However you found us – whether through the Jane Velez-Mitchell livecast or some other way – we’re glad you stopped by.
This is a magical place, and we don’t just think that because we’re biased!
Wildwood Farm Sanctuary rests on 98 acres of pristine, lovingly preserved land that has been in our founder’s family since the 1930s. When our founder and president Shauna Sherick was a child, her grandparents raised cattle, pears, and hay here. Shauna spent her weekends and summers here, befriending the animals, rescuing nestlings and injured or orphaned wildlife, hiking the forest, playing in the streams, and dreaming of the future.
This is how Shauna’s dreams came true.
She lives on the land now. Her sons play in the forest and streams, just like she did. True to her love of animals and nature, she’s working as a veterinary technician at a local clinic and saving lives on her family’s land. Wildwood is home to more than 100 animals rescued from cruelty and neglect in animal agriculture. Some were seized, starving and sick, by law enforcement. Some were surrendered by people who had a change of heart – people who thought they were simply raising “Thanksgiving dinner” or a 4-H project and instead realized they were nurturing an intelligent, sentient friend who values life and wants only to enjoy that life in peace.
While rescued animals graze Wildwood’s rolling pastures or explore the shady slopes of the oak savana, newts and frogs and migratory birds thrive in the property’s wetlands. Pears and hay still grow on the property’s cultivated acreage, while lush acres of untouched forest provide home and refuge to deer, bobcats, birds, and the occasional black bear. We also partner with Portland Audubon to release rehabilitated wildlife here, letting them live out their lives, wild and free, on this land.
At Wildwood, we aspire to inspire. Please join us in our work of Protecting Nature, Promoting Compassion, and Inspiring Change.