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Giant Wolf Dog at Kill Shelter Relocated to Sanctuary, Photos Leave Internet Swooning

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Any large animal can be intimidating, but wolf dogs especially have the potential to scare off anyone who dares to come near.

Deep down, though, this breed still knows how to love. Although their size can be a lot to take and their behavior can present a challenge at times, they do have a sweet side, according to Wolf.org.

The volunteers at Shy Wolf Sanctuary can attest to this. They help care for these animals, and it requires a lot of patience to do so.

One wolf dog in particular who goes by the name “Yuki” has become quite the celebrity. His online photos are sending jaws dropping due to his seemingly massive size.

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Have you ever seen a wolf dog?

He’s definitely a mass, but staff member Brittany Allen assured her followers that Yuki isn’t as huge as he first appears.

Allen’s response to those who think Yuki’s image is Photoshopped is priceless.

“The face we make when people say Yuki’s picture is Photoshopped,” she wrote in the caption of one photo. “It’s just his fat angle guys. We all have one.”

According to Bored Panda, Allen is 5’4″ tall and Yuki weighs around 120 pounds. Maybe it is just a fat angle, but Yuki still looks pretty large to us.

“His DNA testing came back as 87.5 % Gray Wolf, 8.6 % Siberian Husky, and 3.9 % German Shepherd,” Allen told Bored Panda.

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According to the Shy Wolf Sanctuary website, Yuki loves attention but also has a dominant side.

“Volunteers need to be able to read his body language and react quickly as he doesn’t always give a warning when ‘Mr. Hyde’ is going to appear,” the sanctuary says.

In 2008, Yuki was dropped at a kill shelter by his previous owner, a man who wasn’t able to care for the wolf dog because the man had brain tumors.

It is thanks to Shy Wolf Sanctuary that wolf dogs like Yuki have the care and love and patience they need. The shelter hopes to build a larger facility in the future.

If you would like to learn more about Shy Wolf Sanctuary’s mission or make a donation to their cause, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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