Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue

Successful Adoptions 2018

  These animals have been placed by LTWR 
and/or our networking partners. They dogs are now in qualified, forever homes. Many thanks to everyone for their continued help and efforts! 
Lake Tahoe, CA - Jack has been adopted at 4 months of age. He's in  Lake Tahoe, CA -Jack has been adopted at 4 months of age. He's in a great home and loves to play!
Adopted!  Brighton, CO - Adams County Animal Shelter - This very shy boy, Tikanni, is only 4 years old and has been running loose since 2/2017. He will be neutered and up to date on vaccinations before adoption. He weighs only 69 lbs now and a little underweight. Tikanni is extremely shy and fearful, and needs northern-breed or wolfdog-experienced owners. 7' fencing with lean-ins is necessary as this boy is very smart and high escape risk. Someone who is around a lot - i.e. retired, works at home, etc. - would be perfect for this boy, and a large female canine ambassador would also be nice. If Tikanni has daily exercise and training we think he will have great possibilities at a good life. Tikanni does walk calmly around other new dogs but will be defensive if they get too close to him. He may have had some bad experiences on the street so some socializing is highly recommended. We will not place him in a home with small dogs, cats or children. A calm household is required. Tikanni does walk nicely on leash, doesn't pull and responds well to corrections. He is most likely housetrained as he does not like to soil his kennel. As an escape risk he should always be on leash with martingale collar. He has had some rough treatment in the past so a gentle, calm and assertive handler would be best for this boy so he can learn to trust again. He appears in good health, no bite record. Handler at the shelter has been working with him and we have some great videos of his progress. They said "Tikanni is a very sweet dog and will make a great companion for the right home. He is very trusting of people but shy and frightened at the same time." Tikanni will be released to Rescue only so if you think you are a good match for this boy please contact Pamela Jo at  or Talia Heit   at Adams County Animal Shelter in CO Here's a little video, and there's more ...
Adopted! Apache Junction, Arizona (outside Phoenix) - This beautiful White Shepherd mix is named Phoenix and he is about 6 years old. He is 95 lbs, neutered and microchipped. This pup was rescued from a shelter but now his owner is soon moving to a small apartment in Las Vegas (very hot!) and she wants a better life for Phoenix. She loves her boy and is waiting for Phoenix to find the right home before she moves. Phoenix needs a nice yard, lots of exercise and hikes in the woods. He is good around other large dogs at the dog park and will be submissive if the other dog is dominant. He lives with a smaller 10 y/o Shepherd female. Phoenix is ok with the small dogs at the dog park but we usually do not not adopt large dogs with little dogs, cats or small children. He walks pretty well on leash, and does very well on off-leash hikes in the woods and stays close. He just needs to be leashed up before getting to the trailhead as he likes to play Come-Catch-Me. Phoenix is housetrained and well behaved while someone is around, but does have some separation anxiety if left home alone all day. He does much better when left out in the yard, and always better with another dog for company.
Phoenix will let you know when he has to go out for potty, he sleeps in owner's bedroom, and likes to sleep outside when weather is nice. Phoenix can Sit, Lay, Shake, and Rollover. He has no food aggression with people or other dogs, is submissive with humans, and rides well in the car. He is used to being on a ranch and is fine with horses. He is fearful to be in crate and will try to chew out hurting his teeth and gums. He's a little shy with new people but warms up quickly. He is great at the groomers, loves attention and will make someone a wonderful companion. He's very adotable! Let's help Phoenix find a nice home - it would be nice if we could place him in the Sierra where it is cool and he can run in the forest with you. Transportation help is available. Contact Pamela Jo by calling her at (775) 833-2066 or email her at
Owner keeping! Rogers, Arkansas - Beautiful Vega is only 3 years old and losing her home. Her owner has health problems and cannot give Vega the life she deserves. This often happens with northern breeds since they do need a lot of exercise and attention. Vega is about 80 lbs, up to date on vaccinations and is a very sweet girl. She has been submissive with other dogs but now that she is maturing she would be best with a nice large friendly male to play with. She has not been around small dogs and will not be placed with little dogs or cats. Vega walks nicely on leash once the excitement abates, but could use some more leash training as she is still a bit uncertain of leashes. She is very well behaved indoors when she has human company, owner kennels her when gone (but not for more than 2-3 hours). Vega has been kept in enclosure with 7' fencing, so that is what we recommend for her. She has no food aggression and knows some commands, but Vega is a bit fearful/anxious of new situations. She loves women but takes a little longer to warm up to men. She is not aggressive or dominant, just shy. She is in good health and has never been abused. Owner loves her very much and is heartbroken to give her up. Vega rides in the car but does have a little anxiety. She has been given a high-quality diet of grain-free kibble supplemented with real meat and veggies. Vega is super sweet with people and loves hanging out with you in the house - she can be a couch potato after she gets a good hike outdoors. She gives kisses and loves getting pets - very affectionate girl! Vega loves being with her other dog friends and is anxious when she is away from them, so we would like to place her in a home with other nice male canine companions. She is presently living with another female and they have to be separated which is very stressful for everyone. Please help us find a great home for beautiful Vega. Transportation help is available. Contact Pamela Jo at 
