interested in adopting in FL (Ocala/Gainesville area)

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Post   » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:32 pm

I am looking for a new piggie. Preferably an American


Post   » Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:24 pm[url]

I'm sure Chad will be by sooner or later to fill you in with all the details!


Post   » Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:36 pm

ottosmom, you beat me to this one!

Gainesville GP's Adoptables Page

If you're looking for an American, Racer might fill the bill nicely.

Do you have a male or female pig, izzy? Racer's a male, so you pig should be a male if you wish to adopt him.


Post   » Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:48 pm

I think Chad has become the unofficial spokesman for the Gainesville Rescue!


Post   » Tue Jun 22, 2004 4:24 pm

I contacted them a week ago via e-mail and have yet to get a response. This morning I called the number from the website and left a voice message. Racer is really cute!


Post   » Tue Jun 22, 2004 4:30 pm

Susan has been out of town for the past week. Maybe I could e-mail chordita for you, she helps out with the rescue.


Post   » Tue Jun 22, 2004 5:09 pm

That would be really great! Thanks so much. The adoption would actually be for my sister. Last week she e-mailed a completed adoption form to the rescue and has gotten no response, so she is a little bummed.

She recently lost her piggie of four years to cancer and is really looking forward to adopting another. She never goes on-line for anything except to check her e-mail, so I offered to go on-line and hunt around for her.

I am a full time college student with four of my own piggies, and while I would love to add more to my herd it is just not possible.

Thank you again!

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Post   » Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:00 pm

Izzy, perhaps your sister would be interested in a pair of piggies? Pigs do much better in pairs, and she's got at least one good bonded pair.


Post   » Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:05 pm

I don't know that is pretty much up to her. She lives on Campus at UF during the school year and has limited space. The piggie she had before, FlufferNutter, was a single guy and was happy all the time.

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Post   » Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:18 pm


Hi, this is Gayle from the gainesville rescue. I just wanted to let you know that Susan (the main rescuer) has been out of town for a while so she has not been able to check her emails.

I also wanted to let you know that Racer is already in the process of being adopted by a woman in Ocala, so he is no longer available. She had contacted us before your sister did.

Also, we do not really like adopting out single pigs. We prefer that they be adopted as pairs or as a friend for an existing pig. There may also be a problem with the whole dorm thing. I lived at the UF dorms last year and from what I know, they do not allow pets. We also require a large cage, which will be a problem in those tiny dorm rooms. Just a few things to mention to your sister.

I'm out of town right now but I'll try to contact your sister tomorrow if Susan still hasn't spoken to her.

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Post   » Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:35 pm

All that said, it is very nice of you to help your sister find a new pig, izzy :) Good luck and try and talk her into getting 2!


Post   » Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:55 pm


Thank you so much for responding. She will be disappointed Racer is no longer available. I believe Susan contacted her this evening.

The cage that she used for her last piggie is 2x3 and he had plenty of room. The room she lived in last year was apartment style with a full kitchen and bathroom. So it is a good deal larger than a regular dorm room. She has been accepted to live in the same room next year for both semesters with the same room mate. The pet policy, atleast for her dorm, is as long as the room mate has no objections then small animals are allowed. Her room mate had no problem with her last piggie, and would actually watch him for her when she was gone over night sometimes.

The single pig policy might be the only problem then. I have four piggies of my own ( 3 rescued, 1 from a breeder

I believe Susan mentioned "fostering" as a first step to see how that goes. Thank you again.


Post   » Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:51 pm

Good news! This evening my sister adopted Truffles from the Gainesville Guinea Pig rescue. While she originally wanted an American, she fell in love with Truffles.


Post   » Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:16 am

Congratulations! I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Truffles while picking up another adoptee. She's a sweet little piggie.


Post   » Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:31 am

I know! She is so pretty. All along my sister wanted an American and that was what she was dead set to get, but she met her and had to have her.

It was so cute in the car on the way home, nobody else was allowed to hold her!

Chad - How many piggies do you have all together and are you located in West Palm Beach? If so that is a long drive to adopt


Post   » Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:35 am

We have six pigs. Four sows and two boars. We keep them in boar/sow/sow trios (spay/neuter involved).

We adopted our last two pigs, Callie and Amee from Gainesville. I actually live in Coral Springs which is about 35-40 miles south of West Palm. The rescue is a 625 mile round trip. Susan is very friendly and we made a day of hanging out with Susan and her piggies!

My wife holds the piggie the entire trip home, feeding veggies and hay.

There is a story to the origin of my name, but that's another story for another post.


Post   » Thu Jun 24, 2004 10:43 am

Congrats! picture?

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