Meet Petunia, aka Toonie, a sweet five year-old pot-bellied pig available for adoption at Oinking Acres Farm Rescue & Sanctuary! Petunia was brought to the rescue in April when her family had to move to an area where they were unable to take her along with them. (Many cities, especially in more urban areas, consider pigs as livestock instead of companion animals and zoning restrictions can cause issues for pig owners in the city.) She’s a VERY large pot-belly, weighing in at around 275 pounds, but don’t let her size deter you because she’s incredibly sweet and loves belly rubs! Pot-bellied pigs are similar to dogs in the sense that they can be house-trained, leash-trained and can learn tricks, but they’re also very stubborn and sensitive. The average lifespan of a pot-bellied pig is anywhere from 12 to 20 years and if you put in the time and love with your little oinker, you’ll have the undying love and loyalty of your pig. Petunia has been spayed and microchipped and is more than ready to find her forever home. If you’re interested in a snorting good time and would like to adopt Petunia, please fill out an adoption application online. Her adoption fee is $150, though if you’re out of state it costs an additional $100 and your pig must have a health certificate (Oinking Acres takes their pigs to Purdue Large Animal Hospital to have this done and receive the document).
Petunia is ….
– a large pot-belly at around 275 pounds, but very sweet and loves belly rubs!
I’ve included a link on keeping pot-bellied pigs as pets … please consider adopting a pig, they’re wonderful animals!