Draco is a neutered male high-content wolf-dog. We rescued him in July of 2017 when he 2 was years old.
Draco lived alone until we got to know him better, but he’s getting along well with one of our rescued pups, Leia! We’re hoping they become a bonded pair. Currently, Draco lives on the tour path, but he’s not quite sure how he feels about tours just yet.
Draco has some of the longest canine teeth we’ve ever seen! When Crystal and Ramon rescued him, the first thing they noticed were his Dracula-like fangs. They’re visible even when his mouth is closed!
Likes & Dislikes
Draco loves howling along with our pack! He’s never had a choir to sing with before, and he’s gaining confidence in his song each day! He also loves his daily fat snack, a peanut butter-based treat that will help him put on a little weight before winter.
Understandably, Draco isn’t the biggest fan of tours. We can’t blame him – not everyone wants to be the center of attention in a crowd of people!
When we first heard of Draco, he was named Koda and he was living as a pet in Colorado. He was only 2 years old, and although his owners loved him, Draco’s natural behaviors were becoming a problem for them. Like any wolf or high-content wolf-dog, Draco has a song to sing, and he would howl loudly throughout the day and night. It wasn’t long before the neighbors had had enough and complained to Animal Control. Eventually, Animal Control gave Draco’s owners two options: rehome him or we will confiscate him. Desperate to provide a good life for their beloved wolf-dog, his owners reached out to various sanctuaries to see if anyone could help him.
Soon Draco’s story had made it’s way through the wolf-dog rescue network, and the rescue team at W.O.L.F. Sanctuary thought of us. Their sanctuary was at capacity, but the rescue coordinator had been touched by Draco’s story and the unfairness of his situation, and she was determined to find him rescue. When W.O.L.F. reached out to the Wild Spirit team, we had 3 single female wolf-dogs who needed companions. Maybe Draco could be the perfect match for one of our lonely girls and have his life saved at the same time. Hoping for the best, Crystal and Ramon set out for Colorado to bring our newest rescue home to our sanctuary.
Once in Colorado, Crystal and Ramon instantly saw how much Draco’s owners cared for him and wanted the best for their wolf-dog. Like any animal of his kind, caring for him was more challenging than caring for a dog. But he wasn’t aggressive, or painfully shy, or prone to escape like other wolf-dogs we’ve met. After a meet-and-greet, he loaded up in the van without issue and our team prepared to make the trip home.
Draco left Colorado and his old life behind, and he also left his name there, too. Draco was previously known as “Koda”, but we already had animals named Kota, Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota. Too much “kota”! Not only was Draco young enough to learn a new name, we felt that changing his moniker could give him an entirely fresh start for his new life! After much brainstorming, we settled on Draco, and he seems to think it suits him just fine. We’re still working at getting to know this handsome boy, but so far so good! He’s settled into our routine easily, he enjoys his meals and treats, and he’s joining in with the pack howl with enthusiasm! Finally, Draco has a pack to sing with, and there’s no one to scold him for doing so.