Welcome to NAPPA


The North American Pet Pig Association, Inc. founded in 1989, is dedicated to providing education to enable pet pigs to have the highest quality of life possible. This mission aligns with the mission of Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center, Inc., recently closed due to the retirement of its president, Lana Hollenbeck.

FAREC and NAPPA have formed a partnership, whereby volumes of valuable material on the FAREC website will be carefully incorporated into the North American Pet Pig Association (http://www.petpigs.com) website.

The NAPPA board thanks Lana for many years of service and guidance to the pig community. Lana has spearheaded conferences, coordinated rescues of large numbers of pigs, worked with new sanctuaries, helped advance pig medicine, and more.

We also welcome FAREC supporters. We hope you will continue to receive the same high level of support from NAPPA.

North American Pet Pig Association Board of Directors

Apology from PAL
Upon the advise of our respective attorneys, the Board of Directors from the Pig Advocates League and from The North American Pet Pig Association have reached a legally signed settlement. All funds have been returned to NAPPA, and PAL has signed the following statement.

To the Pig Community:

Thank you for your continued support and interest in preserving and protecting pet pigs. Over the past several months, you may have become aware of a disagreement that arose regarding the governance of North American Pet Pig Association (NAPPA), which caused some of NAPPA’s directors to separate from NAPPA and form Pig Advocates League (PAL). Regrettably, the disagreement became public and many hurtful and disparaging comments were made regarding NAPPA and its officers and directors. We regret such comments and any harm they caused. While we cannot undo what has been done, we can learn from our mistakes and move forward in a positive and constructive manner.

After much discussion and thoughtful consideration, we have decided to resolve our disagreement and completely part ways with NAPPA. Both NAPPA and PAL will continue their efforts in support of pet pigs. We ask that you respect our decision and continue to support pet pigs and the organizations that support them.


Dianna Ciampaglione
Anna Key
Heather Knox
Brittany Sawyer


Preserving and protecting pet pigs since 1989, NAPPA has a love for all pigs, both big and small! We are completely run by volunteers, and have always been a non profit organization. All funds we raise go into helping pigs by providing emergency medical assistance for injured or sick pigs, spay and neuter funds, sanctuary grants to pay for straw, feed, and other supplies, sponsoring the Swine Medical Database, and so much more. We work hard to educate, whether it be pig parents or the general public who have misconceptions about pigs. Its our goal to enact changes in legislation to change pet pigs from livestock to companion animals, giving them the same rights and protections that dogs and cats are allowed. We advocate for adoption or rescue when you’re thinking of adding a pig to your family, and are here to provide a network of support with your new friend!

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Since 1989, the North American Pet Pig Association has been unequivocally committed to helping improve the quality of life of pet pigs through education and grant support to the general public, pig guardians, and sanctuaries.
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North American Pet Pig AssociationSunday, December 17th, 2017 at 6:50am
Taking a Stroll with Your Pet Pig

Your pig enjoys taking a walk with you as much as any dog. Use a harness rather than a collar when out for a walk with your pig. Pigs like a schedule, so try to take your pet on a walk at the same time each day. Regular walks also provide a way for your pig's hooves to wear down naturally. Learn more at petpigs.com Copyright NAPPA 1989-2017
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North American Pet Pig Association published a note.Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 9:32am
Raising Awareness About Pet Pigs
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North American Pet Pig AssociationSaturday, December 16th, 2017 at 4:34am
URGENT Tomorrow he will be up for adoption. Let's find him a safe place as shelter does not screen any animals. Lets help keep this sweet pig safe. This sweet pet pig is currently at OKC. animal shelter waiting for a forever, loving home. He is up for adoption on 12/18. Please help with finding him a loving home before he is up for adoption.
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North American Pet Pig Association shared OKC Animal Welfare's post.Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 11:15am
Lets help this pet pig find a forever, loving home soon!
UPDATE: He has been adopted
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North American Pet Pig Association shared their photo.Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 12:06pm
Tis The Season To be Warmer....

NAPPA is extremely grateful to so many compassionate and kind folks who run rescues and sanctuaries for helping pet pigs throughout the United States. Our many thanks go out to each and every one of them! From 12/5 to 3/28/18 funds donated for your support will provide blankets to keep pet pigs warmer at Ironwood Pig Sanctuary and Gracie's Acres. For a minimum donation of $25 to NAPPA you will receive a $10 coupon to be used for any purchase when you order from RMF online store. We've teamed up with our friends at RMF to make this happen by keeping pigs warmer during the colder months. Thank you in advance for supporting pet pigs!
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North American Pet Pig Association shared their post.Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 5:35am
NAPPA is so excited to share an awesome opportunity for you to spread compassion and kindness, and have your love and support of pet pigs go twice as far. Each dollar you donate to NAPPA will be matched dollar for dollar. Thanks to a generous gift from "Giving Tuesday"

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About us:
With the input, help, and encouragement of people from all walks of life, and from all over the United States and Canada, the North American Pet Pig Association (NAPPA) was organized in 1989, making it the oldest potbellied pig service organization in the United States. NAPPA is a non profit organization and holds a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. NAPPA was organized specifically to preserve and protect the potbellied pig breed, with an emphasis on education. The activities of NAPPA are guided by the input, contributions, and energy of its members and directors. Membership in NAPPA is open to anyone interested in potbellied pigs, whether pet owners, potential pet owners, rescue/sanctuary, veterinarians, or just friends.

We encourage the use of the information on the website as well as sharing the information and links, but please do not post the information contained within the website without written permission from The North American Pet Pig Association.