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Wiley the Wolf-Dog Visits the ASPCA

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:45pm
Wiley the Wolf-Dog Visits the ASPCA

As the nation’s second-largest animal welfare grant maker, there’s nothing the ASPCA loves more than to see our grantees succeed. That’s why we were so thrilled to meet Wiley, a wolf-dog hybrid who stopped by the ASPCA office in New York City as part of an educational visit from Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC).

Last October, the ASPCA provided LARC with a $50,000 grant to shelter 25 wolf-dog hybrids. The wolf-dogs were rescued from Dancing Brook Wolf Lodge, a sub-standard so-called “sanctuary” in Bristol, New Hampshire, after the owners were evicted from the property. Since wolf-dogs are not adoptable to the public, they needed a safe place to live and thrive. Through LARC’s “Warriors and Wolves” program, these giant canines have received daily care and rehabilitation from veterans, helping them heal from their respective traumatic experiences.

Visit newarc.org to learn more about how the rescued wolf-dogs are doing!

Wiley the Wolf-Dog Visits the ASPCA

Please note: The ASPCA does not support exotic pet ownership. In most states, wolf-dog ownership is either illegal or restricted. We are grateful to organizations like LARC who provide these animals with much-needed sanctuary. 

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Sarah Perez Basaldu

that dog is like my uncle's dog name Keila

JoAnn Wlliams

I would love to have one of them myself. I would let it live in my home & take it for walks every day same as I do my little dog. I love wolfs . They are beautiful. I wonder why they can't adopt them out to the public.

JoAnn Wlliams

On second thought they deserve to be free & in a wild free place where they can roam. It wouldn't really be fair to them to keep them in a home or place like you do a normal dog. But they are beautiful creatures.

Amy

They can not be adopted because as far as I know there are still no rabies vaccine currently licensed for use in wild animals or in wild-domestic animal hybrids in the United States or approved by the USDA for use in wild animals and hybrids." (NIH)

noreen

yes they can b adopted if u r americn indian and show your papers and sbe signed in with the wolf association they r killing alreaqdy 1000 in montania and now hunters r going to wyoming to kill more for their fur look at the defenders of wild life they r trying to stop them with a petition and go to washington dc to fight for wolves ,bears, and other animals

allyrowe

my dogs have dark tongues and look more like shepherd/huskies than chows....wondering now seeing this dog's cool tongue tat if mine are part wolf as I suspected

lilmiss

A List of dogs with Black Tongues, or it is common for them to have black tongues. Black tongues do not mean it has part wolf. There are several dog breeds that look very wolfish but aren't wolf mixes
Airedale
Akita (American)
Akita Inu (Japanese)
Alaskan Malamute
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren
Bichon Frise
Black Russian Terrier
Bouvier de Flandres
Bull Mastiff
Cairn Terrier
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Cocker Spaniel
Collie
Dalmatian
Doberman Pinscher
English Setter
Eurasier
Fila Brasileiro
Flat-coated Retriever
German Shepherd
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Great Pyrenees
Irish Setter
Kai Ken
Keeshond
Kerry Blue Terrier
Korean Jindo
Labrador Retriever
Maltese
Mastiff
Miniature Shar-Pei
Mountain Cur
Newfoundland
Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog
Pomeranian
Pug
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler
Shiba Inu
Shiloh Shepherd
Siberian Husky
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Thai Ridgeback
Tibetan Mastiff

lilmiss

A List of dogs with Black Tongues, or it is common for them to have black tongues. Black tongues do not mean it has part wolf. There are several dog breeds that look very wolfish but aren't wolf mixes
Airedale
Akita (American)
Akita Inu (Japanese)
Alaskan Malamute
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren
Bichon Frise
Black Russian Terrier
Bouvier de Flandres
Bull Mastiff
Cairn Terrier
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Cocker Spaniel
Collie
Dalmatian
Doberman Pinscher
English Setter
Eurasier
Fila Brasileiro
Flat-coated Retriever
German Shepherd
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Great Pyrenees
Irish Setter
Kai Ken
Keeshond
Kerry Blue Terrier
Korean Jindo
Labrador Retriever
Maltese
Mastiff
Miniature Shar-Pei
Mountain Cur
Newfoundland
Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog
Pomeranian
Pug
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler
Shiba Inu
Shiloh Shepherd
Siberian Husky
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Thai Ridgeback
Tibetan Mastiff

wolf lover

I have a wolf hybrid that looks just like Wiley except for the black tongue. We have had him for 12+ years. He is the sweetest, most gentle, calm dog in the world. He is great with other dogs regardless of their size and does great with all the little kids who run up to him and want to pet and hug him. When he was young and could still jump up on the bed, he slept with us. I was surprised that the article said they are not recommended as pets. Ours has been absolutely wonderful.

Jasmine Olson

please people it's not that dogs are so different from the wolves. wolf dogs just might be one of the most active mixed breeds. there are times when domestic dogs act wild because they feel hurt by how they've been treated. get a breeds that fits your hobbies and your wishes too then the dog will probably enjoy you especially if it chose you first. plus people it's true that dogs were formed beginning with wolves breeders just knew how to change their real looks, please respect them.

I've enjoy wolves and lions from books and movies since I was little. wolves are the animals who've helped me feel like I'm learning who I am as I'm just 25 this year 2015. like wolves do around people I felt nervous in school. the attitude of wolves is clear to me but lots of people aren't patient with them. and sadly we invaded them taking away their wide territories from ancient time until the 1900 s if you read old history of wolves and people, it's like their new chapter books say we need to learn how to live together and share the planet. we people should be totally thankful for how much the wolves have helped us with the eco system, yes indeed.

huskies can be heroic some of their cousins help rescue in Alaska other cousins of the huskies do sled races plus the similar looking dog the German shepherd has helped in farms and streets. wolves and coyotes don't just howl to whine that's a myth for sure. howling is their daily communication saying I'm over here, help me, I made it through yeah, thank you, follow me, how you doing, 1 2 3 here we go, see you later, you saved us thanks, we're friends now, this is our turf, and even songs of missing new ancestors like we do funerals, plus several individual expressions. the ones who don't know humans well feel scared but if you act calm and show gentleness a wolf decides to learn who it's really facing friend or foe. please keep doing wolf dog sales, but sanctuaries, zoos, wolf haven, and national parks that have lucky wolves, and animals parks that have some wolves, and breeders who've thoughtfully started forming COYWOLVES please teach other people what tricks wolves and coyotes feel hurt by, please. because that's what made school hard for me, other people afraid to speak up or expecting too much, what to stop wasn't clear to me I'm one of the high functioning disabled people who luckily has someone to talk to, my helpful grandma.

my dream to help wolves is very emotional except my disabilities make it unaffordable. it's true wolf dogs can learn to be gentle after they know who they're facing. in videos they've even been near retrievers and herding dogs. the real problem could be when they behave wild at houses might be when they remember the wolf parent and wish to go on a wild adventure, but people don't allow it, and then the poor wolf dog gets bored and runs off, or shows its human family, I still like you and I won't forget you, but now I want to find out who I really am and find a pack to join good luck human buddies howl! I'd say when the wolf dog runs off is when it feels trapped in the house and feels free only outside, some people just aren't active enough to own a wolf dog when you think of attitudes and values.

wolves do so much related to the eco system they're not only my very favorite animal, I like wolves enough I wish their packs to grow big again I'm their friend, emotionally they're in my heart. I WISH ASPCA PURE LUCK EVEN WITH THE WOLF DOGS! I'M IN UT.

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