Potbellied pigs looking for a new home

Brother Wolf Rescue-Ashville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. —Brother Wolf Rescue in Asheville is looking for either foster or forever homes for over 20 potbellied pigs.

“Pigs may not be the right pet for every family, but you would be surprised what great companions they make,” Denise Bitz, President of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue said in a press release. “Pigs are super intelligent, funny, charismatic little creatures and they make great indoor/outdoor pets.”

The pigs were rescued after they were abandoned in a cemetery in Tennessee. BWAR said several of the pigs were pregnant and gave birth under the rescue’s care. All adopted pigs will be up-to-date on vaccines and spayed or neutered.

Brother Wolf offered the following tips and facts about potbellied pigs as pets:

  • Potbellied pigs are highly intelligent. Housebreaking and harness training comes very easy to pigs.
  • Pigs have a great memory and respond well to commands.
  • Potbellies enjoy petting and affection. They are sensitive creatures that can be playful and even almost humorous.
  • Potbellied pigs live an average of 12-18 years.
  • Twenty-five percent of a pig’s total diet should consist of vegetables (limit starchy vegetables); fruit should only be offered in very small quantities since it is high in natural sugars.
  • Potbellied pigs require a fenced in outdoor area for curious rooting, regular exercise and safe sleeping.

If you’d like to learn more about adding a pet pig into your family, email Denise Bitz at denise@bwar.org.
Plethora of pigs available for foster, adoption (Video credit: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue)