Rescue Dog Menagerie

By Jennifer Stoeckl, MAT - Dire Wolf Project CEO, Sept. 20, 2023

While Max, our most recent rescue, has captured our hearts, he's not the only one who deserves a chance at a loving forever home.

There is also Trixie, a stunning gold silver sable adult female from the Toy Story litter. Trixie's journey brought her back to Dire Wolf Project headquarters because, despite making great strides with the parents in her previous family and displaying calm and gentle behavior, she didn't quite bond with the children. This beautiful soul longs for a family to welcome her pure spirit.

Trixie is a shining example of a well-mannered dog. She doesn't bark, whine, or dig. She's potty trained, house trained, and leash trained. Moreover, she's already spayed. Trixie's gentle nature shines through, and she yearns for the warmth and companionship of a family. In her loneliness, she invented a temporary imaginary friend, which which happens to smart dogs who are under-challenged. Jay and I now make sure to spend special moments with her each day, allowing her to roam outside the kennels and be with us as we work around the property, which stopped the behavior.

Next up is Mary, a black and silver gem from the Frontiersmen Litter, another rescue dog who returned to Dire Wolf Project headquarters. Mary had known and bonded with a wonderful family, but life's circumstances led them to move to a smaller space, making it challenging to keep her. Mary's character is defined by her gentleness, calm demeanor, and quiet affection. She's potty trained, house trained, leash trained, and already spayed.

Mary's even-tempered nature and willingness to embrace life's changes make her a testament to the breed's companion dog temperament. Every time I approach the kennels, Mary is there, ready to greet me with a gentle lick and a nudge, her way of asking for a little affection.

Meriwether is Mary's sister from the Frontiersmen Litter, a lovely black and tan beauty who hasn't yet had the privilege of living with a different family. Meriwether, too, is potty trained, house trained, and leash trained but has only known life in a kennel.

Much like her sister, Meriwether is gentle, affectionate, and quietly appreciative of life. She loves to be invited onto the bed or couch, basking in the warmth of human companionship. While she will bark to alert you to any intruders, she's otherwise quiet and reserved, embodying the best qualities of the American Dirus breed.

At Dire Wolf Project, we are dedicated to ensuring that all our American Dirus dogs find loving homes and never end up in shelters or pounds. We're ready to travel across the country at a moment's notice to help our beloved dogs and their owners. Our hearts overflow with love for these wonderful creatures, but we understand that the kennel life isn't the best for our gentle rescue dogs.

If you or someone you know is interested in providing a loving home to Trixie, Mary, Meriwether, or any of our rescue dogs, please respond this email. We believe in second chances and are committed to making sure these dogs find the forever families they deserve.

And should you feel the urge to help us in this noble quest to make sure we always provide a wonderful loving placement for all of our dogs, no matter what circumstances they should find themselves, click the link below for pictures of all the dogs and directions on how to sponsor them.

Thank you for your continued support of the Dire Wolf Project and our mission to protect and care for these magnificent animals.

Jennifer Stoeckl is the co-founder of the Dire Wolf Project, founder of the DireWolf Guardians American Dirus Dog Training Program, and owner/operator of DireWolf Dogs of Vallecito. She lives in the beautiful inland northwest among the Ponderosa pine forests with her pack of American Dirus dogs.