NAPLES - Six wolf dogs are having a hard time finding a home after their owner died nine months ago.

Beauty doesn't even begin to explain an animal as exotic as these guys. But shelters aren't allowed to take in exotic pets, and their size is making it hard for them to find a home.

"They've been trying to place these animals for nine months," said Deanna Deppen.

The pack -- three girls and three boys -- had an owner, but the Belle Glade man passed away. The family has been trying to find them a home since last August.

"The family immediately reached out to rescue and to the breeders to try and get the breeders to take the animals back," said Deppen. "We had catch pulls, we had vets, we had sedation equipment," explained Deppen.

So, the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples stepped in.

"We're going to get them on the road to being healthy," said Deppen. She says the dogs' infections and blood work will take some time and attention.

"Believe me when I tell you they'll get attention here. Lots of it," said Nancy J. Smith, one of the santuary's founders. Those will be two big factors future owners will need to provide.

"It just takes time, and people don't want to take the time generally speaking," said Smith. Despite what you might have heard…

"You know the big bad wolf is going to get you," laughs Deppen.

The more than 100-pound wolves are nothing more than docile dogs. If you think you have what it takes to adopt these guys, call the sanctuary at 239-455-1698.
SOURCE WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

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  2. Cheryl says:

    I had a dog that had wolf in him, biggest baby ever. If I could, I'd take a couple in a heart beat! Why I can't....I have 4 doxies. I hope they find a good home, best of luck to very beautiful wolf / dogs.

  3. Anonymous says:

    They're probably a bonded family unit by now. It'd be a shame for a sanctuary to not take them in and let them all live out their lives together. Perhaps people should consider taking in two instead of just one if there's no choice but to split them up. It's kind of mean to separate them at this point.

  4. Anonymous says:

    They shouldn't be contacting the breeders. In fact, breeders don't help the homeless animal and shelter populations. They all need to be put out of business. These guys need to go to a rescue where they can live in peace.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I will give one of them a happy comfortable home. I am just to far away to help.please contact me to see what we can do . dverville@yahoo. Com

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