Owner keeping! Montrose, CO - This beautiful white female, Sasha, needs a home very soon. Her elderly owner has fallen ill and there is nobody to take care of Sasha. This girl is about 9 years old. They found her 7 years ago so could be 8-9, quite shy and timid with new people, best with women. She has been living with a Blue Heeler who is her friend. She is not good with cats and nervous around small children so we will not place her in a home with small dogs, cats or children. Sasha is spayed and would be great with someone who can spend some time with her teaching her how to trust and enjoy life. A nice, large male companion might also do the trick. Please contact Pamela Jo if you want to meet Sasha. Transportation help is available as well.
Adopted! Butte Humane society, CA - this beautiful and very sweet boy, Copper, needs a home right now. He is young, only 2 years old, neutered and great with dogs his size dogs ... loves to play and has lots of energy. He's a little rough with little dogs, wants to play but chases them around. Best in a home with larger dogs and no cats. Copper walks nicely on leash but needs to learn recall when off leash or he will take off. He is well behaved indoors but runs around the living room with the two other dogs he lives with and Mom is going nuts. He is in a pen when owner leaves or he will tear his blankets and bed. He is very frustrated not getting the attention, training or exercise he needs. He paws you for attention and love! He has been good in 6' fenced yard. He likes to dig for fun, not for escaping. Copper is in great health, is submissive with humans, likes to ride in the car, is a super loving guy who wants to get out and get some exercise (which he is not getting) and needs canine buddies to play with. We will not place him into a home where he is left home alone all day again. Someone who works at home, retired etc. would be great for this boy. Owner is alone, works a lot and can hardly take care of her other two dogs. She's alreadyu tried to surrender him to the shelter so we don't want him to wind up being euthanized. Copper is very submissive and too sweet! If you are interested in adopting this pretty young pup, please contact the Humane Soc. at 530-343-7917.
Owner Keeping! Atascadero, CA - Elegant 4-year-old Tamaskan, Lupine is spayed, about 60 lbs and up to date on vaccinations. She is good with larger dogs, especially males. No small dogs or cats please. She has had extensive professional training over the years, walks well on leash, good recall off leash once she bonds with you), housetrained and crate trained (for short periods of time) while you are away as she does have some separation anxiety. She is not an escape artist so 6' fencing should be fine for Lupine. She has had training in a boarding kennel for 6 months, submissive with humans and kids, but food protective with other dogs. Lupine loves to ride in the car and is in great health. She was bought from a breeder as a Tamaskan. Owner's lives have changed and much travel is involved now, so they want Lupine to have a good life with people that can give her lots of love and attention. Owner is heartbroken to give her up but knows she will be hapy in a home with people who are active daily outdoors and are around a lot so she does not have to spend too much time in a kennel waiting for them to come home. If you are interested in this sweet girl, please contact Pamela Jo at 
Napa CA - Adopted this beautiful neutered Malamute/Husky boy, Koopa, has been in a shelter for a while now and needs out ASAP. He is a sweet 7-year-old boy that needs a home where they have lots of time to give him the exercise and attention he needs. Koopa was in a home with children, a toy Poodle and another dog; the owners worked all day and left him alone outside. He would get bored and try to escape - can open gate latch. Smart boy! So they surrendered him to the shelter and he is getting depressed, waiting for his family to come get him. He has been outside most of his life, sleeps outside, etc. but would love to be indoors and be part of a family. He pulls on leash so they did not walk him much or work with a trainer. He was ok with calm children and gentle petting but does not tolerate kids hanging on him or being rough so will be placed in a home without children. He was tested with cats and is afraid of them. Best with a nice large female canine to play with and someone around a lot [retired, works at home, etc.] to give this sweet boy the love, attention and exercise he truly deserves. Please contact Pamela at   or (775) 833-2066   
Archer  His Mom is losing her home and has no where for him to go. Archer is only 5 years old, neutered, up to date on vaccinations, loves people including kids, and is so good playing with other dogs. He is not very leash trained and not fond of riding in cars, but these are easy fixes and can be remedied with someone who has the love to help him work on these things. He would be so happy in a home with a sweet female who needs a nice boyfriend companion! Please help Archer by contacting Pamela at 
WEST SIDE OF THE US ONLY PLEASE! Time is of the essence!!!
