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PIGS a Sanctuary

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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About Our Shelter:

FOUNDED IN 1992, PIGS, A SANCTUARY is a place of refuge for abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted animals. We specialize in the care of potbellied pigs and farm pigs, but shelter other farm and domestic animals as well. The Sanctuary currently provides a safe haven for approximately 400 animals, including potbellied pigs, farm pigs, horses, cats, dogs, goats and many other species.

Typically, animals residing at the Sanctuary have complicated medical and/or emotional needs, a history of abuse and/or neglect, diseases or ailments related to factory farming or genetic engineering and are often considered unadoptable. The Sanctuary serves as a home of last resort for these animals and has played a crucial role in the placement of countless others.

PIGS exposes the cruelties of the exotic and farm animal industries through our tours, events, speaking engagements and work with government and private entities. We also provide vital information to shelter workers, veterinarians and potbellied pig owners.

PIGS, INC., a Sanctuary is a nonprofit animal sanctuary. Because we are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, donations to the Sanctuary are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

Come Meet our Pets:

Adoptions are done on our sanctuary grounds and by appointment only. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to meet one of our adoptable animals!

Our Adoption Process:

Fees vary according to species (ie: dogs, cats, horses, pigs and goats). All of our animals are up-to-date on vaccinations, spay/neutered, dewormed and micro-chipped.

We do have an adoption application to include vet references and a home check may be required.

Once approved, we do have an adoption contract that must be signed.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.