Great that you think like that. I understand, that the idea of having an own wolf sounds great but in reality, both wolf and owner won't get happy as a wolf simply is no pet. I hope that the law in the US will change one day.
Wolves are not meant to be pets, I agree. They are meant to be wild and roam free. To be honest, I only believe that the abused sometimes needs c a p t i v i t y, but it still saddens me The White Tiger has been saddening me recently.