  Adopted!  Vancouver, WA  A beautiful bonded pair - Braun and Zeva need a home FAST! These two were seized by Animal Control because they allegedly killed a poodle but they have not shown any aggression in the shelter nor have they shown any interest in the other dogs. It's possible they got loose and the pack instinct took over but it is commonly known that northern breeds are not very good with small dogs. All efforts must be made to keep your animals in safe, escape-proof enclosures. Zeva, a spayed female, is 2 years old, and Braun is a 4-year-old neutered male. They are nervous in the shelter but once they get to know you seem quite friendly. They will need a home where someone has lots of time to spend with them giving them training and boundaries and of course lots of hiking exercise. A place in the Sierra would be great so they can play in the snow! Animal Control will only permit them to be released to a certified Rescue. They will not be adopted to the public. Here is a link to the photoshoot at the shelter.
THIS IS THE LINK TO THEIR PHOTO SHOOT:  contact Kim Kahl if you are interested in this couple of beauties
PORTLAND, OR - Gorgeous Gigi was originally bought as a Native American Indian Dog, and is healing nicely from knee surgery in early November. Gigi is currently in a Foster Home and is no longer wearing her E-collar and doing very well. Her Foster Mom has helped her tremendously to recuperate. Gigi is a real sweetheart but Foster Mom can't handle this strong girl now that she is feeling better so Gigi needs to go into her permanent home NOW. Gigi is only 6 years old and is very playful, so needs a forever home with someone who will take her out for short walks every day - but not too strenuous as to compromise her knees. Gigi weights about 95 and is still a bit overweight and will need an experienced handler to teach her not to pull. She does respond well to simple corrections.

Native American Indian Dogs are a mix of Husky/Malamute/German Shepherd Dog/ and sometimes Samoyed. A very sweet girl, Gigi is friendly with little dogs, big dogs, cats, people, good off leash and loves everyone. She is a sweet and easy girl to have around. She lived with a very tiny doggie who she was very gentle with, as well as another large male pup. We would like to place her into a calm household as Gigi won't be able to really play with another dog anymore, but nice walks and good companionship would be awesome for her as she loves other dogs.
Foster Mom cannot handle Gigi as this big girl is very strong now and wants to get out and see the world and be a dog again but she still needs to keep her exercise to short walks for a while longer. Foster Mom needs her out right away so please help us find a good home for this wonderful girl. You can contact Pamela Jo ASAP if you are interested. Email her at  or call 775-833-2066. Transportation help is available.


 Adopted! La Mesa, CA - Bones
This pretty 4-month-old pup was born at the end of 2017. He was bought from a back-yard breeder and was not socialized very well. Bones is very very shy and needs to go to a feral-dog or wolfdog-experienced home that understands his fearful nature. He is a sweet boy and will need good daily exercise, gentle training and to learn boundaries. Someone that is around a lot - retired, works at home, etc. - is what he needs so Bones can learn to be secure and trust his humans and environment. A good foster home that has done Rescue would also be helpful as his time is very limited and he is promised to go to the pound if a home is not found right now. Please contact Pamela Jo at   
 Here is Bones today at 4 months old. The other two pics are when he was younger. He's going to be a very big boy!
