Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: Wolves at The Mall

Last weekend we headed to one of the many outdoor malls here in Phoenix to do some shopping.  In the grassy plaza area we saw these two gorgeous wolves.  Beautiful, aren't they?


Two beautiful wolves, a male and a female hanging out at the Mall!
The male seemed a little protective of his "woman", the female wolf.  Although he permitted people to take pictures of them, the owner advised people not to get too close to the male wolf, and not to crowch down next to him.




One of the owners said they were "mostly wolf".  I'm not sure what that means exactly.  Lots of people were asking questions so I didn't want to badger them with direct questions on that.


Look!  One of the wolves is hiding in the trees.  JUST KIDDING!!  This is my Husky, Isis, but tell me she doesn't look like a Wolf in this photo!  LOL!
In the U.S. there are laws and restrictions around ownership of wolf-dogs and of course wolves.  The rules vary state to state, but wolves and wolf-dogs are illegal in more than 10 states.  If you are thinking of owning one, please do your research and be very cautious about understanding the laws regarding ownership of these animals.

My friend Jenna, from the blog Love Is Being Owned By a Husky had done an interview about wolf-dogs with Rebekah, from the blog My Rotten Dogs.  Check it out!

If you saw wolves at the mall, would it Freak you out, or Delight you?  Leave us a comment, we always want to know what you think!

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24 comments:

  1. Wow... The wolves are beautiful but i think i never would own one of those. But they seem quite well-behaved and have a resposnible owner.

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    1. They are really beautiful, but I wouldn't want to own one either. They were well behaved but the owner was cautious about people getting too close. They're not domesticated dogs so you have to be cautious. Thanks for stopping by today, Marii!

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  2. Mom says it makes her a bit sad as the dogs who are so very wolf may really be happier in the wild and not at the mall, but we don't know any, so it is hard to say. Would not be scared, though.

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    1. I don't know either, it's almost like they don't belong fully in either a home or in the wild. I guess it depends on the individual wolf-dog. Pure wolves, however belong in the wild in my opinion.

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  3. I wouldn't be scared but I wouldn't get to close, just in case. They are beautiful but I must agree with Emma that if they are "very wolf" then we would wish for them to be in their wild habitat so they could enjoy their life.

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    1. I agree. I didn't want to get too close myself. The owner was cautious about people being too close, especially to the male. They looked pure wolf to me and I believe wolves should be able to run free in the wild. Unless there is some circumstance where they wouldn't survive on their own; injury or something. Thanks for stopping by today & sharing your input!

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  4. That's not something you see every day, wolves at the mall. Great advice and links for people to do research before thinking about getting a dog/wolf hybrid.

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    1. Definitely not a common occurrence! Doing research before thinking about owning a wolf-dog would be critical. If you make a mistake and your wolf-dog ends up in a shelter, who knows what his/her fate might be. Thanks for stopping by today!

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    1. Yes, very beautiful! Thanks for visiting us on the blog today!

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    1. Yes, they are almost as beautiful as you two are.... almost! Thanks for visiting us today Lily & Edward!

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  7. Beautiful creatures indeed, but maybe not their ideal habitat? Was the owner working on socializing them?

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    1. No, it's not the ideal habitat at all. The owner was not actively socializing them with people at all. I think he brings them to the mall just to get them used to seeing people. He didn't allow people to pet them - which is good. You just never know. A strange dog is one thing, a strange wolf or wolf hybrid is another. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  8. Beautiful wolves...and Isis too of course.

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    1. Yes, they are beautiful. Isis says Thank You for the compliment! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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  9. Oh yeah, Isis definitely has that "wolfy" look going. We weenies are the cousins several more times removed, if you will ;) *wags* - Gilligan from WagsAhoy.com

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    1. Yes, sometimes she has an expression on her face & I think, wow she looks like a wolf! Hard to believe that all dogs came from the Gray Wolf but they did, even the Weenies! Thanks for stopping by Gilligan!

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  10. I love wolves and wolf hybrids. They are absolutely gorgeous. I can see why they're banned in certain states though.
    How lucky were you to be at the mall at just the right time?!

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    1. Yes, they are really gorgeous. I think wolf-dogs are banned because people can't be relied upon to keep them secured and train them to the extent they would need to. Training a wolf-dog has to be much harder than even the most stubborn breed of dog. Just my opinion though. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Firstly, thanks so much for the mention!!!!
    I LOVE wolfs, and wolf hybrids. i think they are so fabulous!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. You're very welcome! I wanted to share your great interview w/ Rebekah on wolf-dogs. I love them too, they're so mysterious & beautiful! Thanks for visiting the blog today Jenna!

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  12. I noticed that both of the wolf hybrids are double leashed, they don't look particularly happy, and the owner is telling people to stay away from them.... Hmmm, maybe they shouldn't be at the mall.

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    1. Sorry to respond to your comment so late Rachele. You make a great point; they did have head halters on as well as regular leashes and the owner was real cautious. That definitely tells you something. Thanks for stopping by & sharing your thoughts!

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