Theo poses with a captain’s hat in his trailer on the B.C. Ferries. Courtesy Jayne Nelson

WATCH: Langley’s 800-pound pig takes ferry to new Vancouver Island home

Theodore the pig moved to his new home in Duncan on Friday, Jan. 25.

Theodore, the 800-pound pig who was found roaming the Fraser Highway in Langley last summer, is travelling to his forever home today (Friday, Jan. 25) after waiting almost half a year for a suitable owner.

WATCH: Theo the 800-pound pig will soon be living high on the hog

After being in the care of the Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) since August, Theo was loaded onto a three-horse travel trailer and sent off to his new home at A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary in Duncan on Vancouver Island.

Getting Theo onto the trailer wasn’t an easy feat according to LAPS animal control officer Tina Jensen Fogt, who said the process took about two hours.

“It took us awhile. He [Theo] certainly wasn’t interested in cooperating right away. He saw the fence panels come out and he was like ‘I’m onto you guys, I’m not doing this.’” said Jensen Fogt.

But with enough coaxing, and a lot of donuts and cookies, Theo headed off to begin a new life on the Island.

“He was five steps ahead of us the whole time. He’s not a big fan of travel, and he’s a little stressed,” added Jensen Fogt.

“I’m so excited for him. I’m also excited to get five to ten hours of my week back to focus on other responsibilities.”

Jensen Fogt accompanied Theo to his new home, and added that BC Ferries covered the cost of the trailer and passenger fees bothways.

Theo’s new home at A Home for Hooves is run by Michelle Singleton, and the sanctuary is filled with pot-belly pigs, sheep, goats, ducks, and chickens.

More recently, Singleton adopted a similar-sized Berkshire pig named Lilian to provide Theo with companionship.

After coming into the care of LAPS last summer, the group was able to identify Theo’s original owner, who chose not to claim him.

Before finding a forever home, Theo lived at a property owned by Jensen Fogt’s mother, since LAPS didn’t have the capacity to house such a large animal.

Finding a suitable home for Theo was challenging, so in December, LAPS issued a public call out for potential owners, and received more than 50 offers.

According to Jensen Fogt, A Home for Hooves was chosen based on proximity, experience, and companionship.

Jensen Fogt said she will miss having Theo’s “quirky” personality around, as he “loves his tummy rubs and a good scratch.”

RELATED STORY: An 800-pound pig needs a forever home, Langley animal shelter says

RELATED STORY: Many offers of home for lost Langley pig

 

Tina Jensen Fogt has been caring for Theo on her mother’s property since last summer. Miranda Fatur Black Press Media

Theo was coaxed into the trailer with a lot of donuts and cookies. Courtesy Tina Jensen Fogt

Just Posted

VIDEO: Bowen Byram named top prospect

Giants defenceman recognized as premier NHL draft pick

Langley golfer James Allenby takes Canada Life Open lead

Shot career-low round at Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Langley Thunder kick off 2019 season with high hopes

Home opener set for Wednesday, May 29 against the Burnaby Lakers.

Langley Home Expo shows off home and yard improvements

The annual event is being held in Brookswood at the George Preston Rec Centre

Kodiaks dominate spring season

Seven lopsided wins in a row for the 2018 provincial midget champions

Police release photos of suspect in daytime sex assault at Vancouver woman’s home

A young woman, in hers 20s, was followed home by the man, before he violently attacked her inside

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen Bhavkiran Dhesi

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP say boy, 11, missing for two days found safe

Dominic Mattie was last seen at 5 p.m. in the 13500-block of Gateway Drive in Surrey

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

Most Read