In harmony has such a calm and welcoming environment and you can tell by how happy the animals are by the way they welcome you into their pack. It's not your normal animal sanctuary it's one that takes care of animals with special and specific needs. From blindness to wolfdogs that need a different kind of care from normal dogs. Its a lot of hard work taking care of the animals their pens and the land but so worth it when you make the special connection with all the animals. Especially when they give you a thank you with a very big and very wet kiss across your whole face.
Over the past few months I have had the privilege of volunteering at In Harmony With Nature Animal Haven. Kim (the director) and all of the other volunteers including myself have such a deep love and compassion for all of the animals there. This love and compassion translates into all the work that is done there. Kim's dedication to this sanctuary was demonstrated remarkably during Hurricane Irma. She was out at all hours of the night making sure all of the animals were safe. If any non profit deserves a spot on this list it is In Harmony With Nature.
When we start looking to adopt a new pet, we look and research a lot of places. In Harmony with Nature animal haven was the only one that we found that truly put the wellbeing of the animals above everything. In the couple times we went to to meet and interact with our prospect pets, the place was always peaceful and all the animals ( no mather the species ) were happy , relax and well taken care off. We end adopting two wonderful dogs that had become part of our family.
IHWN is a haven in Metro Orlando. They are stewards of not only wolves, but also a variety of other animals in need. There are so many kind hearts that work tirelessly to ensure their safety and comfort. Although dependent on donations for continued success, the most abundant and obvious supply on hand is the love that is freely given and shared by all who step through the gate and witness the chorus of howling wolves welcoming you to IHWN. May they experience abundance for many years to come.
We adopted our dog Jake Blue Eye from In Harmony with Nature and could not have asked for a more supportive and positive adoption experience. They gave us time to get to know Jake and see if he would be a good fit with our dog and our home. They worked with us for over a month on behavior and possible health issues with Jake. They also included us on events so we could get to know their organization better. It is very clear that their primary concern is for the animals they place and they want to make sure that they end up in a forever home with the best possible outcome.
As for Jake, he has been such a wonderful addition to our family. We could not have asked for a better experience adopting a senior pet. We are so thankful for IHWN and the joy they have given us!
I've been with this unique and wonderful rescue since 2010! As one of the adoption coordinator's I've had the honor to witness the joy of bringing a dog or cat to their forever home, and witness that dog or cat become a member of their new family, and to bring them love and joy!❤️ We've found homes for hundreds of homeless animals, and given sanctuary to surrendered wolfdogs as well.
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I began volunteering at In Harmony With Nature after meeting Kim Kapes when she trained my dog. I had been looking for an animal no-kill shelter I could support and volunteer at for some time. After reading Kim's book, and observing her work with my dog, I decided her organization was the one for me.
I remember thinking the first time I was there how happy and well cared for all the animals were, and how much work it took every day to care for them! I was a little overwhelmed, but with help from Kim, and the other volunteers, I felt I could handle anything. Everyone there does share a wonderful bond. We all love the animals, and work hard to keep them happy and safe, and to find them forever homes. When one of our wonderful furry friends finds a home, it is such an incredible feeling. Those are the best days for me.
I feel very fortunate to be part of In Harmony With Nature.
I have been volunteering at In Harmony with Nature for about a year. During that time, I have learned a lot about wolves.
Kim, director, has shown me how to respect the lives of all animals. She has shared her love of animals with us.
I have been a volunteer at In Harmony With Nature Animal Haven for over 3 years. At first I was just taking care of our cats - of which there are quite a few. Presently I am also the Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator. Further on I realized there was so much more to be done on a daily basis with all of our wolves, wolf dogs and other animals at the "Sanctuary" as we refer to it. We are a closed facility - not open to the public. The need for donations is crucial to our continued help and safe and secure facility. Please check out our website to see the great work done at In Harmony With Nature Animal Haven.
I have been a volunteer at In Harmony With Nature for over two years. I primarily work with our cats feeding and keeping their habitat clean. I have also interacted with some of our wolf dog hybrids I am also involved/help when we participate at events. I find volunteering at this sanctuary as we fondly call it very rewarding. I have a great respect for the work our director Kim Kapes has accomplished here and hope she and we can continue this much needed help to our four legged family
I have been volunteering at IHWN for seven years now. The director is committed to the well being of each animal and has devoted her Life to caring for them. The volunteers work hard to keep a clean and safe environment for all the animals: wolf hybrids, dogs, cats, pigs and even sulcata tortoises! The two acre property is under a canopy of oaks that provides a beautiful peaceful sanctuary for the animals. We have helped adopt over 500 animals since we started and over 50 northern breed types in the last five years . Not bad for a small sanctuary!
