Sponsor an Animal...

Option 1: The White Rabbit

£50.00

. VIP Pass for a Visit

. Animal Fact Sheet

. Certificate

. Team Sticker

. Sponsor's Name on Plaque on Enclosure

. Quarterly updates telling you all about what your sponsored animal        has been getting up to with photos via email or post 

Option 2: The Mad Hatter

£75.00

. VIP Pass for Two Visits

. Certificate

. Team Sticker

. Animal Fact Sheet

. Team Keyring

. Sponsor's Name Plaque on Enclosure

. Quarterly updates telling you all about what your sponsored animal        has been getting up to with photos via email or post 

Option 3: The Wonderland Package

£100.00

. VIP Pass for Three Visits

. Animal Fact Sheet

. Certificate

. Team Sticker

. Team Keyring

. Team Mug or T Shirt

. Sponsor's Name on Plaque on Enclosure

. Quarterly updates telling you all about what your sponsored animal        has been getting up to with photos via email or post 

Sponsors benefit from watching their animal enjoy life at the Retreat.  We decided to add sponsorship to our page as we have ongoing vet bills and care costs are growing with all of the additional intakes.  Sponsors will give us the assurance of being able to determine just how many animals we can help, without risking the health and safety of those we are already caring for.

If you would rather contribute a smaller donation you can do so through our PayPal account.  Please send as friends & family to: retreatintowonderland@yahoo.com

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Wilbur 💙

Born: May 2014

Favourite Food: Pineapples

Wilbur (& Dorris) were the very first two pigs we took on and we had no experience whatsoever with pigs but immediately saw their amazing individual personalities.  Wilbur is the head of the gang and we have a lot of respect for his personal space.... his bed!  He takes great pride in his bed and only allows Dorris to join him.  He is very loving but independent at the same time.  He has a little arthritis in his front knee but can run with the rest of them when he wants.

Dorris ❤️

Born: May 2014

Favourite Food: Strawberries and Gateaux (don't judge us!)

Dorris and Wilbur came to us first and unbeknown to us Dorris was already carrying a litter!  We now have M.J, Little B and Sausage added to their little family.  Dorris loves a tummy rub but lets you know if she's not in the mood.  She is devoted to Wilbur and is never far from his side.

M.J 💙

Born: Feb 2015

(Parents: Wilbur & Dorris)

Favourite Food: Anything he can carry in his mouth and play with.

MJ is our big soppy teenager.  He is the biggest of all of the pigs and the most playful.  He will do anything for a fuss and once he is laying down having a tummy rub he refuses to move!!  He is simply a loveable, playful  & soppy boy.

Sausage ❤️

Born: Feb 2015

(Parents: Wilbur & Dorris)

Favourite Food: Biscuits!

When Sausage was born we sat with her through the night trying to help her to feed from her mum.  After 9 hours we made the decision to feed her ourselves.  She couldn't even take a bottle so we syringe fed her for the first few weeks and with it being every 4 hours she moved in with me (Jo) and grew up with my dogs.  She travelled with me everywhere with her carrycot and then lived in the garden for a while when she was big enough.  She's now reintroduced to everyone but is a little spoilt so can be a bit of a diva.  She isn't too keen on other pigs so lives next door to two of our other girls quite happily.

Winston (our micro pig) 💙

Born: 2009

Favourite Food: Mince Pies

Winston came to us from a very loving home where his companion had passed away and he was looking for new friends.  He is a whopping 23.5 stone micro pig with the most beautiful teddy bear face.  He comes when you call his name and literally lives for belly rubs and a chat with you.  We have spent many an afternoon simply sitting with him as he adores company.

Mr Darcy 💙

Born: 2012

Favourite Food: Apples & Ginger Nut Biscuits

Mr Darcy was abandoned with some other animals by his owner and luckily the neighbours took care of him.  They contacted us and we collected him.  Being a small pig he became a bit of an escape artist with the then temporary fencing and we kept finding him in the main field having fun with our water butt!!  (He has a thing for plastic!!).  He's another soppy boy and very lively running all over the place.  He loves a mud bath!

