- Adults can now hang out with a pack of wolf dogs in a unique “Howling with Ambassadors” experience.
- Airbnb is offering the “one in a lifetime” experience in partnership with nonprofit Predators of the Heart.
- The guided tours allow guests to learn so much about wolves and other animals — with the special bonus of getting to pet and take selfies with their new wolf buddies!
This Island Is Full Of Friendly Wolves And You Can Visit It
We don’t know about you, but we’re living with wolves!Posted by InspireMore on Thursday, February 27, 2020
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the day with wolves? Well, now you can!
It’s all thanks to Airbnb, which is offering a unique “Howling with Ambassadors” experience in partnership with Predators of the Heart, a nonprofit in the Pacific Northwest.
Adults can now hang out with a pack of wolf dogs for $200 — and the proceeds all go to the animal sanctuary.
The Predators of the Heart were established in 1998 to educate people about wildlife.
Their sanctuary is located in the city of Anacortes about an hour and a half north of Seattle, Washington. Covering over 10 acres of rural forest land, it houses a wide variety of rescue animals, including birds of prey, bobcats, cougars, and reptiles.
The organization stated, “Our purpose is to develop care and concern for the animals. We also serve as a sanctuary for animals that cannot be reintroduced to the wild and need a safe and healthy environment to live out the remainder of their lives.”
The Howling with Ambassadors experience takes visitors on a guided tour. They’re also allowed to spend special one-on-one time with two leash-free adult wolf ambassadors, Max and Kakoa, who are safe around humans.
Guests get to learn so much about wolves and other animals — with the special bonus of getting to pet and take selfies with their new wolf buddies in a special photography area.
Take a look at how silly these apex predators can be when treated with belly rubs!
Dr. Clive Wynne of Arizona State University explained that while wolves in the wild would never get close to humans, “a wild animal can, with skill and patience, be raised to be willing to react in a friendly way towards humans.”
Wynne added that while the global wolf population thrives in sparsely populated areas, heavily populated areas put wolves “in a difficult situation and will need continuous protection from and by people.”
So far, over 500 visitors have left enthusiastic reviews.
A visitor named Jennifer wrote, “It was very interactive and informative. It made it even more special to know how much sacrifice was made to ensure these animals continue to have a sanctuary.”
This is a great opportunity to get a one-of-a-kind experience while supporting an animal sanctuary. If you are interested, make sure to book yours in advance as these incredible tours book up quickly!