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The Speedwell Wolves, A Treasure Awaits

In the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country, quietly secured on 20 plus acres of natural woodland, you will find the home of the Speedwell Wolves.

For over 30 years the Darlington Family has offered refuge to Wolves who have found themselves without a place in the natural world. It has been over a hundred years since the last wild Wolf was known to exist in Pennsylvania. Originally created as a private rescue, the Wolf Sanctuary of PA has grown into an educational facility. We are devoted to assuring the most comfortable and stimulating environments for our wolves. Here at Wolf Sanctuary of PA wolves and wolf hybrids are given back their dignity.

The Wolves of Speedwell hold a unique position as Ambassadors to the wild. It has been said that “the best wolf habitat resides in the human heart.” Perhaps it is also that the best habitat for our own wildness resides in the heart of the Wolf. The Sanctuary currently provides food, shelter and veterinary care for over forty Wolves with no government or corporate assistance. Only, by your continued support and interest do the Wolves thrive.

Upcoming Events

Full Moon Tours

Our tours occur on the Saturday closest to the full moon every month, the next tour, the December 6th; Cold Moon

YULE with the Wolves. Join us by the bonfire! 

Upcoming dates are:

  • January 3rd; Wolf Moon
  • February 7th; Snow Moon
  • March 7th; Worm Moon
  • April 4th; Pink Moon
  • May 2nd; Flower Moon
  • June 6th; Strawberry Moon
  • July 4th; Buck Moon
  • August 1st; Blue Moon
  • August 29th; Sturgeon Moon
  • September 26th; Harvest Moon
  • October 24th; Hunter’s Moon
  • November 28th; Beaver Moon
  • December 26th; Cold Moon – YULE with the Wolves


What a GREAT GIFT idea!

Wolf items for Christmas and the Holidays
Very high quality wolf clothing, carvings painting and more all while helping to support the Wolf Sanctuary of PA.
Be sure to Visit our Shop for Wolf Holiday Items.


Feel the Love


For the 2nd year in a row, TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize Wolf Sanctuary of PA with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.



News and Wolf Information

Some dangerous legislation is going on in DC. The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act would endanger both the environment and the animals (including wolves) trying to live there. Some aspects of this act might encourage hunting and trapping. This could be devastating for the gray wolf and other large predators. One site you can visit to let […]

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We have received a request from noted wolf researcher Jay Mallonee to post a link to his petition to stop the unjustified killing and hunting of Montana’s wolves. There is plenty of scientific research which proves this killing is more about fear than facts. The lovely wolves of the world are so misunderstood. His scientific […]

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News of Mexican Grays  The Arizona lawmakers recently passed two laws limiting the protections for the Mexican Grays or Lobos, fortunately the governor of Arizona has vetoed these bills. As of March of 2014 there are believed to be 14 wild packs of Mexican Grays.  Throughout the country various zoos and conservation organization host a […]

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We frequently receive emails from visitors telling us about the wonderful experience they had while visiting the Wolf Sanctuary of PA. Recently we received just such a letter and some great photos and we wanted to share them with our site visitors.

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