What you'll do
What you are paying (minus airbnb commission) goes to rescue stray dogs in Ukraine that otherwise are killed. I'll pick you up to go to the shelter and will provide all the useful infos for a safe, involving and entertaining afternoon. I'll introduce you to the dogs and explain basic rules of the shelter to walk them around and play with them. I'll be walking dogs aswell and will be there for you for any question or help you might need. This experience can be emotionally strong for sensitive people but at the end you'll be enthousiast of having helped and fullfilled by the time spent with beings in need. It's tiring to walk and play with the dogs and your clothes/trainer shoes can get dirty: bring wet tissues and change especially for shoes in muddy days. Meeting point is a city train stop easy to reach in a few stop from center (Ostiense/Trastevere/Vatican area). Tennisballs for playing will be strongly appreciated by dogs I work, have a private life and go helping the dogs once per week: I can only take 4guests per time, I'm usually fully booked, if you cancel lastminute or delay the group tens of dogs will stay in cage and miss their walk for maybe another week because of you.
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
This experience was addictive for me: I quit the gym and started coming here weekly to share love and energy with these unlucky beloved animals who deserve and take the most out of our time together. I work, have a private life and go helping the dogs once per week: I can only take 4 guests per time, I'm usually fully booked, if you cancel last minute or delay the group tens of dogs will stay in cage and miss their walk for maybe another week because of you. In case you can't find availabilities on the period you could attend please contact me sending a message and maybe I can open it for you.
No Water Bring yours: drinkable water from toilets is far from walking areas and you will loose time and leave the group to…
You can't access freely You need to have a pass and a guide
I will bring leash/pens If you have yours you can take it
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Where you'll be
This Shelter is a very big shelter, hosting hundreds of abandoned dogs from all Lazio region. It is a nice shelter thought compared to others as it is located very close to Rome (northern side) in the typical and still authentical Roman countryside. Many organizations come to walk the dogs and everything is weel organized with safety rules and areas where we can play freely with the dogs in a "green" context. Opening times are very strict.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests who are scared or dont LOVE animals are not keen for this experience. You have to be fit and have an empathy with animals especially unlucky ones so if you feel unconfortable or are worried about…
You can leave your effects(or clothes change) in my car safely but if you want to carry something with you backpack is the only solution: you will need hands to be free. Confortable clothes and shoes!
Miss your PET? Walk dogs in a shelter