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Jude is what is surmised to be an F6 content wolfdog mix who has been rehomed numerous times in his young life due to owners believing that wolf hybrids act just like any other dog. While a wonderful companion, Jude has special needs due to his heritage.
naturepunk is a taxidermist by trade, a devoted conservationist, and an active Vulture Culture member here on Tumblr. She adopted Jude and has been making amazing progress with him in terms of training and socialization. The task now is to make their home more wolfdog friendly. Hybrids, by nature, are smart as shit and known to be independent enough to sneak out by themselves. They also have higher prey-drive than the black lab who lives across the street from you, meaning they’re more likely to hunt and kill animals they come across. In order to keep Jude safe and where he belongs, Naturepunk and co. need to update their dogrun to Jude-proof it. Please see her original post about it HERE.
The goal is currently $2,000.
And now the part you’ve been waiting for.
I’m offering up illustrations, tattoo designs, and hand-painted bandanas for those who donate. All proceeds go directly to Naturepunk and the Hey Jude! Fundraiser.
I am open to some negotiation. Please message either Return-Victorious or ChildrenofAsgard (my art blog) with questions or if you need details.
1. Crow and Sparrows $45
2. Lyrium Ghost (inspired by Dragon Age II and he glows in the dark!) $30
3. Wolf skull $40
I’m working on more designs and variations on these existing ones.
$10 - $20 - Black and White sketch with some shading.
$50 - Fully shaded.
$80 - $100 - Full color.
Please also see naturepunk's tumblr for her artwork and sweet, sweet bone goodies.
If you would rather just donate, that’s cool, too. Donations can be sent through Paypal to email@example.com.
Also check out Naturepunk’s Etsy Store!
Any questions about Jude or the enclosure itself, please contact Naturepunk herself.
THIS IS BEYOND AWESOME. Check this stuff out, followers! return-victorious is an amazing artist and a wonderful member of the Vulture Culture community. Please view her incredible creations and support if you can!
I deleted that last ask because I just realized they asked for a private response :|
Jude needs a safe and humane enclosure where he can be cozy and cared-for.
Wolfdogs are notorious escape artists, and our baby is no exception. He came to us as a Craigslist rescue, as his previous two owners were unable to provide him with the care and containment he required.
When we first brought him home, he didn’t even respond to his own name - he was distant, strong-willed, and had extreme separation anxiety.
With love and a LOT of clicker-training, we eventually taught him basic commands and altered our lives to better-suit his needs. He has blossomed into a very loving and loyal companion.
But, Jude is still a wolfdog. And wolfdogs are not normal pets. No amount of training will curb certain instinctive behaviors - escaping being one of those things. He has gotten out of several different cages catered to normal domestic dogs, and we fear that, aside from killing animals on our small homestead, he may run out to the nearby highway and get hit by a car, or worse - end up at a neighboring farm where he’ll be mistaken for a wild wolf and shot.
The solution to the problem is simple: We need to erect an enclosure fully-capable of containing Jude both securely and happily, so that he can have a long and fulfilling life with his ‘pack’.
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