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Virginia

Virginia was part of a rescue operation that took place in Northern California by the Wolfguard team in 2015. She was first seen roaming the rural area outside Sacramento California. She was believed originally to be a pet or a wolf dog that got loose in the...

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Bobcat

LARC operates a parrot sanctuary in Los Angeles called Serenity Park where 57 parrots live in huge outdoor flighted aviaries. But a promise was made to Bobcat’s companion and benefactor that Bobcat would remain in our home, doted on by LARC’s founders and surrounded...

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Zion

A wolf-coyote-dog cross, rescued along with his brother by local law enforcement in Massachusetts, Zion has found a forever home at LARC. He shares his enclosure with Kiowa. Unlike his brother, Zion is a little more demanding and tends to be more vocal with both the...

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Domino (AKA Appo)

The perfect addition to the household pack, Appo came to LARC from West Side German Shepherd Rescue. LARC went down to deliver dog food to our partner in rescue and came home with a perfect addition to the family. Like his older brother Tigger, Appo is a long-haired...

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Yoli

The boss of all bosses, the alpha of all the males, the last to speak and the first to be fed. Although we keep all of our wolves in small packs or pairs, it is understood amongst all the residents that Yoli is the leader at LARC. At night, the wolves call out to one...

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Willow

Willow came to us from a rescuer in Reno, Nevada and little is known of her origins. However, if you look closely you can see some resemblance between Willow and Rainier – maybe they came from the same breeder. LARC takes a strong stand against breeding wolf-dogs...

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Vigil

Vigil came to LARC from a man who thought it would be a good idea to keep a wolf (or an animal as close as you can get to a pure wolf) in his garage – until that animal chewed the tires off of his car! It may sound uncanny but it is one of many of the same type of...

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Too Much

Too Much is the newest puppy here at LARC. Just 2 years old, she is filled with endless puppy enthusiasm and loves to play, run around the sanctuary, and cuddle. She never runs out of energy and is relentlessly affectionate; hence the name “Too...

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Tigger

Tigger, the bionic long-haired shepherd, continues to run and patrol the 20 acres of LARC even after his knee surgery. Tigger keeps a vigil at the gate and watches over the entire household pack while we sleep. Tigger is the soft, caring uncle who watches over...

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Tiedye

Tiedye managed to escape the Premarin factory farm by being hidden inside the belly of her mother. Her mother is a downed mare who was rescued by LARC and our Premarin rescue partner. Tiedye has grown up in a world free from chains and animal testing, and because of...

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Thunder

If ever a name fit a companion, the name “Thunder” perfectly describes this rescued Great Dane. He is the largest canid on the property, and you can feel him thundering down the driveway. Thunder’s main activity is ghosting the food cart early in the morning and late...

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Tara

Tara was named after the character in Gone With the Wind who spoke the phrase, “Never go hungry again.” When we found her, Tara was 700 pounds lighter than her photographs, pregnant with her daughter Tiedye, only four years of age, and unable to stand up. She was...

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Spirit

Spirit was rescued from the Hollywood Hills with the help of the West LA Animal Services Shelter and the support of both Susan and Stacy. Again, another high-content wolf-dog is found wandering one of the nicer neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Spirit is a living example...

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Shiloh

Shiloh was one of three wolf-dogs rescued from a failing sanctuary in Texas. Shiloh, much like her partner Spirit, has given up on human interaction. She would much rather spend an afternoon in the enclosure with Spirit under the shade of a tree than with one of our...

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Sheba

Sheba was rescued off of a chain in Alaska. At first she was very timid and fearful of human interaction, and LARC was unsure if she would ever come out of her shell. Sheba is now one of the most playful animals at LARC and she shares her wolf-life with Danny Boy in...

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Sampson

Sampson was one of the wolves rescued from Alaska. He is a black-phase wolf, which means over his lifespan he will slowly gray. Although he is a big,strong boy, he is unsure of himself and therefore lives in an enclosure with his mother, Harmony. Sampson was the last...

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Remi

Remi (Remington) is a draft horse that came to LARC after his owner could no longer take care of him. Remi is a Norwegian Fiord Grulla, and with that he carries the attitude of a pony and the body shape of a draft. Remi loves to spend time in the pasture and with the...

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May

May, like her sister, was rescued in Bakersfield California. Unlike her sister, she was much more pliable as a youngster and didn’t put up quite the same fight when it came to feeding. May is the eyes and ears of LARC. Her enclosure at the apex of the facility allows...

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Magabee

Magabee was rescued from Texas along with her partner and brought to LARC in early 2009. Magabee is a black-phase wolf-dog, and much like Huey (who’s also from Texas), has a low, deep based howl that sounds like a sea lion. Ironically, Magabee’s favorite treats are...

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Lucian

Lucian, along with her partner, came from a failed sanctuary in Texas. We were contacted by a veterinarian for the State of Texas who asked LARC to offer a lifetime home to Lucian and two other wolf-dogs left at a facility outside of Houston. The vet headed to Texas,...

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Lavanah

Lavanah came to LARC from the San Diego Department of Animal Control. Can you believe this wolf-dog ended up in a shelter! Just from the photo we can all agree she shouldn’t be living in a backyard in LA-right? LARC works closely with shelters and government agencies...

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Kona

Kona was labeled as a wolf and scheduled for destruction in Nebraska. We all know by looking at his photo that he’s not a wolf, but rather a wolf-dog. LARC had an ongoing dialogue with the Nebraska vet who insisted on notifying Fish and Game and making Kona’s rescue...

