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A Sanctuary to Snout About!


Our Roots

Founded in 2003, when we took in our first rescued horse, Ralphy's Retreat is a registered not for profit animal sanctuary in beautiful Wyebridge, Ontario.


Our mission is to provide a safe haven for abandoned, neglected, and abused pot-bellied pigs, as well as those piggies that can no longer stay with their families. Our sanctuary is also home to aplacas, horses, donkeys, cats, feathered friends, goats and dogs, 

We work hard to increase public awareness of the treatment of animals, and provide humane education programs to children and adult groups. We are also proud to offer human-animal experiences to individuals, families, and community groups.

Be an Angel

for a Ralphy's Retreat Resident

Did you know that we rely solely on donations and fundraising to rescue and care for our animal family at Ralphy's Retreat? 


When you sponsor one of Ralphy's Retreat family members, it means they will continue to be safe and warm and have a true friend to look out for them all year round. 


Could that friend be you? 


Please make a piggy wish come true and sponsor today!



Sanctuary News

Hospice for Hooves Fundraising Gala - May 2024

Please join us for a memorable evening filled with entertainment by DJ Andy, fine vegan dining, photography by Morning Glow Photography, an exclusive silent auction and special guest speaker, Steve Jenkins - proud dad to Esther the Wonder Pig! Steve Jenkins author, animal advocate and proud dad to the beloved Esther the Wonder Pig. We are also proud to announce that CTV’s K.C. Colby and Little Charlie The Pig will be the Masters of Ceremonies at this incredible event!  Click for details!

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Register for the Live Event!

If you're unable to join us for the full Hospice for Hooves Gala, you can still register for the Live Stream with Steve Jenkins on Saturday May 25, 2024, 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM. Click here for details! 

Become a Volunteer!

Ralphy's Retreat is run by dedicated volunteers. We are always looking for more hands to help and if you are interested in getting involved, please reach out!

Ralphy's Helping Kids at Christmas

Read the article in Midland Today

Levi the Cat

Read the article in Barrie Today

Sanctuary Tours

Please stay tuned for details about 2024 tour dates!


About the Sanctuary

We are committed to providing long-term sanctuary to pot-bellied pigs and farm animals who have been abandoned, abused or neglected.  We also work with families who can no longer care for their beloved pet pig, offering long-term stays and rehoming services.  Where possible we provide support and advice to keep piggies in their homes. We typically have about 100 pigs in our care at any given time, including those in foster homes.

Our sanctuary extends to humans too through workshops and animal interaction programs.


With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Education is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our sanctuary tours and off-site visits.

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Community Outreach

At Ralphy's Retreat Animal Sanctuary, we are dedicated to working with our community. We provide animal-assisted interactions to children and adults, and work closely with agencies supporting these individuals. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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Ralphy's Retreat
Animal Sanctuary

Wyebridge, Ontario, L0K 2E0


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