Shifters are the canon "werewolves" found in the books (i.e., Jacob and company). They use magic found in their blood to transform into an animal shape. The Quileutes have chosen the wolf form; they are sometimes mistaken for werewolves.
Other animal forms are possible for shifter characters, but we are not accepting applications for them at this time. The characters must be from a Native tribe somewhere in the world (preferably in the US or Canada) and must have learned the same "magic" the Quileutes have learned in order to transform.