Wasaayaa is a wolf-dog cross. She was bred and sold as a pet, in another province. After Wasaayaa's family moved to Ontario with her, they realized that she was "too wolf" to make a manageable house pet and "too dog" to live in the wild. Genetics, the circumstances surrounding her birth, and the fact that she was completely habituated to humans, left Wasaayaa caught between two worlds. Aspen Valley came to the rescue and offered to keep Wasaayaa as a permanent resident at the sanctuary. Note: In Ontario it is illegal to keep wildlife as pets, and animals born in captivity cannot be released into the wild, unless they are part of an MNRF-licensed reintroduction program.