Exotic Pet Wonderland

Tennessee's first and only 501(c)3 sanctuary for captive bred wildlife and difficult exotics

Exotic Pet Wonderland


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Exotic Pet Wonderland is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit animal sanctuary, and the only one in the state of Tennessee that accepts difficult exotics and captive born native wildlife.  As EPW receives no funding outside of donations, we depend on donors for support so we can continue to help any animal that needs us.

About Us

Exotic Pet Wonderland

Exotic Pet Wonderland is Tennessee’s first and only 501(c)3 sanctuary for captive bred wildlife and difficult exotics

At Exotic Pet Wonderland, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, we wish to give sanctuary to the captive born animals who have no where else to go. Our major goal is to educating owner and potential owners of captive bred wildlife in order to reduce the number of animal surrenders. Additionally, we aim to educate the public on our local wildlife and ecosystem here in the Great Smoky Mountains and preserve the beauty of the region. 

Our Animals

Our Amazing Animals

Exotic Pet Wonderland currently cares for over 50 animals from 8 different species. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people who purchase unique exotic pets like raccoons and foxes keep their animals for less than a year. Often times people purchase captive bred wildlife as pets without realizing the true complexity of their care requirements. Additionally, many hold expectations that their pet will act similarly to a domestic animal. When people realize the truth about owning these animals, they tend to struggle to rehome them. Unfortunately, a large number of our animals have been illegally resold several times before finally ending up in our care. No matter the circumstances, our goal at Exotic Pet Wonderland is to provide a safe place for these animals to live and receive the proper care they need to thrive. We are here to educate and assist, no questions asked. 


We are here to help

Do you need help with your exotic pet?

Exotic pets can be a challenge even for the most well prepared owner. We understand answers to questions regarding keeping captive wildlife as pets are often hard to find. Additionally, we know circumstances can change quickly and unexpectedly. Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself having to find a new home for your pet. If you need help, we are here for you. Whether you have questions that need answered or need to find a new home for your pet, we are just a message away.