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Comments on Wolf Hybrids and Pet Wolves (Chapter 7.E):

Release of these should only be made on the west side of the Cascades, to help establish "at least 5 successful breeding pairs in the Southern Cascades/Northwest Coast Region".

John P Nordheim,  Waitsburg WA

This should be illegal.

Ray DePuydt,  Kettle Falls WA

Wolves should not be kept as pets. And in order for regular citizens to keep wolf hybrids, they must pay for a license, and pass an evaluation on whether or not they can properly care for the animal.

Kaitlin Krhounek,  Seattle WA

This should be more heavily controlled.

Dan Howell,  Kelso WA

Wolves should not be allowed as pets. This act is disrespectful toward the wildness of the wolf.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

Wolf hybrids and pet wolves should be illegal in Washington State and yet I hear them being advertised for sale or breeding every so often on a local radio program out of Omak.


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

should be outlawed

Ross MacArthur,  Cusick WA

NOT a good idea. Once habituated to humans they are tempermental and highly unpredictable making them very dangerous to humans and other pet. This should definately be illegal. Wolves and hybrids for profit should be shut down.


If you want to look at the source of a lot of human injuries and depradation that is blamed on wild wolves-look at this issue!

Diane Sonntag,  Tenino WA

Yikes, what a dumb idea.

Matt Dahlgreen,  Wenatchee WA

Don't allow it

Duane Bernard,  Rainier OR

Wolves should be kept wild and not owned by private individuals. Wolf hybrids should not be allowed - they generally lead miserable lives because they can be dangerous and have to be kept tightly confined.

Jennifer Molesworth,  Twisp WA

No Wolf Hybrids or Pet Wolves should be allowed in the state of Washington.

Daniel Haydon,  Creston WA

Wolf huggers will quickly claim these predators are wolves and to be protected. Are a serious threat to humans and possibility of trainning packs to have no fear of humans thus to quickly consider them as prey.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

Should be a law forbiding pet wolves or hybrids

bruce oergel,  ellensburg WA



Should be confiscated and destroyed


Should not be allowed.


If there are taken care of properly they are not much different than a cared for dog. If allowed to run free they are no different than a dog pack or wild wolf pack.

Tom Freeman,  Tonasket WA

I dont believe wolves are now or ever were intended to be pets and should not be available as such except in the case of NGO's adopting animals no longer suitable for wild existance or who have come into conflict with human needs or resources too many times despite management efforts to combat this behavior.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

Wold hybrids and pet wolves should be illegal.

Kristi Hendrickson,  Seattle WA

Their wild animals it's like living with the grizzly bears oh they will eat you...

Joe Headley,  Yakima WA

Absolutely should not be allowed!!

Phyllis Mee,  Port Townsend WA

These should be outlawed!!!

Marcia avajas,  Bainbridge Island WA

not a good idea

Jim Lamb,  Spokane WA

Bad idea since they would be less domesticated more dangerous as pets and give wolves a bad name.

Jack Hirsch,  bellevue WA

I agree they should regulate and check on pet wloves.

Rick Turvey,  Yakima WA

This should ABSOLUTELY not be allowed, period.

Janet Waite,  Lynnwood WA

Hybrids and pet wolves should be banned.

Florence Wheeler,  Vancouver WA

Great information.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

should not be allowed

Gary Hemenway,  Hoquiam WA

a pet can be controld

doug carney,  ellensburg WA

Should be illegal. Many wolves in sanctuaries are hybrids. People aren't equipped to handle them.


I have owned a 1/4 Wolf Husky and can tell you from experiance she reacted wolflike when she saw a calf bawl and run from her. She pull the calf down and tore up it legs. We saved the Calf but she spent the remainder of her life in a Kennel or on a lease. She loved humans but could't trust her again. I don't think they should exist. Not worth the risk to society.

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

Breeding of both should not be legal.


Make them illegal.

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA

This has to stop and pet wolves and hybrids are not sound management tools by any means.

Thomas F McLaughlin,  Spokane WA