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?

10/03/2019 | What’s New! 

Turkey Toss and Drive!

This Thanksgiving (October 14th) we will be open from 10am until 5pm. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we will be hosting a Turkey Toss at 1pm that day! This will be available for all guests to view. Since we would love to treat all the wolfdogs to a Thanksgiving Feast, we will also be doing a Turkey Drive. If you would like to donate a turkey, we do ask that there are no strings or other items that are not edible.

Halloween Enrichment Activities

Looking for something spooktactular to do to celebrate Halloween this year? Why not come celebrate here at the Sanctuary?! We will be hosting Halloween themed activities October 31st until November 4th. Check out the event page to find out more! 

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/

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

Lacey210Amazing!!

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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