COSTS OF OBTAINING A POT BELLY PIG
We ask a $75 donation for one of our rescues and we ask a $285 donations for our mini babies. Most of our rescues are over a year old and are almost always regular Pot Belly Pigs. On occasion we may have a cross between a Pot Belly Pig and a real pig. The rescue pigs will come current on their shots, neutered if a male, and will come with a book and supplemental information. Our miniature babies come with their 1st and booster shots, neutered if a male, leash, harness, book, and supplemental information.
Depending on current airline conditions, we can ship Pot Belly Pigs if you are out of state. You need to check on the local laws to ensure they are legal in your area. The additional costs to ship include transporting it to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) as we must ship out of a major airport, carrier to be used to ship in, the cost of the airline to fly the pig to you, and the special vet charges to do whatever medical work-up is required by your particular state and or city (these usually entail ear tag or tattoo, State required blood test, and inter state USDA health certificate with a physical exam). These additional charges normally will add approximately $400 to the cost of your pig. If an entry permit is required (such as other countries) or a situation that requires an excessive amount of paperwork the cost may be an additional $300 to the above costs.
Our rescues come in a wide variety of personalities and training. If you have children we encourage you to bring your children with you to the rescue in order to pick out a pig that everyone feels comfortable with. We try to get as much information from owners who have brought their pigs to the rescue as we can. The caretakers at the rescue will be glad to help you.
We even have what we call "Watch Pigs" which are Pot Belly Pigs that came to us not very friendly and not place able in a family environment but would be great as "watch pigs" in a fenced area where a dog may not be practical. We luckily do not have many of these come in but we have heard from individuals that tried the "watch pig" theory and were happy with it. The other side of this is that sometimes pigs we would have thought mean and not really placeable actually bond to their new owners who feed them and are happy running around large areas of ground discouraging unwanted visitors. The main advantage, we have been told, to using an otherwise unplaceable Pot Belly Pig in place of a guard dog is simple, a guard dog could cause serious bodily harm or kill an intruder and may go as far as to even climb a fence to get to the person. On the other hand the Pot Belly Pig may charge and run after the person but certainly could not climb up the fence or tree to get them and even in the worse case could only bite at the leg (yes, a pig bite is not nice but far better than the damage a guard dog could do).
For Adoption contact us by phone, e-mail, fax, or regular mail.
(818) 701-1534 (818) 993-0194 – Fax
(760) 885-7826 – Caretaker at the Rescue
REMEMBER THAT IF YOU WANT TO VISIT THE RESCUE YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.