I just had some simple questions about my pig and they were awful towards me. I am just a pet owner trying to do good by my pig and they talked to me like elitists, like I was an idiot . And while I still thanked them for their time they literally had no response..... I am just blown away I just wanted to talk to people in the pig community to share information.
Crystal wants nothing more than a forever home for her pigs and people who care and love them. If you are in an area that allows pigs and you are interested, check with Crystal first. She will give you any and all info she has learned and knows about pot bellied pigs.
Crystal has been more help to me with the raising of my pig than anyone else. She sincerely loves all the pigs and goes above the call of duty to help nurse them back to health,find loving homes, teach them that humans can love. I can't say enough good about this organization.
I found Vegaspigpets on Facebook and visited it daily as we already have a Potbelly Pig and I wanted to learn as much as I possibly could about Potbelly Pig Care, maintenance and training, from a Trustworthy, Experienced source. Eventually over the year, our attention was drawn to Pumba, the poor rescue pig that had issues with his eyes that eventually led to a surgery requiring his eyeballs be removed. We followed Crystal's efforts to raise money for his surgery, she kept everyone posted on Pumba's recovery and she spent Long Hours dedicated to nursing Pumba and giving him the Best Post-op care. We wanted to Adopt Pumba into our family!! We live in Mississippi! We were approved as a home for the placement of Pumba, yet still faced tackling the issue of getting him from Las Vegas to MS!! Crystal was tireless in raising money to arrange a flight and van rental, in order for us to get him here. Thanks to Crystal and her Wonderful Vegaspigpet Supporters, she was able to raise the funds to allow us to get Pumba safely in our home!! When Michele got to Vegaspigpets she found the property to be a Wonderful, Safe place for pigs!! They were all Healthy (right down to the White Teeth! ha ha), Well Behaved with wagging, welcoming tails. We informed Crystal that Pumba would be an "indoor" pig... she went the extra mile of bringing Pumba into the house and spent HOURS crawling in and out of the pig door to train Pumba Not to be afraid of it. She spent HOURS teaching a Blind Pig to use "manners" like sitting before he gets a treat and to take it Nicely when he does receive his treat!! Crystal was Very Thorough with feeding and care instructions, in regard to Pumba. Naturally we were required to sign a contract insuring that we had a proper Veterinarian for him, we would keep him in a safe environment, care for and nurture him and in the event it didn't work out, he would be returned To Her! It also goes without saying that she insisted on updates and made herself available to us at all times, in the event we had and questions or concerns. He is the Perfect Love of our lives!! We HIGHLY recommend you select Vegaspigpets as your PBP destination (if you live close enough to do so) ..... I'm not sure Crystal could do the long distance adventure again to save her life!! ha ha ha ha Vegaspigpets is a CLASS A operation and we will continue to support this operation through as many donations as possible!
This is by far my favorite Pig charity/sanctuary. When I was having trouble with my pig, Crystal called me and tried to help me save her. Unfortunately, I was unable to, and most of the issue was through my own fault. Even after I lost my pig, Crystal and Vegas Pigs took me in and helped me with my grief recovery. I have seen Crystal go out of her way to help people, share her knowledge and put everything she has in to the Piggies! I admire this Charity and Think Crystal is amazing. Not only am I willing to donate to this charity, I have quite a bit! I would/ and have suggested this charity to anyone thinking about, or has a pig. If/when I get another pig, I will feel more confident with VegasPigpets help!
My wife and family adopted a pig from Vegaspigpets. We were required to apply for, visit with the pigs and Crystal came out to do a home check. There were many things we were not prepared for, but she helped us get our property ready, both inside and outside, in case we wanted to ever let the pig into the house. We did not realize how smart they were but with Vegaspigpets help, we are so happy to have welcomed Wilbur into our family! We had a lot of questions and Crystal was there for us every step of the way! She even gave us his favorite bed, blankets and food to start us off! We feel very confident Wilbur will have a very long and happy life here even being first time pig owners!
