“Let Care & Compassion be our Legacy”


All Tours & Visits to The Llama Sanctuary have been suspended due to unexpected relocation. The Llama Safari will return & the llamas will be hungry for your love ….and carrots!

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Getting Involved

Saving Animals


Why Save Animals?

You might have noticed the huge increase in animal societies and rescue organizations.  This is a direct result of an increasing compassion that is being felt by the people of this planet.  This compassion is finding expression through such advocacies as cleaning garbage from the oceans and reducing our use of fossil fuels.  This is just the very beginning of a tidal wave of awakening that is occurring, together with a realization that we SHARE this planet with other life forms that have as much right to live as we do.  Having developed a passion for llamas and alpacas, life has directed us to provide a special home for those camelids who require assistance.

Why Make a Donation?

Not everyone is in a position to care for animals, nor perhaps have they the experience or inclination to do so.  Donating is a way of sharing the burden of cleaning up the mess of human existence and caring for those we might have harmed along the way.  The costs of running a large animal shelter are considerable and the hours required to manage all of the animals and all of the enquiries often stretch beyond the hours available.  It is a passion that rises from the soul and often demands everything one has and more.  We get down on our knees and beg for a penny here and a saving there to try and make ends meet.  And we appreciate every word of encouragement and every penny that is offered.

Take a Video Tour

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The Search for a Forever Home

It is with great sadness, The Llama Sanctuary was forced to leave the beautiful park seen in these videos.  The Sanctuary is temporarily located in Vernon, British Columbia and actively seeking parkland that the llamas can enjoy forever more.  The Sanctuary continues to serve llamas throughout Canada, but is closed to the public at the present time.

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The Visitor Experience

Meet The Residents

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What Drives Us

Our Mission

Rescue, rehabilitation, re-homing and retirement of llamas and alpacas in need.

What we do

Our Services


Situations can suddenly arise in life that pull the rug from under one’s feet.  Illness, accident and family situations are not uncommon that mean animals that were previously loved, no longer have anyone to care for them.  There is never judgement.  Give us a call.  We can help.


Age or infirmity creeps up and requires that you downsize your home, meaning your camelid companions cannot come with you.  Maybe they are elderly or you wish to ensure they receive the special care they deserve.  The Llama Sanctuary is equipped to provide for special needs.

Finding a Home

It is not possible to keep all of the llamas that come to us, but we have connections and work hard to find the most appropriate placement for the younger and healthy animals.  If you need help in finding a suitable home for your herd of llamas or alpacas, let us know.  The elderly and those animals requiring special care remain forever at The Sanctuary.

Emergency Evacuation & Respite

If you are evacuated due to forest fire, flood or other natural disaster, we may be able to assist in providing a home for your alpacas and llamas.  Other temporary care taking services can also be provided.  If we can help, we will.  Just ask.

Llama Adoption

Adopting vs Buying

Not all llamas require shearing.  The majority of the llamas that come through The Llama Sanctuary are Ccara llamas, which have a coarse guard hair covering a soft under-down.  If you are hoping to use fibre from a llama, then the ccara llama is not for you!  Also, many of these animals have not been trained or have experienced some form of abuse or neglect and require time and handling to acheive trust and respect.  If you require a well trained llama that produces beautiful fibre for spinning, we recommend that you buy from a respected fibre llama breeder.

Animal Welfare & the Law

Canada has a long way to go to reach standards of animal welfare found in other nations, but laws still apply and are improving each year.  Where natural compassion and respect are absent or lacking in an animal keeper, then the law can force the keeper to provide proper care or force them to surrender the animal.

Get Involved

If you would like to get involved and help at The Llama Sanctuary, we would love to hear from you.  Serious enquiries only.  This is not a holiday camp!

Upcoming Events

Visiting The Llama Sanctuary

Whilst The Llama Sanctuary is operating from a temporary location in Vernon, British Columbia, it is no longer open to the public.  Follow The latest news on Facebook or Instagram to find out when The Sanctuary is able to accept visitors.

Cancelled until further notice

3-Day Camelid Training Event with Marty McGee-Bennett
What an amazing experience!  Surrounded by so many llamas, so peaceful and serene.  You don’t feed them over a fence, you get right in amongst them.  I was afraid they would spit at me, but they sniffed my hair, gave me sweet kisses and gently took carrots from my 3 year old daughter’s hand.  It was not at all what I was expecting.  There were quite a few who were injured or sick and are lovingly cared for at this wonderful place.  I will be back.


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