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“Inspirational”

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Ramah
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

This was a treat, wonderful guide and she had been there only 1 month, but her knowledge was exemplary - the whole place was magical. Just after we arrived the Wolves began to howl and this brought tears to my eyes. Worth far more than the $7 they charge to get in - brilliant.
I would have paid double - sadly it is remote, but well worth the journey

2  Thank steve j
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Very remote but worth the drive. We were asked to wait outside because the shop wasn't open yet. While we were waiting a whole lot of wolves or dog wolves started to cry. Wow, it send shivers down our spines. What a beautifull sound, peculiar but immediatelly recognisable as wolf crying. Only that sound was worth the trip. The tour itself was a bit one sided, wolf or dog wolf but very interesting and unique for us. Seeing a wild wolf, the golden eyes are eyes we will never forget. Good work and many volunteers assist maintaining the area. Make the trip, it's worth it !

2  Thank Dutchkathy
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

I love visiting and checking out the wolves. The guides are VERY knowledgeable. I've taken a photo tour and loved the up close experience of both the ability to photograph the wolves and the fantastic help from my guide.

1  Thank Deanna C
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

While travelling through New Mexico we by chance came across another wonderful gem that is hidden in the USA. The Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is worth the dusty ride out to this amazing facility. We met an extraordinary young women who has volunteered her wonderful skills in caring for this amazing pack of animals. We got a conducted tour around and was introduced to some of the sixty wolves and wolf dogs that have been rescued from abuse or abandonment. They have restored these beautiful creatures lives, with love and an amazing understanding of what a "wild spirit" means. The facilities are free - all donations are gratefully accepted as this place is run by volunteers - what a gift they are to this very special place.
The beauty is in the watching of these wild, aloof and intelligent wolves, learning about them and their history, stirred a great deal of admiration and respect for both carers and these animals. At the time they were doing maintenance and restoring of facilities, again by volunteers.
Our lovely lady who spent two hours with us, spoke with passion, intelligence and a great deal of love for these wolves. It was wonderful to watch them interact with her, yet still remain untamed, showing this place has true respect for wild creatures. We left this place feeling we had spent time well spent, more informed and uplifted hearts . Please, if you have the time, and would like to experience what we had, go there and be part of this wonderful attraction. Remember its is run on charity of people who visit there, and all donations no matter how big or small are truely and gratefully recieved. They would make you proud to be Americans. We felt proud of them. A trip that gave us a very happy memory to return to New Zealand with.

3  Thank topsy90210
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

My last visit here was December of 2011, but of course, it won't be the last. I've carved some great memories taking friends and family out to this hidden sanctuary, tucked into the backwoods of a place called Candy Kitchen, NM. Named so because it was a popular place to get "candy" in the Prohibition Era (if you know what I mean). Anyways, you enter the sanctuary through a log cabin that doubles as a gift shop and snack stop. The sanctuary is divided up into several enclosures, which were you are accompanied by a guide who gives you a tour that lasts about an hour. The wolves are lovingly cared for, and are in great surroundings. They try and make it as close to their natural habitat as possible. My favorite memories have been when the wolves go into a sing-song of howls that echo all around the landscape. I suggest a visit to this place, and there's also neighboring El Morro and Zuni Pueblo to explore nearby. The wolves might treat you to a show, and you'll go home with memories that last a lifetime.

5  Thank Eric H
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