Experienced PIG CARE
Finding someone to care for your special pet pig when you have to be away can be difficult. Understanding a pig’s unique nature, providing the right environment and having the experience to provide proper care is essential.
The Ross Mill Farm, located in the rolling hills of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, about one hour north of Philadelphia, has become an industry leader in the care and training of Potbellied Pigs. The owner, Susan Magidson, as trainer and consultant, along with the farm facilities and experience provide the peace of mind you and your pet pig need for boarding, weight reduction, and behavior modification.
The facilities are designed to make your pet pig’s stay comfortable and entertaining.
Our personalized attention adds that special something that helps your pig feel like camp is “a little bit of home”. Our goal is to provide your pet pig with everything needed to be happy and maintain good health during her stay.
Boarding facilities include individual enclosed areas that are inside for bedtime. During the day larger outdoor individual pens are provided as weather permits. In the summertime shelter, shade and wading pools are provided for each camper. During inclement weather heat lamps and blankets are available.
SHORT TERM BOARDING
Ross Mill’s short term boarders stay at camp from one day to three months.
Short term boarding is $30 per day for 1 pig in 1 pen and that includes two meals (breakfast and dinner – champion pig food). $10 extra per day per extra pig in the same pen.
Your pig will be housed in an indoor/outdoor pen in the heated Lodge. Each 8’x4’ pen has a piggy door leading to a 16’ x 4’ private run. Your pig will be able to go in and out as it pleases. The outdoor run has an 8’ covered roof so your pig can go out in the rain or snow to go to the bathroom. If they use a litter tray at home, we can provide one in the indoor portion of their pen. They are given a bunch of blankets and bedding to sleep on.
They will not be able to get into contact with another pig, but can interact with other pigs through the rails of their pen.
If your pig needs supplements or any dietary specifications, we can administer them as needed. Additional fee $1 per feeding.
You can leave a blanket, towel, or clothing item with your scent on it, but please note that we likely won’t be able to return it. We recommend old clothing, towels, or blankets you don’t mind losing.
LONG TERM/SEASONAL BOARDING
Long term boarders stay over three months. Our long term boarding has become very popular with piggy parents who must be away for extended amounts of time, but do not want to put their pig up for adoption. They know their piggy is happy with other campers and that they can take their pig home when circumstances permit.
Long term boarding can also provide a solution to piggy parents that can no longer take care of their beloved pet. When prospective new adopters visit Ross Mill, they can interact with the adoptable boarder. Plus, staff identifies the pigs’ personality, likes, and dislikes, making it easier to find their perfect forever home.
Limited availability, call Ross Mill at 215-322-1539 for availability, a quote, and to make a reservation.
WEIGHT REDUCTION PROGRAM
Piggy Camp has proven to be very beneficial for overweight pigs needing to diet. Special nutritional and health needs are met, while a step-by-step exercise program is routinely followed, all under a licensed veterinarian’s care.
A pet pig’s natural disposition is generally docile and affectionate. If you have a “grumpy” pig, there usually is a specific reason. Piggy Camp staff can evaluate the problem and help you deal with it either at the farm while boarding or at home.
ONE ON ONE CARE
Each pet is worked with daily. Special care is given to her general health and disposition. Careful observations are made with the expert’s special eye. Changes are noted and, if necessary, adjustments are made in care.
We require that your pig be spayed/neutered for boarding or that arrangements have been made for Ross Mill to have them spayed/neutered. We do allow pre-approved exceptions.
We require your pig to have the Erysipelas / Bordetella / Circumvent vaccine / Pasteurella and rabies vaccine. Vaccines are needed 2 weeks prior to boarding
The pig has to have been dewormed 3 days prior to arriving. Deworming medicine can be purchased by ordering by phone.
The pig needs to be under your control when you arrive on a harness & leash or crated. (Crate is recommended)
Our drop off and pick up hours are 9am to 4pm daily. If you are unable to come between those hours, arrangements can be made for an additional fee of $50.
When you arrive, park as close to the front door of the Lodge as you can.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES WHILE BOARDING
Routine Veterinary Care can be arranged while your pig is boarding. Which includes: Updating annual vaccinations, worming, hoof &/or tusk trims. Arrangements can also be made to have your pig altered when boarding. Additional fee depends on cost.
Grooming is also available. In our state-of-the-art Grooming Room, we can give oil treatments, facials, exfoliation, message, shampooing, and skin/hair conditioning.
Pick Up and/or Delivery service is offered based on availability. Additional fee depends on time and distance.
Introductions can be arranged if you would like to find a friend (or two!) for your pig. Board Introductions generally last 2 weeks, but can take longer. Cost is $175 per week.