Riot came to Wild Spirit from Northern California when her owner decided that Riot's living conditions were not up to par. Riot had been purchased from "Wolf People", in California, and was bottle-raised. While her owner cared for her greatly, and would not have given her up if she didn't feel comfortable with her new arrangements, Riot was living by herself in a 10 x 10 pen. After Doc had lost his mate Whitney, and tried three unsuccessful pairings, we decided that a young, submissive female may be his best bet. While two got along fairly well, another male, Axel, had recently lost his companion. We decided to move Riot with Axel since they were a closer age and energy level. Riot appeared much happier with this pairing, and Axel seemed to feel the same way!
How Can I help Riot?
It takes seventeen sponsors (paw prints) to provide the basic care for each of our wolves and wolf-dogs for an entire year. This does not include the cost of medication, vet visits, enclosures repairs, or enrichment treats.
Bio: Riot is an Arctic wolf.
Living Arrangements: Riot lives with an Arctic wolf, Axel.
Am I On the Tour Path? "Yes, although I shy away around large groups. If the group is small enough, I may continue to lie near the front of the enclosure."
Personality: Riot is a very rambunctious girl who likes to roughhouse with Axel and volunteers alike! Although she can become timid around new volunteers, once she grows comfortable, she becomes sweet and playful! Sometimes, Axel's domineering personality is too much and ends up spooking poor Riot. However, we can't help but think that her running off randomly is part of a game that we don't understand.
Likes: Roughhousing, fence-fighting with her neighbors, and playing with Axel.
Dislikes: New volunteers that do not crouch when visiting, flies, and her neighbors growling over her food.
Fun Fact: As Riot grew older, she began to test her boundaries. She went through a period of defending her water bucket from her caretaker. She growled and puffed up her coat when the caretaker got near. She also started doing it with the caretaker's waste bucket! Luckily, since she never won the argument and has matured, she seems to be more relaxed now.
My Wishlist: "My enclosure is on top of a hill at the Sanctuary, and although it is beautiful, it can be a strenuous climb for some visitors. Wouldn't it be great if I had a bench in front of my enclosure? That way guests could stop and rest while I show off to them!"