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Meet Scout Raskin of Party Goats

Today we’d like to introduce you to Scout Raskin.

Scout, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Party Goats is a fairly new business, started in spring of 2017. I have always loved goats and last year I moved to an area where I could have some of my own. I adopted my two goats, Spanky and Pippin from Cottonwood Croft – a goat farm 2 hours north of LA in Inyokern, California. When I discovered that the petting zoo rentals in Los Angeles were pricey and included a lot of animals, I came up with the idea to bring my goats to parties as a cheaper and simpler alternative.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
We’re so new that we haven’t experienced any major bumps. I’m sure there will be challenges ahead, but this sort of business lends itself to word of mouth, so we’re optimistic that it will grow over the coming years. Currently, we’re making a big push to grow our online followers through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Party Goats! – what should we know?
We’re Los Angeles’ only party goat rental service. We provide live goats for parties, events, and film shoots. Our goats are Nigerian Dwarf Goats, which are the breed commonly seen at petting zoos. They are super friendly and terribly cute. People can book our goats through our website. We show up 30 minutes prior to the event, set up a goat pen, then the guests can pet, feed, take photos, etc. with the goats. We clean up any goat-related messes before we leave.

We’re different than other petting zoos because we’re cheaper, simpler, and require less space. We’re perfect for outdoor picnics in the park, parties in an outdoor courtyard, and front/backyards.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
We’ve got a tenacious balls-to-the-wall mentality in our endeavors. If we do something, we’re going to go all the way. We also have a fun, care-free attitude – much like our goats!


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