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Rusty is a pet-quality kunekune type boar who came to SAIN with several other pigs. All of the pigs were all moderately to severely underweight and in need of deworming and veterinary care to address a variety of issues. Rusty has been in good hands at his foster home. He's all healthy, out of the ol' procreation game, and ready for a new home. game.

Kunekune pigs stand roughly 24 in tall. An adult Kunekune can weigh between 130 and 440 lb. They have a docile, sociable nature and are frequently kept as pets. Their short, upturned snouts discour­age rooting, and they do not challenge fences. 

Roger is a pet-quality kunekune type boar who came to SAIN with several other pigs. All of the pigs were all moderately to severely underweight and in need of deworming and veterinary care to address a variety of issues. Roger has been in good hands at his foster home. He's all healthy, out of the ol' procreation game, and ready for a new home. game.

Kunekune pigs stand roughly 24 in tall. An adult Kunekune can weigh between 130 and 440 lb. They have a docile, sociable nature and are frequently kept as pets. Their short, upturned snouts discour­age rooting, and they do not challenge fences. 

Warrior was adopted by a loving family in October 2022!

Warrior's Story: Warrior is a young male pet-quality kunekune type pig. His mama was pregnant when she came to our rescue along with several boars and sows. As you can see, Warrior is hardly a pig "let" anymore. He has been growing impressively and was recently castrated.

Kunekune pigs stand roughly 24 in tall. An adult Kunekune can weigh between 130 and 440 lb. They have a docile, sociable nature and are frequently kept as pets. Their short, upturned snouts discour­age rooting, and they do not challenge fences. 

Jasper was adopted by a loving family in October 2022!

Jasper's Story: Jasper is a young male pet-quality kunekune type pig. His mama was pregnant when she came to our rescue along with several boars and sows. As you can see, Jasper is hardly a pig "let" anymore. He has been growing impressively and was recently castrated.

Kunekune pigs stand roughly 24 in tall. An adult Kunekune can weigh between 130 and 440 lb. They have a docile, sociable nature and are frequently kept as pets. Their short, upturned snouts discour­age rooting, and they do not challenge fences. 

Thor was with us for just over a year before finding his forever home. He continues to enjoy his loving home where they appreciate his big, goofy nature. Thor is a true SAIN Success Story!

Thor was in rough shape when he came to SAIN in 2017. He is a beautiful black Quarter Horse gelding foaled approximately in 1999, measuring 14.3 hands. He was seized by Skagit County Animal Control in September of 2017 along with Betty, Frank, Einstein, and Junior. Thor had overgrown feet, many bot eggs, thrush, and a body condition score of 3-/9. The previous owner petitioned to attempt to gain custody back, but the courts awarded Thor to Skagit County.

Patient, calm, and steady as she goes.

Gracie is an 18-year old buckskin Quarter horse mare with four black socks and tips on her ears. She stands at 15 hands and weighs 1300 pounds. Gracie came to us with her stablemate, Forest (a former SAIN horse) whose owner is dealing with a serious ongoing health crisis.

HEALTH: Gracie is up-to-date on all vet care and has had no notable medical issues.

EXPERIENCE & BEHAVIOR: Gracie is described as a calm, slow, patient trail horse who is good with kids and inexperienced riders. She is not a fast horse and dislikes galloping. You might even call this lady a wee bit lazy -- she's solid, but just not going to take you on a thrill ride. She loads into a trailer easily and is easy to catch.


Gracie quickly found a new home and was adopted on 5/8/2022!

These mostly pet-quality kune-kune type sows came to SAIN (along with 5 boars, two other sows and 6 piglets). All of the pigs were all moderately to severely underweight and in need of deworming and veterinary care to address a variety of issues. These gals are currently in good hands in foster care where they are convalescing to regain weight and health.

By March, these gals had regained their health. They have now been adopted!

These friendly, pet-quality kunekune type boars came to SAIN (along with 5 sows and 6 piglets) and two other boars, Roger and Rusty. All of the pigs were all moderately to severely underweight and in need of deworming and veterinary care to address a variety of issues. Once they had their first vet appointment, we took care of a few issues and they are no longer in the procreation game.

They have now gone on to a happy new home!

Jackson and Einstein

These sows came to SAIN (along with 5 boars and 3 other sows). All of the pigs were all moderately to severely underweight and in need of deworming and veterinary care to address a variety of issues. These gals are currently in good hands in foster care where they are convalescing to regain weight and health.

