The first thing she noticed was Arnold wasn't as big as advertised, maybe only about 150 pounds.
"He was very sweet," she recalls.
But you can't just sign out a pig from a shelter. Arnold needed a certified rescue group to sign off on the adoption.
So, LaBauve-Williams called her friend Jason Flatt, founder of Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue.
Flatt hadn't rescued a pig before. But Arnold was still a life that needed saving.
"I just facilitated it for a the right reason," he tells The Dodo. "To save a life. That's what I'm about."
And so Arnold headed to the farm, where he would finally get to meet Charlotte.
But, like a lot of good love stories, their first encounter was somewhat of a misfire.