Born: 2016
Joined SFWS: March, 2018

Ryu and her sister, Raksha, were privately owned by a woman in West Virginia. She and her boyfriend purchased the girls as babies and raised them by hand, forming strong bonds with each of them. Unfortunately, due to a number of serious health issues, the their owner was no longer able to give the girls the care that they needed.

Initially, Ryu and her sister were both extremely fearful of strangers and as a result, were difficult to spot on tours, which earned them the nickname “The Shadow Sisters.” Now that they have been with us for a significant amount of time, they are becoming bolder and more social with the pack and their keepers.