Jaeger joined the Big Pack in the Sky on April 13th, 2022.
He was assisted at 11 years old due to lymphoma (cancer).
Jaeger was born at a breeding facility in Alaska in May of 2010, and arrived at Wild Spirit in December of that same year. The owner kept his breeding wolves in heartbreaking conditions on short chains. Although the facility was named, Wolf Country U.S.A., the man was selling high-content wolfdogs because it is illegal to sell and own pure wolves in Alaska. He misled folks who bought puppies from him by telling them that their wolfdog would be just like a domestic dog. Thankfully this facility has now been shut down.
Jaeger was purchased when he was only four weeks old. After bringing him home, his owner quickly realized the difficulties of owning a wolfdog. She had to pay for an expensive operation after Jaeger swallowed a piece of his toy that he had shredded to pieces, and watched as he destroyed furniture and ate anything that appeared interesting. All canine puppies are a handful, but wolfdog puppy destruction reaches a new level. Although his owner loved Jaeger very much and had built a strong relationship with him, she realized that her small house and un-fenced yard was not the best environment for him.
She originally contacted W.O.L.F., an organization that helps to place wolfdogs. She was given the information about a new owner in Seattle and Jaeger found his new home. Unfortunately, after only spending one day with this new owner, Jaeger became more than the man could handle. He brought the puppy to a woman named Kim Kahl. She fell in love with the charming Jaeger but felt it would be best if he came to Wild Spirit. We agreed to provide Jaeger with a permanent home and drove to pick him up. After spending a day getting to know Jaeger, we leashed him and brought the sweet boy home to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.
Jaeger was very sweet and playful, but also quite skittish. Even the wind frightened him when it blew too hard! He got along well with other canines and had a domestic dog for a friend in between companions.
Jaeger lived with rescued mid-content wolfdog, Luna. The two were one of our sweetest companion pairs and were often seen lounging together, or playing with their neighbors through the fence.