Dawn, Author at Wolf Sanctuary of PA

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So far Dawn has created 58 blog entries.

Something To Howl About!

2017-04-28T12:45:38-04:00January 28th, 2017|Sanctuary News|

Wolf Sanctuary of PA is always excited when children get a chance to visit and learn about the wolves.  Below is one example of a class project that was completed after a visit to our sanctuary.  Thank you to Chesterbrook Academy's 2nd Graders!  These kids rock! Schedule your class trip for the spring or summer now by [...]

What, and How Much Food Do Wolves Eat?

2017-04-06T16:51:47-04:00October 14th, 2016|Wolf Education|

Lisa Matthews / Wolf Song of Alaska / VolunteerThe wolf in North America, is a predator of primarily large ungulates, that is, animals like moose, elk, and deer. All biological and social aspects of the wolf make it adapted for this role. No other carnivore in the western United States replaces the ecological importance of the [...]

Farewell Hudson

2016-10-14T15:35:06-04:00August 24th, 2016|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Hudson Our beautiful Hudson was 16 but even 16 years never feels like enough time.   The heat of this year was too much compounded by his age and failing hind quarters.  He laid down where his brother had lain in January of 2015 and prepared to leave this land.  To avoid prolonged suffering [...]

Farewell Jerico

2016-10-14T15:35:15-04:00August 24th, 2016|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Tempestuous heat and humidity worthy of the tropics filled the air this August and brought with them an air of sadness.  Jerico passed naturally in early morning August 11, 2016.  We never knew his birthday, but estimated him to be somewhere between 12 to 14 years of age when he arrived here two years ago. [...]

Farewell Hope

2016-10-14T15:35:28-04:00June 2nd, 2016|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Hope With heavy hearts, we bid our Hope farewell two weeks ago.  She had suffered from a genetic spinal defect.  Too young to pass from us so soon, we were heartbroken to lose her, but we know that she had moved on to a better place, free from any further suffering. Hope was born [...]

Spring has sprung and our new fencing is up!

2017-04-28T12:30:40-04:00April 14th, 2016|Sanctuary News|

After many months of work, Tioga and Little Girl's renovations are finally complete! Thanks to the tireless effort and dedication of our volunteers, we were able to tear down the old enclosures and affix fresh dig-fencing to make the final addition to Tioga and Little Girl's territory wolf-ready! Thank you also to all of our supporters [...]

Spectacular Snouts

2017-04-06T17:06:15-04:00February 24th, 2016|Wolf Education|

You may have heard on the tours that wolves have an excellent sense of smell.  They are often able to detect a herd that is miles away just by picking up their scent in the air! But how does this work exactly? In mammals, the sense of smell depends on the function and number of olfactory [...]

Tioga meets Little Girl

2017-04-06T17:06:40-04:00December 10th, 2015|Stories|

There have been many changes around the sanctuary over the last year!  As you may already know, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and we do not receive federal, state, or grant funding of any kind.  We rely solely on private donations, gift shop sales, and tour fees in order to provide for our wolves. Thanks [...]

Farewell Merlin, A True Alpha

2016-10-14T15:35:51-04:00December 8th, 2015|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Merlin Merlin came to Wolf Sanctuary of PA with his family on May 05, 2006.  It was a warm spring day.  Along with him came his mate Niksa, her sister Keisha, and a wee baby of two weeks named Tioga.  For the first few days, Merlin and his companions were afraid to leave the small area [...]

Farewell Destiny

2016-10-14T15:36:08-04:00December 8th, 2015|Gone but Not Forgotten|

Destiny When Destiny met Chipper during the first week of June in 2012 there was magic in the air.  They took to each other right away.  As we watched them together we saw a beautiful combination of admiration and dedication between them.  Destiny was often very shy of human interaction, but Chipper taught her there was [...]