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Not Many People Know of this Wolf Sanctuary Right here in New Mexico




Have you watched Twilight and fallen in love with wolves? What if I say there’s a place right here in New Mexico where you can actually go and visit wolves (in a safe zone of course!) and watch these majestic creatures just like how they showed in the movie?


In the rugged western New Mexico, where tales of moonshiners and hermits weave through dusty dirt roads, lies a hidden treasure known as Candy Kitchen. It’s a quaint community with more than 300 residents and a loving home to over 60 rescued canines, including wolves and wolf-dogs. And here you’ll find Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.

Wild Spirit is a haven for wolves and wolfdogs that embraces a diverse family of canines. From the cunning foxes to the spirited dingoes, the elusive coyotes to the melodious “singing dogs” from distant New Guinea, each resident adds a unique melody to the sanctuary’s symphony of life.


In 1991, artist Jacque Evans transformed her passion for art into a sanctuary of love and compassion. Using the proceeds from her creations, she crafted a haven for abandoned wolves and wolfdogs. Theirs is a story of second chances, where each heartfelt howl echoes tales of resilience and renewal.

The sanctuary is a nonprofit organization operating with a deep-seated mission: to rescue and care for displaced, unwanted, and non-releasable captive-bred wolves, wolfdogs, and other wild canid species. It makes my heart melt!


Embark on a unique adventure at Wild Spirit, where guided tours led by passionate caregivers unveil the stories, quirks, and vibrant personalities of the animals. Experience the joy of watching wolves romp and play, the enchantment of singing dogs serenading the evening, and the wisdom of coyotes sharing their ancient knowledge under the vast New Mexico sky.


The sanctuary transforms into a celestial canvas as the sun sets over Candy Kitchen. Campers at Wild Spirit’s campground are treated to a dazzling display of stars, far from the city’s hustle and bustle. And when the moon rises high, nature’s symphony takes center stage—the hauntingly beautiful howls of the wolves echoing through the night in a primal serenade of freedom.

Location: 4 Jubilee Trail Ramah, New Mexico, 87321

Timings: 11 am to 4 pm every Thursday till Sunday

Please note this area is secluded and away from any food or gas station so carry enough food, gas and water before visiting.

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Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary isn’t just a place; it’s an experience—a journey of discovery, empathy, and connection with nature’s untamed spirit. It’s where hearts learn to listen to the whispers of the wind and souls dance with the echoes of ancient howls. Join the adventure at Candy Kitchen’s sanctuary and embrace the wild spirit within.


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