Adopt-a-Pet: Meet Kowala & Squirt
Meet Kowala & Squirt
Kowala is a one-and-a-half-year-old neutered, male goat. He's very friendly and easy to handle. He was purchased by a pastor from a farm in Maryland last year as an attraction for children visiting the church. After a decision was made that the church no longer wanted to keep Kowala, he was dropped at the Shelter and is now available for adoption. He loves attention and head scratches. He's well-behaved; he follows people around and he loves spend time in the company of others.
Squirt was found roaming the streets as a stray in Great Falls. He's never been claimed so he's been living at the Shelter. He is a very friendly little pig who loves to run and play, doing little kicks and whirls when he is happy. Like most pigs, he likes to root in the dirt and needs space to run and play. He is potty-trained and uses just one corner of his current stall. He's extremely bright and knows commands for "sit" and "come", when food is used as a motivator. Pot belly pigs are highly trainable and get along well with other friendly animals. The need to be kept on a pig diet without over-feeding or else they become severely overweight quickly.
There are special rules that apply to owning and maintaining livestock in Fairfax County. The Shelter also adopts out to people in other counties, including our neighbors in Maryland and West Virginia as long as owners are in compliance with local zoning rules. Owners must also have adequate means to safely transport the animal home; some areas do not consider a pot belly pig to be livestock. The adoption fee for livestock is $20.00 and proof of rabies for any dogs or cats housed on the same property is required. More information on local zoining rules.
Come visit Kowala and Squirt!