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Pet Pigs Washington DC

Choosing a pig has to be done with the utmost care. Unscrupulous dealers sell pigs that they claim are the pot-bellied variety, but are in fact not. Beware -- average pigs of "standard" breeds, such as the Poland China or Chester White, can weight 500-900 pounds as adults.

GreenPets
(202) 986-7907
1722 14th Street NW
Washington, DC

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Pet Pantry
(202) 363-6644
4455 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC

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The Big Bad Woof
(202) 291-2404
117 Carroll St., NW
Washington, DC

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Organic Doggy Kitchen
(703) 532-7387
1061B West Broad St
Falls Church, VA

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NalaBone Inc. EcoSafe Biodegradable Plastic Bags
(571) 345-4903
3505 Mavis Court
Fairfax, VA

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The Dog Chef
(301) 785-2998
3901 tunlaw rd nw suite 102
Washington, DC

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Max & Ruffy's
(703) 465-4481
PO Box 100605
Arlington, VA

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Aunt Jeni's Home Made
(301) 702-0123
PO Box 124
Temple Hills, MD

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Happy Woof
(703) 967-0465
10396 Willard Way
Fairfax, VA
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PETCO
(202) 965-2371
1855 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC
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Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

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What to Expect from a Pet Pig

By Yona Zeldis McDonough for WebVet

Before getting a pet pig, it’s best to have all the facts. Every year, many pet pigs are abandoned to shelters because their owners didn’t have a clear idea of what to expect. Pigs can make lovable pets but can be high maintenance. Pot-bellied or Vietnamese pigs are making their way into more and more homes, and not just those down on the farm.

Is owning a pig legal in the city?

Some urban areas are zoned for pigs, but many are not. Check for local ordinances before moving ahead. If finding this information is difficult, one might consider contacting an animal law attorney .  Some people keep pigs in the yard, but this is not a viable option if the pig is left alone for any length of time; lonely pigs will scream. The pig will need to live indoors, though he should be walked (a leash and harness are fine) on a regular basis. For sleeping, he needs a spot with soft bedding, away from any drafts.

Choosing a pig has to be done with the utmost care. Unscrupulous dealers sell pigs that they claim are the pot-bellied variety, but are in fact not. Beware -- average pigs of "standard" breeds, such as the Poland China or Chester White, can weight 500-900 pounds as adults. Ask to see the stock that confirms the offspring are small, and that both parents and piglets are accustomed to human contact.

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