The Team

Maria (a.k.a Mrs Doolittle) is the founder of Alpaca Kisses. Her compassion and handling experience is a pleasure to behold. More exciting though is Maria herself - an incredible dynamo, committed fully to her alpacas and your experience of them. Maria is an absolute natural at facilitating safe and memorable moments.

Co. (colour, Light Fawn) is a heart melter, a snowflake of fun and giggles. He loves a 'kiss' and a cuddle. Its not a real party until Co. turns up.

Like Chai, Co. has been in Government House - Canberra. Here he recieved a sash from the Governor General.

As seen reading the book Alpacas with Maracas with author and illustrator Matt Cosgrove.

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Chloe & Milo (a.k.a Matt Cosgrove's 'Al')

Chloe has been part of the team right from the start. A gentle quite confident carer and handler. Chloe can be found after school taking the alpacas for a walk or yelling 'Who left the door open?!' as she escorts alpacas back outside the house after another well co-ordinated raid of the fruit bowl.

Milo (Roan in colour) is the new kid on the block. He has recently finished his interaction training. He is a very friendly gorgeous young lad and is very smart. This young macho loves to run, wrestle and pronk - living the dream!

Milo has been in the Mitchell Reading Room of the NSW State Library.

As seen reading the book Alpacas with Maracas with author and illustrator Matt Cosgrove.

Rhett & Casper

Casper is of course friendly and white (Light Fawn). He is our first boy. He displays a regal, curious, confident character. Everyone knows when Casper is in town. Don't tell him he is an alpaca and definitely don't let him hear you call him a llama. He likes to think of himself as a very important gentleman.

Rhett on the other hand is an actual gentleman. He is in his third year at university and helps us out on the occasional weekend. Rhett is an experienced handler and knows the alpacas very well. He is great with kids and loves introducing the alpacas to them.

Casper has turned heads (with his best buddy Milo) in the Mitchell Reading Room of the NSW State Library.

Casper was last shorn 28/09/18.

Maria (a.k.a Mumpaca) is 'head of the herd'. Here she is on a training outing with Chai, the newest member of the herd.

Chai is a cautious little fellow, who is quickly becoming confident and curious. At the moment Chai spends his days watching, learning and wrestling with the big boys in the big paddock.

His first official gig was at Government House in May 2019.

Sharmane & Casper

Alpaca Kisses is delighted to have Sharmane as part of the team. Sharmane has been a friend for many years and as a dedicated horse owner and lover she brings a wealth of handling skills and knowledge. Her ability to accurately read and respond to an alpacas mood and anxiety levels results in a confident and rewarding interaction experience for all our guests.

Check out Casper's Yarmulke!

Kent & Casper

Kent is the 'Sure Darling, a business involving animals sounds like a great idea ...not!' husband that has been won over by alpaca charm and now helps Maria out where he can. If not being led around by an alpaca he is often seen on the sidelines taking photos for the VIPs album.

What of Casper - well he is the ring leader who plots daily with his mates sophisticated and well coordinated raids on the household fruit bowl.

The Talent

Here are our friendly, confident, ever curious, event-trained, handsome boys. 


From left to right  - Co., Chai, Casper & Milo.

Typically these fluffy friends all have a make-over late Oct / early Nov i.e. annual shear, vacination, nails etc.

Nov 2019 Make-over

The lads sporting their new 2019 hair-do, vaccination, drenching and manicure.

From left to right  - Co.,Casper, Milo & Chai.

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