"A pig resembles a saint in that he is more honored after death than during his lifetime."
- Irma S Rombauer.
Most people ask us, why pigs?
Pigs are incredibly intelligent individuals with the mental and emotional capacity of a three-year-old child. They can cry real tears when they are sad, love to snuggle, and will roll over for belly rubs. Pigs are also extremely social and develop close bonds with their companions and other people. These sweet animals are very misunderstood creatures that crave love, care, and a sense of belonging. We strive to provide that for the pigs that we care for and help out locally with placing other pigs as often as we can.
Despite their charming qualities, 98% of pigs are re-homed before their 1st birthday due to a lack of education and knowledge. This staggering statistic has sanctuaries across the country overflowing with pigs, leaving little resources for those that are in emergent need of transport and safe placement. People are also misled about the myth of “tea-cup pigs” and the fact that they will stay small when the truth is that breeders will underfeed the pigs so they are malnourished and have many health problems and often live short lives. Overfeeding is also a huge problem with pigs since they cannot determine when they are full or not. It is so important to feed pigs a proper diet and make sure they get enough exercise.
Because pigs are so intelligent, they require enrichment at all times or they can become destructive. Despite that, pigs can be very good house pets if trained and given the correct resources. If you are thinking of getting a pig, please reach out to us! We can provide you with plenty of educational info to help.