I have been to Vegaspigpets shelter and they take wonderful care of their pigs. They have some blind pigs and a pig that was rescued from a place that kept him in a horse stall. He had bad seizures but looks great now! I saw first hand how clean and well maintained this place is and the animals are so well taken care of!
VegasPigPets has been instrumental in saving many pigs through education, donating funds, rescuing from shelters and homes and other means. They are available night and day with any issues that arise helping pig owners to take the best care of their pets. As a fellow sanctuary, I am outraged that a breeder can come in and cause so much discord for people who are working to make the lives of pigs better at their own expense. Breeders are in it for the money not the welfare of the animals. And this particular breeder is even more dishonest because she claims to be a non profit and takes much needed funds from true rescue non profits.
Crystal provides an invaluable service to the rescue community and has for a long time. Many of us have dealt with her on a personal as well as professional level for years and can vouch for her credibility, love for pigs, kindness and generosity. She goes well beyond the norm when it comes to assisting others and educating and most of us would love to have her energy! One lone detractor in Florida and her misled minions are trying to undo the good that VPP has spent years doing. It is apparent from some of the reviews (see Roseecakes..."clothes" surely means close??) that this detractor is asking either children to write reviews or semi-literate adults who have no knowledge of the pig rescue/sanctuary community. This detractor was invited to join a pig rescue list after posing as a rescuer. Advice was offered BEFORE her pigs became pregnant as to ways to separate the males and females to avoid pregnancies. MONEY was given to her and accepted by her for the purpose of neutering her males, which she never did and had no intention of doing. Separate from the rescue list she joined, she bragged on FB about breeding. She can do that but why did she lie about her plans to the rescue community? From her first posts on the list, it was apparent she was looking for a fight and has very real emotional issues. She has repeatedly lied about HER non-profit status and being registered as a LLC. People should give no credibility to her negative reviews about VPP as she is a lone detractor with an ax to grind. Crystal called her out on her lies and she became angry and is now bent on destroying the wonderful organization Crystal has worked hard to establish. This woman claims to be a Christian but I know many non-Christians who behave in a more Christian-like manner. It is truly bad KARMA to engage in the activities she has and it is hoped that well educated and well intentioned people will look beyond the negative reviews that have been posted and continue to help Crystal and VPP do the wonderful work they do for many more years. We in the rescue/sanctuary community support Crystal and her efforts!
Vegas Pet Pigs is an excellent informational organization for all prospects of the Potbelly Pig. It is also one of the few Tea Cup Information that has 100% correct information on it. I would recommend this site to anyone who is considering purchasing or RESCUING A MUCH LOVED POTBELLY PIG.
Crystal has spent Thousands of Dollars on getting ordinances passed in Las Vegas so that the potbelly pigs there can remain with families, plus Dollar after Dollar of other peoples Potbelly Pigs for spay and neuter and most of all Health Issues.
I have never been more disgusted with an organization in my entire life. The rescue of pigs is wondeful and I was more than willing to donate. However, when I found out (through following their facebook page) that they spend a great deal of time harrassing others who don't conduct business the same say, I was appalled. I even saw some of their owners/followerers/volunteers personally try to sabotage a fellow organization. I must admit, I do not know much about the other organization as I do not live in that persons area, but their behavior was abhorent. I will NEVER donate another dime. These people are childish and petty. I wish I could get my money back.
Disheartened Donor, please feel free to email for a refund, we only want supporters! We don't ever harrass anyone, you are obviously not reading our page but just listening to someone's script because you would know we are the ones being harrassed! If our PRIVATELY ASKED QUESTION to a rescue was "are you breeding" and the answer was "yes", does that not make them a breeder? Rescues don't intentionally breed! We also confirmed this "breeder" was not a registered non-profit with the State or IRS, why is it wrong to ask her for proof? We were the ones slammed publicly by this person or you for that matter, not the other way around? Should everyone not ask the proper questions before supporting anyone claiming to be a non-profit organization, rescue or not? I guess it's not that hard to pull the wool over people's eyes as you are already on a website you can easily check if this "organization" is a non-profit, can't you? But, it's just easier to believe untruths so you feel justified in supporting them and trying to defeat our real purpose of "animal rescue"!