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Rescue Dog Walk by the Bay

San Diego, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Ryan

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Kids Love It! Adults Love It!
And the dogs will love that you came to walk them and play with them.

We'll all meet at the amazing Shelter Island! You will meet our pack of rescue dogs of all sizes and origins, and help us exercise, socialize and publicize them! It helps these neglected (and sometimes abused) dogs learn to trust people again, and socializes them for public adoption events!

We will walk the dogs the length of the Island and back, with great views of the marina, the ocean and across to the Navy yards. You will play with the dogs, help socialize them including treat-time, and get lot's of Instagram worthy photos!

We will end at the beach , and then you will have time to explore Shelter Island and perhaps grab a coffee at a local shop!
Other things to note
It will probably be sunny! Wear sunscreen.
You may want to wade in the water, or even swim, dress appropriately for that, and for the sand!
Kids Love It! Adults Love It!
And the dogs will love that you came to walk them and play with them.

We'll all meet at the amazing Shelter Island! You will meet our pack of rescue dogs of all sizes and origins, and help us exercise, socialize and publicize them! It helps these neglected (and sometimes abused) dogs learn to trust people again, and socializes them for public adoption events!

We will walk the dogs the lengt…
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Meet your host, Ryan

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 441 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm the co-founder of Free Animal Doctor—a non-profit animal welfare organization. I love dogs, and am passionate about helping humans live up to the image dogs have of us.
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From £21
/ person
Wed, 21 Apr
£21 per person
16:00 - 18:00
£21 per person
Sat, 24 Apr
£26 per person
09:30 - 11:30
Join 2 other guests
£26 per person
Sat, 24 Apr
£26 per person
14:00 - 16:00
This time is popular
£26 per person

About the organisation: Free Animal Doctor



Free Animal Doctor, a 501c3 non-profit, helps individuals and organizations raise money for animals when they cannot afford some or all of the money needed for their care. We provide a secure crowdfunding platform, where all donations are paid to the veterinarian. www.facebook.com/FreeAnimalDr

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Free Animal Doctor.
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Where you'll be

Shelter Island is a great place to visit, right in the middle of San Diego, with amazing views. It's also a bit unique in that it is not too busy and has decent parking.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 441 reviews.

Alisia
April 2021
My son and I were absolutely blessed through this experience. Stephani enriches the experience through her knowledge of the local history within shelter Island. We even found a hidden treasure: a bell that shed light on organ donors. A beautiful sentiment. The dogs were the best:ghost,stormy—and my son’s favorite, Blossom. The dogs were so loving and super friendly. It was a real treat experiencing the different dog personalities, and all their unique qualities that make a person fall in love, and see that dogs really are man’s best friend. Thank you Stephani—we’ll be back!
My son and I were absolutely blessed through this experience. Stephani enriches the experience through her knowledge of the local history within shelter Island. We even found a hid…
Viraj
April 2021
Stephani is a very easy going host and she was very helpful in getting us acquainted with the dogs. We never had dogs, so my girlfriend was nervous, but she warmed up soon to the friendly dogs. This turned to be an amazing date. We were very touched to know about the free animals rescue org. Also a very nice way to know the dogs if you interested in fostering.
Stephani is a very easy going host and she was very helpful in getting us acquainted with the dogs. We never had dogs, so my girlfriend was nervous, but she warmed up soon to the f…
Deborah
April 2021
This is an awesome way to get a sense of San Diego. People in San Diego love their dogs and this gave us such joy just walking and interacting with the dogs and hearing their stories. Great way to start the day. Stephanie is wonderful to talk to - full of life and care for animals!! Highly recommend!!
This is an awesome way to get a sense of San Diego. People in San Diego love their dogs and this gave us such joy just walking and interacting with the dogs and hearing their stori…
Yuna
April 2021
Would recommend to all animal lovers :) Stephanie keeps us entertained with stories while also overlooking and leading whole group. All three dogs were lovely and was also nice to meet different people. Not to mention the view & weather is great by the beach.
Would recommend to all animal lovers :) Stephanie keeps us entertained with stories while also overlooking and leading whole group. All three dogs were lovely and was also nice to…
Ryan
March 2021
I can't even begin to describe the disappointment my girlfriend and I experienced. Based on the stellar reviews and my girlfriend and my love of animals, we thought this would be a great activity to do on my birthday. We had so many ideas of how to spend my birthday, but settled on this due to our love of animals, especially dogs. We arrived early for our 10a.m. appointment for the rescue dog walk. At 9:54 a.m., SIX MINUTES before the event was supposed to start, I received a message from Stephanie saying she was canceling the event "due to an emergency." While I hope the best for Stephanie and I'm not judging her as a person, as a business, there was no contingency plan. She flaked on short notice and wasted our time. And I VERY MUCH value my time, especially when I drove hours to be there ON TIME on MY BIRTHDAY. I drove from Orange County and sat in traffic on my birthday to do this experience and she cancelled SIX MINUTES before it began. As a condolence, she offered a refund (which she is contractually obligated to for not providing a service), an apology and said the next dog walk will be free. Well, there will not be another dog walk. Any business who's practice is to waste their customer's time and cancel on SIX MINUTES notice is a place I will never do business with. I don't even care about the money at this point -- it's the principle. We're only given so many birthdays in life and my most recent birthday was soured trusting this business with it. Just beware, if you are coming long distance to do this activity, you may get cancelled on with no prior notice. I hope Stephanie is ok, but I would never recommend doing business with her. So disappointed... 👎
I can't even begin to describe the disappointment my girlfriend and I experienced. Based on the stellar reviews and my girlfriend and my love of animals, we thought this would be…
Nikki
March 2021
Was super excited to do this event, but it was cancelled just minutes before it was supposed to start due to an emergency. Very disappointed.

Choose from available dates

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  • Wed, 21 Apr
    16:00 - 18:00
    £21 per person
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    09:30 - 11:30
    Join 2 other guests
    £26 per person
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    14:00 - 16:00
    This time is popular
    £26 per person
  • Sun, 25 Apr
    11:00 - 13:00
    £26 per person
  • Sun, 25 Apr
    16:00 - 18:00
    £26 per person
  • Tue, 27 Apr
    16:00 - 18:00
    £21 per person
  • Thu, 29 Apr
    16:00 - 18:00
    £21 per person
  • Sat, 1 May
    10:00 - 12:00
    Join 4 other guests
    £21 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.