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Kiowa

Kiowa was rescued from Bakersfield, California by a local rancher, after the rancher unintentionally hit Kiowa’s mother with a thresher. Kiowa was just a pup and had a fungal infection and an unwillingness to live when she arrived at LARC. As a young coyote,...

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Kimmi

Kimmi (Cami) was brought to LARC by a long-time supporter and wolf lover. Kimmi was bred in captivity to be put on display at a zoo in Georgia. When the zoo realized she had cataracts and that she would more than likely go blind, they quickly wanted to dispose of her....

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Kihei

Kihei was driven to LARC by another wolf rescuer all the way from Wisconsin. Many of our rescue partners know this is the best place for the “knuckleheads.” Kihei is very dominant and wolfy in his behavior and likes to hide his emotional baggage with snarls and...

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Harmony

Harmony was in the movie “Into the Wild” long before LARC rescued her from Alaska. Before being rescued, the Alaska State Troopers inadvertently shot her in the eye with a Ketamine dart when they were trying to “bring her into custody.” Believing she was about to...

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Gato (AKA Princess)

Gato was first seen running the Hollywood Hills and many local news stations and residents claimed a wolf had moved into their neighborhood. Upon closer examination, it became known that Gato was a wolf-dog, and the search was on to shut down the breeder that had sold...

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Gandolf (the Grey)

Gandalf was found by Ventura County Animal Control running around in an elementary school playground. Clearly he had been someone’s idea of a “pet” because he was wearing an ill-fitting collar. Apparently, much time had passed since he had been handled because the...

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Ebony

Ebony is the half-sister of Sampson and it is amazing how similar the two of them are. They both rear up like horses when they get excited and they both love to eat! While that may not come as a surprise when it comes to wolves, it is the way they gobble down their...

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Danny Boy

Danny Boy is the major reason LARC went to Alaska to rescue of 29 wolves and wolf-dogs. After contacting the Alaska State Attorney General’s office to ask for a reprieve for these animals, LARC was invited to meet the wolves to decide if they could come to our...

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Coy Coy

Abandoned by her mother in the wild, Coy Coy was brought to a wildlife rehab facility and they quickly noticed a pronounced bow in her back leg and a small growth on her right eye. After seeing the veterinarian she was declared non-releasable and offered a lifetime...

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Foxy Roxy

Foxy Roxy is a “drop-out” – but sometimes that is not such a bad thing. Roxy failed out of the show biz world, and lucky for her was offered a second chance at LARC. Here she is allowed to live her life as a fox with no demands to do anything more...

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Bryce

This wolf-coyote-dog cross was seized by local law enforcement in Massachusetts in 2014. Both Bryce and his brother were transported to NEWARC where they began their rehabilitation and socialization under the care of our Veteran staff. In 2015, they were transferred...

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Cassidy

Cassie, or “Tripod,” is LARC’s three legged doggy. The loss of a limb has not dulled Cassie’s love for people or for running around the LARC property. On a workday, Cassie can often be found sitting on one of our Bobcat vehicles, supervising the...

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Bronco Billy

Bronco Billy was part of the Alaska rescue, where he lived on a chain. Bronco Billy’s nickname at LARC is “Crazy Eyes.” Bronco Billy has piercing yellow eyes and a joker-like grin, and he often stares right at the staff as they approach his...

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Blade

Blade was rescued from a roadside attraction in Alaska. Many years ago, Blade performed in a movie called “Into the Wild” with Sean Penn. But like most animal actors, when he wasn’t in a movie, he was of little use to his owner. Blade spent the next...

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Vader

Vader, a Friesian horse, was brought to LARC in 2010. Dr. Lindner was instrumental in shutting down a breeding operation and convincing the owner to cease and desist. Dr. Lindner promised Vader a forever home and he has been here with the Premarin horses since his...

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Dante

Dante was rescued from a dumpster outside a Premarin factory farm. Dante, one of the males born and of no use to the Premarin production plant, was unable to stand up and therefore could not be sold for meat to Japan and/or France. He along with some other stallions...

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Wiley

Wiley is absolutely AMAZING! He is LARC’s ambassador that knows exactly how to approach every situation. Wiley is soft and submissive.   A true rescue who barely escaped death at the animal control facility in Bakersfield, Wiley has definitely found his forever...

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Cincin

Cincin is a shining example yet again that you cannot judge a book by its cover. Although she looks very doggy, with long hair and a wide frame, Cincin is a dominant wolf-dog female. Cinny, as she is affectionately called, lives in one of the enclosures that abuts the...

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Sera Sera

Sera Sera means “what will be will be.” Sera was bred for a Saudi Arabian prince who neglected to give him calcium as a young wolf. Around the age of 6 months, Sera stood up and snapped both his back legs. Sera had rods inserted in both his back legs and...

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Rainier

Rainier was found in Los Angeles by Animal Services. At the time of his capture, Rainier had worn his nails down to the quick, the pads of his feet were chewed up, and one of his front canines broken off. LARC can only surmise that Rainier had spent every minute of...

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Nala

Nala is a high content wolf-dog donated by the WolfHeart Educational Program. She chooses to spend as much time as possible in her water bathing dish and enjoys running around with her partner...

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Huey

Huey was found wandering the streets of Houston, Texas. Huey, like many of the animals at LARC, taught us a valuable wolf vs. dog lesson. Huey as a young pup looked like a smoky black German Shepherd, and he grew into an extra-large timber colored wolf-dog. The lesson...

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Cloud

Cloud proved to be too much to handle, even for an LAPD detective. Her story is all too familiar. As a young pup, she was cute, and the LAPD detective thought she would make a great companion. After multiple escapes from the LAPD detectives yard, numerous complaints...

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