Jessies Party Animals
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 their
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.
Please understand that animals can be very unpredictable and Jessies
Party Animals cannot be responsible for injuries. We also are not liable
for illnesses, outbreaks or allegories that may occur while enjoying
our petting zoo and party animals. Please consult your physician before
hiring Jessies Party Animals to make sure everyone has an enjoyable
experience with us!
While we recommend thoroughly washing your hands after handling animals
we also offer hand sanitization to all your party guests. Also, no open
toe shoes around the animals.
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
How do I book an event with Jessies Party Animals?
A. All events must be done on an individual bases and must be booked
with Jessie, Nita or a staff member.
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)
Anyone booking an event with Jessies Party Animals understands that
by paying their deposit or sending in a contract, they are fully responsible
for the full amount of Jessies Party Animals charges for their event.
Q: Do 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 customers
Jessies Party Animals are Not responsible for getting customers permits.
Jessies Party Animals 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.
Q: What happens if it is raining the day of my
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
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.
Our party has a theme, can the ponies be dressed up to match the theme?
A: Yes, most of the time...we can work with you to dress the ponies
up to match the theme of your party. Please contact us at:
(615) 586-6883 .
All of our costumes are custom made to suit your party needs. There
is a small fee.
What kind of animals are included in the petting zoo?
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.
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).
I have some young and older children at the party. What is the weight
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
What happens if the animals go to the bathroom during the party?
A: We will pick up manure and dispose of it.
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
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 minutes. 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.
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 accept CASH.
Can I book my party online?
A: Yes, but you must speak to Jessie or Nita or a staff member first
(615) 586-6883 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.
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.
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.
What areas do you service?
A: We service Nashville Tennessee and surrounding areas... Just give
us a call to make sure we can service your area!
You must read this section before
submitting your reservation form
Jessies Party Animals will provide the above service, contingent upon
obtaining your deposit. We will hold your date for 4 days for check
arrival or online payments.
Deposits are $100 (one hundred dollars)
Balance of service to be paid upon our arrival - Cash only Please -
Set up will not begin until balance is paid in full.
Parties and events are subject to refunds only if there is a Rain -
Out - heavy rain ( not drizzling ) We must receive a phone call 6 hours
( NO LATER ) in advance, or you will be responsible for the full amount
of your party or event, no exceptions.
Please Call 6 hours before service time on the day of the party.
Some parties that are held in public places may require a permit.
(Such as parks country clubs, ect. ) No Permit is required for a customers
Jessies Party Animals are Not Responsible for getting customers permits.
Jessies Party Animals will not issue a refund if we are asked to leave
due to 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.
EVENTS: (Events are businesses, church, school, festivals, company
picinics, stores, etc. ) When booking an event we must have a 50% down
payment. Refunds are subject to Rain-Outs only with a 6 hour notice.
You must give a 30 day written notice to cancel and must still pay 50
% of your event. If we do not receive a 30 Day written notice you must
pay the full charge for your event, sorry no exceptions.
*If at any time, in our opinion, the party developes into an unsafe
situation we reserve the right to leave without refund.
*Children are not allowed to chase, hit, pick up animals or play in
animal's food or water. No one is allowed to give any type of food to
the animals without asking first. No Dogs Allowed around animals, this
is for their safety. No food, candy or drinks are allowed in petting
*We are insured.
*Maximum size of pony rider is 75 lbs.
*Please understand these are all living animals and can get ill like
a person. So by signing this contract you are in complete understanding
that there is always the chance that this could happen and is beyond
our control as well as on rare occasions we may get a flat tire or something
*Shoes are a MUST for Children and Adults around Ponies and Petting
*All of our Animals, especially, the Goats and Sheep will eat or try
to chew on clothing, jewelry or other objects. We are not liable. Please
take extra care to remove any valuable personal belonging, clothing,
furniture, plants, landscaping or any other objects that need to be
kept away from all the animals.
PARKING: We will arrive 15 to 30 mins. early to set up for your event.
It is your responsibility to please reserve 40 ft of parking space for
our truck and trailer (we are close to the size of a semi truck) and
easy, close (approx 50 ft.) access to party area. Exceptionally hard
driveways can become a real concern. Please be ready for us, so we don't
have to set up into your party time!
**We must have easy access
Otherwise a $100.00 set-up maybe added
to your account and our parking and setup may extend into your service/party
time or we may not be able to set up at all.
If you feel parking may be a problem, let us know right away. Together
we can figure it out.
**PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR GUEST BLOCK OUR VEHICLE AS WE MUST LEAVE UPON
COMPLETION OF THE PARTY
We reserve the right to change, include or exclude animals for any
reason we deem necessary as we must take care of their needs, safety
We supply hand sanitizer
please tell all the children / adults
to use it after touching animals.
We will arrive 15 to 30 mins. early to set up for your event.
We value your business however we must reserve the right to refuse service
to anyone at any time.
By submitting your form you are digitally signing a legal binding
contract stating that you release Jessies Party Animals of all liability
and take full responsiblity for myself, my family, friends and guests.
We look forward to helping make your special day wonderful!
Please remember to keep your phone on you the day of event. - This
is so important for a smooth set-up or setup time may go into your party
Client agrees: I agree to pay the balance for services described above.
I have read and fully understand this service contract agreement and
all of its content; including the 75 lbs max for pony rider, the vehicle
access (parking), everything regarding safety for persons and animals,
payments and all other contents of this service agreement.
Once this form is submitted, this reservation is confirmed.
Due to periodic changes in our contract - Please review our website
for current updates to our rules, regulations and policies as our website
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