Welcome to The Laughing Llama Fallbrook. Our beautiful ranch consists of three llamas (Asher, Jude and Eli), two alpacas (Abigail and Levi) and four Nigerian dwarf goats (Jonah, Noah, Jacob and Caleb). Originally this ranch was created to invite people to the grounds to interact, feed, pet and love on our beautiful animals in order to supplement the income lost when my mom became my grandmas full time caregiver. Unfortunately that only lasted a handful of months before we were forced to shut down due to a couple neighbors lodging complaints with the county. It's kind of a sad story and we only want to spread joy so we just want to look forward to the future. Sometimes life gives you lemons and you have to figure out how to make lemonade or in our case Llamaonade. This is very true when it comes to how The Laughing Llama Fallbrook came to be what it is today. In the spring of 2019 my grandma Carole was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This of course was a devastating diagnosis for our family as we were not prepared spiritually, mentally or financially for all that it entails. We knew as a family that we did not want to put her in a home. We wanted her to live out what is left of her life surrounded by those she loves and who love her. I asked my parents to relocate with my grandma from Arizona to Fallbrook so we could find a property for the now three families becoming one to share. This would allow us more time and resources to care for her. Now, caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease is a full-time job that requires supervision and assistance 24/7 usually by at least two of us. This meant that my parents' full time jobs that they once worked needed to be replaced with something that allowed them to be at home caring for her. I have been in love with llamas and alpacas for as far back as I can remember and found out that they are great therapy animals for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism and other mental health disorders . That's how this beautiful ranch was born. These animals bring so much joy and serenity into a situation that has caused so much pain and some days they are the only way we can get my grandma to smile at all. They also help us deal with the stress, anxiety and depression that being a caregiver can bring. Originally our plan was to share the bliss of these animals with others so they could experience the pure joy that they bring but life had other plans. Now we share our content on Instagram to spread joy and have a little llama gift boutique where llama lovers can purchase special gifts for themselves or others. Our online gift shop and donations is how we care for the animals and support grandma. We thank you for taking the time to read our story, follow our page and purchase or donate to our cause.