The question many people have concerning wolves are….. can you keep a wolf as a pet? By nature, wolves are hunters who hunt in groups called packs. making it impossible to provide captive wolves with an acceptable re-creation of the wild. Wolves need a lot of , freedom to roam wide distances, hunt live prey, etc. captive wolves exhibit signs of psychological distress. Keeping a wolf as a pet is illegal and considered animal cruelty more so,They are not safe to have around kids and the elderly they do not possess the loyalty instincts of dogs.
You may have seen romanticized stories about wolves as pets but the hard truth is that wolves are designed to be wild animal and seldom make good pets because they do not really share behavioral similarities with dogs. Unlike dogs which can be trained and domesticated, wolves always retain their wild instincts and are not obedient and loyal like dogs. They mostly do what they want when they want irrespective of their owners commands. Naturally wolves avoid all human contact therefore it takes a lot of time and consistent communication to make a wolf comfortable around you. This feat may be achieved if a wolf is adopted and fostered soon after birth.
Because wolf diet consist mostly of meat, they are very expensive to keep in captivity. If kept at home, cheap meals and supplements would make them sick and lethargic. Wolves are highly destructive and yearn to go back into the wild where they naturally belong and since they hate being kept in captivity, They can jump, climb, or dig out just about any enclosure they consistently try to escape. They are not safe to have around kids and the elderly they do not possess the loyalty instincts of dogs.
Although wolves are cute and mystical animals, having one as a pet is risky and time consuming especially when it comes to domesticating them.