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Review for Wolf Haven International, Tenino, WA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

The Pacific NW is a great place to observe wildlife in nature, but many of the most interesting are shy, endangered, or hang out in remote places. Wolves qualify on all counts, which makes visiting Wolf Haven, just south of Olympia (Washington's state capital), a fascinating experience. The volunteers and staff are knowledgeable and passionate about preserving wolves in the wild and helping the rescues who have ended up at this wooded sanctuary. The compound is large, but the enterprise has maximized the number of animals visitors can observe as they walk the loop trail with a guide who describes the creatures, their place in nature, and how they came to Wolf Haven. Don't miss the gift shop that helps support the mission, or the beautiful tiled walkway commemorating past inhabitants of the sanctuary. If you bring young kids, give them some background about wolves before you arrive: they need to keep pretty quiet and not run about if they want the best experience.

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

By touring the sanctuary, I've come to understand the plight of wolves in the wild better, and become more aware of the idiocy of people who try to keep these handsome creatures as pets.

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

give them sufficient funding to expand their mission of education and rescue. They deserve to be better known, so I'd also suggest partnering with bigger outfits like Northwest Trek.

Role:  General Member of the Public & I toured the sanctuary with my family and we all found it extremely interesting.

Thanks for sharing your great tips on ways to enjoy a visit to Wolf Haven. We very much appreciate your support - and obvious caring for wolves.