by WhatcomTALK Editor May 16, 2018
Losing one of our sanctuary residents is never easy. Whether their passing is quick and unexpected, the end to a long disease process, or simply, old age, each one touches us in their unique way.
Lexi was born in 2003 and spent the beginning of her young life tethered to an 8-foot-long drag chain with about 30 other wolves and wolfdogs. People paid $5 to see them at a now-defunct tourist attraction in Alaska before she was rescued.
Wolf Haven’s annual fall fundraiser and annual meeting, Wolves & Wine offers guests and supporters an opportunity to share their passion for wolves and our mission: To conserve and protect wolves and their habitat. This evening of fun offers both silent and live auctions, beer and wine tastings, plentiful hors d’oeuvres and a chance to mingle with fellow wildlife supporters.
THE TROUBLE WITH WOLVES takes an up-close look at one of the most heated and controversial wildlife conservation debates of our time.
Experience Olympia Names Thurston County’s Top 12 Things to Do. Wolf Haven International is a hands-off facility meaning there is no socialization between humans and the incredible wolves in their south Thurston County refuge. Founded on the idea that animals, like humans, deserve to be appreciated for who and what they are, the sanctuary assures they are treated …
In the wild, wolves encounter enrichment items continually – new sights, new smells, new experiences. We do what we can to approximate the natural world for wolves in captivity by planting trees and shrubs in their enclosures, providing main meals 2-3 times per week (feast or famine), and giving them novel things to explore which stimulate their senses and keen intellect.
All 2018 dates are sold out!
Wolf Haven’s Summer Event
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. At an animal 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.
Dates: all 2018 dates are sold out.
All dates begin on Saturday night.
June 23 July 21 July 28 August 11 – Adults ONLY August 25*– Adults ONLY, evening only (reduced price – no overnight camping)
- $100/person for adults
- $90/person for youth (ages 4-18 – this event is NOT recommended for young children)
*special pricing for August 25 evening-only event $50/person for adults
Included with admission:
- an enrichment visit in the sanctuary with animal care staff
- a prairie walk
- overnight camping (no overnight on August 26)
- a continental breakfast
- morning sanctuary visit.
For more information, call 360.264.4695 x220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations made less than 7 business days in advance of the reservation date will not be refunded. Refunds will be sent within 30 days of cancellation where applicable.
Although snow isn’t unheard of in western Washington, it also isn’t very common. Even when it does snow, it’s unusual for the snow to remain on the ground for several days. Our animal care staff celebrated this event by taking photos of some of Wolf Haven residents surrounded by the white stuff.