Petting Zoos

We realize that there are many things that you could do for your child's upcoming birthday party, but if you want to give the kids the time of their lives, renting a mobile petting zoo is definitely the way to go. What an addition this will be to the festivities. Just take a step back and imagine the children as they round the corner and they see all of these very cool animals. Everything from chickens to pigs to ducks to rabbits to sheep to goats to camels and many, many more. If you go this route, this birthday party will be something that will be talked about for years to come. Of course, there are some things that you will want to make sure of when it comes down to actually renting one. You definitely want to make sure that the animals are going to be clean, gentle and friendly. Also, if you are interested in certain interactions taking place between the kids and the animals, then you will have to make sure that type of interaction is allowed. There are so many questions to ask and we know that you are probably not a petting zoo expert. For that reason, we have developed a guide that will help you in your search throughout the Dallas area. Believe us when we tell you that if you follow the words below, you will be completely satisfied with the petting zoo that winds up in your back yard.

Knowing that more than likely you are not aware of any petting zoos in your area, there are a couple of great ways to find potential candidates for your birthday party. One way that we highly recommend is to start talking to the people that you interact with everyday. Start up a conversation with your family, friends and coworkers about whether any of them have ever rented or experience a quality petting farm. If they say they have, then make sure you get the name of the service and record the name so you can refer back to it later. Of course, we would be remiss if we did not advise you to tap into the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “petting zoos in the Dallas area.” Take your time checking out all of the various websites that you get back from your search. Take a look at the pictures that each petting zoo posts especially. If you find yourself gravitating to a vendor, then by all means add them to your list. Start calling up each vendor and find out if they would be able to service your birthday party on your chosen date. If they say yes, setup a time to interview them.

There are some very definite questions that you will want to be prepared to ask. Find out how long they have been in business. The last thing that you need is to hire a company that is out of business by the time your party rolls around. Make sure that they are USDA licensed. Also, insurance is tremendously important. Remember, this is kids around animals, it is better to be safe than sorry. Ask for references and check with each one. How do they train their staff and how knowledgeable are they? What do they charge? Make sure you get the bottom line, you don't want to hear one number and then when it comes time to pay they have added in a travel fee and an administrative fee. What will the kids be allowed to do with the animals in terms of interaction? Who will clean up after the zoo is taken away? After you have finished with all of your interviews, do an intense side by side comparison which should make evident who your choice should be.