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Upcoming Events for 2015:

  • Breakfast at 5 Branches - Have weekend breakfast at 5 Branches camper park:  8:30Am - 10AM Sat & Sun.
    Wolfwood Refuge is the recipient of this 'Workamper' fundraising effort.
    Sat: Biscuits & gravy or Belgium waffles and fixins.
    Sun: All you can eat pancakes with sausage and fixins.
    For further details call 970-884-2582

  • Aug 21st - 23rd: Refuge: Living & Learning with Wolves - Paula is very excited about the opportunity to teach a class at Ghost Ranch during the weekend of August 21st, 2015. It will be interesting and fun! Paula needs 10 people for the class to be a " Go". If you are interested you can register at anytime. It will be great to spend quality time with other wolf lovers and learn from each other. There is so much to do at Ghost Ranch and the surrounding area that you might consider making it a long weekend to do some exploring.  Information about Ghost Ranch can be found here.  Their full catalog can be found here.  Please contact Paula Woerner for more information.

  • September 3rd: Wolf Wine Fundraiser, Four Leaves Winery, Durango, CO.  5pm - 7pm - Enjoy wolf-labeled wine and company while helping to support the Refuge during this popular event.  528 Main Ave, Durango, CO  970-403-8182    http://fourleaveswinery.com/

  • September 13th : Wolfwood 4th Annual Art Auction;  Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, Durango, CO.  2pm - 6pm - The 4th Annual Art Auction will take place Sunday, 9/13 from 2-6pm at The Lost Dog. The afternoon will kick off with the music of Patrick Crossing, a Celtic band. You will have plenty of time to visit the wolves, eat, drink and check out the live and silent auction donations.
    There is a new Art Auction format this year: Art will be previewed at Four Leaves Winery in Durango, Thursday September 3rd, during Durango's Art Walk (5-7pm) and remain on display for the week.  Wolf wine and auction tickets will be sold, along with a special visit from a Wolfwood Wolf Ambassador.


    Next to saving the lives of animals, our educational programs are our number one priority. We believe that exposing the public to these special animals and bringing understanding about wolves will make a positive difference. It is extremely rewarding to hear a child who started off the tour saying "I'm afraid they will eat me" change to "This was the best field trip ever!" Tours happen weekly and we already have programs booked for 2015.  Here are some of the programs Wolfwood has done in the last six months:

    SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES: When we visit schools, we take animals with us. We do an hour long educational talk and show the wolves on stage. Occasionally there is time for petting if the program is for a smaller audience. Sometimes we do two assemblies and see an entire school in one afternoon! We are often asked back because the kids love the presentations.

    TOURS AND FIELD TRIPS: Schools and different organizations come to the refuge for service projects or days with the wolves. This is an opportunity for a first hand look at rescue work, gets participants outside in nature and teaches a lot about wolves and wolf/dogs. We have seen The Ft. Lewis Girls Volleyball Team, Summit Program, Bayfield Family Center, and Farmington Home Schools.

    COMMUNITY EVENTS: We also get involved with community groups. We went to see the Ignacio Boys and Girls Club as part of their mentoring program. The Girl Scouts came for their annual weekend camp. Last year we had almost 170 people! The girls earned their service badges and had a weekend of classes and wolf interaction. We again went to Hermit Park in Estes. This has always been an incredibly successful event with more visitors each year. We did four presentations and talked with hundreds of people. An elk even came by to investigate the wolves! This is a wonderful example of a great partnership and we appreciate all the time and effort the staff and rangers put into this event. I am so proud of the work we do with youth. The wolves do not belong to us, they are in our care and we never charge anyone for the learning and growing experience of interacting with them. I hope you, as our friends and supporters, realize what a difference you are making in the lives of animals and humans alike.


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