Tag animal sanctuary
19 Aug

Small group day projects support Shy Wolf Sanctuary’s mission

When Nancy and Kent Smith rescued their first exotic animal, they planted the seed of the sanctuary’s advocacy. The support of generous sponsors and selfless volunteers helped Shy Wolf thrive to rescue many more animals in the decades since.   While donations help in securing resources, it is truly our volunteers that mobilize Shy Wolf’s […]

14 Jul

How much does it take to feed Shy Wolf’s resident animals?

27 Jun

Prevent animal anxiety during the 4th of July

15 May

Understanding your pet to get the best care

Like humans, pets have quirks – peculiar needs that are unique from others. In most cases, the difficulty in managing pets arises when we do not fully understand these peculiarities. Consequently, we get frustrated when it seems that nothing makes them happy. Sometimes, it might even lead to inadvertently harming them. This is especially true for […]

8 May

When is it important to test for an animal’s DNA and when is it not?

DNA testing has come a long way. Not only has it helped humans, but it has also revolutionized animal care and research. The DNA carries the most basic information about a certain creature, thus knowing your animal’s DNA could help you understand them better. Certain breeds exhibit known behaviors.   Domestic animals come from a […]

4 May

Coyotes as neighbors

Every spring Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center receives calls from good-hearted citizens begging us to trap and save the coyotes in their neighborhood. The callers are worried that the coyotes will be killed, but also don’t want them living next door. It’s our experience that coyotes must be left in the wild. This […]

27 Apr

Wildfires 2017

Wildfires were spreading in Naples and we thought we'd be OK. That was Thursday night 04/20/17. Friday morning, 04/21/17, CCSO deputies came to Shy Wolf Sanctuary and told us we were under mandatory evacuation. We were ordered to relocate all 60 of our exotic animals.

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 […]