Nala arrived January 2018 when we saw she was being given away on Facebook. We found out this was her second time in two weeks being posted as "free to good home" online. She is one of the lucky ones, many farm animals that are posted for free end up slaughtered for meat, and that is what many people in the comments indicated they wanted to do. 

We stepped in to make sure she would never be in danger or listed online for free like a used couch again. Now it is her turn to find a wonderful forever home, adopt her today!

Requested Adoption Donation: $100

Baloo just arrived after being rescued from a petting zoo that was shutting down He spent his life there as amusement for visitors and a breeding board to make even more pigs to live that sad life. 

Baloo is a sweet and gentle soul who could fit into any herd of pigs in any home that would treat him with the love and respect he deserves that he has been missing all this time. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

Simba's story is all too common for potbelly pigs. Purchased from a breeder he began as an indoor pig, but when he grew too big, his family gave him away. He ended up at a greenhouse where he was kept in a tiny pen as a petting zoo attraction. When a family came to the greenhouse and saw how he was living there, they couldn't leave him behind and took him home until they could find a safe place for him. 

Simba is a new arrival here, but we can promise the next home he has will be forever and he will be loved!

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

Pua is another new arrival at our sanctuary. This girl came to us when the petting zoo she called home was shut down. We believe she may be pregnant, as all of the pigs were together unswayed and unneutered.

Pua is a very sweet and friendly girl who loves food...a LOT...and we are excited to show her that she can be loved as an individual instead of used for human entertainment. Once we know more about whether she is pregnant or not, we can start considering applications for adopting her!

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

Timon came to us when the petting zoo where he lived was shutting down. We went to save adult pigs and the man who owned the petting zoo asked us if we had the ability to help a sick piglet. We of course agreed and moments later Timon was in the arms of one of our staff members.

He was so tiny for his age, malnourished, dehydrated, full of parasites, and with his eyes so badly infected they were crusted shut with pus. Even still, he was alive and a fighter. Every day is touch and go with him, but we are doing everything we can to help him survive and thrive!

Not yet available for adoption.

Moana was born and raised in a petting zoo as a piglet left behind, unsold from a litter last year. Her entire life she has only seen people as something to fear, and it will take us some time and patience to show her she is safe.

Just a baby herself, she is also pregnant, so we will be observing her closely to be sure she is safe and comfortable when she is ready to deliver. Once her babies are old enough we will consider applications for her for adoption!

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

Rafiki has just arrived but is already a staff favorite here at Wayward Ranch. This poor, gentle boy was abandoned after a life of neglect. Someone found him and brought him to us, and let us know that he wanted so badly to be let inside he opened her door herself to jump on her couch for a nap.


This boy clearly misses having a house and family and we are committed to finding him a family that deserves his love and devotion!

Requested Adoption Donation: $100

When we first met Ed he was almost completely hairless and covered nose to tail in terrible scabs. He was suffering from untreated mange and he was very skinny. He and his brothers Shinzi and Bonzai had been left behind when their owner moved and the new owner of the farm put them on Facebook for just $20 as if they were old furniture he no longer needed, rather than living beings.

Ed has thrived in our care since he arrived in 2017! He was once so fearful but now comes right up for treats, belly rubs, and loves visitors!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Bonzai was left behind when his owner sold the farm, and when the new owner came in he put him and his brothers Ed and Shinzi on Facebook for $20 as if their lives didn't matter. They all had a terrible case of manage from neglect and were emaciated, and we rushed to save them!

Bonzai since day one was terrified of us (who can blame him). Since his arrival in 2017 he has come a long way and now will take treats from our hands. Even if it has to be from afar we will always love him so very much!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Shinzi is the third brother of our permanent residents, the Three Wayward Pigs. Like his brothers Ed and Bonzai, he was abandoned on a farm when his owner moved away and then was placed on Facebook for sale for just $20 by the new farm owner. He had the worst case of mange of all three brothers, but his coat grew in beautifully with proper care and time.

Shinzi learned quick that people = food and that was our way into his heart! Now he teaches all incoming pigs how to trust us to help them too!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

We are grateful to have had several wonderful photographers donate their time and skill to photograph our animals and their lives here. While many photos on our site were taken by WRAS Staff Members, others were taken by:

Tischman Pets Photography, @tischmanpets,

Mike Barr, @mikebarrphotography,