La Dolce Vita Alpacas

         Welcomes you!


What’s new around the Ranch:

A Big Thank you for all of you that came up to the Farm for the San Diego Yarn Crawl.  I could never do this without my faithful crew of people that just love to help out with everything.  Thank you to my book club friends: Jody, Lonna, Susan and Lisa and her family that helped out with the welcome tent, the make- and-take table and taking everything down on the last day.  I am grateful for Holly for cashiering and her 2 lovely daughters: Macy and Emmy for running the make- and-take table on Saturday; our busiest day.  Amy cashiered all day Saturday and taught the Macy and Emmy to spin adding her usual grace and beauty to everything (she also created my free knitting pattern).  Thank you Sam, my brother, for running the welcome tent and being Johnny-on-the-spot to run errands at our beck and call all 4 days.  Last, but never least, my faithful friend Debbie who worked tirelessly all 4 days on everything.

Most of all, thank you to all the alpaca and fiber arts enthusiasts who made the trek all the way out here.  You are what keeps us going and it is our pleasure to share with you our farm and home.  Here’s some pics!



La Dolce Vita Alpacas will have a booth at the Family Fall Festival in La Jolla.  Save the Date!  Sunday, November 8th Mary Star of the Sea in La Jolla will be putting on a street fair on Kline Street.  There will be a wide variety of arts, crafts, food, music and fun for the whole family.  Come join the fun and pick up some more yarn!

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.  We jumped on the social media band wagon.  Actually 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 10/8/18