Scheduling a meet & greet

*Meet & greet appointments are held in our living room, please be respectful and mindful of this.* ​​
We are currently doing meet & greet appointments with multiple "groups". No more than 8 people at one time. PLEASE let us know how many people will be in your "group"!!!

Please take your shoes off and leave them outside before entering our home. We breed other animals and try to prevent the spread of germs and/or disease as much as possible. Thank you!!!

*Meet & greet appointments are scheduled for TWO hours PER GROUP, but sometimes they can run longer*

*Please note that our meet & greet appointments are mostly for people who are still unsure if a hedgehog is the right pet for them. If you are already on our waiting list, we go over all the same stuff on pick up day. Pick up appointments are  scheduled for 1 hour for each individual family so that we have plenty of one on one time to go over everything, so don't fret!

I am more than  happy to allow visits if you want to meet a  hedgehog  and get some hedgehog handling experience before deciding  if a  hedgehog is the right pet for you. Most of the time getting to meet a hedgehog (or a  few hedgehogs) and getting to handle some and ask tons of questions will help you make that decision. I really try to provide as much information as possible at these visits. 

Please keep in mind though that this is my home, so meet and greets are strictly by appointment only. I do not require a completed adoption application on file before scheduling an appointment. But if you want to get on our waiting list after the meet & greet appointment, you will need to fill out our hedgehog adoption application online once you get home and pay our wait list fee (the $20 meet & greet fee will be deducted). There is absolutely no obligation to purchase a hedgehog  from me or place a deposit when you come for your visit. There is however, a visitation fee of $20 (per household) which must be paid prior to the appointment starting (PLEASE bring CASH ONLY). You will be asked to pay your $20 fee once you enter our home. The  fee  is waived if a deposit has already been placed prior to scheduling the appointment, or will go towards a deposit if a deposit is placed after the appointment. I expect you to show up on time for our  meet & greet session, or please try to let me know 24 hours in advance if you will not be able to make it to the appointment. I will be happy to re-schedule with you.

PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE IN YOUR GROUP. We are now doing multiple groups for our meet & greet sessions. With no more than 8 people per session. So it will be multiple different groups/families when you come for the session. We also only do these sessions every two weeks, usually on a Saturday. So please contact us to find out when are next sessions will be.

​We also have a no young child (if they are under 8)  policy unless previously discussed with us.  Please let me know if you must bring younger children with you, we sometimes can make exceptions. Especially if the child is well behaved and respectful.  Please remember, this is my home and not a petting zoo. If you must bring younger children with you,  please do not let your children run around my home and touch things they are not allowed to touch. Please do NOT let your children stick their hands or fingers into any animal cages in our home, taunt/tease any of our animals,  or chase any of our animals around!  We have dogs, cats, fish, and tenrecs living in our home as well.

Also keep in mind that you will NOT be allowed in my hedgehog room for any reason  due to momma hedgehogs with new babies, or mommas that are expecting very soon. Mamma  hedgehogs should be disturbed as little as possible shortly before and after giving birth. And the room needs to be calm and quiet for our nursing mommas.  You can peek inside our hedgehog room from the hallway  if you would like to see how everyone is kept and housed, but we ask that you do NOT walk inside our hedgehog room, and you must be very quiet when the door is open because we always have mamas with babies!  
 Please also note that you will not be allowed to handle any babies that are under 5  weeks old for the safety of the babies. Sometimes mommas can get stressed if they smell a strangers scent on their babies. So we do not allow babies who aren't weaned yet to be handled by anyone except us.

 Please contact me to see what our  availability is for the next sessions.