A Unique Gift for Any Age!
Owning an alpaca farm is a lot of work: it takes a very big commitment and requires time, land and resources! BrightEyes Alpaca Retreat, a seven-acre farm outside the town of Farmville, Virginia, we currently own ten adult female alpacas and two Livestock Guardian dogs that we love and take care of every day. Bunny and Nilla , new to our farm in July 2018, are pregnant with two baby crias arriving in the spring! Coco, our dark brown cutie, had surgery and a short stay at Virginia Tech Large Animal Clinic during the month of November. She is home now and recovering nicely at the farm. Your participation in our adoption/sponsorship programs will help us continue to make sure our alpacas and puppies are healthy, happy and well fed!
Your support in the way of donation, adoption or sponsorship will support BrightEyes’ Health, Wellness and Educational Programs: all the things we do to keep our alpacas and puppies healthy and stress free! By selecting a package, you enrich our animals daily, without the fuss and muss of owning your own fuzzy animal! You may even get some neat bonuses during the year – you’ll just have to wait and see. We want to share the best parts of our farm animals’ experience with you!
Gift or Donation?
Want to make a one-time gift or donation in honor of a friend, family member or colleague and support BrightEyes Alpaca Retreat? Your donation’s sole purpose is to benefit our animal care and education endeavors.
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Adopt or Sponsor?
Your participation in the adoption or sponsorship program will help us continue to ensure our alpacas’ and puppies’ health and wellness and allow us to grow our educational programs.
How to apply:
- Select the Adopt or Sponsor package you wish to support from our website. Take a look at the bios of our ‘Pacas and Pups and select the one you love!
- Complete the Registration form and submit it to us.
- Upon receipt of your registration form we will invoice you via Paypal. Instructions for paying will be included with the email from Paypal. If you prefer not to use Paypal, please contact us to make alternative payment arrangements.
- Upon receipt of payment, your Welcome Package will be prepared and mailed to you.
Adopt a BrightEyes Alpaca Retreat Alpaca or Pup
Have you ever wanted an alpaca of your own, but don’t live on a farm? Ever wanted a big furry pup the size of a house? BrightEyes Alpaca Retreat offers the unique opportunity to adopt an Alpaca or a Pup and follow their life for one year!
Join our Adopt our BrightEyes ‘Paca or Pup Program today!
How it works: You select one of our Adoption Packages and become an “adopted owner” for one full year!
There are 4 Adoption Packages to suit your budget:
Kushing is how alpacas rest, sitting down with their legs bent under their body. When they are not foraging, our alpacas kush in the pasture and take a break.
As an Adopter a yearly contribution of $25 includes:
- An Alpaca Fact Card
- An collage of our alpacas
- Periodic pen pal letters from our alpaca herd
- Follow our BrightEyes Facebook page
Alpacas are browsers who eat most varieties of plant life, including grass, foliage and palatable herbs. They have a split upper lip (like a rabbit) which enables them to cleverly nibble around long and sharp thorns.
As an Adopter a yearly contribution of $50 includes all the benefits of a Kusher package plus:
- An invitation to a Herd Health Day to learn how to care for alpacas
- Opportunities throughout the year to hang out with an alpaca buddy
Alpacas make sounds when they are happy, concerned, uncomfortable or curious. Different styles of hums indicate different emotions. Listen to an example below:
As an Adopter a yearly contribution of $75 includes all the benefits of the Kushers and Nibblers Packages plus:
- Framed certificate and photo collage of your adopted herd
- VIP ticket for Shearing Day on the farm (date to be determined)
- Individual visit and photo op with your adopted herd
- One Specialized fiber item from your adopted herd-made here on the farm!
Jake, a Great Pyrenees and Jili, an Italian Maremma sheepdog, work on the farm. Our Livestock Guardian Dogs’ health and wellness is an integral part of BrightEyes Alpaca Retreat’s protection and security team.
By nature, our dogs are nocturnal, a characteristic that enables them to guard and protect our alpacas entrusted to them. How are predators discouraged from potentially harming livestock? You got it, our pups Jake and Jili resort to using their powerful, booming voices to keep predators away.
As an Adopter a yearly contribution of $25 includes:
- An Adoption Certificate and Livestock Guardian Fact Card
- A picture of your adopted pups
- Facebook page with regular photos and videos of their antics
Sponsor a BrightEyes ‘Paca or Pup
Similar to “Adopt a BrightEyes Alpaca,” sponsoring our alpaca herd is a great group opportunity for scout troops, youth groups, school classes, families, clubs, businesses, etc. Your participation in the program will help BrightEyes Alpaca Retreat keep our alpacas and livestock guardian dogs healthy, happy and well fed!
Peruvian: One-year sponsorship is only $100.00
Chilean: One-year sponsorship is only $250.00
Argentinian: One-year sponsorship is only $300.00
- A Certificate of Sponsorship
- A photo collage of your our alpaca herd and puppies
- Quarterly emails from alpaca herd and livestock guardians with photos detailing their life and any special activities they are participating in
- Sponsor acknowledgement on BrightEyes Alpaca Retreat Website
All benefits in the Peruvian Package plus:
- An invitation to Herd Health Days to learn how to care for alpacas and livestock guardian dogs
- A BrightEyes Alpaca Retreat product or craft
All benefits in the Peruvian and Chilean Packages plus:
- Experience cleaning and prepping fiber for production
- VIP ticket to BrightEyes Alpaca Retreat Shearing Day
Enjoy your Alpaca or Puppy!
Disclaimer: Your contribution is used toward covering the costs of daily care for our alpacas or puppies and is non-refundable. Your payment of support does not constitute ownership of the animal but only entitles you to the above-listed benefits. The sponsorship will last for 12 months at which time you can renew for another year or select a new package. If you can, come out to BrightEyes Alpaca Retreat to meet the alpacas and puppies in person and select the one you want to call your own or view their bios on our website. Every animal has their very own personality; we’ll gladly help you select one you will enjoy.