WHAT TO DO IF YOU CAN NOT KEEP YOUR PET
Since Pot Belly Pigs become very attached to their owners they may have a very hard time dealing with the loss of their family. Some may end up having heart attacks or strokes due to deep depression. If you can not keep your pet, the easiest way for your pet would be if you try to place it directly in another home. That way you can visit it the first few days until it starts to adjust. That saves the pig the additional stress of going to a rescue only to again hopefully be placed in yet another home. We often tell people that if you do not know anyone who could take your pet, try placing an add in the paper. Make sure you put down a price of something like $50 to $100. This will hopefully keep away anyone interested in a free pig dinner and get you calls from people who are looking for a pet. Make sure you put in the add the pigs good and bad qualities such as loves dogs but hates cats or is wonderful with children and can do tricks.
If you find you must move we like to suggest that you run an ad in your local free paper under "Places Wanted" and then put down that you are looking to live in a place that will allow your Pot Belly Pig. You can not believe how many people call us back after doing this saying they never thought it could be so easy.
Nothing is more upsetting than someone deciding to move and not make a real attempt at locating a place that they're pet can also move to.
A few of the great places to run an ad looking for a new place to live that will allow pets are:
At this time we are not equipped and do not have funding to transport pigs to the rescue. Provided we have room, they are always welcome, but you must transport them there. Although we do not transport we can usually refer you to individuals who for a fee will transport your pet to the rescue. In some cases we may get lucky and have a volunteer who can transport in emergencies but they are far and few between. Remember that you must call and make an appointment before taking your pet to the rescue.
The Pot Belly Pig Rescue is always appreciative of any donations made when dropping off a Pot Belly Pig as it helps us cover the cost of some of the food and water.