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Phone: 360-264-4695
3111 Offut Lake Rd SE
Washington 98589
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Target demographics: Animal loversWildlife enthusiastsConservationists

Direct beneficiaries per year: 51 wolves

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: lead three guided sanctuary tours (following training)

Geographic areas served: Physical wolf sanctuary located in Tenino, WA. Our resident wolves are rescued from throughout the U.S.

Programs: Wildlife Handling course; Group sanctuary tours; Prairie walks; Enrichment Tour of wolf sanctuary; Educational programs; Wolf Photography Tours

To conserve and protect wolves and their habitat.
Over 170 displaced, captive-born wolves rescued & given lifetime home.

Received American Sanctuary Association accreditation in 2013 (one of only two wolf sanctuaries in country to do so)

Launched Skype for Educators courses that have increased science literacy for students around the world.

Hosted training workshops at Wolf Haven and in Arizona for wildlife professionals, students, tribal members and state and federal employees.

Joined the Washington Advisory Group (WAG) which makes recommendations about the implementation of the state's wolf management plan.

Member of Washington Wolf Working Group that met for five years to negotiate a wolf recovery & management plan. Result: WA state passed its first Wolf Management Plan in November 2011.

Wolf Haven is one of only three pre-release facilities for the Mexican gray wolf in the entire U.S.

Hosted the annual Mexican gray Species Survival Plan (SSP) conference in 2012, with participants from participating facilities in Mexico and the U.S.

Five litters of Mexican gray pups have been born here.

Some of the first Mexican wolves released back into the wild (after a 70 year absence) were born at Wolf Haven International.

We transferred six of our Mexican gray wolves to Mexico to support that country's SSP program.

Rare, endangered red wolf pups have been born here.

Host annual Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization courses led by Dr. Mark Johnson. This includes hands-on labs with wolves.

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I became familiar with Wolf Haven after reading about their work on their Web site, and I took the time to visit their center while on a trip from California to Washington. Seeing some of the center's wolves, coyotes and wolf-dogs up close was a wonderful experience, and it was gratifying to see ... more »
In the past few years I have had the oportunity to experience the "behind the scenes" at some wildlife facilities and I am defenitely impressed by Wolf Haven. The husbandry practices they carry are of great quality and of profound awareness of the value of each individual animal's life... more »
Wolf Haven is a top-notch organization dedicated to the well-being of wolves and dedicated to its volunteers. The training, support, enthusiasm, and kindness shown to us volunteers keeps me inspired and committed. I especially appreciate the goodwill and comraderie among all the volunteers and staff... more »
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