Shy Wolf Sanctuary named 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit for online reviews

(Submitted photo) Willow and Sierra are two of the wolves sheltered at the center.

(Naples, FL – September 9, 2019) – Shy Wolf Sanctuary has been named a “2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is the based on the rating and number of reviews that Shy Wolf Sanctuary received from volunteers, donors and visitors.

Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center rescues and rehabilitates un-releasable wild and captive-bred exotic animals. Additionally, the center provides educational outreach programs, therapeutic animal experiences through Healing Hearts Program, and volunteer opportunities.

Shy Wolf Sanctuary was founded in 1993, but Nancy and Kent Smith. Through the years, the Sanctuary has attracted visitors from around the world who share a deep connection to the resident animals.

“We’re so grateful for the support of our volunteers and donors that show up and give from the heart, for the animals,” said Nancy Smith, co-founder of Shy Wolf Sanctuary.

Shy Wolf Sanctuary provides education and advocacy to protect the lives of captive-bred exotic animals. If your civic or educational organization would like to learn more about our residents and interact with one of our ambassador animals, we would love to speak at your event. Please visit to request a speaker.

About Shy Wolf Sanctuary
Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center was founded in Golden Gate Estates, in 1993. In January 2001, Shy Wolf was formalized as a nonprofit organization with the goal of educating people in addition to helping more animals in need. We are county, state and federally licensed and inspected by Collier County Domestic Animal Services, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture. We are primarily volunteer run and donor supported. For more information, visit

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