Happy Alpaca Toys and Supply was founded by siblings Amy Kranenburg and Aaron Butler in 2022, maintaining the rich legacy of an independent toy store in historic Jacksonville, Oregon. Amy and Aaron, both lawyers by training and the children of educators, grew up in the highland above the Klamath River in Keno, Oregon. Amy has raised her three sons in Jacksonville, and Aaron has raised his son and daughter in Miami, Florida; Happy Alpaca’s toys, books, games and clothing reflect many of their favorites for their own children.
Our children are our present and our future and, the work of children is play. The owners of Happy Alpaca wish to provide the children of their local southern Oregon community and beyond toys that are beautifully crafted, durable, healthy, and stimulating of creativity and joy. Inventory constantly is rotated and includes exciting new products and classic toys that have been loved for generations. Young and old are welcomed to walk into the stately Fisher Building and enter Happy Alpaca’s enchanting world of play. Connect the trains and get them to the station on time, rearrange the dollhouse furniture, put on a puppet show, and then serenade the other guests with your piano skills; our hope is that the child in your life and the one in your heart leaves uplifted.
Happy Alpaca Toys and Supply occupies the site of the first commercial activity in Jacksonville, Oregon, one of America’s beautiful small towns and a US designated National Historic Landmark. This corner of West California Street and North Oregon Street on the main thoroughfare of Jacksonville’s commerce has served patrons since the 1850’s as a saloon, a drug store, an antique store, and then for 30 years, a toy store. Happy Alpaca Toys and Supply proudly joins the other small businesses of Jacksonville in continuing the entrepreneurial spirit of this special place in southern Oregon.