We are all for helping animals and visit ranches, sanctuaries and shelters on a regular basis. I thought some of the negative reviews were a bit harsh but I must agree with some of the comments following our recent visit.
-Extreme warm temps seem too hot for these animals. They do have small pools but not sure it's enough during the summer months.
-Flies were nesting/eating several wolves ear tips; just like dogs can get.
-Tour guide rambled for 2-hrs on our 1-hr tour; colorful guide & too political while providing some wolf facts; didn't even take a breather for visitor questions. They should stick to a professional FAQ script.
-A bit unorganized. I suppose this was due to visitors arriving late.
-You can see everything in 15 minutes. I'm not sure what there is to do here for a half-day or full-day tour.
-This is someone's home and animal pens were added to the yard/property; not necessarily a sanctuary.
-Visitors can not wear sunglasses or hats as it frightens the wolves and they must see your eyes; a camera is permitted. Plan accordingly.
-Gentleman who greeted us was friendly and appreciative of the frozen chicken donation....we never show up empty handed : )
-Fed a few wolves carrots.
-Pet two wolves & took photos.
-The wish list does note they are looking for new property and hope to increase the pen sizes.
-Tee's, hats and other gift items available.
You must make an appointment to visit the facility. This is a residence and there is not always someone on-site or available for tours. I understand a better time to visit is the winter during the morning when the wolves are howling & more active.
Overall it's a little depressing & I feel sorry for the wolves. We are so touched by people who want to help animals and realize many resources are necessary but this place could be so much better. We really wanted to find the good in this place but left feeling a bit unsettled.
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