Food for Thought

Keeping our residents well feed, year-round, is about maximizing their quality of life.

Putting our Best Hoof Forward

Hoof care is one of the most important routine “maintenance” procedures we do to keep our residents comfortable and healthy.

The Surprising World of Goats

Goats are known for a lot of things…being aggressive and having a fondness for eating tin cans immediately come to mind. These behaviours, along with many others, are simply not true.

Who’s the Top Pig?

Many people are surprised to learn that pigs are very social and that they maintain a strict hierarchy within their herds. In fact, every activity of a pig’s daily life is governed by their place in the hierarchy.

Understanding Pigisms

Pigs are one of the most misunderstood animals in the world. Somehow, through no fault of their own, they have earned the reputation for being dirty, smelly and constant eaters of anything within reach of their snout. All of this is simply not true.

Getting ready for winter

Living in Canada we get long, cold and often harsh snowy winters, and they seem to arrive overnight! One minute the animals are out grazing, and the next we’re clearing a path through the snow.

Hey…what’s straw?

If you’re confused about straw and hay, you’re not alone. A lot of people think they are the same thing…or at least interchangeable, but they’re not.

The Myth of the Mini Pig

The Myth of the Mini Pig Spoiler alert! They don’t exist. We’ve all seen them – cute, tiny little pigs that are advertised as mini pigs, or teacup pigs or any number of other adorable names that imply that they will be chihuahua-sized forever. Sadly, these do not exist. No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks […]

Welcoming New Residents

Welcoming New Residents Like every animal sanctuary everywhere, we wish we could rescue all the animals in need. Sadly, however, that is not reality. When it comes to deciding which animals come to live at Carroll’s Animal Sanctuary and Rescue, there are a lot of things to consider. Every day of every week of every […]

A Day in the Life of the Sanctuary

 Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have an animal sanctuary? A lot of people dream about one day starting one of their own but not a lot of people know what day-to-day life is like when you actually run a sanctuary and have lots of residents who depend on you for everything from […]