La Dolce Vita Alpacas

         Welcomes you!


What’s new around the Ranch:

Oh Wow!  Spring is here already!  After a winter of all kinds of wonderful rain, it’s time to start the weed wacking with alpaca help of course.  Our feed bill is wonderfully low this time of year. 

The weather is warming up.  You all know what that means by now.....Shearing day is on the horizon.  If you have not scheduled your shearing yet for your animals you’d better do it soon!  Give Bret Crosby a call.  He will fix you right up if you contact him soon.  Just click on the link or cut and paste this address to your browser: https://www.openherd.com/store/services/287/alpaca-shearing-service.

Last spring’s crop of crias is growing up!  It’s weening time for them.  We will get more pics out but for now, here is Joe halter training Amy Ferah-Fowler:


Paladin is Always a Winner!!!  The consistently high awards of his offspring scream quality and excellence from La Dolce Vita’s breeding program.  Go to Paladin’s page and see the many others he has produced.  Give us a call and make arrangements for your girls so that you too can get some action in the show ring and improve your herd.  Here are 2 interesting pictures of Paladin: the first was taken at about 3 years old and the second was taken last spring, 10 years old.  He still looks marvelous and is holding on to all his great qualities.


We have a Face Book page too.  Susan loves Face Book.  It is really a fun and quick way to communicate with all of our fans.  Click here to check out the page.  Give us a “like” and join the page!                

We have the most Amazing Rugs!  Oh my gosh!!! you are not going to believe them until you see them!!! We had to create a special page just for the rugs.  You can watch a video of the local artist that created them for us.  We are so proud to be able to offer such an outstanding product.  Click on the Rug page to see them.

If you liked the video at the top of the page, there is more on the Photoshop Phun page.  Check them out.  There is some funny stuff there.

Our Ranch

La Dolce Vita Alpacas is located on the out skirts of Ramona California; about an hour east of San Diego.  Here in the foothills of San Diego County, our ranch is at about 2,000 feet elevation so it is cooler than the surrounding areas.  Ramona is a wonderful farming community.  This gives our operation access to great services and ranch resources as needs arise.

When you arrive at La Dolce Vita Alpacas, you will find a clean, well organized farm.  Our alpacas are well cared for and attended to on a daily basis.  We have a lovely steel barn which centralizes the care and handling of our alpacas with a generously stocked medicine room.  All the equipment necessary to provide top notch attention to our herd is readily available at our facility. 

Our ranch is a fully enclosed 10 acres.  Our corrals, land and barn are easily  accessible so a visitor can safely tour the entire property to see the whole operation. The 6 foot perimeter fence is electrified for extra safety.  Our wonderful Great Pyrenees also participate in the care and safety of our alpacas and will give you a warm welcome when you arrive.

We have terrifically healthy alpacas and a great breeding track record because of attention to detail and familiarity with our herd.  Basic grooming, nail and teeth care are well attended.  Our alpacas are also better at ease with people because of our consistent routines and positive reinforcement.

You can relax at La Dolce Vita Alpacas.  We like to mix business with pleasure because, after all, it is a pleasurable business.  We welcome and encourage you to explore our farm and this website.  But most of all, we really look forward to meeting you and teaching you about alpacas.


La Dolce Vita Alpacas is a full service ranch offering comprehensive sales and services to our clients.

The care and nurturing of alpacas is our passion. We are here to assist and support you in developing your dream farm.

Website updated on 3/13/17

Scheduled Farm Tour Days:

The April Tour is Full.  No new dates set as of yet.

Admission: $10 per person (carried infants are free)

Kindly remember when visiting: you are coming to our home and not an industrial farm.  We are not open to the general public other than the above listed days.

If you are ready to purchase alpacas, seriously interested in owning alpacas or becoming a breeder, please call at anytime to schedule a private appointment.

Tour includes: an overview of our ranch, discussion about alpacas, an opportunity to feed alpacas and ask questions, a fiber spinning demonstration and an opportunity to buy yarn/alpaca products.

Please email Susan at susan@ldvalpacas.com, or call at 619-672-7683 with your name, phone number and number of people in your party.

We are not sure what has happened that made our farm so popular but our phone has been ringing off of the hook .  So Joe and Susan have decided to have open farm tour days for those who are simply interested in seeing an alpaca farm as a part of their day in the country. 

If you are ready to purchase alpacas, seriously interested in owning alpacas or becoming a breeder, please call at anytime to schedule a private appointment.