Big Boy was originally part of an abusive roadside attraction in Alaska, where he and dozens of other wolfdogs were kept on 8 foot chains and carelessly bred (Big Boy shows a number of signs of inbreeding), with the wolfdog pups sold to any random tourist who would pay. Luckily, this “attraction” was finally shut down by Alaskan officials a few years ago, and all 29 of their animals were rescued by LARC, a sanctuary in California, helped in part by a donation from Bob Barker (of “The Price is Right” fame).
When LARC needed to find new homes for some of those rescues, we were able to take Big Boy to be Mystery’s new companion, and he adjusted well to his new home and new friends. He and Mystery got along fabulously, and loved to roughhouse and play with one another. With the addition of Rose in January of 2015, Big Boy became part of a pack of three. Rose integrated into the pack seamlessly and the three companions lived together happily for years, until Mystery’s passing in April of 2017. She was 18 years old when she passed.
Though he remains very timid of strangers, Big Boy has become much more comfortable and sociable with people, including guests that visit for daily tours. We are thrilled with his progress!