Pre-order of film will benefit Wolf Haven International

Wolf Haven is excited to let our supporters know that the acclaimed documentary The Trouble With Wolves is now available for Pre-order. Many people have asked us how they can see this film – here is your chance. AND if 250 orders are reached, 50% of pre-release sale proceeds will be donated to Wolf Haven!

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Cindy recognizes Wolf Haven volunteers at previous Volunteer Appreciation picnic.

Cindy recognizes Wolf Haven volunteers at previous Volunteer Appreciation picnic.

by Cindy Irwin, Director of Education and Volunteer Services

April 19-25, 2020 is National Volunteer Week. And Wolf Haven International would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU yet again to our wonderful volunteers.

Wolf Haven is so grateful for the talented and energetic volunteers who work with us for wolf conservation. So much progress has been made in recent years. Together, we have created a true sanctuary for both wolves and people. It is a joy to share a passion for animals and wildlife with all of you. Thanks for your work in the sanctuary, the classroom, with events, in the prairie, and the office. We could not imagine doing our important work without you!

Volunteer Rosina Newton & others getting food

Volunteer mtg

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead



Continuing Education during COVID-19

Zoom meeting with Girl Scout troop 44537 in Woodinville, WA

Zoom meeting with Girl Scout troop 44537 in Woodinville, WA.

Continuing Education during COVID-19

Faye Peebles, Education Coordinator, Wolf Haven International

While many of us are adjusting to what is becoming a new normal, some things remain the same -though they look a little different now. One of these is Girl Scout troop meetings. Here in Western Washington, Girl Scouts were given notice in early March to cancel all events including meetings.

Anyone who has been a part of any youth organization knows it is a big deal. The need for members of these groups to stay connected is extremely important, especially now, when everything looks vastly different than it did a month ago. I was able to witness this firsthand, through my computer camera.

Girl Scout troop 44537 in Woodinville, Washington is continuing to stay in contact with each other and using this time to work on their BRONZE award. They were scheduled to come to Wolf Haven this month, but as we are all aware, their plans were forced to change because of the health crisis. Instead of them coming to us, I went to them. Via modern technology from my own home office, I took them on a virtual tour of the sanctuary. After getting to see (virtually) the wolves on our public visitor route, the girls had questions and comments for me and each other. One 10-year-old was celebrating her birthday, which prompted a spontaneous, out-of-sync round of the Happy Birthday song. It was an unexpected and heartwarming virtual hug for all of us.

They also received packets and a video from me so they can work on their badges. I will see them again as the girls work through their project. While it doesn’t look the same, life as Girl Scouts, as humans, continues through the use of modern technology. Our virtual meeting brought a little bit of normalcy to my life and provided the girls a chance to learn about wolves while staying connected to their larger group.

If you are interested in a remote educational presentation, contact Faye Peebles at or leave a message at 360.264.4695 x220.

Faye Peebles with Girl Scout's Woman of Distinction award.

Faye Peebles being presented with Girl Scout’s Woman of Distinction award.

April World of Wolves – Caring for Wolves During Crisis

Essential animal care staff Erik Wilber, Pam Maciel and Dan Monn practice safe social distancing while remaining at the sanctuary to care for the wolves.

Essential animal care staff Erik Wilber, Pam Maciel and Dan Monn practice safe social distancing while remaining at the sanctuary to care for the wolves.

Letter to the Community from Wolf Haven

These are difficult times. As we take all necessary precautions to be safe, our thoughts are with you, our friends and supporters. We hope each one of you is caring for yourself and your loved ones, and that all is well with you.  Read Letter.

March World of Wolves – Lobo Week

During the week of March 22-29, we celebrate the iconic Mexican wolf and recognize the 22nd anniversary of its reintroduction to the wild in the U.S. 

A Midsummer’s Night 2020

Wolf Haven’s Summer Event – 2020 SOLD OUT

Our premiere summer event, A Midsummer’s Night, offers guests the opportunity to see wolves, hear them howl, learn their stories, eat delicious food, walk through native prairie, camp overnight – and repeat in the morning. Twenty guests have an incredible opportunity to engage in a deeper way with our organization and support our mission.

A Midsummer’s Night reflects the heart of what it means to be a sanctuary. As an accredited sanctuary, our philosophy is that the animals always come first. The resident animals of Wolf Haven are given every opportunity to behave as naturally as possible in a protective environment.  By keeping the group small, our guests can have a deeper, more intimate experience with our sanctuary, wolves, animal care staff and prairie – yet this will seem routine to our resident animals.

2020 Dates: All dates are now sold out.

All dates begin on Saturday night and conclude Sunday morning.

  • June 27 (adults only)
  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 8
  • August 22 (adults only)


  • $100/person for adults
  • $90/person for youth ages 8-18  – Please note: this event is NOT intended for children

Included with admission:

  • dinner
  • an enrichment visit in the sanctuary with animal care staff
  • a prairie walk
  • overnight camping
  • a continental breakfast
  • morning sanctuary visit.

For more information, call 360.264.4695 x220 or email

Due to the limited number of admissions and the enormous popularity of the event, there will be NO refunds given for this event. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.



Wolf Haven’s Heroes – Pet Connection magazine Mar/Apr 2020

Wolf Haven International has provided a lifetime home for 300 displaced and captive-born canids since 1982. Each of us has a favorite memory of wolves rolling, playing, eating, interacting, and howling,……READ ARTICLE.

February 2020 World of Wolves – Gametes and Oocytes

A very important tool is the preservation of their gametes (reproductive cells) once the wolves have exceeded their prime reproductive years.

January 2020 World of Wolves – Welcome Grayling; Good-bye M2190

Meet Grayling, Wolf Haven’s newest resident. This big, four-year old white male wolf was transferred here from the Red River Zoo in Fargo, North Dakota. Grayling was part of a group of six animals…..