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Welcome to My Pack of Wolves...


Offering safe haven and rescue to captive wolves and wolf dogs and giving them opportunities to thrive and be accepted into other packs as well as coexisting with us. Fostering awareness and continued education of the public’s knowledge about the misconceptions of the wolf and wolf dog with the hope to achieve a better understanding of the species.

UPDATE-Phone 440-684-0785 is temporarily not working. For questions please call 440-478-3028 for Shannen. THANKS!

     In 2011 My Pack of Wolves Sanctuary Non Profit Rescue/Sanctuary was created to begin to rescue and place as many wolfdogs as we can and provide them homes and a safe environment free from judgment and misrepresentation. All animals will be neutered,spayed, and micro-chipped. There will be no breeding whatsoever unless the rescue comes to us as an already pregnant female.  We are a non profit organization and have 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status with the IRS so contributions will be tax deductible.  We have pictures of the places we want to build and enclosures we will be putting up. Please look at the glorious pictures of our pack and imagine new animals for us to help just like them! Thank you so much!


December 1, 2017

For over 10 years, My Pack of Wolves Sanctuary and its founders Shannen Stitt and Mark Stredney have cared for the special animals commonly referred to as “wolfdogs” or “wolf-hybrids.” My Pack of Wolves Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue and sanctuary that was created to care for unwanted wolfdogs and educate the public about these misunderstood animals.


Misconceptions about wolfdogs are common, similar to misconceptions about many other popular breeds of dogs, such as “pit bulls.” Therefore, it came as no surprise to My Pack of Wolves when misconceptions arose in Thompson Township about the animals it intends to house there.


Last summer, Mark Stredney approached the Thompson Township Trustees to seek their approval for the My Pack of Wolves sanctuary, despite not needing any approval at all. He even brought with him a My Pack of Wolves Sanctuary dog, Dakota, to one meeting so the Trustees and citizens could meet a wolfdog and understand that they are not animals to be feared.  Given the positive interaction at that meeting, My Pack of Wolves was particularly dismayed to see a recent article in the “Thompson Tidbits” that perpetuates unfounded stereotypes about wolfdogs and misleads the public into thinking they should be “concerned” about this nonprofit agency being in their community.


Contrary to popular belief, Ohio law specifically states that wolf-hybrid dogs are not considered exotic or dangerous wild animals. Wolfdogs are legally no different than any ordinary dog and are simply domesticated animals. While some claim that wolfdogs are naturally “wild” and unpredictable due to their feral lineage, these pets have been praised for their unusual loyalty and intelligence, and are legal to keep as pets in most areas of Ohio.


My Pack of Wolves socializes, neuters, spays, vaccinates, and micro-chips its wolfdogs like any responsible dog owner would. My Pack of Wolves has never had an incident with aggression or loose dogs. The dogs are completely contained in escape proof enclosures. The dogs have been housed successfully in another community for many years. Their keepers, Mark Stredney and Shannen Stitt, have dedicated their lives to professionally managing these dogs and do so exceptionally well.


It is disheartening that someone in the community now seeks to dramatize the situation and create hysteria based on unfounded concerns, instead of welcoming an educational and life-saving agency into their community. These dogs need your support. All donations to My Pack of Wolves are tax deductible. Please consider making a contribution today to support its life-saving and educational work and welcome them to Thompson Township. My Pack of Wolves looks forward to changing minds about these wonderful animals and hopes that the community will be open-minded to learning more about them.


Very truly yours,

DanaMarie K. Pannella, Attorney at Law






 "Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is"
- German Proverb

"A wolf eats sheep but now and then, ten thousands are devoured by men"
- Benjamin Franklin

"The wolf is neither man’s competitor nor his enemy. He is a fellow creature with whom the earth must be shared"
- L David Mech

"We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we have deliberately and mistakenly perceived it to be….the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer …which is, in reality no more than a reflexed images of ourself"
- Farley Mowat

"We humans fear the beast within the wolf because we do not understand the beast within ourselves"
- Gerald Hausman  





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