We heal hearts and minds through Rescue, Sanctuary, and Education.


Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center rescues captive-bred exotic and un-releasable wild animals. We then provide a permanent home for those needing sanctuary, while adopting out animals screened as pet-quality. The animals we rescue have been abandoned, neglected, and abused. They have stories to share of survival, thriving, learning to trust again, and the healing power of unconditional love.  We share their stories in a variety of ways through community presentations, on-site visits, and partnering with nonprofit organizations helping people in our Healing Hearts program.


We work year round to educate the public about the importance of protecting these animals and peacefully co-existing with wildlife. Our Healing Hearts program takes it one step further by sharing our residents’ stories of “rags to riches” with children and others who have experienced neglect, abandonment or abuse and giving the humans interacting with them hope for the future and what it holds.


Shy Wolf Sanctuary provides a permanent home to over 60 exotic residents and sometimes as many as 70 animals. The wolves and other resident animals are housed on a 2.5 acre property in Naples (FL) and are supported by over 80 active volunteers. Captive-bred exotic animals such as wolfdogs are generally considered unadoptable by domestic animal services and have nowhere else to go. Shy Wolf Sanctuary is literally their last hope.


Every year Shy Wolf networks with other rescuers across the country to assist in saving animals with nowhere to go. Those animals evaluated as “pet quality” will be put up for adoption with the new owners going through a rigorous application and screening process including a home check. Animals that are not adoptable as pets are placed in sanctuary and rescue whenever possible. Unfortunately the need is greater than the availability and we need YOUR help to build a bigger facility and save more animals.