Is it legal to own a wolf hybrid in Michigan?

The possession of wolf-dog hybrids is illegal in the state of Michigan, this includes the importation of these animals, except under special exceptions. Please call MDARD at 800-292-3939 for more information.

Can you have pet wolves in Michigan?

The wolf/dog hybrid act (passed summer of 2000) prohibits ownership of wolf/dog hybrids in Michigan. There is an exception provided for people who legally owned such animals prior to the passing of the act, if they adhere to “grandfather clause” requirements of the act.

What states is it legal to own a wolf hybrid?

These are Alaska, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Wyoming. Zoos, educational institutions, circuses and other organizations are often exempt, but permits are not issued to private citizens.

Can you legally own a wolf hybrid?

It is illegal to own a pure wolf in the United States; they are classified as an endangered and regulated species. While it is legal to own a 98%/2% wolf-dog federally, many states, counties, and cities are outlawing all wolves and wolf-dogs. Any wolf or wolf-dog found within these areas is immediately killed.

What exotic pets are legal in Michigan?

Now, in Michigan, the DNR says you can obtain a permit to hold animals like beavers, otters, muskrats and the like in captivity. You must meet the inspection requirements for enclosure size and required amenities. You also must obtain these animals legally.

Are servals legal in Michigan?

Owner of Caseville serval in compliance with Michigan Large Carnivore Act. But authorities say the owner of the serval — a small cheetah-like cat — appears to be in compliance with the state’s Large Carnivore Act, which bans Michigan residents from possessing large cats or bears.

What pets are illegal in Michigan?

The possession of wolf-dog hybrids, lions, tigers, cougars, cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, panthers, and bears is illegal in the state of Michigan. This includes the importation of these animals, except under special exceptions.

Can I own a fox in Michigan?

Michigan state law says wild colors of Red Fox need a permit to be owned by a private individual, other colors do not require a permit. Although state law allows for pet foxes, your county or city may ban foxes outright. Please check with your local ordinances before purchasing a fox of any color.

Can I buy a wolf hybrid?

The California Department of Fish and Game regulates what kinds of animals may or may not be kept as pets. If your dog is even 1% wolf hybrid, you must handle it like an exotic animal. However, you’re only required to apply for a permit from the Department of Fish and Game if your hybrid is 50% wolf.

Are wolf dogs aggressive?

When wild wolves and domestic dogs are bred the result is often an unpredictable and mentally conflicted wolf dog. Dogs are gregarious, aggressive, and obedient to please man.

Can I own a sloth in Michigan?

As of 2019, it was legal to own a two-toed pet sloth in Florida (with a permit), Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota (with health certificate), and Texas. Other states may allow sloths, but their state laws do not explicitly state it.