Stigma arrived at the sanctuary in December of 2020 from Indiana. She was brought home with another wolfdog, Mika, on the same trip.
The Wild Spirit Team is still getting to know Stigma who is currently quite shy around humans, but she has shown a strong interest in interacting with the animals that live next door to her, especially low-content wolfdog Kenai who we hope may be a future companion!
Stigma has also shown a growing confidence around various members of the team and will approach the fence line to say hello (especially for a treat), and she loves to sniff any areas that people have been inside her enclosure while cleaning.
Before being taken in by Wild Spirit, Stigma 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, and has even given birth to a number of pups.
Stigma is affectionately known as “Bean Blossom.” This nickname was assigned by team members Brittany and Molly moments after she was loaded into the transport van, and it was repeated the entire drive home. Needless to say, it stuck.
Likes & Dislikes
Stigma is a big fan of her next-door neighbor, low-content wolfdog Kenai who she loves to play with along the fence line. The two can often be seen flirting with Kenai’s big bushy tail raised up high!
Stigma is a bit shy and as such is not a huge fan of people, especially in large groups.
Stigma 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.