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Comments on Interactions with Domestic Dogs (Chapter 7.C):

Wolves will kill our dogs. Please limit wolf populations.

Kirk Alexander,  Seattle WA

I do not have a strong opinion on this matter, since domestic dogs are probably more vicious toward humans and livestock than wolves.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

I need a dog when I herd cattle. The chance of a altercation will increase and my 35 pound dog is no match for a wolf. That dog is as important as any livestock I own in helping manage my cattle. I hope that the plan will give me the ability to carry a weapon in case I need to deter or destroy a wolf that is attacking my dog.


I strongly oppose any plans to introduce wolves anywhere in Washington. Yes, I know they are already here. They will spread on on their own and will do great damage to wildlife eventually, and this should not be aided by the department.

Gregory R Field,  Seattle WA

wolves will kill a lot of dogs

Ross MacArthur,  Cusick WA

Manipulated information that is misleading, a sales pitch for wolves. Should be able to lethally remove any wolves that attack pets.

dale denney,  colville WA

Dogs or hybrids that are allowed to roam freely are subject to the laws of nature. If one fears for Fido-keep Fido at home.


Wolves and hound hunters have an inevitable clash but that is pretty much a mute point in Wa

James Maves,  Pomeroy WA

I am concerned with my dogs safety. compensation should be given to dog owners that lose animals.

Stephanie George,  Newport WA

they like both dog and cat meat, it's a welcome change from deer & elk

Duane Bernard,  Rainier OR

I am a dog owner and I enjoy dogs. People need to control their dogs. Dogs should not be allowed to harrass any wildlife especially wolves. A wolf that deals with an obnoxious dog should not be punished.

Jennifer Molesworth,  Twisp WA

This issue is totally understated. Lions and bobcats readily take domestic dogs. Wait until the wolf packs get started.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

Just like coyotes. Losses will increase!

Robert E Daharsh,  Woodinville WA

Domestic dogs will come out on the short end of the stick on any encounter with wolves

bruce oergel,  ellensburg WA



Your comments seem to be to cage dogs so wolves won't kill them while hiking etc. Any pet under siege or attack deserves to be protected by any means available. A yapping dog protecting its owner or home ground is not a dinner bell for wolves


Not tolerated, they are then to close to home and a threat.

Tom Freeman,  Tonasket WA

One of the hazards of owning domestic animals in rural areas is that they may come into contact with wild species and not come out on top. Solution: keep your dogs kenneled or otherwise contained so as to ensure their safety.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

Education is key. And to limit urban growth and encroachment towards wilderness areas. The wilderness areas need to be protected from humans.

Kristi Hendrickson,  Seattle WA

Same as above.

Marcia avajas,  Bainbridge Island WA

This problem would be worst for dogs that are wild or uncontrolled by their owners

Jack Hirsch,  bellevue WA

Keep your dog under control; it would be a human's fault if a dog is allowed to roam around and possibly smell and then interact with ANY wildlife, wolves included.

Janet Waite,  Lynnwood WA

Great information and again education is the key to protecting dogs.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

Well, dogs are a competitor.


If they are hungry they will eat them. I hope you pay pay pay! Judges should have no Mercy for WDFW or those that conspire for this idiocy.

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

Domestic dogs should be contained. Accidents should be viewed as accidents, and we should side with the wolves.


Anyone should be able to harass any wolf at any time. Just by being close to humans or domestic animals wolves are asking for trouble. Because this population was introduced, they should not be considered immune from harassment. Harassment is GOOD for wolves, and that no-harassment clause in the ECA needs to be looked at as "training" for wolves.

Darcy Mitchem,  Toutle Wa WA

save my dog.

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA