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    Updated on Dec 6, 2019. Posted on Aug 20, 2019

    17 Airbnb Experiences You Need To Check Out If You Love Dogs

    Fact: The only thing better than a vacation is a vacation with dogs!

    1. Take a paddleboard tour with a pup (you can even bring your own!) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Airbnb

    Duration: An hour and a half

    What you'll do: Tour the world-famous Las Olas canals with the host's dog, Mr. Beaches, by paddleboard. Feel free to bring your own dog along too! (Equipment and beverages provided.)

    Price: $47/person

    2. Make a hike even more fun by exploring Runyon Canyon with a pack of rescue dogs in Los Angeles.

    Airbnb

    Duration: Two hours

    What you'll do: Hike with multiple dogs up for adoption, providing them with socialization and exercise, as well as take photos of them along the way that will be used to help bring in donations and generate adoption interest for the rescue pups. (This is a social impact experience; 100% of what you pay goes to the nonprofit Free Animal Doctor.)

    Price: $45/person

    3. Or trade the mountains for the marina, and have a beach day with rescue dogs if you're in San Diego!

    Airbnb

    Duration: Two hours

    What you'll do: Walk a pack of rescue dogs in Shelter Island, helping to socialize, exercise, and publicize them as you enjoy views of the ocean and the marina, and end the experience at the beach. (This is a social impact experience; 100% of what you pay goes to the nonprofit Free Animal Doctor.)

    Price: $45/person

    4. Walk through the forest with a pack of 15 dogs in Berlin for an unforgettable experience.

    Airbnb

    Duration: Two and a half hours

    What you'll do: Explore forests and lakes with a professional dog walker and his pack of 15 gorgeous dogs of all sizes. You'll observe how dogs communicate and learn how to make them listen to you in a way they'll understand. (This experience is limited to two guests so as to not overwhelm the dogs.)

    Price: $69/person

    5. More artsy than outdoorsy? Paint your pet in Hillsboro, Oregon, with the help of an animal-loving certified art teacher.

    Airbnb

    Duration: Three hours

    What you'll do: Prior to the session, the host will ask for a photo of your pet and your preferred background color and will create an outlined portrait of your furry or feathery friend. Then she'll "show you brush techniques, help you to mix colors, and help you along the whole creative process" when you arrive — and you'll leave with a gorgeous painting of your cherished pet! (Snacks, tea, coffee, and wine provided.)

    Price: $85/person

    6. Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and meet one of the largest wolf-dog packs in the Pacific Northwest in Anacortes, Washington.

    Airbnb

    Duration: Two hours

    What you'll do: Wolf-dog ambassadors Max and Kakoa will lead you through trails as you learn about their natural habitat, behavior, and myths and misconceptions in this experience via Predators of the Heart sanctuary. You'll have a chance to pet, photograph, and howl with the wolves! When you return to the refuge, you'll get the opportunity to see a few other animals, including foxes and cougars. (This is a social impact experience; 100% of what you pay goes to Predators of the Heart.)

    Price: $200/person

    7. Attend a dog-training demonstration (with or without your own pup) in Freeport, Maine.

    Airbnb

    Duration: One hour

    What you'll do: Learn how a certified professional dog trainer approaches agility training, teaching dogs to play and creating a language that dogs understand. Feel free to bring your own pup to this demonstration or come with questions.

    Price: $25/person

    8. Go hiking with adorable shelter dogs, plus visit the beach and a winery in Lagos, Portugal.

    Airbnb

    Duration: Seven hours

    What you'll do: Take a group of dogs from a local dog shelter on a scenic walk up to the Aljezur Castle. After an hour-and-a-half walk, you'll drive to a winery then head to a secluded beach on the south coast for a big lunch. (Transportation, snacks, lunch, and wine provided.)

    Price: $66/person

    9. Snag some amazing GoPro dog photos of your pup in action at the Golden Gate in San Francisco.

    Airbnb

    Duration: Two hours

    What you'll do: Hit the beach with your pupper and have them photographed by a master of the art of GoPro action photography. (Drinks and dog treats provided; plus you'll go home with a bag of Jiminy's dog treats.)

    Price: $35/person

    10. Play, walk, and cuddle with shelter dogs and cats in Sydney who are looking for a home.

    Airbnb

    Duration: Three hours

    What you'll do: Meet the operations manager of Sydney Dogs and Cats Home (SDCH) and the shelter's volunteers, who'll take you on a tour of the facility. You'll have the opportunity to play with the resident animals and accompany volunteers on a dog walk. (This is a social impact experience; 100% of what you pay goes to SDCH.)

    Price: $35/person

    11. Explore a historic neighborhood with a senior or special-needs rescue dog in Franklin, Tennessee.

    Airbnb

    Duration: Two hours


    What you'll do:
    Get to know the city on a walk with a professional dog walker and adoptable rescue pups from a local senior and special-needs dog rescue called Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue. (A percentage of every booking fee is donated to Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue.)

    Price: $19/person

    12. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city streets and walk with dogs through an urban woodland in Paris.

    Airbnb

    Duration: Two hours

    What you'll do: Take a walk through the woods in the largest public park in Paris with a pack of approximately 10 dogs and a host who has been dog-walking for several years.

    Price: $39/person

    13. Dogs and drafts, anyone? Drink a beer with a rescue dog in Kenmore, Washington, at a pup-friendly microbrewery!

    Airbnb

    Duration: Two hours

    What you'll do: Meet somewhere between 7 to 10 dogs at a "mutt mixer" held by Dog Gone Seattle, a foster-based no-kill dog rescue, at a fun, dog-friendly microbrewery. You'll help socialize some adoptable pups while enjoying craft beer or a bite from an on-site food truck! (This is a social impact experience; 100% of what you pay for goes to Dog Gone Seattle.)

    Price: $25/person

    14. Hike with rescue dogs in Beijing and get to know the city with a local dog-loving couple.

    Airbnb

    Duration: Four hours

    What you'll do: Accompany two Beijing residents on a walk with rescue pups and enjoy homemade Chinese cuisine. (A dollar from each booking is donated to A Little Adoption Shop, a nonprofit pet rescue center in Beijing.)

    Price: $44/person

    15. Go dogsledding and snowshoeing in Fairbanks, Alaska — an incredible experience in a gorgeous winter wonderland.

    Airbnb

    Duration: Three and a half hours

    What you'll do: Learn about a team of friendly Alaskan huskies and trail safety, dog care, and how to ride the sleds. You'll sled through frozen creeks, sunny bogs, and boreal forest. Then you'll snowshoe for another hour on this customizable private tour, and finish with a homemade lunch of Alaskan foods.

    Price: $275/person

    16. Or, if you really want to go all out, take a three-day dogsledding trip in the Norwegian wilderness!

    Airbnb

    Duration: Three days

    What you'll do: Meet 40 sled dogs and go on a dogsledding journey through the mountains and forests of Norway. You'll learn how to harness them and "sled past beautiful old houses, stop to eat a traditional Norwegian meal cooked over a campfire, relax in an outdoor sauna, and discover the beauty of frozen mountain lakes." You might even see the Northern Lights! (Two breakfasts, two dinners, one lunch, and two nights' accommodation are provided.)

    Price: $1,259/person

    All prices are in USD and accurate at the time of publication.

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