Visit the Shelter

Nestled in the tall pines just north of Magnolia, Texas Wolfdog Project offers shelter and sanctuary for Wolfdogs and special needs canines who have had a hard turn in life. As a 501c3 all volunteer organization we are 100% focused on caring for our animals while seeking to educate the public about Wolfdogs and Northern Breed animals. We are open to the public Saturday’s from 11-5pm and during the week by appointment only.

Please call 855-TWP-WOLF (855-897-9653) to schedule your visit today! A $15 donation per person is requested to help support the animals.

General Safety rules for everyone on TWPS Property

  • Do not stick your hands in an enclosure or pet any of the animals without permission from a TWP lead volunteer.
  • No personal pets allowed.
  • No running or yelling.
  • No smoking near the animals or enclosure’s
  • No consumption of alcohol on the premises.
  • No tolerance policy to illegal substances.
  • No weapons around the animals (such as a firearm, even if you hold a CHL).
  • Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Adults must sign a waiver/release and anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign on their behalf.
  • We cannot guarantee the ability to visit with the animals, but we try to take most visitors and volunteer in to meet some of our current rescued/adoptable animals. If you would like to visit with any of the animals please read the section below.

Animal and Enclosure Safety

  • Do not enter an animal enclosure without a lead volunteer present.
  • Any interactions between a minor and any of the animals must be supervised by a lead volunteer and will be at the discretion of the TWP volunteer.
  • Do not grab the animals by their collars (if wearing one), paws, tails or faces as some are sensitive in these areas.
  • Do not stick your face in their face or hover over/hug them
  • Do not feed/give treats to the animals without permission.
  • Do not rough house with the animals or encourage rough play behaviors such as chasing them around.
  • Avoid wearing jewelry, specifically necklaces, dangly earrings/hoops and bracelets, or loose clothing. Do not bring any loose items inside such and gloves, glasses, water bottles, treats, etc. Some of the animals are very curious and like to pull at and investigate certain items with their mouths.
  • If an animal does happen to get an item, do NOT try to take it away from them. Alert a volunteer immediately so they can safely retrieve the item.
  • Wear closed toed shoes.
  • Hats and sunglasses can be very scary! If an animal seems more cautious around you and you’re wearing a hat and/or sunglasses, take them off (keep them out of reach from the animals) and they might be more willing socialize with you.
  • No purses, backpacks or camera bags in or around (within the animals reach) the enclosures.
  • Only wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This pertains to both visitors and volunteers, especially if you wish to go into the enclosures with the animals.
  • Please be mindful of how the animals are acting.

Volunteer and Workday Safety

If you are interested in volunteering for Texas Wolfdog Project, please click here or click the Volunteer button towards the top left of the page. 

  • Always make sure when entering/exiting the animals enclosures that gates are shut and latched/secured before opening up the other gate to enter/exit the enclosure.
  • While on the property of the TWP, if at any time you find yourself distressed, please remain calm. It important not to get the dogs worked up. Calmly alert the nearest volunteer using the word, YELLOW or RED, depending upon the intensity of the situation.
  • Safety glasses and gloves are a must when working with equipment.
    • Hammering
    • Using the bolt cutters
    • Using the auger
    • Using the brush cutter
    • chainsaw
  • When operating the chainsaw, please exercise extreme precaution.
  • Operator must have a spotter
  • Operator must wear the chainsaw chaps
  • Do not use chainsaw if you have not used one before
  • If you are working in an enclosure while animals are present, make sure ALL tools, gloves, water bottles or any other loose items are secure and accounted for and out of the animals reach.
  • If an animal does happen to get an item, do NOT try to take it away from them. Alert a lead volunteer immediately so they can safely retrieve the item
  • When work is completed in an enclosure, be sure all tools, materials, water bottles, scraps are removed. Never leave anything within 10 feet of the outside of the enclosure
  • If you do not know how to use a piece of equipment/tool, ask for instruction
  • Do not try to move heavy equipment or supplies by yourself, ask someone to help you.
  • Take breaks and stay hydrated while working. TWPS will provide water. Sometime we may have limited snacks on hand. If you require a special diet, please bring it with you
  • The restroom is inside the house. If you don’t know where it is, please ask someone to show you.
  • If you become injured or don’t feel well, immediately seek attention from a lead volunteer.
  • When the workday is over, we ask that you help picking up.
  • When leaving for the day, please let someone know
  • Meat prep safety
    • All supplies are provided
      • Safety no cut gloves
      • Plastic bags
      • Tupperware to store the meat
      • Knives
      • Disinfectant wipes.
    • Always clean area thoroughly when done and discard trash in trash receptacle near the street.
    • Clean hands thoroughly