See below for our most common questions. If you would like more information please send us a message through our contact page.
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.
No. We rarely see aggressive behavior in our rescued residents. BSAS only adopts out sweet, social and healthy animals.
We often have goats and other animals available for adoption, please check out all adoptable animals here.
Pigs are highly social and intelligent herd animals, while they will enjoy your company, what they need most is another pig to communicate and have a meaningful relationship with. 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.
One can easily cancel through PayPal.
Your gift will help in many ways such as feed for our residents, provide veterinary care, housing, shelter or facility improvements and community outreach to educate the public about the true nature of farmed animals and much more.
We understand that online donations are new to some so if you still want to give we also have a Wishlist on Amazon. You can pick and purchase from there and send your gift to the sanctuary. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by all the animals here!
First, thank you for your support to the sanctuary and the animals. We accept one time or monthly donations.
No. For safety reasons, we do not allow any personal pets at the Sanctuary.
Yes, you will have a well-informed guide take you around the Sanctuary and tell you about the animals, the Sanctuary and anything else you would like to know.
No as many of our animals are on special diets which need to be monitored carefully. Guests are welcome to bring produce to donate which is much appreciated, but will not be able to feed it to residents themselves.
While we never force our animals to interact with visitors if they don’t want to, many of our residents are very social and enjoy the extra attention. You are most welcome to meet and pet the animals under our supervision.
If its raining or snowing, please reach out to reschedule.
No. The gates will close shortly after the tour starts. Please reschedule if you are running late.
Depending on the size of the group, the tour can last anywhere between 2-3 hours. Our tours start at 2pm.
Our educational tours are free. Donations are however always welcome.
Tours take place on Saturdays. Since we want to give all our guests an interactive experience we do limit the groups we take around. You can book online here.
We invite you to read more on being a Foster parent here and there you can fill out the form to apply to be a foster parent.
That is certainly an option! You can go through the application process for adoption.
For short-term fosters it is roughly 2-6 months. For long term we ask that you care for the animal until we can find him/her a loving home.
A foster home is a temporary home where a homeless pet can stay until they are old enough, and/or healthy enough for spay/neuter surgery, or there is room for them at the BSA Sanctuary.
You must be at least 16 years of age.
Our volunteers spend at least 2-3 hours volunteering at the Sanctuary. One can volunteer every weekend, on week days or occasional weekends.
Typical volunteer activities include animal care, grooming, socializing, mucking the barn or the coop, raking, filling up water bowls, cleaning baby pools, and pasture cleaning.
Our sanctuary is growing and with that there are many ways to help. From volunteering onsite to being a social media ambassador, you can do your part to keep BSAS up and running. For more information please visit our Volunteer page here.