Sox came to us from Ohio. She’s shy and still a little nervous, so we’re still getting to know her.
At this point, Sox is incredibly shy around people but has shown interest and playfulness toward other animals. Upon arrival at Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, staff watched as she greeted each of her “neighbors” after being moved into her new enclosure, which should come as no surprise considering she has lived with many other wolfdogs at her former home in Ohio.
Before being taken in by Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, Sox lived with her breeder who owned a number of her relatives, including her mother, father, and various siblings as well as other wolfdogs. Sox spent a portion of time living with many of the animals at her original home but none of them were the right fit for her.
Upon arriving at the sanctuary, however, Sox was paired up with high-content wolfdog Dakota, a senior animal who was recently removed from a pack of three due to changes in the social dynamics. While Sox is shy and nervous, Dakota is incredibly social and confident, and we have already seen a difference in her disposition since he moved in!
Sox was so named because of the white “stocking-like” markings on all four of her legs! In addition, the white tip on her tail (known as a “fox tail”) is also unique, as high-content wolfdogs almost always have black-tipped tails.
Likes & Dislikes
Sox absolutely loves whole-prey enrichment items, especially large ungulate skulls, which she has been known to obliterate within hours! While many of the rescues have a love of bones and a knack for destruction, no one is quite as adept as Sox!
As one of our most shy and nervous rescues, Sox is not a big fan of people, especially in groups. However, she gains confidence every day and we hope that one day soon she won’t find humans quite so scary.
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary’s Executive Director, Brittany McDonald, was originally contacted about Sox not for placement but for advice on some unusual and concerning behaviors she had begun demonstrating, which her breeder believed might have been neurologic.
Due to the nature of what Sox was exhibiting, Brittany offered a number of suggestions, including placement with Wild Spirit where she felt confidently that Sox could be fully “rehabilitated.” Sox’s breeder agreed to the placement and days later she was in her new home.