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Walk and Love a Rescue Dog

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 45 reviews.Austin, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Catelyn

90 mins
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet at Austin's animal shelter and begin with an inspiring introduction to the city's no-kill movement and policies that result in the saving of over 95% of the animals that come through Austin's shelter (the largest shelter in the US to achieve these results)! I'll lead our group on a tour of our impressive shelter, demonstrating how the whole city comes together to save lives. Each guest will be able to walk 3-5 shelter dogs and give the dogs some much needed love and exercise. Know that 100% of your $30 payment for this experience will be donated back to the shelter, providing funds for the care of the very dogs we will meet on your visit!

Please message me to inquire about groups over 6 people or dates that aren't available! I can usually accommodate larger groups given a bit of notice.
We'll meet at Austin's animal shelter and begin with an inspiring introduction to the city's no-kill movement and policies that result in the saving of over 95% of the animals that come through Austin's shelter (the largest shelter in the US to achieve these results)! I'll lead our group on a tour of our impressive shelter, demonstrating how the whole city comes together to save lives. Each guest will be able to walk 3-5 shelter dogs and give th…

Catelyn's commitment to safety

This host has 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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Meet your host, Catelyn

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 45 Reviews
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I have volunteered walking dogs at local shelters for over 3 years. I have also been on the board of a greyhound rescue (GALT - Central Texas) for 5 years as the foster and events coordinator. I am passionate about the no-kill movement that is central to Austin's city culture, and teaching others about how to be an agent of change for shelter dogs.
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About the organisation: 1Dog1Hour



Friends of Austin Animal Center works hard in partnership with Austin Animal Center to make sure every dollar makes the biggest possible difference in the lives of the pets and the people who love them. Austin Animal Center cares for as many as 18,000 pets each year. Their city budget can only go so far, so we help provide additional resources they can’t.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to 1Dog1Hour.
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Where you'll be

We will meet at Austin's animal shelter and begin with a tour of the indoor facility and sprawling outdoor grounds. I will show the group how to walk dogs safely, and guide our group to walking trails and play yards where the dogs can release some energy and enjoy a much needed walk.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 45 reviews.

Harriet
March 2020
This was such an awesome experience! I am an avid volunteer at my local shelter so it was such a great opportunity to be able to see a different shelter and how things work there. The dogs we played with were such sweethearts, and Catelyn made sure we connected with the dogs. Would totally recommend this to anyone who loves dogs!
This was such an awesome experience! I am an avid volunteer at my local shelter so it was such a great opportunity to be able to see a different shelter and how things work there.…
Niket
February 2020
We did this experience as part of a bachelor party and, being a large group of 9 on a weekend, Catelyn took time out of her own schedule to make sure that we had a great experience at the shelter. She and her team were very well-versed in handling the dogs, and made sure to brief us on safety, logistics etc. Of course the dogs were grateful for the playtime, and our group learned lots about shelters and how they work. All in all, an excellent experience for dog lovers and future dog lovers!
We did this experience as part of a bachelor party and, being a large group of 9 on a weekend, Catelyn took time out of her own schedule to make sure that we had a great experience…
Matheus
February 2020
This was a very special experience, thanks to all the great volunteers that help ensure the safety and well-being of the animals and visitors. Not only do I have more insight into what a well-run shelter looks like, but I also felt like my time was spent in a really impactful way. Loved it!
This was a very special experience, thanks to all the great volunteers that help ensure the safety and well-being of the animals and visitors. Not only do I have more insight into…
Kwasi
February 2020
Catalyst did an amazing job of accommodating us and really knows what she’s doing with dogs. We were really informed about why the Austin animal shelter is a really special place and I couldn’t recommend to experience enough to anyone that loves animals.
Catalyst did an amazing job of accommodating us and really knows what she’s doing with dogs. We were really informed about why the Austin animal shelter is a really special place a…
Kristi
February 2020
I did this experience on a Tuesday morning with my boyfriend. Catelyn had the foresight to send us specific directions to the meet up and was waiting as promised. The experience itself was as described and was really fun. Catelyn gave us background on the shelter and how she came to start this experience, which was really interesting to me. We chatted about ourselves and walked and played with 4 or 5 dogs. It was an absolute blast seeing the excitement these dogs had towards getting out and being interacted with. I definitely recommend this experience to any animal lovers coming through Austin. Also all proceeds go towards the shelter!
I did this experience on a Tuesday morning with my boyfriend. Catelyn had the foresight to send us specific directions to the meet up and was waiting as promised. The experience it…
Karen
February 2020
We had such a good time on this experience and are so happy we booked it! We met some amazing new people, the host was fantastic and we got to meet so many wonderful animals. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who loves animals and is looking for something unique and special to do!
We had such a good time on this experience and are so happy we booked it! We met some amazing new people, the host was fantastic and we got to meet so many wonderful animals. I wou…

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 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

This will be a positive, inspiring experience in which you will make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. Please reach out directly regarding larger groups- I’m usually able to accommodate!

What to bring

Weather appropriate clothing (hats in summer, coats in winter)

Sunscreen