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Q: Where can I rent a pig? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Where can I rent a pig?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: stupidsexyflanders-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 05 Jun 2003 07:11 PDT
Expires: 05 Jul 2003 07:11 PDT
Question ID: 213371
Where could I rent a pig for a few hours for a child's birthday party
in the Philadelphia area? Please don't just say, "call farms," I don't
want to have to explain this over and over to people who have never
considered the concept. I'm hoping for something like a petting zoo
that makes house calls.

Request for Question Clarification by knowledge_seeker-ga on 05 Jun 2003 08:50 PDT
Hi there!

I've sent out a bunch of emails to places that offer the service you
are looking for, to confirm that a) they have a pig and b) they cover
the Philly area.

Two quick questions in case they need follow up -- 

1 -- Can you narrow down your location a bit? Some of these places are
in NJ and others are in PA. It may make a difference which side of
Philly you're on.

2 -- Would a Pot Belly pig be alright? Or does it have to be a "real"


Will let you know what I hear --


Clarification of Question by stupidsexyflanders-ga on 05 Jun 2003 10:51 PDT
Eastern Montgomery County. Potbellied pig would be great.

Request for Question Clarification by knowledge_seeker-ga on 05 Jun 2003 11:50 PDT

6 emails sent -

1 answered by referring me to another place. Have followed up.

1 email bounced back undeliverable. Maybe you want to call these
people. I can't because I'm long distance.

Judy Lychak  [this email is not valid]

We offer catered birthday pony parties complete with a petting zoo
"our place or yours."

RD 7, Box 7651, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
(570) 629-0296


Clarification of Question by stupidsexyflanders-ga on 05 Jun 2003 12:30 PDT
Thanks for continuing to work this. Exploring several of the links
you're looking at reminds me to mention this: I don't want or need a
"mobile petting zoo." I don't want to spend $300-$400 on ponies,
chickens, etc. My daughter loves pigs and she's having a backyard
party and I just need a pig and a pigsitter to come hang out for a few
hours. $100 would be the most I would pay for this.
Subject: Re: Where can I rent a pig?
Answered By: knowledge_seeker-ga on 06 Jun 2003 07:48 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Good morning stupidsexyflanders!

Ok, I have found at least one pig for sure and a couple of other good
possibilities. Obviously, I can't negotiate price because that would
involve knowing your address, date of the party, and such, so I'll
leave that part to you. Also, I wouldn't rule out calling the
"traveling zoo" type places. They would probably be willing to bring
just the pig if they have one.

Here's the email request I made:

"Subject: Pig to a Party?
"I am trying to help a client find a company or person who will bring
a pig (potbelly or otherwise) to child's birthday party in the
Philadelphia area. Is this something you folks can do?"

Here's what I got back  –


Dear K, 

Thank you for your email. Yes, this is something we can 
do. We have a potbelly pig. Please let me know the town
or address so I can figure a rate. 

Thank you,
Pam Pozniak
Animal Ambassadors Petting Zoo
Barnyard Inn B&B and Carriage House
"Antiques & Animals in Adamstown"

Pam or Jerry Pozniak
Fax 717.484.0722

Barnyard Inn B&B and Carriage House


K - 

Yes, we do that kind of thing - but we normally prefer taking our
entire petting zoo which would include a pig.

You can check out our website and see if your client is interested.

What-Knott Farm, Traveling Petting Zoo – 
1711 Kratz Rd., Perkiomenville, PA 

Martha Knott/What-Knott Farm


The following other places did not respond to my email, but they have
phone numbers you can call  –


Call: 732-928-8593 
Office Hours 9-5 Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri, 9-3 Wed.

* I DID just get an email back from Tania Lawson at Petting Farms –
just a link to the below website.  Somehow she is related to that


Hi,  We are LawsonLand Farm - a family run mobile petting zoo. Our
traveling petting zoo covers Pennsylvania, New Jersey*, Maryland* and

*Birthday parties only within 1hr of Phila.




I also had another thought. If you were to call the Cooperative
Extension office for you area, you might find that there is a 4-H
member who has a pig and would be happy to make a few dollars bringing
it to a birthday party.  For example, I use to run a 4-H club for kids
with pets and we often got calls asking us to bring dogs and rabbits
and kittens to nursing homes, special care facilities, and child

Here's the contact info for the cooperative extension in Philly –




And finally, how about a Pot Belly Pig Club?  They would know where
all the potbelly pigs are in your area and could probably put you in
touch with someone near you.




So, between the affirmative answer from Pam Pozniak and the other
contacts I've provided,  you should have enough leads to get a pig to
your party.

Thanks for a fun question!

stupidsexyflanders-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for your great research. I wish you could see the look on my
daughter's face when she sees a pig running around our backyard!

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