Please Help "Old Yeller"

the Wolf Refuge Tractor
the Wolf Refuge Tractor

This is the OFFICIAL U.S. Wolf Refuge BULLDOZER. It is a critical part of the maintenance of our facility since we have no paved roads and the terrain is extremely rocky and rough with high desert vegetation and juniper trees.

Our pack loves it BUT during FIRE SEASON (now) our director Bill Chamberlain uses the bulldozer to maintain a FIRE BREAK around our animals enclosures, house and garage. In the winter months the bulldozer becomes a SNOW PLOW and is used to keep the road in and out of the refuge drivable. In the rainy months our old bulldozer is used to spread gravel over the MUD. We also use it when new animal enclosures are being constructed.

A few months ago "Old Yeller" died. Bill has finally been able to find an expert mechanic for heavy equipment in the mines of Northern Nevada (NOT an easy find...this is an OLD bulldozer). He has come to the refuge and is assisting Bill in diagnosing the multitude of problems and to hopefully get this BIG YELLOW BULLDOZER up and running again. We are eternally grateful to him HOWEVER his services are not free of charge. We are anticipating the final bill to be in excess of $1000. It is already half of that.

If you are able to DONATE any amount towards these repairs, please click the GREEN DONATION button on our website or in this newsletter to help us pay for these repairs to get this badly needed piece of equipment back up and running. As usual all donations to the United States Wolf Refuge are tax-deductible. Thank you!   top of page

Pack Member of the Month



Nahini, a shortened version of Nahanni which is a river in the Yukon Territory of Canada. It is thought to be part of Native folklore meaning "Silver Lake".

Nahini is a pure Artic Wolf. She joined our pack on 02/24/14 from an owner in Minden NV. She arrived about a month before her former companion Lobo. The owner felt that (Lobo especially) was missing her and decided the most humane thing to do would be to bring Lobo to our sanctuary as well to be with Nahini.

Nahini was born in the Spring of 2007. She can be social when she feels like it but sometimes chooses to avoid contact with us humans, which is normal wolf behavior. She is a permanent resident of the U.S. Wolf Refuge.

Nahini has been chosen as the Pack Member of the Month for July and she represents our sanctuary very well in this picture taken by volunteer Brittany Straw. You can help Nahini care for her pack by purchasing her Adopt-a-Wolf packet which will be on special the entire month of July.. top of page

Support Reno's Largest Animal Benefit

Art Paws Reno's Largest Animal Benefit
Art Paws Reno's Largest Animal Benefit

Art Paws is Sunday, July 12th, from 10:00am-5:00pm at McKinley Arts & Cultural Center. Join the U.S. Wolf Refuge and other local Rescue Groups for Canine Contests, Live Music, Animal Art, Silent Auctions & Beer Garden to benefit the Art Paws Underdog Grants!

Join the U.S. Wolf Refuge Staff and Volunteers and one of our Ambassador Wolf-Dogs at this year's ART PAWS event. This event is for animal lovers of all ages AND their pets!

Join the fun. Enter your pet in a contest, buy raffle tickets for awesome donated items, bid on silent auction items and enjoy the music while visiting the many rescue groups with their animal ambassadors, vendors and beer garden.

All proceeds from this event fund Petfolio's UNDERDOG GRANTS as well as the cash rewards given to the TOP THREE WINNERS from your votes at the event. Check the website above for the EVENT SCHEDULE to join in on all of the festivities. Don't miss it!

In the Spotlight

Visit Our Gift Shop

The U.S. Wolf Refuge is pleased to present some brand new products in our on-line Gift Shop. We now have ladies summer tank tops, brand new colorful Custom Embroidered tote bags AND you can now order LADIES Denim Jackets in addition to the men's jackets.

Upcoming Events

July 12th - McKinley Art Center, Reno NV

Reno's Top Pet Event - Support the U.S. Wolf Refuge by attending the event and voting for the U.S. Wolf Refuge as you favorite animal rescue!

August 7 thru 9 - SPEAK FOR WOLVES

West Yellowstone, MT.

October 10th -Wildlife Conservation Network Expo

Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Jane Goodall will return as keynote speaker at the Wildlife Conservation Network Expo. The U.S. Wolf Refuge will attend as guests.

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