Gilbert

Small breed pig available for adoption in Wakefield

Small breed pig available for adoption in West Yorkshire

Breed: Small breed mix

Age: 4 years

Size: 22 inches in height

Castrated: Yes

Health: No known health issues

About Gilbert

Precious Gilbert was purchased as a piglet and intended to be a house pet. When it inevitably transpired that a house was a completely unsuitable environment for him, he was taken in by the wonderful folk at Millington’s Magical Barn.

However, Millington’s is currently home to six lovely large breed pigs and Gilbert has been unable to integrate with them. His previous best friend was a cat, so to suddenly find himself in an environment with several much larger piggies was very overwhelming for little Gilbert.

Despite their best attempts to introduce them several times, his carers at Millington’s came to the decision that Gilbert wasn’t going to be able to live with their pigs.

They have set up a lovely space for Gilbert to live apart from the other pigs but he is lonely there by himself. His carers feel that as a result of this isolation he is beginning to lose some of his sweet sparkle. They are doing all they can for him but he really needs a safe place with a piggy companion of his own size.

This beautiful boy is struggling to find his place in the world, could you be his forever home?

We’d love to find a new home close to his current location, but if you can offer him the perfect home further away we would still love to hear from you!

Apply to Adopt

Please note, as well as a completed adoption application form we require several good quality photographs of the areas in which the pigs would live. You should include photographs that give a good idea of the size of the space available, the type and features of the terrain, all shelters that would be accessible by the pigs and the type of containment you will be using (stock-proof fencing, electrical fencing, walls etc.)

You can submit these photographs by emailing us directly at rescue@everypig.org

A member of our team will be in touch once we have received your completed form and photographs.

Please be aware that as a rescue and rehoming service we do not support the slaughter or breeding of animals. By submitting this form you confirm and agree that any animals within your care are kept as companion animals and are not/will not be used for the purpose of breeding or consumption, human or otherwise.

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Your Name
If your current address is different to the address at which the pigs will be living please provide both
This will help us match you to the best pig/s for your life and family
e.g. good with children, experience around other species, particular size/breed, specific age. Anything you can tell us that will help match you with the best pig/s for you
Not having previous experience will not disqualify you from consideration for adoption, but it may affect which pig/s are best suited to you
If you rent the land the pig/s will live on, do you have permission from your landlord to keep pigs on it for the rest of the pig's life?
Do you already have a CPH number?
Do you already have a herd mark?
A CPH Number and herd mark are required by law to keep pigs, we cannot complete an adoption without them
e.g. fields, hard standing areas, trees, wallow, shrubbery etc.
e.g. stock-proof fencing, electric fencing, hedging, dry stone wall etc.
Are you aware of the medical, feeding, husbandry and grooming costs associated with caring for a pig?
If yes, please provide their name
Do you already have any other pigs?
You may have male and female pigs with only the males (or some of them) neutered
e.g. breed, age, size, temperament
Ideal set up includes separate fenced off and secure areas (ideally next door to each other). Further advice on introductions and set up can be found on our website
If you are applying to adopt a single pig and do not have any other pigs, are you able and willing to adopt a second companion pig from us?
Are you able the transport the pig/s to your home?
Are you happy for us to conduct a home check to ensure that it is an appropriate environment for a pet pig?
Are you willing to provide updates to the old home of any pig/s you adopt?
I have read and agree to the Terms of Sevice

Terms of Service

Please be aware that as a rescue and rehoming service we do not support the slaughter or breeding of animals. By submitting this form you confirm and agree that any animals within your care are kept as companion animals and are not/will not be used for the purpose of breeding or consumption, human or otherwise.