Alice ❤️

Born: 2014

Favourite Food: Noodles and Custard Creams!

Alice came to us after being a house pig.  She lived happily in a bedroom but became grossly overweight and her trotters grew really long with no outside space to exercise and keep her little feet healthy.  We went through a very long process of veterinary care for her weight and feet treatments.  Her weight was against her as just the stress of the move could have affected her heart let along the sedations she had to undergo to get into shape.  Against the odds she is now slim and possibly the fastest pig on the block!  She has no enclosure as she loves to hang with everyone.

Edith ❤️

Born: 2007/8

Favourite Food: Melon

Edith came to us with Thackery, Barbara and Duchess from the same place.  None of them had received any one to one attention and are reluctant for us to leave them as they love a fuss!  Edith seems to be a little stiff in the mornings on her front legs, nothing serious just her age so sometimes she gets her breakfast in bed.

Barbara ❤️

Born: 2007/8

Favourite Food: Loves everything!

Barbara came to us with Thackery, Edith and Duchess from the same place.  None of them had received any one to one attention and are reluctant for us to leave them as they love a fuss!  Barbara has the longest hair and tail of all of the pigs and loves her brush and pig oil treatments of a weekend.

Duchess

Born: 2007/8

Favourite Food: Loves Anything!

Duchess came to us with Thackery, Edith and Barbara  from the same place.  None of them had received any one to one attention and are reluctant for us to leave them as they love a fuss!  Duchess unfortunately has skin issues which we have been told are the result of burns from boiling water being spilt all over her back when she was younger.  She was very overweight when she arrived and her skin was very sore and tender with regular breakouts of sores.  She is now slimmer and her skin regime with coconut oil and various  meds has left her happy and healthy with a beautiful complexion.  She is a very gentle girl who just loves anything... especially her bed!

Thackery Earwickett

Born: 2007/8

Favourite Food: Cherry Pie

Thackery came to us with Duchess, Edith and Barbara  from the same place.  None of them had received any one to one attention and are reluctant for us to leave them as they love a fuss!   He is the smallest of the pigs with the shortest legs and the biggest cutest feet!  He is extremely soppy and rushes for no one!

Mary, Mungo & Midge ❤️ 💙

Born: 2016

Favourite Food: Anything from the breakfast trolley they can steal!

So our three teddy bear sheep totally come as a threesome.  When they arrived Mungo became tame quite quickly and the others followed a little slower.  They all had big issues with their feet and we have had to treat them on a regular basis, catching them not being the easiest thing!  It was obvious that they had not had any human contact and it took a very long time for Mary to gain any kind of trust with us, almost a year!  We are all friends now and they follow us and eat from our hands..... and by the way, Mary is a boy!

Ollie

Born: Approx Jan 2017

Favourite Food: Anything from the breakfast trolley he can steal!

Ollie came to us at around 7 months old as he was a lone sheep in a garden that backed onto a field with lots of sheep in it.  He immediately made firm friends with everyone and is very sociable but still independent.  He's always the one with his head in the breakfast trolley when its on the move or standing on his hind legs eating leaves from trees.

Daphne

Born: March 2017

Favourite Food:  Anything she can eat delicately

Daphne is a sock lamb that we hand reared along with Mabel.  She travelled between the sanctuary and home until she was big enough to join the gang full time and not reliant on bottle feeds.  She has grown into our little elegant lady and is the most gentle of all the sheep.  She loves a fuss and paws you for more when you stop!  She has taken a liking to visiting our caravan with Mabel when we are having our coffee breaks.

Mabel

Born: March 2017

Favourite Food: My Fingers!

Mabel is another sock lamb like Daphne who we also hand reared.  She is unbelievably naughty and always the one that causes the trouble or decides to get stuck somewhere!  She loves to jump up at you after chasing you around the field.  The caravan is one of her favourite places but unlike Daphne she likes to jump on the seats and eat the curtains!

