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The Speedwell Wolves, A Treasure Awaits

In the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country, quietly secured on 80 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, 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 dogs 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.


The only way to see the wolves is by a guided tour.

Tour Information

*NOTE: We are now in our Fall/Winter hours. The tour on Saturday and Sunday will start promptly at 12PM. Gates will open for admission around 11:30AM and will close again at 12PM once the tour begins.

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Full Moon Tours

Remaining Dates for 2018:

  • November 24 – Beaver Moon
  • December 22 – Cold Moon

Dates for 2019:

  • January 19 – Wolf Moon
  • February 16 – Snow Moon
  • March 23 – Worm Moon
  • April 20 – Pink Moon
  • May 18 – Flower Moon
  • June 15 – Strawberry Moon
  • July 13 – Buck Moon
  • August 17 – Sturgeon Moon
  • September 14 – Corn Moon
  • October 12 – Hunter’s Moon
  • November 9 – Beaver Moon
  • December 14 – Cold Moon

Wolf Sanctuary Calendar

Order our beautiful 2019 Calendar featuring the Wolves of Speedwell!

As with all of our merchandise sales, a portion of the proceeds help support the wolves. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

International shipping is not available for online purchases, please contact our office for international orders.




Rated no.1 outdoor activity in Lititz by Travel Advisor



Donations are vital to the sanctuary and every donation helps us secure the health of our wolves and save the lives of those yet to come under our care.

We maintain the well-being of the Wolves only through your generous support. Many of those working to secure the safety and health of our Wolves are volunteers.

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You can help make a difference for our wolves and their environment.

Contributions for Wolf Sanctuary of PA’s Adopt a Wolf symbolic adoption is $45 and helps the Sanctuary to preserve grounds and protect its animals. Adopt a Wolf for yourself or order an Adopt a Wolf as a gift.

Adopt a Wolf


Wolf Sanctuary of PA is a non profit 501c3. We maintain the well-being of the Wolves only through your generous support.

Become a member today and pledge your annual support to a worthy cause!

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Consider spending your nights with our neighbors at Speedwell Forge Bed and Breakfast

Three beautiful rooms and three stunning private cottages

The White House

The Whyte House

The Summer Kitchen

The Summer Kitchen

Paymasters Office

The Paymasters

Kathryn's Room

Kathryn’s Room

Boy's Room

The Boy’s Room

Bills Room

Bills Room

Total relaxation, excellent food and a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor.

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