Dr. Feel Good is halter trained & very well mannered (he hasn’t spit on anyone yet!). We can trailer him to your location where one of our handlers can be available to offer information and answer questions and/or provide a fun 15-40 minute presentation to an audience.
During an Alpaca Awesome Visit, an experienced handler from River Hill Ranch will arrive with one of our halter-trained and socialized alpacas. We can walk around your facility or provide a program in a designated area. Participants are welcome to meet our alpaca, give him a pat, and learn about him and how we grow clothes.
Each visit can be planned and personalized to suit your organization’s needs. The program can be customized from informal Q & A to a fun presentation to an audience. One (1) hour visits start at just $250, with each additional hour being $50. ($50 deposit down payment, remainder due on or before scheduled visit) Contact us to schedule your Alpaca Awesome Visit.
You can also “rent” our boys for an event (they would make adorable ring bearers at your wedding!). A handler will provide a brief training on how to walk an alpaca on halter and be available for the duration.
What’s Included: We bring 1 halter trained & socialized alpaca to your location. We prepare a presentation tailored to your audience and bring props to aid in the experience. We pack everything back up at the conclusion.
Upon arrival, our handler will meet the coordinator/customer who will show the handler the location where the program will take place. The area should be away from loud noise (such as speakers, human voices are fine). Please allow 20 minutes for set-up, prior to the start of the event. It is expected the customer comply with requests from the handler regarding the safety and security of our animals.
PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT A PETTING ZOO. While these animals are very well behaved, they are not used to being surrounded by strangers. Too much hands-on contact stresses these animals as they are used to being out in the pasture with their friends. Yes, there are alpacas in petting zoos sometimes, but those animals have been handled daily to become accustomed to it. It is normal for our boys to act nervous as they enter a new environment, but they calm down quickly. For this reason, we require participants to be seated or stationary with an open walkway to the presentation area. Participants will be allowed to interact with the alpaca after receiving instructions from the handler. As their shepherd, if we see signs of overwhelming stress we reserve the right to cut the visit short with a refund for the remaining dedicated time.
Price: $250 for the 1st hour; $50 for every hour thereafter.
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