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August 6, 2014

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August 6, 2014

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 favorite weather day for the wolves...so i had a one-person tour...and was thoroughly thrilled to hear them howling. It took me a while to realize and remember they don't bark like dogs...don't eat dog food...no, they are wolves! I loved every minute of the tour, and wished I could see my Angel who was not on the tour route. One day I will return...and again love being there with my favotite wide animal. Wolf Haven and all the people who work for and with it, are wonderful for the job you do! Thank you a million times. Jan

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of one~

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

October 23, 2013

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October 23, 2013

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. This is an organization that I am proud and fortunate to belong to.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 22, 2013

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October 22, 2013



Wolfhaven is totally dedicated to caring for displaced wolves, some of our animals had never seen or set foot on grass.

Wolfhaven teaches the importance of wolf conservation and the ecological damage that can occur without a keystone preditor in the mix.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering as a tour guide at Wolfhaven each Wednesday for 10 years. I live in Renton Wa and the travel time for me is one and half hours in the morning and two plus hours in the late afternoon. If I did not think that this Sanctuary is on the top I certainly would not be doing that. The care that is taken by the staff for the wolves is impecable. Wolves come first! The amount of effort that is put in has been recognized. Wolfhaven is a certified national sanctuary, one of only two in our country. What I have learned about wolves and their place in our environment has enabled me to provide "facts" to the tour goers. My best response from our guests is "Gee, I didn't know that".

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013
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After driving past the signs in Tenino dozens of time myself, after having visiting family also comment on that same sign asking year after year, "Have you been there yet?" we finally went to a Howl In the summer of 2011. It changed our life perspective on wolves. It touched our hearts at such a deep level we retuned after a few days and became volunteers. Their dedication and compassion to provide sanctuary to their animals is obvious and shines through each member of their staff and every volunteer. Their straight forward, factual educational approach is helping educate people about wolves and their role in todays world. Their participation in the SSP (Species Survival Plan) is of vital importance in wildlife preservation and should be applauded. It is a small organization with such a huge heart!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None - their stewardship of the Prairie land is wonderful, the animal enclosures are kept as natural as possible, their hours allow access and also provide quiet time for the animals... No I wouldn't change a thing.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 20, 2013
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October 20, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

I have been an avid wolf advocate for many years & when some friends gifted me with a symbolic wolf adoption from Wolf Haven, I couldn't wait to visit! From the moment I stepped out of the car & heard the ravens, I knew this place was magical. The grounds are pain-stakingly cared for, the enclosures are well-built & maintained, & the wolves couldn't get better care anywhere else. After my first tour there, I knew I wanted to be a volunteer tour guide. I've had the privilege to do a number of tours there & have seen the work that goes on behind the scenes. This is a top-notch facility & they even do a lot of valuable work with outreach education & wolf conservation.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 17, 2009
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April 17, 2009
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Wolf Haven is an awesome place not only to learn about the wolves but also conservation in general. They have a prarie with mima mounds endangered local plant life and endangered pocket gophers. The sanctuary tours allows you to see the wolves and learn more about them and their role in the eco-system. They have great summer events and education programs. They are active in writing legislature for a wolf management program in WA. They also have endangered Red and Mexican Grey Wolves (part of the Speices Survial Program) that are being bred to build the gene pool and they have also released Mexican Grey Wolves into the wild. There is no better place for learning and enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific North West.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Educating the community on the importance of keystone predators. Restoring the natural praire, breeding and reintroduction of endangered wolves.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

yeild to the organization the way it is. I think they are doing a fabulous job.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Everyone is like a family, we all work together and volunteers always know that they are appreciated. Hearing the wolves howl is icing on the cake.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very real people. Down to earth and true belivers in conservation. They practice what they preach. All conservation down to the new Mom of the employees using cloth diapers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

I could not even imagine. They need real bathrooms instead of potra-potties for the visitors. What they do now with what they have is incrediable. The mangement of making sure there is enough to properly take care of the wolves is paramount. I seriously could not even fathom what they could do for the wolves and the communtiy with that kind of money. But I'm sure the education they provide would grow immensely.

Ways to make it better...

I could interact with the wolves. The reality of the situation is they are wild animals and you can't. There are some excellent classes offered from other places (ie local colleges and other enviormental groups). The volunteers pay for these classes. Maybe with extra money some of the volunteers in appropiate positions may not have to pay for these classes

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money. Peoples ingorance towards wolves and the proper way to take care of our evnviorment

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am very honored to be part of an organization that truley has the animals and the community at heart.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 16, 2009
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April 16, 2009
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The staff of Wolf Haven are as inspiring as the wolves they care for. Visiting wolf haven is an experience in seeing people acting responsibly in caring for the environment.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the smiles of children and adults after taking a tour of the wolves.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

attempt to continue the legacy.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The focus on helping a wonderful specie.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Staff are dedicated humans.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand to provide greater area for the wolves; intesify the education program.

Ways to make it better...

it was not raining so much....

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

securing adequate funds to stay operational.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Keep up the inspiratinal work.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 16, 2009
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April 16, 2009
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Wolf Haven International is a wonderful place! I have had the privilege to volunteer at Wolf Haven and have seen first hand how hard the staff works at their mission which is "working for wolf conservation". Wolf Haven is part of the Species Survival Program for the Mexican Grey Wolf and the Red Wolf. The educational aspect is fabulous. In addition to wolf conservation, this organization is very involved in other aspects of conservation. Wolf Haven is located in part woods and rare prairie with mima mounds. They are part of a conservation effort and home to the endangered pocket gopher and Mardon Skipper butterfly.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue with re-introduction of the wolf back to its historic range in a big way!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 16, 2009
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April 16, 2009
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Wolf Haven International has developed a environmentally friendly program that allows humans to work hand-in-hand in creating a sustainable future in the conservation of wolves and educating the general public on the value of not only wildlife, but nature's delicate ecosystem and balance as well. Being a volunteer at Wolf Haven has not only enriched my own personal understanding of the role between humans, wildlife and nature, but has allowed me the opportunity to help with their mission and attain additional support for research, outside participation and a path for their continued efforts.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the results Wolf Haven has attained in rescuing more than 100 captive-born wolves from roadside zoos, animal collectors, private owners, research and other facilities where they receive a lifetime of compassionate care and are treated with dignity and respect for their role in natures ecosystem.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being a part of the wonderful and fantastic volunteers who help with the day-to-day operations and support of Wolf Haven.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very knowledgable, caring, understanding and very supportive of how important the survival of the species is.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

.. expand its mission role and achieve even greater goals.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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