Hello yinz, we are Blue and Zack.
We started Pigsburgh Squealers in 2016 to help provide an easy-to-find resource for those in Pittsburgh region looking for information about mini pigs and homes for pigs in need. So far, we have spayed, neutered, and rehomed several dozen pigs in need while advocating against the scamming tactics of greedy breeders.
Blue purchased her first pig Sasquatch in 2013, not knowing how to find pigs in need in the region. Soon after, she found out all the misleading terms and terrible tactics greedy breeders use to sell pigs: anything to make a dollar. There was so little information available! She began researching on all aspects of mini pig care and medical needs, hoping (and later succeeding) to help others in the future who needs guidance on the care of these unique animals. Blue met Zack and fell madly in love in 2014. Together, we have slowly built the rescue, taking in one or two fosters at a time and helping fund raise for pigs in need all over the country. Rehoming is stressful and scary to pigs and it can be difficult to find them a proper, safe environment to go. That's what we want to change. At PSR, we hope to provide education to potential pig parents and support to pig owners to help break the cycle. We also provide foster services to pigs in need and rehabilitation to mistreated or improperly cared for pet pigs. We recently acquired a 25-acre foreclosed property to expand our rescue. It is taking a lot of HARD work! We expect to reopen summer 2019. PSR was granted 501(c)3 status in August 2018.
Blue has always been an animal lover. Blue is a post-doctoral biomedical engineer and Zack is an electrical technician.
We love our pigs but know them to be demanding pets that are not suitable for every family. Pigs can make a wonderful addition to the right environment and we are here to help you decide if they are the right pet for you.