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A Wildlife Experience with Wolves: Predators of The Heart

Predators of The Heart is a 10 acres wildlife preserve, located in the towering old-growth forest lands of Fidalgo Island. These friendly wolves share the compound with cougars, bobcats, lynx, hawks, owls, vultures, skunks, opossums, foxes, and a variety of exotic reptiles. Sanctuary is constantly striving to provide a safe, clean environment. Weather is very mild and wet most of the year with cold light snow most winters.

Meet the wild!

Take a walk on the wild side with two of wolf ambassadors, Max and Kakoa. Get up close and personal with these amazing wolves as you walk along side them at our 10 acre compound.

They offer 2 tours a day Mon-Sat and are closed on Sundays. Tours start at 10am and 1pm and must be booked through Airbnb.com. You must have a reservation to come. Pricing is 200$

Please make sure you bring a fully charged cell phone or camera to capture memories as you walk along side these amazing wolves. All guests must be 18 years or older, there will be NO exceptions.

PLEASE NOTE: They are not open to the public. All tours must be booked through Airbnb.  No walk-ins will be allowed.

HOW TO BOOK: For more information and to see available dates and pricing, please CLICK HERE now! If your preferred date is unavailable, you may message through Airbnb messenger to be added to their wait list.

You can go on an awoosome tour in the woods with wolves at the Predators of the Heart Sanctuary in the state of Washington

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The wolves are incredibly friendly. Keep in mind, they only have collars on when they pose for photos

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You can pet them and scratch their bellies

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The animal rescue and preservation sanctuary only keeps animals that “find themselves without a place to live out their lives”

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However, you can’t just drop by. You have to book a guided tour with the wolves (don’t worry, the guide’s human… if it’s not the full moon) through Airbnb for around 200 US dollars per person. You can check the dates and the prices right here. Usually, there are 2 tours a day, 6 days a week (the wolves get Sundays off!). And there’s a waitlist. So your perfect day out with wolves will take some planning to get just right.

The animal sanctuary lies between Seattle and Vancouver

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Keep in mind that it’s not just wolves that live in the Predators of the Heart Sanctuary: it’s also home to foxes, cougars, reptiles, and birds of prey. Though it’s not just predators that you can meet there—you can befriend some rescued critters there as well.

You also ought to know that just like voting and driving a car, petting wolves is a strictly 18+ activity. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule. So if you’re still a minor, you’ll have to wait for your 18th birthday. But imagine celebrating becoming an adult in a forest surrounded by wolves. That’d be incredible, right?

You have to book the wolf experience in advance

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Full disclosure, the sanctuary has had a couple of safety incidents a long time ago. In one case, a hiker’s dog lost its life when it went onto the sanctuary’s private property. Also, one wolf escaped its enclosure and went onto a neighbor’s property.

The Predators of the Heart Sanctuary first opened in 1998 and encompasses 10 acres. The nonprofit organization maintains very strict standards when it comes to taking care of the animals it protects.

The sanctuary has 10 acres of land where the animals can roam

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“Our goal is to educate children about wildlife, not only to teach the facts about the animals but to use an approach that leads to an appreciation, affection, compassion and respect for these living creatures—to make it clear that an animal’s value is not determined by its similarity or services to humans,” the sanctuary explained it’s mission.

“Our purpose is to develop caring and concern for the animals. Our aim is to help open the eyes of their hearts to see that all nature is interconnected and realize that apart from it we cannot survive. 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 sanctuary is full of other animals as well, including cougars, birds, and rescued wildlife

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