Wish List

  • Blankets for wolves--(they love to play with them)
  • Cargo van for wolf transport
  • Volunteers
  • Stamps
  • Dry food - no gluten
  • Canine vitamins
  • Camera for taking action shots of wolves
  • Elk & deer meat
  • Walk-in freezer
  • Updated computers
  • Connect with iGive.com and your spending can help White Wolf Sancutary
  • Cordless Drill
  • Commercial Grade Stapler
  • Metal Oil Pans -not used (we have wolves that like to carry away and hide in the woods)
  • Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program.  Use your rewards card and help WWS.

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Tidewater, OR 97390

News and Information

The Pups are a Year Old! Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to our pups: Malina and Nukka. April 16th they will be one year old. When they first came to us as pups, they were so cute and now they are a year old and all grown up. They are full of activity and so much fun to watch play.

Happy Birthday Malina and Nukka!!!
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Help If You Can!

Dear Lois,

The feds just released the latest wolf kill numbers, and the news is heartbreaking: 1,131 wolves killed in Idaho since federal protection was removed in 2011.

The state's wolf population is in sharp decline for the first time since wolf-recovery efforts began in the 1980s.

And it's going to get much, much worse if we don't stop Governor Butch Otter's atrocious plan to radically ramp up the killing.

The Center for Biological Diversity's legal team is rapidly preparing to take action, and we need your help. Please make a donation through our Predator Defense Fund to stop the killing.

Idaho has wiped out half its breeding wolf packs in just two years, leaving only 20 now. Otter has pledged to wipe out another five packs and bring the state's total population down to a mere 150 animals.

To pay for the slaughter he's taking $400,000 of taxpayer money and funneling it into his hand-picked Wolf Depredation Control Board's funding. He's taken wolf management away from the state wildlife agency. He's expanded hunting areas and times. And now he wants to give the livestock industry free rein to kill wolves whenever they want.

If Otter gets his way, there will be so few gray wolves left that the species will be threatened with extinction again.

Please help us stop the killing with an emergency donation to the Center's Predator Defense Fund today.

The Center for Biological Diversity has been dubbed "the lean, green endangered species machine" because of our no-nonsense, highly effective legal and scientific teams. We've stopped wolf-killing many times before. We did it in Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, Minnesota and Montana. With your support we'll do it in Idaho next.

This is an emergency situation: Please stop Idaho's massacre of precious wolves by giving today to our Predator Defense Fund. Then pass this email on to your friends and family.

For the wolves,
Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

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The Impact of Wolves on the Environment

The following link is to the story of how Yellowstone came back to life when wolves were reentered after a 70 years absence. The importance of balance in nature is so important.

Note: The British call elk "red deer", so when the narrator says deer and we see elk, know the difference in language.

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AmazonSmile Org Central

If you like to shop on Amazon, you can help us out by using the AmazonSmile Org Central site. Every time you shop, a percentage of your sale will be donated to White Wolf Sanctuary.

Use the following URL in your browser. Sign up for White Wolf Sanctuary.

Thank you!
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Sad News from Idaho

Dear Friends,

I am writing with sad news.

Despite heroic efforts by people like you, yesterday, Idaho’s governor signed a virtual death warrant for hundreds of the state’s wolves.

The new law, HB470, establishes a $400,000 special fund, the sole purpose of which is killing as many wolves as possible. It is part of a broader effort by wolf-haters to reduce Idaho’s wolf population down to 150 animals – which means killing more than 450 wolves.

With your help we’re going to fight tooth and nail to stop this despicable plan. Please donate – for Idaho’s wolves and to protect wildlife wherever it is endangered.

We cannot leave any stone unturned in our fight to protect wolves.

Our legal team is assessing options.

Our field staff is gearing up for the fight of their lives and are mobilizing other residents of Idaho to push back on this terrible proposal.

Here in Washington, D.C., we’re using this as Exhibit A with the Department of the Interior as proof of what we’ve been saying along – when wolves lose protection they die.
We’re not giving up. Not by a long shot.

Thanks for being there in these tough times.


Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife
Jamie Rappaport Clark
Defenders of Wildlife

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Some Good News About Wolves

Dear Lois,

Even as Idaho launches new and diabolical wolf-killing tactics, the neighboring state of Oregon has become a beacon of hope for wolves and other wildlife.

