Helping Western North Carolina Wildlife and Animals, The Lion and the Rose

The Lion and the Rose

Bed & Breakfast


April 7, 2023

Helping Western North Carolina Wildlife and Animals

From the time that we decided to become innkeepers, one of our biggest priorities was to connect with other local businesses and organizations. It was important to us to be involved with the Asheville community.

We are very passionate about animals, wildlife and nature. Over the years, involvement in many nonprofit organizations has been so rewarding for us. From local animal shelters to wildlife rescues across the world including virtually adopting an African elephant, there has always been a strong connection with us and nature. Upon settling into our new home, we searched for local nonprofit organizations that support animals. Two organizations matched our criteria, Asheville Humane Society and Appalachian Wild.

Baking dog biscuits for Asheville Humane Society has been a fun ongoing project. Sharing our homemade spent grain dog biscuits with dogs up for adoption just makes our day.

We are also proud to be partners with Appalachian Wild. This group of wonderful people provide injured and orphaned wild animals a place to go for care and treatment giving them a second chance at life in the wild.

About Appalachian Wild

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that coordinates wildlife rehabilitation efforts in Western North Carolina. They provide care for injured and orphaned wildlife, support the wildlife rehabilitation network, and offer conservation education to the community.

Listen to Savannah Trantham discuss how Appalachian Wild helps rescue, rehabilitate and release local wildlife. From cute baby squirrels to possums to birds, learn about a great organization making a difference in Western North Carolina.