We have recently rescued a large herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats. As these goats become available for adoption, they will be ready to be welcomed into pet homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read below and then complete the application for adoption. We are working to vet and place these goats as quickly as possible but please understand processing times will vary depending on the needs of not only these goats but our other residents at the time.
Facts about goats:
- ⭐️ Goats are herd animals and must live with one or more goat friends.
- ⭐️ They need access to good quality grass hay 24-7 to keep their rumen, an internal fermentation tank that helps digest their food, running and healthy. In the winter, keeping unfrozen, accessible water is also a priority
- ⭐️ Goats live 12-14 years, so becoming a goat caretaker means the same commitment as a dog or a cat.
- ⭐️ Yearly vaccinations for CDT and rabies is recommended. You’ll need a vet who is knowledgeable about goats and their specific care.
- ⭐️ Although cold hardy, shelter from the elements with dry bedding is critical. Goats hate being wet, and it’s a serious health hazard to be damp and cold.
- ⭐️ Goats have individual personalities, just like dogs, and are very intelligent. They will bond with their caretakers and love to learn new things. Having enrichment, things to jump and play on, makes their daily lives fun and meaningful.
Goats are herd animals so adopters would need to already have existing goats or companion animals or plan to adopt at least 3
Being a goat companion isn’t for everyone! It’s lots of cleaning, sometimes heavy lifting, and if you travel often, it will mean having a trusted goat sitter. They can be noisy, demanding, and messy. But they are also incredibly sweet friends to have, they’ll make you laugh in your darkest hour and be the friend you never knew you needed. Earning the love and trust of a rescued goat makes the world just a little more shiny and bright.
$250 for 3
$150 for 1 (if approved adopter has other goats)