ALWAYS ADOPT! NEVER BUY YOUR PET!
Here are some of In Harmony’s adoptable Wolfdogs, and Dogs! In order, we have Aspen (F), Sadie (F), Happy (M), Kito (M), Stormy (M), Sky (F), and Tiny Tim (M)!.
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Where is this located?! I’d love to adopted a lower content wolfdog if possible as long as it got along with other dogs!
Please write a disclaimer about wolfdogs. Many people think they can just adopt or buy one and it’s like a normal dog and it’s nothing like a normal dog. The information needs to be spread along with trying to find them homes. They deserve an owner who is knowledgeable and willing to take care of them the way they need to be.
You are very right! We tend to have a process to go through to get one, in which a house inspection is a MUST!
Wolfdogs are NOT like typical dogs. They have a completely different set of rules to go by. If you have owned a very shy Husky, you have a decent understanding of most of our wolfdogs. Wolfdogs, unlike regular dogs, tend to be VERY shy. They also are closer to their wolf counterpart. The ones we have to adopt are more similar to their Dog counterparts, like the ones above, They behave more like dogs than other wolfdogs. HOWEVER! If you wish to adopt a Wolfdog from ANYONE! BEWARE!
Wolfdogs are tend to be more like WOLVES than Dog. They are cute when they are puppies and will tend to act like a normal dog pup, but once they mature (1-2 years of age) they will either become:
Omega - very shy, even around you or family members. WILL run and escape most backyards, and will not be able to be walked with other animals. Need a gentle, but strong hand in order to be around the house. Needs a LOT of attention.
Beta - will follow, but will possible cause destruction of the house if left alone. Can be minor aggressive with food, and needs an educated person to be around them. Tend to get along with other Dogs, will HUNT other animals though, including CATS!
Alpha - At which case, you will NOT be able to contain the Wolfdog. They WILL be aggressive over toys, food, spots in the house, sometimes certain people they claim as their own (typically the wife or daughter of the house but not always), and need to be kept in a place for Wolfdogs (like we offer). They will also HUNT. They WILL kill cats, other dogs, squirrels, and other animals around the land.
Of course, you may get something in between. Not always these three above, but they are far more common than the in-betweens.
Also, if you want to adopt from anywhere, PLEASE contact Kim Kapes. The owner and director of In Harmony. She has a degree, and experience with Wolfdogs, Wolves, and dogs. She can answer most questions for you! The information above can be found on most sites, and is GENERAL knowledge based on my own experience.
An example of Wolfdogs, we have two 96% Wolf, wolfdogs. They are sweethearts. They will run through their enclosure and if you enter, they will love on you. HOWEVER. They are also very BIG. I mean, they reach my chest in height. They will jump on you and try to lick your mouth like a wolf would. I had been with them a few times, they know me very well. During that trip, I lost my sunglasses to their mouths, my shirt had two holes in it, my lip was split, had scratches all over my arms, and my cell phone almost got eaten. This is from them being playful. They are under 2 years old. They will STILL grow. Imagine them aggressive.
Many of our Wolfdogs come from abused households or families that thought it would be fun to own a big of nature. They never realize it is a wild animal they are bringing into their homes until the Wolfdog gains it’s instincts and suddenly, families think they are ‘turning’ on them. They are merely guarding their territory like a Wolf would, and behaving like a normal wolf. If you do something a wolf doesn’t like, that Wolf WILL bite you! Not to be mean or to hurt you, just as a warning that you did something they did not like.
With that in mind. The ones we have above, are the very rare kind that can actually go in a home. We have 20+ that CANNOT GO INTO A HOME! They are too wild. Head over to my blog and I will post pictures of the Wolfdogs that CANNOT be adopted out. They are beautiful, but they will most likely never be in a home.
This has been your disclaimer Tumblr. And if this was a TL;DR, please google search or just ASK me about Wolfdogs in general. Do not BUY a wolfdog. Adopt them from a GOOD place, that you VISIT A LOT DURING A FEW MONTHS OR WEEKS to ensure you are going to a place that is being truthful to you. Also, if they are UNDER 2 years of age, BE CAREFUL! They can grow to become more Wolf like, and then you will have to find a place that will take them. If you take them to a NORMAL shelter, they will kill them. They have no other option.
THINK BEFORE YOU ADOPT!