My name is Chicharron!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 4 months ago

Adoption process

Submit Application




Meet the Pet


Home Check


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home

My basic info

Pig (Farm)
Pet ID

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Hi! I'm Chicharron! I am a 4-year-old Julianna pig that loves people more than other animals – in fact, he squeals and spins in excitement when he sees you walking toward him. I know most of my commands in Spanish, but my foster family is working with me on learning English. I love watching telenovelas (Latin Soap Operas). My foster mom says that I'm the sweetest and love tummy rubs, cheerios, bananas, dried or fresh mangos, and ice cubes. I'm also a music lover and especially love listening to someone strum the guitar – and I try to hum or sing along.

I am an indoor pig that loves snuggling in my bed but since I am young, I do need to have the ability to go outside in a yard and play daily otherwise I get bored. I am a smart piggy that is motivated by treats and still has many things to learn and commands. My foster mom says that I'm a little too smart for my own good, I don't know what she means by that, but I have been known to try and get my own food from the fridge if I deem that I am not being fed on time. I can be a bit rambunctious so I shouldn't be around young children as I might accidentally knock them over.

Since Julianna pigs tend to be sensitive, I am looking for a family that is familiar with indoor pigs or willing to learn. I am potty trained in a litter box and outdoors. I am also working on walking on a leash, but like most pigs, I can be stubborn and refuse to walk without a snack or Cheerios to motivate me. He loves to sun, but since I can get sunburned, it is best that I am out when the sun is low. I am also looking for a family that will allow me to have a spot in the yard to root and make a mud spot because this makes me happy and makes me wag my tail the whole time. I am also crate-trained and when I'm tired, I will wait for my crate to be opened for his nap or bedtime. I am a good boy and will sleep through the night. I am good with children and LOVE babies. I have developed a good relationship with my foster siblings, two large German Shepherd dogs, and a small Maltipoo. I have also made friends with my foster cats and goats.

I can't wait to meet my forever family that will love me for the rest of my life. Will that be you?
Paw Prints in the Sand

Contact info

Pet ID
Monica Aragon
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Their adoption process


Submit Application

Please fill out an our adoption application at



Once we receive your application, we will schedule a phone interview.


Meet the Pet

After we've had the chance to get to know you and feel you would make an awesome pet parent, we'll schedule a meeting with the pet.


Home Check

We require an in-home home check (not virtual) for all adoption candidates.


Sign Adoption Contract

If approved, we will send you our adoption agreement and link to pay the adoption fees.


Pay Fee

I approved, we will send you the payment options available to pay the adoption fee. All fees go towards our life-saving programs.


Take the Pet Home

FINALLY! Once the adoption fee and agreement are received, we will make arrangements with you to take home your new family member! Congrats!

Additional adoption info

Please fill out our adoption application at

Once the application is approved, we will schedule a meet and greet, home and vet/reference check. We will also collect an adoption fee.

Completing our application will you better changes of adopting your chosen pet.

We are a very active rescue, the best way to contact us is via email at

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

Due to COVID, adoption events are currently on hold.

We will be participating at the Super Pet Adoption Event on June 6, 2021. Come see us!

Our adoption schedule is subject to change based on availability so please email us at to confirm our adoption event schedule.


Check our calendar of events for other large scale adoption events near you at

More about this rescue

Paw Prints in the Sand Rescue is an all animal rescue dedicated to saving the lives of stray, abandoned and abused animals in high-kill shelters and rehoming pets when owners can no longer care for them.

We are a very active rescue, the best way to contact us is via email at