******** Every Donation Counts*********
Wolf Pack Animal Rescue can use your donations! If you'd like to donate, please email me or mail / drop off your donations at our designated vet clinic, A Valley Animal Hospital 3615 West Valley Hwy N Auburn WA 98001. Things we can use: dog/cat food, cat litter, bedding, litter pans, used towels of any sort, toys, treats, leashes, collars, kennels/crates of all sizes and kinds, food/water bowls, potty pads/absorbent medical pads, grooming supplies, gas cards, veterinary care, and more! If you would like to send a check, please make it out to Valley Animal Hospital and mail it to the address above. These checks will be credited to our account and is exclusively used for our animals vet care. All donations are welcome and appreciated!!!
Adopt A Friend
These requirements are in place to help match you with one of our foster pets and to ensure they go to a forever home.
(1) Must be 21 or older. Please provide WA state photo ID.
(2) Must live in the state of Washington.
(3) If renting, must provide landlord's name and phone number. I will call and check to make sure you're within your limits and breed restrictions.
(4) Must be within city/county requirements for # of licensed pets per person/household and breed restrictions. If you're not sure what you're limit is or if there are any breed restrictions, please go online and check the requirements for your city/county
(7) Current pets must be spayed / neutered unless your pet(s) are registered to a breed club and/or are actively showing. Proof of registration is required.
(8) I do not give pets as gifts unless the receiver is fully aware and can follow all areas of "Adopting a Friend"
(9) If you plan on moving within 1 year, depending on circumstances, WPAR may not be able to release a pet to you until the move has taken place. This is for the animals safety!
(10) Fill out an application for the pet(s) you're interested in. Applications will be dealt with in the order they're received / first come first serve. You may request an application by sending me an email. Applications typically take 24-48 hours to process so the sooner you submit one the sooner I can process it.
(11) Must agree to a home visit.
(12) Fill out Adoption Contract once application has been approved and home visit or other requirements have been met.
(13) Each animal will be accompanied by a nonrefundable adoption fee, which must be paid at the time the contract is filled out.
(14) Some animals may have additional requirement. These requirements must be met prior to adoption and will be listed in the pet's profile.
Who We Are
EIN: 27-3002800 UBI: 603-031-314
Wolf Pack Animal Rescue is a Washington state, nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehab, and rehoming of dogs and other animals. This is a small, self mediated rescue that is directed by Emily Engstrom, the founder and president. Wolf Pack Animal Rescue (WPAR) opened in June 2010 due to the need for animal welfare organizations to help relieve over burdened shelters, control pet overpopulation, and to help educate pet enthusiasts about proper pet care. The animals Emily takes in are fostered in her home so she can obtain a general idea of how the pet will do in another permanent home. A screening process is enforced to help ensure a strong, life long bond between the animal and person(s), who will take responsibility for the animalís wellbeing, for the rest of its life. After adoption, follow up contacts are made to check in and see how the pet is getting along in its new home. At any time, the new owner can ask questions or tell Emily about problems that may have arisen, which may be solved before they get too serious. In doing so, WPARís return rates have been low. From 2010 to present, WPAR has successfully rescued, rehabbed, and rehomed 19 animals including 12 dogs, 2 rats, and 5 cats. Only one of these animals (a dog) was returned.
WPAR has a strong stand on spaying and neutering as a means to control overpopulation in dogs and cats. Why bother controlling the population? By controlling the population, the needless euthanasia of perfectly healthy dogs and cats can be decreased, zoonotic diseases, ones that can be passed from pet to human, vice versa, can be significantly reduced, and the number of problems associated with free roaming dogs and cats can be eliminated.
Micro chipping is a great measure for WPAR to keep track of the animals adopted from WPAR. Even if the animal loses its collar, it will always have the micro chip which is implanted in the muscle between its shoulders. The micro chip contains a number, unique to each animal so that it can be identified should it become lost. If an animal from WPAR should go missing and end up at a shelter, they will be returned to WPAR, which could save them from being euthanized.
Adoptive families also are rewarded with other benefits that help them get started with their new pet. All dogs and cats adopted from WPAR are up to date on vaccines (DHPP & Rabies for adult dogs, FVRCP & Rabies for adult cats) and have been wormed and are current on flea control. Cats are also FeLv / FIV tested upon arrival to the rescue. Besides basic vet care, adoptive families may be rewarded with other "getting started" packages as well.
For Emily, animal rescue is a full time job, whose main reward is helping a person find a lifelong companion. Unfortunately, this doesnít help pay the bills associated with rescuing these animals. Many of the animals received have health issues or need follow up vet care. Ideally, the cost it takes to rescue an animal is made up in the animalís adoption fee, but often this doesnít happen. In order to make up the difference, WPAR relies on donations from community members to continue helping animals.
I will always take back any animal adopted from WPAR. Owner surrendered pets are accepted as space allows and can not be conducted through second parties. You may be asked to show photo ID at time of surrender for proof of ownership. A suggested donation of an amount of your choosing at the time of surrender is welcome to help provide resources for the rehoming of the pet. If I cannot take your pet, please scroll to the bottom for a list of other organizations who may be able to help. I will not take any wolf hybrids or other wild canine mixes, due to potential liability. If you are looking to rehome your wolf hybrid or other canine hybrid, try contacting Wolf Haven in Yelm, WA and they may be able to provide you with organizations/individuals who specialize in that kind of rescue.
WPAR is not equipped to take in feral cats at this time. If you have a feral cat(s) that you wish to rehome, please contact South County Cats below. Take the animal to your local veterinarian/shelter and have it scanned for a micro chip first! If it's owner can't be found, strays in Pierce County MUST be taken to the Tacoma Humane Society. The sooner you take them to the humane society, the better chance their owner will find them. Post the area the animal was found in so their owners might know where to look. Do not post pictures of the found animal on websites like craigslist because anyone can claim the animal! In Pierce and King County, the animal will not be euthanized as long as it isn't overly aggressive. Animals taken to the Puyallup Metro Animal Shelter will be euthanized to make room for other animals.
Abandoned / Injured wildlife can be taken to our designated vet A Valley Animal Hospital at 3615 West Valley Hwy N Auburn WA 98422. They are a drop off point for the SARVEY Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Arlington. A driver from SARVEY will drive down to the clinic and pick the animal up and take them to their facility to rehabilitate. Once the animal is suited to go back to the wild, SARVEY will take them back to the general area where it was found to release. Please do not feed found wildlife! Feeding them may actually kill them! They will be taken care of once they get to the clinic. Wildlife can also be taken to PAWS (Beinbridge?) or We Are One in Tumwater.
Where else can I look for a new pet?
WPAR highly recommends the following rescues:
Puyallup Animal Rescue http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/WA73.html
Rescue Every Dog http://rescueeverydog.org
South County Cats http://members.petfinder.com/~WA285/
Cascade Animal Protection Society http://members.petfinder.org/~WA96/
Chihuahua Rescue and Referral http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/WA303.html
Denises Delightful Dookers Ferret Rescue http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/WA304.html
Old Dog Haven http://www.olddoghaven.org/
K9 North West http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/WA379.html
Valhalla Canine Rescue http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/WA372.html (expect delays!)
Greyhound Pets, Inc www.greyhoundpetsinc.org
Dane Outreach http://www.daneoutreach.org/
Misspits Rescue http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/wa593
In addition, consider your local animal shelter!
Wolf Pack Animal Rescue
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter
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