Adopt a Pig

Hello, I'm Ellie the pig and you can adopt me!​​

I came to live at Goodheart back in 2019, when I grew much bigger than my humans expected. They thought I was going to stay as a tiny piglet forever, but that’s something of a myth in the animal world! I’m still just as cute however, and now I get to spend my days living in the beautiful Pig Woodland here at the sanctuary with my best pals Jasper and Kermit.

Maybe I’ll see you at the sanctuary someday – I’ll be sure to come up and say hello with a friendly wag of my tail.

Adopt a rescued pig today

Start your pig adoption today

£30.00 each

A pig adoption certificate from our founders David and DJ

A framed photograph of Ellie the pig​​

A beautiful welsh slate coaster engraved with Ellie’s footprint​

A recipe card featuring a delicious plant-based dish to create at home

A Goodheart fridge magnet, pen, and sheet of stickers ​​​

Plus regular email updates from Ellie the pig throughout the year!

Complete your gift of an adoption box by purchasing a voucher for a tour at our sanctuary, where you can meet our animals, including Ellie the pig.

Click the button below to buy an Ellie the Pig Adoption Box as a gift. We can either deliver it to you to give in person or directly to your recipient. There’s also the option to add a gift message to the box free of charge (not available for email adoptions)

Please note, aspects of the box may differ slightly from the above image, for example, the style of pen or photo in the frame but all items listed will be included. We use real straw in our adoption boxes. If you prefer we didn’t in yours, then please get in touch by emailing info@goodheart.org.uk

Adopt a pig and feel Goodhearted

By adopting a pig, you’re helping our rescued pigs enjoy a life of happiness and safety. Take a look at these fun videos of our rescued pigs enjoying life at the sanctuary…

Learn more about our exciting Pig Barn Project!

We’ve been working on a ground-breaking new habitat development project that will provide our pigs with an enriched life here at the sanctuary, and allow visitors to interact with them all year round!

Did you know?​

Pigs have 44 teeth! In males, the front canine teeth form sharp tusks which continuously grow throughout their lifetime.

Pigs are generalist omnivores and are capable of surviving practically anywhere on Earth so long as there is enough water to sustain them.

Pigs play an important role in culture and religion around the world. In Asia, the pig is one of 12 animal images comprising the Chinese zodiac.

Frequently Asked Questions​

How do I adopt a pig?

You can adopt Ellie the rescued pig via the links above, or by clicking here to go directly through to the order form. Click here to adopt a pig as a gift.

How much does it cost to adopt a pig?

A £30 one-off payment is required to adopt a pig, and your adoption lasts for 12 months. If you would like to support our animals with a regular payment, please consider a Sponsorship or a Regular Donation.

Can I adopt a piglet?​

At present, Ellie is the only pig available for adoption, however by adopting her you are helping us to expand our offering and provide a home for many more animals in the future. If you would like to sponsor a piglet, you can do so over on our Sponsor an animal page.

How many people can adopt a pig?

There is no limit to the number of people who can adopt one of our animals. This allows as many supporters as possible to connect with and learn about our rescued residents through the adoption boxes and email updates.

Can I adopt a pig as a pet?

Here at Goodheart, we have seen first-hand just how many pigs end up at rescues when owners of pet pigs get out of their depth. Our rescued pigs are the lucky ones, but sadly many pigs bought as pets end up being sold for slaughter as rescue places are very limited and owners don’t always know all of their options. 

By symbolically adopting Ellie the pig through us, you can feel good knowing you’ve helped our rescued animals, without the added responsibility that comes with owning a pig as a pet.