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Adoption Program
 
   Being a parent isn't for everyone.  Patients, caring and understanding don't always come easy.
But what IF all the love and attention was returned over and over again?  Pigasus has an
adoption program that may be of interest to you. 
 
        
 
Love is all you need!       
     Got the love?  Use our contact us form here and lets get started! 
      
We also have several older potbelly pigs that would be an "Awesome Companion" for a Senior Citizen or Special Needs child or adult. Please contact us for information on these, as Older is good, Patience is already there and their hearts are full of love.

Also noted: Any placement or adoption from the Pig-A-Sus will be followed for the lifetime of the animal. We have representatives in all area's along with animal controls. We do an intense background check to see if there is any animal abuse and REQUIRE a statement of Veterinary care from your Veterinarian. You can contact us for an "Adoption Form" if you like.
Please visit the website at www.pigasus.org  or email us at pigasus96@aol.com


We have several good veterinarians located on the Eastern Slope that we recommend for Potbelly Care and hopefully you will be able to use one of those for the care of your Potbelly Pig.

Thank You for considering adoption, and please BEWARE OF THE MINI-TEACUP
POTBELLY PIG SCAMS. NOT ALL ARE SO LUCKY TO BE RESCUED AND CONTINUE TO HAVE AN AWESOME LIFE AND GIVE BACK THE LOVE THAT THEY ARE GIVEN.

Ready For Adoption

Ms. Oink
Ms. Oink
Ms. Oink came from the Colorado Springs area and is a LOVE.
She weighs apx. 55/60 pounds
Female coming 2 years old
Loves belly rubs, ears scratched and just to be part of the family.
She is SUPPOSE to be spayed. We have noticed since we have her several times a bit of swelling and have not been able to detect a scar on her stomach. We have been trying to reach the prior owner for Veterinarian Conformation of the spay.
This will have to be confirmed before she is adopted.

She spends time outside in all types of weather, but at night she is brought
into the vet room or "mud" room off the house and kenneled for the night.
She sleeps 10 to 12 hours in the kennel. She loves cats and "tolerates " the new
border collie puppy trying to head her" to turn around.

She has never had an accident in the house or kennel. She is current on all shots, but will have a "Mycoplasama pneumonia shot" before leaving for a new home.

Ms. Molly
Ms. Molly
Ms. Molly is a Juliana pig also know as a potbelly pig. She is Gray and black and very friendly, but also very "Bossy" with other potbelly pigs or dogs.

She is Apx. 2 years old. very well mannered, housebroken, loves the outside & loves to ride in the truck. She is spayed She weighs apx. 65/70 pounds and current on all shots. She will have a Mycoplasma pneumonia shot when she is placed.

She scratches herself in the snow and share a community hut with 2 other larger pigs.
She has a "buddy" Little Man" who travels everywhere with here.

She also came from the Colorado Springs area. We have a representative who will be able to answer questions about her if you are interested.

When she is in Vet Room she does use the litter box or goes to the door to be
let outside. We would like to place her and "Little Man" together if possible,
since they are 100% bonded.  She does NOT like bigger dogs

If interested in Ms. Molly, please send email to pigasus.org. We will forward you to our Colorado Springs Representative and she will contact you.

LITTLE MAN
LITTLE MAN
"Little Man" (Small white with Black head on right)

Little Man came to us stunted, starved and full of mites and ticks. Thanks to
a very alert school teacher, she was able to save him. We were contacted and
worked with her to get him treated in the Denver/Golden area , to the
point that he could be transported to us.

When he arrived, he even after vet treatment was one of the worse case
of "Mini pig abuse" we had ever seen. We immediately took him to our vet and developed a eating program and health program for him. Then we had
another "Angel" in rescue step in and wanted to do something to help him.
She has 100% paid for all his medical and also Started a legacy of
the "Abused Mini-Pig" for Education.

We are still not 100% sure of letting him for adoption. He will have to go to a very SPECIAL home with Restrictions. Since he began to gain weight and to
become healthy, he was adopted by MS. Molly who very seldom
lets him out of her sight.

We are thinking that this may have to be a 2 pig adoption.
He has been given a clean bill of health, when he arrived he weighed 13
pounds and now he is a "Whooping" 55 pounds. We had to let him grown
very slowly and he has reached his MAXIUMUM weight. His legs have grown
to support his weight, but will not hold more. His intestines have started
to develop from the stunted stage to normal. He loves to run and play
with the other pigs.

If you are interested in an adoption of a "Special Needs" Potbelly let us know,
but please remember he has been abused 1 time and with the help of
2 other wonderful people who opened their hearts and wallets and a very special companion, Ms. Molly, he is now pretty normal..

PS: In case you are wondering, Little Man is the small white with black head on the right, Hammey is the also mini pig who grew on the right. We tell "Little Man"
look in the mirror, this is what you should have looked like!~!~"

Little Man Rescue
This is "Little Man" when he was rescued in Denver, and after vet care there.
(Compare this to him now).....



