This is very hard to do, but necessary. I'm finding as I get older I'm finding it harder to manage a larger herd, and it's time to scale back. I try to keep my misfits and retirees here on the farm, but for those critters I feel would make a great farm pet/companion, I am happy to adopt to their forever home.
I'm fond of every one of my animals, but these ones are especially dear. I'm looking for homes that love to dote on their goats! The most important things are ability and desire to care for them appropriately and lovingly. Most of these are retired from breeding for one reason or another. A few have special needs as noted.
Adoption requires a long-term, pet-only commitment, with a return to me clause. To someone wanting a healthy, well cared for goats as companion animals, this is a wonderful opportunity. There is a very modest adoption fee which helps defray costs of quarantine, etc. if the animal ends up having to come back to my farm.
Below are some wonderful pet goats who would love to find a family to entertain and spend lots of time with!
Essie - 5 year old Exp. LaMancha. Extremely people friendly - loves everybody, very social! Gets along well with Nigerians. In fact, prefer to rehome her with Chou Chou, but could go with a wether friend or two, or another pet doe. Needs a lot of people interaction. Retired from breeding after birth trauma followed by mastitis.
Chou Chou (pronounced shoo-shoo) -small, black 4 year old Nigerian doe, very sweet and affectionate little introvert. She is the Yin to her bff Essie's Yang. Sidles up to you and gently tugs on your coat for attention. Adorable. Retired from breeding after difficult birth with trauma.
Demelza is a sweet doeling that was born this spring (April 2019), who developed an umbilical hernia. While the herniated tissue itself resolved on its own, the muscle tissue never full closed. This puts her at risk of another hernia or rupture during the latter part of pregnancy. Surgery could possibly repair it, but it's expensive and would be hard on her. After a lot of thought, we decided it's not worth putting Demelza through all that, when she can live a perfectly full, happy, healthy pet life.
Squiffy: 2019 wether. Very, very, small and sickly as a baby but seemed to have turned around and then broke his leg! Very sweet and gentle natured, loves cuddles. Excellent therapy goat prospect. I would like Squiffy to go with his BFF Mr. Potato Head, listed below.
Mr. Potato Head: 2019 wether. Crushing injury to spine at a week old, wasn't sure he'd make it but he did and then some! Potato is very outgoing and very people oriented (and yes, there is a story behind his name!). Wonderful Therapy goat prospect. We thought Potato was polled like his mom. We were wrong (we've never had horn buds show up so late!). So Potato will have horns. We have been trimming them in an effort to keep them blunt and as short as possible. I would like Squiffy and Potato to go together.