Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

Pigs may not be the traditional pets that many families choose, but they can make wonderful additions to any home that is properly prepared, said the staff at the Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union.

The ranch has an abundance of adoptable pigs right now who are waiting for their forever homes, so staff has decided to waive the adoption fee for pigs that are 1 year and older.

This Thursday, March 1, is National Pig Day, and the ranch staff wants to let families know that pigs can make great pets.

Pigs are extremely intelligent animals. They can learn to do tricks — including agility training — and they are easily house-trained or litter box trained. They don’t shed, and are a good option for families that have allergies to dogs and/or cats.

To meet the posse of pigs up for adoption, and see why one would make a great companion, interested adopters can visit the Ranch every Friday from noon to 3 p.m. or Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Another opportunity to meet the adoptable pigs and other farm animals at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is during the Spring Wagon Days events to be held Saturday, March 24, April 21, May 12 and June 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors to the Ranch can enjoy wagon rides, meet the adoptable animals and spend time with the beloved Barn Buddies.

For more information, go to www.longmeadowrescueranch.org or call 636-583-8759.

Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is located at 480 Josephs Road, Union.