Runs with Wolves Sanctuary, a non-profit rescue and education center, is located in Limington, Maine. Here you will find rescues that have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.
Now, in the comfort of love and compassion, these beautiful creatures can live in peace for the rest of their natural days.
In July 2010, Lomasi and her brother, Anoki, came to join our pack.
We had a pen set up for them, ready and waiting. The two walked side by side, smelling everything in their new forever home.
Each time they approached a volunteer, they paused, as if to say “Thank you,” causing a ripple effect of emotion among us.
Anoki’s and Lomasi’s positive and accepting responses to their new home completed the whole experience of rescuing them. We felt wonderful to know that they were home at last.
Lomasi and Anoki can be quite the characters — running in circles in anticipation of dinner, chasing after snowballs, or carrying buckets around in their mouths. They love playing with toys, chewing on bones, and getting lots of love from the volunteers.
Even though one can get a good laugh at their antics, Anoki and Lomasi are social, graceful, breathtaking, and inspiring. They are true ambassadors.
Kota, arrived to the sanctuary in September 2016 with Trouble and Breeze after their owner suddenly passed away.
Kota has his own pen (we like to call it his bachelor pad) and is very happy to have all the attention to himself when people come to visit! He is a playful, silly boy who has a sweet spot for children. He’s a big fan of his toys, butt scratches, and goofing around.
As you can tell by the picture on the left, Kota LOVES snow. It’s hard to be upset about back to back blizzards when you see how happy it makes him!
Kota is often the first pack member you’ll see when you first arrive at the sanctuary. His pen is in the center of all the action, which gives him a great spot to keep an eye on what everyone is doing throughout the day.
Trouble and Breeze, both who came to us in September 2016 along with Kota after their owner passed away.
Trouble (also known as Papa T) is a personality of his own! He is one of the largest members of our pack, but he thinks he’s still the size of a puppy.
This silly boy loves his treats and belly rubs just like his mother. He has 2 toys that he now considers as his own babies (seen in the picture on the left). When visiting, keep an eye out, as he will often greet you with one of his babies!
Breeze is Trouble's mom, and she is the sweetest thing! She loves her treats, belly rubs, and attention from all the new visitors who come to see her.
She is very good at reminding volunteers when it is time for food and is always very excited when she sees breakfast coming.
Her age and status as a mother haven’t slowed her down at all – she is very active and loves to run around and wrestle with her son.
Dakota and Loon joined our pack in May 2013.
Dakota, is completely blind. He came to us from terrible circumstances, where he was at risk for being euthanized.
Sweet and gentle, he touches his nose on objects to guide himself in his pen. When he leaps up to give hugs and kisses, there is no force or aggression – only soft paws and friendliness.
His calm personality, combined with his bravery for overcoming tremendous odds, makes Dakota one of our most inspiring animals.
Loon is timid and shy to most people, yet she has warmed up quickly to the volunteers who work with her on a daily basis. She was named for the “loon” cry she gives off when excited.
She shares a pen with Dakota, and the two have become great pals. Loon is very playful and is known to steal Dakota’s toys or pop out of the hut and nip him so he will chase her.
We are happy to have helped them find eachother and they will stay at Runs with Wolves for the rest of their natural days.