Can Coyotes Be Domesticated?

Is it safe to have a coyote as a pet?

Pet coyotes are rare outside of zoological facilities and individuals with licenses to hold them (often for ‘educational’ purposes) but owners do exist. They are not as commonly bred and sold like wolves and wolfdogs because they are regulated as native wildlife, making them illegal in most, or all states.

Can you befriend a coyote?

What should people do if they encounter a coyote? Coyotes are wary of humans—humans are bigger than they are—and will not approach us unless they have been trained to do so through food-conditioning. So please do not feed or befriend a coyote ! Give them the cold shoulder by practicing complete avoidance.

Can coyotes mate with dogs?

Coyotes are attracted to and can mate with unsprayed or unneutered domestic dogs. Unspayed female dogs in season can attract male coyotes.

Has anyone ever had a pet coyote?

Wiley has been a treasured member of the family since being rescued by Hailey’s dad, Rick, three years ago. Today he’s thought to be just one of two coyotes in the US that have become domesticated after being born in the wild.