Name: Malcolm 💙

Born: approx July 2017

Favourite Food: Blueberries

About: Malcolm is a very proud gentleman! He loves company and just like the pigs loves his belly rubbed!! He rules the roost with the ducks and is great friends with our Alice who visits him and lays against his enclosure next to him.

Name: Muggly 💙

Born: 2016

Favourite Food: Loves anything!

About: Muggly came to live with us with her 3 sisters, Fraggle, Angel & Dottie. They were all underweight but doing really well now! She lived with her sister Fraggle but we have since reunited her with all of her sisters. She loves to follow you around the enclosure for a fuss and is happy ‘just to be with you’

Name: Fraggle 💙

Born: 2016

Favourite Food: Loves anything!

About: Fraggle came to live with us with her 3 sisters, Muggly, Angel & Dottie. They were all underweight but doing really well now! She lived with her sister Muggly but we have since reunited her with all of her sisters. Her favourite thing to do is .... sleep! She's often found at the bottom of the pile with her sisters sleeping on top of her!

Name: Chester 💙

Born: 2018

Favourite Food: Apples

About: Chester is extremely lazy! He loves nothing better than a snooze in the afternoon with a carrot or apple to wake up to!  He isn't as sociable as Hatter but will follow him to the end of the earth as this pair are inseparable.

Name: Hatter 💙

Born: 2018

Favourite Food: Carrots

About: Hatter is a very friendly boy who loves to give kisses when asked!  He likes to be naughty for the farrier and keep him on his toes! He loves to follow you around his paddock and if he sees a bucket of water is rolling in it in seconds!

Name: Penelope Hightop 💙

Born: 2018

Favourite Food: Carrots

About: Penelope came to us in a bit of a state and is a very timid girl. She is getting more confident by the day and enjoying her beauty treatments! She is great friends with Dudley our Llama with only the occasional disagreement over treats!  She loves a cuddle and lets you know when she wants one!

Name: Mallymkun 💙

Born: October 2017

Favourite Food: Cucumber

About: Mally came to live with us after being given to a child as a Birthday present. She grew quickly so required rehoming. She now lives with Thackery Earwicket and cuddles up next to him when he goes to sleep. She is one of the most soppy pigs we have and loves company. She's also the noisiest at feeding time!

Name: Dexter McTwisp

Born: March 2019

Favourite Food: We are not sure yet, he's quite fussy!

Dexter came to us very young!  He took a while to settle with the big changes around him.  He is a playful boy who will very soon be mixed with new friends.

Cricket

Born: Who knows!

Favourite Food: Chicken Pate Catfood

Cricket was found on a cricket pitch following chemicals being sprayed.  Unfortunately this left him blind and after a lot of care to heal his face he came to live with us.  Hedgehogs don't naturally live in captivity but Cricket is very settled and loves his food.  He is often up and waiting for us at meal times.

Name: Duke of Noodle Top Strawberry Laces & Friends

Born: 2018

Favourite Food: Well, she's finicky what can we say!

Noodle lives with all of her bunny friends at the retreat. She is sociable when she wants to be.  If you choose to sponsor her then you take them all on!!

Name: Princess Jasmine & Friends

Born: 2018

Favourite Food: Anything green!

Princess Jasmine lives with her friends at Tulgey Wood, their village, in our retreat.  She is famous for drawing all of our raffles with her amazing ability to pick out raffle tickets!  If you choose to sponsor Jasmine then you will be taking on all of her friends...

Name: Ludvig

Born: 2019

Favourite Food: Kale

Ludvig came to us when he was quite small and will grow rather large being a Sulcata Tortoise!!  He has a lot of growing to still do but is steadily putting on the pounds.  He is grumpy and totally unsociable just as he should be and we love him for it.

Name: Dudley

Born: Approx 2007

Favourite Food: Small Carrot Pieces

Dudley joined us from a petting farm where he sadly lost his mate due to neglect and became very lonely.  He refused to leave his shelter most of the time and simply grieved.  He came to us and now refuses to go in his shelter!!!  He hangs with the sheep, Penelope the donkey and Alice the pig is never far from his side.

Alice: This is impossible.

The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.