Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Elegant and serene her poise and stance shall carry through the time before and to come. Her quiet demeanor and level rein kept a family close and loyal for many moons. Through two unions and many births she stood tall. Calm understanding and unwavering respect from all that met her. Non challenged her rein and always bowed to her status as the mother as the alpha.

Our Smokey, our matriarch born March 1995 has left us on December 11, 2011. Now free from fences she clears the great river as she runs down a well worn path. To sing in another world. It is a good day ......

For those left in her wake, we will heal and move forward. Safe journey wise mother. We will follow your teachings and try to carry ourselves with dignity and grace.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thank you for your Wolf Awareness Day

Thank you for your Wolf Awareness Day event. My kids and I had a great time meeting and learning about your wolves (especially our favorites Thor, Solo, and Glacier), getting our faces painted, decorating pumpkins, and listening to the live music, among other things. Before this morning, we didn't even know the Wolf Sanctuary existed, but now we're excited to visit again for a public tour and I plan to come back for the Full Moon tour. My sister's ex-husband used to be curator at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA. While they were married, I had the opportunity to volunteer for a summer and the highlight of my time there besides hosing down the gibbons' area and feeding the bison was walking an injured wolf they had at the time. I couldn't believe and still to this day find it hard to believe that I had the opportunity to stand beside a wolf without a fence between us... and on a leash at that. Thank you for all you do; your work and care for the wolves is truly inspirational!

Gene and family

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


It is with a heavy heart that I share this news with you tonight. Our beloved Charlie, at twelve years of age has gone from our side. To say good bye seems somehow wrong, maybe until we meet again is more apropos. She moved on quietly in her sleep. She was the pride of the sanctuary. As a young wolf she was seriously injured and lost her front left leg. Her courageous recovery was nothing short of a miracle. A proud leader to the end. We will miss her.

I wonder does she stretch out all four legs now that she runs free of this plain?

Stay Golden Charlie Girl!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Great Time!

We visited on the 25th-weather broke and we had a great time!!

Emma and Fred

Monday, August 22, 2011

Absolutely Beautiful

Hi, Just wanted to say thank you for giving us the tour today. You did an excellent job and answered everyones questions. My family and I really enjoyed our time there. Loved, loved, loved all the wolves. Especially Friday who is absolutely beautiful and of course Lincoln who was very cute today sticking his paw out to get some of your snacks. All of the employees did such a good job. We hope to see everyone again in the future.

Take care,
From Jim Thorpe, PA

Truly a highlight

Just took the 10 am tour. Truly a highlight in my life and I have a new passion. I will adopt a wolf. Denny was super and answered all of our questions. I love all of the wolves.

August 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


We are on tripadvisor! I just discovered this today. This is fantastic, and most appreciated. A BIG thank you to our reviewers.

Friday, August 5, 2011


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Thank you from Jonathan

I just wanted to say I loved your tour...I loved seeing the wolves......I wish there was somthing like this where I lived because I would be helping out there.I just wanted to say goodjob and I hope you guys get a break on trying to help save these wolves

Jonathan, Manahawkin NJ

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thank you

We enjoyed our visit to your sanctuary! Our grandchildren were given the opportunity to see and learn more about these beautiful animals. Thank You for all your work that you do to help these wonderful animals.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

extrodinary tour

My wife and I took a tour of your wolf perserve on memorial day. We were the only ones on the tour that day. I would like you to know that my wife and I were amazed at how many wolves there were and how informitive the tour guide was. It was the most amazing thing the both of us have done in a long time. As we were leaving I heard the tour guide talking to someone on the phone about one of the wolves going to the veternarian due to a kidney disorder. I just wanted to find out if the wolf came back to the perserve and if he was ok.

I hope so because I know that these animals are the most amazing animals around.

If there is any way I could help by donating anything to help out the wolves please let me know. I will do anything for these special animals. thanks again for a wonderful day and a extrodinary tour of your wolf perserve.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


A hot day it was, May 31, 2011. Our dear friend Casper we bid you goodbye. He loved children, always ready to great them and if possible send a bit of mud in the direction of any passerby. He had a good nature about him. A wag and tilt to the head. Our little arctic curmudgeon. He has not been feeling well of late. Being almost 14, he had slowed down. I guess we all do. Now he runs in a far off wooded home with cool air and snowy peeks. His mate Bonnie at his side and his pack intact at last.

What stories he will share with Bonnie and she with him? Four years she has waited for him.

Take good care our kind and friendly Casper we will see you on the other side.

Monday, May 23, 2011

From Ruth Ann

Sunday was wonderful Irish band awesome who are they ? wolf packs were charming everyone happy happy. Awesome!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I WOLF you Valentine!

Tired of the same old Valentine’s gestures… OH, WHAT TO DO?!?!?!…Flowers? Been there...Candy? Did that too … Maybe jewelry? Ahhh not that again… Skip the “regular” gestures and this year go for a unique gift... “Sweetheart Full Moon Tour at the Wolf Sanctuary of PA.” Let Chipper, Tioga and Destiny be your guide as you join us on Saturday, February 19th for a romantic night starting at 7PM. Snuggle with your loved one by the roaring bon fire, bring marshmallows to toast, add chocolate and graham crackers for a decadent treat. Stroll hand in hand around the sanctuary as you meet our beautiful wolves. Who knows, maybe you’ll even be serenaded by their low howl at the full moon. Surprise your loved one by adopting a Wolf then walk around our sanctuary until you find the one that touches your heart. This unique gift is only $35! You will receive a certificate and picture of your adopted Wolf to display. Share the magic this Valentine’s weekend at the Sweetheart Full Moon Tour Saturday, February 19th.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

January's Full Moon Tour

This month's full moon tour was warmed courtesy of the roaring bonfire that took the chill out of the air and offered a hot source for roasting marshmellows. There was a debate on how to best roast a marshmellow- a slow turning roast or a quick burn? How do you roast your marshmellows? The only noises that could be heard were the howling of the wolves and the sweet simple melodies by J C Fetlock, who stayed late into the evening. It was an intimate gathering this month, which the wolves appreciated after a busy Saturday tour. Thank you to all who joined us around the fire, it was a delightful evening. January's full moon was appropriately named the 'Wolf Moon', and our tour was simply that - all about our lovely wolves. Please stay tuned to learn more about our February Full Moon Tour on Saturday 2/19.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sandy's thoughts

When my husband Steve and I started going to the Wolf Sanctuary, we didn’t know what to expect. From our very first visit we have fallen in love with this beautiful place.

I have loved wolves almost all of my life, so to see a real live wolf was such a treat for me.

People often talk about the howling of wolves and how they do not like it because it sounds “eerie”. I’ve never felt that way and to hear these wolves howl, it’s a beautiful symphony. Each time they “sing” it’s as if they have written a new song, they are never the same.

You will hear the “howl” as we all have heard it on tv. You will hear barks and yips, and then you will hear Merlin, the pure Eastern Timber Wolf who lives with his son Tioga, who is 4 years old and Tioga’s aunt Keesha. Merlin has a voice that has an absolutely beautiful range to it. He puts his head up a little bit and begins to howl, kinda high, then the howl comes down a bit and then back up, it is as if he is singing a beautiful piece of classical music. I stop and listen and watch Merlin, it is so gorgeous that I am almost moved to tears……….and then all of a sudden the howling stops and they go about their business of sniffing the ground or playing, I am left with a wanting of more howling, the singing is done………for now.