She recently lost her piggie of four years to cancer and is really looking forward to adopting another. She never goes on-line for anything except to check her e-mail, so I offered to go on-line and hunt around for her.
I am a full time college student with four of my own piggies, and while I would love to add more to my herd it is just not possible.
Thank you again!
Hi, this is Gayle from the gainesville rescue. I just wanted to let you know that Susan (the main rescuer) has been out of town for a while so she has not been able to check her emails.
I also wanted to let you know that Racer is already in the process of being adopted by a woman in Ocala, so he is no longer available. She had contacted us before your sister did.
Also, we do not really like adopting out single pigs. We prefer that they be adopted as pairs or as a friend for an existing pig. There may also be a problem with the whole dorm thing. I lived at the UF dorms last year and from what I know, they do not allow pets. We also require a large cage, which will be a problem in those tiny dorm rooms. Just a few things to mention to your sister.
I'm out of town right now but I'll try to contact your sister tomorrow if Susan still hasn't spoken to her.
Thank you so much for responding. She will be disappointed Racer is no longer available. I believe Susan contacted her this evening.
The cage that she used for her last piggie is 2x3 and he had plenty of room. The room she lived in last year was apartment style with a full kitchen and bathroom. So it is a good deal larger than a regular dorm room. She has been accepted to live in the same room next year for both semesters with the same room mate. The pet policy, atleast for her dorm, is as long as the room mate has no objections then small animals are allowed. Her room mate had no problem with her last piggie, and would actually watch him for her when she was gone over night sometimes.
The single pig policy might be the only problem then. I have four piggies of my own ( 3 rescued, 1 from a breeder
I believe Susan mentioned "fostering" as a first step to see how that goes. Thank you again.
It was so cute in the car on the way home, nobody else was allowed to hold her!
Chad - How many piggies do you have all together and are you located in West Palm Beach? If so that is a long drive to adopt
We adopted our last two pigs, Callie and Amee from Gainesville. I actually live in Coral Springs which is about 35-40 miles south of West Palm. The rescue is a 625 mile round trip. Susan is very friendly and we made a day of hanging out with Susan and her piggies!
My wife holds the piggie the entire trip home, feeding veggies and hay.
There is a story to the origin of my name, but that's another story for another post.