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Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center

#1 of 1 things to do in Golden Gate Features Animals
1161 27th St SW, Golden Gate, FL 34106
+1 855-749-9653
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Friday with the Wolves

My wife booked the trip to Shy Wolf Sanctuary back in early December of 2016 , she was trying to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steven A
Clearwater, United States
Something worth seeing

Small groups give you the possibility of interacting with some of the animals. You can really see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Albany, GA
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Shy Wolf Sanctuary is located on a private residence and is not open to the public. Reservations are required. Please visit our website to make a reservation. Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education and Experience Center, Inc. is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization in Naples, FL which provides a life-long home to over 60 rescued exotic animals, with most of them coming from abused, abandoned, or neglected situations. Our Healing Hearts program partners with area organizations for foster care and shelter adults and children. Through an educational experience with our animals, who have had similar life experiences, the animals teach us we can all heal if we forgive, trust and love. From the Heart ~ For the Animals
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1161 27th St SW, Golden Gate, FL 34106
+1 855-749-9653
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife booked the trip to Shy Wolf Sanctuary back in early December of 2016 , she was trying to find something fun and different for my birthday weekend , so June 30th was the first opening since then that we could book ( they...More

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small groups give you the possibility of interacting with some of the animals. You can really see how much the staff and volunteers love and care for these animals like family.

Thank Tom1224
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a unique and wonderful sanctuay and a great experience to visit. The wolves are very well taken care of and this visit will certainly change your view on this beautiful animal.

Thank Inasue
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We made reservations to visit the sanctuary months in advance but it was worth the wait even on a rainy day. The guide took us to see the animal enclosures telling us about each animal's story, their health and how they came to the sanctuary....More

1  Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

After learning about Shy Wolf a few years ago, we finally made a reservation well in advance to plan a trip around the visit. We love wolves and any organization that cares for rescued animals. What Shy Wolf does within their 2 acres is amazing....More

1  Thank akatsiv
Reviewed 29 May 2017

What an incredible experience! Shy Wolf Sanctuary is such a spectacular organization doing a world of good for animals in great need. The care that the wolves, wolfdogs, coyotes, foxes, and others receive is top notch and very special. These animals are truly loved by...More

1  Thank natalieparker88
Reviewed 1 May 2017

What a great experience. You can really see how dedicated everyone involved were to the cause. The tour was very informative. The enclosure were very clean and a good size. We found the stories behind how each wolf wolf cross came to the sanctuary to...More

2  Thank lorrievanni
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Went on a tour of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary one week after all the animals were evacuated due to a very close brush fire. The facility is very well kept, super clean,and the animals all looked well-fed. We saw several wolves, coyotes, many hybrids, and...More

2  Thank naplesjudi
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Theresa Schultz was absolutely amazing. She navigated us through the process. The tour was very educational and fun for all ages. All we wish for is that more people knew the importance of rescuing these wild animals that people try to use...More

1  Thank aa9350
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

If you come here with the understanding that it is not a zoo and you love to see well cared for and respected animals, you will come away from this experience deeply satisfied. Amazing group of dedicated volunteers who put the well being of the...More

2  Thank Leigh424
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Nicole M
26 May 2017|
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Response from Leigh424 | Reviewed this property |
You definitely get to interact with wolves! We interacted with two wolves - depends on how the wolves are paired up. Also, can interact with other animals depending on what animals are there and their dispositions- a very... More
Becca R
26 February 2017|
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Response from NYjustus2 | Reviewed this property |
Afternoon. You must make a reservation before you go. I hope you love it as much as we did.
Joann B
16 February 2017|
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Response from J B | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need reservations, and I want to point out that it is nowhere near Orlando. It is in Naples, FL, which is quite a trip from Orlando.