Wolves in Cambridge

by M & J
(Cambridge, Ontario, Canada)

I live in Cambridge, Ontario, we have 86 acres on Roseville Road. We have seen a pair of Wolves on our property.


Yes, they ARE wolves, bigger than Coyotes, different in colour and moving with their tails out or up, NOT down between the legs like Coyotes.

Wolves for sure!

Our golden retrieve was killed, his collar ripped off, his nose/muzzle broken where one Wolf held him down and suffocated him while the other disemboweled him. The dog was found about 100 meters from the house.

Wolves typically hold their prey down by the muzzle and suffocate it.... this was Wolves, NOT Coyotes, the footprints were that of Wolves.

I have now invested in a pair of Slovensky Cuvac males to take care of the other pets on my farm.

I don't want to kill the Wolves but I won't have them killing my pets either!

Slovensky Cuvac dogs are considered "green" because they will first attempt to herd the threat away and only as a last resort will they attack and kill.

I think Wolves are beautiful creatures, I would never harm one, but this incident with the golden retriever has me pretty riled up, to say the least, and I want them to stay the hell away from my house!

The Wolves can have the rest of the property and I will not interfere, come onto the invisible fencing that my Cuvacs stand behind and they are on their own!

Thank you for writing to tell us about the Wolves in your area - I am so sorry about your Golden Retriever, and I'm glad you have got new Slovenský čuvač to protect your animals

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Oct 31, 2017
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Wolves in Cambridge
by: Deron

I was driving home from Guelph around midnight in September on Township Road #1, which is just inside the Wellington County and Waterloo County border and just North of Cambridge, when I saw a Grey Wolf alongside the road on top of a slight incline. I slowed and swerved and hit my high beams to be sure - and yes, it was definitely a Wolf. It looked at me for a few seconds before turning and running off. I hope I never have to stop and change a flat out there at night. Still, I don't know if we should be overly concerned as I understand healthy Wolves almost never bother humans, but I do worry about a little child being alone in the back yard in that area? (Wolves don't care about property lines.) Does anybody know if others have seen Wolves out that way?

Oct 02, 2017
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Wolves in Cambridge
by: Anonymous

Yes. I live in East Galt. I hear them most of the time coming from the Cheese Factory Rd / Meyers Rd area especially in the winter. A few years ago we passed one coming back from Ayr on Sprague Road, Cambridge. It looked like it was hunting or luring pet dogs to chase it into a trap where others may have been waiting for it. Same tactic seen up in Thunder Bay where my folks live.
FYI, we have also been witness to Coyotes right in town and we have heard them, however, they have a definite distinct sound separate from the Wolves that I have heard.

May 29, 2017
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3am?
by: Anonymous

I live in Meyers Road area in Cambridge, Ontario. Did anyone else hear Wolves howling in the middle of the night last night? Heard dogs yelping too, very unusual.

Oct 03, 2016
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Wolves
by: Becky

Yes, we have Wolves out here - saw one a few years ago when I took my dog for a walk. I have not been going on any hikes lately since my dog passed away, but we sure can hear them out here howling, and it sounds like their pack is growing. It's not the cackles you would hear from a Coyote, it's a Wolf call.

Aug 21, 2014
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Almost encountered one
by: Anonymous

I agree there are definitely Wolves wandering around Cambridge, I saw one last night wandering around.

Jul 20, 2012
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Yes You're Right!
by: Crystal

I was outside yesterday July 19 2012 on my balcony
in Cambridge, Ontario, with my cat.

I have seen Wolves at Springwater Provincial Park up in Barrie, so I know for sure this was a Wolf.

Anyone else might have passed him off as a stray wild dog, but he definitely was a Wolf, without a doubt!

I was very shocked, I did not think Cambridge had wolves as I have only seen them up north. The ones I seen were in captivity.

This was a wolf looking very hungry, and I'm glad I was out with my cat because he was looking at him like supper.

I love wolves however, I was fascinated seeing one and he darted off real skittish around the back woods.

I spoke with a man walking his dog and he said there is a huge forested area behind us with Coyotes so he wouldn't be surprised.

This definitely was not a Coyote!

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