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Animal experience hosted by Hi-Desert Dwellings

60 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes food

What you'll do

Dottie Ru, Lulu (our baby pig) and our urban farm consist of 2 ducks, 2 cats, 2 small dogs and 1 puppy, 1 260 LB sulcata tortoise and 1 pot bellied pig. All are rescues and extremely friendly. Pigs are known to be very intelligent animals and Dottie Ru is no exception! We supply various treats and guests can feed, communicate and generally get to know what living with a pig is like.

We will be hanging out with her in our backyard. There are comfortable chairs to lounge in and tons of treats to give Dottie. If you would like to meet the other animals, that is certainly welcomed and we will bring the others outside to visit (except the cats, they must stay inside).

With "mini" pigs gaining so much attention we wanted to open our home to show the true size of a pot bellied pig and bring awareness to all the wonderful pigs that end up in shelters.
Other things to note
Be aware that Dottie's snout is pretty much always covered with dirt. Please don't wear anything you would get upset about getting dirty. Also, closed toed shoes are necessary.
Dottie Ru, Lulu (our baby pig) and our urban farm consist of 2 ducks, 2 cats, 2 small dogs and 1 puppy, 1 260 LB sulcata tortoise and 1 pot bellied pig. All are rescues and extremely friendly. Pigs are known to be very intelligent animals and Dottie Ru is no exception! We supply various treats and guests can feed, communicate and generally get to know what living with a pig is like.

We will be hanging out with her in our backyard.…
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What's included

  • Food
    We will provide a variety of pig approved snacks.

Meet your host, Hi-Desert Dwellings

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 40 Reviews
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I have been in love with pigs my entire life and have worked with many animal rescue organizations as an adult. The very first week we moved to Joshua Tree, I found a rescue pig in need and we fell in love. Dottie was instantly apart of our family and we'd like to welcome you to visit and interact with her to see why pigs are so special.

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Where you'll be

We will be hanging out in our homes backyard. We have created a space thats super pig friendly and also a fun lounge for humans too! You'll get to see Dottie's outside home as well as see where she sleeps inside. Our home is a special place to see and experience with Dottie Ru.
Catharina
November 2019
We had a great time with Dottie Ru and also the chance to meet the other animals on the farm (Cornelius the tortoise is so cute!) - we highly recommend this fun activity!
Jessica
November 2019
Amazing experience!!! Anyone thinking about this experience, do it. Dotty the pig was adorable and we were even lucky enough to meet Cornelius the friendly tortoise! Lots of food was provided for the animals. Would love to do again.
Carson
March 2019
Awesome time. Really cares about her adoranle animals which was so nice to see. Thank you again Shannon for an amazing experience! 🐷
Kendell
March 2019
Shanan was very friendly and you could tell she really cared for the animals. Anyone staying near Joshua Tree should book an experience with her. Getting to feed and pet her animals made our day 100x better!
Domonic
February 2019
This was a “Great”experience My wife has had a “Love Affair” with pigs her whole life. This was a perfect out for her to experience on Out annual Valentine’s Day get away. Thank you Shannon for also for allowing the family we had with us experience Dottie & Lou Lou! Peace & Blessings.
This was a “Great”experience My wife has had a “Love Affair” with pigs her whole life. This was a perfect out for her to experience on Out annual Valentine’s Day get away. Thank y…
Jessica
December 2018
What a fun experience...not only meeting and feeding the critters but learning from Shannan and Jessi about how to raise them! Highly recommend!

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.

Government ID

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

closed toed shoes