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HOW IT STARTED

The first explore

We love exploring the great outdoors, and we love dogs, and together, we think the combination is just unbeatable!
As a way to connect explorers and their dogs, we hosted our first ever trip on a weekday in July 2020, to explore a small, remote island in Sai Kung, and a whopping 27 people and their dogs showed up!
Since then, we have been hosting monthly excursions on the first Saturday of every month to explore different parts of Hong Kong, all whilst raising money for our local animal shelters, as a way to give back and support the community that gave us these wonderful hiking companions to begin with!

Read our origin stories below!

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CHIEF EXPLORING OFFICERS

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STEPH & LOLA

Stephanie first started exploring Hong Kong with her rambunctious beagle, Tigger, at the age of 14, until he unfortunately passed of cancer in 2018, at the ripe old age of 14.
It wasn't until Stephanie fostered Lola from a shelter that rescued meat trade dogs in Dongguan, that her love for exploring the outdoors with dogs was rekindled once more. 

Now Stephanie and Lola spend their days exploring different parts of Hong Kong. 
When Lola is not throwing herself into a body of water, she's either hanging her head out a car window or alerting you to our arrival at our next adventure.

AMBASSADORS

These trips would not be possible without our trusty Ambassadors! Get to know them below👇

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PHILIPPA & ROCKY

Rocky is a rescue pup from SPCA and is big sister to Kaiya and Oscar, both mutts from LAP and Catherine’s Puppies. When out exploring herself she’s one to explore off-route and rocky roads, but when with her gang she makes sure her baby sis is looked after and that the whole crew sticks together. Rocky is the face of FOR THE LOVE OF DOG - a drawing project by Philippa that raises funds for dog shelters in Hong Kong.

KING, BELLE & DAN DAN (丹丹)

King and Belle adopted Dan Dan from the SPCA when she was just 3 months old. Although Dan Dan is missing a leg, this does not hinder her from exploring and trying out new adventures. Her pawrents discovered her love of hiking when they first took Dan Dan on a short trail near their home. From then on, they have been exploring Hong Kong and discovering new trails. You can often find them hiking or camping on weekends, and Dan Dan giving inspiration to other hikers.

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NANCY, YUAN & "BAH TUNG"

Meet Nancy, 八筒 8tung and Yuan - 八筒 8tung was adopted from Lifelong Animal Protection, and named after the mahjong tile for her parents’ love of the game.
She was found with her siblings on a construction site in New Territories in Dec 2016 before being adopted and is now loving life as the Chief Testing Officer for @petisan_hk
八筒 8tung loves her carbs, and is a bit of a free spirit, often exploring off-piste

NESA, MALO & MARCIE

Nesa started her animal rescue journey with Kirsten’s Zoo back in 2016 (surprisingly with three foster cats). Realising she’s more of a dog lady, the family welcomed Malo in 2019 - it was love at first sight. Inspired by his warm nature, they started regularly fostering and volunteering at VKBL, TAILS Lantau, and Kirsten's Zoo. After going through countless pee pads and floor cleanses, they finally did a #fosterfail when Marcie came into their life in 2022! The new fam bam now enjoys all types of outdoor activities, pawties, and making new furry friends!

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WANT TO BE AN AMBASSADOR?

All you need to do is be a frequent explorer on one of our trips, and know the lay of the land! If you're ready to lead a group and take on your Ambassador duties, just reach out and let us know!

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