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Wolves Are Not Pets Stamp by WSWS Wolves Are Not Pets Stamp by WSWS
We here at Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary firmly believe that wolves are wild animals, and should not be kept as pets.





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faitharony Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Yes they are! XD
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Queenwolfiey Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
No they are not
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Miss-Kawaii-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wolfs are just like dogs!! dont be so rude!! you know NOTHING of wolfs!!
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warriorcatshe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
good message wolves belong free! FREE!!!!
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Buzzy-Queen-Bee Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
But Idiotic is so nice and I give her everything she wants.
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FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
To make a pet you need GENERATIONS of domestification, breeding, etc etc etc.
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clampfan101 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Who says they are? :?
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varjules Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
totally agree with you...wolfs (as other wild animals) must not be kept as pets
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Painmistress Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so true.
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RevVanous Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Truth
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think ANY wild animals are not pets!
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KerushxToshi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
State the obvious but its true wolves arent pets and it bugs me when someone has a wolf as a pet and they claim they are trying to help out the wolf population when all they are doing is ruining it even more.
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wolves-are-my-life Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
If somebody had a wolf as a pet I would feel bad for the wolf, NOT the person.
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BlusHowl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Agreed
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Fox-UNDEAD Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
If they want a wolf, they should settle for a breed of dog that looks exactly like one. (I forgot the name of them :/ )
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skulls887 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
people should respect the fact that wolves are horrible pets
I don't even think wolf dogs would make good pets either
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BunnyOfScreamosity Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate when im talking about getting a pet with a wolfaboo. I'll say something like "I want a Bull Terrier." Their reply? "I WANT A WOLFIE CUZ ILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF IT!!! I ALSO WANT A FOX AND A RACCOON HUURRR!" Seriously?
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Bea2929 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you, wolves deserve to run free! I hate when peaple imprission wild animals, its so sad!
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Samanthasash Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
keeping a wolf as a pet is like putting a bengal tiger in ur apartment. I love wolves dont get me wrong i mean look at my icon but you'll never catch me walking a wolf on a leash down the street
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hgthgthgt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mah friend has a pet wolf but i keep trying to get her to get rid of it. they deserve to be in da wild, not locked up inside a house.
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Kazul-The-Crazy-One Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. I love wolves but they belong in the wild. Though I did know a guy who had a wolf as a pet in a city not far from where i live. :(
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Slammyj987 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
I totally agree with you!
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TwiztedDagger Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Wolves are beautiful, and animals who have differentiating personalities... But Don't be an idiot. Respect the animal, leave it alone in it's natural habitat, because Wolves are not pets. They are Predators, which is another reason why I love wolves!
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wolfblood9 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i agree compleatly. i love wolves but when my friends say they want a pet wolf im like, dont be stupid.
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XxBlissedIdiotxX Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agree.I gotta admit,I really like wolves.But they're wild,dangerous animals who can maul you any time.Wolfaboos should know this...
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midnightwolf1999 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
i LUVZ wolves, but i wouldn't have one as a pet......i saw something on TV about some lady getting eaten by her pack of 7 (i forget how many!) wolves, like she was ripped limb from limb!
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f14ace Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Tell that to all those retards on youtube.
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Mare-Of-The-Sea Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
most of the time with legit wolfdogs it ends in tragedy for both the owner and the hybrid.
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Saiyukigirl09 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wolves are meant to be free. They do not make good pets because they will turn on you no matter how you raise them.
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oODarkLunaOo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
I agree.
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wolfplanet102 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student General Artist
THank You! the only time when i can tolerate an exotic animal being in a cage, is when they're on a rescue farm. the people then try to free them. it infuriates me that people get them and shocked that it attacks them!
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WolfPredatorWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
So true! and for other wild animals too like bears,tigers,lions.to me if someone has a wolf or any other animal as a pet i think its suicied,really true.i love wolves alot but thats WAY to far! keeping a wolf as a pet
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kenzeekat900 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I agree, as i also agree that any type of big/wild animal should not be kept as pets. Its horrible and the animals will not have a happy life. I also hate the wolf hunting policy :|
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DrayanaVilanore Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would honestly love a wolf hybrid but one that's more than half wolf. I own a lot of property and it can run and play. Mostly, yes I know that it isn't a domestic dog but for me I'm interested in a protective animal not one that'll like everyone. I want a guard dog I guess that won't make exceptions. I know a few people like me...but a strictly wild animal is hazardous...I agree with that. You know Akida's are mostly wolf if pure bred?
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kenzeekat900 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I have to agree with you about the hybrid thing, but unfortunately IF you breed any type of domestic dog and wolf it will still be deemed as wild and in the United state it is illegal to have a wolf/dog mix IF you knew about its heritage before you bought it. My stepmother used to have a halfie and we didn't know till someone told us about it. They let us keep it since we didn't know but if you do you know they will put it down and i hate to do that to any animal.
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DrayanaVilanore Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree and I know they will, it's horrable. In Alaska though you're allowed whatever you wish so long as it's loved and cared for, which I'm fully willing to do ^.^. I want a good hunting dog and why not one that's part wolf? XD
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kenzeekat900 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Its the same in idaho to :P

