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Mission Statement
To promote domesticated pigs as pets.  To provide education to pet pig owners, veterinarians, shelters and the general public.  To work with animal shelters, humane societies and pet pig owners to rescue unwanted, abused or abandoned pet pigs and place them into new, loving homes.





Adopting A Pig

   

Did you know that Potbellied Pigs have a personality all their own?  Did you know that they are very smart and extremely inquisitive? Did you know that they need to be fed a special diet?

We are all taken by an adorable little piglet face, but not all of us are able to take care of one for the long term. There are differences in owning a Potbellied Pig than owning a dog or a cat. In an effort to help you make sure you are making the best choice for you and your pet pig, here are a few questions that you should answer.  If you can say “YES” to all of the following questions, you are on your way to a wonderful life with the greatest of pets.  If you find yourself saying “NO” to any of them, you might need to reconsider your decision for the time being or just make some adjustments.
       

Are you willing to make a 15 to 20 year commitment to your new pet?
 I hope you said YES because a Potbellied Pig can live 20 years.  Pet lovers every where cringe at the thought of those that purchase a pet only to give it away a short time later.  Many unwanted pets, left in shelters and euthanized, are victims of an uneducated purchase. Not all pigs are lucky and end up on this site. Not all of them will find a loving home. We hope to avoid those situations by making all potential Potbellied Pig owners absolutely sure they are making the right decision.

Are you willing to keep your pet on the appropriate diet?
Contrary to the belief that Pigs should eat everything and anything, your new pet should be fed an appropriate diet in order to keep your pig healthy. Overweight Potbellies will gain weight everywhere, including on their heads. This can result in fat deposits hanging over their eyes and causing blindness. Overweight Potbellies find it hard to walk as they have short legs. The last thing you need is to be faced with a blind pig that can’t get around.  That is just a sampling of what could go wrong if diet is not considered.

Are you willing to spay or neuter your pet and provide regular vet care?
We aren’t worried about stray piggies getting into your yard, we just want to make your life easier.  Potbellies are strong animals and when they become frisky... watch out!  They can run pretty fast when they want to. Spaying and neutering your pet will keep your pet friendlier with less behavioral problems. As for vet care, just like any other animal, they need to be vaccinated and should have their hooves and tusks trimmed on a regular basis.

Are you prepared to provide appropriate shelter and bedding for your pet?
Potbellies are not ‘fend for yourself’ types of pets.  They need to be warm in the winter and shaded in the summer.  If your plan is to keep your Potbelly outside, you should consider a heater for cold days and a fan for hot ones.  They also like lots of hay or blankets to nest in.  They find comfort in burrowing into a pile of softness and need that to sleep comfortably. Preferably, Potbellies like to be inside as well as outside and that leads us to the next question.

Are you willing to treat your pet like a member of the family?
These sensitive animals like human companionship and can be very loving.  Not all piggies are lovable, but some can be real lap babies. Their behavior can very much be like a two year-old. Ignored piggies can be destructive in order to get your attention.

If you have said ‘YES’ to all of those questions and are comfortable with all of those brief explanations, then CONGRATULATIONS! You are a perfect fit for a new Potbellied Pig.  There are two more things we would like you to agree to before you take that step.  First, you agree to provide unconditional love to your pet and, second, you agree to contact us in the event you have any problems or concerns with your new Potbellied Pig.  If you’re still answering ‘YES,’ then please go on to filling out the application.

Thank you very much from all the people who care about our Potbellied friends and good luck with your new pet.




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Application Form

PLEASE COMPLETE ALL INFORMATION ON THE FORM

Name:

Address:

City:

State:

Zip:

Phone  Number:

E-Mail Address:


Where will the pig live?   Sex:  

           Adoption                              

           Surrender (have your pig adopted)

           Sponsorship           

           General Pig Info    

           Volunteering          

           Foster Care           

           Other                       

Other  Information/Comments: Please specify your interest in a Male or Female, Indoor or outdoor

 


 
  

PRESS ONLY ONCE & WAIT
Or print it out and snail mail to:
PPN c/o NORI RAMBO
P.O. Box 538
Sewell, NJ 08080
 






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How to Help

Thank you for wanting to help!
  • You can't adopt, but you want to help? (click here)

  • Looking for a unique gift for the person who has everything? Then Pig Sponsorship is for you! (click here)

  • Sell your “unwanteds” on the web, donating the proceeds of your sale to the PPN.

  • Buy the items that benefit the PPN.


Monetary donations can be made by sending a check to:

Pig Placement Network
P.O. Box 538 
Sewell, NJ 08080

Or via Paypal:







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Contact Us


E-Mail Addresses


Questions about the Pig Placement Network?                 Contact Nori

Questions about adopting?    Contact PPNmesbrd@aol.com

Questions on placing or finding a pig, countrywide?  Contact Susan

Questions about volunteering, foster care, surrendering your pig or sponsorship in the PA, NJ, DE areas?  contact Susan or call Susan at Ross Mill Farm (215) 322-1539

Questions about volunteering, foster care, surrendering your pig or sponsorship in other parts of the country?  Please contact the organization closest to you. View a list of organizations here...  Helping Hands

Are you the Press? Contact Rose

Questions or suggestion concerning the web site?       Contact Susanne

 

Mailing Addresses


Monetary Donations

            PigPlacementNetwork.com
            P.O. Box 538
            Sewell, NJ 08080

            Or via Paypal:



Tangible Donations

            ConsignmentShops.com
            131 E. Fleming Pike
            Hammonton, NJ  08037
            SusannePPN@comcast.net

            view a list of drop-off sites. 

Miscellaneous Information

            PigPlacementNetwork.com
            c/o Nori Rambo
            P.O. Box 538
            Sewell, NJ 08080

The Ross Mill Farm

            Richard & Susan Magidson
            Ross Mill Farm
            P.O. Box 498
            Rushland, PA, 18956
            215-322-1539     cell 267-228-4512

            www.rossmillfarm.com/



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