Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary – currently located in Montgomery, Texas will be moving to their new location on July 11, 2020, to Navasota, Texas.
The sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity whose mission is to rescue and provide a loving, exceptional home to non-releasable wolves and wolfdogs, and to educate the public about these animals by allowing by appointment only visitation.See there visiting page to arrange a visit.
Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary exists to provide permanent placement to rescued wolves and wolfdogs – most of which were once privately owned as pets. Though each of their animals has their own unique story, the overall theme is often the same. The reality is that a vast majority of animals that end up in sanctuaries have a history of neglect and abuse, and while good, responsible owners certainly do exist, they are often the exception, not the rule. It is for this reason that they feel the need to educate their guests about the many challenges of keeping wolves and wolfdogs in human homes.
Wolves – and therefore wolfdogs – require very specialized care. Even at the Sanctuary, where they do everything they can to give them the quality of care that they deserve, they are not able to replicate what their lives would be like in the wild.
If you are interested in volunteering with them, fill out the application form below. Not all tasks involve working closely with the animals, but they are all vital to giving the animals the best lives possible and continuing to save lives. No matter your position, you will be making a real difference!
The volunteer application can be found here. You can fill it out and email it to them at [email protected], or print it and mail it to them (mailed applications may take longer for them to respond to).
A Governor-General Award recipient, Helen Hatzis was also voted as one of Canada's Nicest People! A xenophile at heart, she lives to travel and loves to share her experience on Trip Jaunt (formerly Weekend Jaunt), an online travel community and hub she founded in 2010. She hopes that you will feel inspired to discover the world as well! Helen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Academy of Canadian Film and Television.