La Dolce Vita Alpacas

         Welcomes you!


What’s new around the Ranch:

Another Great San Diego Yarn crawl:  I don’t know what we have done to deserve all of you that came out to the crawl.  You are all so wonderful!  We met many new people this year and it is always great seeing all of the crafters that have been coming out here every year since the first Crawl in 2013.

We have learned that the most successful farms and ranches are the ones that are surrounded by people that just want to come out and be of service.  La Dolce Vita Alpacas has no shortage of these great and tireless people.  We want to thank our friends: Audra B., Micheal and Jaquie L., Leslie L.,  and Deter for coming out and working.  Lisa L., Andy M., and our neighbors the Pecks for loaning us tents. As always......Debra F. for working tirelessly though all for days (we really don’t know what we have done to deserve her).  I am thankful to the Lord for putting all of these amazing people in my life.

Here are some Highlights:



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 9/29/2017

Scheduled monthly tours or open houses are the only times we are open to the general public.  Our next tour is 

October: No tours scheduled

Black Friday on the Alpaca Ranch!!!

Friday, November 24th from 11am to 3pm

This event includes: talks about alpacas, their history, our farm; opportunities to interact with alpacas and an opportunity to buy yarn and alpaca products.

Admission: $10 per person (no charge for carried infants)

This event is subject to cancellation due to foul weather (heavy rain, extreme winds, fires, etc.).  So please keep an eye on the website or don’t hesitate to call if in doubt.

December and beyond: to be determined

Kindly remember you are visiting our home and not an industrial farm.
Also, this is a working farm with uneven terrain, dirt, loose rocks, two very friendly dogs etc. - Please dress accordingly.

Tours include: an overview of our ranch, a guided walk through of

most pens, up-close interaction with the alpacas including hand feeding, discussion and Q&A about the critters, a fiber spinning demonstration

and an opportunity to purchase yarn/alpaca products.

If you are seriously interested in purchasing alpacas or large quantities of yarn, please email Susan at susan@ldvalpacas.com, or call at 619-672-7683 to schedule an appointment.