little pigs at home animal sanctuary

Little Pigs at Home Animal Sanctuary

Little Pigs at Home Animal Sanctuary

This fantastic animal sanctuary situated in the beautiful West Wales is a heartfelt initiative dedicated to providing a safe and loving environment for vulnerable and unwanted pigs and other animals.

Through their Facebook page, followers can witness the transformations and heart-warming stories that are made possible by the sanctuary’s love, hard work and dedication.

Little Pigs At Home logo
Little Pigs At Home logo


They regularly shares updates, videos, and stories of the animals they care for, engaging the community in their ongoing work. This provides a glimpse into the daily life at the sanctuary, highlighting both the challenges and the triumphs of animal rescue work.

Their dedication to animal welfare shines through in every post, making it a beacon for animal lovers and advocates alike.

In addition to sharing heart-warming stories, the sanctuary also uses Facebook to foster a sense of community among animal welfare advocates.

By creating a space where like-minded individuals can connect and support each other, Little Pigs at Home Animal Sanctuary not only saves precious lives but also inspires others to take action.

Key Takeaways

  • The sanctuary provides a safe, loving home for vulnerable pigs and other animals.
  • Followers are encouraged to participate and share their own rescue experiences.
  • Little Pigs At Home Animal Sanctuary is also known as We Love You Ten Million
  • You can book a tour
  • You can even book a holiday
  • Pamper yourself at their vegan retreat!

Mission Statement

Little pigs at home mission statement
Little pigs at home mission statement

The Little Pigs At Home story

My name is Susan (everyone calls me Suki), and my husband’s name is Aaron.

It all started with us having two pet pigs and falling in love with them so much, that we decided we wanted to save as many unwanted pigs as possible, but we did not have the land, so we decided to do the transport for rescue pigs for sanctuaries in and around England and Wales.

Our first rescue was a boar of 250kg in a Fiat Doblo van. Time to change our vehicles!

A land rover replaced the Audi and we fund raised for a trailer and then spent weekends travelling hundreds of miles round the UK. We are first and foremost an animal sanctuary. We have a motto that we regularly have to say to each other and that is, ‘The animals come first’.

This motivates us for late nights, early mornings, endless poo picking, vet bills, low funds, exhaustion and everything else that goes with running a sanctuary. It has to be the unconditional love that drives us – lol.

We want people to visit the sanctuary, so they know what we do, and we also need an income to support the sanctuary.

We moved here on 8th April 2022, and we currently have 7 pigs, Tulip, Poppy, Frankie bloomers, Hippo, (differently abled with myotonia congenita),

Bluebell (recent rescue needing intensive care and has had a tummy tuck/ pioneering operation)

Charlotte and Little man Joey who is differently abled.

We also have 3 rescue ducks, 2 tortoises 2 rescue dogs, Cody Patch & Apollo Patch and five rescue sheep. We have just started out, but we will grow organically.

We are hoping to be self-sustaining within 5 years. We are currently growing vegetables and turning some of our fields over to hay with a view to building pens and houses for future rescues in those fields.

We are in the process of converting the cabin into an on-site vegan shop. We are set up as a not for profit enterprise CIC and rely on donations as well as being mostly self funded.

All profits from the air b n b go towards the sanctuary. We also plan to build a hydro pool on site for disabled animals and eventually disabled children as well enabling them to swim together.

We recently were prize winners in a green initiative project in Wales and hope to be part of the re-wilding scheme here. We have recently built a wet room with disabled access.

Louise is part of the vital fundraising team of two. Little Pigs are a relatively new sanctuary, so are learning and growing slowly.

They managed to secure the sanctuary two years ago, after doing the transport for rescues for sanctuaries.

Involvement With Bristol University Vets

As we said before. they take on vulnerable and disabled pigs and they also work closely with Bristol University vets to advance veterinary medicine for pigs so that in the future, pigs receive better care.

I did ask Susan (the Director) if this involved any animal testing and she responded vehemently with; “Absolutely not!!”

In fact, here is her clarification;

“Thank you for reaching out to us . Absolutely not !! Is the answer to your question. The only reason we get the university vets involved is because regular farm vets are unable to do specialist treatments on pigs if they need it.

So if our pigs need special medical care , our vet will refer us to Bristol. It’s like a person seeing a specialist after seeing a GP.

Our pigs have had ground breaking procedures and medication for them and their unique medical conditions, to improve their health and well being.

