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 Association added 2 new photos.Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 4:37pm
Please Consider Making a Gift on Tuesday November 28,2017

Your support will directly impact the futures of many pet pigs being adopted into loving homes.
Matching gifts provide you with an easy way to potentially double your donation to help many pigs.
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North American Pet Pig AssociationMonday, November 13th, 2017 at 10:29am
We're Thankful For......

We thought of 5 reasons we're thankful for our porcine friends, but we know there are probably hundreds more. Please share your reasons you're thankful for your pig in the comment section below.....

* They're expert cuddlers
* They don't judge
* They comfort us when we are sad
* They know how to put a smile on our face
* They know how to have fun
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North American Pet Pig Association added 2 new photos.Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 2:17pm
The North American Pet Pig Association is a prevention-based organization that works to keep pet pigs in their loving homes. NAPPA is helping more pigs by offering two of our auction items to be sold to help Ironwood Pig Sanctuary pay for needed spay and neuter surgeries on their incoming pigs. Our auction will be ongoing until items are sold to assist with pet pigs.

"Poochily Yours" SIGNED Pooch Cafe comic panel by Paul Gilligan
Starting bid $ 75
Winner pays shipping
In the Bleachers comic panel SIGNED by artist Steve Moore
Starting bid $75
Winner pays shipping
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North American Pet Pig AssociationMonday, November 6th, 2017 at 12:06pm
Share Some Lovin'

If you're looking for a porcine friend, please make adoption your only choice! Learn more at petpigs.com Copyright NAPPA 2017
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North American Pet Pig Association shared a group.Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 4:18am
Please join our Fall Festival Adoption Auction Page! Auction opens today and will run until November 5th! This is our first auction as we "test the waters" so please bear with us.
We have some cute items including a Ryan Greye original sculpt!
Thanks for looking! * NAPPA's Fall Festival Adoption Auction has extended the closing date from 11/3 to 11/5.
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North American Pet Pig AssociationWednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 6:05am
Need Help with Re-Homing a Pet Pig in AZ. He is 1-1/2 years old, neutered, kennel trained and housebroken. He is friendly with cats and dogs. Please message us if interested with giving him a forever home.

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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.