Meet Elmer, an adorable eight or nine year-old pot-bellied pig available for adoption at Oinking Acres Farm Rescue & Sanctuary! Elmer is a super sweet boy who is extremely well-behaved and is gentle when taking treats from your hand. It’s believed that Elmer used to be an indoor pig and would do well again being a spoiled house pig, but he would also probably do well remaining outdoors like he is currently at the rescue. 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. Elmer is neutered and microchipped and is more than ready to find his forever home. If you’re interested in a snorting good time and would like to adopt Elmer, please fill out an adoption application online. His 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).
Elmer is …
– an extremely well-behaved boy who is gentle while taking treats.
– believed to be a former indoor pig and would do well indoors again, but could also do well as an outdoor pig.
I’ve included a link on keeping pot-bellied pigs as pets … please consider adopting a pig, they’re wonderful animals!