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Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue is active legislatively this session and testifies in support of animal rights bills. We work with Beverly McGrath, lobbiest for the animals, and hope you will sign petitions that will help their cause. 

 Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue

It is the mission and goal of Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue to save Wolves, Wolfdogs - and dogs that resemble wolves - from abuse, abandonment, neglect and euthanasia; to rehabilitate them both physically and emotionally using a holistic approach; and to foster them until adoption or a suitable sanctuary is found. LTWR endeavors to educate the public about the right and wrong reasons to own a Wolfdog, and to eventually put an end to the irresponsible breeding of Wolves and Wolfdogs. Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue is a not-for-profit all-volunteer organization. 

We have a very successful adoption rate and although it takes a little longer because we are ever so picky, over 95% of the dogs posted on our website find good homes. We do not discriminate by taking only easy-to-place dogs. In fact, most of our dogs require a great deal of time and energy to find appropriate adopters who can care for them properly.

Our objective is to work cohesively with shelters, current owners, and qualified adopters. We network nationwide with many other Rescue groups, Sanctuaries, and not-for-profit organizations. We do interviews, reference checks and home visit for all applicants in order to find suitable homes for these special-needs animals.

We have found that it is usually the lack of education about the behavior of Wolfdogs that causes the owners of these animals to give up on their animals. Most people with good intent try to raise Wolfdogs from pups only to later realize that they are not dealing with a typical dog. Many breeders do not properly qualify their buyers and don't care if the dog is later passed around or winds up at a shelter. Their aim is to make money, so often they will not inform buyers of their needs and behaviors. Wolfdogs have special needs that most people don't understand or are not willing to take the time and effort to work with. For example, feeding an inadequate diet [of inexpensive commercial dry food usually bought in grocery stores] can often have disastrous results over long term, causing poor digestion, various diseases, or irritability that leads to unwanted behaviors. Leaving a Wolfdog in a back yard or tethered on a cable often results in the Wolfdog becoming aggressive, fearful, or unsociable.

Please enjoy our site, and while you navigate, keep in mind that we have stringent requirements for all of our potential adopters [see Adoption Requirements page]. We certainly do not want these animals which are already stressed  to go to an environment where they will not get the care and attention they need. Visiting the Rescue Gallery and Rescue Stories will give you a good idea of why we are so passionate about getting these Wolfdogs into the right homes where they will be well cared for, for the remainder of their lives. We always try to adopt our rescues into homes that will continue a holistic regime of a high-quality real-meat diet, behavior training, and lots of daily exercise.

Animals available for adoption are posted on our Dogs for Adoption page. If you think you have the appropriate experience, environment and lifestyle to give one of these special animals a home, please contact us. As part of our evaluation we will carefully review your Adoption Application to ensure a good match. We will then call for a phone interview and Home Visit to verify that you truly have what it takes to give a Wolfdog a happy home. Qualified volunteer Foster Homes are also badly needed to give a rescue temporary sanctuary until an appropriate adopter can be found. To find out more about what we do, please visit our About Us page. Donations or purchases at one of our three on-line stores on our Shopping page are also greatly appreciated and help us to continue our rescue efforts to save even more animals. When you donate, 100% of your contribution goes toward the rescues for food, transportation, spay/neutering, supplies, medical treatment, etc.

Hope you enjoy our website. There is a lot of information for you to browse through - articles on feeding and safety tips; links; and of course photos and bios on all our dogs for adoption. Enjoy your visit and please help out with a donation. If everyone pitches in, so many more wolfdogs will be pulled from shelters, and Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue will be able to continue to save lives. Thank you!

 Sincerely yours,

 Pamela Jo - Executive Director

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