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.
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.