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What's happening in The Llama Sanctuary


Llama Sanctuary News

The Inky Tribe Rescue

Eight llamas were reported to be roaming wild in the Southern Okanagan.  Some people loved them, others did not.  At least one was causing a nuisance near some horses.  After several of the llamas were killed, The Llama Sanctuary received permission to catch the rest.  Four handsome males were safely rescued and brought to The Sanctuary.  They will be looking for a new home, but will require someone who has the time and energy to assist with training before they leave.

CATS2 Cat Sanctuary & Lounge OPEN

The CATS2 Cat Sanctuary and Kitty Kat Lounge received the first resident yesterday.  Mallory was caught during a large cat colony TNR program (Trap-Neuter-Release).  It was very clear that Mallory was not a feral cat, but a very friendly and domesticated cat who found himself living wild.  He’s ready for some cat cuddles from visitors to The Llama Sanctuary!

An Alpaca Love Affair

An alpaca love affair blossomed at The Llama Sanctuary and touched so many hearts it reached the mainstream news!  Read the story and prepare to have the ‘cockles of your heart’ warmed!

Funding Urgently Required

The massive project of rebuilding The Llama Sanctuary has been non-stop since The Sanctuary moved to it’s new location at The Recline Ridge Ecopark in Tappen, BC just one year ago.  Funds have dried up however, and important projects, like hay storage and weather protection for the intensive care unit, have been put on hold.  An estimated $22,000 is required to complete these two projects, but with many more projects yet to be completed this year.  Please consider becoming a regular supporter!

Mackie Tribe Rescue

Ten llamas and alpacas were among the many animals collected by The Llama Sanctuary in March, as part of the response to a hardship case.  Six intact males and 4 females living together have made for some wild and dangerous herd dynamics and the male alpacas require much training before they are considered safe for visitor interaction.  This is also a HUGE vet bill.


Building the new Llama Intensive Care Unit


Funds are urgently required to rebuild The Llama Sanctuary
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Thank You for Saving The Llama Sanctuary

In 2022 The Llama Sanctuary was forced to leave the beautiful park seen in the videos below.  The entire Llama Sanctuary, including more than 40 resident llamas and alpacas relocated 3 times in the space of 9 months!  A new and long-term home has been found at the Recline Ridge Ecopark in Tappen, British Columbia.  In the last 10 months we have erected more than 2500′ of new fencing, constructed 11 buildings covering 4600 sq ft and rescued 24 llamas and alpacas! 

We still have lots to do, including completing the new Cat Sanctuary and Lounge

Your donations are always put to good use helping the less fortunate animals

Come and see for yourself!

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Take returns to any Return-It Express Bottle Depot

Enter the Phone Number 250 457 1661 on the label

for auto-deposit to The Llama Sanctuary



Drop off your bottles at The Llama Sanctuary


take them to your local Bottle Depot & send the $$ as a donation!


Recycling is Giving !!!


Llama Sanctuary Intensive care unit almost complete

The new Llama Intensive care Unit is almost complete


see for yourself what goes on at The Llama Sanctuary


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Feed the Llamas

 After a long absence, The Llama Sanctuary is open to visitors once more and is quickly becoming one of the top regional attractions.  The llamas and alpacas LOVE their new home at the Recline Ridge Ecopark in Tappen, British Columbia.  Daily Guided Tours enable you to meet and feed the 60 or so animals at this beautiful scenic location in the Shuswap region.  The llamas and alpacas are ready to share some love ..and carrots!  Schools and group visits welcome.  Call or email us today or use the online booking form.

Visit The Llama Sanctuary and feed the llamas

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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.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Encourage the philosophy of Care and Compassion

Aid and deliver animals in distress

Facilitate education

Share the joy of llamas!

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.

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The Visitor Experience

Meet The Residents

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

If you are in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, join us on a Guided Tour of The Llama Sanctuary.  Meet the llamas, hear their personal stories, feed them and love them.  Read reviews from previous visitors.  This is not a petting zoo, it’s an interactive and unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Emergency Training Event

We have been asked to run a training event for RCMP, SPCA, vets and others who occasionally encounter llamas in their professional lives and wish to learn more about handling, haltering and directing camelids.  If you are interested, please let us know!

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.


<<  The Llama Sanctuary is continually expanding and welcomes appropriate, mutually beneficial partnerships with corporate sponsors.  Let’s talk!

Or why not give a thoughtful gift of individual llama sponsorship to someone you love!  >>

A few of our sponsors:

Columbia Shuswap Regional District
Every sale of Llaid back Llamas helps to support The Llama Sanctuary
The NFT Agency digital artistry marketing
Home Hardware village of Chase, BC supporting community
alpaca finance - community owned decentralized finance

The Llama Sanctuary in The Metaverse

The Llama Sanctuary welcomes NFT partnerships,
especially, if they involve animals!!

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