Re: side arm for wolf protection
You didn't say what her activity will be, or if she liked the .44 magnum. ATV, snow mobile, trail runner, bike rider, pet walker, berry picker? How much weight is she willing to add to her routine.
Rathdrum means bears and cats also, we've had both here in town. Curious as to why specifically wolves?
Noise probably works, a high capacity 9mm makes a lot of noise, and in the the better ammo definitely lethal on big dogs, cats, smaller bear, and dirt balls.
Finding/asking what she likes will be best, after going to a women's class here in Spokane where she handled many semi's, my daughter has a Ruger SP101 in .22LR, her mother in law has one in .357 she really uses and likes. It fits her hand better than especially the double stack 9's. My single stack Sig is a closer fit.
I like choices that both magnum, standard, and +P choices are available, and in a style the carrier is comfortable with over caliber.
Depending on her abilities, spray can be the best choice. An entry level device that most can use, in most conditions, with a minimum of training.
Lots of choices. Only for sure is include her from the beginning.