Mary Piggins: Therapy Pet Pig

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I’m a certified pet therapy pig who lives in the Winchester, VA area that loves to spread smiles and bring good cheer to people who need it most.

My Story

Born in Richmond, I was adopted by The Riddle Family in the Winchester, VA area where I was trained and certified by the American Mini Pig Association as a pet therapy pig!

I’m a pig who loves my family and was trained to be a member of the therapy pig program administered by the American Mini Pig Association. This means that I can visit local schools, hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, and other public places as a volunteer to provide therapy to others with comfort, affection, and attention.

To earn this certification I had to learn a bunch of tricks, including coming to my name, sit, stay, leave it, walking on a leash, gentle treat taking, and handling. My family also taught me many more tricks including shake, give a kiss, shut the door (I push a door closed), play piano (I play a little piano with my snout), and much more.

If interested, you can read more about the AMPA Therapy Pig program.

Interested in having Mary Piggins visit those who need a smile?

Piggins is available to visit local hospitals, nursing homes, and other similar organizations.

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