Walter and Basil

Two pigs available to adopt in Warwickshire

Two pet saddleback pigs available to adopt in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Breed: Saddleback

Age: Approx 3 years

Size: 30 inches in height and 48 inches in length

Castrated: Yes

Health: See below

About Walter and Basil

Walter and Basil were an emergency rescue case for us here at Every Pig Rescue Service. We were contacted by a concerned party who lived close to where they were being kept. When they provided us photos of their condition, we were shocked. They were dangerously emaciated. We learned that there had been a third pig who had passed away due to starvation. They also had no real shelter and their tiny pen was a waterlogged mud pit from which they had no escape, not even to sleep.

For the next several days we worked to save them from this horrendous situation, making sure they were fed regularly while we made arrangements.

We covered all the costs of their food as well as their transport to safety. If you would like to support us in our work saving pigs like Walter and Basil you can contribute here.

We are so pleased to be able to say that Walter and Basil are now safe in foster care and making huge improvements every day. The vet has given them a thorough check and these survivors are, aside from being underweight, in good overall health.

Walter and Basil now cuddle up in a cosy bed of straw every night. They are also meeting new animals friends and trying all kinds of new and interesting foods. And, of course, they are getting lots and lots of love and fuss from their foster carer.

Now they are safe, their personalities are beginning to shine! Basil is the boss but he is a gentle leader to his sweet brother Walter. The pair are very close, having clung to each other for comfort during their tough times. They are both very inquisitive and eager to greet visitors. The treat ball is a big hit, although Basil does most the hard work of pushing and shoving with Walter following behind hoovering up the treats.

A lot of people came together to let Walter and Basil know that there are people who will fight for them. Could you be the next person to show them the care and love they truly deserve?

We’d love to find a new home close to their current location, but if you can offer them 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.