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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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Worth the wait

We made reservations to visit the sanctuary months in advance but it was worth the wait even on a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara D
Naples, Florida
Amazing visit, long-awaited and worth it

After learning about Shy Wolf a few years ago, we finally made a reservation well in advance to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Florida, United States
via mobile
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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

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 2 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 1 May 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 30 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Book early this place is hard to get into but more than worth it. Fantastic place and these people are dedicated to what they do. We had a wonderful tour - wear old clothes and shoes and follow their instructions and you will have a...More

2  Thank Makintracks01
Reviewed 6 April 2017

It was fantastic The guide was friendly and knowledgeable Getting to interact with some of the animals was incredible Absolute honour to get up close to a wolf Shy wolf sanctuary do a wonderful fantastic impressive job of caring for all the animals Very impressed...More

2  Thank srdcbd5000
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Shy Wolf Sanctuary is a wonderful place, for protecting animals in need and for teaching humans about the wolves and other wildlife. Visitors will be guided by a knowledgeable volunteer and will most likely have the opportunity to pet a real, live wolf. I was...More

2  Thank Madonna C
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Nicole M
Will any of the tours provide interaction with any of the wolves or other resident animals? Is that an extra charge? Are children allowed to interact with the wolves?
27 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
I live in Scotland and would love to visit next year in 2018 around summer time. I saw the opening times 9am till 12pm but does it mean 12 in the afternoon or midnight? Thank you
27 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
I just saw your facebook site this morning...your place is amazing .........I will be visiting my daughter in Orlando in April and as soon as I know her days off I will be booking a tour !! Is there any month or time of year when its not a good time to visit.
17 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.