VEGASPIGPETS

Rating: 4.24 stars   33 reviews

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Location: Las Vegas NV 89146 USA

Mission: Vegaspigpets is a 501(c)3 federal non-profit organization with volunteers supporting the health and welfare of all pigpets, large and small. To provide education as to the specialized needs of potbelly pigs and provide support to all current and prospective pig owners to assure the best quality of life for our pigpets! We also rescue and place unwanted, abandoned & abused pigpets in need of a new, permanent, loving homes.
Results: We have been successful in raising a portion of the funds for the storage unit that houses all the blankets and crates we need to help our pigs. And have been able to build the new pens at the new property so we can help more pigs in need in the future!
Programs: Pet-a-Palooza, St. Rose's annual Pet Blessing, Kiss-a-Pig events, NVBigGive
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have four Dogs that were strays, alone without shelter or food, But I myself am not willing to make the personal sacrifices it would take to start a non profit organization to help the neglected, unwanted or abandoned Pets in the world, And that is why I am so thankful for the people like Crystal with Vegas Pig Pets. I found this organization when I myself was concerned about the future and well being of a potbelly pig that my son and his girlfriend had purchased under false pretense. A breeder told them that this pig would max out at 30 lbs. He is now my pet and he is 70 lb. and may not be done growing. I am thankful for the helpful advice I have received from my new much needed friends. Thank you for the advice and for taking such good care of Gods Creatures.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have enjoyed spending my vacations in vegas and going with VPP to clip hooves and be a part of the educational side of pig rescue .I do rescue in Ohio and love to help other groups .This group has vet referances for folks and can help the owners solve problems with their pigs They want pigs to be forever pets instead of the latest craze name as in teacup mini micro or whatever the breeders market them as . VPP can help you educate yourself and make sure a pig is the right pet for you !!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

This rescue is truly devoted to educating the public and rescuing potbelly pigs. Crystal takes the time to get to know anyone interested in pigs and provides excellent advice from her abundance of knowledge and personal experience!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

VegasPigPets is there to help anyone with question concerning pet pigs. They are very friendly and have the best interest of the pig/owner. They will work with people on educating them on their pet pig so they all will live a happy healthy life together. They update people on zoning issues in their areas pertaining to having a potbellied pig as a pet. VPP takes in unwanted pigs and tries to re-home them with people that are able to care for them.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have seen these people viciously attack and hound another NPO in the same field for ridiculous reasons, to the point that Facebook barred them from further participation.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Please get your information straight, they are not a Non-Profit and are already under investigation. Yes, I did bring it to light, but any deceitful rescue taking donation on the pretense of being a non-profit and is not, gives the rest of us a bad name! Please do your research, they are not registered with the State of Florida or the IRS, call them, we did!

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

VegasPigPets have been helpful to any & all that have posted questions & concerns with their personal pets. The information has been good & very helpful. There are several Rescues on Facebook, just like VegasPigPets & they all respond to be helpful to us pet piggy children owners. I would have no problem recommending to anyone. They are on the west coast & I am on the east coast. I am thankful knowing they are there & willing to step up. Have wonderful information & awesome pictures.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I would point anyone away from this group of people. They are completely crazy stalkers. They would rather abort piglets than deal with a liter. They are unhelpful, unfriendly, rude and completely obnoxious. I would never ever do business with them. They even had their facebook page shut down by facebook due to slander and causing trouble. I've been told by peers that the owner of this organization is horrible to deal with. I will never do business with Vegas Pig Pets. Never. They are complete liars. This group never does anything in PRIVATE except try to round up minions to their secrete elite to spam pages and cause trouble. They never asked about breeding in private or public. It was sense that a male not fixed, thus breeding would happen accidentally. It was a true accident and never meant to happen. However, their response was to ABORT. We would never abort babies. Never. Because we didn't do what THEY wanted us to do, they black-balled us to everyone (causing them to be shut down and not us) They are a horrible organization and I can tell you that I've not been the one putting the complaints on here except for this one. I am not ashamed. I never took a damn dime to neuter pigs. That money from FARAC was paid to the vet and they need to get that back themselves. I am not doing it for them. You are complete liars and finally people are seeing the truth. I am so thankful for that. You cannot continue to lie to people. I have one document that needed to be submitted to the State of Florida. WOW, so that is sooooo misleading. You are complete liars. I never knew I had to PAY A FEE $10.00 to accept donations. Thank you for bringing that to life and TRYING to cause us problems. Didn't work. Try again. I will never stop helping abused or unwanted potbellied pigs. You might as well get used to me be around. I am not going anywhere. I hope you never win awards for your abuse and lies. You don't deserve anything. They TRIED to bring down the other organization but FAILED.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Abuse, slander, lies and sneaky behavior. They like to hide and make up false accounts to friend people and lie about small organizations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Close them down completely.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

Will you tell others about this organization?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Yahoo Groups/ Another Big Mistake.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To burden the small mom and pop rescues with lies and nonsense and slander.

What is its top priority in the long run?

The same.

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Thank you for your false review Lisa, but we all know you are out to undermine real non-profit pig rescues for your own gain. People will see through your bad review and yes, I will call out any liar claiming to be a rescue! Don't be upset, just remove non-profit from your claims, that's all! The on-going investigation will prove what we are saying, I don't have to accuse you of anything. And please don't speak about "accidental breeding" when your webpage openly says you have every intention of breeding: "don't call you a breeder cause breeders do it for money." So, I guess you're giving yours away! I got shut down because I provided the link that showed you had every intention of breeding. I don't care if you breed til the cows come home, we, the rescues and sanctuaries that are rescuing pigs, not breeding them aren't out to shut down every breeder, but don't claim to be a rescue because you want unfixed pigs (free) to rescue so you can breed them. That is unconscionable to put more pigs out into a world when so many are being put down! And yes, I full back lutalysing accidental breeding, but since it wasn't an accident, what can we say, call me a murderer, how many pigs have you lost already? Just get out of our "rescue" network as we are trying to help pigs and join the rest of the backyard breeders. And when you leave us alone, we will gladly oblige!

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

VegasPigPets is a lifesaving organization to all piglets large and small. Crystal not only takes in stray, abused or simply unwanted pigs but takes great care and time with rehabilitation and education. I have followed many of her pigs from rescue to adoption and they have all become very human oriented, healthy and emotionally secure adoptable pets. I LOVE this organization and this is one that I reccomend to anyone interested in either adoption or just simple education of the pig!!

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Crystal goes above and beyond to educate the public about pigs, and for the pigs, themselves.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I would like to adopt a pig in the future and Vegaspigets has been working with me and staying in touch with me until I am ready to adopt a special pig of my own. I appreciate their time in providing me information and helping me get ready for my new pet!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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