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Wiley the Wolf-Dog Visits the ASPCA

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:45pm
Wiley the Wolf-Dog Visits the ASPCA

As the nation’s second-largest animal welfare grant maker, there’s nothing the ASPCA loves more than to see our grantees succeed. That’s why we were so thrilled to meet Wiley, a wolf-dog hybrid who stopped by the ASPCA office in New York City as part of an educational visit from Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC).

Last October, the ASPCA provided LARC with a $50,000 grant to shelter 25 wolf-dog hybrids. The wolf-dogs were rescued from Dancing Brook Wolf Lodge, a sub-standard so-called “sanctuary” in Bristol, New Hampshire, after the owners were evicted from the property. Since wolf-dogs are not adoptable to the public, they needed a safe place to live and thrive. Through LARC’s “Warriors and Wolves” program, these giant canines have received daily care and rehabilitation from veterans, helping them heal from their respective traumatic experiences.

Visit newarc.org to learn more about how the rescued wolf-dogs are doing!

Wiley the Wolf-Dog Visits the ASPCA

Please note: The ASPCA does not support exotic pet ownership. In most states, wolf-dog ownership is either illegal or restricted. We are grateful to organizations like LARC who provide these animals with much-needed sanctuary. 

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Sarah Perez Basaldu

that dog is like my uncle's dog name Keila

JoAnn Wlliams

I would love to have one of them myself. I would let it live in my home & take it for walks every day same as I do my little dog. I love wolfs . They are beautiful. I wonder why they can't adopt them out to the public.

JoAnn Wlliams

On second thought they deserve to be free & in a wild free place where they can roam. It wouldn't really be fair to them to keep them in a home or place like you do a normal dog. But they are beautiful creatures.

Amy

They can not be adopted because as far as I know there are still no rabies vaccine currently licensed for use in wild animals or in wild-domestic animal hybrids in the United States or approved by the USDA for use in wild animals and hybrids." (NIH)

noreen

yes they can b adopted if u r americn indian and show your papers and sbe signed in with the wolf association they r killing alreaqdy 1000 in montania and now hunters r going to wyoming to kill more for their fur look at the defenders of wild life they r trying to stop them with a petition and go to washington dc to fight for wolves ,bears, and other animals

allyrowe

my dogs have dark tongues and look more like shepherd/huskies than chows....wondering now seeing this dog's cool tongue tat if mine are part wolf as I suspected

lilmiss

A List of dogs with Black Tongues, or it is common for them to have black tongues. Black tongues do not mean it has part wolf. There are several dog breeds that look very wolfish but aren't wolf mixes
Airedale
Akita (American)
Akita Inu (Japanese)
Alaskan Malamute
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren
Bichon Frise
Black Russian Terrier
Bouvier de Flandres
Bull Mastiff
Cairn Terrier
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Cocker Spaniel
Collie
Dalmatian
Doberman Pinscher
English Setter
Eurasier
Fila Brasileiro
Flat-coated Retriever
German Shepherd
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Great Pyrenees
Irish Setter
Kai Ken
Keeshond
Kerry Blue Terrier
Korean Jindo
Labrador Retriever
Maltese
Mastiff
Miniature Shar-Pei
Mountain Cur
Newfoundland
Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog
Pomeranian
Pug
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler
Shiba Inu
Shiloh Shepherd
Siberian Husky
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Thai Ridgeback
Tibetan Mastiff

lilmiss

A List of dogs with Black Tongues, or it is common for them to have black tongues. Black tongues do not mean it has part wolf. There are several dog breeds that look very wolfish but aren't wolf mixes
Airedale
Akita (American)
Akita Inu (Japanese)
Alaskan Malamute
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren
Bichon Frise
Black Russian Terrier
Bouvier de Flandres
Bull Mastiff
Cairn Terrier
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Cocker Spaniel
Collie
Dalmatian
Doberman Pinscher
English Setter
Eurasier
Fila Brasileiro
Flat-coated Retriever
German Shepherd
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Great Pyrenees
Irish Setter
Kai Ken
Keeshond
Kerry Blue Terrier
Korean Jindo
Labrador Retriever
Maltese
Mastiff
Miniature Shar-Pei
Mountain Cur
Newfoundland
Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog
Pomeranian
Pug
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler
Shiba Inu
Shiloh Shepherd
Siberian Husky
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Thai Ridgeback
Tibetan Mastiff

wolf lover

I have a wolf hybrid that looks just like Wiley except for the black tongue. We have had him for 12+ years. He is the sweetest, most gentle, calm dog in the world. He is great with other dogs regardless of their size and does great with all the little kids who run up to him and want to pet and hug him. When he was young and could still jump up on the bed, he slept with us. I was surprised that the article said they are not recommended as pets. Ours has been absolutely wonderful.