Meet the wolfdogs at our sanctuary!

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary currently has 18 permanent wolfdogs, 11 ambassador wolfdogs, and any number of wolfdogs available for adoption.

Our wolfdog ambassadors are the wolfdogs that take front and center stage at events and sanctuary interactions, to help educate the public about the importance of wolf conservation.

Rango

Rango is a high content coydog.

He was born in the spring of 2015, and is a very unique addition to the sanctuary; being a coydog he displays many distinguishable coyote traits such as his large ears and slender muzzle. He is very well adjusted and socialized to visitors and loves greeting them outside at the sanctuary, receiving belly rubs, and showing off his toys.

Our Yamnuska Pack

Kuna

Kuna is a high content wolfdog and is the alpha female in our Yamnuska Pack.

She was born May 15, 2009 at a private wolf facility in Saskatchewan. She came to be part of the family as an 11-week-old puppy when her previous owners felt she was too difficult to handle. She is a very smart, independent, but very stubborn wolfdog. She has an amazing ability to communicate to us exactly what she wants, whether it is another raw meat patty or some extra love and attention.

Zeus

Zeus is a high content wolfdog and is the alpha male in our Yamnuska Pack.

He was born April 23, 2010 and is a half sibling to Kuna. He came to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary in June 2011 at a year old after his owner was no longer able to provide the proper care and containment for him to be happy and safe. Although he is referred to as our “grumpy old man”, Zeus loves receiving pets from those whom he feels comfortable with.

Nova

Nova is a high content Arctic wolfdog in our Yamnuska Pack.

As an arctic wolfdog, Nova is exceptional due to his beautiful pure white coat. Nova is by far the most hard wired wolfdog on site. But with the people he knows he can be very sweet and loving. He is extremely bonded to his alpha male Zeus and can often be seen giving Zeus lots of licks and tail wags.

Rue

Rue is an upper mid content wolfdog in our Yamnuska Pack.

She was born in Missouri in 2015. She came to the sanctuary as an ambassador animal and has truly excelled in that role. She has a very goofy, fun loving personality and is well known with the sanctuary staff for her “Rue hugs”.

Our Engadine Pack

Kaida

Kaida is a high content wolfdog in our Engadine Pack.

She was born in Saskatchewan in the spring of 2014 and arrived at the sanctuary as a puppy. Due to the fact that Kaida was raised by our main Yamnuska Pack, she is very well adjusted and socialized when it comes to visitors. She is often responsible for stealing personal belongings including lots of mitts and gloves in the winter time. During the summer she loves to jump into the water tanks to cool off.

Quinn

Quinn is a high content wolfdog in our Engadine Pack.

Quinn arrived at the Sanctuary in the summer of 2016 with her two littermates, Grizz and Aspen. She was born in May of 2016 and was a transfer from an organization in Idaho. Quinn is clearly the most dominate puppy and has quickly learnt to boss her bigger brothers around! She is incredibly confident and is known to be quite fearless, but don’t let that fool you as Quinn is also commonly seen cuddled up to one or both of her brothers!

Grizz

Grizz is a high content wolfdog in our Engadine Pack.

Grizz arrived at the Sanctuary in the summer of 2016 with his two littermates, Quinn and Aspen. He was born in May of 2016 and was a transfer from an organization in Idaho. He is affectionately known as out gentle giant. Grizz has always been the largest and most mellow puppy, and is easily distinguished by his light sable coat.

Aspen

Aspen is a high content wolfdog in our Engadine Pack.

Aspen arrived at the Sanctuary in the summer of 2016 with his two littermates, Quinn and Grizz. He was born in May of 2016 and was a transfer from an organization in Idaho. He is known as the shy and sensitive brother. He is a bit more timid with new people, but once that trust is gained he is by far the most affectionate puppy.

Our Cascade Pack

Loki

Loki is a low content wolfdog in the Cascade Pack.

He arrived at the sanctuary from Edmonton Animal Control in 2014. True to his name, Loki needs to be closely monitored in certain situations as he can be very mischievous. He loves greeting visitors and can often be seen wagging his tail and offering paw shakes to everyone he meets.

Nikki

Nikki is a low content wolfdog in the Cascade Pack.

She is affectionately known as Loki’s girlfriend as they share a wonderful bond. She arrived in November of 2012 from Red Deer Animal Control. Out of all the wofldogs, Nikki has by far undergone the most significant transformation in our care; when we first met her, she was completely feral. Today, although still a bit timid, she can be seen asking for belly rubs from visitors.

Our Rundle Pack

Nakita

Nakita is a high content wolfdog in our Rundle Pack.

Nakita came to the sanctuary with her mate Lark. Because she was born with a degenerative eye condition, she had a very different introduction to the world and therefore her interactions with her environment and the humans within is unique. She adores her human caretakers and becomes extremely excited at the mere sound of them approaching. She loves to give lots of kisses and is well known for her incredible spring-like bouncing in the air.

Lark

Lark is a high content wolfdog in our Rundle Pack.

Lark came to the sanctuary in December 2014 as a transfer from a wildlife facility in Washington. Since being here, he has developed quite the reputation as a charmer, thanks to his handsome looks and playful personality. His longtime pack mate is Nakita.

Our Castle Pack

Kasha

Kasha is an upper mid content wolfdog in our Castle Pack.

She was born in Oklahoma in 2014 and was shortly transferred to us when her owners could no longer care for her. Kasha is a bit more reserved at times, but can often be seen modeling her beautiful long legs for visitors.

Horton

Horton is a low content wolfdog in our Castle Pack.

He is one of the most unique looking wolfdogs as he is mainly Irish Wolfhound. He came to the sanctuary in January 2015 as part of the Milk River Seizure carried out by the AB SPCA. Due to the many years of neglect, being chained on a property with 200 other dogs, Horton is by far the most shy and reserved wolfdog at the sanctuary. With time we are confident Horton will make progress in how he relates to humans, and make strides to being a happy and healthy wolfdog.

Our Temple Pack

Kiba

Kiba is a low content wolfdog in the Temple Pack.

She is unique looking due to the fact that she is mixed with Irish Wolfhound. Kiba had come to the sanctuary as on of the 201 dogs in the Milk River Seizure that occurred in January 2015. Due to years of neglect Kiba is the most shy of all of the wolfdogs at the sanctuary. Since being at the sanctuary she is becoming more comfortable with people and her goofy personality is beginning to show through more and more with time.

Shadow

Shadow is a low content wolfdog in the Temple Pack.

He came to the sanctuary in January 2015 as on of the 201 dogs in the Milk River Seizure. Due to many years of neglect Shadow is quite reserved but has made progress towards being more comfortable with people.