Pig Permits

How to Legally Own a Pet Mini-Pig in the City of Temple


Step 1: Check to make sure that the pig you want to adopt weighs less than 150 lbs. 

Step 2: Before adopting the mini-pig, call Temple’s Animal Services at (254) 298-5732 or email animalshelter@templetx.gov to learn about the City’s mini-pig requirements. 

Step 3: Ask Animal Services, by phone or email, for a mini-pig permit application. 

Step 4: Fill out the mini-pig permit application and give the filled out application and related paperwork to Animal Services.

Step 5: Let an Animal Services officer come to your home to make sure that the area where you will keep your mini-pig is clean and safe.

Step 6: If Animal Services finds that everything is good to go, they will call or email you to let you know to come to the City’s Animal Shelter located at 620 Mama Dog Circle, Temple, TX 76501 to pay a $50 permit fee and get a copy of your mini-pig permit. 

Step 7: Once you have your mini-pig permit, adopt your mini-pig! 


Step 8: Reapply for a mini-pig permit and pay your permit fee every year.

For more information, please call Animal Services at (254) 298-5732 or read Sec. 6-54 of Chapter 6, Animals, of the City’s Code of Ordinances.