Grown-Up Options


HOPPY HOUR


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PET THERAPY



What is a Hoppy Hour?

The Hoppy Hour is a petting zoo for adult animal-lovers wanting to relax with adorable animal friends on a date, with friends for a birthday, office party, Bachelorette parties or just at the end of a stressful day at work. We are also available for large events around town! 

Please note: the two weekends before Halloween and Easter are our busiest. We have a 1.5 hour minimum for zoos those weekends.

Where are Hoppy Hours held?

We bring the zoo to your location. We can set up in a backyard, inside an apartment or house, at outdoor bars (with their permission), at a park, in an office building and many other locations! We can also set up indoors! We'll bring a waterproof tarp to set the animals up on. 

We have already set up zoos at:

  • Whisler's
  • Empire Control Room
  • The Grackle
  • Liberty Bar
  • Historic Scoot Inn
  • Yellow Jacket Social Club
  • Parks, offices and homes all over Austin

 

 

Each Package Includes:

  • A small pen area to keep animals enclosed.
  • Zoo staff, hand sanitizer, and mats for guests worried about their clothing, are included! 
  • Please note:You will need to provide chairs for your guests if you'd like them to sit while holding the animals. Standing or sitting on the ground while holding works well!
  • For parties with teens ages 16 and under: Teens must be seated the entire time while holding animals
  • Tarp to set up on if zoo will be indoors.
  • Clean up afterward.

 


Regular Hoppy Hour

  • Perfect for groups of 15 or fewer adults or teens
  • Includes at least 8 animals: 1 guinea pig, 2 bunnies, 3 chicks, 1 hedgehog, and 1 reptile (tortoise/lizard). You can also add a chinchilla, blue-tongued skink or 2 extra bunnies for $40! Meet our animals here.

First hour: $225
Each additional hour: $170
Each additional half hour: $85

**Sales tax and a $1.50/mile, one-way travel fee apply to all zoos. Travel fee is calculated from our location near 51st and I-35 in Austin.

 

Large Hoppy Hour

  • Perfect for 15-30 adults or teens (or larger events with other entertainment present)
  •  Includes at least 13 animals: 1 guinea pig, 4 bunnies, 4 chicks, 1 hedgehog, 1 tortoise, 1 lizard and 1 miniature chicken. Great for festivals and large parties! You can also add a chinchilla, blue-tongued skink or 2 extra bunnies for $40! (meet our animals here).  

First Hour: $265
Each additional hour: $200
Each additional half hour: $100

**Sales tax and a $1.50/mile, one-way travel fee apply to all zoos. Travel fee is calculated from our location near 51st and I-35 in Austin..

 

Deluxe HOPPY HOUR

  • Perfect for large groups of adults!
  • At least 26 animals including bunnies (minimum 7 species including bunnies, your choice!). 4 staff members.

First Hour: $525
Each additional hour: $395
Each additional half hour: $197.50

**Sales tax and a $1.50/mile, one-way travel fee apply to all zoos. Travel fee is calculated from our location near 51st and I-35 in Austin.

 

 

Pet Therapy Zoos

Some of our favorite and most rewarding zoos are our therapy zoos. Whether we’re helping at an assisted living center, a clinic for children with disabilities, a Special Olympics event, or a hospital, we’re always having as good of a time as our wonderful clients. Let us provide a special (and affordable!) program for your group. 

NEW! Ask about our discounts for returning clients! We’d love to come by on a monthly or quarterly basis.

 

ABOUT ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY

The goal of this therapy is to improve a patient’s social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Animals can also be useful for educational and motivational effectiveness for participants. 

The therapeutic use of pets as companions has gained increasing attention in recent years for a wide variety of patients. Unlike people, with whom our interactions are often very complex and unpredictable, animals provide a constant source of comfort and focus for attention. Animals bring out our nurturing instinct and make us feel safe and unconditionally accepted. We can just be ourselves around them.

 

HOW OUR PET THERAPY PROGRAMS WORK

It depends on the needs of the group. For our programs for adults, we allow everyone to sit in your facility’s comfortable chairs and we give mats for 6-10 people at a time (depending on the needs of the clients and number of available helpers), and then we hand them animals to hold in their laps. Our therapy animals include bunnies, chinchillas, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, bearded dragons, miniature chickens, tortoises, and geckos. We’re sure to talk with everyone about how to pet and hold the animals as well as give animal facts and interesting information about them.

PRICING FOR THERAPY EVENTS

These programs can accommodate up to 30 adults at a time or 12-15 children, and can be broken down into 15-30 minute groups. Call for details!

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Weekday Pet Therapy Pricing

First Hour: $155
Each Additional Hour: $115
Each Additional Half Hour: $60

**Sales tax and a $1.50/mile, one-way travel fee apply to all zoos. Travel fee is calculated from our location near 51st and I-35 in Austin.


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Weekend Pet Therapy Pricing

First Hour: $225
Each Additional Hour: $170
Each Additional Half Hour: $85

**Sales tax and a $1.50/mile, one-way travel fee apply to all zoos. Travel fee is calculated from our location near 51st and I-35 in Austin.