I had someone tell me that :XD:
I WANNA LIVE THERE :O
you can't have one in michigan, its horrible to because i've seen them before here and they had to be put down, its the same with pitbulls people deem them as dangerous because of the stereotype but its just on how you care and train it :D ^^
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DrayanaVilanore Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
completely true there. If you don't raise it as a vicious monster it won't be one. There's still the small chance it'll attack if provoked, but there you are. Also to point out that they play rougher than "dogs". They bite, it happens and they shouldn't be put down for it. That's life. I'm willing to get hurt for their love, and I like playing rough anyway.
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kenzeekat900 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
exactly! :3
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RebukedPariah Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
In Idaho where I'm from it's legal to have them as pets. :lol:
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kenzeekat900 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
really!?

wow thats odd i thought it was illegal! :O
i'm moving to IDAHO! :giggle:
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RebukedPariah Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Yea it is pretty awesome :D
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kenzeekat900 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
lul coolio indeed
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Peace-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
But they have wolves mixed with dogs and dogs are pets. A wolf can be someones pet if they want it to be and the wolf wants to live with the human. Its a relationship. The only time this is true is if a lil stupid 14 year old thinks they are gunna have a wolf when they are older cuz "they are so cute and solf blah blah blah" They are wild and will hurt you but they can still be pets. I don't think you know what the word 'pet' means: Pet- noun: a tamed animal that is kept as a companion and cared for affectionately; especially cherished; favorite; most preferred.

Therefore a wolf should and can be a pet. Not to sound all bitchy but it seems like this Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary needs to do its research before making statements like that.
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dragonicwolf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even if there just so happens to be a wolf pet that is successful ,getting a wolf as a pet still supports the wild animal trade and encourages little 14 year old girls to get their dream status symbol or that they wolf will immediately love them because they have a magical wolf spirit. In addition to that, wolves are extremely difficult to raise properly and potentially dangerous. Why would people want to get a companion animal that is such a handful? I do believe that 99% of the time, it is for selfish reasons, like wanting to share your home with your "spirit animal" to make yourself feel better or to make you look cool.
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Peace-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Yea some people want one just cuz but some people do have a connection with them and some people want to help wolves, and tech its not a pet but like if you rescue one cuz its hurt tech. it is a pet until you return it out on its own. And even a teen girl can be a handful but people still want them. :aww: But I don't think it encourages little 14 year olds and even if it does then oh well, let them dream.
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dragonicwolf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But just because someone feels that they have a connection with wolves, I do believe it is not a valid excuse to have more reason to keep one for themselves. I mean, COME ON, if you love wolves so much, dont you think you should respect them a little more and keep them OUT of the status of being a pet to human beings? The pet wolves of today are dogs. They are the product of wolf domestication. We do not need to put wolves through that again now do we? There is a difference between respecting an animal and loving one so much that you want them all to yourself.

And there is a difference between raising a teenage girl and raising a wolf. We are not wolves, no matter how convinced some people think they are. Yes teenage girls can potentially be a handful, just as wolf pups can be a handful to their own wolf mums. As human beings we are more instinctively experienced to raise another human, just as wolves are prepared to raise their own.

And you will be surprised to know how many young girls want a wolf just because an experienced exotic owner happens to have a wolf as well.
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Peace-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Haha noooo dogs are not domesticated wolves, if you do research, a dog is more like a fox than a wolf. And the hybird/cross wolf is the wolf-dog but those were made 100s of years ago to help with their work so you can't blame humans today. But yes if someone loves wolves so much then they shouldn't keep one as a pet, they should let it be free, I agree with you on that. But most people that DO own wolves are usually helping a wolf when it was hurt or abadone by a pack.

And duh, no shit we aren't wolves, I don't get it when people thinkg they are part wolves. I LOVE LOVE LOVE wolves but I don't try to be one and say I'm part wolf. And no I won't be surprised lol, I know there are MANY lil girls that want a pet wolf, but keep in mind they are young and by the time they are older then won't care or even have one. Its not that easy to get a wolf. You HAVE to be experienced.

ANYWAYS, I do agree with you that wolves shouldn't be pets, they belong in the wild but some wolves rather live near humans. SOME wolves walk up to humans and like them.
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dragonicwolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Biological evolution is not based on physical or behavioural traits alone, so unless you are saying a dog is like a fox in terms of behaviour and physical structure, I would like to see some evidence on the fact that dogs hath evolved from the domestication of foxes. I would find that interesting, as I am a science student who leans more toward biology than anything else.

I do highly doubt dogs came from foxes though as the dog has the same genus as the wolf. (eg: 'Canis lupus lupus' is the wolf, 'canis lupus familliaris' is the dog). Fossil evidence apparently suggests that the dog diverged from the wolf lineage thousands of years ago, most likely alongside homo sapiens, homo neanderthals or possibly way back with the Homo Erectus. Which could mean that the 'natural selection' needed to turn the wolf into a dog was due to hominid domestication of them. I do have to admit though, there is no solid evidence that the dog evolved from the wolf due to human interference, but the probability according to information scientists have now is very high.

So trust me, I have done research and I do have some baser knowledge to understand how it works.

And haha, yes there are wolves that will come up to humans. It could be because we are a source of food and pats. :)
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Peace-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I NEVER said a dog came from a fox, it didn't come from a fox but it didn't come from a wolf either. I was stating that if it DID(which it doesn't) but if it did come from either a fox or a wolf it has more traits and everything more like a fox then a wolf. I read about it and watch it on the History channel a while ago. But anyways, I never said it came from a fox, theirs no evidence on that either. I too done research but not as much because I haven't started college for it yet and I still have much to learn.
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