See Why These Wolves Eat Fresh Dog Food

06 Dec 2017 | Written by Freshpet
We've heard of some interesting stories about how our pet food has been used before. From enticing lost and weary pets during a rescue mission, to people tasting it for themselves! But one of our favorites is from a wolf preserve in New Jersey.   While we now understand domestic pets and wild animals eat a bit differently, sometimes it's hard to source an all natural diet for animals like wolves and foxes. That's when a couple years ago our friends The Lakota Wolf Preserve told us they use Freshpet to balance their pack's diet, but that they needed our help.   Recently we received  this note from their Director, letting us know how Freshpet's donations of fridge-fresh dog food made with real 100% farm raised meats, has been helping their wolves to feel happy, healthy and free:   "The Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, NJ is a wildlife preserve for wolves, fox and bobcats born in captivity. For 20 years now we have taken in animals from all over the country to let them live out their lives in natural, acres-large enclosures. We are open to the public, offering guided educational tours to teach people about the importance of wildlife and offer them a chance to see these majestic animals.     We feed an all natural diet of local deer and it is often a challenge to get enough food for 20+ animals, but thanks to the wonderful donations from Freshpet, we are able to supplement their regular feedings.  Using these Freshpet products we can continue our natural diet regiment plus provide them added vitamins and minerals -- and best of all they love it!!     Our latest additions Sassa and Cyrus are 2 pups brought in from Montana. Sassa is a special needs little girl who was born with brain and front leg deformities. Many places would not be willing to put the work and funding into giving her a normal life, but we took her in and are working hard with her.     With the help from many doctors and a good diet including Freshpet puppy food, her legs have straightened considerably. She is working through her developmental challenges and has recently been introduced to her new family, a pack of Arctic Wolves at the Preserve. Thank you, Freshpet, for helping us keep these wonderful animals healthy and happy!!"   See the recipes the Lakota Wolves love to eat here. Also be sure to check out the preserve at  

Responses to this Post

Al De Young
7 Dec, 2017 at 07:23 am
Lakota is a great place. Been there many times. Thank you for helping them with your donations.
Janice Copsey
7 Dec, 2017 at 12:21 pm
I would like to see more non-chicken options in the dog foods. I do currently buy what there is for my three dogs. Also, one of my dogs, Swiffer, cannot contain himself when I'm preparing his supper. He cries through the whole process until his bowl is placed on the floor. A stranger hearing this would swear he is being tortured. I guess it is torture waiting for Freshpet food to be served....LOL
J. Ford
7 Dec, 2017 at 12:25 pm
Great story, BEAUTIFUL wolves. Thank you Freshpet for getting involved in such a worthy project, from a lifelong dog lover and dog owner.
Gina Arens
7 Dec, 2017 at 12:44 pm
That's awesome.....! I rehab raccoons & have been using Freshpet for them for the past 2 years. It's great to mash into warm formula when starting the weaning process & then to cut into chunks to go with their diet of fruits, veggies, etc. until it's time for their release. They grow into healthy, happy raccoons with the shiniest, thickest coats & I feel Freshpet is largely responsible for that. I contacted Freshpet about coupons or discounts, since it all comes out of my pocket & they responded very generously, which is greatly appreciated. I will continue to use Freshpet products for my rehab babies & have spread the word with other rehabbers about Freshpet.
Jan Igleski
7 Dec, 2017 at 01:11 pm
So Happy to read this article on FreshPet and the Wolves. Makes me more assured on the FreshPet brand that I have been feeding, my Beloved, Henrii and Beau Wrinkles (Basset Hounds); my Wonderful Smart Bichon/Poodle Mix "Bing", and my Beautiful Forest Cat, "PeeKABoo"!
Kay Bennett
7 Dec, 2017 at 01:19 pm
How wonderful! Thanks for sharing this amazing tail, lol
7 Dec, 2017 at 02:04 pm
That is a really nice story
Kathey Hayes
7 Dec, 2017 at 02:17 pm
My pup Sugar, a Chauhauhau Jack Russell loves Freshpet beef, any of the treats, and the Vital line as well. I’ve perfected cutting the roll into sections and freezing them... Thanks for a great product.... . ?????.
Kathy lord
7 Dec, 2017 at 04:05 pm
My dod, not a wolf, but a Havanese loves Freshpet. Using it for 6 months happy, healthy and best of all no digestion or stool problems. Thanks
7 Dec, 2017 at 09:47 pm
Hi, my 2 Chihuahuas LOVE Freshpet! I have to feed them in separate rooms otherwise Teaka (my female) will speed eat so she can have Joeys plate (he will move for her). Shes smaller But she is the Great Food!!
Pam Stepp
1 Jan, 2018 at 08:09 pm
Love Freshpet but for years I have had to drive everywhere to find it and my friends say the same. The stores have the refrigerator but do not stock it or if there is anythimg in it ,it is cat food we need dog food. When we have talked to the stores we get mixed answers , some say the vendor doesnt stock it . I went to 3 stores this week to get what I needed.

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