Adopted! - Omeha, NE - Shy and pretty, Izzy needs a new home. She was living on a ranch but now her owner is living in the city and is unable to give Izzy the lifestyle she needs. Izzy is only 4 years old, 86 lbs., spayed and up to date on vaccinations. She is good with smaller dogs but has not been around large dogs much. Izzy is very shy and timid and would do best in a calm and disciplined household with someone around a lot. She has a bit of Separation Anxiety and can get destructive if left home alone. She currently has 9' fencing but 7-8' would probably do. Izzy needs some leash training as she pulls, and does not have good recall when off leash. Izzy is great indoors when you are home and likes to be with you. She is ok with car rides if they are not long distance. She has not had any history of abuse or neglect and is in good health. She was used to haning out on the ranch but now is not getting the attention or exercise she desperately needs. Please help us find this sweet girl a wonderful, forever home. Wolfdog experience would be a plus, and someone around a lot (retired, works at home, etc.). You can contact Pamela Jo if you are interested. Email her at  or call 775-833-2066. Transportation help is available.
Adopted! Southwest Ohio - Sabre - Sweet 2-year-old male. Currently in foster with a Wolf Rescue, this low-content male wolfdog needs a very experienced forever home. Despite being housetrained, affectionate and having terrific social skills with other dogs, he's already failed in a home twice (once before he was pulled from a shelter, and then again after he was adopted to a fairly dog-savvy home). Sabre is mouthy and he is a social climber ... if you give him an inch, he'll take a mile. He is a handful but he gives his foster (who is a wolf-experienced handler) NO trouble or attitude at all, but she is firm about boundaries and a strong, consistent leader - and that's the kind of handler that this boy needs. However, Sabre also needs a lot of attention or a job so someone that is around a lot (retired, works at home) would be great for him. He really craves interaction. He's got too much prey drive to be in with cats or tiny dogs or on a ranch or farm. LOVES bigger dogs. Sits for his food, loves leash walks (but he'll pull if you let him), best with a raw- or cooked-meat diet. Doesn't bark. So far not an escape artist but he is presently with other dogs and in secure containment so may not have challenged it. 7' fencing or lean ins recommended. He does dig when he's stuck outside - He'd rather be inside with you. Sabre is 2 years old and is neutered, UTD on shots. He'd be a really nice animal for the right situation, but not really "pet quality" because he's just a little too ... intense ... for most pet homes. Wolfdog experienced and secure containment necessary. If you are interested in this beautiful boy and have the right lifestyle, contact Sue at  (NOTE: there is an underscore after Wolf) Transportation help may be available.

Adopted! - Palo Alto, CA - Sweet and gorgeous 10-month-old Shilo needs a permanent home now. His Fosters were able to rescue him from a home who were not able to care for him properly. Shilo was underweight and very shy when Fosters got him. They have spent some time training Shilo and now he needs a good forever home. The photo on the right was when he was about 6 months old, and photo below is current. Shilo weighs about 40-50 lbs and growing! He is current on vaccinations, grew up with a cat (but we prefer a home without cats or little dogs) and does have a prey drive for squirrles and such. Shilo is very well behaved in the house and walks good on leash with a handler that knows what they are doing. Fosters currently work full time and do not have the time to give this
sweet boy what he needs and deserves. Shilo stays home without destruction but he is getting frustrated at being alone all day. Shilo will need 6' fencing and maybe extensions in the future. He has no food aggression with people or other dogs, and loves to play with dogs his size. He is in good health, currently on a raw-food diet and is a bit sensitive with grains. This boy would be best in a wolfdog-experienced home with proper containment, someone home a lot (retired, works at home) and continued training. He likes other dogs so another companion would be nice too. Northern breeds like lots of exercise but pups this age do best with frequent shorter hikes [45 min] then one really long one until fully grown and matured around 3 years of age. If you are interested in adopting this beautyboy please email Pamela Jo at  Transportation help available.