Recent census reports show that Oregon’s wolf population is growing. And instead of bloodthirsty demands to exterminate the growing packs, most Oregonians are celebrating the progress!

Oregon is becoming a leading light in the practice of non-lethal strategies for keeping wolves and livestock apart. Wolves are dispersing farther westward and are now residing in the Umatilla National Forest and under the watch of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

It’s early days for wolf recovery in Oregon. But especially compared with its neighbors, the state shows great promise as a shining example of how to do wolf recovery right.

Thanks for everything.

For the wolves,

Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife
Jamie Rappaport Clark
Defenders of Wildlife
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Steep Decline in Predator Populations is bad for All Species

Reprinted with permission

I was saddened to learn of the killing of the 2-year-old female wolf in Idaho, the second hunting death in the Oregon Inmaha pack.

The hunter was out for coyote but said, "I've got a wolf tag, and here's a wolf."

Regardless of one's views of sport hunting, taking out a young healthy animal from a declining species is problematic in many ways.

Science magazine recently published an article on the "trophic cascade" that follows removal of large predators from environments. The lead author is Oregon State University professor William Ripple.

More than 75 percent of such species worldwide are in major decline, with those studied occupying less than half their recent ranges.

The impacts are immense, and include exploding herbivore populations leading to a loss of flora diversity and soil erosion.

I encourage readers to learn more about the impact of the rapid decimation of large predator populations on ecosystems, and to educate hunters and legislators on the importance of preserving Earth's fragile balance.

Jana Svoboda, Corvallis
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Isle Royale Wolf

They released the cause of death of the female they found dead on the shore. So sad...


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Bringing Wolves Back Home to Oregon

This is an excellent article about the history of Wolves in Oregon and bringing them back to Oregon.

This is the link to the article:

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Oregon Wolf Killed by Idaho Hunter

Oregon Wolf Killed By Idaho Hunter
AP | March 14, 2014 7:30 a.m.

A second GPS-collared wolf from Oregon has been killed by a hunter in Idaho.

Oregon Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Idaho Fish and Game spokesman Mike Demick confirmed Thursday that the 2-year-old female known as OR-17 was shot March 2, about a week after leaving Oregon.

He says the wolf was shot legally by a hunter in Lawyers Canyon about 70 miles south of Lewiston. It crossed into Idaho by swimming the Snake River on Feb. 24.

“He was out coyote hunting,” said Demick. “It kind of surprised him. He said, ‘Well … wolf season is open, I’ve got a wolf tag, and here’s a wolf.’”

The area is prime wolf habitat, but it is not currently occupied by a pack, though there are some in the area, he added.

The wolf was a member of the Imnaha pack, the first to breed in Oregon from wolves that migrated from Idaho after their reintroduction in the 1990s. It was fitted with a GPS tracking collar by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and turned loose in February 2012, after getting inadvertently caught in a coyote trap. A young male wolf from the pack, OR-9, was shot in Idaho in February 2012. Young wolves regularly leave their packs in search of a mate and a new territory. At last count, Oregon had 64 wolves, up from 48 in 2012. Four of the eight packs, all located in northeastern Oregon, successfully produced pups.

Rob Klavins of Oregon Wild says the killing underscores how states differ in their approach to wolves. Another migrating wolf from the Imnaha pack, OR-7, has become an international celebrity after trekking more than 1,000 miles across Oregon and Northern California in search of a mate since 2011.

“When gray whales were taken off the endangered species list, they didn’t reopen whaling centers on the coast,” he said. “We didn’t have hunts for bald eagles to reduce them to minimum populations. When it comes to wolves, we treat them differently. That’s what we are seeing in Idaho.”

More than 900 wolves have been killed in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes since Endangered Species Act protections were lifted in 2011. In Idaho, more than 260 wolves have been killed by hunters and trappers since the start of wolf season last Aug. 30.

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Wolves Under Siege

Help Stop the Slaughter!

Of the millions of animals killed in recent years by Wildlife Services, wolves are a favored target.

The 23 Idaho wolves shot from a helicopter last month were just the latest in a decades-long trail of carnage and indiscriminate bloodshed. And Idaho Wildlife Services admitted to their plan only after all the wolves were dead.

