Running With The Wolves
About Us / Mission Statement / Goals
Teresa DeMaio and her niece Theresa
She is my Wolf Assistant & will be training to be a
wildlife handler this year.
ABOUT US: "Running With The Wolves" was established over
9 years ago for
the sheer love & passion for Wolves. Owned & operated
by Teresa DeMaio, certified Pet Care Specialist & Wildlife
Handler. I have spent over 20 years raising &
training Siberian Huskies & supporting Wolf organizations
for over 15 years. With my knowledge & research I decided
to start "Running With The Wolves" for the soul purpose of fund
raising for Wolf sanctuaries across the United States. With
the help & support of my niece Theresa, we created Long
Island's 1st Wolf Expo in August 2004, with live Wolves &
their handlers. It now has been established as a annual L.I.
event each year in August. "Running With The Wolves" is a vessel
for all Wolf Sanctuaries we support in the United States, we
bring them together once a year for educational programs &
to promote the work that they do.
"Running With The Wolves" donates over $3,000 from each Wolf
Expo, which is given to help feed & care for captive
Wolves & Wolfdog/Hybrids at many Wolf
Our 2nd passion is the love & care for all pets. I teach
workshops on Pet 1st Aid-Safety/CPR for both adults &
children throughout the year. We are an advocate for pet
rescue & adoption as well as spayed & neuter
of all pets. Most importantly I teach a workshop on Pet
Emergency "What would we do if we had a
"Katrina" event on Long Island? Where would we be
able to bring our Pets...What shelter is a PET FRIENDLY
shelter...We believe that our four legged family members
should be treated fairly in times of need. (Please click
onto Pet 1st Aid/CPR here or
on our home page for up & coming
workshops in you area.) In closing...My Huskies, My
Boxer & all my cats are a blessing to my family...
we count our Blessings...ONE PAW AT A TIME...
MISSION STATEMENT: "Running With The
Wolves" is dedicated to the protection of our Wolves in
Alaska & the lower 48 states. We focus on Wolves &
other Wildlife as well.
We accomplish our mission through our efforts of networking with
other Wolf Sanctuaries & organizations to bring Wolf
information & awareness to the public. Through our unique
Wolf Workshops & Seminars, as well as Special Events &
Howl-ins, we can teach of the importance Wolves play in our
ecosystem & the important matter of Re-introduction of our
Wolves in the wild. We will bring you the most up to date
Wolf News throughout the year...Enjoy visiting with us &
GOALS: Our long term
commitment to everyone who loves & admires all Wolves,
is to establish Long Island's 1st Wolf center &
We at "Running With The Wolves" want
everyone to see & enjoy the Wilderness & Beauty of our
Wolves up close at anytime throughout the year. We are currently
looking for land & hope to be settled in the next year
or so. We believe that all Wolves should live in the Wild &
we do NOT believe in Wolfdogs or Hybrids as pets. We teach about
Wolves & the complexities of Wolfdog ownership. We do
support throughout the year with fund raisers for all our sister
sites that allow rescued Wolves & Wolfdog/Hybrids to live
out their lives in a environment that is best for them.
goal is to teach that Wolfdogs, as well as pure Wolves, Should
Never Be Pets...It's Their Birthright To
Live In the Wild... We
do, however, believe in Wolf Sanctuaries for educational purposes
where all Wolves live in a Wildlife environment & are cared
for to the fullest extent where they are loved &
admired... Once again enjoy visiting with us & tell us
what you think...Please sign our guest book.
People... Saving Wolves One Pack At a Time...
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