things weren’t looking very promising, especially for her young female, Beans, who had more wolf content than her other wolfdogs, and was therefore the least likely to have an exception made for her.

Sadly, one of the harsh realities about rescue is that available space is always limited, and even when a spot does open up here at the sanctuary, it’s usually not long before it’s filled. Knowing this, Beans’ owner made the incredibly difficult decision to place her with us before receiving an official response from the county, not wanting the opportunity for safe placement to fall through. We agreed to place Beans, knowing we had a single male (Aragorn) that could use a companion, and prepared to pick her up and bring her home.

Beans continues to be one of our most affectionate rescues, constantly patrolling the fence line for any tour guests who will offer her praise. Her love for humans goes so far that she even has a tendency to resource guard Caretakers from her companion, growling them away or mouthing them until they leave. The only thing Beans loves more than being the center of attention is finding a nice shady place to rest.

Octavia

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