Purchase Information

Due to an increase in the work we’re doing at Heal with Horses, we will only be breeding occasionally, so if you’re interested in one of our piglets, contact us and let us know.  The birthing and care of the litters takes a lot of time and effort. It’s a fun activity, but there is only so much time in the day, and work with the people and horses and associated fundraising is taking up most of that time!  So, we have decided that we will likely breed only one litter per year. If you would like to be one of the people who takes a piglet from that litter, please contact us and let us know.

When you purchase an Our Little Piggy mini pet pig, you are provided with a one-year Genetic Health Guarantee. You are also agreeing to ALL conditions on the Piggy Sales Agreement. Please review these documents carefully. We screen all of our applicants, as we are looking to place our piggies in their forever homes.

All Our Little Piggy mini piglets are spayed or neutered before they go to live with their new family, or if the female is not physically large enough for the operation beforehand, then her spaying is already arranged for. The cost of spaying or neutering is included in the purchase price. An altered pet pig makes for a much better pet and a much happier pet owner!

Prices

We like to price each litter with one flat price, regardless of piglet size, colour, and markings. First and foremost, we are animal lovers. We believe that all of our piglets will make wonderful companion animals, and we don’t value one over another. Once you bond with a little piggy, you will understand that they are all special, and we know that their future owners will feel the same.

When we set the price for a litter of piglets, there are several things we have to factor in.  One is the purchase cost and maintenance costs of the breeding herd, including veterinary costs when needed. We also need to factor in the veterinary costs for the piglets to be checked by the vet and neutered or spayed. We have to the final price for our litters close to the time of the delivery because we need to know if our costs, such as veterinary costs, have changed.

We have not yet scheduled our next breeding, and therefore we have not yet set an exact price for the next litter, but we expect it to be in the $800 range, plus tax.

Our price includes the piglet’s spay or neuter, de-worming if the vet advises, and Lineage Papers. We provide a one-year written health guarantee against genetic defects.

A Mini Piglet Application Form must be filled out, submitted, and approved for those wishing for a mini piglet. After approval, a $500 non-refundable deposit per piglet requested secures your spot in the choosing order of piglets, and once the piglets are six weeks of age, approved applicants who have paid the NON-REFUNDABLE deposit will choose their piglet based on their spot in the choosing order, which is based on the order of deposit money received. Pricing of the piglets is set by Our Little Piggy. The balance of payment, less the deposit already received, must be remitted to Our Little Piggy by the time you are ready to pick up your piglet. Our piglets stay with their mama pig until they are weaned at about 6 weeks of age, and do not go to their new home until at least 8 weeks of age.

All piglets will have begun their litter training (indoors) and will be quite well socialized prior to going home with you. We start getting the piglets used to people from day one, including lots of children. The piglets also get introduced to at least one car trip.  We also provide you with a 10 lb. bag of our own piggy food, which your piglet will have grown up eating!

Payments can be made by Email Money Transfer through your online banking, Money Order, Certified Cheque, and PayPal or credit card through our website. We will outline the payment options to you by email once your Mini Piglet Application has been approved.

If you would like to be considered for an Our Little Piggy  piglet, simply fill out the piglet application form, and once approved, you will be able to submit a deposit through Email Money Transfer through your online banking, or use the PayPal or credit card link.

Before you make your deposit, please be sure you understand that UNDER NO CONDITIONS WILL WE BE REFUNDING DEPOSITS PAID. If you have read our Education section, you will understand why we will not refund deposits. The only exception to that rule is if we cannot provide you with a piglet from the litter which you were ordering from, in which case we will happily refund the deposit fully.

Note: Recordation applications are sent off by Our Little Piggy  only if requested by and paid for by the buyer. Balance of payment is due whether or not you have requested/received your Recordation paper.

 All piglet sales made in Ontario are subject to 13% HST.

Once the piglet leaves the Our Little Piggy premises, the new owner assumes full responsibility of their new forever pet pig. Should things not work out with your piggy or you need to re-home him/her for some reason, you are welcome to contact us for assistance. Please review the Sales Agreement for details. However, NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED.

WHEN PIGS FLY!

Oh my goodness, to think of all of the things we said would happen when pigs fly — and now they do!

Many breeders are very happy to ship off piglets anywhere in North America.  We are not. We’ve come to realize that Suzanne and I are not terribly comfortable with the idea of shipping a piggy to someone we’ve never met, so we won’t do it.  We have decided that we will be happy to ship a piglet to you – IF we have met you first.  So if you’ve come to meet us and the piggies and then need your piglet flown to where you are when it’s time for it to go to your home, then we’ll be happy to do so. Piglets can be shipped to any major airport in Canada or the U.S.A. Any costs incurred beyond the price of the piglet are the responsibility of the purchaser and must be paid for up front (for example, though not limited to; all fees associated with the export of swine, delivery/flight of your new pet, etc.).

* Our Little Piggy reserves the right to screen potential buyers, and to refuse the sale of an Our Little Piggy pet at our discretion.