Woman Rescues 'Stray Puppy' Which Turns Out to Be a Rare Wolfdog

A woman claims she rescued a "stray puppy" which turned out to be a rare wolfdog.

The owner, posting under the aptly named Raised by Wolvex, regularly shares clips and videos of her trio of mutts to her social media pages.

She has two huskies, named Suka and Xena, but it's Awilix, the wolfdog, which gets the most attention.

Her owner shared a clip to TikTok in September, where it's been viewed more than 42 million times, and can be seen here.

The clip starts off with footage of Awilix as a cute and playful pup, with the on-screen text reading: "When you rescue a stray puppy."

The video is set to a popular sound, "Boozoos Waffle Fries" by Kyle DeNigris, and when the track changes, in walks an almost full-grown Awilix.

Her eyes are glowing in the camera, much like her wild cousins. Numerous people commented on the clip, which was captioned "jk jk."

In separate clips, the owner, in an unknown location, revealed more about her unusual pet.

She claimed Awilix is roughly a year-and-a-half old, and is around 80 percent gray wolf, mixed with 10 percent German shepherd and 10 percent malamute.

"Wolfdogs are not meant for the average person. While amazing animals they require special attention, care and training," she wrote in a separate video.

While in response to various questions, she confirmed: "No wolfdogs actually make terrible guard dogs they are very skittish and would rather run away."

Revealing more about Awilix's temperament, her owner added: "She plays with all size dogs at the groomers... Wolfdog are very intelligent animals as well."

Her striking appearance has been hotly debated online, as Jenna Curtis joked: "You living with Sirius Black."

Referencing another film, this time Twilight, Noel asked: "What in the Jacob Black."

Yaj wrote: "I think your dog missed a couple updates."

"Just imagine you had a friend sleeping over and forgot to tell them about the dog and they woke up to them walking to them like that," Spider Woo commented.

Evan Richards said: "So you just brought the grimm in and didn't tell nobody."

Trout thought: "I was expecting a husky mix cause so many people mislabeled those as wolf dogs. But uh, yeah, not the case."

While TikToker added: "What forest can I grab one from."

Website Wolf.org explained a hybrid has roughly the same life span as a domesticated dog. The website said: "Wolves and dogs are interfertile, meaning they can breed and produce viable offspring. In other words, wolves can interbreed with dogs, and their offspring are capable of producing offspring themselves.

"Although hybrids can occur naturally in the wild, they are rare because the territorial nature of wolves leads them to protect their home ranges from intruding canines such as dogs, coyotes and other wolves.

"Whether or not hybrids make good pets is perhaps the biggest contention. The reality is that there is an animal with a genetic stew that includes contributions from a line of dogs that has been domesticated over the centuries compiled with a contribution of an animal that has not."

Although they added: "Every year, thousands of pet wolves or hybrids are abandoned, rescued or euthanized because people purchase an animal they were not prepared to care for."

Newsweek reached out to Raised by Wolvex for comment.

File photo of a wolf dog.
File photo of a wolf dog. A woman claims she rescued a stray puppy which turned out to be a wolfdog. m-kojot/Getty Images