Turns out you don’t need a barn to become a proud piggy parent -- in fact, you don’t even need to leave the house. This Ontario animal sanctuary allows you to sponsor an adorable farm animal online, and they’ll even send you selfies. Now you can reap all the benefits of being pet-parent without any of the caretaking responsibilities.

Promised Land Sanctuary, located in Campbellford, Ont. provides shelter and care for animals who have been neglected, abused, or forgotten about.

You’ll find chickens, ducks, horses, goats, pigs, and more wandering around the farm.

While some animals are available for take-home adoptions, most will need to stay at the sanctuary permanently.

The sponsorships, which start at $15 a month, cover a large portion of food, medical, and housing costs for the animal.

The sponsorships also come with some sweet benefits like animal selfies, updates, free farm tours, complimentary farm memberships, and more.

You’ll also have the option to visit your new fur baby IRL, once social distancing is no longer in effect, of course.

So, if quarantine has you feeling a little lonely, why not expand your fluffy family?

I mean, who doesn’t love a good goat selfie?

Chickens are the most affordable animal to sponsor at just $15 a month. Ducks will cost $20 a month, pigs $30, goats $40, sheep $50, and horses will cost $80 per month to sponsor. 

Throughout the year you would receive photos of your sponsored animal pal, written updates, chances to schedule in-person visits, a free one-year family membership, free weekend tours, and more.

Those who chose to support a horse will also receive free year-round tours, a free one-year benefactor membership, and a free night stay at a local Yoga B&B.

If a monthly fee is too expensive, don’t worry.

You can still support the rescue animals by signing petitions on the company website and making one-time donations to the sanctuary.

There’s even a wishlist of items that you could donate instead of cash as well.

Sponsor A Farm Animal

Price: Starting at $15/month

Address: 1969 Burnbrae Rd. E, Campbellford, ON

Why You Need It: Getting photos and updates from your new furry friend is the perfect social-distancing distraction. Plus you can feel good about helping the animals. 


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