This weekend we finally got to take advantage of a living social offer we booked months ago at a bed & breakfast in Lititz, PA.
Our rooms were beautiful and the beds were probably the most comfortable we’ve ever experienced. The owners were wonderful, sweet people who could COOK. I mean, holy shit. I seriously recommend this place if you want to get away for a bit.
While researching what to do while we were there, I found a pretty large wolf sanctuary 15 minutes from the B&B.
Taken directly from The Wolf Sanctuary of PA ‘s website:
“In the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country, quietly secured on 22 acres of natural woodland, you will find the home of the Speedwell Wolves. For over 20 years the Darlington Family has offered refuge to Wolves who have found themselves without a place in the natural world. It has been over a hundred years since the last wild Wolf was known to exist in Pennsylvania.
Originally created as an educational facility, the Sanctuary has allowed the Wolves, as nearly as possible to associate as a pack, choose their mates and raise their offspring. The Wolves of Speedwell hold a unique position as Ambassadors to the wild. It has been said that “the best wolf habitat resides in the human heart.” Perhaps it is also that the best habitat for our own wildness resides in the heart of the Wolf.
The Sanctuary currently provides food, shelter and veterinary care for over forty Wolves with no government or corporate assistance. Only, by your continued support and interest do the Wolves thrive”
If I ever find myself in Lititz again, I’ll probably go back to the sanctuary. Here are some of my photos:
They had an amazing variety of birds that came to their feeder at the B&B. These fat little house finches with white bellies were my favorite
What trip to a wolf sanctuary would be incomplete without a lil bubbly before hand?
Our wolf pack
This guy came charging down the hill to show off. Apparently the deer head is a delicacy enjoyed by the Alpha male. They eat everything but the teeth and lower jaw.
Look at the teeth when the other one got too close!
See them through there?
The treacherous walk to and from the last pen (I only fell once)
Romance n’ shit