About Us

The Florida Lupine Association (FLA) was born of the need for an organization in Florida to represent responsible wolf and wolfdog owners. In 1997, many wolfdog owners in Florida who were also active in wolfdog rescue saw the need for such a cohesive organization. In June 1999, our efforts were rewarded, and FLA was formed. FLA is now a federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization (EIN#59-3586075).

Our Mission

FLA’s mission is to provide information and education about the wolfdog; to track legal issues as they pertain to wolfdogs; to interact and collaborate with other wolfdog and animal (rescue and non-rescue) agencies, networks, and clubs; and to advance the interests and the responsible ownership of wolfdogs.

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Amazon Smile

FLA is a registered Amazon Smile charity. For any Amazon Smile eligible purchases, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to FLA. Please click below to select FLA as your preferred Amazon Smile charity.

Our Purpose

  • FLA is not a breeder’s club. Rather, it seeks to represent responsible wolf and wolfdog owners, while also promoting education about these lupine animals.

  • Click here for the FLA Code of Ethics.

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    Our Bylaws

    • The FLA Bylaws are periodically updated and revised as deemed necessary by the FLA Board of Directors. The current version will be available here.

    • Click here for the current bylaws.

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      Our Involvement

      Since its inception, FLA has established contacts with numerous animal control and shelter agencies, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Florida Rabies Advisory Committee, and the state veterinarian’s office; we have built a database of members and supporters that we hope continues to grow; we have published a collection of educational pamphlets, flyers, and brochures that are being distributed by FLA and many animal agencies in the state of Florida; and we publish a quarterly newsletter entitled Florida Lupine News.

    • Click here for archived issues of our newsletter.

    • GuideStar

      FLA is a Gold Level participant in the GuideStar non-profit rating program. Please click below to learn more.

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Our Board

Below are the current members of the FLA Board. Click here for more information.

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  • Jody Haynes
    President/Secretary

  • Gerard Hildebrandt
    Vice President

  • Kim Miles
    Treasurer/Co-editor

  • Kat Wolfdancer
    Co-Editor

  • Samantha Tambor
    Membership Coord.

  • Holly Yager-Torres
    Fundraising Chair

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Testimonials

  • As a PROUD member of the Florida Lupine Association for years, I've seen this organization educate many, many people. My family was totally devastated in a hurricane a few years ago. FLA stepped right up and came to our aid. They sent us funds and stood by us in many ways. They were a great relief to our suffering. Thanks, FLA! We will always remember.

    Jerry Mills

  • Full Moon Farm, Inc., is a proud member of the Florida Lupine Association. Our educational programs are substantiated by the publications produced and made available by the FLA, and our mission as a rescue and sanctuary for wolfdogs has been complimented by our membership in FLA.

    Nancy Brown, President

  • Someone reported my coywolfdog, Ace, to DNR as a full coyote. DNR showed up and threatened to take him. Nancy Brown from Full Moon Farm and Kim Miles of FLA both stepped in. Kim did a wonderful pheno on behalf of FLA, proving he was a hybrid, not full anything. Nancy and the FMF team then handled DNR. Ace is still with us, and we are no longer bothered by DNR. I don't know what we would have done if not for FLA and FMF.

    Amanda Nance

  • FLA is a wonderful organization dedicated to wolfdog education and is an excellent source of information for anything wolfdog.

    Geri Emmelman

  • FLA was a large part of Nero’s and my journey together. The help, patience, and assistance as well as the valuable information on their website made raising Nero and making him a part of our life an easier task. Thank you FLA for being there to help the Mooses raise their wolfdog!

    Deanna Moose