Three Little Pigs Microsanctuary – Williamsburg, VA

Three Little Pigs Microsanctuary – Williamsburg, VA

November 28, 2017

From Ryan Phillips:

The Three Little Pigs Microsanctuary is located in our condo in Williamsburg, VA. There is both a vast open area of grass located nearby, but also access to nearby Colonial Williamsburg, where Pumpkin, Charlotte, and Millie can enjoy grazing while at the same time providing the opportunity for people to meet pigs and see just how amazing pigs truly are. Our microsanctuary came into being when my family and I found out about a pig named Pumpkin (who had been used as a breeder pig for many year) and heard that she was possibly going to be getting “put to sleep” if a home was not found for her immediately. Shortly after agreeing to adopt Pumpkin, my family asked the breeder if we could bring one of Pumpkin’s last babies with her. Fortunately, the breeder seemed pleased to have found a home for Pumpkin and was willing to send a piglet with her. Charlotte (the piglet) and her mom Pumpkin came to live with us on December 23, 2016. A few months later, a man in Williamsburg needed to find homes for many pigs he had been homing and he needed to do so immediately. It was at this point that Millie was added to the family. This brought the total to 3 pigs in a condo and thus the name: Three Little Pigs Microsanctuary.


Pumpkin is like a lovable old Eeyore (if Eeyore were a female pig). She may wump and grump a little when you lie down next to her, but she is just as quick to then cuddle up with you. Charlotte is my traveling buddy. She loves taking trips to Colonial Williamsburg, college campuses, and even the grocery store. And everywhere she goes, people fall in love with her. And then there is Millie. Millie is everyone’s friend  She always wants to know what is going on. No one can enter the room or come into the house without Millie wanting to be a part of what is going on.

Our goal is to provide these three girls with the best home that we can, and my entire family agrees that having them in our home has made it a much happier place to be.

Three Little Pigs Microsanctuary is the recipient of a Microsanctuary Movement Seed Grant!