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Hike Runyon Canyon with a rescue dog

Los Angeles, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Ryan

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Traditional)

What you'll do

A morning hike to stunning city views, in a dog friendly park with our rescue dogs!

We will enjoy a nice walk up hiking trails to the top of Runyon Canyon. Fantastic city views, and the perfect view of the Hollywood Sign!

As you climb your way up the hill with your new pals in tow, you’ll be exercising and socializing the dogs, and letting locals know they’re up for adoption. You’ll also become a puppy paparazzi and take their photos in front of panoramic backdrops—you can even pose with them with the famous Hollywood sign behind you. Your pictures will then be used to generate interest in the rescue organization, attract potential adopters, and bring in donations that will help further care for and foster the dogs until they find their forever homes.

COVID Safety: A mask is required. We have hand sanitizer, though you should also bring your own.

Make it a morning "workout", with a healthy hike up Runyon Canyon while helping dogs, then go get a fresh juice and start your day!

Make it a fun date, and go bop around Hollywood (walking distance from the park) afterward!

Late riser? Join us on Sunday when we start at 10am, and then go get a fab late-breakfast at The Griddle on Sunset!

So many ways to make it a fun part of your day :-)
Other things to note
We will be in direct sun, so bring sunscreen and other protective wear. There are no bathrooms in Runyon Canyon. Your friendly dog is welcome to join us! Street parking is very difficult.
A morning hike to stunning city views, in a dog friendly park with our rescue dogs!

We will enjoy a nice walk up hiking trails to the top of Runyon Canyon. Fantastic city views, and the perfect view of the Hollywood Sign!

As you climb your way up the hill with your new pals in tow, you’ll be exercising and socializing the dogs, and letting locals know they’re up for adoption. You’ll also become a puppy paparazzi and take th…

Ryan's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water bottle
From $33
/ person
Wed, 21 Apr
$41 per person
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join 3 other guests
$41 per person
Sat, 24 Apr
$49 per person
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join 4 other guests
$49 per person
Wed, 28 Apr
$41 per person
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$41 per person

Meet your host, Ryan

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 1931 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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About the organisation: 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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Where you'll be

The south entrance to Runyon Canyon at Fuller Ave. The address is 2000 N. Fuller Ave. NOTE: This is in HOLLYWOOD, this is NOT the entrance off of Mulholland.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 1931 reviews.

Ashlee
April 2021
Ryan and Sam were great hosts! They were very knowledgeable about the location and the dogs. I would definitely recommend this experience for anyone looking for a leisurely activity with a great view at the top. Not to mention, the cost goes to the pups and the rescue.
Ryan and Sam were great hosts! They were very knowledgeable about the location and the dogs. I would definitely recommend this experience for anyone looking for a leisurely activit…
Lisa
April 2021
Ryan and Sam were incredible hosts, and meeting Pink, Toby, Princess, Scruffy and Chico was an absolute highlight of the whole experience. It’s a perfect combination of the tourist stuff (Hollywood sign selfie) and giving some gorgeous furry friends a few hours to meet other dogs. I loved that Ryan and Sam had lots of water and snacks for the digs too, a true testament to how much they care for their well-being.
Ryan and Sam were incredible hosts, and meeting Pink, Toby, Princess, Scruffy and Chico was an absolute highlight of the whole experience. It’s a perfect combination of the tourist…
Erica
April 2021
This was a wonderful experience for us. The dogs were all charming. We got to have some good quality time with dogs that covered a variety of personalities. Ryan did a great job at pacing the walk and gave us some history of the park. I was a little worried that it would be too long of a steep hike for my daughter, who is generally not keen on hiking, but it was not overly strenuous and having dogs with us made it all fun for her. The volunteer ‘guides’ were friendly and personable. We are considering getting a dog, so asked Ryan for what he thought might be a good breed (for beginners with a kid, small yard, and allergies) and he had some great advice. We really enjoyed the experience and felt good that 100% of the fee goes to the non profit and helps fund medical costs for the dogs. (One that we were with had had eye surgery, and another was partially paralyzed.) I would do it again!
This was a wonderful experience for us. The dogs were all charming. We got to have some good quality time with dogs that covered a variety of personalities. Ryan did a great job…
Ana
April 2021
This is such a wonderful experience I will be back!!! The dogs were so sweet and Ryan and his team were so sweet and great guides!
Kate
April 2021
We had so much fun walking the dogs. It was a lovely hike and our guides were great at giving us background on the dogs and making everyone comfortable. Such a cool experience!
Joel
April 2021
What a great way to get some exercise and exposure to some amazing dogs that were dealt a difficult hand. These four legged furry balls of love sooooo deserve a chance at a better life and this organization is going above and beyond to ensure they get a chance. Ryan and crew were very organized and informative of how to best handle dogs that may have some special needs at no fault of their own. I never once felt like I was going to get bit or have to break up a dog fight — if anything I felt like I was going to need to divide up my love to each and everyone of them. Book this experience not only for some exercise but to have these dogs bring some joy into your life —-take one or two home !
What a great way to get some exercise and exposure to some amazing dogs that were dealt a difficult hand. These four legged furry balls of love sooooo deserve a chance at a bett…

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  • Wed, 21 Apr
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $41 per person
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 4 other guests
    $49 per person
  • Wed, 28 Apr
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $41 per person
  • Sat, 1 May
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $55 per person
  • Sun, 2 May
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    This time is popular
    $49 per person
  • Wed, 5 May
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $33 per person, previously $41
  • Sat, 8 May
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $44 per person, previously $55
  • Sun, 9 May
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 5 other guests
    $33 per person, previously $41

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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 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Backpack or bag to carry bottled water

Suncreen