Monday, January 6, 2014

How To Adopt A #Wolf at the Wolf Sanctuary of PA by Karen Rose Smith

The Speedwell Forge Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania is a place where wolves who have been treated badly or who are homeless can come to recuperate and thrive.  This sanctuary is completely non profit, run by dedicated volunteers.  It was easy to see that dedication when I visited the sanctuary.  Hunters as well as restaurants in the area donate food. Care of the wolves and upkeep of the property is constant.

One of the ways the sanctuary can remain non profit is its ADOPT A WOLF program.  When we visited the sanctuary the first time, we took the Full Moon Tour.  That meant on a Saturday night mid month when the moon was full, volunteers stood at the fenced in areas at the wolf packs closest to the parking area, ready to answer questions and talk about the wolves--gray wolves, timber wolves and hybrids.  After that visit, I adopted Yellow Feather and I ordered an adoption packet for my husband for his birthday for Dakota.  I was so fascinated by the wolves that we went back for a private two hour tour a few weeks later.  On that tour, I particularly focused on Thor, a wolf with cataracts.  His story is here at my blog: Adaptation Is The Greatest Gift (Thor) . After that visit, I symbolically adopted him.  I wanted to be a part of this special place and help preserve the sanctuary and the wolves.
Dakota, Yellow Feather, and Thor

The donation for a symbolic adoption at the wolf sanctuary is $40.00.  You can adopt a wolf or send a packet to a loved one or friend as a gift.  The kit you will receive includes a photo of your wolf, an adoption certificate, a biography about your wolf and a wolf information sheet.        

Click here to find out more.  ADOPT A WOLF PROGRAM, Speedwell Forge  

For information about Speedwell Forge Wolf Sanctuary go to their main page which is the portal to tour information, the adoption program, their family of wolves and much more. Wolf Sanctuary website  If you are ever in the Lititz, Pennsylvania surroundings, this is definitely a stop you should make when touring the area.

As the wolf sanctuary has expressed on its website--Extinct Is Forever. 

 Karen's Visiting Speedwell Wolf Sanctuary Blog

©2013 Karen Rose Smith

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