My name is Ruby!

Pig (Farm) for adoption in Bellingham, Washington - Ruby
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I'm being cared for by:
Whatcom Humane Society

Facts about Ruby

  • Species: Pig (Farm)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large
  • Sex: Female
She was originally purchased by a family who planned to raise her for food. She kept escaping (smart pig!) and they found it impossible to properly contain and care for her. They also realized how sweet and social she was and decided they did not want to eat her - so they contacted WHS.

She is super friendly and loves tummy rubs. She will come when she is called - but is willful and will continue to grow and grow and grow - until she weighs several hundred pounds. She will test any and all fencing and even now, she uses her nose to root and move heavy objects around with ease.

She is used to being around dogs and loves marshmallows, peanuts (unsalted) and having her ears scratched.

She needs a home with the space and secure fencing capable of caring for a large pig - and a home that will treat her like a valued family companion - where she will not end up on the dinner table. A home with other livestock would be ideal.


About Whatcom Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

The Whatcom Humane Society has been caring for animals throughout Whatcom County since 1902. As the oldest non-profit animal welfare organization in Whatcom County, WHS is commited to caring for any animal in need.
As an open-admission shelter, the dedicated staff and volunteers at WHS cared for over 5,000 domestic and native wild animals last year.
The Whatcom Humane Society provides animal control services to Whatcom County.
Programs and Services include: low-cost spay/neuter clinic, community outreach and humane education programs, safe-pet program for victims of domestic violence, interactive adoption program and an animal wellness plan providing medical care for shelter animals.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Please click here to make a donation: The Whatcom Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You will receive a donation acknowledgement letter in the mail within a few weeks. If you have any questions about donations online, please contact us at (360)733-2080, extension # 3010 or email

Come Meet Our Pets...

The Whatcom Humane Society is open to the public:
Wednesday thru Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday and Monday, 11am - 5pm
Closed on Tuesdays and Major Holidays

We are located at:
2172 Division Street in Bellingham

Our Adoption Process...

Thank you for considering adopting a pet from the Whatcom Humane Society. So that we may be assured that the animal you wish to adopt is best suited to you, your home and your lifestyle, and is placed in an environment that is compatible with his/her needs, we ask that you complete an application. Application forms for dogs and cats (Adobe Acrobat PDF files) may be downloaded below.

The application will help us learn more about what you are looking for in a companion animal.



Two Kittens Same Day

$ 45

Previously Altered Dog/Cat over 1 year of age
$ 85

Young at Program
Any dog/cat over the age of 5 years
adopted to a person over the age of 55 years
$ 55

Other Animals
contact us for adoption fees of other animals

Included in the Adoption Fee:

-Basic Health Exam
-Spay/Neuter Surgery (for unaltered animals)
-Initial Vaccinations (including Rabies)
-Intestinal De-Worming
-Feline Leukemia Testing for Cats
-Microchip and Registration
-Identification Tags/License
-30 Days Free Sheltercare
Pet Health Insurance
-Collar & Leash for Dogs or
-Collar & Cardboard Carrier for Cats
-Certificate for Complimentary Health Exam w/ Participating Veterinarian
-Reference material on companion animal care & training

Animal Adoption Applications