What a wonderful place. These animals are so well taken care of and you can see the passion in every person's eyes who works with them. The animals respond to all the kindness they receive. I was actually fortunate to learn of them and to be able to donate. I will do so again, as they have earned a special place in my heart.
I have visited Shy wolf many times, but I'll never forget this one time when Nancy was speaking to a group of rather surly teenagers who seemed at first thoroughly uninterested in her talk. And then she began talking about having a purpose in life and how one of the wolves was depressed and listless until she was called upon to mother an abandoned pup. And then her life became purposeful and her whole demeanor changed into a happy loving wolf. Nancy talked about how everyone needs a purpose. It doesn't matter what they do, maybe they're good with electronics and can fix people's computers, or maybe they can draw and delight others with their art. But everyone needs a purpose and so she hopes they all find their purpose, too. By the end, all the teens were engaged and some with teary eyes. I know I had teary eyes and I never forgot her message.
This was an absolutely wonderful experience. The owners, staff and volunteers obviously care very much about their animals and work hard to provide a clean, safe and stimulating environment for them. The experience was very educational and gave me an even greater understanding of these beautiful creatures.
Shy Wolf Sanctuary is a magical place. The minute you enter the gate, you are greeted by the howl of the residents who are so grateful to have a place to call home where they are lovingly cared for and given the time and attention they so desperately need. Shy Wolf is run by an all-volunteer staff that pours its heart and soul into nurturing and supporting the animals physically, emotionally and spiritually. In turn, the volunteers receive pure love and gratitude and often wolf kisses and cuddles.
The sanctuary is run on donations only. Shy Wolf spares no expense when it comes to the care and treatment of animals. From the littlest squirrel that was left without a mother after a hurricane to the biggest cat who needed a home and every wolf and wolfdog in between, all animals are cared for as members of our families.
I have been a volunteer for seven years. I love animals and felt a calling to come help support the sanctuary. After receiving training and being accepted by the animals, Shy Wolf became my family. The animals mean the world to me, as do the people that I volunteer with. This place brings me such joy. There is heartbreak when we must say goodbye to a beloved family member that crosses the Rainbow Bridge, but we know that we have given that animal the best life we possibly could have while it was in our care. We are forever grateful for that opportunity.
From the moment you walk through the door at Shy Wolf Sanctuary, you know you're in a special place. Squirrels run up and down the trees and birds fly back and forth in play, but you know you've stumbled upon something amazing when you hear the welcoming howl of the wolves. There is no other sound like it. This is not a zoo. The animals have personal relationships with the owners of the facility (Nancy and Kent) and all the volunteers who spend the time to bond with them. Visitors even have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the wolves. Shy Wolf is a place where the animals are loved and respected and treated with the care that all animals deserve. I am a volunteer and can honestly say from the bottom of my heart you do not want to miss the chance to visit Shy Wolf Sanctuary! - Judy Rakocinski
Shy Wolf Sanctuary est un merveilleux tour à faire pendant votre séjour à Naples. Vous y découvrirez Cimmaron panthère de Floride, Bob Leo le lynx roux, ainsi que beaucoup d'autres animaux exotiques, et bien sûr les loups. Habillez-vous confortablement et n' oubliez pas de téléphone avant de venir.
I have been a volunteer since 2001. No one takes better care of their animals or does more to educate the community. The volunteers are dedicated and amazing in their commitment and love for the residents.
It fills my soul to volunteer at Shy Wolf Sanctuary. The peaceful and happy sounds of the wolves are so wonderful!
This is one amazing place. With over 60 rescue animals including wolves, wolfdogs, a panther, coyotes and lots of other species everyone should visit us at least once.
the very first time I visited Shy Wolf Sanctuary, I was kissed by a wolf! My sister and I went for a visit not knowing what to expect. What we found were hard working compassionate people caring for beautiful, smart, loving animals, who had been abused, neglected and ignored. The founder of the sanctuary, Nancy, was our guide that day, we were in awe of the stories and experiences that she told us about. We were seated in the area they use to let we humans react with a wolf, in walks Tien, a very large beautiful full wolf, he comes directly over to me puts both paws on my shoulder then gives me a big wet kiss! From that moment on Shy Wolf Sanctuary had me hooked. I am now a volunteer 2 days a week and I am their education/events coordinator. My life, my heart, my mind has been enriched by this great place and the wonderful volunteers!
I first visited Shy Wolf this past January with my sister. We were taken on a tour with Nancy, who has a special gift, and unending love for all animals. We sat with an artic fox, and were kissed by several wolves! We gained a whole new appreciation for the animals. We learned many facts about the wolves, including what gentle animals they really are. We heard horrible stories of abuse, but were able to see that with love, patience, kind words, some hugs and kisses, these amazing animals learn to trust again. I have since visited 3 more times, and have already booked my 4th visit. Shy Wolf is a wonderful wonderful place.
After 18 months of volunteering, I know how well Shy Wolf's creatures are taken care of. The facility is meticulously cleaned every day by a group of hardworking volunteers, led by Nancy, Sue and Deanna. An amazing place where animal interaction happens every day in a safe and education-oriented environment.
Shy Wolf is such an amazing nonprofit organization! Having relationships and interactions with the amazing animals at the sanctuary, is truly heart warming. If you haven't visited yet, do so! If you would like to volunteer with us, do so! You won't regret it. I've been volunteering for 6 months now and it's seriously one of the best things I've ever done in my entire life.
Wolves are on a much higher spiritual level..... you can feel it right when you enter the sanctuary... the energy is just different. Not to mention their abilities: we've had wolves who would detect early signs of cancer in visitors..... communicate with autistic children... and assist police with cadavar recovery missions. The volunteers here are wonderful too. Not to mention the founders...Nancy and Kent..... who have given up their home and dedicated their lives to helping animals that would otherwise be discarded. This truly is a magical place.
This place is amazing! The volunteers work extremely hard to care for the animals, and give them a life they otherwise would not have. The Sanctuary is filled with unconditional love. Everyone is so kind and so knowledgeable about each and every animal, from the tortoises to the full wolves.
Shy Wolf Sanctuary is wonderful.
I promise you, if you visit the Shy Wolf Sanctuary, you will have an experience you will never forget.
Shy wolf sanctuary is one of the best places to learn and appreciate the beauty of the wolves. Be ready to receive plenty of love and wolf kisses.
It was pure pleasure visiting the Sanctuary and actually having interaction with several of the Wolfdogs and Dingoes Lola and Kalo. Loved it so much I registered as a volunteer and drive 4 hours round trip- no better harmony anywhere
This was one of the most rewarding places we have ever visited. You learn all about the wolves, wolf dogs and other animals that have been rescued. This is a wonderful, caring sanctuary. I cannot say enough about all the volunteers that work,there. Truly an amazing place.
I visit my sister in Bonita Springs once a year. Each year she searches out interesting places for us to see together. One year it was Shy Wolf Sanctuary, and every year since then it has been Shy Wolf Sanctuary - as a volunteer. I love that my sister now volunteers there every week, and that they accept any help I can give as a volunteer when I come down to see her. The animals are treated with knowledge and respect, and they know they are loved from the time they come through the door. Funds collected go to care of the animals, all very transparent. I believe there is one part-time paid position, but the sanctuary runs on volunteers. The habitats are clean, and most important, the animals are healthy and happy! They get needed vet care and preventative care. I am impressed with the amount of time and service everyone puts into making sure these wolves and other animals are cared for in the best way possible.