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Saving Animals & Healing Hearts has a number of permanent residents. For a variety of reasons they are unable to be adopted and remain here safe and happy. The following are just some of our current residents.


Sammy (aka: Samuel T Pig when he's in trouble)… I always wanted a pig. Seems like forever. But that wasn't going to happen as long as I was in a relationship.... So in 2013 I was suddenly single and browsing the internet when I came across an ad for baby PBPs. I picked up the phone and just about dropped it again when I heard the price. (this was long before I knew of the overbreeding crisis) I explained that being suddenly single it wasn't in my budget, thanked her for her time and chalked it up to being determined to get one "some day". Well some day came about 3 weeks later when the woman called and said she had 1 all black piglet that no one wanted and she would sell him to me for $100, and he was already neutered. SOLD and off I went to go collect my little baby boy and started on this incredible journey of pig rescue. Sammy was the most adorable little guy, shy at first, but warmed up quickly. I started teaching him tricks and manners right away. He went everywhere with me and loved the car rides and all the different people he would meet. Sammy began his career in education and therapy at a very young age, visiting pre-schools and teaching children all about PBPs. They learned how to feed them, and clean up after them and they even learned about exercise and diet, AND most important of all.. that they are friends and not food and deserve our love, time and respect. It was because of Sammy I began to realize the plight of so many unwanted pigs. Zoning laws, HOA rules, Over feeding, Under feeding, behavioral issues due to uneducated owners.. the list goes on. Within the first year we had taken on several more piggies that were unwanted, or misunderstood and jumped feet first learning as much as possible reading and more than I could ever read by having first hand experience with Sammy and our rapidly growing herd. Sammy is one of the kindest, most loyal and loving animals I've ever met and I absolutely adore him as I do all of our fur babies here at Saving Animals & Healing Hearts.
Sponsor Sammy for $30/Month


Sparky was one of three miniature horses rescued from a hoarding case. He and the other two came in skinny with long un-kept hooves, matted hair, massive worms, and lice. Once rehabilitated, it was clear that Sparky had his own tale to tell and has quickly become an incredible ambassador for the rescue. He has a huge personality that shines through his every encounter. From the beach to downtown La Jolla, Sparky proudly draws a crowd wherever he goes. Sparky remains one of the coolest ambassadors anyone could ask for.
Sponsor Sparky for $75/Month


Stevie was rescued from a hoarding situation along with 23 others. Upon arrival he was very scared and stayed close to the girls he was housed with. Stevie has difficulties with his eyesight, mostly with peripheral vision. Because of this Stevie will live here in sanctuary loved and adored for the rest of his life.
Sponsor Stevie for $30/Month

Thelma & Louise

Thelma and Louise were rescued from a hoarding/neglect case in December of 2018. They are approximately 18-24 months old and are currently unspayed. They are a little shy, though they love head scratches. We are working on their manners and given their history, who can blame them for being a little nervous. They will be spayed prior to adoption or may be adopted with a spay contract. We would prefer they be adopted together as it is likely that is how they have spent their whole lives. Adoption fee: $150 each or $250 for both. Adoption fee will be waived if they are adopted on a spay contract.
Sponsor Thelma & Louise for $30/Month


This handsome gentleman is named Titan. If you have been on a tour of the rescue or have volunteered with us, then you probably have had the pleasure of meeting him! He’s welcoming, friendly, and very intelligent! He’s also the first to alert us of anything going on around the ranch. Titan is our mascot and he will live here in sanctuary for the rest of his life. Exactly where he belongs!
Sponsor Titan for $20/Month

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