The Wolf Guardian sponsorship program provides annual support for the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves. The ambassador program is the foundation on which programming has been built to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.
The most critical component of the wolf care program is the time and attention the team devotes to each wolf to assess and provide for their wellbeing. Care at this level also comes at a cost. The two largest and most important investments are employing an exceptional wolf care team and maintaining a facility that allows the freedom to maximize facility care and social relationships between individual wolves.
The Guardian program supplements the operating funds provided by the organization. The Center is also grateful for the wolf care support provided by Amazon wish list donors, in-kind donations, wolf care donation cards, and adoption kits.
All 2022-23 Wolf Guardian sponsorships are taken. Registration for 2023-24 sponsorships will open in September 2023.
Annual Wolf Guardians (September 30, 2022 – October 31, 2023): $1,000
- 20 to 25 sponsorship opportunities available
- No limited number of sponsors per wolf – Guardians may choose any wolf to sponsor
- Guardians may also select more than one wolf, but no discounts apply to sponsor multiple wolves and full benefits for each wolf sponsored will be delivered
- New Guardians receive a wolf bio for their sponsored wolf during the first quarter of their sponsorship
- Welcome to the Guardian Program webinar via Zoom for all current Guardians
- Will feature a short program and the opportunity to interact with the wolf curator and other Guardians
- One individual video call with wolf care staff scheduled during your sponsorship year
- Seasonal, digital photos of your wolf
- An opportunity for a special event for up to six people with the option to participate virtually or in-person
- This may resemble a Behind the Scenes experience and is scheduled in advance, by appointment only to ensure an optimal experience
- Advance communication by the wolf care team of any significant life-changing events of your wolf prior to any public announcement (e.g., retirement)
- Listing as a Guardian in the International Wolf magazine
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.