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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!

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!  

Witness several of the animal residents as they enjoy a Thanksgiving feast on Sunday, November 30th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. during Black Pine's Turkey Day!  

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!

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!


Now Booking Private Tours

Private ToursWe are now booking appointments for Private Tours for ages 10 and up.   Private tours offer the opportunity to see the animals during the "off-season".  Private Tours will be available by appointment, weather and staff levels permitting, now until the 2015 season begins on May 2.  More information...

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