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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Kim Roden of Florida messaged us last year needing help with Lilly, a pot bellied pig who needed a home and fast! Her guardians were tired of taking care of her and were going to eat her. All of the local rescues were full. With the help of a caring private rescue, NAPPA was able to keep Lilly safe, and was transported to a loving, forever home. Today Lilly is happily enjoying her own living quarters outdoors with access to a large pasture. NAPPA is very grateful for all involved in keeping Lilly safe.
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Thinking about Adopting a Potbellied Pig from a Rescue

So, you are thinking about letting a potbellied pig join your family.
There are literally hundreds of potbellied pigs that are displaced and now live in fosters and rescues in every state through out the United States. Sadly, many people do not do their research before bringing home a potbellied pig and soon realize they are a lot more work than they thought or their area law prohibits potbellied pigs. Although potbellied pigs are highly intelligent and are wonderful pets to responsible guardians. Learn more at petpigs.com Copyright NAPPA 1989- 2018
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Pigs stay cool by splashing in water or rolling in mud. Give your pig a child's swimming pool filled with a few inches of water. Some pigs are afraid to step into a pool for the first time. Encourage pigs by floating a few grapes, apple chunks or cheerios in the water. Cut a doorway in the side of the pool so your pig can walk in easily. Learn more at petpigs.com Copyright NAPPA 1989- 2018
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Mini Pigs

Mini pigs are miniature in relationship to farm pigs. Farm pigs can grow to 900 pounds and more. Pigs have dense compact bodies, especially when compared to people and dogs.

Pigs grow quickly until they are about a year old, then continue to grow slowly until they are 2-1/2 - 3 years old. Learn more at petpigs.com Copyright NAPPA 1989- 2018
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Adopting a Pet Pig from a Rescue.....

If you feel you are ready to take care of a pet pig and want to bring one home. It's of the utmost importance that you go to a rescue organization. You'll want to be sure paperwork is in order, including documents from the rescue about the pig's feeding needs, their veterinary health and vaccination status, and housing requirements. Adopting a pet pig must be taken seriously. 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.

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