As a reminder, you are visiting a wolfdog sanctuary, not a zoo. Many of our rescued wolfdogs have had negative experiences with humans prior to arriving at the sanctuary and therefore can be quite fearful of certain smells, sounds, and objects. The wolfdogs are much more sensitive than regular dogs and therefore the following rules must be followed to ensure your visit to the sanctuary does not disrupt the wolfdogs.
Absolutely NO DOGS are permitted on the sanctuary grounds at any time (this includes the parking lot). The wolfdogs are extremely sensitive to other canids, therefore bringing your dog (even in your car) is extremely disruptive to the animals living at the sanctuary. If we see a dog in your vehicle we will immediately call Cochrane Animal Control to have the dog removed.
Absolutely NO SMOKING permitted on the sanctuary grounds (this includes the parking lot). This poses a major fire risk to the sanctuary as well as also being very irritating for the wolfdogs sensitive olfactory senses. Smoking can be done prior to arriving or after departing the sanctuary grounds.
Children are not allowed to run, wander, or behave loudly on the sanctuary grounds. In order to ensure a stress free environment for the wolfdogs, children must be monitored at all times and kept close by. Any parent or child not respecting our policies will be asked to leave immediately. Check Tour Descriptions for age requirements.
Loud or unruly behaviour towards the wolfdogs will not be tolerated. Visitors must not whistle, call or otherwise heckle the wolfdogs. Visitors must be respectful of the wolfdogs and the facility at all times (i.e. do not throw things into the enclosures, do not climb over fences, do not go through restricted areas). Anyone found not respecting our policies will be asked to leave immediately.