The Washington Wildlife Sanctuary is only 4-hours from my house. I want some wolf hugs! Yes, this is allowed there! This is clearly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone that can tour this 10-acre wildlife sanctuary. Predators of the Heart is located in Anacortes, Washington on Fidalgo Island. This island is in Skagit County, Washington, located about 60 miles north of Seattle.
A recent visitor posted about their experience and they included that there is a $200 fee that includes the tour, time with the wolves, beverages, snacks, and photos. This feels fairly reasonable to meet and get up close and personal with their wolf ambassadors. The sanctuary is also home to cougars, lynx, hawks, owls, vultures, skunks, opossums, foxes, and a variety of exotic birds.
On the tour, you also learn a lot about wolf myths and misconceptions shared the writer that visited,
"The facility is insured and licensed by the USDA, and most of the animals come here as the result of divorce, foreclosure, financial hardship, or people who were unprepared for the care exotic animals require."
You can book through Trip Advisor or Airbnb Experiences for the two-hour experience. You do need a reservation for the two-hour tour so don't just show up!
I'm all over this wolf encounter. This place has one of the largest wolf packs of the Pacific Northwest. They offer 2 tours a day Monday through Saturday and are closed on Sunday.
Founder Dave Coleburn has a beautiful quote on their site that I think all animal advocates can relate to,
"I remember my parents saying go outside and play. So I did, it was then I came to love and respect nature. We all connect with different things, mine, as well as millions of others, was the wild.
Our message is simply... go outside and play!"
Do you love wolves as much as we do? Please leave a comment below!
This post was originally published on April 24, 2019.