About Us

The Family Behind The Zoo Factory

The Zoo Factory is a woman-owned, family business that is truly invested in customer satisfaction. Unlike large corporations that simply take your money and fill orders at a warehouse somewhere, every stuffable animal that is purchased from The Zoo Factory is handled with care in Phoenix, AZ, and shipped to your home with the utmost gratitude.

The idea to start a business like this all stemmed from my twins in 2007. When the time came to celebrate their birthday, all they wanted was to have a Build-A-Bear party with their friends, but the closest mall was just too far away. So rather than making arrangements to wrangle a dozen children and make the long trip to the mall (something I think would cause any mother to flinch), I chose to bring Build-A-Bear to us… sort of.

By gathering all of the necessary materials myself, we were able to have the stuff your own animal party right at home. All of the kids could choose an animal and add the stuffing themselves to create their very own stuffed animal. They could even dress it up in different outfits, add a sound chip and make it entirely their own just as they would have at the mall. The kids loved making memories and I loved the convenience of being able to keep them entertained without the trip or the hefty price tag. From there, it didn’t take long for The Zoo Factory to take shape.

Even though we still remain a small, family business over a decade later, The Zoo Factory has grown beyond my wildest dreams. From parent to parent, I thank you for visiting our site and hope our stuffable animals bring as much joy to your children as they do my own!