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Brothers Joroy & John Lizewski
Brothers Joroy & John Lizewski

Started in 1994, owner John Lizewski started The Petting Zoo as a plush company with his wife Donna in their Maryland home. Joined by their brother Joroy Lizewski, the company began to expand into a thriving and successful plush business. They now are joined by 50 employees who work together to create the newest, trend-forward designs in an ever expanding collection of plush, resin, and more!

The Petting Zoo is based in Hanover Maryland and its goods are sold around the world. For over 21 years The Petting Zoo has consistently offered the highest quality wholesale plush at the greatest value! Our ever-expanding product line features a wide variety of items from plush to resin to hoodies.