There’s an island full of friendly wolves you can play with
Did you know that there’s an island where you can pet a friendly wolf?
Isn’t that just awoosome?!
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If you’ve ever wanted to play with the wolves, and even have one as a pet, now you have the perfect chance to do it.
In Anacortes in the state of Washington, near Seattle, and right next to Vancouver, is situated The Predators of the Heart Sanctuary. There, you can have an unforgettable 2-hour Wolf Encounter Experience.
Both Americans and Canadians have this incredible opportunity to play, run, howl, and even cuddle with the adorable, friendly wolves. Of course, this wolf oasis is open to other visitors too.
The wolves at the sanctuary are not only friendly but also extremely adorable!
Plus, they let you scratch their bellies!
The Predators of the Heart Sanctuary’s goals are to educate people about the wildlife, both with interesting facts and with face to face experiences. This teaches them valuable lessons such as “appreciation, affection, compassion and respect for these living creatures”.
“Our purpose is to develop caring and concern for the animals. Our aim is to help open the eyes of their hearts to see that all nature is interconnected and realize that apart from it we cannot survive.”
At the rescue and preservation sanctuary, they take care of animals “that cannot be reintroduced to the wild”.
Professor Clive Wynne from Arizona State University, the author of the book “Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You”, has an interesting theory. He is certain that most wolves are not usually as friendly as those in the rescue sanctuary. However, he believes that with “skill and patience” a wild animal can be raised to be affectionate towards humans.
Furthermore, the professor points out:
“People should always do some due diligence before taking a sanctuary’s word for it that their animals are harmless.”
According to Professor Wynne, in most parts of the globe with abundant human population, wolves need constant protection from and by people.
If you intend to visit this wildlife heaven, you will have to book a guided tour with Airbnb in advance. The sanctuary works from Monday to Saturday and usually has two tours per day. For about $200 per person, you and your friends can have an exceptional awoodland experience. However, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, all experiences through the company will be paused until April 3rd. Airbnb suggests you visit their Help Center for more information about their policy during these unconventional times.
The Predators of the Heart Sanctuary is home not only to wolves, but also foxes, cougars, skunks, reptiles, and birds of prey.
Enjoying the sun today! Happy Sunday Odie the skunk
Happy Birthday to this guy! Dave the director has made it another year. Here is to a year of greatness. Thank you for all your hard work these last 20 years. – POTH Team
An important note the rescue island’s staff makes is that anyone who visits the sanctuary needs to be at least 18-years-old.
They make no exceptions to this rule, so if you are younger, you will have to be patient. Moreover, they would not allow walk-ins into the island without a reservation, so you must book your trip. When it comes to protecting and taking care of the animals, they maintain extremely strict standards.
Have you ever played with the wolves, or been at the Predators of the Heart Sanctuary? We would love to see your story in the comment section!