Interact with Wolfdogs at Howling Woods Farm

Nestled in the sleepy town of Jackson, New Jersey is an animal rescue that goes beyond the ordinary. Stretching across 10 acres of land, Howling Woods Farm is dedicated to saving wolfdogs and teaching the public about these misunderstood canines. With 21 wolfdogs on site, this sanctuary not only places abandoned or surrendered wolfdogs in new homes, but it also educates by giving visitors the chance to interact with its four-legged inhabitants.

Orion at Howling Woods Farm
Hanging out with the 110-pound wolf/Alaskan malamute mix, Orion.

Become Part of the Pack at Howling Woods Farm

If you’ve ever wanted to howl with the wolves, you’re in luck! Once you enter Howling Woods Farm, you’ll check in at the office, meet your tour guide, go over the wolves’ backgrounds and safety rules, and then enter wolf territory. That’s where the astonishment begins.

Howling Woods Farm Chante and Naiche
Chante and Naiche ready for a snack.

During your tour, you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with wolf hybrids including Orion, Sirius, Chante, Naiche, Kotori, Raven, and Luna. Some of the wolfdogs are about 90% gray wolf, while others range from about 50% wolf mixed with either Siberian husky, Alaskan malamute, or German shepherd.

Howling Woods Wolves
Saying hello to Raven and Luna, who likes to give her paw!

While spending time with the wolfdogs, you’ll have a chance to have your picture taken with them (but only if they feel like it), and if you and your fellow humans begin to howl, there’s a chance the wolfdogs will join in. Check out the video below to hear their beautiful voices.

Donate to a Good Cause

To visit Howling Woods Farm, a donation of $20 per person is requested for anyone 13 years of age or older. For 10-to-12-year-olds, a $10 donation is requested. All donations go to caring for the wolfdogs and the daily maintenance of the facility.

Howling Woods Farm Howling
Chante and Naiche having a howling good time.

Howling Woods Farm is a 501(c)(3) public charity animal rescue. Appointments are made by phone only. To learn more, visit howlingwoods.org.

If you’re looking for more animal adventures, check out my experience at the Carolina Tiger Rescue or my first visit to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

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