27 Nov


Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education & Experience Center welcomes new wolf dog. Jena, who appears to be a timber wolf and shepherd mix wolf dog, was running loose for at least 6 weeks in Sumter county, Florida. Kim Kapes of In Harmony with Nature (IHWN) Animal Haven (Apopka, Florida) received the initial call from the county…

24 Nov

Giving Tuesday 2016

Kick off the holiday giving season with us!  There are many ways to give and support Shy Wolf Sanctuary. Make a donation to Shy Wolf Sanctuary TODAY ONLY for a chance to win a private animal encounter for you and 1 guest! SPONSOR   SHOP Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile…

4 Nov

Build a Fence for Blue

Blue loves her new family and home on 3 acres! What she needed was a more secure enclosure and our FGCU volunteers came to her rescue. Several volunteers met President Deanna Deppen at Shy Wolf Sanctuary last Saturday and caravaned to Blue’s home.  The project included moving sand, securing anti dig  chain to chain panels,…

5 Oct

SAR Canine Team Certification

Dingo Lola and Belgian Tervuren Cole pass Florida Law Enforcement Canine Association’s Basic Cadaver Certification. Congratulations to two of our volunteers for successfully challenging and passing the Florida Law Enforcement Canine Association’s (FLECA) Basic Cadaver Certification! FLECA primarily certifies law enforcement canines, but is expanding into Search and Rescue (SAR).  Lola the Dingo and her…

7 Sep

Children’s Network Art Project

Foster children experience animal encounter and create artwork for Shy Wolf Sanctuary.   Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education and Experience Center hosted foster children from the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida for a guided animal encounter and art project 9AM-1PM on August 27 and 28th, 2016. The project allowed the children to express themselves artistically by…

1 Sep

Labor of Love

We care for our animals 365 days a year. That’s Monday thru Friday, weekends, and holidays. It’s hard work providing proper food, shelter, medical care, and enrichment programs for over 60 exotic animals. Most of our animals come to us from abandoned, abused or neglected situations. It’s a true labor of love and we do…

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…

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