We are a unique educational sanctuary and wilderness retreat center that brings people together through direct relationship with rescued wolves for the purpose of empowering the next generation to become authentic leaders and stewards of the earth. With the help of the animals, at-risk groups 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 through Wolf Therapy®. 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.
THE WOLF CONNECTION
What Wolves Can Teach Us About Being Human
“THE APPROACH OF A WOLF… subtle, almost in slow motion, confident, and decisive, seeking connection on her own terms – can stretch time, open the heart, and awaken the soul. Her deep unwavering amber eyes locked on you, seeking through you, have a disarming effect. In striking shades of white, brown, gray and black, this perfectly engineered predator moves gracefully, effortlessly, each bone and muscle connected, alert, and in balance. Her massive paws spread over the ground with each step she takes towards you, projecting a wave of power that hits you long before she is near.”
The Wolf Connection Podcast is available now to download and listen to wherever you get your podcasts! We will be exploring the intricate bond between humans and wolves, seeking to better understand our true relationship with one of humankind’s earliest teachers; the wolf. Our discussions will include the experiences had by our visitors, students and staff during programs, events, and day-to-day operations at Wolf Connection, the dynamics of the wolf pack at Wolf Connection, wolves in the wild and their impact on the national landscape, and stories of human and wolf empowerment through all facets of the organization and beyond!
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Wolf Connection is a leader in Wolf Therapy and the registered owner of the Wolf Therapy trademark. Wolf Connection successfully integrates the teachings of the wolves with a therapeutic, evidence-based practice, and holistic animal training for the wolves and wolfdogs. We adhere to strict policies and procedures ensuring safe practices amongst handlers who are experienced in behavioral awareness of both the wolf and themselves in relation to the wolves. Wolf Connection(R) and Wolf Therapy (R) are not associated with the therapeutic claims of any other organization.
Wolf Connection encourages you to be careful when choosing to embark on what other organizations may offer as wolf therapy. We encourage you to be aware of the integrity of the organization with which you may consider partnering. From where do their animals come and how do they train their handlers? Are you supporting a rescue organization or does the organization breed and/or purchase animals and use them for profit? How are the animals’ rights and boundaries being respected in terms of interaction and program choices?
Wolf Connection is a 100% rescue organization and we hold true and steadfast to the highest integrity with respect to our programming, safety, and animal care and husbandry. Every member of the Wolf Connection human pack of staff and volunteers hopes that we live to see – and celebrate – an end to the need to rescue domestically bred wolves and wolfdogs!