It has to stop.

Of the literally millions of animals killed in recent years by the Wildlife Services agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wolves are a favored target.

Help us stop the indiscriminate killing of wolves and other top predators by Wildlife Services and protect endangered wildlife everywhere with an urgent donation to Defenders of Wildlife.

Wolves are killed for the convenience of ranchers and hunters. In most instances, essential non-lethal methods are never tried. And the slaughter is funded in part by you.

From the agency’s own records, an accounting of more than 500 wolves killed in one year alone reads like something from a horror movie:

64 wolves gunned down from helicopters
316 killed in foothold traps
30 killed using neck snares
37 shot from fixed wing aircraft
These were all deliberate killings. Two more wolves were “accidentally” killed by cyanide poison left for other “target” animals.

Wildlife Services is currently being audited by the USDA Office of the Inspector General. But the killing continues.

Please donate now to help save our nation's wolves and other precious wildlife that you care so deeply about!

With your help, Defenders of Wildlife was one of the main organizations that led the outcry that resulted in this urgent audit and review of Wildlife Services. Now we are going one step further by demanding a halt to all Wildlife Services “lethal actions” against wolves and other top predators.

Wildlife Services has operated for years as killers for hire serving private and state interests, using cruel and indiscriminate methods, covering up gross errors, and resisting all calls for accountability.

It’s time for a change - please donate today!

Thank you for your help.


Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife
Jamie Rappaport Clark
Defenders of Wildlife

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Her Last Journey


Sadly, we lost our 15-year-old lady on February 12th. She had age related issues and it was her time to leave us. We so appreciate those of you who adopted Journey and those of you who were loyal and avidly kept up with her life.

At this particular time it is difficult to even write or speak about our
loss. This lady had a great life here and even enjoyed two mates during
her time. For those of you who remember, Journey and Asabe (who left us two years ago) seemed to enjoy eternal love. We are blessed to have shared her spirit and to have so many of you love her as well.
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Goliath is doing well

Our newest gentle giant, Goliath has adjusted well to his new home. He and Hope are doing well together and enjoying each others company. Goliath is loving his new area and being able to run and feeling at home. We are enjoying Goliath!
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Meet our new Gentle Giant

Our new "gentle giant" is Goliath. After a very long trip from Montana, we finally arrived at the Sanctuary with this wonderful, sweet and large white Tundra wolf. Goliath was graciously donated to us from the Triple D Game Farm. He is nine years old. We are so grateful to have Goliath here. Neither Goliath, nor our female Arctic, Hope, had mates any longer. Seeing them play, kiss and cuddle is awesome.

Many thanks to our friends at Triple D Game Farm. Kathleen, Heather and Jay treated us like royalty. We will have updates soon on our new boy.
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Crying Wolf in Tidewater

"A walk on the wild side at the White Wolf Sanctuary"
Story & photos by Nancy Steinberg
for the Oregon Coast TODAY
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On the Oregon Trail

Written by Scott Soto/Wolf Heart -- White Wolf Sanctuary is located ten miles east of the Oregon coastline, just east of Waldport in a town called Tidewater. The drive up the highway is beautiful, and the two mile drive up through the forest to the sanctuary is absolutely gorgeous. At the end of the drive, you come to the gates that open into White Wolf Sanctuary. Lois Tulleners, the director and owner of White Wolf Sanctuary had extended an invitation for Seth and I to stay and visit for a few days in her extra mobile home on the property with all the comforts of home.
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White Wolf Sanctuary is owned and operated by Lois Tulleners, who has been working with wolves for the past twenty-five years.The project of protecting wolves in the wild and also the resident wolves at WWS is of utmost importance to the sanctuary.  We currently care for 11 wolves who have come to us from a variety of circumstances, allowing them to live out their lives here in a safe and happy environment.  It hurts us every day to see any wild animal in captivity, but we are confident that the wolves here have a better life than before they arrived.

White Wolf Sanctuary, a popular central Oregon Coast travel destination, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that is supported by donations and the adopt-a-wolf program. Please feel free to enjoy our Arctic Wolf photo gallery, or browse our Arctic Wolf educational information.