In early summer of 2010, Shy Wolf Sanctuary was able to provide a home to four 3 – week old pure wolf puppies who were “accidentally” born at another facility. We gladly welcomed Misun (the only male), Maraya (the only black one), Chatima, and Namid. When the pups were about three months old, they contracted an unknown condition, which put their lives in jeopardy. After a lengthy stay at the animal hospital, blood transfusions and many vet bills, they emerged as happy, friendly pups that can’t get enough attention from our volunteers.
In the beginning they lived in our spacious isolation enclosure, but after some time passed, and they grew bigger, we found it increasingly difficult to visit them. They literally very lovingly “attacked ” anyone who entered the area. It was at this time we decided they needed adult supervision to calm them down. They were split into pairs and placed with adult wolves and wolfdogs.
It is at this time we began to see different personalities emerge. They have all become a bit cautious, a typical wolf trait, but Misun has maintained a curious, but friendly disposition and will roll over at any time for a good tummy rub from those he knows. He lives with his sister Maraya after two years of juggling them around. While some of the pups were challenging their adoptive “parents”, others were being picked on and had to be removed. Harmony at last!