Truckee, CA - Timber is a sturdy, handsome 1-1/2 year-old Husky/GSD (German Shepherd Dog). He is currently with Tahoe Husky Rescue for over a month and is slowly starting to trust people. Timber came into Rescue from Tonopah (thanks to friends at Res-Que) where he was running loose with a pack of dogs for a while who may have been abandoned. Timber hadn't socialized with humans in quite some time. Timber is doing good and coming along nicely and we got our first kisses from him on day 6. We will continue to work with him and update his progress. If you have evern rehabbed a dog before the transformations they make can be truly amazing! Anyone who is interested in Timber must know that gaining his trust will take TIME and PATIENCE. It can be a lengthy process and your commitment is crucial to his success. More to come on this sweet soul so stay tuned for updates and new photos. As with all our rescues, Timber is neutered, UTD onshots, microchipped, and his adoption fee is $200. Please, no small children or cats, and secure fenced yard is a must. If you have experience with rehabilitation, love and patience, please contact Brad at 
San Diego, CA - ADOPTED  This is beautiful Laika. Her owner was forced to move for his job, and he was unable to keep her in his new home. She escaped and was surrendered to the Oceanside Humane in San Diego. This is a typical scenario and why so many dogs wind up in shelters or Rescue.We got her out and  Laika is now in a very temporary Foster Home. She is spayed, approx. 5-6 years old and up to date on shots. She is shy at first around people but does not show any aggression, and warms up quickily once she knows you. As with most northern breeds Laika is not good with cats, and we usually do not place our rescues with small dogs or small kids anyway. She does well with other large dogs outside of her home, and with older kids. She is ok with other females on neutral territory (out on walks, etc.) but does not want to live with other females so a home with a nice male canine companion would be great. She would also be a good "only dog" but again, northern breeds like and need regular daily exercise. She is a beautiful, healthy girl and is very loving. Laika has separation anxiety so a home with someone around a lot and lots of outdoor exercise would be great for her. She can jump a six foot fence so 7' or lean ins are required, and someone that is around a lot - retired, works at home or can take with. She just loves to be with you. He is able to transport her as far as Las Vegas. You can also contact Pamela Jo at    Transportation help is available through our network. 

Adopted! Riudoso, NM - This 6 year od sweetie - Chafha (pronounced Sha FA) - is having to look for a new home. Her owner who loves her dearly is having severe [terminal] health problems and cannot keep her any longer. He's had her since a pup and wants her to have a loving home. He is willing to help with transport. Chafha will be spayed before adoption. She weighs about 60-65 lbs, is up to date with vaccinations, has one blue eye and is microchipped. She gets along with most male dogs but a bit dominant with females. She is fine out playing but we would not place her with another dominant female. Chafha is housetrained and walks nicely on leash. She even heels with her owner in his wheelchair! She has good recall in her yard but has never been off leash outside her yard. Chafha is very well behaved indoors and can be left home alone, even better if she has another canine companion. She will let you know when she wants to go out, has some basic training - Sit, Lie Down, Fetch, etc. - and no food aggression with humans or dogs. Chafha has a high prey drive and will jump up trees to catch squirrels, cats, critters so no little dogs or cats please. Chafha is friendly with everyone - kids come over to visit and play with her but she gets excited and wants to play, and jumps up sometimes so best in a home without small children. She's in great health and submissive with all humans. She loves to ride in the car and has no history of neglect or abuse. Well loved. Transportation help is available and we would like to see her go to a cool climate where she will get her lovely Husky coat back in. Please call Pamela at (775) 833-2066 [best] or email  Transportation help available. Time is of the essence.

  ADOPTED!!! was in shelter Delleker/Portola CA - Sweet Yukon is only 4 years old and recently his owner's wife died and he is losing his home. Owner had him since a pup but now owner dumped him at the shelter. Husband spent the last few years taking care of his wife while she was sick and Yukon did not get as much attention as he used to. Yukon needs some leash and basic training but is a love once he gets to know you. He is a little shy with new people but loves to go on hikes in the forest with you. Yukie needs a human that is active and can give him the exercise and fun he truly deserves. He is good in a 6' fenced yard and loves to be outdoors. He was fine when first brought to the shelter and everyone was loving on him over the weekend, but  he became very anxious as he knows now it's not just a visit. He is having a difficult time, so please help us find a good home for Yukie. Time is of the essence.  The Shelter is High Sierra Animal Rescue, Contact Susanne. She would be happy to talk to you and have you meet Yukie. You can contact her at 530-832-4727.