It’s understandable that people wanted to take a bit of wilderness home as millions of years of evolution have turned wolves into absolute killers, so whenever someone takes one as a pet, even a half-breed, that sounds risky, though not because the wolf side makes them dangerous.
Basically, you can’t predict anything about how the animal will behave
Don’t be fooled by appearances… Sometimes, the biggest, scariest-looking creatures are actually the big softies. For evidence, look to Yuki. The wolfdog was rescued by Shy Wolf Sanctuary after being abandoned at 8-months-old.
Yuki became an internet star after a photograph of him with staff member Brittany Allen was posted to Reddit. The 5’4″ woman looked tiny behind Yuki (which she later claimed is his “fat angle”), resulting in the photograph going viral
When they did a DNA test on him, they were amazed to see how much of his DNA was wolf. Allen told Bored Panda: “His DNA testing came back as 87.5 % Gray Wolf, 8.6 % Siberian Husky, and 3.9 % German Shepherd.”
Allen posted a new photo of Yuki looking quizzical to Instagram with the caption: “The face we make when people say Yuki’s picture is Photoshopped… It’s just his fat angle guys. We all have one.”
Yuki’s been a part of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary for 10 years and counting, and has earned himself the nickname, “WooWoo,” because of the sound he makes towards his favorite caretakers in the hopes of getting them to come and play with him.
Unfortunately, Yuki was diagnosed with cancer last year and won’t be able to recover from it.
For now, the staff and volunteers at Shy Wolf Sanctuary are making sure his last days are happy and full of belly rubs.
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