Animal experience hosted by Rick

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
A local favorite
Often booked by people who live nearby.

What you'll do

We'll set off from Regent Square and hike up the back trails with your new best friend: a jovial hairless dog named Lola! Along with exercising and socializing, we'll take some photos to publish on Lola's world famous Instagram profile. As we hike, feel free to take time to photograph the Pittsburgh backcountry. Along the way we will have great views of nature and Western Pennsylvania!
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottle of water
  • Equipment
    LOLA -- The Amazing Hairless Dog!
    Over 16,000 followers on Instagram!...

Meet your Host, Rick

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m Founder of a lifesaving Medical Software company and have been hiking the back trails at Frick Park for over 10 years. I’ve hiked in Asia, Europe, and the US and travel the world exploring sustainable living, a plant-based diet, and nature-oriented travel. Lola, our hairless dog has been hiking these trails with us and has gathered over 16,000 followers on Instagram. She loves guiding the way and sharing the adventure!
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From $49/ person

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Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Where you'll be

Frick Park is the largest municipal park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, covering 644 acres. It is one of Pittsburgh's four historic large parks.
The park began when Henry Clay Frick, upon his death in 1919, bequeathed 151 acres (0.61 km2) south of Clayton, his Point Breeze mansion (which is now part of the Frick Art & Historical Center). He also arranged for a $2 million trust fund ($28.9 million today) for long-term maintenance for the park.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

February 2021
Rick, Flo, and Kent were great, and Lola is just an awesome dog. Had a good time, and recommend for anyone who enjoys hiking, dogs, or good conversation.
November 2019
Loved our hike with Rick, Flo, and Lola. Having had recent knee surgeries, Rick and Flo were very attentive to my needs. Slowing down when needed and lending a helping hand. Beautiful park!
November 2019
A really enjoyable morning walk with Rick, Flo and Lola the Mexican hairless dog. Great location, personable hosts, super smart and well trained dog. And unexpected bonus was my wife got to practice her rusty French with Flo
June 2019
We (me and my 12 y old daughter) went for a 2h walk with sweet Lola in the Frick park. We had an amazing time! The morning in the park was memorable, and Lola was excited and very nice with kids! We could give her treats from hand as we were walking, and 2h passed quickly. Even the little rain did not matter in the beautiful forest in good company! We definitely recommend the morning walk, also for families!
February 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our morning hike with Rick, Flo and Lola. Great conversationalists who provided history of the area, highlights of things to do and places to eat while in Pittsburgh and took the time to get to know us during the hike. Very nice metro park. I would rate this as a high experience and recommend to others.
February 2019
Wonderful nature, feel good people , exuberant sweet well trained dog, and great conversationalists, added to physical exercise...totally recommend

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Backpack or bag to carry bottled water
Camera or Smart Phone
Shoes for Hiking

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.