Welcome to the Sanctuary

We are a non-profit organization who promotes responsible wolfdog ownership by providing a variety of educational programs. We discuss the challenges of wolfdog ownership and outline what a suitable home looks like. We also touch on the importance of preserving wolves in the wild! On top of the educational programs, the Sanctuary also oversees the rescue and safe sanctuary for wolfdogs that have been neglected, abandoned, or otherwise displaced.

What’s new?

09/09/2019 | What’s New! 

Introducing Ylva!

We would like to introduce the newest member to the Sanctuary, Ylva, who is a 4 month old high content wolfdog. Ylva was a transfer from another rescue organization and is quite shy of humans still. We have fortunately been able to pair her with our Yamnuska Pack and will continue to socialize her in hopes to get her a bit more confident. Click here to see the cuteness!

Seeking Treat Donations

Recently our stock pile of treats has started to dwindle and we are asking for your help to stock it back up! Treats are used on a daily basis for educational programs, as well as training and socializing the wolfdogs. The wolfdogs are very picky and prefer jerky style treats or high protein treats. If you are able and willing to help us out, please feel free to email yamnuskawolfdogsanctuary@gmail.com to arrange pick up if you are unable to bring them out to the Sanctuary. If you are unable to donate treats but still would like to support the Sanctuary, monetary donations are also greatly appreciated! http://yamnuskawolfdogsanctuary.com/donate/

Fall/Winter Internship

With Fall creeping up on us, we will have a few Internship positions open up for the Fall/Winter seasons. We look for passionate, ambitious individuals throughout the year to join our team here at the sanctuary and fulfill a key role in the support and management of our organization. Internships are offered all throughout the year. Each internship lasts a minimum of 3 months with a commitment of at least 2 days per week. In that time frame we train you in both animal care, sanctuary maintenance, and visitor program facilitation. Learn more here!

Support Wolfdog Rescue

Thanks to the donations we receive, we are able to carry out rescue missions like the Milk River Wolfdog Rescue and provide wolfdogs with the care they need to be rehabilitated and rehomed.

Every donation helps feed, care for, transport, and rehome an adoptable wolfdog—or gives a high-content wolfdog a permanent home at our sanctuary.

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We drove from Banff and did the interactive tour. The wolf dogs are simply beautiful and the passion the workers have for them is clearly shown. It was touching hearing about their stories and their unsuitability as pets but they have definitely found a safe haven at this refuge. I would definitely recommend. One of my best days spent in Canada and even got a gift for my dog at home


Knowing that these incredible wolfdogs have options and are well cared for is priceless. The staff are all so passionate and dedicated to protecting these majestic animals. We learnt so much from the staff and would recommend everyone do the interactive tour. You'll fall in love with some mischievous characters once they have eaten treats out of your hands. Support their cause to educate people to stop breeders.

Stephen PWonderfully cared for... an incredible experience

This was an amazing up close and personal tour and a must when in the Calgary area. I would definitely recommend the private tour for an intimate and interactive tour! So amazing and beautiful!

Noelle LA must when in the Calgary area

Come Visit Us

Gain a better understanding about wild wolves and their importance in the natural environment by interacting with our wolfdogs at the sanctuary. Enjoy photo opportunities and educational talks.

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