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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Thinking of Getting a Piglet?

Please think rescue first!
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Spay and Neuter your Pet Pig
Microchip them
Please be part of the solution!
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Easy Pig Friendly Ice Cream Recipe
The laid back days of summer time are here, and we love finding new ways to break up the day with some fun, pig friendly recipe. This classic recipe is always a pig favorite. Anyone can make it, and it only takes a few ingredients. The best part of this is that clean up is easy, so pig parents, we promise you'll appreciate the minimal mess. The recipe uses plain yogurt, which contains live cultures that are good for digestion.

Things you'll need
1- 32 oz. plain yogurt
1 peeled mashed banana
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
1 Tablespoons honey

1) Combine plain yogurt, banana, peanut butter, and honey in a blender. Blend on highest speed.
2) Pour blended ingredients into paper cups
3) Place in freezer until completely frozen
4) Peel away paper cup and serve to your pet pig
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4 Foods You Can Freeze into Pig Treats
Summer is officially here! While you're busy lounging at the pool, dining on your favorite restaurant patio and hanging out at the beach, don't forget that the steamy temperatures can be uncomfortable and even dangerous for your pet pig.
While air conditioned house is the ideal place for your pet pig, but if they are outside pigs one way to keep them cool as a cucumber is giving them healthy foods you can freeze into pig treats that will keep your pig(s) cool and occupied.
1) Blueberries - buying fresh from a farmers market or from a natural grocers store. Wash and place them in the freezer for zero prep!
2) Watermelon- sliced watermelon and placed in gallon size bags and freeze until completely frozen will be a delight for your pigs.
3) Pumpkin- Pigs love the taste of pumpkin and it can help soothe digestive issues. Simply scoop small amounts of 100% pumpkin in a can (not pumpkin pie mix!) into an ice cube tray and freeze.
4) Grapes- placing washed grapes in freezer bags placed in freezer until frozen will be a refreshing pig treats on hot summer days.

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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.

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