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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by alethe » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:17 pm

If I don't care about wolves, go look on my Deiantart account, put in my signature for your convenience.

Just because I don't act all "OMGZ SAVE DA WOLFS U DONT LIKE WOLFS U HORRIBLE PERSON!1!!!11" doesn't mean that I hate wolves.


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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by wolvesFTW-_-145 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:22 pm

river6 wrote:If I don't care about wolves, go look on my Deiantart account, put in my signature for your convenience.

Just because I don't act all "OMGZ SAVE DA WOLFS U DONT LIKE WOLFS U HORRIBLE PERSON!1!!!11" doesn't mean that I hate wolves.
Ok, I'm sorry for saying `u don't care about wolves`

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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by alethe » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:26 pm

Just, don't make assumptions about people, okay? My English teacher has a great saying about assuming stuff, and I can't repeat it here because of some language.

Its better to be an educated wolf fan rather than one of the ones who act like anyone who disagrees with their beliefs is bad. ^^ There are some pretty good articles out there about wolf conservation and status, and they make for some great readings.


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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by WolfHyrrokkin » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:28 am

I would keep it as a pet!

But it probably wouldn't be a very good pet...more like a partner! I would have to change my whole life to live with this wolf. I would have to move somewhere with a big enclosure for the wolf to play in. I would have to work really hard to train the wolf to live with people, and it would always want to be wild so I would have to let it run around free a lot. If the wolf had a good temperament I would take it around the country to educate people about wolves. If it didn't have a good temperament then I would show it to people who think they want a wolf as a pet so they will know what they might be getting into!

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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by alethe » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:38 am

I think you are the most sensable person yet who's said they'd keep it as a pet. I clap for you. There are still more things you should work out, though. The money envolved with taking care of a wolf is a lot; I've talked to people at a wolf center before. Of course, you don't feed them every day. The center had them on a more natural diet schedule, feeding them a big meal once a week (I was there for it. I cut up meat and threw it over the fence for them) and giving them less food about two other days. You also shouldn't have wolves around other animals of children, as that may stimulate prey drive, and even if the wolf wanted to play the other animal or child would get hurt/possibly die from it.

It would be hard to do, but if you take good care of the animal then I don't object, espically if you want to teach society about wolves.


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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by WolfHyrrokkin » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:31 pm

I have actually known a few people who had wolves or wolf dogs as pets (and a few fakers who thought their dog was part wolf, but even I in my limited knowledge could tell it wasn't.)

My mom when she was a little girl had a half malamute half wolf dog. She told me stories about how she would climb up to it, knock it on the nose, and steal its bone. It regarded her as part of the family and must have been very even tempered to let her do this! (Just for the record I would never recommend keeping ANY dog and a small child together, I have heard of children being mauled. You should always supervise animals and children for the safety of both.) Anyway, the wolf-dog died because the neighbor poisoned it. He was CONVINCED it was killing his animals, even though they kept it on a chain out doors.

It's kind of a sad story but it illustrates the lives of wolves that are kept as pets very well. Even if they are the perfect wolf pet and you don't have any accidents involving children or other animals, neighbors still might become fearful and hurt your wolf. Also, wolves need a lot of room to run around and this wolf was not kept in the best conditions as is typical for even well-meaning owners of wolves.

Then I knew a guy where I went to college who kept a wolf as a pet. I remember he walked it around on a chain...he was an old bearded hippie. I had to go up to him and ask, is that a wolf??? And it was a wolf he got from a breeder, so it was tamer than a wild wolf. It was beautiful but I always felt sad for her...she could never run free, she couldn't play with other dogs because if she got in a fight with them she could easily kill them and have to be put to sleep, she was fearful of cars and loud noises and she didn't like being petted by strangers.

I think the only realistic stories I've heard about with wolfs being kept as pets are from the people who start rescue and rehabilitation centers. To live around captive wolves becomes a full time job. Keeping a wolf in a human world is an accident waiting to happen--and that's why we have dogs! They are the wolves that chose to come live with us in a people's world.

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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by alethe » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:05 pm

I think the only realistic stories I've heard about with wolfs being kept as pets are from the people who start rescue and rehabilitation centers. To live around captive wolves becomes a full time job. Keeping a wolf in a human world is an accident waiting to happen--and that's why we have dogs! They are the wolves that chose to come live with us in a people's world.
I agree so much with this statement.

But for the rest, even if you are a responsible owner, and regardless of if its a wolf or wolf dog, it still has a prey drive. Even if you do your hardest to keep the wolf inside a fence, to keep it away from people, accidents could still happen. Unless you live by yourself at the top of a mountain, there's the risk of someone, maybe even yourself, getting hurt.

On a side note, keeping any animal on a chain isn't good. It normally causes the animal to act more aggressively, normally when its on the chain, because it can't get away. Why would you even chain up a beautiful animal anyway? If anything, give it the proper fence to run. Sorry, but this really irks me and should be considered abuse, in my opinion. How would you like it if you were kept on a chain with no way of escape from danger? Just the fact that the wolf dog was chained up says something about those conditions.. did they even have the right size yard and fence?

Not tame as well. The term is socialised. No wolf is EVER tamed. Tamed means taking the wild instinct from it so that it is almost nonexistant. Taming doesn't happen with an individual, it happens with a SPECIES or part of a species. It takes CENTURIES. Your dog doesn't have a high prey drive. That wolf does, no matter how long its been around people.

Wolves don't belong around humans, plain and simple. They deserve to run free, chainless and cageless in the forest. Not in the house of some owner who thinks they know what they're doing.


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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by TheImmortalWolf » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:17 pm

i would take it, raise it and release it back into the wild
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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by La Striata » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:33 pm

TheImmortalWolf wrote:i would take it, raise it and release it back into the wild
You'd probably be condemning it to death.
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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by TheImmortalWolf » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:33 pm

La Striata wrote:
TheImmortalWolf wrote:i would take it, raise it and release it back into the wild
You'd probably be condemning it to death.
dont worry it will survive i know how to take care
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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by Fire Breeze » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:21 pm

I would take it home and I will take care of it. I will take it to a place where people care for wolves often. When the pup grows up, I will take it to the wild.

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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by alethe » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:45 pm

TheImmortalWolf wrote:
La Striata wrote:
TheImmortalWolf wrote:i would take it, raise it and release it back into the wild
You'd probably be condemning it to death.
dont worry it will survive i know how to take care
Fire Breeze wrote:I would take it home and I will take care of it. I will take it to a place where people care for wolves often. When the pup grows up, I will take it to the wild.
It wouldn't have natural survival instincts. It'll be dead in a week. You'd be better off leaving the pup.


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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by TimberWolf1414 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:36 pm

I would put it somewhere where the mom can find it and away from predators. :D

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Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

Post by Chumpkins_ » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:47 pm

TimberWolf1414 wrote:I would put it somewhere where the mom can find it and away from predators. :D
But how would you know where the mom could find it?
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