Piggy Adoption process | Piglet Adoption Process
To ensure that our pigs find the right humans, we have a defined adoption process. Complete our adoption questionnaire & find the right pet for you.
PLEASE NOTE: WE WON"T SHIP OUR PIGLETS!!
I receive calls from around the country pleading with me to ship a piglet! We won't ship them. There are TWO reasons why we don't ship. 1) It is very stressful for these tiny creatures to be put into a cage and ride in the belly of an airplane. They frequently develop diarrhea from the stress and arrive shaking like a leaf. 2) We WANT you to visit the piglet and parent pigs! We want you to know what you are getting. See the parent pigs for yourself to avoid being scammed i.e. paying for a small adult pigs and then getting a pig that grows to be 80 - 150 pounds. I average 1-2 calls per month from people who have gotten scammed and say "wish we had gotten our piggy from you and just driven the distance."
Please ensure you are willing to drive to the Washington DC Metro Area Zip Code 20854
We love our piggies and want to find them the best 'forever home' possible. We understand it is a big decision to add a piggy to your home and have included a page entitled "is a piggy the right pet for you" to help guide this decision. Please review this page before making any type of pig adoption decisions.
If you have any questions be sure to send us an email at Jill@SquealsOnWheels.us
I will get back to you as soon as possible! Jill
Once we receive your completed application, a follow-up phone call or email will be made to you to review the application and ask or answer any questions and discuss any concerns. Please remember that adopting a piggy is a commitment of 15-18 years so we do not take any shortcuts in processing our applications.
When and if your Adoption Application is approved, we will work with your schedule and ours to find a date and time to meet the piggy that just might be the newest member of your family. We highly recommend you select one piggy or at the maximum two piggies to meet. We have sweet and well mannered piggies and it's very difficult to choose when presented with more than one little piggy! Prospective applicant(s) will be invited to come and meet the pig(s) at our home. We do not have an open farm since we live in a neighborhood so all meetings for potential piggy owners are done only by appointment. In past years, this visit was free, but because many families abused this privilege and did NOT really plan to adopt a piglet, we now charge $100 for this visit (which includes the one hour educational class). This $100 is non-refundable BUT is DEDUCTED from the total price of the piglet.
During this meeting, you will also receive a one hour educational class that will cover numerous key topics regarding life with a pig as a pet!
Squeals on Wheels is committed to help control the over population and production of unwanted pigs and protecting the quality of this tiny breed’s standards. As the potential owner of a Squeals on Wheels piglet, it is important you read and agree with the terms and conditions of our sales/adoption policy outlined below prior to submitting a Piglet Adoption application.
By filling out the application, you will confirm that you have researched and have become well informed of the responsibilities of owning a mini pig. Furthermore, it will attest that you have read and agreed with the terms and conditions of Squeals on Wheels sales/adoption policy.
All adoption request applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Squeals on Wheels reserves the right to refuse the sale of a piglet/pig at any given time and solely at our discretion. Once the application has been approved, the prospective piggy owner will be notified via e-mail and will receive confirmation on the availability of the chosen piglet(s) on the adoption request application.
In the case that the piglet chosen has been sold, we will notify you of the piglets that are currently available. At that time, you may choose to select another piglet or possibly wait for an upcoming litter.
All piglets/pigs are guaranteed to be in good health and free from visible signs of infections, contagious or communicable diseases at the time of pick-up.
Piglets will receive their first and second deworming treatment prior to leaving for their new homes. All male piglets will be neutered and female piglets will be spayed before they leave for their new home. We finally found a wonderful Veterinarian who will spay our very tiny female piggies! This is a cost saving to you of $250.00 - $500.00 dependent upon what part of the country you are located in.
In the comment section of the adoption application, please let us know what piglet you would like to have! If the piglet is not yet weaned from Mom Pig, please be prepared to pay a non-refundable deposit of $100.00- we will let you know when the piglet is eating pig pellets, drinking water from a bowl, and fully weaned from Mom Pig, Once we notify you that your piglet is ready for pick-up, you will have 7 days to pick up your piglet.
Please pick up your piglet within 7 days or a boarding fee of $8.00 per day will need to be paid. If the little piglet is not picked up within 14 days after notification that piglet is ready for pick up, your deposit will be forfeited and we will find new owners (unless there is prior, approved coordination with us).
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash or POSTAL money orders from the United States Post Office.
Money orders MUST be from the United States Post Office.
(sorry, we have had bounced checks, scam money orders and our monies were never recovered and we do not like to pass the cost of on-line payment websites onto you or ourselves).
You will receive a detailed receipt upon full payment. Maryland state tax of 6% is included in the purchase price
Yes, we are a little old-fashioned.
When do I pick out my new piglet?
New owners may pick out their new piggy in person. This offer is reserved for individuals who have sent in their $100.00 deposit fee or pay the non-refundable fee upon arrival. When you arrive to pick up or pick out your piggy, we will have seats for you on the porch so please dress for the weather because we will be outside. As mentioned above, the $100.00 is deducted from the total price of the piglet.
What do we need to bring when we pick up our new family member?
We recommend you bring a kennel for your new baby to travel in especially if you are the driver and no one else is with you. New piglets also like to ride home on the laps of their new families. If the piglet gets a little nervous from all the changes, they will sometimes poop so bring some paper towels and a trash bag in case there is a mess and/or their litter box with non-cedar wood chips or newspaper in there. You will know if they need to be placed in the litter box because they will start getting up from a nice warm lap and act a little hyper and start looking around.
Please bring some blankets when you come to get new piglet - old, used ones are just fine - they LOVE their blankets and will feel much more secure if you wrap them up in one of them!
I AM NOT READY TO ADOPT BUT I would just like to visit/see the piglets? Is this possible?
Yes, you may visit our piglets at one of our many upcoming events!
Please e-mail to let us know you will be there and we will bring one or two piglets!
You may also request a party via our reservation form and add a piglet to your event!
May we return our Piglet?
An 80% refund will be given for any piglet that is returned within 3 days of the original adoption/purchase date. We will not be able to accept the return of any piglet after 3 days of the original adoption/purchase date. In the past, we have always accepted piglet returns. We did this out of a sense of responsibility to our piglets, but we found that several people took advantage of our good intentions and would drop the piggy off at our home for a variety of what we considered to be very weak reasons. We have instituted this No Return policy to encourage potential buyers to read all about pigs (book recommendations are listed on the Care of Pigs page) ask a lot of questions, and clearly understand the responsibility of adopting a piglet as a member of your family.