IHWN is a peaceful home for dogs, cats, tortoises and wolf/dogs! I have volunteered at IHWN for 6 years and the amount of time, work and caring that goes into this animal community never ceases to amaze me. From the director down to the newest volunteer , everyone cares about the welfare of the animals. We do not all have the same abilities and skills, but we give the time we can to care for these animals. In today's world, many things become "throw aways"....including animals. At IHWN the animals know they are loved and wanted. I'm happy to be a small part of this organization.
I really enjoy helping out once a Week with cats , dogs and wolf dogs ! I love creating g bonds with certain animals and I so enjoy when they get adopted and find a forever home that they deserve .
I adopted my first dog from here and they were so nice and patient with guiding me in the right directions on how to raise a puppy. They were always available to text/email with any questions I had. They even helped pay her vet Bills after she got sick and I couldn't afford it all myself. This is a wonderful placd filled with great people to always there for you!
I have been truly blessed to be a part of the wonderful place called In Harmony. Our sanctuary is a place that takes in and cares for all sorts of animals from wolf dogs, domestic dogs, cats, birds, tortoises and even pigs. Please visit our page to see what our animals and people are doing. Thanks
I first met Kim Kapes and IHWN when I was looking to adopt a wolf dog since mine had passed away. I decided that this was the place I wanted to volunteer at and spent my first day not only training but falling in love with the animals and the natural surroundings of the facility. IHWN is not your "normal" reasue but a safe and natural haven for all animals who come to us .
My first day I saw this beautiful his key that Kim has rescued after someone abandoned him on the street. I fell in love at first sight and so Jaxx became my boy. Three weeks later I adopted another beauty, Jewel. Once you come to see our facility and get to meet Kim and all of the other great volunteers you understand not only the commitment but the love we all have for the animals
We not only have wolf dogs but domestic dogs, cats, tortoises, pigs and even a chicken. A true haven for all those we can adopt we do but others who are not adopted have a forever home
Kim's vision as is all the volunteers is one of a safe haven for all and that is why we are looking for funding to keep this unique facility open so that we can not only provide homes for theses wonderful animals, you only have to look into their eyes to see truly great souls, but to also provide a place where we can teach others to love animals and nature like we do.
I am proud to be a part of IHWN and proud to call Kim my friend
I came across IHWN when I decided to adopt a new 4 leg furchild. I watch and followed IHWN for over a year before I came across Nokie.
When I meet Nokie for the first time, we hit it off from the start. This is a one of a kind pooch. She is nothing but a big bundle of mushy love. It has taken a while for her to fit in, but all is finely coming togather with my other 2 furchildren.
IHWN works and takes on the animals that no one seems to not want. Nokie came to IHWN with her sister Sokie, that is still looking for her for ever home and will not give up until she finds her forever home.
This rescue has huge hearts and saved Dozer from a bad situation. They provided him a wonderful foster home which got him all healed up. He is such a great dog and loves everything and everyone. We appreciate everything that In Harmony does for so many animals in need!!
Big Boy showed up at a local shelter I volunteered at.... he was quickly labeled as a "wolf", although he is a Malamute/Shepherd mix. Being labeled a wolf is a quick trip to the back room at that shelter, they would only allow a "wolf" rescue to save him... and there was no local wolf rescue. In Harmony With Nature quickly stepped up and saved his life. I've visited with them numerous times, they are so caring about the animals, and the people who volunteer. Visiting with them is always a positive learning experience.
IHWN is such a wonderful rescue. They stepped up and rescued by Big Boy because he was deemed a "wolf" by my local animal shelter and the local animal shelter will not adopt any "wolf". In fact, they will only allow a wolf rescue to pull a dog they label as "wolf". It's heartbreaking to think my amazing non-wolf malamute mix might have been killed if it weren't for IHWN. He's the best goofy fun loving dog I've ever had and my life is better because of him. I've spent time at IHWN and they care about their animals and making a difference in helping people understand the wolf and wolf-dogs.
Review from Guidestar
I have been volunteering at IHWN twice a week for 6 months and it is a breath of fresh air. The animals are so loved and well cared for and are, as a result, extremely content with their living situations and are good with people. They are so much fun to work with because most of them (all of the animals, including wolves, dogs, cats, and even the chicken) are so open to human interaction. I believe this is because of the powerfully positive energy within the rescue. I am honored to have found this organization and to call myself a part of it!
Such an amazing organization supporting such an amazing cause. Every single volunteer here has the best intentions for the animals. Kim Kapes is a very amazing and inspiring individual and very professional. The animals have all their basic needs taken care of and most of all they receive tons of love each and every day. It's really astonishing to see the kind of work they do at IHWN.
We had a good time visiting here. I was really happy with the educational component. We definitely felt more connected!
We have known Kim Kapes now for approx 6 months and have been so very impressed with her knowledge and expertise of the wolves and wolfdogs she rescues. What an amazing endeavor to run a large rescue as she does. Kim has such a deep intuitive ability to tap into the nature of the dog which gives her the ability to meet their specific needs. What a blessing it is to have this organization in our city.