Pigs

Our lovable pigs are the primary reason we started Piggins and Banks.

Click on a pig below to learn more about them and their unique story.

Mary Piggins

Vietnamese Potbelly Pig
Adopted
1 year old

One of the namesakes of Piggins and Banks, Mary Piggins is a certified Therapy Pet Pig by the American Mini Pig Association and also an internet celebrity. As a certified therapy pet pig she is able to volunteer at public organizations, retirement homes, schools, etc. where she can visit and bring smiles to those needing a good cheering up.

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Mr. Piggy Banks

Painted Mini / Potbelly Mix Pig
Rescued
12 months old

Mr. Banks is also training to be a Therapy Pet Pig (and will be certified once he is one year old). We rescued him from a farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland that was breeding pigs for pets and meat. Part of Mr. Banks’ left ear and tail are docked signifying he would have been slaughtered if we had not taken him in.

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Mick

Kune Kune Pig
Adopted
8 years old

Mick is the biggest pig here at Piggins and Banks, partly because of his type of breed which falls on the large side (Kune Kune). He may look intimidating with his dark color and tusks, but he is a gentle giant and loves any attention and a good ear scratch.

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Rosie

Potbelly Pig
Adopted
9 years old

Rosie is the first pig that the Riddle Family ever took in opening the door for them to learn how smart and special pigs are. She is such a sweetheart and loves to get her belly rubbed.

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Tuck

Potbelly Pig
Adopted
9 years old

Tuck came from the same farm as Rosie, so they are practically brother and sister and can always be found close to one another. He was the second pig Aaron and Christie Riddle ever owned. He has a pleasant demeanor and also loves a good belly rub.

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Zeus

Potbelly Pig
Rescued October 23, 2020
10 months old

Zeus (twin brother to Bert) was advertised as a free pig to be used as a pet or meat in the Winchester, VA area. We quickly rescued him and have given him a home here. He is the more bold and brave one of the brother pigs, and has a constantly inquisitive personality. (Learn more about his history: We Have Rescued Two New Piglets from Possible Death)

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Bert

Potbelly Pig
Rescued October 23, 2020
10 months old

Bert (twin brother to Zeus) was advertised as a free pig to be used as a pet or meat in the Winchester, VA area. We quickly rescued him and have given him a home here. Bert is more passive and shy than his brother, but just as sweet. (Learn more about his history: We Have Rescued Two New Piglets from Possible Death)

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Tyrion

Juliana Pig
Rescued November 1, 2020
7 years old

Tyrion came to us from Brooklyn Park, MD. His family gave him a wonderful home for six years which shows when you see how great of shape Tyrion is in. However he outgrew their apartment living space and was beginning to show signs of aggression towards their new baby. Since coming to Piggins and Banks he has become one of the lead pigs, and is in heaven with lots of room to run, root, and socialize. (Learn more about his history: Tyrion the Pig Comes to Piggins and Banks from Brooklyn Park, MD)

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Dude

Potbelly Pig
Rescued November 6, 2020
13 months old

You could say a little bit of destiny brought Dude (or The Dude as we like to call him) to Piggins and Banks. You see, he is from Pasadena, MD where two of our founding team members grew up (Aaron and Joshua Riddle). He is one of the absolutely sweetest pigs you will ever meet. His owner felt he would be happier in the country amongst other pigs rather than stuck in a community without a friend. We love having Dude here with us! (Learn more about his history: Welcome Dude the Pig from Pasadena, MD)

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Jimmy

Potbelly Pig
Rescued November 15, 2020
1 year old

There is always someone that likes to push the boundaries and rules in any group, and that would be Jimmy. He is one of the sweetest most happy pigs we have ever met, but he uses that sweetness to distract you so he can get into some playful mischief such as pushing gates open and knocking down food containers. No matter because we love him anyway! (Learn more about his history: From Walkersville, MD: It’s Jimmy the Pig!)

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Charlotte

Potbelly Pig
Rescued November 29, 2020
15 months old

Charlotte is an absolute sweetheart and very kind natured. Since we rescued her from a location where she was kept with two other male pigs, we are currently waiting to see if she is pregnant. She has what we refer to as a “Godzilla monster squeal” when she is hungry. You can hear it all the way on the other side of the property! (Learn more about her history: The Three Little Pigs Come to Piggins and Banks)

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Babe

Potbelly Pig
Rescued November 29, 2020
14 months old

Babe (brother to Wilbur) is a go-getter. He is more shy than his brother, but has a lot of energy. As you can see in the photo above, he is particularly fond of pumpkin. Notice how Babe’s nose has a gap where the black coloring is. It was pointed out to us by one of our donors that it looks like a tiny French mustache! (Learn more about his history: The Three Little Pigs Come to Piggins and Banks)

