Wolfdog Activities
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Because of the more-recent wolf inheritance of our furry companions, 'owners' are often asked "why wolfdogs?". In an effort to help others to better understand both wolfdogs and their humans... below are just a few examples of the very special nature of our relationships, and role in community. We hope you enjoy !

Mackie at VA HospitalDick Thayer and his wolfdog Mahkwayi (Mackie) visit the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Acting as an ambassador and therapy animal, Mackie enjoys meeting patients and boosting their spirits. Also included are photos of Mackie with school children.

Sledding wolfdogsNoreen and working wolfdogs in competition and for-fun events. Wolfdogs are used in every imaginable working activities, including weight pull and agility competitions, obedience work, carting, and sledding. Most major dog clubs have a no-wolfdogs-allowed policy, but that certainly doesn't stop 'owners' from entering!

Tacoma at an educational presentationTacoma's Story. Abandoned to wander the streets, Tacoma was unapproachable when first rescued. But with Donna and Mark's loving care he's now a gentle, sweet ambassador in wolf/wolfdog educational programs, touching the heart and soul of everyone he meets.

Malachi at an educational presentationMalachi's Story. Bounced around from one abusive owner to another, Malachi endured horrendous treatment for the first 8 years of his life. Miraculously, when rescued by Donna and Mark, Malachi's spirit was not broken. He now serves as a wolf/wolfdog ambassador in their educational programs.

Yoshe with LonghornsPam Thompson and her wolfdog Yoshe visit the annual branding of the official Texas Longhorn Herd, educating both parents and children about wolves and wolfdogs. Acting as an ambassador animal, Yoshe particularly enjoys sharing her wonderful smile and tummy rubs with children, enabling them to see she's not "the big bad wolf" of folklore.

  Kath and her two wolf-dog crosses. Acting as therapy animals, Cheyenne and Orion visit with very ill and dying AIDS patients. Feeling a spiritual connection with the wolf; interacting with these wolfdogs brings people comfort and happiness.

Caring Canine StormDieta Decker and Storm. In her role as a therapy animal with 'Caring Canines', Storm regularly visits a psychiatric hospital, bringing gentle comfort and a welcomed furry cuddle to deeply depressed or disturbed patients.

  David White and his wolfdog Shodn. As valued member of the K9 SAR General Civilan unit in the North of BC, Canada, David writes, "...he was a very capable and competant partner... he was a one of a kind... he was as good as I could have hoped for... and the wolf in him was what made him unique."

SAR dropoutTom Beeker and his wolfdog Makuya. Originally intended as a SAR dog (search and rescue), Makuya didn't quite make the grade. With humor Tom explains why his boy excells in a different type of 'rescue' of "lost" things.

Emma and ApacheEmma Kemmerer shares her story, Disabled with Wolves, of how despite being born with a disability requiring her to walk with crutches her entire life, her wolfdog has touched her heart in such a way that gave her the will-power to be strong.

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