Sit Piggy! Adopt A Pet Pig!

A lovely pig up for adoption - Pig Placement Network
A lovely pig up for adoption – Pig Placement Network
Pigs are parts of some of the most heartwarming family stories — Charlotte’s Web, Winnie the Pooh, The Muppets, Babe — and yet, they aren’t the first animal you consider as a pet. Don’t let the unfortunate idioms or
negative association with Paris Hilton discourage you:
pigs make smart, sociable, and lovable pets.
Pigs as Pets - easier then dogs?
Pigs as Pets – easier then dogs?

Pigs are very affectionate creatures. They’re even know to
flop over for belly rubs, just like Fido or Spike. They’re very smart,
and can be trained to respond to their name and perform a few tricks.
Dedicated pig parents can also teach their pet pigs to walk on a leash. Some
experts even consider them more trainable than cats and dogs.

cute baby pig

Pigs don’t make a lot of noise and, contrary to popular
belief, are not grungier than a ‘90s Nirvana superfan. They are actually
some of the cleanest animals you can find. They don’t sweat and refuse
to “do their business” near living or eating areas when given a choice.

Heifer International, providing gifts that really do keep on giving
Heifer International, providing gifts that really do keep on giving

Oh, and another major perk to pigs? They rarely agitate allergies.

This little piggy went to the market... and this little piggy stole our hearts!
This little piggy went to the market… and this little disabled piggy stole our hearts!

Some are wary of adopting a pig because they can be
headstrong and a little territorial. But, like any other pet, the right
training and discipline makes all the difference. George Clooney would
certainly agree — the actor cohabited with a 300-pound pot-bellied pig
named Max for 18 years. Harry Potter star Rupert Grint is also the proud owner of a micro pig,
while the Beckhams and their four children share their home with two micro pigs.

The people at rescues and sanctuaries like The Pig Placement NetworkBest Friends Animal Society can help you find an adorable oinker of your own. As How I Met Your Mother’s Barney Stinson has taught us all, no one can say no to a teacup pig. You know you’re no exception.

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