Why adopt from us?

 
The majority of the animals in our care have been victims of cruelty and once found themselves neglected and abandoned.

Many of them came to us broken and sick. Here at the Blind Spot Animal Sanctuary these animals experienced a loving touch, received vet care, are loved, cherished and cared for.

We hope you consider adopting an animal so that they can continue to have the happy future they deserve.

All of our animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
 
There are lots of good reasons to adopt rather than buy an animal.
Here are a few of them:

Buying a pet can easily cost $500 to $1,000 or more. Adoption costs range from $10 to $200.
You’re getting more for your money AND you are saving a life.
When you adopt from a rescue group or sanctuary, you know what you are getting because the group has a history on the animal.
 
The group will also help you through the familiarization period because they are invested in providing a good home for that animal.
When you adopt a pet, you are saving a life. When you buy a pet, you not only deny a homeless animal a home, you are supporting an industry that thrives on short-changing the welfare of animals.

Rescue groups or sanctuaries have nothing to sell you; they will be honest with you and provide guidance.

Rescue groups and sanctuaries also have a lifelong commitment to their animals where breeders make a quick sale and you will never hear from them again.

When you adopted, you get just as much love (if not more). An adopted animal is every bit as deserving, loving, intelligent and loyal as a purchased animal, even if you get an adult or older animal.

For all of these reasons, adopting rather than buying is pretty much a no-brainer!

Adoption Requirements

Pot belly pigs:

We always recommend you adopt two if you don’t have a pet pig already. Why?
Pigs are highly social herd animals, while they will enjoy your company, what they need most is another pig that it can communicate with and one that understands your pig.

One of the reasons why pig owners give up their pigs is because their single-pig family member has become depressed and aggressive.

There are exceptions, of course, however the majority of pigs don’t. We have learned that a human can never replace a fellow pig friend.

Is your miniature pig a human?

We didn't ask if you treated your pig as a human. We asked if the pig IS a human?
If it isn't, then why would you expect it to live a life excluded from its own species? Who will it truly communicate with?
Would you like to live isolated with only 1 other non-human species? If you said "yes" then please DO NOT read the message below

Our organization is regularly contacted by miniature pig owners concerned because their single-pig family member has become aggressive. This behavior makes sense if you think about the nature of a pig herd and the inability for many new pig owners to understand the true nature of the animal and its subtle aggression behaviors as a piglet. Your pig may now be living a life of confusion and "pig lonliness". Imagine yourself living exclusively with another species. It is good to love and provide everything for an animal but it is not okay to humanize them to a point of not allowing them to be their own species.

When introducing a new pig into the herd, It is natural for them to fight to determine which pig will be the herd leader. Pigs can be seen equivalent to a sumo wrestler; bouncing each other around until 1 clearly understands they can not defeat the other.  Some of the oldest rescue organizations such as Pig Pals of NC studied extensively this behavior and eventually they will along within 2 weeks of living together. Yes, they may get their ears bit/ripped and bodies scratched (and in some cases minor leg injuries) but we have never encountered any serious medical issues with introducing 2 pigs to one another.

There can be varied reactions when introducing a younger pig to an older pig and in some cases male to female. 

Please email us if you have a specific behavior issue. info@blindspotanimals.com or blindspotanimals@gmail.com
Potbellied pigs make great pets in the right environment. Please note that neither dogs (which can be aggressive to pigs) nor people, goats, chickens, etc. are the “friend” that a pig truly desires and could have a meaningful relationship with.

​Adoption Requirements:

  • That you own your home or are buying one. In other words, that you do not live in an apartment.
  • That you are zoned to have a pet pig. Pigs are illegal in many places. To find out if you are zoned, contact your local zoning commission, animal control, or perhaps ask your Chamber of Commerce to help.
  • That you have a secure, fenced in yard.
  • That you have a vet who is familiar with treating pet pigs.
  • That you have the time and motivation to care for a pet pig for it’s entire life, which is typically 15-20 years and even up to 25 years.

For these reasons, our policies are as follows:

We would prefer that pigs being adopted in pairs, unless the applicant already has a pet pig.

  • Visit and meet the pig in person.

  • Pigs adopted from The Blind Spot Animal Sanctuary will all be spayed and neutered (required).

  • Your pigs will likely be about 100 - 150 pounds when full grown, and may live 15-20 years. You must have a long term plan to care for them.

  • The adoption fee is $150 per pig, $200 for a pair. (which includes spay / neuter and vaccines)