The Animals

Meet our rescue animals and their stories. If you would like to Sponsor one (or more) of them, please visit our Sponsor an Animal page . For more information regarding any of our animals, please contact us .
  1. Val the Mini Donkey
    Val the Mini Donkey
    Val the miniature donkey's caretaker became disabled and was unable to care for her. She is now Sergio the donkey's best buddy at Out to Pasture.
  2. Sergio
    Sergio the donkey is a victim of abuse and neglect, Sergio keeps his distance from most humans.
  3. Limo & Coco
    Limo & Coco
    Limo and Coco the llamas were tied to trees for several years before being turned over to the llama rescue. They are now enjoy roaming the pasture and nibbling on blackberry bushes.
  4. Misty
    Misty the llama needed a new home when her elderly caretaker fell and could no longer care for Misty.
  1. Ike
    Ike the goat was bound for slaughter after his caretaker “got tired of him” and just wanted him gone. Luckily a neighbor was able to bring Ike to Out to Pasture where we never get tired of our animals.
  2. Marley the Boar Goat
    Marley the Boar Goat
    Marley the Boer goat's caretaker moved to a nursing home so Marley joined the herd at Out to Pasture.
  3. Nellie & Sparkles
    Nellie & Sparkles
    Nellie was abused by a cruel man who kicked and hit her every time she made a sound. She was a very young goat who had just been separated from her mother and was lonely. A neighbor rescued her and brought her to live at Out to Pasture with Sparkles, another young goat. They are the best of friends and are always together.
  4. Mr. T
    Mr. T
    Mr T the turkey was scheduled to be on the table at Thanksgiving when a relative intervened and brought him to live with us. The only turkey we will be eating is vegan Tofurky!
  1. Rambo
    Rambo the ram was unwanted at the sheep ranch when he turned out to be sterile. Luckily they let Rambo come live at Out to Pasture saving him from slaughter. (Photo by Beth Redwood)
  2. Stanley
    Stanley the goat was blind and having convulsions when he arrived. After a month of treatment for goat polio, Stanley was cured and finally able to join the herd.
  3. Poppy
    Poppy was the school pet at a SE Portland elementary school. When the school officials realized she was a farm pig and not a potbelly as they had been told, they decided to let a man take her home to raise for meat. Luckily a vegan substitute teacher was able to bring her to Out to Pasture instead. Now weighing over 700 pounds, Poppy still enjoys belly rubs and attention from visitors.
  4. Brutus
    Brutus was living in a van with his caregiver after they lost their home. Brutus is now part of the herd at Out to Pasture.
  1. Kandy
    Kandy the potbellied pig was seized by the Polk County Sheriff in an abandonment case. Animals on the property were left behind with no food or water when the caretaker left. Kandy is now part of the herd at OTP and always gets plenty to eat.
  2. The PB Pigs
    The PB Pigs
    OTP is home to potbellied pigs most of them not adoptable due to old age, size, behavior or health problems. They enjoy being part of a herd and engaging in herd activities like sun bathing together.
  3. Raymond & Brutus
    Raymond & Brutus
    Raymond was one of eighty two pigs needing homes after someone let pigs breed in the pasture.
  4. Gonzo
    Gonzo is a well socialized potbellied pig living at OTP after his caretaker left for college.
  1. The Hens
    The Hens
    OTP is sanctuary to hens, unwanted when they stopped laying at their old homes. Cookie the hen was at a Portland yard sale with a sign reading "Chicken Dinner $5.00" on her cage. Luckily an OTP volunteer paid the $5 and brought her to OTP where no one ends up as a chicken dinner.
  2. The Rabbits
    The Rabbits
    OTP is sanctuary to many rabbits. These rabbits come from various backgrounds, some have been rescued from animal testing labs, some rescued from slaughter, some rescued from neglectful hoarders.
  3. The Roosters
    The Roosters
    Roosters rescued from backyard flocks in the city currently live at OTP. All of them were facing slaughter due to early morning crowing against city regulations.
  4. Luke & Han
    Luke & Han
    Angora goats Luke and Han needed a new home after their caretaker realized she had too many goats.
  1. Barbie & Skipper
    Barbie & Skipper
    Farm pigs Barbie and Skipper were headed for slaughter when Diane stepped in and adopted them. They now live at Out to Pasture where animals get to live out their lives in peace.
  2. The Pigeons
    The Pigeons
    Several rescued pigeons now live at OTP. Some were rescued from cruel hunting dog training operations and some rescued from animal testing labs.
  3. The Pigeon Pen
    The Pigeon Pen
    Out to Pasture is home to two types of former lab pigeons. One group is flying freely and comes home to roost at night. The other group is too heavy to fly well and needed a safe place to live in an enclosed pen.
  4. Paprika
    Paprika was the sickly, runt of the litter and not expected to live. Luckily, a kind family adopted her, brought her into the house and bottle fed her. They saved her life and made her part of the family for six years. Last year, they all had to move and no one wanted to rent a house to a 500 pound pig. Pigs do not like change and it was a hard adjustment to leave her family and come to Out to Pasture. She usually hides when visitors come so you may not have met her yet. She doesn't like to be petted but she does like treats!
  1. Babe
    Babe was mistakenly sold as a potbelly piglet while she is actually a potbelly/farm pig mix. She was an indoor pet until she got too large to be indoors. She lived in the back yard but at 500 pounds, she was way over the weight limit of 200 pounds for a city pig. Babe now lives at Out to Pasture and is best buddies with Poppy.
  2. Tenny
    10 Spot or “Tenny” the lamb came from a sheep farm in North Dakota. After bottle feeding Tenny, a worker at the ranch couldn't bear the thought of seeing her slaughtered at six months of age. Instead, the worker went vegan, quit her job, purchased Tenny and flew them both to Oregon. Tenny has joined the flock at Out to Pasture where she can live out her life to old age.
  3. Lars
    At his last home, Lars the pygmy goat liked to butt the other goats and was headed for slaughter. Now he lives at OTP where he can butt heads all he wants with Rambo the ram. Lars also likes to help trim the flower boxes.