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18

Nov
2019

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

37th Street Petting Zoo 2019, Austin, TX

On 18, Nov 2019 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Things have been hectic at The SARF lately. In addition to our typical therapy sessions, crafting classes, and various extracurricular activities, the SAs have been hard at work on some special research projects that they’ll be presenting at this year’s annual 37th Street Stuffed Animal Petting Zoo. That’s right, folks: The SARF is hosting its very own Science Fair!

Of course not all SAs are science-minded, so we’ve kept our scope pretty broad- but each SA will present research on a topic of his or her or its choosing. We look forward to some groundbreaking research and fascinating revelations.

The Petting Zoo officially opens the weekend of December 14th, with the 37TH ST Lights Premier Party! But we hope to be up and running the week before. Stay tuned for exact dates!

03

Oct
2019

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

New T-Shirts! And totes for sale on Etsy!

On 03, Oct 2019 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Get ’em while they’re in stock! We have mens, womens, kids, and totes.
Get them here!

24

Jul
2019

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Petting Zoo Tonight at Thinkery!

On 24, Jul 2019 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Tonight, from 4pm-8pm. It’s free! Come meet some available stuffed animals and fill out an application.
Here more details: https://thinkeryaustin.org/community-programs/

17

Jan
2019

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

We’re processing applications!

On 17, Jan 2019 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

We’re in the middle of processing applications from last month’s petting zoo (and from online submissions). That’s why there aren’t any available SAs listed right now. We hope to send notifications by Monday! After that, we you will be able to see if they’ve been successfully placed… and then we will get started posting some new available SAs! Thanks!!

03

Jan
2019

In News
Press

By The S.A.R.F.

Austin Chronicle Feature! 37TH ST Lights!

On 03, Jan 2019 | In News, Press | By The S.A.R.F.

There’s a nice 37th Street Lights feature in the Austin Chronicle this week. Our friend Hoover looks pretty fierce in the photo! We promise he’s tamer than he looks.

Read the article here.

Thank you to all of the awesome residents of 37th Street (particularly Robert Foster, our unofficial mayor/organizer of the street) for making this year’s display the most awesome it’s been in ages!

10

Dec
2018

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

2018 Stuffed Animal Petting Zoo – 37TH ST – Austin, TX

On 10, Dec 2018 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

37TH ST Petting Zoo is open 6pm-11pm now until December 22!

Rescue: Greater Pine Bluff Wildlife Refuge, Rural Wyoming

Sasha & Jermaine at the Greater Pine Bluff Wildlife Refuge shortly after we arrived. Despite their diminutive sizes, they seemed to fit in well with the tower. Note: A group of living giraffes is called a 'tower.' A group of stuffed giraffes is called a 'condo.'

Sasha & Jermaine at the Greater Pine Bluff Wildlife Refuge shortly after we arrived. Despite their diminutive sizes, they seemed to fit in well with the tower.
Note: A group of living giraffes is called a ‘tower.’ A group of stuffed giraffes is called a ‘condo.’

This year’s Rescued Stuffed Animals (RSAs) have been on a long journey of rehabilitation and self-discovery.

Three years ago, we were called to rescue them from the Greater Pine Bluff Wildlife Refuge in rural Wyoming.

Upon our arrival at the refuge, our team was shocked to discover that the Stuffed Animals (SAs) had been integrated into the live animal population!
Read more…

08

Mar
2018

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Internships at The SARF!

On 08, Mar 2018 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Interested in becoming a SARF intern? Read more…

18

Jan
2018

In News
Press

By The S.A.R.F.

KVUE Stuffed Animal Speed Dating Story!

On 18, Jan 2018 | In News, Press | By The S.A.R.F.

Rebeca Trejo from KVUE stopped by to talk about our 37TH ST Stuffed Animal Speed Dating Event!

07

Jun
2017

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Instagram…

On 07, Jun 2017 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

We’ve been historically-awful social media-ers here at The SARF, but alas, we’re jumping in again with our new Instagram account. We held a vote among our current and permanent residents, and they decided that our first series will be about the intersection of Stuffed Animals and design… namely, the SAs will be telling us about their favorite fonts. Wish us luck in our newest endeavor- and follow us @thesarforg! Read more…

07

Jun
2017

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

SA History: Audio Walking Tour

On 07, Jun 2017 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Want to learn more about Stuffed Animal history? There is now a Stuffed Animal-Related Historical Audio Walking Tour of the North University Area of Austin, TX

You’ll find it here:

Stuffed Animal History Tour #izistory https://izi.travel/en/browse/de3bcf84-c8b5-435f-940c-d02ac072d3b2

And if you’re not in Austin, you can still listen on the website and follow along on the map! Read more…