Registered Charity No.: 42652489RR0001

To be a centre of excellence promoting the greater emotional strength and mental health of children, youth and their families through programs that provide a direct and holistic experience of our interconnectedness with all life.

Wishing Well Sanctuary is a Federally registered charitable organization.  We need your donations to assist us in feeding and caring for the animals at the Sanctuary.  Your funds will help us provide programs to youth and their families who otherwise could not afford to attend.

Copyright 2014 Wishing Well Sanctuary. All Rights Reserved.

Stay tuned for news about Summer Camps!!! Email now if interested.

Wishing Well Sanctuary partners with Animal Hero Kids

Founded in the United States by Humane Educator, Susan Hargreaves, Animal Hero Kids describes their mission as: Fostering empathy and kindness in children and youth by encouraging and recognizing compassionate and courageous acts that help all species of animals; and offering complimentary, interactive, humane education programs highlighting stories of the rescue and aid of animals

Wishing Well Sanctuary is pleased to align ourselves with Animal Hero Kids as they expand into Canada.   Animal Hero Kids Canada had its first ever meeting at Wishing Well on Saturday October 18, 2014.   There were many in attendance,adults and their children, with everyone wanting to assist the youth in becoming more empowered to make a positive difference in the lives of animals.

The youth came up with some wonderful ideas of how to deal with a number of issues, the first being cosmetic and product testing.  The enthusiasm and commitment were palpable and we have high hopes for Animal Hero Kids Canada. We know that there are thousands of animal hero kids 'out there' right now  Join us so that we can help each other make a BIG difference in this precious world!  For more information about Animal Hero Kids, please visit their website at


Chokeules films music video starring Wishing Well Sanctuary's very own animal family.  Check it out! Yo!

Sanctuary Tours

Next Tour:  Sun April 12, 2015  @ 12:30 p.m.

Sanctuary Tours Sanctuary tours are held on the last Saturday of every month and the second Sunday of each month from March through November and offer a great opportunity to interact with the Wishing Well family.

You'll learn more about each animal, hear how they came to live at Wishing Well and be able to enjoy the peaceful, picturesque Sanctuary surroundings. Tours begin at 12:30pm. The cost is $10 per person or $35 per family (cash only). Please email us or call ahead (905-775-9179) to let us know how many people are coming.

We look forward to meeting you. Visitors frequently tell us that they find the time spent with the Sanctuary's furry sages to be a healing, relaxing experience and the Wishing Well family loves interacting with their fans!

Please do not bring companion animals to the Sanctuary.

Wishing Well Sanctuary is always looking for volunteers.  If interested, please complete and submit a volunteer application.

For more information or to confirm your attendance, please email us at

"Animal Hero Kids Rock! It doesn't matter how young or old you are the good news is we can all help animals in need" - Sir Paul McCartney

Breakfast Television at Wishing Well Sanctuary

Check out this video on "Wishing Well Sanctuary" in Bradford, Ontario. Prepared for Marketing and PR class at Georgian College by Raney Jansma. 

"Build a Wish"

Another way to help the Sanctuary is to make a one time donation for a specific project or to donate supplies.

We currently need the following:

"Buy a bale" of Hay : $80 per bale

"Fund a fence" : $25 per metre; for a $50 donation we would be delighted to post a plaque honouring you or a loved one.

"Share the shavings" : $10 per bag for pine shavings for Daisy and the ducklings

Good quality fresh fruit and vegetables

Cat litter, cat food (dry and wet pate)

Rags and towels

Gift cards from Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Home Hardware, etc.

Bursaries ($100 min.) which will enable us to invite students who might not otherwise be able to attend our humane education programs

Transport trailer (e.g. horse trailer)


Material for new shelters

We have so many great ideas and projects on the go, we need YOU!

Meet Meadow

Wishing Well Sanctuary welcomes home our newest family member, Meadow. Six month old Meadow was moments from the kill floor. But was generously spared by Newmarket Meat Packers. Now he is at his forever home and will be loved by all.

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to provide Meadow with the life he so richly deserves.  Please see more of his story by following these links:


Now Toronto - Meadow

Toronto Star - Meadow

Watch Meadow's Media Appearance

Registration for Wishing Well Summer Day Camps for kids, ages 7 to 12, is now open.   Camp dates are as follows:

July 13 to 17, 2015

August 17 to 21 2015

Please download a camp package, complete, and submit by mail to the Sanctuary.


$300 per child, $250 for second child in same family

A $100 deposit is required at time of registration.  Please make  payment by cheque when submitting the camp package.

Limited space is available so please reserve early.  We look forward to sharing our Sanctuary with your children. If you have any questions, please email us at

Summer Camp - Registration Open