What to expect
Nettie's Party Pals and Petting zoo is completely mobile and will
come to your special event year round. Kids find excitement in being
around live animals where they can touch, pet, and feed and ride
them. Adults can also experience the same excitement as the kids,
especially seeing all the smiles on childrens faces when they
can hug a goat or ride a pony.
Our ponies are hand-led by one of our experienced and friendly staff.
We will make sure each child is enjoying the ride while ensuring
We comply with all USDA Federal requirements and standards for animal
health and safety. Just like any pet, our animals receive routine
veterinary care and vaccinations.
While we recommend thoroughly washing your hands after handling
animals, however, we offer hand sanitization to all your party guests.
Also, no open toe shoes around the animals.
Question and Answers:
Q. What is considered an event?
A. An event is a larger function such as one for a school or church.
(Anything other than something smaller like a private birthday party
Q. How do I book an event with Netties Party
A. All events must be done on an individual bases and must be booked
with Nettie or a staff member.
Q. What if I need to cancel an event? Do you
need a 30 day written notice?
A. Yes, you will need to submit a 30 day written notice, in advance
and you should receive a confirmation from us. Below is our cancellation
Attention for Events: (Cancellation Policy)
booking an event with Netties Party Pals understands that by paying
their deposit or sending in a contract, they are fully responsible
for the full amount of Netties Party Pals charges for their event.
I need to get any Party Permits?
A: Some parties that are held in public places may require a permit.
(Such as parks country clubs, ect. ) No Permit is required for a
Netties Party Pals are Not responsible for getting customers permits.
Netties Party Pals will not issue a refund if we are asked to leave
customer not having their permit. Customer understands and agrees
that they still must pay full cost of their party. So if you have
questions, give us a call.
happens if it is raining the day of my party?
A: We perform parties rain or shine. If you have scheduled a pony
ride, we can substitute a petting zoo should you not have a large
enough enclosure such as a two or three car garage. If the weather
is severe such as hail or lightening, we will either find you a
new party date or refund your deposit.
Q: How much does it cost for a petting zoo
or pony party?
A: Pricing is based on location, how far we must drive. So you need
to call us to find out cost to your area, as well as if you wish
to have more animals than our regular package.
Q: Our party has a theme, can the ponies be
dressed up to match the theme?
A: Yes, we can work with you to dress the ponies up to match the
theme of your party. Please contact us at: 951-897-8612 . All of
our costumes are custom made to suit your party needs. There is
a small fee.
Q: What kind of animals are included in the
A: The animals that are included in the petting zoo are Exotic looking
rabbits, mini goats, mini sheep, exotic looking chickens, mini duck
, long necked ducks, mini pig. From 15 to 18 animals. For alpacas,
mini horse or lama there is an extra cost.
Q: I own a dog(s). Are they allowed to be
around during the pony rides or petting zoo?
A: Please keep all dogs put away or inside during the petting zoo
and pony rides event. Many dogs are not used to being around ponies
and farm animals and may there for pose a risk to our animals such
as biting the heels of a pony or attacking rabbits which is a serious
safety hazard. This policy is strictly enforced for the safety of
the children, the animals and the dog(s).
Q: I have some young and older children at
the party. What is the weight limit?
A: Our weight limit for our miniature ponies is 75lbs for the safety
of our customers and ponies. We do have larger ponies that can hold
around 100 pounds please let us know in advance.
Q: How many ponies will I need for my party?
A: We recommend 1 pony for up to 20 children, 2 ponies for up to
40 children and so on. Just remember if you invite say 35 kids not
all will show up . Out of the kids that do show up there are always
a couple that don't ride. So you will be fine with one pony. The
kids go back and forth from zoo to pony so they get several rides.
Q: How do you do the pony rides?
A: All our pony rides are hand-led by an experienced and friendly
staff member. We do not use pony sweeps. Ponies get very depressed
being hooked up and made to go round and round. We feel that hand-led
pony rides are more exciting for the children and the ponies. Remember:
No open toed shoes allowed around the animals or ponies. We don't
want them stepping on those toes!
Q: We are having a pool party, is this ok?
A: If you are having a pool party, please be sure that all children
are completely dried before riding the ponies. Wet bathing suits
are not permitted on our saddles.
Q: Will the animals eat our trees or garden?
A: The answer is yes, the animals will eat any vegetation if the
setup is on or within reach of the vegetation.
Please be sure to have a flat, safe area , preferably grassy area
for us to set up on away from reachable trees or garden.
Please note: we are not responsible
for damage to grass, flowers, trees, sprinkler heads, bushes, branches,
property, potted plants, etc. Our staff will do everything to ensure
a safe and enjoyable party for all your guests.
Q: What happens if the animals go to the bathroom
during the party?
A: We will pick up manure and dispose of it.
Q: We use pesticides and fertilizer in our
yard, will this be a problem?
A: YES, animals cannot be on or around surfaces that have been treated
with fertilizer or insecticides within the past 7 days due to the
danger of poisoning.
Q: Do you require a deposit to book a party?
A: Yes, we require a $100 deposit to book your party.
Remember your party is NOT booked if you just send in a contract.
Your party date is NOT held until the deposit is in, so do not wait
. We get many calls in a day. Things can change in mins. Deposits
are refundable only if, Rain prevents service - Must be really raining
Not Drizzling and notice is given 4 hours before service time on
the day of the party.
Q: When is the balance due?
A: The balance is due the day of the party via CASH only.
PLEASE NOTE: The day of the party your balance is due. We will only
Q: Can I book my party online?
A: Yes, but you must speak to Nettie or a staff member first 951-897-8612
to make sure the date is open and get pricing. Then you may go to
our reservation page and fill out our online service agreement contract.
On the same page if you scroll down you will see, pay here by PAY
PAL . You may pay as a guest if you do not have a pay pal account.
On Pay Pal you may pay by credit card if you wish. This is the fastest
way to book us.
Q: Are you fully insured?
A: We are fully insured and licensed with the USDA. We meet or exceed
all requirement of the Animal Welfare Act.
Q: When do you arrive?
A: We arrive about 20 to 30 mins. early to set up. If you book an
event we will of course come sooner.
Q: What areas do you service?
A: We service Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino and
San Diego County.