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Wolfenoot: A Howling Good Time

November 15, 2023

Did you know that there’s a fun new pet holiday on the calendar? Wolfenoot is coming up on November 23rd. We know, that also happens to be Thanksgiving, so it’s probably safe to say that turkeys are going to get a lot more attention than wolves. However, Fido does deserve his turn in the spotlight. A Washington DC vet discusses Wolfenoot in this article.


Wolfenoot started back in 2018, when a sweet little boy decided he wanted to do something to celebrate and honor wolves and dogs. The child not only came up with a charming story, he also figured out exactly how to celebrate this ‘pawspicious’ occasion. The little boy’s mother got on board, and helped him create a storybook and spread the word about Wolfenoot. The pack of Wolfenati is growing stronger every year.


In case you were wondering what the Wolfenati are, well, you may very well be one of them. The official definition is that the Wolfenati are simply those who love dogs and wolves, and have been kind to them. 

How does one honor the Wolfenati? A scavenger hunt! Hide small gifts and trinkets for participants to find. Of course, Fido won’t mind joining in on the fun, either. Hide small treats for your canine buddy to sniff out. Just remember to go back after and pick up anything that was missed.


Like any other holiday, Wolfenoot has its own foods. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to work these things into typical Thanksgiving fare. Red meat is supposed to be on the menu for dinner, because that’s what wolves eat. However, turkey is close enough. For dessert, you’ll want a round cake decorated with white or yellow frosting to make it look like the moon.


As you’re winding down from the traditional Thanksgiving food coma, why not settle in with a good wolf or dog themed movie? The beautiful animated flick, Wolfwalkers, is a great option, but there are plenty of others to choose from. If you have a little one, you can also read them the Wolfenoot storybook, which can be found on the official Wolfenoot website here


The true spirit of both Thanksgiving and Wolfenoot is in kindness and gratitude. Consider doing something to help dogs and wolves, whether it’s supporting conservation efforts or perhaps donating to a shelter. Every little bit helps!

Happy Wolfenoot! Please contact us, your Washington DC pet hospital, for all your dog’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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