Adopt A Paca

A Unique Gift for Everyone

Boy and an AlpacaEver feel like you want to have your very own alpaca, or know someone who would love to have that feeling?

We offer a $100 Adopt A Paca program designed for people who love alpacas and want to feel a close connection to one of these unique creatures when personal ownership is not a viable option.

Adopt A Paca can make a wonderful and unique gift for someone special in your life or for yourself!  Adopt A Paca is a fantastic gift for anyone ages 7 and up and one that keeps on giving for an entire year!  The smiles that come through Adopt A Paca are a priceless commodity that will never be forgotten and will always be cherished.

Proceeds of Adopt A Paca go towards keeping your alpaca well feed, well cared for and in a safe environment for them to thrive and grow.

Woman hugging brown alpacaJust follow these three easy steps:

  1. Pick the alpaca that you want to adopt from the alpacas listed on our Our Herd page.
  2. Fill out the Adopt A Paca form and choose your form of payment.
  3. We’ll contact you to set up a time to visit the farm

We accept personal checks, Visa/Mastercard and Discover credit cards.

When the adoption process is complete, we will send you all the goodies that come with Adopt A Paca.

Laughing baby and brown alpacaAdopt A Paca Benefits

  1. Certificate of Adoption. This will include a picture of your alpaca.  If you like, we can take a picture of you with your adopted alpaca on your scheduled farm visit.
  2. Copy of the adopted alpaca’s AOA registry certificate.
  3. A sample of the adopted alpaca’s fleece.
  4. Access to the adopted alpaca. Please see below for instructions on how to arrange these meetings.
  5. One alpaca orientation session with one of the owners to learn about alpacas in general, the history of the farm and specifics about the adopted alpaca.
  6. A special training session for one person on how to handle and walk the adopted alpaca on a halter.
  7. A birthday card from the adopted alpaca.
  8. 10% discount at our Farm Store and 10% rebate on online purchases from our website Store for purchases made during your yearlong Adoption.
  9. A 10% discount on any one fiber fun class.
  10. One pair of alpaca socks.

We very much look forward to hearing from you and hope that you and your loved one will find immense joy and happiness in adopting an alpaca!

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions about these amazing animals and how Adopt A Paca works? We’ve got answers! Click questions to expand and reveal the answers below:

Do we really own the alpaca?

No, this is a one year adoption that is renewable.  The money that you spend on the alpaca is used for the upkeep and enrichment, ensuring that the adopted alpacas have the best of everything available to them.

How do I arrange time to see my alpaca? Must someone from the farm be there with me?

We ask that you please give us at least 48 hours (2 days) notice before a visit either via email, text messaging or calling and speaking to someone from the farm.  You must get a confirmation of your scheduled visit before arriving at the farm.  This ensures that we can have the adopted alpaca ready for your visit and be there with you for the duration of your visit with your alpaca.   If we have an emergency, we will make every effort to notify you in advance of your arrival.

Will there be any formal training on how to handle an alpaca?

Yes, it is very important that you learn how to approach and handle an alpaca.  You will be shown how to halter the alpaca, walk with an alpaca and generally care for them.  You will not be allowed to walk them without assistance until we feel that you have mastered these basics.

How do I select my alpaca?

Pick the alpaca that you want to adopt either from the alpacas listed on this website or during your scheduled visit to the farm.  Crias (baby alpacas) are an obvious favorite to adopt as they are so cute and cuddly.  This means that your time with them will be at first, more observation based.  After six months, they will be getting used to halter training so you will have more time and interactions with them. Past a year, how they interact with humans in general will really depend on their personalities and we do try to highlight which ones are more receptive to human interaction in their bios.  It’s best to keep in mind that just like people, every alpaca is different.  Some are more cautious around humans while others are happy to come up for a quick alpaca treat.

Is it possible to take the adopted alpaca off the farm to show friends and family?

No, but feel free schedule a visit to bring your friends and family to the farm to meet the adopted alpaca.  You will be allowed to meet the adopted alpaca and walk them around the farm after completing the required training, but you unfortunately cannot take the adopted alpaca off the farm.  Only those who have completed the required training can walk the adopted alpacas without assistance from us.   Please remember that visits need to be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.

How often can I visit the adopted alpaca?

We guarantee that the adopted alpaca is available at least once a month. We offer access to the alpaca as our schedule permits.  Some of our alpacas get to travel to shows and events so we might not always be available.  We know the show schedule well in advance and will always try to keep you updated as best we can on which weekends the farm is closed to all visitors.

When I visit, how long do I get to spend with the adopted alpaca?

That depends on how social the alpaca is feeling that day.  We invite you to stay at the farm for as long as you like.    Alpacas are herd animals and they do not like to be isolated for long periods of time.  Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy some quite time with these amazing animals.   If we have any time constraints on the day of your visit, we will try to inform you in advance of your arrival.

What if something happens to the adopted alpaca throughout the year?

If the adopted alpaca is sold and leaves the farm we will happily help you choose another alpaca.   Sometimes we know in advance when an alpaca is leaving and will try to give you notice if possible.   Adoption fees are non-refundable and we do reserve the right to make substitutions based on changes in the alpaca’s health or wellbeing.

“We came to visit today and had an amazing time…”

Jessica Nicholson

Farm Visitor