What you'll do
We’ll welcome you into our home, where you’ll meet our pack: Pickles the pig, Dill the dog, our rescued chickens and our newly adopted bunnies. You’ll get to learn everything you ever wanted to know about life as an animal rescuer…and everything you never knew about pigs while enjoying a delicious gourmet vegetarian picnic! Next, we’ll hop on bikes (Dill and Pickles ride in an attached stroller) and cruise on over to our local park, where Pickles and Dill will run around (and graze) on the grass. You’ll get to join in on the fun, and watch Pickles perform his favorite tricks, including his scent-training games, so you can see firsthand how smart and curious pigs really are. You’ll also receive a Pickles-made art canvas and a signed copy of our family’s book to take home.
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Hi! I’m Maddie Johnson, mom to Pickles the pig and Dill the dog. I rescued Pickles 2 years ago from a flooded farm when he was just a piglet. Since then, we've been featured on Good Morning America, Today Show, Animal Planet and I'm constantly documenting the antics of our ever-growing menagerie of rescued farm animals and foster pets on our Instagram. I love to tell the world about the many talents of Pickles, like painting, surfing, and even dog (pig?!) agility. We love spending time outdoors near our home in the Bay Area and having picnics in the park with plenty of playtime and shenanigans.
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Curated by The Dodo.
This experience is offered directly by a member of the The Dodo community and has been curated by The Dodo.
The Dodo is the world’s #1 media brand for animal lovers globally, specializing in storytelling that makes people laugh, cry happy tears and feel all the feels. For years, The Dodo has obsessed over creating fun, entertaining and emotional content that makes people fall in love with animals, and now their thoughtfully curated experiences will help people do just that IRL, with beloved Dodo stars.
Drinks and picnic food
Bikes and helmets
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Where you'll be
The experience will start out at our home in the Bay Area, located in the East Bay between San Francisco and Napa. You’ll travel to a nearby park to relax and enjoy the sights. It’s a beautiful place to hang out with some of the world’s cutest animals!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Wear comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes.
Picnic with Pickles the Pig