The primary focus of the Sanctuary is to drive public awareness and education on wolfdogs. There are many misconceptions surrounding these animals, and backyard breeders take advantage of the misconceptions to create a market for wolfdogs as exotic pets. The majority of the wolfdogs at the Sanctuary are from people surrendering them after failing to have them as pets in their homes.
While we do accept surrenders, we are at capacity based on the number of enclosures we currently have, and sadly have to turn many wolfdogs away. So we turn our attention to educating the public on the true nature of wolfdogs and the negative outcomes for the many intentionally bred high-content wolfdogs who end up being displaced. We do support rehoming low content wolfdogs that would do well in specific homes.
Wolfdog ownership is not the same as dog ownership. It takes an educated and prepared individual/family to provide a good home for a wolfdog. Below are some things that people should be aware of as to what makes a good wolfdog owner:
Adopting a wolfdog can be one of the most rewarding experiences: not only are you offering a wolfdog a second lease on life, but when a suitable family is found,
you’re giving them another family member—and that is a gift that can’t be replaced.
Download our Adoption Package to learn more about how our adoption process works, and for instructions on applying.
There are currently no wolfdogs available for adoption.
When owners are in need of new placement for their wolfdog, but we don't have the space to bring them into our care, we may assist them by posting them as a courtesy post. These adoptions are not through Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.
If you are considering surrendering your wolfdog, please consider the following options:
If you need to surrender your wolfdog, here is some information regarding the surrender process.
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary currently has 44 wolfdogs and any number of wolfdogs available for adoption. Our wolfdog ambassadors are the wolfdogs that take front and center stage at events and Sanctuary interactions to help educate the public about their unique nature and the importance of wolf conservation.