We were first contacted about Caleb and his situation by a caring neighbor. He was living his life on a chain and did get walked around for a short period daily, but the neighbor felt that was no life for any dog…let alone a wolfdog. We had to tell her that the owner would need to be willing to work with us and surrender the dog for us to assist in rehoming him. It took a few more months for Caleb’s owner to finally face the stark realization that he was unable to provide the best life for the animal he loved. He had a 4’ fence and was chaining Caleb to keep this tall boy from simply walking over the top of it. Our founder Nancy Smith and another volunteer made a point to stop in Brooksville as soon as we learned the owner was willing to surrender Caleb. We had a foster home lined up with a previous adopter and we were anxious to get him safely transitioned to a bigger yard with the potential of a companion and opportunity to become a house dog. That first night we realized his collar was fit too tightly and he tested positive for hook worms the next day. He was otherwise healthy and we were able to get him into the foster home immediately. He goes for daily runs, is learning to live in a house and we are still hoping that their other wolfdog will warm up to this sweet boy and accept Caleb as her companion in 2018.