Venice Beach walking tour w/ rescue dogs

Venice, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Ryan

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Have an amazing evening in Venice, while helping rescue dogs!

Starting in November, SUNSET WALK... with the earlier sunset, come enjoy Venice as the lovely California sun sets over the ocean!

We will walk the lovely Venice Canals and then the boardwalk, watching as the sun sets over the Santa Monica Bay... afterward enjoy an evening out in Venice at any of the amazing restaurants, bars and cafes.

Our rescue dogs are really ready to get out and exercise and meet people! They can't wait to meet you!!!

Start off with a leisurely stroll through the canals, as we tell you about the dogs and local residences. You will cross over charming pedestrian bridges and have great opportunity for fab photos with you and the doggos!

Then our pack will make our way to the famous Venice Beach sign and the boardwalk. Then we'll slow down again for a charming walk on the other side of the canals, with loads of great picture spots. We'll give the dogs treats for their good work with us, and make our way back to where we started.

This experience is great for groups and great for teams! We love to host private and corporate groups, and socializing with the dogs is great for team-building!

NOTE:
We run one of the top Experiences on Airbnb: Hike Runyon Canyon with a rescue dog! See that Experience and our 1000+ 5-star reviews: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/82265
Have an amazing evening in Venice, while helping rescue dogs!

Starting in November, SUNSET WALK... with the earlier sunset, come enjoy Venice as the lovely California sun sets over the ocean!

We will walk the lovely Venice Canals and then the boardwalk, watching as the sun sets over the Santa Monica Bay... afterward enjoy an evening out in Venice at any of the amazing restaurants, bars and cafes.

Our rescue dogs a…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    All dog items like leashes and harnesses, water bowls, etc.

Meet your Host, Ryan

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 37 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Help us exercise, publicize and socialize real rescue dogs from local LA rescues and shelters!! They not only have a fun day out, but can improve their behavior for adoption events!

I'm a 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 $35/ person

Private groups only
From $200 per group
Join 3 other guests
$35 per person
Private groups only
From $200 per group

About the organization: Free Animal Doctor



Free Animal Doctor 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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All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Where you'll be

The tranquil Venice Canals. The lively boardwalk. And numerous little stops along the way, along with all of the interesting public art!

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

Elissa
November 2021
My husband and I love dogsitting and this was a neat fun experience to get to meet and walk dogs while we were visiting California. We enjoyed being able to see Venice Beach this way.
Dorothy
November 2021
Walking the dogs with host Candy was great, however, I was expecting actual dogs from shelters. I understood the dogs we walked were already out of shelters and actually were in homes whereas dogs staying in shelters would have benefitted much more from the walking tour and some human contact with the guests.
Berna
September 2021
We really enjoyed the canal and beach walk with rescue dogs. We miss our dogs while on vacation and it was fun getting to visit with these cuties. The Venice Canals are always gorgeous for a walk. And hitting the beach at sundown is lovely too. Great activity for the 8 and 10 year olds we had with us too. Candy candy as very nice and made us feel welcomed.
Stephanie
August 2021
My daughter and I booked this experience while on vacation. Since Covid is still an issue and we were trying to avoid large crowds, this was the perfect solution. No only did Candy take us on a beautiful tour of the area, she was knowledgeable and kind. The dogs were amazing too! Hearing Candy’s story about helping animals has inspired my daughter to find ways to volunteer in our community and help dogs in our area too. Who wouldn’t want a foot tour of Venice Beach while walking dogs and spreading joy?!?
Edgar
February 2021
Ryan and his team are such amazing and kind human beings, I love their mission and also being able to participate on it for a day, we enjoyed the activity and the dogs a lot (definitely will do it again), keep it up Ryan!
Maria (Alex)
February 2021
It was a great experience! We were looking for an opportunity for our kids to be exposed to rescue dogs. They had a lot of questions and observations. Ryan was very patient and answered every one. It was a nice workout too. Pink gave me a run for my money. Such a sweet dog. It was great to hear about their personalities, likes, and dislikes too. Looking forward to adopting soon!

Choose from available dates

6 available
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  • Mon, Nov 29
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Private groups only
    From $200 per group
  • Fri, Dec 3
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $35 per person
  • Mon, Dec 6
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Private groups only
    From $200 per group
  • Fri, Dec 10
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Mon, Dec 13
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Private groups only
    From $200 per group
  • Fri, Dec 17
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $28 per person, previously $35

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.