Before Oliver (aka Pig Newton John) came to the Sanctuary in 2012, he was the only pig in his household. As such, he was used to being the center of attention and was kind of bossy. Since arriving at Best Friends, he’s learned to share the limelight and play nice with others — though he still demands to be petted and can get a little nippy when overstimulated.
Oliver currently lives in a group (pigs tend to bond in twos or threes) and is BFFs with a big pig named RB. His favorite activities include being brushed and walked by volunteers, and doing anything involving food. He likes to plant himself directly in front of people and sit in anticipation of a treat or reward, and he is always first in line for meals.
Being an eight-year-old pig this handsome does come at a price: Oliver must be slathered in sunscreen in the summer and coconut oil in the winter to keep his sensitive pink skin from being sunburned and dry.
Oliver has come so far in his time at the Sanctuary, and his forever family is out there — we just know it! In the meantime, he could use support from someone like you.
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Want to honor someone with your sponsorship gift? Complete your gift below and on the next page, you'll be able to send them a beautiful ecard that tells them all about your sponsored animal. Want to do a mailed card instead? Contact our donor relations team at 435-644-2001 ext 4801.
Sponsorship gifts support the work of Best Friends Animal Society and help Save Them All. To assist the greatest number of animals in need, and to make sure your gift does the most good, your donation will be used in combination with other sponsorship gifts to help save the lives of animals.