Peggy is still being super protective mama, but the piglets are definitely growing!

None of these girls is available for adoption yet, but they probably will be soon. If you're interested, you could get started on your application for adoption here.


Update 5/8/2022: Peggy and Peppa have been adopted.

These gals are a bonded pair of donkeys who were removed from their home because their former owner was not caring for them properly. You know the Body Condition Scale of 1 to 9 with 1 being emaciated? These two were at a 9. They needed their teeth floated and had some foot issues related to neglect. So we'll be working with them in foster care to get them healthy and sound.

Said to be in their 20s, they are very sweet gals who just need a little time to adjust to new people and surroundings. They did very well for their hoof trims (they were deemed angel donkeys, not demon donkeys, by our farrier), and have enjoyed getting some brushing and love from various people in their foster home. They are also becoming more vocal, which their foster mom finds pretty dang adorable.

Since they are so bonded, we'll be keeping them together in foster care. When they're in adoptable shape, we'll want them to be adopted together, as well.


UPDATE January 22, 2022: Lucy and Ethel have settled in nicely in their foster home. They aren't super happy with their low sugar hay, but it's really important for us to help them get to a healthy weight. It's hard to tell if we're moving the needle yet, but we certainly have a long way to go.


UPDATE June 21, 2022: Lucy and Ethel have made great progress and they're ready to find their forever home! Lucy has always been social but Ethel is coming out of her shell, too. She even enjoyed nice scratches from strangers during our recent Tack Sale event. They are at a healthy weight now but their adopter will still need to monitor their diet -- no turning these two loose on grass! And we did say "these two" because these ladies are bonded; they need to stay together.


UPDATE September 6, 2022: Lucy and Ethel are moving into a foster-to-adopt situation where we will support their care for a period of time. If all goes well, they will be adopted at the conclusion of the foster-to-adopt!

Well, this new resident with us is in foster care while he recovers from his neutering surgery. He was a stray so we don't know everything, he is probably a LaMancha cross, likely less than two years old. We are just beginning to evaluate him so he'll be in foster care until he's ready to be adopted. Leo is very active and likes to butt! Our vet estimates that he will get to approximately 70 lbs.  He is currently a tad underweight (2.5/5 body condition score with 3-3.5/5 being ideal). 


Update 4/7/2022: Leo's butting got him into a bit of a pickle. He got one of his horns caught somewhere and it tore completely off -- poor guy. It was pretty frightening to see, but our unicorn is healing up well. Has he learned a lesson? Too soon to know.


Update 5/8/2022: Leo's broken horn is growing back so he may not be a unicorn forever. But the best news is that he has been adopted by his foster mom!

Q-Tip found her forever home with her foster family in May 2021!

Rose found her new home with Therese in Winthrop in October 2022. She will get to do plenty of trail riding in the beautiful Methow Valley with her new people. We couldn't be more pleased with this adoption!


Rose's History

Rose was foaled on May 24, 2015 in Washington, but is offspring of horses from the reservation in Windowrock, AZ. She originally came to us when she was released to Skagit County Animal Control on 11/6/2018 along with Othello and had a body condition score of 2/9 and overgrown hooves. She was always a sweet and curious little mare. After regaining a healthy weight in foster care, we put her in training and she proved herself to be calm and confident, with an amazing heart. We were overjoyed when Rose was adopted in early 2020.

However, she came back to us in 2022 after 2 1/2 years. Unfortunately, her adopter had a serious accident which was interfering with her ability to care for Rose properly. We really appreciate her contacting us and letting us take Rose back in so we can find her another wonderful home.


Rose and Therese

Rose out on a trail ride with her foster mom.

Annie is an Appaloosa mare who was seized by Skagit County Animal Control on July 19, 2019.  Annie had a body condition score of 3/9 and severely overgrown feet on intake. Her right ear is split and she has stringhalt, affecting her left hind leg.  In rehab, she achieved a healthy weight and we got her up to date on her vaccines as well as dental and farrier care.

Annie was with us for about 15 months and found her forever home in November 2020.  

Rusty and Olivia (who saved up and paid for his adoption fee herself!) found each other and now Rusty is living his best life out on the Olympic Peninsula! What a great story. We're thrilled for both of them.

You can read a little about Rusty's history with us below.

We can't get enough of this sweet and kindly older gentleman! Rusty is a lovely 27-year old palomino Quarter Horse type pony gelding standing at 14 hands.  He has a great temperament, despite having gone without the attentive care a horse of his age deserves. He may be a golden oldie, but definitely is not a rust-bucket!  Rusty could be a fun horse for an intermediate, confident child (light-weight), or could be a leadline pony for a confident younger child just learning to ride -- details in our assessment notes below. Don't forget to watch the videos!

