Since its founding in 2013, Wolf PAWS has been committed to operating the sanctuary in a cost-efficient manner. What started on a shoestring-budget with 3 wolf-dogs has evolved and grown to 12 resident wolf-dogs in 6 enclosures. Our animal care team consists of multiple volunteers from various backgrounds including vet techs and vet students, one full-time employee, and 6 Board Members. This keeps fundraising and administrative costs at a minimum, with the majority of donations going directly towards animal care. In 2022, our program service percentage was 84% – 84 cents out of every dollar went directly to our programs and services. Program service ratio is a key barometer used to measure operating effectiveness.