|Barked: Wed Mar 27, '13 7:58pm PST |
|I see you said you were looking into adopting. There are many good wolfdogs that are in need of homes thru different rescue organizations.
I adopted my first wolfdog (a mid content) when I was 15. He was an assisted rescue thru the Texas Alaskan Malamute Rescue (he can be seen under Monty in their year 2000 happy tails section). I lived in a regular house at the time.
He was a bit of a challenge, but adjusted o living indoors full time pretty well. If you know what you are getting into and are willing to make the adjustments, then go for it. Especially if you are looking to ADOPT, the rescues know how to fit animals into different homes that meet their needs. I know of many mid contents that do well in full time home settings, just as I know many that do not. You would probably be better off starting with a low content- but you never know, you might get lucky. Just don't be dissapointed if you don't.
My first wolfdog was a great ambassador animal. He came to parks wih me, PetsMart and traveled the county- tagging along to my road trips to New Mexico, Colorado and Kentucky.
A foster of mine who I transported up to Ohio was a blackphase upper mid that does educational/ambassador work, as well as model/photography work.
I have 3 wolfdogs of my own now, 2 of which are rescues. A low content Mal mix that is great in the house, a mid content that does require containment and an upper mid that is good in the house and comes to educational seminars and outings with me- acting as an ambassador wolfdog for Saint Francis Wolf Sacntuary.
My point is- are they for everyone. Absolutely not. Can they be good animals if you take the time to prepare, do your research, be able to provide the necessary needs for the animal and understand what you are getting yourself into? Yes, yes they can.
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