He came to us from Skagit County Animal Control in January 2021 with a 2-3/9 body condition score. His feet were in poor condition, chipped and cracked, with thrush throughout due to poor diet and the extreme muddy conditions he had been in. 

​But Rusty's life is looking up! We're happy to report that he is now at a healthy weight, enjoying his soaked senior grain and alfalfa cubes or pellets, in addition to pasture and the occasional nibble of hay. We're super happy that his feet are on the mend, and so is Rusty. 

We recently put Rusty through his paces under saddle and he seems to be doing really well with smaller, light riders. You know...we mean kids. :-). Here's our assessment of this adorable love:

Started him off with a less experienced 12-year-old and she was able to handle him but he really wanted to go.  He was good with a 5-year-old boy on the ground and under saddle, but he tends to walk out and get ahead of his handler. The 12-year old ponied him with her horse, and he did fine with that.

We also had a very experienced 13-year-old girl put him through his paces, followed by her 9-year-old twin sisters.  Results: good steering, good brakes, and lots of gas in the tank. May have been a gamer in the past but tends to drift around barrels, especially the last one.  Walks out and wants to go faster, but can be ridden on a loose rein at the walk once he understands that is what he is being asked for.  Has a “comfy” rocking horse lope.  May have been trained for neck reining, doesn’t move off the leg (tends to think that means go), but with regular work may figure it out.  Could just be a bit rusty (ha, ha!) on his cues. 

Rio was a popular SAIN-ster from the moment he came to us. What this adorable 10-year old mini donkey john lacked in stature, he made up for in personality! As a result of many years of neglect, Rio had foundered our farrier made good progress getting his hooves back into shape.

Rio was adopted in December 2019 and now lives with his pint-sized buddy, Pooh Bear.

Standing at 14.3 hands, this sweet but scared senior sorrel Quarter horse came to SAIN in February 2019 with Mazy and Peter. He was underweight, with a body condition score of 4/9, had overgrown hooves, and white line disease.

Patrick regained his health in foster care and in December 2020, nearly two years after he came to us, Patrick was adopted and went to Oregon to live with another SAIN alumni horse, Willow.

Chocko found his forever family in 2014.

Koda was adopted in 2012.

Button is a tall, leggy, sweet 2005 Thoroughbred gelding. He was adopted by his foster mom in 2013.

Deja was a 9-year old bay mare who was polite, friendly, and easy to ride. She came to SAIN with her young foal, Moon. Deja was adopted in 2014.

Peter was a 15 year old, 14 hand grey quarter pony who was super friendly and sweet. He found his forever home in May 2019. 

Einstein is a 2008 Buckskin Quarter Horse gelding who stands at 14.1 hands. After rehab and then training with Valenti Horsemanship, he gained confidence and found his forever home.

Betty (on the left in the photo above) was one of our long running foster horses. This golden girl is a 1999 registered Quarter Horse. Her registered name is COME ON LUCK and she stands at 15 hands. Betty was seized by Skagit County Animal Control in September of 2017 along with her pals Einstein, Thor, Frank, and Junior -- all of whom were adopted long before she was.

When she came to us, she was in especially poor shape with overgrown feet, a fractured infected tooth, loose stool, a hoof abscess, thrush, and a body condition score of 1+/9. Because of a previous leg injury which led to chronic lameness, Betty could only be a companion horse/pasture pet.

With love and the right care, Betty regained her wellness (other than her lameness) and she finally found a loving forever home with Amigo, who is also a senior Quarter Horse.

Adoption Fee $250

Companion Horse

Talia is a sweet and lovely senior Quarter horse type mare, about 26 years old and she stands 15.1 hands with a star we can only call a supernova. When she came to us through Skagit County Animal Control in March 2020, she was underweight (body condition score of 3/9) and had overgrown feet. But rehab has been good to Talia. She's at near perfect weight and her teeth are in very good shape for her age (though she's missing two).

Given Talia's age, we think she's best suited to be a companion horse only. She's doing really well in her foster home, but she'd be ever so grateful to find a forever home and she'd dress up any pasture, we think.

Talia is also available for our Foster to Adopt program.

Jana was adopted in 2013 by a truly loving family! She will has great life with two goats, two horses, a little boy, and a mom and dad!

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