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Wilbur

Potbelly Pig
Rescued November 29, 2020
14 months old

Wilbur (brother to Babe) is the more outgoing of the two brothers. He is very inquisitive and will come up to greet you when entering his pen. How can you tell him and his brother Babe apart? Wilbur has the black all along the top of his nose! (Learn more about his history: The Three Little Pigs Come to Piggins and Banks)

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Zelda

Potbelly Pig
Rescued January 10, 2021
5 years old

Zelda came to live with us thanks to the Harford County Humane Society in Maryland. She is a big girl…but very sweet and gentle. She loves to be pet and has a slow, but steady, approach to her day’s activities. When taken in by the Humane Society she was very overweight, but is already starting to lose some pounds after being given a nice outdoor area to root and roam around in. (Learn more about his history: Harford County Humane Society Helps Three Pigs Come to Piggins and Banks)

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Fern

Potbelly Pig
Rescued January 19, 2021
7 months old

Fern was brought to Piggins and Banks by Sussex County Animal Services in the Richmond area as a bonus pig rescue (she tagged along the trip with Bruce and Onyx). She is a sweet piglet who took right to the routine at Piggins and Banks of knowing when mealtimes are and how to get on our good side for a treat! (Learn more about her history: Sussex County Animal Services Brings Three Pigs to Piggins and Banks)

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Gloria

Potbelly Pig
Rescued January 24, 2021
16 months old

Gloria was captured in the wild by a good samaritan after escaping a neglect situation. She is a true survivor and is fortunate to have a loving forever home here. While her body shows many scars and blemishes from her horrible past, she has lost much of her shyness from when we first welcomed her and is now a very friendly pig. (Learn more about her history: Escape Pig Given Second Chance by Piggins and Banks Pig Sanctuary)

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Bertha

Potbelly Pig
Rescued January 30, 2021
9 years old

Bertha was placed into our care through Pigsburgh Squealers Pig Rescue. She had a very rough life of over breeding, neglect, and was even discarded in a ditch left for dead until she was found by a kind man named Christopher Kirtley. She makes her home with us now where she is safe, loved, and has a wonderful friend in fellow pig Fern. (Learn more about his history: Rough Life No More: Bertha the Pig Finds a Forever Home)

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Otis

Julianna / Potbelly Pig Mix
Rescued February 28, 2021
7 years old

Otis didn’t have to go far when he came to live with us! He grew up in Winchester, VA with a family that got him when he was a piglet in 2014. In 2020 he became very sad and lonely when their family dog passed away. Seeking to find him new friends and companionship, his family was delighted when they learned of our pig sanctuary and we were delighted to take him in. (Learn more about his history: Winchester VA Pet Pig Stays Local Thanks to Pig Sanctuary)

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Bobbi

Potbelly / Mixed Breed Pig
Rescued March 1, 2021
5 years old

Bobbi was a forgotten pig. Abandoned as a stray in southern Virginia she was picked up by animal control and no one came looking for her. Given to the SPCA of Pittsylvania County, they contacted us and we were happy to take her in to give her a forever home. She is a gentle soul and loves it here among her pig friends. (Learn more about her history: Forgotten Pig No More: Stray Pig Given Name and Forever Home)

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Journey

Potbelly Pig
Rescued March 28, 2021
3 years old

Journey came to us from the town of Berryville, Virginia…only 45 minutes away from our location. Her owner passed away after battling cancer which left Journey in search of a new home which is how she came to live with us. She is a very calm and sweet mannered pig…and absolute delight to be around. (Learn more about her history: Rescued Pig Doesn’t Have to “Journey” Far to New Home).

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Peter Curleytail

Mangalitsa / Kune Kune Mix Pig
Rescued April 4, 2021
3 months old

Peter was born to be a pig sold for meat. A supporter of Piggins and Banks (wishing to remain anonymous) purchased him from a local farm. Instead of keeping the pig for meat, the supporter brought Peter to Piggins and Banks to live a fully, healthy, and happy life. Being a Mangalitsa pig, Peter will grow to be at least 300lbs in size! He will have curly, soft hair almost like a sheep. (Learn more about his history: Easter Pig will NOT be a Ham Dinner: Gets a Chance at Life)

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In Memoriam

We remember those pigs that we have lost over the years and know they had a wonderful life at Piggins and Banks.

Lana

Potbelly Pig
Rescued
5/1/2003 – 2/3/2021

Lana was a breeder pig from Florida where they sold her babies as “teacup pigs”. She was abused until rescued by Ross Mill Farm and adopted to a family in Virginia that could no longer keep her after a death in the family. We took her in as a pet in 2012 and she lived out her later years surrounded by pig friends and was one of the four original pigs that came to Piggins and Banks when founded in 2020.

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