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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: 52 animals

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 180 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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With very humble beginnings--and on a shoestring--several years ago, Wolf Haven has given innumerable wolves great permanent homes in the intervening years. Just think of the fate of some of them had Wolf Haven not come forward to welcome them. Short of living free in the wilderness, Wolf Haven is... more »
I was surprised when I visited Wolf Haven - it is a sanctuary first and foremost for wolves. I didn't view them as being exploited for human viewing. Also, Wolf Haven has been in the forefront of advocating for wolf recovery in WA state... more »
I had always wanted and wished to visit Wolf Haven...for years. In 2005, I got my opportunity to do so. It was a rainy Sunday and I mistakenly thought that meant the the haven would not be open....and supported, so I thought, by an empty parking lot. That was until the store lady told me this was a ... more »
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