Bauer (originally named Bear by his rescuers) was rescued by Knox County Animal Control when his owner was charged with animal cruelty. As you can see in the photos on the left, he lived on a chain tied to a tree for so long it carved a ring in the base of the tree. Water and food were scarce and he weighed just 76 lbs when he was brought to Young Williams Animal Center. There he was treated for heartworms and hookworms, brought up-to-date on all his vaccinations and was microchipped and neutered.
Wolf-dogs are illegal to own in Knox County so Young Williams could not adopt him out. Wolf PAWS rescued Bauer from an uncertain fate that would likely have been euthanasia and housed him in our intake pen while he was recovering from heartworm treatment. We worked extensively to socialize him and teach him basic manners. After being with us for almost 2 months, we nursed him back to health and he weighed over 140 pounds!
In November 2015, an amazing woman in California adopted Bauer as a companion to her female wolf-dog, Danica. Bauer is finally living in the loving home he deserves with his new best friend.
Luna came to us in August 2017 when she was around 2 months old. Her owners surrendered her because they thought she was part coyote and part wolf-dog. Although no DNA test was performed for Luna we phenotyped her based on similar puppy pictures found on the web and from our own experience. We concluded that she was a white husky/white shepherd and had no wolf or coyote in her.
She was raised with the help of our intern at the time, Sybill. Luna was able to find her fur-ever home when she was about 5 months old and has turned into a stunningly beautiful dog.