Mission: Wolf – Educational Wolf Sanctuary

Mission: Wolf is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational wolf sanctuary in the remote Colorado mountains.

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Mission: Wolf – Educational Wolf Sanctuary

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Mission and Values

Mission: Wolf is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational wolf sanctuary in the remote Colorado mountains. We focus on sustainability, operate on solar power, and build with recycled materials. Our community of volunteers from around the world invites you to visit us.

We connect people with nature using hands-on experiential education. Through volunteer internships and our education programs, we inspire individuals to become stewards of the earth. While providing a home for rescued wolves and horses, we create opportunities for growth through community service and personal interactions with animals. We value education, sustainability, and improving relationships between people, animals, and the world around them.

Experiential Education
Experiential education is the heart of what we do; no lecture can replace hands-on experience and the lasting impact it creates. Visitors to the sanctuary don’t forget helping to build something, riding out a hail storm in a tipi, or listening to a chorus of wolf howls.

Living within your means financially means you will have something left for tomorrow. To live in a sustainable way is to do the same with our natural resources. Mission: Wolf’s 3-acre eco-village is designed to be an inspiring example of sustainable living practices.

Our vibrant community of volunteers gives Mission: Wolf an unmistakable character. Though we come from different backgrounds, passion for the work we do ties us together. We strive to create a joyful atmosphere at the sanctuary, focusing on the importance of our own attitude. We learn from each other every day and try to cultivate humility, a cooperative spirit, and growth on a personal and professional level.

Respect for Animals
Many humans experience tremendous conflict with animals, both wild and domestic. At Mission: Wolf, we teach basic body language and animal behavior in an effort to help improve human-animal relationships. Developing an understanding of how to interact with animals is key to our peaceful coexistence.

Environmental Stewardship
A strong environmental ethic permeates everything we do at Mission: Wolf. Whether it’s a mountain wilderness or a city park, people benefit from connection with nature. We develop these connections between people and the earth, and inspire future stewards of our environment. We believe that when you care about the earth on a personal level, you will work to protect it.

Wildness in nature and in the human world is quickly disappearing. Our modern society is afraid of what we cannot control, as demonstrated by the extermination of wild predators. And yet, wildness shapes our society. Mission: Wolf’s history tells the stories of wild places and creatures, extraordinary events, and strong-willed people.

We invite you to contact us or visit to learn more!

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Mission: Wolf

Mission: Wolf is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational wolf sanctuary in the remote Colorado mountains. We focus on sustainability, operate on solar power, and build with recycled materials. Our community of volunteers from around the world invites you to visit us.

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Things to do before you get started.

Since Mission: Wolf is deep in the mountains of Westcliffe, Colorado – the drive alone is an adventure! Before getting to the sanctuary, consider making sure that your car is properly equipped if traveling in snow and that you bring snacks and water for the ride. They also have limited tents that you may or may not be able to stay in depending on the season and regulations. It is worth asking as Mission: Wolf does a great job of living off the land.

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After visiting Mission: Wolf, make sure to take time to enjoy the surrounding scenery and soak in the howling of the wolves. Chat with some of the volunteers to learn more about the day-to-day business of Mission: Wolf and how the public can get involved in sharing their mission. Make sure to head out with decent light left in the day for the drive back.

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