Welcome to our new Spruce Haven website, (still under construction)! Our new updated website is designed to provide you with the latest information regarding our Nature Park and Pet Resort. Spruce Haven is owned and operated by the Marshall family, whose home is on the same property. We are located 20 minutes from downtown Sault Ste Marie on 30 acres of beautiful countryside.
Spruce Haven Origins
Spruce Haven was established in the 1970's, by Helen Marshall, whose love for dogs and cats, led to a facility, (originally named Spruce Haven Kennels), for the boarding of pets. A lifelong dream of Helen was also to have a place where she could provide loving care for injured and abandoned animals such as dogs, cats, horses, and many others. As injured animals and birds began arriving from owners and organizations such as the humane society, barns and other structures were built. This led to the arrival of assorted domestic animals such as horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, etc. In 1988, Spruce Haven began receiving injured and abandoned baby wildlife and exotic animals and other non-native species. We were known as Spruce Haven Zoo. Facilities were constructed to provide for the care of these animals. Due to regulations, we no longer accept native injured wildlife, but have a healthy collection of animals born here and non-native species who call our place home.
The Spruce Haven Nature Park is open to the public annually between May 1 - October 31. *Monday-Saturday: 10 am - 6 pmSunday: 1 pm - 6 pm* Although the Nature Park is closed between November - April, our Pet Resort is open year round.