White Wolf Sanctuary
PO Box 65
Tidewater, OR 97390
WWS houses and cares for 10 Arctic wolves. Most of these wolves were rescued from abusive or unwanted situations. Please demonstrate your involvement and express your appreciation for these endangered species by participating in our adoption program. You may adopt one wolf or entire packs. These wolves were all captive-born and come from different locations throughout the country, and now have sanctuary for life.
Many of these amazing animals would be deceased or still be suffering if it were not for the efforts of our staff, sponsors and fellow wolf colleagues.Wolves who lived out their lives at WWS still have sponsors who honor them. Any donations made in their honor is equally divided between our resident wolves. Click here to honor our former residents.
To make a one-time donation click here to go to the Donation page, or read below to adopt a wolf on a monthly basis.
WWS is a tax deductible, 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation.
HOPE was brought to us from Wolf Woods Ranch in Minnesota. She is 13 and the new girlfriend for Nepenthe, who just lost his precious Ventana at the age of 14 years. Watching Nepenthe & Hope begin their new relationship has been absolutely delightful. The courting has included Nepenthe bringing her his food, even though she had plenty of her own. This was so sweet. He loves to show off his new girl to the other wolves and proudly struts around with Hope closely behind. There are many special & spiritual moments to observe with this new encounter and we will be keeping everyone up to date as this new romance develops. Losing Ventana, who was Nepenthe's sister, has been extremely painful for all of us. His name, Nepenthe, means "end of sorrow & beginning of HOPE". How perfect! Nepenthe, the other wolves and our staff are enjoying watching this love affair blossom.
A true lady, Journey is full of grace and beauty. Born May 3rd, 2000, Journey is turning 13 this spring. Mate and sister to ODOT, she loves to gain his affection by pressing up against him and licking his face. Though she may not be the most outgoing wolf around new visitors, Journey won’t bother to hide away. She instead prefers to spread out in the grass, rain or shine, with her beau ODOT.
The ‘Party Girl’ of the White Wolf Sanctuary, Tamahawk is energetic and feisty. While she’s resided in Texas, California and Idaho, Tamahawk found a permanent home in Oregon at our sanctuary on April 5th, 2010. Born May 1st, 2007, Tamahawk is turning 6 years old this spring. Though the smallest of the wolves here at the sanctuary, don’t be fooled by her size! Tamahawk makes up for her petite build by a tenacious attitude and overwhelming confidence. When paired with a mate, it’s our Party Girl who is the alpha in the relationship!
Tehalin may be a big boy, but he has the sweetest demeanor! Paired with his sister Nike in the enclosures, Tehalin – meaning ‘beautiful spirit’ – came to us from Nevada with his three other siblings: Nike, Sakarri, and Modoc. Born April 27th, 2007, Tehalin and his siblings are turning 6 years old this spring. While able to hold his own with his litter mates, this lover boy melts at the touch of a staff member or visitor. So don’t be surprised when you see this guy turn on the puppy eyes, as Tehalin will do anything for some attention and a good scratch on the chin!
Sleek and graceful, Nike can be identified by her lean form. Named for the Goddess of Victory, Nike is the picture of athleticism. Coming to us with her three siblings, Nike is also turning 6 this spring, yet she maintains a puppy’s energy and will race to meet you at the fence as you approach. Paired with her brother Tehalin, Nike makes up for the size difference by outrunning him to every location. She loves to approach guests, and will often use the fence as a means of stretching out to get to the visitors height. Be warned if leaning too close to the fence though…Nike loves to lay on the wolf kisses!
The largest of the four siblings, Modoc is named in honor of the Modoc Tribe from Klamath Falls, Oregon. Shy and cautious, Modoc keeps his distance yet allows visitors to admire his magnificent form and handsome eyes. While timid with new visitors, he trusts and loves his sister and mate Sakarri, often playing long games of hide-and-seek between the trees of each enclosure. Modoc loves to lean his body weight against White Wolf Sanctuary’s director, Lois, in hopes to draw out every moment of love and attention.
With a name meaning ‘Sweet’ in Inuit, Sakarri certainly fits her title. A lover to the core, Sakarri will forgo food until she gets an adequate amount of attention. Paired with her brother Modoc, Sakarri loves to play and lounge with her mate – unless there is affection to be had from a visitor, that is! She can be found sunbathing on her picnic table or rubbing up on the fence for a scratching. Sakarri quickly wins the hearts of the White Wolf Sanctuary guests with her beauty and her sweet-as-honey personality.