Mika is still a bit apprehensive about her new home. She came to the sanctuary from Indiana with wolfdog Stigma in December of 2020. When people are around she is on the move, so it’s tough to get photos!
The Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary Team is still getting to know Mika who is currently quite shy and aloof around humans but has shown a soft interest in interacting with the animals that live next door to her, including Arctic wolf Flurry who we hope may be a future companion.
Before being taken in by Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, Mika was one of nearly 20 animals privately owned by a wolfdog breeder. As such, she was accustomed to living with a number of other wolfdogs of varying ages and contents. She has also raised a number of puppies, including two mentioned in her Fun Fact section!
While working at a previous wolf sanctuary in Texas, Wild Spirit’s Executive Director, Brittany McDonald, arranged for the rescue of two female wolfdogs both of which were Mika’s offspring!
Mika was originally owned by a well-known wolfdog breeder in Indiana along with nearly 20 other animals. However, due to personal reasons, her owner decided to move to a different state in which wolfdog ownership is illegal. As a result, she was forced to find new homes for all of her animals. While many of her collection were highly sought-out due to their unique coloration or other desirable traits, some of the older or less social animals were unwanted.