W.O.L.F.'s mission is to improve the quality of life for wolves and wolf dogs through Rescue, Sanctuary and Education: RESCUE assistance within a nationwide network with international reach, lifelong SANCTUARY for 30 animals we directly rescue, and EDUCATION programs stressing wolves belong in the wild and should not be bred with dogs or kept as pets.
W.O.L.F. was founded in 1995 to provide a home for displaced captive-born wolves and wolf dogs. The organization can currently care for a maximum of 30 wolf dogs at one time, though we hope to increase that number to 60 over time when we move to our new location in 2018. W.O.L.F. has assisted in helping over 3,000 animals nationally and internationally through collaboration within a network of qualified rescues and sanctuaries throughout the U.S. Also, W.O.L.F. has reached thousands of schoolchildren and adults through teaching about the challenges that wild wolves and captive-born wolves and wolf dogs face.
W.O.L.F. was hit hard by the 2012 High Park Fire and flooding events thereafter, including the September 2013 flood. Dealing with these natural disasters, along with not being able to be open to the public at our current location, necessitated the need for a new, safer home for our wolves and staff. W.O.L.F. purchased a 180-acre property in 2016 which will be the new home for our organization in 2018 and will allow us to be open to the public for visits.