White Wolf Sanctuary32 Votes
- Address: 10095 East Alsea Highway, Tidewater, OR 97390, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-5415283588
- Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids
The White Wolf Sanctuary is situated in Oregon’s coastal mountain range near the town of Tidewater and covers an area of sixty acres. 50 acres of this area is entirely fenced and is devoted to the protection of the white wolves. The good thing here is that the wolves aren’t kept in cages and have the freedom to run around in the natural habitat that includes shelters, ponds, meadows, and trees. Each wolf here at the White Wolf Sanctuary stays with a mate and they have been paired depending on their personality. By opting for a tour, you would get to approach the enclosures, pet them and receive licks from the wolves.
How to Reach White Wolf Sanctuary
- Rented Car/Taxi
White Wolf Sanctuary Reviews & Ratings
This is a quiet, peaceful place, run with tender loving care by the owner. The wolves are rescues and the owner has made this a true sanctuary. She is extremely knowledgeable about wolves and answered all our questions. Call in advance to make sure she can accommodate your visit. The place is off the beaten path and not overrun with tourists.
We visited July 2018. Volunteers now give the tours. Ours, by Nichola, was wonderful. Here's what to expect. You will meet as instructed at a point along Oregon 34, then follow your guide up a 1 1/2-mile road to the sanctuary, stopping to pass through a locked gate. They you will sit on a cabin covered deck for about an hour, listen to a presentation by your guide and ask questions. Restroom and small gift shop too. For the tour, an hour or more, you walk long along a road (and in some cases grassy areas) between tall, cyclone-fenced wolf enclosures. You stay in the middle of the road, but still are only a few feet from the enclosure fences, and almost all the wolves are curious/friendly and walk right up to the fences and walk along with you. These are not wild wolves, but were raised by humans. The guide pets them, but not tourists due to new federal rules (or so we were told). Photos also are banned due to an unfortunate incident where someone insisted on sticking their lens through the fence, was charged by a wolf and then stupidly kicked back. But if you are in a small group, ask politely and do not try to shoot through the fence, your guide might consent to let you take a picture of her and a wolf as she pets it or pulls loose tufts of fur. I was a bit disappointed (initially) that the wolves didn't howl during our tour, and the guides won't make them do so. But as we sat on the deck preparing to leave, something set them all off into a lovely round of howls, making for a perfect visit.
I have been coming to this Sanctuary for years. Each time, it has been an incredible, spiritual moment that I have shared with them. I just recently brought my Grandchildren to share this with me. On the ride home,both were very quiet. My Grandson finally spoke,saying that was "amazing". Both want return with me to volunteer this summer. I have found the staff very dedicated to ensure that their charges have the best possible nurturing and care. They also are very protective, as they should be. I had the pleasure of meeting Lois, and, she was a hard taskmaster when teaching me the basics so long ago. I have so many good memories. She embodies the spirit of someone who has a vision,and, brings it to frurition, no matter what. I so admire her. I would encourage anyone to go to share this strong spiritual encounter.
Greatly enjoyed our visit to the White Wolf Sanctuary today! Francisco Entrada (hope I spelled that right!) was our tour guide and he did an excellent job. We first learned about the wolves and then were able to walk around to see them in the enclosures. This is a non-profit operation dedicated to caring for these beautiful animals - I strongly encourage anyone who will appreciate their beauty to call and schedule a tour. Muchas gracias, Francisco!
i have never been there before but i would love to when i'm older. i love that they take care of all of these wolves. my love for wolves is incredible, my friend and i have loved them for at least 9 years now. GO WHITE WOLF SANCTUARY GO! and all those that dishonor this place,... you can go and get your little butt out of here.