Hi, we are Molly and David Schulz, the founders of Walking Wild Rescue. Walking Wild Rescue began as an idea that we 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 that puts the needs of the animals before anything else. This is true in everything from where our animals live, their medical and dietary needs to the amount of time we spend with each individual animal every day. In everything we do we are ensuring that the well-being, safety, and happiness of every animal is driving our words, actions, and decisions. We founded Walking Wild to be so much more than just a rescue. Walking Wild not only saves lives through providing a home to captive bred fox and wolf dogs in need, but also saves lives through educating people on the realities of sharing your life with these animals to reduce the amount of rehomes, partnering with current wolf dog and fox families to help them provide their animal with the best life to help that animal stay with the people it knows and loves and advocating for the countless foxes and other animals trapped in the fur trade both here in the US and around the globe.
When people ask us why we founded Walking Wild, the answer is simple, Fiddle. In 2018 we moved from our home in the suburbs to a more rural area. When we made the move we started talking about turning part of our property into a wolf dog sanctuary one day. We had an amazing high content wolf dog, Maugrim, as part of our family and knew there was a need out there. In December of 2018 we rescued our first captive bred fox, Banjo. Banjo was a pet surrender that we adopted at four years old. When we brought Banjo home we fell in love with captive bred fox and started saying that one day it would be nice to not just turn part of our property into a wolf dog sanctuary, but a captive bred fox rescue as well. Then June of 2019 came, and Fiddle joined our family. Fiddle was rescued from a fur farm at just a few weeks old after being overgroomed by his mom due to the stressfulness of the fur farm environment. The idea that Fiddle, this exceptionally sweet, lovable, cuddly and easy going little fox was born to die. And not just die, but live in horrific conditions until he was killed for nothing more than vanity, that wasn't something that we were OK with. We decided we needed to do something and Walking Wild was born.
We consider it such an amazing honor and privilege to spend every day working to save lives, pouring love into the animals that call Walking Wild home and helping to inspire the world to not only love these amazing animals, but come alongside us in giving each life a voice.