Welcome to NAPPA



***WE DID IT!***
Many thanks to each of you who donated to NAPPA’s matching fund effort to help Houston Mini Pig Rescue & Network. We just received a contribution of $20, making our total received $1500. Doubled that will give HMPRN $3,000 to use for food or other needs as they work to recover. We wish to extend special thanks to Joyce Aleckna of Happy Hill Farm and Animal Refuge for sending $700. We are equally grateful to Sharyn Meryl (Sammy the Hammy’s mom) for raising $600 from her raffle. Last ,but not least, we very much appreciate those smaller donors who made up the remainder, giving us a total of $3,000 to send to Texas!

North American Pet Pig Association

Joyce Murdoch Aleckna Thank you for making the match so the money will make a difference for Houston

Patty Hunter Amazing! You all are such a blessing to us down here in Houston! ❤

Thank you all!

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


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 Association published a note.Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at 5:24pm
What Can I Do to Prevent Aggression in My Pig?
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North American Pet Pig AssociationSaturday, November 10th, 2018 at 10:53am
How Do I Prevent My Pig From Choking When Eating?

When your pig eats and you notice that they are choking on their food, there is a simple remedy for this problem. Some pigs get in too big of a hurry and just eat too fast when their food is in a bowl. You can add water to your pet's food until it reaches a wet mushy consistency. Doing this will slow your pig's eating down and at the same time lubricate the food for easier swallowing. If your pig continues to choke try adding a little more water.
Another method is to sprinkle your pig's food out. This will cause them to look for each piece of food and at the same time will slow down when eating. Learn more at petpigs.com
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North American Pet Pig AssociationFriday, November 9th, 2018 at 3:36pm
How Do I Keep My Pig Healthy?

Be sure and see your veterinarian at least once a year for your pet pig's physical examination, vaccinations and worming.
Keep electrical cords out of your pig's reach. Do not let your pig have toys with small pieces that they can swallow. Keep their area free of objects like rubber bands, strings and grocery bags or vegetable bags that can be chewed or swallowed. Likewise, keep all sharp objects such as razor blades, pins and needles out of reach. Make certain all chemicals, poisons, poisonous plants, medications,cleaning products and antifreeze are out of the range of your pig. Your pig's area needs to be secure so that they cannot get out and no animals can get in, especially dogs.
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North American Pet Pig AssociationWednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 1:01pm
Our organization has been selected as one of the 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofits using GreatNonprofits. NAPPA is among a distinguished few to receive this community endorsement.
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North American Pet Pig AssociationWednesday, October 31st, 2018 at 2:13pm
Over Five Years of Age

As potbellies age new concerns are presented to the pet owner. The days of their active youth begin to fade away and they tend to lead a more sedimentary life style. The potbellied pig's nutritional needs also change as they age. In middle age they may not need the same amount of food as they once did when they were younger. As the pet ages watch their diet closely so they don't become obese. To help prevent obesity a change in the type /level of their food should be considered, as well as a change in the amount of food your pig actually eats. Monitoring the pet pig as it moves into old age is very important to help them stay healthy.
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North American Pet Pig Association published a note.Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 8:33am
If you are having problems with your pigs weight use this formula below:

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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.