Female High-Content Wolfdog
Savannah joined the Big Pack in the Sky on February 2nd, 2022.
She was assisted at 15 years old due to old age/quality of life.

Savannah was born in April of 2006, and arrived at Wild Spirit in June of that same year. Shortly after we rescued the litter of Arctic wolf pups (Alice, Thunder, Sabine, Sugar, Storm and Powder), a friend of Wild Spirit called to see if we were interested in more puppies. A litter of 8 Arctic-Timber crosses had been born in Oregon to a man who did not know what to do with them. We explained that we really had our hands full already and wouldn’t be able to take them. However, a former staff member who was planning to open a sanctuary in Ohio was eager to take the Arctic-Timber litter.

Out of the 8 pups in the litter, 3 were sold to private owners and the other 5 were brought to Wild Spirit for temporary housing while their rescuer made arrangements to come to pick them up. Unfortunately, his plans to open a sanctuary fell through, and Wild Spirit ended up keeping the 5 puppies: 3 boys and 2 girls, named Forest, Dakota, Brutus, Savannah, and Sassy. Since they were only a week apart in age from our Arctic puppies, we put them together and let them grow up as one big family.

As the Arctic-Timber puppies grew up, it became clear from their behavior and appearance that they were not pure wolves, but rather high-content wolf-dogs, meaning they were ~85-95% wolf. Despite this difference, they lived happily with the Arctic wolves, and eventually all divided into independent packs, each made of a combination of the two litters.

Savannah decided to live with Storm, and for years they made a great pair. However, over time they began to have spats over food and attention from their caretakers. Storm often left the enclosure for Ambassador work, and one day when he returned, Savannah made it clear that she no longer wanted him in the enclosure with her. To avoid further disputes, the lifelong companions were separated, and Savannah was introduced to Beric Dondarrion of the Westeros Pack. Savannah’s affectionate personality helped Beric become even more social with his caretakers. Although they occasionally competed for attention, they got along beautifully and enjoyed each other’s company.



Savannah was full of energy! She could be shy with new people at first, but she usually found the confidence to approach because she loved attention from people. Our sweet, goofy girl had a lot of love to give.


Savannah originally lived with Arctic wolf Storm, and then Beric Dondarrion of our Westeros Pack until his passing, senior rescue Sioux until his passing, rescue Kenai for a brief period, and has now settled down with Arctic wolf, Teton. Her and Teton were one of our best companion pairs at the sanctuary, and the two absolutely adored each other. Savannah was often seen giving Teton kisses after they each eat their daily medication medballs.

Likes & Dislikes

Just like her siblings, Savannah loved food of all kinds. She was not picky! She also enjoed stuffed toys and enrichment gifts that she could rip to shreds!

She disliked fasting days and waiting to be fed. She was also not a fan of larger groups of people, which could make her a little nervous.

Fun Facts

When she was younger, Savannah had stunning eye markings. It looked like she had her eyeliner professionally done. Savannah’s nickname was “Banana” or “Nana” and often you could hear Caretakers affectionately call out “BANANA!” when going to interact with her.

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