Tag Shy Wolf Sanctuary
5 Jun

Shy Wolf Sanctuary reaches new milestone in property expansion plans

(Naples, FL – June 5, 2020) — Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center along with community partner, Crown Management Services, has executed a contract for the purchase of 17+/- acres of land on the Northside of Golden Gate Boulevard West, between 1st ST NW and 3rd ST NW.   The land is part of…

27 Apr

Naples Daily News: Coronavirus Impacting Animals

The animals are lonely, but local attractions are surviving during coronavirus — for now Charles Runnells   “We did take a hit,” says Deanna Deppen, executive director of Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples. “We do a lot of educational programming. … (And) we had to cancel everything.”   Download a PDF of the story here.

23 Apr

Florida Weekly: Wolfie Rescued from the woods of Central Florida

“Wolfie” rescued from the woods of Central Florida April 23, 2020   Working closely with a network of rescuers and supporters, Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center rescued a feral wolfdog near Eustis in Central Florida.   Uncounted sightings of the wolfdog occurred over the last five years, but he evaded all efforts at…

15 Apr

Lifestyles After 50 – Shy Wolf Sanctuary

Shy Wolf Sanctuary By Faye Roland Some people bring home stray cats and dogs, but almost 30 years ago, Nancy Smith brought home a black leopard. Moondance, the young 3-legged leopard, became the first inhabitant of what is known as Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Collier County. Tucked back on a dead-end road in Golden Gate…

10 Apr

A Visit to the Shy Wolf Sanctuary

By Shirley Woolaway Coastal Breeze News   We could hear the wolves howling as we arrived at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary, parking off the highway on a grassy area. The sound only increased my anticipation, as I’d been curious to see them for several years. Every time family members from the north would visit, I’d…

6 Apr

Healing hearts and minds through rescue, sanctuary and education

16 Nov



2 Sep

Is Owning a Wolfdog the Right Choice for You?

Deanna Deppen, Executive Director at Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center was just featured in an Editorial about people owning their own wolfdog. The consequences for owning a wolfdog is usually the ending of the wolfdog’s life since they are a mix of captive-bred wolves with domesticated Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies or German Shepherds.…

12 Jul

Shy Wolf Hosting “Wolfstock”

Shy Wolf Sanctuary has been busy getting plans underway for it’s inaugural Wolfstock Event.  November 16th, Wolfstock will be taking over Riverside Park in Bonita Springs.   From 4-8pm there will be live music by the Ben Allen Band and opening act, Justin Ross.  Over 25 SWFL Breweries and Food trucks will be onsite to…

10 Jun

Come to Shy Wolf’s Movie Premier