Wolf left by its mother lives, with its human family acts like a dog
We can keep many animals as pets such as dogs and cats that are commonly kept. But some people even like to keep parrots or snakes. Very few times you might hear of ᴡᴏʟᴠᴇs being kept as pets. But this is the story of Kira being raised as a pet. Kira was ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ by her mother when she was only 3 days old and could not have sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇᴅ if Alida hadn’t come to her ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ. The wolf was adopted by Alida, raised and trained as a dog to give her another chance at life. Since ᴡᴏʟᴠᴇs are ᴡɪʟᴅ and like dogs, they have no ᴅᴏᴍᴇsᴛɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ɢᴇɴᴇs for ɢᴇɴᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴs, so ᴛᴀᴍɪɴɢ her is quite difficult. Alida had to work harder because Kira was very ᴄᴀʀᴇꜰᴜʟ with new things. She needs to be socialized to meet children, adults and other animals.
The hard work pays off, thanks to Alida’s hard work, Kira is now fully ᴛᴀᴍᴇᴅ. Before that, Kira’s mother lived with a family but they couldn’t take care of her so she ended up in a nursery. Kira was also born in the same nursery.
Now after a lot of work, she is fully ᴅᴏᴍᴇsᴛɪᴄᴀᴛᴇᴅ and wouldn’t ʜᴜʀᴛ a fly. “Kira’s mom used to live with a family, but they didn’t manage to take care of her and she ended up in a nursery. She no longer trusts people. Kira was born in the same nursery.”
“If released into the wild, there’s a high probability she will ᴅɪᴇ since no one taught her to hunt. Kira’s mother ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ her babies when they were 3 days old and in the nursery, so they were fed by hand. And I took her away as soon as Kira got stronger and also first fed her with milk.”
“I took her from the nursery when she was 28 days old. She is smart but very stubborn. When making decisions, she focuses on herself, not me. From the very beginning, I began the process of her socialization. She saw a huge number of dogs, people, and children.”
“We walked in different places so that she could study different smells, hear new sounds. ᴡᴏʟᴠᴇs have an ɪɴɴᴀᴛᴇ ɴᴇᴏᴘʜᴏʙɪᴀ, a ꜰᴇᴀʀ of everything new. This is a very difficult process, long and tedious, but it is necessary so that Kira can live with me in an urban environment and feel comfortable.” Kira is now fully trained. She does not react to other dogs and treats children very ᴄᴀʀᴇꜰᴜʟly. When people see her on the street, they are fascinated by her and asked to be photographed. They even ask whether living with a wolf is safe or not. But Alida is fully confident that Kira is now a trained dog. Kira is now a fully ᴅᴏᴍᴇsᴛɪᴄᴀᴛᴇᴅ happy dog who lives in a home with ᴀ 7-ʏᴇᴀʀ-ᴏʟᴅ boy who she loves dearly.