Shy Wolf Sanctuary kicks off fundraising effort


NAPLES, Fla. (March 4, 2013) – Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center and Top Dog Kitchen have launched an urgent fundraising effort to develop Shy Wolf’s new home in North Belle Meade area Naples, Fla. The “Fund a Foot” campaign will pay for an eight-foot perimeter fence that must be built around the 20-acre property before Shy Wolf can move to the new educational facility. The minimum donation is $20 per foot, and the goal is to raise $70,000 by Aug. 30.

The fence is just the first step in building a larger rehabilitation center for the more than 50 resident animals calling the sanctuary home. Shy Wolf Sanctuary was forced to close their 2.5-acre Golden Gate Estates location to the public in July 2012, severely limiting the organization’s ability to raise funds.

As of March 1, “Fund a Foot” donations can by made by visiting or by visiting Top Dog Kitchen’s booths at the Shoppes at Vanderbilt Farmer’s Market and Third Street South in Naples on Saturdays, and at the Marco Island market on Wednesdays. Animalife Veterinary Center (Pine Ridge Road), Mission Hills Veterinary Center (Vanderbilt & 951) and Sabadell United Bank (The Mercato) will also be partnering to collect donations for the fencing.

About Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education & Experience Center
Shy Wolf is home to more than 50 animals including wolves, wolf dogs, Florida panthers, foxes, prairie dogs and tortoises.

Donations, sponsorships and fundraising will bring them closer to relocating to their new 20-acre facility in North Belle Meade where they can reopen to the public and continue to care for and feed the animals. Shy Wolf Sanctuary is a non-profit 501-C-3 organization.

To learn more, visit or call 239-455-1698.

About Top Dog Kitchen
Top Dog Kitchen,, is a local famers market and web-based business that freshly prepares and sells healthy baked and dehydrated treats and custom wet food for pets. The "naturally good treats” contain no added animal fat, salt, dyes, sugars, or preservatives. Owner and chief baker, Kathleen Menchero, founded the company in 2006 and is known as “Naples’ own” boutique dog and cat treat lady. She has been a Shy Wolf supporter for two years and has raised money to support their rescue efforts.

About Animalife Veterinary Center & Mission Hills Veterinary Center
Dr. Randy Eisel is Shy Wolf Sanctuary’s USDA veterinarian and has long supported Shy Wolf’s rescue efforts. Drs. Amanda Foster and Angela Butts are Associate Veterinarians who provide both preventative and emergent care to Shy Wolf’s residents.