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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North American Pet Pig Association

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 AssociationMonday, July 23rd, 2018 at 11:35am
A hot- weather treat for outdoor pigs is a kiddie pool. Learn more at petpigs.com Please share Betty's info who is in need of a home. Contact blindspotanimalsanctuary@gmail.com in Rougemont, NC. if interested in giving Betty and Blue a forever, loving home.

Betty is a sweet 4 year old rescued pig that is looking for an amazing forever home. She would be thrilled if she was adopted with her sister Blue as they are incredibly bonded. Betty came a long way after her rescue two years ago. She is sweet, gentle & fully vetted (spayed, vaccinated, microchipped & de-wormed).
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North American Pet Pig AssociationSunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 1:07pm
The quality of care a pig receives throughout their lifetime has a great influence on longevity. Learn more at petpigs.com Copyright NAPPA 1989- 2018 Photo is of Lily Mae needing a new home.

This pretty little girl, somewhere near NYC, still needs a new home...and soon. She is approx. a year and a half now and weighs 43 pounds. She is an indoor/outdoor pig, who needs a new home through no fault of her own. Can someone please help Lily Mae? Please contact Dr. Joan Poster at ivanle@aol.com for more info. She is spayed and has been recently vetted...all she needs is a home and someone to love her.
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North American Pet Pig AssociationSaturday, July 21st, 2018 at 12:33pm
Water is the single most essential nutrient to a pig, as they cannot sweat and needs fluids to maintain biological functions. Water should be available always. Keeping a pig hydrated is more challenging than it sounds. Water dishes should be monitored to ensure fresh, clean water is available at all times. Learn more at petpigs.com Copyright 1989- 2018 Photo is from Pinterest
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North American Pet Pig AssociationThursday, July 19th, 2018 at 11:39am
Arthritis in Pigs
All pigs can get arthritis. The heavier the pig the higher of a problem will occur. It is important not to allow pigs to become obese. As they age pigs often become less active, which can be due to arthritis. Learn more at petpigs.com Copyright NAPPA 1989- 2018 Photo is from Pinterest
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North American Pet Pig AssociationWednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 4:49am
What Does Responsible Pet Pig Guardianship Really Mean?
When you think about the term "responsible pet pig guardianship" For some people, it might be something general, such as just taking care of their pig. For others, it might mean something more specific, like making sure their pig is trained, or taking their pig in for a yearly vet checkup.
There are key components to being a responsible pig guardian.
Are you capable of meeting their needs?
Adopting a pig from a pig rescue is not all that dissimilar to adopting a baby. You are taking in someone that will depend upon you for every single thing. One major difference between a baby and a pet pig is that a child usually becomes self sufficient in adulthood, whereas a pig requires you to take care of them forever. Learn more at petpigs.com Copyright NAPPA 1989- 2018 Photo is from Pinterest
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North American Pet Pig AssociationTuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 12:34pm
Scratching and rubbing and pigs just go together! Practice proper skin care by keeping your pig free of mites, lice, mange, and dry skin. Use of appropriate lotions will reduce scratching to a minimum. Learn more at petpigs.com Copyright NAPPA 1989- 2018

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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.