We believe our connection with animals is key to healing the world.

Alliance Charter Middle School’s Wolf Connection Song: Teamwork

The children learned song-writing, performing and recording at their Wolf Connection Youth Empowerment Program Fall 2016, among other skills like carpentry, spoken word, movie writing and directing, animal husbandry, and outdoor adventure.

We provide youth from all social backgrounds the education, character, and skill-building resources in an emotionally, mentally, physically safe and supportive environments that will allow them to grow, thrive and become contributing community members.

We improve the quality of life of large canines by providing rescue, sanctuary, and behavioral enrichment in order to strengthen the bond and collaboration between humans and animals.

We integrate the animal and nature experience in education, character, and skill-building workshops, and other program experiences that build youth self-esteem, encourage personal growth and spiritual awareness, and help prepare them for the future with positive values, realistic goals, and the powerful life skills needed to achieve those goals.

On the new ranch, we envision expanding our current services to include overnight and weekly stays, which will allow for more in-depth work. We plan on adding a residential facility for youth transitioning into independent living and a retreat center where youth and families from all walks of life can find healing and hope.


Wolf Connection was founded in 2009 by Teo Alfero, whose life ambition is to be of service to future generations. For that reason, Wolf Connection is not the typical wolf and wolfdog rescue organization.

First and foremost, Wolf Connection is a youth education and empowerment program, with rescued wolves and wolfdogs as the centerpiece. With the help of the animals, young men and women reconnect with nature, learn to be of service by responsibly caring for another being, and work towards becoming the kind of person they want to be. The animals help them focus on their impulses, feelings and emotions in a constructive way; they learn to forgive and give others (and themselves) a second chance. They also reflect on, and learn about, loyalty, honesty, integrity, courage, contribution to society, commitment, sense of purpose, and self confidence. At our ranch in Acton, California, we maintain a pack of 30 wolfdogs who work with at risk youth in the Los Angeles area.

Our social network covers an even broader spectrum. True to its tagline, “An ancient bond for modern times”, our purpose is to provide a place that connects not only wolf and wolfdog lovers across the world, but also animal lovers in general. People who feel a deep appreciation and connection to the animals in their lives, and to the animals of the world. People who feel that a connection to animals brings enrichment to their lives and to their relationships with all life forms (including humans) on a day-to-day basis.

Our Purpose

All life on Earth is facing a critical time of transition and flux. Adaptability, survivability, and the sustainability of the human experience at local and global levels are increasingly dominating the public conversation.

Human business as usual has lead to the loss of biodiversity, cultural diversity, individual fulfillment and happiness, and the weakening of the planet’s life support systems. We must develop a different conversation, we must find a new individual and collective way to think, feel, and behave if we are to survive as a species.

At Wolf Connection we believe that the deep and conscious understanding of our relationships with animals and the environment is paramount to our development as strong individuals, productive societies, and as a sustainable civilization on this planet. The Wolf Connection Ranch is the real-time, real-space lab where that belief is explored and tested.

Wolves and Teens … Together the Healing Begins
Increase in High School Graduation and College Enrollment
Decrease in Negative Behaviors
Flawless Safety Rating
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