Watch our video about Wolfdogs below



Want to be part of a fundraising campaign 
to help lives? Well . . . 

We created a couple of custom designs to raise funds for the care of wolves and wolfdogs that need our help. We have both men's and women's tee options, women's racer-back tanks, baseball tees, Sweatshirts and Hoodies and even Masks with our logo on them.
 Enjoy your summer knowing you have helped save a life!

⬇️Click the link below to order ⬇️ 

Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue is active legislatively each year and supports animal-rights bills. We work with lobbiests for the animals, and hope you will sign various petitions that will help their cause. 

 Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue

It is the mission and goal of Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue to save Wolves, Wolfdogs and northern breeds from abuse, abandonment, and neglect; to rehabilitate them both physically and emotionally using a holistic approach; and to find qualified homes or sanctuaries for them. LTWR endeavors to educate the public about the right and wrong reasons to own a Wolfdog, and to eventually put an end to irresponsible breeding and buying of Wolves and Wolfdogs. Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue is a not-for-profit all-volunteer organization. 

LTWR is not a sanctuary, and we are not open to the public. We are no longer taking in rescues at this time, but often we can help you rehome your wolfdog. We have a very successful adoption rate and although it takes a little longer because we are ever so picky, over 95% of the dogs posted on our website find good homes. We do not discriminate with only easy-to-place dogs. In fact, most of the dogs posted require a great deal of time and energy to find appropriate adopters and some may have to go to sanctuaries.

Our objective is to work cohesively with shelters, current owners and qualified adopters. We network nationwide with many other Rescue groups and Sanctuaries. We do interviews, reference checks and Home Visits for ALL potential adopters in order to find suitable homes for these special-needs animals. See Adoption Requirements

We have found that it is usually the lack of education about behaviors that causes owners to give up on their wolfdogs. All puppies are cute and cuddly and these fluffy babies are most endearing, but knowing a lot about the breed can prevent future heartache and needless suffering for the animal. See What is a Wolfdog   Most people have good intent and think that by raising Wolfdogs from pups they will be able to eliminate many of the difficult behaviors. Later they realize that they are not dealing with a typical domestic dog and some behaviors are inherent in the wolf. Many breeders do not adeqately qualify buyers. Their aim is to make money so often they will not inform buyers of behaviors to be expected. Wolfdogs have special needs that most people don't understand. People are not willing to take the time, money and effort to make it successful. Some examples: Feeding an inadequate diet can often have disastrous results over long term causing poor digestion, various diseases, or Irritable Bowel - which can be expensive to treat and lead to emotional behaviors as well as aggression. It's expensive to put in 7' fencing with lean ins. Leaving a Wolfdog alone in a back yard or tethered on a cable often results in the Wolfdog becoming fearful, unsociable and defensive. Scolding, hitting or punishing a Wolfdog can be devastating to the animal. This creates a neurotic dog with a lack of trust.

Please enjoy our site, and while you navigate, keep in mind that we have stringent requirements for all of our potential adopters [see Adoption Requirements page]. We certainly do not want these animals which are already stressed to go to an environment where they will not get the daily care and attention they need. Visiting the Rescue Gallery and Rescue Stories will give you a good idea of why we are so passionate about getting these animals into the right homes. We always try to place our rescues with those that will continue a holistic regime of a high-quality real-meat diet, behavior training, and lots of daily socializing and exercise. They all need escape-proof containment.

To find out more about what we do, please visit our About Us page. Donations are also greatly appreciated and help us to continue our efforts to save more animals. When you donate, 100% of your contribution goes toward food, transportation, spay/neutering, supplies, medical treatment, etc.

There is a lot of information for you to browse through - articles on feeding and safety tips and of course photos and bios on our Dogs for Adoption. We are keeping our rescues to a minimum at this time of COVID. Enjoy your visit and please help out with a donation. If everyone pitches in even a little, so many more wolfdogs can be pulled from shelters - and Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue will be able to continue to save lives. Thank you!

Sincerely yours,

Pamela Jo - Executive Director, Canine Behavior Consultant, Handler

We now have a Go Fund Me to help with expenses for some of our very special rescues. Just click on the link!