Marshall’s Piggy Paradise: A safe haven for pigs
From misunderstood to much-loved: Marshall's Piggy Paradise offers pigs a place they can feel most at home.

Potbellied pigs can make wonderful pets — intelligent, friendly and downright adorable. But pigs frequently lose their homes for a variety of reasons, often because people don’t expect them to grow as large as they do or because zoning laws classify them as farm animals instead of pets.

The pigs at Marshall's Piggy Paradise were brought to the sanctuary because they were abandoned, ignored, hoarded or even outlawed. Here, they receive all they need, including companionship, enrichment and top-notch medical care, to heal and thrive.

Welcome to Marshall's Piggy Paradise

A sweet spot for squealers

The residents of Marshall’s Piggy Paradise live in one of several piggy villages made up of comfy individual homes that stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

A combination of open space, modern structures and gorgeous landscape make Marshall's Piggy Paradise a popular destination for volunteers.

Some areas are smaller, geared toward mobility-challenged pigs; others are large with lots of room to roam for the more active pigs.

They all enjoy mud baths, healthy food, exercise and, most important of all, love and attention for as long as it takes them to find loving homes of their own.

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Keeping pigs healthy and happy

Though most people don't associate pigs with pristine hygiene, the task of keeping these adorable chubs clean and buffed is actually vital to their well-being.

Trimming hooves, dental work, cleaning ears and (for the boys) trimming tusks all take place on what caregivers playfully refer to as “spa day.”

The pigs at Marshall's Piggy Paradise take character to a whole new level. Their grunting, snorting and wallowing — signs that they are happy and content — and charming personalities make them truly lovable. Come volunteer to meet some of the residents and see for yourself!

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Tour Marshall’s Piggy Paradise

Schedule your tour today.

Join us for our pig and goat walking tour to discover the affectionate personalities of potbellied pigs and the endearing goofiness of goats.

The short version of the tour happens Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. (duration: 30 minutes | distance: .5 mile), and the longer version (duration: 1 hour | distance: 1 mile) happens Sundays at 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m., and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. 

Please be aware that this tour takes us through sand and uneven terrain, so navigating this tour by wheelchair, though possible, is difficult. (Service animals may come on the tour.)

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Volunteer at Marshall's Piggy Paradise

Looking for face-to-face interaction with the pigs? It’s your chance to help with daily care, provide companionship and more.

If you’ve volunteered with Best Friends before, go to the volunteer portal to see opportunities available to you.

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Sponsor a Marshall's Piggy Paradise resident
Touched by a pig’s story or feel a special connection to a pig here at the sanctuary? Provide a little extra TLC with the gift of sponsorship.

Adopt or sponsor a pig

Looking to add a new pig to the family? Great! Start your search today.

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Read about the pigs