Daisy

Born on April 15, 2002
Arrived at Mission: Wolf on August 29, 2006

Passed away on July 19, 2018

Sex: Female
Lived with Fenris

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Daisy came to us from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. She was found wandering the streets as a pup, and was taken in by a caring couple. Daisy matured into a beautiful gray wolf and shows little dog behavior or appearance. As Daisy matured, she also became independent and was not a typical pet. The family adapted for over four years, but when her owner became pregnant, Daisy started challenging her for the dominant position. It was at this time that the family knew they had to find Daisy a new home.

Daisy arrived at Mission: Wolf in 2006. In the first few years, Daisy lived with several different male wolves. At first, she had little idea how to relate to other wolves because she was raised with dogs in Virginia. She was very rough and dominated her first two mates, who were both hot headed male wolves around people. Daisy knew how to put them in their place and yet still be gentle around her caretakers.

In 2013, we introduced her to a timid male named Fenris. When she challenged him for food, he actually stood his ground and surprised her. She soon gained new respect and became playful with the young male. He became much happier, and Daisy found a friend to calmly share her time with. She gained confidence and would come up to the fence regularly to greet our staff members. She was a very sweet wolf-dog that has adjusted well to life here at the refuge.

Daisy slowly lost her eyesight due to Pannus – she lost sight in one eye completely in the summer of 2010. Although we knew her sight is limited, she did not. Her wild instincts allowed her to run through her wooded landscape freely, and she seldom stumbled – even in her final days. She passed away at the age of sixteen on a hot summer day, as a blanket of thunderous clouds floated overhead.