Heartland’s Rehoming Program: Adopt a farm animal

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At Heartland Farm Sanctuary, we house as many farm animals as is financially and humanely possible. Unfortunately, the large number of animals that need a safe home is much higher than the Heartland barn can contain. To help connect farm animals to forever homes, we have created Heartland’s Rehoming Program to connect people surrendering animals with people looking to adopt a new companion. Please note that in these cases, Heartland is only connecting potential adopters to animals in need of a new forever home, in our community and beyond. The animals listed on this page do not live at our sanctuary and Heartland is not responsible for vetting potential adopters in these cases.

If you would like to surrender or rehome an animal, please email our staff person, Stephanie Wittig. Be sure to include your name, contact information, and a description of the animal.


Romeo: Romeo is a 2-year-old male potbellied pig who URGENTLY needs a foster or permanent loving home. He is a friendly pig who is no longer wanted at his current home. He is currently not neutered, but this will be provided prior to Romeo going to a foster or permanent home. Transport to his new home will also be provided. If you are interested in giving sweet Romeo a safe and happy life, please contact Chloe Dercks at 920-372-3835.

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Wendell: Meet sweet Wendell the steer! Wendell is located near Elkhorn, WI and is extremely friendly.  He currently lives with horses, dogs and cats. He’s about 5 years old and his current owner has had him since he was only few weeks old. Due to his current owner’s work schedule and personal and financial circumstances, Wendell needs to find a new home. If you’re interested in meeting handsome Wendell, please contact Raven at ms.ravende@yahoo.com.  

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  Mater: Mater is about a year and a half old male potbellied pig. He is very loving and will snuggle all day once he warms up to you. He is spoiled and sleeps in bed with his current owner. Mater prefers the indoors and is litter box trained. He likes going outside when the weather is warm, and would need a secure outdoor enclosure since he is a fast little pig! He is neutered and up to date on shots and currently weighs approximately 60 pounds. If you’re interested in sweet and cuddly Mater, please contact Holly at holly.westphal@yahoo.com.
Boss Hogg: Say hello to sweet Boss Hogg! Boss is a 4-year-old male neutered potbellied pig who weighs about 85 pounds. He has been kept updated on his vaccines, tusk trims and hoof trims. Boss currently lives inside and is potty trained, but he isn’t opposed to be outside. He is in great health and his vet records (from the University of Illinois) are available. He also knows a few different “tricks” that he will do for carrot treats. Current owner is located in Dwight, IL. For more information about handsome Boss Hogg, contact Jason at 815-378-3174 or chfd147@sbcglobal.net.
Six Potbellied Pigs who need a home ASAP: Two male and four female potbellied pigs are looking for a new home as soon as possible. One of the female pigs has vision problems and another female pig has a limp. None of the pigs are altered and all of the pigs could use a visit to the vet for a check-up. The pigs’ current owner is physically unable to care for them. If you can provide a loving, safe home for one of more of these pigs, please contact Sarah at 317-626-4353 or sarah.rathburn3@gmail.com.