4-Months and Counting

Stanford SymbolThe 2014 “43rd Annual Stanford Powwow” is being held this year on May 9th, 10th and 11th. We are currently looking for volunteers primarily in the SF Bay Area or anyone that is willing to travel to the Stanford University Campus to volunteer for us at the Stanford Powwow. We always need a few strong bodies to help set-up our two canopies, the fenced animal enclosure, set up grid walls and folding tables in place, move bins of fundraising products and to help put together the displays in our fundraising booth.

Volunteers will also be needed to work the booths. If you would like to give us a hand please Contact Bill a the US Wolf Refuge with your availability. There is a campground on-site.

Takoda's on a Diet

Takoda and HokuOur wonderful Ambassador Wolf-Dog TAKODA, has been placed on a veterinarian monitored diet! He’s temporarily camping out with USWR volunteers Dawnie & Dave (and their own pack) so that his “intake” can be monitored a little closer. So far he has gone from 106 lbs. to 100 lbs and we’re hoping that a few more pounds will disappear.

According to Dawnie, Takoda has been sneaking in a few in-between-meal snacks – some of their resident squirrels and a bird or two ... BAD TAKODA !!!

the GroupHere are a picture of Takoda at “Dawnie’s Pleasingly-Plump Fat Camp” with her pack (left to right) Pomai, Hina, Hoku, Takoda, and Claire.

CLAIRE IS AN 11 MONTH OLD FEMALE HUSKY ALL THE WAY ON THE RIGHT IN THE PICTURE. CLAIRE IS TEMPORARILY STAYING WITH DAWNIE WHILE THEY TRY TO FIND HER A NEW HOME. She was found by a friend of there’s in the middle of the Mohave Desert about 4 months ago. The friend who found her was driving from Texas to California when she showed up in front of his car in pretty bad shape. He took care of her, got her healthy and realized she needed more room to run. She also needs to be in a home with not so many females. If you are interested in adopting Claire, Contact Bill a the US Wolf Refuge with your contact information. She is currently located in Northern California.

Here's hoping for a more fit and trim Takoda at this years Stanford Powwow as well as CLAIRE finding a new home!

The California Wolf

OR-7 Pays California Another Visit

At some point between noon and midnight on December 12th, 2013 our friend Wolf OR-7 crossed over from Oregon and was in Northern Siskiyou County in California once again! He has since returned to Oregon again.

We have been copied in on an email alert from the California Wolf Center in Southern California that on Feb 5 in Sacramento the public can take part in deciding whether wolves will receive protection under the California Endangered Species Act. These protections are crucial to ensuring wolves' safe return to California.

At this public meeting the California Fish and Game Commission will receive a report from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that will include a recommendation of whether wolves should be protected. Wolves currently only have temporary protections under state law.

Wolves are at the beginnings of making a comeback in California, after almost 90 years of being absent. Everyone is invited to join Lauren Richie, Director of California Wolf Recovery for the California Wolf Center to show support for wolves.

If you want to give public testimony, show up just before 8:30 am and turn in a speaker card at the entrance of the room.

When & Where
Start time: 8:30 a.m.
California Department of Parks and Recreation Resources Building
1st Floor Auditorium
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA

February Pack Member of the Month


BanditBandit joined our pack in the Winter of 2010 when he was barely a year old. At that time he was a VERY LARGE, kind of funny looking “puppy”. He has since (like the ugly duckling blossoming into a swan) grown into a very handsome wolf-dog that is now almost 5 years old.

Bandit came to us from a single father with young boys that was loosing his home to foreclosure. He was too large and too rough to play with the kids. The refuge is his third home and although he is available for adoption it may be the only home he will remember. It will take a very special person to be able to handle this wolf-dog that is possibly wolf and Giant Malamute mix. He is sweet and super friendly but his energy level is off the charts and his massive size and strength is over-whelming.

Bandit will always have a home with us and he currently shares a 3 acre enclosure with his best buddy Tully.

To celebrate our boy BANDIT his Adopt-a-Wolf packet will be a special purchase the entire month of February.

Upcoming Events

May 9th, 10th and 11th – Friday thru Sunday
Stanford University, Palo Alto CA

July 20th – Sunday
McKinley Arts & Cultural Center
Reno, NV

Paw PrintFor more information about the U.S. Wolf Refuge,
contact us:
(775) 475-0510

WOOOOOOF... see you next month ...