Wolf PAWS “Positive Awareness Wolf-dog Sanctuary” was formed in 2013, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, for the purpose of rescuing unwanted, abandoned and abused wolf-dogs, and to provide a permanent sanctuary for them in a safe and natural environment. Providing an environment where these can be studied by individuals and educational institutions to further understand the wolf-dog, and educating the public about the specific care requirements and challenges of owning wolf dogs is our focus, in an attempt to reduce the number of wolf-dogs being euthanized. Wolf PAWS is open by appointment only for private tours.