The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

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Yamnuska Wolfdog walking in the sanctuary enclosure in alberta canada.


Tour Guide/Animal Care Attendant

Sophie has long been a lover of animals, with canines and non-human primates taking a special place in her heart. While completing her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biological Anthropology, Archaeology and Biology at U of C, she took a month out to work in Belize rehabilitating pre-release spider monkeys. It was from this experience that she realized her passion for working with animals; exotics in particular. Growing up with a great love for dogs and with there being a lack of monkeys in Canada, she decided to focus her efforts on canines. She began volunteering at the local humane society and quickly developed an interest in dog cognition, behaviour and training. Upon her university graduation, she noticed that a position had become available at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and was fortunate enough to land a role as an animal care attendant/tour guide in March 2022. She feels incredibly grateful to be working with such a close-knit caring team of like-minded individuals and such amazing animals in an environment that promotes animal advocacy, rescue, welfare, and public education. She is excited to contribute to the education of our visitors on wolves and wolfdogs, whilst ever-continuing her own learning and understanding of these brilliant animals!

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