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.
BunnyOfScreamosityFeatured By OwnerJan 13, 2012Hobbyist 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?
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!
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!
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
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?
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.
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
I had someone tell me that I WANNA LIVE THERE 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 ^^
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.
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.
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.
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. But I don't think it encourages little 14 year olds and even if it does then oh well, let them dream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Selling a wild animal is so wrong. By selling them to people just for money you treat them as if they are notthing but a toy or something you can throw away when you get bored with it. Wolves deserve to be in the wild and not in some humans house. And those wolves, they have lost all their natural instincs and act as lowly dogs (compared to their standards) just for the humans. That's not right in my opinion. The ONLY reason I would keep a wolf in my house is if it's mother was killed (by a human none the less) and it was left defensless to die. And since there are no wild wolves where I live (sadly), that's never going to happen. That is the end of my mini rant.