31 Jul

Native Visions

Native Visions Gallery in Naples, FL hosted a charity event for Shy Wolf Sanctuary Friday, July 22 from 6-8 pm offering a South African wine tasting.  Lola, a trained search and rescue Dingo, and her brother Kalo,  were the featured animal ambassadors from the Sanctuary. A signed and numbered Giclee print of a wolf painting “Moonlight […]

31 Jul

Volunteer Lea Nolte

German Psychology student Lea Nolte volunteers at Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education and Experience Center during her summer vacation in the U.S. An internet search for wolves led Lea to Shy Wolf Sanctuary.  Eager to learn about the relationship between humans and wolves, Lea came for a visit in March.  She “fell in love with this […]

27 Jun

Hurricane Preparedness

It’s that time of year…hurricane season! We make every effort to keep our animals safe during a storm. From securing fencing stability wiring and trimming vines to patrolling the habitats, the safety of our residents are to priority. It is our goal to obtain at least 20 acres and build category 5 safe buildings to […]

25 Mar

Eagle Scout Builds Coyote House

William “Tyler” Jobes, from Troop 101 in Fort Myers, FL, selected Shy Wolf Sanctuary for his Eagle Scout project because of his interest in non-profit organizations and a fondness for wolves. After a planning meeting at Shy Wolf, he learned the coyotes need a new house most and what type of shelter to build. Tyler […]

19 Jan

Celebrating 15 Years

We’re Celebrating 15 Years! Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education and Experience Center, was born out of one couple’s commitment and an overwhelming need they recognized. It has grown to be so much more than ever dreamt when we started down this journey and incorporated on January 19th, 2001. Committed volunteers and dedicated supporters have enabled us to […]

6 Jan

Director’s Corner January 2016

2015 was a year of tremendous growth and we’re betting 2016 will be even better! After working diligently on building our infrastructure, including bringing on part-time staff, we are now turning our attention to improving communications with our supporters and our new partnership with the Collier County School District. Under the guidance of the CCPS Science […]

5 Jan

Julieanne & Koopa

Welcome Julieanne and Koopa! This Lemur and Kinkajou arrived at Shy Wolf Sanctuary just days before Christmas. A bonded pair, they lived together for about 8 months in a private home. Julieanne arrived first and was very sad until her Koopa joined her at our Sanctuary. Julieanne, a Madagascar Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta), is about 1 […]

9 Nov

Amazing Grace of Bear

The Amazing Grace of a Wolf Named Bear I´m about to touch a wolf for the first time. It’s 2010 and I´m with some family members and other Shy Wolf Sanctuary visitors, enclosed in a little wooden structure, feeling sort of like I´m in a crowded elevator. Our guide has told us to hide some things […]

15 Oct

Safety Training 2015

Shy Wolf Sanctuary volunteers gathered October 3rd & 4th weekend at the sanctuary for safety training, conducted by President Deanna Deppen and Senior Volunteer Sue Stefanelli. Volunteers learned: proper behavior while in an enclosure to make the animals comfortable daily habitat maintenance to clean, repair and fill holes/dens created by the animals in each enclosure medical […]

23 Sep

Giving Tuesday 2015

What is #Giving Tuesday? #GivingTuesday is a day for everyone around the world to give back. We all become philanthropists and donate generously to good causes. Charities, families, businesses, community centers,  organizations, and students come together and give! #GivingTuesday is December 1, 2015.  It’s the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Feed a […]