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Arrived at Mission: Wolf on April 27, 2009
Lives with Valley Spirit, Asia
Talon, also known as Timber, was confiscated by aimal control from a private owner. He and Valley Spirit, who came from the same property were taken to a local dog shelter. Two days before they were to be transfered to Mission: Wolf, Valley gave birth to four pups. The six arrived at the refuge in the spring of 2009, after a long and stressfull journey.
Folks from The Dog Whisperer program, with help from a professional dog trainer, funded and filmed their transport to Mission: Wolf. When his carrier door opened for the first time in three days Talon, emerged cautious but soon looked at his wooded surroundings and let out a sigh of relief. He eagerly greeted all of our staff and several visitors the following day, leaving a trail of wet kisses. We think that Talon is simply a dog that was mislabeled as a wolf hybrid. In the following months Talon was moved into the staff quarters with our Syberian Husky, Kona. Talon was very happy living with people, but we felt that Valley needed a companion. We moved Talon in with Valley and her four pups. The two were very excited to see each other, and Talon turned out to be an excellent Surogate father to the pups.
As the pups matured we spererated them from their parents and gave, them their own packs. Today Valley, Talon, and the only female pup of the litter Asia, live together in the 20 acres play pen. They are a very happy trio and always eagerly greet visitors to their home.