PIGGY EDUCATION PLACEMENT PROGRAM
We are so excited that you are thinking of adopting a pet pig! Pigs make great pets because they are smart, clean, and fun! There are so many PIGS in need of a new home and adopting one helps to provide a pet pig in need a new path to a wonderful life – so THANK YOU for considering ADOPTION!
EPIC Outreach is committed to helping both pet pigs and people build a long-lasting happy and healthy relationship for the lifetime of the pig. EPIC serves to be a resource of information to help pet pig parents keep their pet pig for its lifetime.
Occasionally EPIC will have pet pigs available for adoption. Each pig available will have specific needs and personalities. EPIC works primarily with animal control and government agencies who take in potbelly pigs and/or mixes that are strays, are confiscated from cruelty/hoarding situations, or are abandoned. Often the pigs have unknown histories. Each pig available for adoption will have been vetted and evaluated for health and behavior needs. Each pig’s home expectations will be shared transparently.
Before you ADOPT
Thank you for doing your research before adopting a pet pig. While pigs are clean and social, they do have emotional and physical needs to be met for a happy and healthy life. Before you ADOPT, please consider the following:
- A pet pig (potbelly and/or mix) can live 10-20 years and needs to be a lifetime commitment.
- Where do you live? If you live in a residential home have you checked county ordinances and your HOA. A county ordinance might allow a pet pig, but your HOA might say no.
- Do you have the time? Pigs love to have their mind stimulated. Without proper mental stimulation they can be destructive. Providing a pet pig with things to do is very important.
For more information on how pigs make great pets please read this great article written by Founder Jessie Miller: PIGS MAKE GREAT PETS.
Please also read the following about the basic care of a pet pig: LEARNING TO CARE FOR YOUR PET PIG.
If you’re still interested in adopting a pet pig and you think you’re a great fit home for one of the available pigs listed below please email Jessie at firstname.lastname@example.org. EPIC Outreach’s adoption process is an OPEN CONCEPT and will start with a conversation and then arrange a meet and greet with your potential new pet pig. We look forward to meeting you and talking all things PIGS!