The Sanctuary

Quick Facts

acres of semi forested land and pasture
verified Sanctuary Babes
~ 0
domestic species of rescued animals
~ 0
breeds of pigs, including former ferals
0 +
largest pig
~ 0 lbs.
smallest pig
~ 0 lbs.
tripod pigs: Eppah, Melvin and TN Yoda!

The Lay of the Land

  • Medical barnyard with separate recovery barn for pigs with special needs
  • 12-acre separate cow pasture with a large barn
  • Goat pasture with wooded area for browsing
  • Mini-OMI private pasture for our Johne’s disease (JD) positive sheep
  • 8 distinct “neighborhoods” with their own unique dynamics and family groups
  • GenPop pastures are approximately 40 acres and used for a majority of the largest pigs

We feed 2.5 to 3.5 tons of pig grain a week...

Daily feeding of the animals includes species appropriate grain, local grass hay, and fresh produce where appropriate.

With so many pigs on the property, one of our biggest expenses is the 2.5-3.5 TONS of food our residents consume weekly. The amount we need fluctuates based on what Mother Nature provides the residents on our pastures, which we seed each year based on their nutritional needs.

...and deliver approximately 600 gallons of fresh water daily.

Sanctuary Babe Life is not complete without an abundance of clean, fresh water. Not only do we deliver fresh water across the sanctuary for drinking, we also fill the wallows to make sure swampin’ continues without interruption for the pigs!

Every day we....

Deliver Med Sammies & Secret Snacks

Administer meds and do Nurse Visits

Trim some hooves & tusks

Not Just Farmed Animals

It is our vision to see a world where all species are valued and protected.

We’re proud to be welcomed by the National Wildlife Federation and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. We have approximately 50 acres of wilderness that we hold sacred for our wildlife friends around the perimeter of our property. This includes deer, skunks, opossums, snakes, and the occasional black bear. We also routinely see families of turkeys, rabbits, and resident killdeer safely raising their young.

While we don’t have the bandwidth yet to do wildlife rehab again like we did in WA, what we can do is respect and support the animals who need this place to be their home.


Since our arrival in TN in April 2021, we have...

  • Spayed all 54 female pigs from the Tennessee herd!
  • Provided healthcare and safety for nearly 50 stray and unaltered cats in our community
  • Built more than 2 miles of access roads to the property in order to be able to provide services
  • Added 12 different housing barns for the animals
  • Built 14 awnings to increase comfort and aid in preventive hoof care. 
  • Created safe procedures for animal healthcare, transport, and medical recovery
  • Defined a safe wildlife corridor around the perimeter of the property and become a Certified Wildlife Habitat recognized by the National Wildlife Federation and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation

Support our mission to make Sanctuary Babe Life a reality for them all.

Please consider joining our team for just $1/month.