GPS BLOG: Wolfie Has a New Home and a New Name!

We are ecstatic to report that Wolfie’s long journey has finally come to an end at her new home in Canada. Galapagos Preservation Society (GPS) supporter found her hungry, sick and injured, tied to weeds in an empty lot on Santa Cruz Island. Volunteers untied her and cared for her with the help of Darwin Animal Doctors (DAD) and Ecuador Animal Protection (PAE) and a GPS advisory board member in Quito. She made the long trip from Ecuador to Seattle where GPS President and founder fostered her. We had many inquiries about her and she made the final journey to Canada where she has found a happy new family and a brand new name, Ruby.

“Hi, my name is Ruby! My old name was “Wolfie”, but my mom thought I was a real gem so I got a new name. I was a “gem in the rough” for a while, but now that I am in my “forever home” I am shining and happy to be alive! I was rescued by some amazing people who know that no life is disposable and I was given a second chance.

I am well traveled already but now I call North Vancouver home. I have seen so many beautiful and interesting things, smelled pine trees for the first time and even got to play in some snow in Whistler. That was fun and I can’t wait to do it again! I go on hikes, and get to snooze on a cosy bed afterwards. I sure can tell that my new mom Erica really loves me, she spoils me with the best food, lots of exercise, tasty treats and I even got a ruby red raincoat for the Vancouver rain! But most importantly she shows me how to love and I know that I will be cared for forever, no matter what. That feels really good. WOOF WOOF! I love her back lots and give her lots of kisses and like to snuggle with her. I trust her and know she will never hurt me.

I am so smart and mommy is so proud of me. I learned my new name, how to shake a paw, give a high five and sit still without wiggling in my first 3 days! Now I know that all the dogs here want to be friends with me. Everywhere I go everyone wants to meet me and give me a sniff! I have lots of friends!  
I wanted you to know that I looked pretty shabby when I was found, but I’ve turned into what mommy calls “the BEST dog in the world!”

Thank you so much Galapagos Preservation Society for not leaving me to starve to death. I hope you can help my other friends on the Island, they need good homes too! Everyone can tell I’m “special” because I look a little different from the ‘locals’ so mommy gets lots of questions. Every life is special and I hope that my story will inspire someone else to rescue an animal. Life is good now. Thank you GPS!


  1. Chris DeRose
    October 7, 2011

    I just want to commend the activists of GPS for their ground breaking work in the Galapagos. And also for the amazing story of the rescue and love for Ruby. You guys are amazing – keep up the great work!!! I support everything you guys do. Best. chris DeRos

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    October 19, 2011

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