“Mom, can we get an alpaca?”
As silly as that question seems, it could be more within reach than you realize. For a yearly fee of $200.00, you can adopt an alpaca from Silkie’s Farm. That works out to about .55 cents per day. Your purchase helps to feed and care for your alpaca.
Your adoption includes:
- Adoption Certificate
- 8.5 x 11 photo of your adorable alpaca
- ARI Certificate (copy) showing the alpaca’s pedigree and lineage
- Invitations to farm events such as Shearing Day, Farm Days, Local Appearances
- 5% discount on all farm store purchases – including items from Marcia’s Mud – for that year
- 2 skeins of yarn from your alpaca (if we do not have your alpaca in stock, we will offer an alternative)
- 10% discount on purchase of any alpaca for sale if you choose to do so in the future
- Visits – by appointment – to come visit your alpaca a few times per year
Of course, adopting an alpaca for a year does not mean you take it home with you, but you get all the benefits without having to clean up after your ‘pet’. If your alpaca should be sold to another owner during your adoption year, we will offer another selection to complete your year.
At Silkie’s Farm, we have often acquired pets (rabbits, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, turtles, etc) from other people that can no longer care for them. We admit, we have soft hearts. We also know what a joy it is to ‘try on’ an animal experience before purchase. It can be the perfect pathway to decide if alpaca ownership is right for you. It can also be a unique and fun gift for a special someone who is tough to buy for or has everything! No matter what brings you to your reason for Adopt-an-Alpaca 365, we are certain you will be pleased with the 365 days of joy it will bring to you!
Q: How do I …..Adopt-an-Alpaca 365?
A: Simply contact us and let us know which alpaca you have fallen in love with and want to adopt for the year.
Q: How do I pay for this purchase?
A: We accept cash, check, credit card, gift certificates from Silkie’s Farm Store, and Venmo. Once payment is received, we will follow through with all the items listed in your purchase.
Q: What happens at the end of the purchase year?
A: You are welcome to renew your purchase if you like or let it expire. We will notify you when your year is about to expire and leave that choice up to you.
Q: How often can I visit my alpaca?
A: We are a working family farm. We are happy to have you come visit your alpaca and bring others with you to enjoy the experience. We do ask that you give us notice and respect our farm privacy.
Q: Can I switch alpacas in my term year?
A: We would prefer if you stick with the original alpaca that you choose. We give detailed descriptions of all of our animals and hope that by reading through them you will make a suitable choice at the time of purchase. If you really want to change alpaca ownership during your yearly purchase, we can work together to choose an alternative to complete your year.
Q: Which alpacas can I choose?
A: ALL of our alpacas and even our llamas are included in the Adopt an Alpaca 365 program. We can help you decide when you call or visit and are happy to make recommendations. Although you’ll be adopting one alpaca, they will all be poking around and curious so chances are you’ll get time with the whole herd no matter who you choose.