Boarding - Being
able to take a vacation or travel may not always be possible when you own a wolfdog. They often don't do well
with change, and putting them in a kennel or boarding situation often creates more anxiety and fear.
It might set them back from all the good progress you've already done, and it often compromises their immune
system, making them more susceptible to disease. It also means you will be expected to give them a cocktail of
vaccinations that may also lower their immune system. If it's absolutely necessary to put them in a boarding
kennel, be sure the kennel affords daily exercise for at least one hour, two or three times a day in
a large exercise yard. Make sure they have escape-proof fencing. Having other canine companionship is
important, especially if your wolfdog is social with other dogs. Personally, I hire someone to come and dogsit
my wolfdogs in their own home environment.
Adopting a rescued
animal should always be a priority before buying one from a breeder. You will not only be giving the
wolfdog a chance at a new life, but you will help stop the market of breeding which over populates our
shelters with unwanted pets. Many people are told that if you buy a wolfdog puppy, bottle feed it, socialize
it - it will be just like a regular domestic dog. Then months later, the new owner finds that he has a
special-needs animal in his hands, does not have the lifestyle, patience or time to spend with the animal, and the
wolfdog winds up at the shelter or being passed onto someone else [who also may have inadequate skills]. Often they
are just left in the backyard, or tied to a tree. Remember, always give a lot of thought to bringing any new pet
into your home, but especially a special-needs animal.
Contact your local Wolfdog Rescue organization. Sometimes it’s possible to
volunteer and learn firsthand how rewarding working with a wolfdog can be, and you can gain the experience you will need if you are considering
bringing a wolfdog home. Consider that it will be for the life of the animal [which could be a
commitment of 14 or more years] and that some sacrifices may have to be made as your life changes. Keep in
mind job changes, moving, marriage, divorce, children, health, travel, and many other situations that might
arise and make it difficult for you to keep your pets. Hopefully you can make the commitment to give your
animals a healthy, happy and safe Forever Home.
Many thanks to Full Moon Farm for their
Visit websites: www.FloridaLupine.org www.wolfPark.orgwww.Geocities.com/wolfdogproject/
www.inetdesign.com/wolfdunn and www.WolfDogBasics.com
Buy the DVDs of The Dog
Whisperer with Cesar Millan
to learn the true Wolf psychology of
Books like Living with
Wolfdogs and Wolfdogs A to Z
[both by Nicole Wilde] are also
excellent places to begin!
All are available at our on-line
For our own LTWR
personalized garments and items visit our two other Shopping stores
all purchases help us save more animals!
When you purchase a Whistle Tracker from our link
you receive $15 off the purchase price
of $80. Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue also gets a nice donation. Browse through for special deals and big savings! I
bought one for my dog and I LOVE it. I always know where he is no matter where I am. Check it out! Wish I had one
for my husband!