Hi, My name is Molly Schulz and I am the founder and CEO of Walking Wild Rescue. In 2016 my husband David and I adopted our first wolf dog, Maugrim. After welcoming a high content wolf dog to our home, our love for domestic wild dogs only grew. It is true they present lots of challenges, but to us those challenges weren't bad, but rather an amazing opportunity to build an even stronger bond. In 2018 we rescued our first fox, Banjo. Banjo was surrendered by his owners at the age of three because they were no longer able to care for him. Just six months later we added Fiddle to our family, a pup that had been rescued from a fur farm at just a few weeks old.
My love for animals started long before Maugrim though, having grown up in home where caring for, loving and respecting animals was a big part of our life. I began learning about wildlife rehab, training dogs and starting my own pet sitting business before the age of 10. In high school I worked for the Columbus Zoo handling animals for guest encounter and education programs as well as volunteering for local shelters and working in veterinary medicine. After graduating college I returned to the field of veterinary medicine and eventually transitioned to the non-profit world overseeing public relations and marketing for the 14 state North Central Region of Canine Companions for Independence.
Walking Wild Rescue began as an idea my husband and I had to build a few enclosures on our property for a few animals that needed a place to be safe and accepted. However, after rescuing our second fox, Fiddle, Walking Wild changed from a few enclosures to what will be the largest fox rescue in the US and a spacious wolf dog sanctuary. Walking Wild Rescue is a one-of-a-kind rescue providing every animal indoor and outdoor space to ensure everyone is comfortable. My goal is to not only provide every animal in need with a safe, spacious and comfortable place to get a new lease on life, but to educate people about the reality of having a fox or wolf dog in your family and the sad fate of foxes that are born into the fur trade.
David and I started Walking Wild to be more than just a rescue. Fiddle, our first fur farm rescue lit the fire to start Walking Wild. At the heart of our mission is giving a voice to the voiceless foxes and other animals in the fur trade. To share their stories and help inspire change. We want everyone to see these animals and fall in love with them. Walking Wild was started out of a passion not just to rescue these amazing animals, but be advocate and show the world that fur isn't a fabric, it has a face.
We also seek to partner and come alongside current wolf dog and fox owners. To be a resource a partner and a support system for them. Owning a fox or wolf dog isn't easy and is very different than owning a dog or cat. For many people the difference between keeping their beloved family member and surrendering it is just the need for a little guidance and support. We are here to provide that whenever we can. Our top priority is the needs and well being of animal and I will do everything in our power to put that first in all situations.
I couldn't be more thrilled to spend every day working to save lives and show every animal the love and life they deserve!
We are excited to be breaking ground on our life saving oasis Thursday, June 3. Click bellow to learn how you can be part of this life sate-of-the-art facility and to learn more.