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Shadowland Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children of all ages about wolves and their contribution to the environment. Our pack of ten Alaskan Timber wolves serve as ambassadors for the endangered Gray, Red and Mexican Gray wolves in the wild.

 ​​Serving the greater Los Angeles area ​​since 1978​

Paul Pondella, Founder, has been rescuing wild animals and bringing them to safety his entire life. A dyslexic and troubled child, his education came from his innate connection to animals and nature. This gave him a sense of purpose that ultimately saved his future.

In 1978, at the age of 18, taking a judge’s advice to get his act together, Paul put his love of the outdoors to work and started mowing lawns, trimming trees...starting the most prestigious tree maintenance company in Los Angeles, Tree King Tree Service.

He became certified in CPR and First-Aid for animals, and assisted the SPCA in rescuing wild animals; in particular, wolves. After adopting Shadow and then Alaska, Paul started training them with the best wild animal trainer in the motion picture industry to prepare them for programs working with children. Shortly after meeting Colette, and inspired by Shadow, Paul’s lifelong dream was initiated...Shadowland Foundation.  

Only Shadowland Foundation offers a once-in-a-lifetime-experience for individuals, families, school groups, youth organizations, corporations, social clubs, etc. to  meet and play with our pack of ten Alaskan Timber Wolves in California.

To find out how you can meet the Shadowland Wolf pack up close and personal please visit our website www.shadowlandfoundation.org

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