Couple missing out on ‘dream house' because plan bans pet pigs

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CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. —

A couple looking to purchase their dream home in Cranberry Township says they’ve lost out on the house because of their pet miniature pig.

Chris Miladinovich and Lauren Miladinovich told Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz that they have a contract to buy a home in The Preserve housing development off Goehring Road, but were told by the homeowner’s association that cats and dogs are the only pets allowed.

The Miladinovichs have a pig named Nola, who they said is more docile than most dogs, walks on a harness and naps a lot.

“She is our baby and she’s our pet. She’s in the house and is house-trained,” said Chris Miladinovich.

However, the association prohibits any animals aside from cats and dogs. One of the reasons the association bans pigs and other animals is it believes pets other than dogs and cats could drive down the development’s real estate value, according to Chris Miladinovich.

The Miladinovichs told Marcinkiewicz they took Nola door to door petitioning the neighborhood to allow them to move in. But the couple said they were told to stop.

According to the Miladinovichs, the family they agreed to purchase the house from has also tried to help them in their efforts.

The Miladinoviches, who have no children, said they will give up on the home if necessary.

“It was an easy choice, Nola or bust,” said Chris Miladinovich.