Lone Wolves: pack members who have passed.

Maya: 1999-2016

In 2016, we lost our beloved mothering wolf, Maya.  For 17 years she was our brilliant force of learning and creativity.  She taught us how important conserving our wildlife and nature. Today her message rings truer than ever.  In every action that we take we must consider the consequences and we must be reminded to only take what is needed. Maya spent her last few days in the house here at the wolf centre with her family, Shelley and Casey Black. We will miss our Maya dearly but we know that she is running in greener pastures with her brother Tuk.

Thank you sponsors, donors, and lovers for all that you have done for Maya and the centre over the years, we appreciate your generosity.

Aspen: 1998 - 2015

Aspen was our first wolf dog cross, 75% grey wolf and 25% husky, and acted as the ambassador wolf for our pack. She was the loving big sister, and enjoyed being in the company of others, as she travelled to many schools and helped us educate young children about wolves in the wild. She maintained her position as Beta female until the Spring of 2004, when Maya began to move up the ranks and started fighting Aspen for her position. Even in her old age, she was a big tease, and played lots with Wiley to keep him in line. Everyone, including the wolves at the centre, misses her very much, and her loving presence will always stay with us in our hearts.

Although we kept Aspen here at the centre, she was not a pet; she was a part of our pack. Wolf dogs do not make for good pets, and our official opinion of them is: don’t do it. These wolf-dog crosses make unsuitable pets, and we don’t endorse their breeding or their sale as domestic animals. By crossing a domestic dog with a wild animal (one with especially strong predatory instincts and sense of social hierarchy), the resulting mix of traits is unpredictable, and often tragic for the animal and owners themselves. Approximately 80% of wolf-dog crosses are euthanized in their first few years of life.

Tuck: 1998 - 2014

Tuck's bio comming soon.