With ‘farm’ animals the medical care they receive is mediocre compared to ‘domestic animals ‘ . (I don’t like using those terms) . This is because farmers generally won’t pay for the treatment (as they don’t have the funds) of their animals, so vets cannot give them the full extent of treatment they need .

The procedures and medications they administer to our pigs and many pigs on sanctuaries all over the world have sometimes not been used to help pigs before.

We have university vets doing placements here and they learn more here than they learn at Uni generally, as their syllabus for pigs is very limited . (That’s what they have told us) .

I am doing a degree in farm sanctuary management specialising in pigs and I can believe this from what I have learnt .

Also many drugs are prohibited for farm animals because they are in the food chain and Bristol are working with the law to try and change that.

I hope that answers your questions.

We are a vegan sanctuary and the animals always come first .

We have a pig on meds for myotonia congenita and a pig that has had a tummy tuck because her belly dragged on the floor as she was obese when she got here .

She lost half her body weight but her belly still dragged on the ground . It was the first operation of its kind – it worked and she was running around the field living her best life .

Unfortunately she died in my arms (of something not connected ) and we are absolutely devastated, but she had two blissful years here after we rescued her .

Now Bristol will be able to perform Tummy tucks on pigs and that will in turn help so many in the future .(that is what we mean when we say that we are working for pigs in the future) .

We never put our pigs at risk and will only ever have treatments done that will benefit them for themselves. These operations and medications should have been given and offered to pigs before but they just haven’t.

We had one differently-abled pig on steroids to try and help him – it didn’t agree with him so we took him off them straight away.

Have you read our mission statement or gone on our fb page – that will answer a lot of your questions as to our ethics .

Thank you again – I’m so glad you asked. It’s very complicated and heart breaking that these beautiful animals don’t get the care they deserve and medical attention they should but we are fighting to change that”

They provide medical care, food, and a safe space for these animals to live. Their motto, “Love is kind,” reflects their approach to animal care and advocacy.

I think you can now see the passion of the directors and staff!

Popularity and Reach

The sanctuary has grown in popularity over the years, amassing over 1,600 likes and an active follower base on Facebook.

The page frequently shares regular, photos, and videos of the animals, resonating with animal lovers.

Their engaging content includes stories about the animals, allowing followers to emotionally connect with their work. This emotional engagement has helped further increase their reach and impact.

Additionally, the sanctuary encourages donations and volunteer support.

Can I visit Little Pigs At Home?

Absolutely. You can take a tour or even book a holiday!

Rosehaven living room
Rosehaven living room

Rosehaven (the accommodation) is opposite the main barn where the animals sleep. Sit back, unwind with a cuppa & watch sanctuary life unfold from your lounge window,

Rosehaven back garden
Rosehaven back garden

If you want pampering, why not book a treatment in the vegan on-site salon while you’re here!

Pampering at Rosehaven
Pampering at Rosehaven

Don’t forget that there are many local attractions including surrounding beaches, waterfalls, restaurants and quaint owns.

Rosehaven has a double room with ensuite toilet, twin room, shower room and sofa bed in the lounge. We offer a vegan welcome pack to all our guests.

So what are you waiting for! It’s a guest favourite and one of the most loved homes on Airbnb based on ratings, reviews and reliability!

Meet Some Of The Gorgeous Animals!

Tulip, Charlotte, Bluebell Bear
Tulip, Charlotte, Bluebell Bear











Tulip (on the left) has been with us since 7 weeks old. He is the first pig we ever had. He is 5 years old this year and is an absolute diva! He is sensitive and intelligent. He loves to do tricks like sit, turn and nod .

Then Charlotte (in the middle). She was used for breeding and we have had her since we have been in Wales for 2 years. She is 9 yeas old and is placid and gets on with everyone .

Bluebell Bear on the right came to us two years ago. She was obese and her belly dragged on the floor. She was kept in a small outside area and fed liquorice and white bread .

We managed to get half her body weight off her but her belly still dragged on the floor. So, after fund raising, we asked Bristol University vets to do a tummy tuck on her after we had had tried harnesses , a home made band and even extra large knickers to keep her belly up but nothing worked .

The tummy tuck was a ground breaking op – first of its kind . The pioneering operation worked and she was running in the fields within two months.

She was the most affectionate loving pig i have ever known. Unfortunately we lost her at the end of May 2024 after having her for two years. She slipped away in my (Susan’s) arms . We can mend them and heal them but we can never undo the harm that is done before they get here.

Please connect with this fantastic charity on Facebook, or better still, go and see them!

Contact Little Pigs at Home


Phone: 07796 510896

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