Lakota:
Lakota says "take me home"

11 months ( will be 1 year on Easter),
She is spayed, vaccinated wormed,
Very friendly, loves to give kisses, litter box trained
SHE WILL BE A LARGE POTBELLY PIG. 
HER MOTHER WAS IN A "Piggy Mill"
and seems to be part domestic.
She loves food and will have to be watched on weight her entire
life or she will
be exceptionally  large  (175/200) 3's

Bacon says "take me home"
Bacon: ADOPTED!
1 to 1 1/2 Years Old  (Guess)
         Rescued from Aztec New Mexico, by Aztec A/C.
         Came to rescue as a hand in Potbelly Pig, because owner couldn't afford to keep.
             (May or may not be true)  He was still a little Boar, and his glands were smelly
         Neutered  November 2008 Vaccinated wormed
         Lived inside, very friendly and loves Belly-rubs.
Here is a letter from Bacons new family:
Hi, just got your phone message!  "JAKER" as he is now known by, is
quite a princely fellow!  He just moved into our house and made himself
at home!  He follows me around, begs for treats, and especially begs for
belly rubs!  And he gets it all!  Our downstairs "stall" is still not
quite ready for the pigs so we just brought them into the house--Jaker
goes up and down the four steps easily and Ellie comes in the back door
which only has two wide steps for her shorter legs.  The dogs and cats
all get along great with the pigs and Jaker kind of claims the dog bed
in front of the fireplace and poor Pierre, my old black dog, just gives
it to him.  Jaker just plops down and goes to sleep and Ellie spends
over an HOUR every evening moving the bedding around til it is just
right.  Very different personalities here.
The only problem we have had is the feeding.  For a while, I was putiing
both bowls down about 5 feet apart and watching the pigs go for their
meals.  All of a sudden, Jaker finished his and headed over to Ellie and
pushed her away from her bowl rather aggressively.  He scared her and
she backed off.  That was not a one time thing so I ended up placing the
bowls far apart from each other and shut them apart from each other til
both were satisfied that every crumb was gone.  Jaker must have bitten
Ellie because her pretty little ear became infected.  (I took care of it
and it is all healed now)   I am still trying to get them closer
together and they just seem to ignore each other now.  Jaker LOVES our
woods and just has a tail wagging blast nosing around all the dirt,
leaves, and trees.  His bristles are growing thick fast!  I just adore
this pig.
One of the funniest things that happened is that my friend Sue (who was
with me when we drove to SLC) brought over her "granddog", a very young
Australian Shepherd named Juno.  Juno stood in shock when she met Jakey,
then she and Jakey ran all over the acres with her right by Jakey's
shoulder "herding" him.  It was a scream!  Juno just knew that she had
to herd that pig but where?  We laughed so hard and Jakey was so cool
about it all---I think he was enjoying himself!   For a guy who has been
thru what he has, he has such confidence!   When Juno turned to Ellie,
Ellie just screamed and ran off and Juno couldn't figure out what was
wrong with THAT pig who wouldn't have any fun with her!  Ellie is just
so shy and easily intimidated---I never knew how shy she actually was
til I met Jaker.  Any ideas you have are welcomed!  I am just taking
things very slowly with her.
It dropped below freezing last night and will tonight again but no snow
yet.  The days are warm and sunny and all the animals are out in the
sunshine.  We have been invaded by wild turkeys and they are nasty
poopers all over the place.  They like my hawthorne berry tree but I
have never had a problem with them before.  Real Aggressive this year. 
The pigs just stare at them.  Only the three legged Golden will run them
off for me!   Take care!  Let me know how things are at PIG A SUS!  I
check your website weekly!  Love, Gayle

Jenny Do Do says "take me home"
Jenny Do Do
3 years old, spayed, came from Phoenix Rescue Animal Planet series
Healthy, shy, need time and a lot of one on one
Would do good with her friend,  White Jenny Lou...  Next Picture
they have been together since birth

Jenny Lou says "take me home"
Jenny Lou
3 years old, spayed, came from Phoenix Rescue Animal Planet series
Healthy, shy, need time and a lot of one on one
Would do good with her friend,  White Jenny Do Do...  Above Picture
they have been together since birth

                                    I rescued a human today.

Her eyes met mine as she walked thru the Pig-A-Sus, peering apprehensively into the pens. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I swished my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid. As she stopped at my side I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my pen. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my profile card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.

 

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against her legs to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my hoof to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my pen gate opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped to her side.

 

I would promise to keep her safe.

I would promise to always be by her side.

I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

 

I was so fortunate that she came down to visit. So many more are out there who haven't visited the Pig-A-Sus. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

                                       I rescued a human today.

                                                                                 Author unknown,

                                                                                 Retold by Pig-A-Sus Narrator

                                                                                            “Uncle George”

                                                                                                  2008

         We thought that the following needed to be published so
we don't forget that pets are family too.

Dedicated to all the wonderful pets who have come through rescue, the rescuers and volunteers along the road to life, and to all the unselfish and loving adopters who open their hearts and homes to one of these innocents.....

 

I adopted your pet today...

The one you left at the pound;

The one you had for ten years

And no longer wanted around.

I adopted your pet today...

Did you know that he's lost weight?

Did you know he's scared and depressed

And seems to have lost all faith

I adopted your pet today...

He had fleas and a little cold;

Guess you don't care what shape he's in

You abandoned him I am told.

I adopted your pet today...

Were you having a baby or moving away?

Did you suddenly develop allergies,

Or was there NO reason he couldn't stay

I adopted your pet today...

He doesn't play or even eat much;

I guess he's very sad inside and

It'll take time for him to trust.

I adopted your pet today...

And here he is going to stay;

He's found his FOREVER home

And a warm bed in which to lay. I adopted your pet today...

And shall give him all that he will need

Patience, love, and security,

So he can forget your selfish deed.

                                                                Beth Jones
                                                                Rescue Coordinator-Aztec New Mexico
Animal Shelter

      
     
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