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For the REST of their lives.

We invite you to explore our website and appreciate your support!

Our Mission

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary exists to give rescued and retired exotic animals a safe haven, to educate people and enhance their knowledge of exotic and endangered species, and to encourage responsible pet ownership.

On any given day, we care for over 100 big and small cats, bears, canines, primates, birds, reptiles and other former pets and retired performers.

Lessons Shared

We want to plant a seed of awareness that can positively impact the conservation and preservation of exotic and endangered species.
We believe that when you experience these animals' personal stories, you can become better informed about how you will share this world with animals.

Visit Us

Black Pine is a "true sanctuary," so the animals' needs always come first.

Tours of the sanctuary bring visitors, students, educators, and others up close and personal with members of our knowledgeable, friendly staff to learn about the animals and our mission.  Your experience is sure to be extraordinary and memorable!

2015 benefit calendars are here!

Get your 2015 benefit photo wall calendars now, while supplies last!  These 12-month calendars are produced in brilliant full-color and feature more than a dozen stunning photos of Black Pine animal residents.  Each month includes pre-printed reminders of all of Black Pine's special events, plus animal birthdays!  All major holidays are also pre-printed for your convenience.  Calendars can be purchased at the Wolf Den Gifts & Things at Black Pine whenever the sanctuary is open for visitation, or by appointment by calling 260-636-7383.  They may also be purchased securely online and shipped anywhere in the U.S!  To order online, click here!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!


We are celebrating the holiday season at Black Pine!  Shop the Wolf Den and give "twice" this season - to friends and family - and to the animals!  The Wolf Den will be open Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. from Nov. 23 through Dec. 21!  

Join us for Animal Enrichment Day on Saturday, Dec. 27 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. to see keepers deliver hand-crafted "prey animal" pinatas and other treats to the residents.  Don't miss out!  Get details here...

Become (or renew) a Park Pal Member!  Program fees and membership rates will increase effective January 1, 2015, so why not save and buy now?  Order securely online today!

Download our Holiday "Footprints" Newsletter & Holiday Giving Guide here!

(If you cannot download the .pdf, you can view it online here!)


Holiday Wish List

Our 2014 Holiday Wish List is now available!  Your gifts are tax deductible and will brighten the days of the animals residents and aid their keepers who provide their daily care.  

If you do any shopping at Amazon this Christmas, be sure to use this link and select "Professional Animal Retirement Center" as your charity of choice to receive a % of every purchase as a donation!

Thank you, and have a safe and happy Christmas season!


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