Just read about Mazel, an amazing story! But I want to thank you for stressing how important it is for people to not just go around buying wolfdogs. You're right, they do need well trained handlers and its unfortunate that so many must be destroyed because of owners who dont know what they're getting into. Anyways, I adored the story of Mazel, she sounded like a wonderful friend
She really was, but DEFINITELY not an animal anyone could have taken on.
While I was talking with mom over break, She mentioned that she’d apparently been part of a magic show/travelling circus before the guy died and she and her pup were left at the shelter. So someone with experience training wild animals did her early-life training for us.
But yeah, if I were to find a hybrid at the shelter today, I’d be calling the local sanctuary to take care of it.