Our Story

Our Story

Started by Danielle after rescuing and adopting her own pigs (now 6 forever pigs in the home - Beezers (the OG), Beyonce (the boss), Busta (foster daddy - rescue), Dandy (the lover - foster failure), Ash (blind but boss - foster failure), and Annabelle (the sassy one - foster failure), her love for these incredibly smart and loving animals has lead her to start her own organization so she can rescue/rehabilitate even more.

Established in 2017 and located near Cave Creek, AZ, Better Piggies Rescue is one of the only pig dedicated sanctuaries in Arizona covering from Maricopa County to the northern border of Arizona.

We pride ourselves in our ability to safely and effectively rescue pigs throughout the State of Arizona through innovative technology, practices, and coalition to other livestock rescues and law enforcement agencies.


Danielle Betterman


Danielle has been around pigs for over 12 years, starting with her first pig Beezers. She worked with different rescues and organizations to foster and rescue pigs in Arizona before starting her own non-profit. Her goal is to get pigs accepted as pets in every city and stop breeder practices.


Dwight Dixon

Rescue Operations Manager

Also known as the "food guy" joining BPR in 2018 when he had his first piggy cuddle. Learning about pig behavior, he fell in love with the sanctuary and became the Rescue Operations Manager. Now he runs his own horse and livestock transport company while maintaining the daily tasks of the sanctuary.