As the popularity of wolfdogs as pets became more popular in Canada, Georgina De Caigny and Andi Scheibenstock identified a need for a knowledgeable and experienced rescue organization that would make the rehabilitation and rehoming of displaced wolfdogs a priority. It was in June of 2011 that Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary opened its doors as not only one of the largest sanctuaries within Canada, but one of the only sanctuaries to balance educational programs with a highly successful adoption program too.

Our Wolfdogs

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary currently has 25 permanent wolfdogs, 10 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 wolfdogs and the importance of wolf conservation.

Meet our Wolfdogs


The Sanctuary

We are a non-profit organization east of the Rocky Mountains near Cochrane, Alberta. We are located on 160 acres of land with a current pack of resident wolfdogs, and various adoptable wolfdogs.

We welcome visitors to come see our beautiful wolfdogs and learn all about them. We are open all year round, 5 days of the week (closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays). If you are interested in visiting us, please book a tour!

Book a Tour

Encouraging Action

We want to encourage fellow passionate wolfdog lovers to take action for responsible wolfdog ownership, wild wolf protection, and other causes we’re passionate about as an establishment in Alberta’s community.

Find campaign materials to plan and promote your own wilderness awareness events, as well as petitions and cause information.

Take Action