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Rent safe and private dog parks hosted by locals

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The best experience and fun for you and your dog

Our dog parks are designed for the ultimate safe dog exercise

Distraction free dog time
Safe, private spaces to help you minimize distractions or triggers and maximize time with your dog.
Off leash enrichment
Exploration and activities you can't get anywhere else: wear your dog out for days.
Safe playdates
Socialize your pup in a controlled, private spot - it's great exercise, it's safe and it's fun for you and your dog.

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How do Sniffspot's private dog parks work?

Private rentals by the hour

Our hosts are locals that are renting their yards and private land to dog owners

Trust and safety first

Spots are designed for safety and both hosts and guests are reviewed after each visit

No other dogs during your visits

Only you and your dogs are allowed to enter a spot during the time you've booked it

Reactive dogs welcome

Many of the spots we list are designed with sensitive dogs in mind

Monthly memberships

Many of our dog parks have the option to access member-only benefits with a fixed monthly price
Why rent a private dog park with Sniffspot?
FeaturesSniffspotPublic park
Designed for private play
Rentable by the hour
Off leash options
Very large and/or fully fenced options
Pricing$5 - $15 per dog per hourFree

Recommended by experts

"The modern pet environment and lifestyle is seriously difficult for most dogs, given their natures, instincts, and heritage. Sniffspot is the greatest current solution to make a difference for dogs today."
Kim Brophey, best-selling author, dog ethologist and creator of The Dog's Truth
"I think Sniffspot is a great idea! Dogs really need exercise in a safe space. Public exercise areas have a lot of risks for dogs with reactivity issues, so I'm excited to see this stress-relieving option."
Grisha Stewart, trainer, speaker and creator of BAT
"With all of the restrictions that modern society places on dogs, it is not surprising to see behavior problems increase due to a lack of mental and physical enrichment. Many of the dogs I work with greatly benefit from a safe place that they can explore and run freely, to nurture all of their unique needs. Sniffspot is the perfect answer for dogs in our modern society!"
Michael Shikashio CDBC, world-Renowned Dog Aggression Specialist

What people say about our private dog parks

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    Li Y.
    March 2023
    My dog had a blast. We enjoyed this place too. It's very nice there are toys and a photo booth. The chairs are comfortable and clean too. We will definitely come back.
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    simran s.
    March 2023
    My puppy had a wonderful time :)
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    Constance C.
    March 2023
    John's back yard was very clean and spacious. My dog had a great time!! I definitely hope to visit this Sniffspot often. Btw, this was my first experience with Sniffspot and I mistakenly booked for two dogs. John was kind enough to reverse that for me online. Thanks for everything, John!
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    Raj M.
    March 2023
    Awesome experience. One of my dogs is extremely scared of cars and is very reactive towards new people and dogs. He doesn't like to go for walks. He LOVED this place and ran so much! We would definitely come back and book a membership.
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    Mary B.
    March 2023
    AMAZING! Is how I best describe this location! My 21 month old standard poodle never runs out of energy but that wasn't the case here! There is plenty of room to run full out and the sniffing is excellent! He also found his favorite bush to scratch himself. Jon, the owner, gave us weather updates the day of the reservation so we wouldn't run into any weather surprises. And they were in time for cancelation if we so chose. We will definitely be back!
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    Lauren B.
    March 2023
    So much land! Nice safe fence all the way around. Huge fresh bowl of water left right in the middle of yard. Shaded areas to play in and plenty of places (in shade and in sun) for owners to sit while dogs play. Will def be back!!
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    Kim S.
    March 2023
    Amazing as always!
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    X X.
    March 2023
    Eric was aware and caring. My dog loved the rocks.
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    Rachel Y.
    March 2023
    We had a great time! Yard was big, clean, had fresh water and a bunch of dog toys. Had a hard time keeping my dog off the deck so next time I'll bring something that can act as a barrier (there are 2 stairs up to the deck).
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    Bret M.
    March 2023
    So much space and lovely grass to run like mad!
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    Dorian C.
    March 2023
    We took our 4 month old puppy there to run and boy did he! we all had a great time he got to run without a check line on for the very first time!He heard and smelled the dogs next door ! He thought that was great!it was a pleasure bringing him someplace that I knew he was safe and he could relax! I think it’s a brilliant idea! Thank you Brenda and Sniffspot we are going home to Book more dates. Not only will this be fun for George it will help with his obedience training (which was completely absent today LOL)!
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    Lisa B.
    March 2023
    Everything was just like it’s pictured. My dog had lots of fun chasing her ball. Mike was a good communicator to let me know exactly how to get into his property.
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    Geri M.
    March 2023
    I so appreciate this beautiful yard that I can bring my big puppy to run safely! The generous family leave out numerous balls and toys and a large bowl of water. A perfect set up. Picture of my dog resting under the pretty tree after playing fetch.
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    Denise N.
    March 2023
    We absolutely love this place! It is perfect for off leash training and recall practice. Tax loves to run and zoom around all of the trails. We will continue to come back.
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    Ariana B.
    March 2023
    Absolutely beautiful SniffSpot. Well maintained yard with lots of space for the pups to run around. Delightful host. Will be back!
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    Vanessa C.
    March 2023
    As always, a great experience and the dogs had a blast. Plenty of clean water, fun toys, and nice places to sit. Thanks Marcia!

Sniffspot's dog parks FAQ

Are public dog parks good for dogs?

It is important for dogs to have off leash exercise to sniff and run. Letting dogs off leash in city parks is dangerous and can lead to issues with Animal Control. So public dog parks are a legal way to let dogs have off leash exercise. But the free and open nature of public dog parks has drawbacks. There could be aggressive dogs, disease transmission and cleanliness issues, since any given public dog park facility may not be cleaned regularly. And other adult dog owners are often inattentive of their dogs. For this reason, many dog behaviorists discourage visiting public dog parks and recommend Sniffspot's private dog parks. Sniffspot private dog parks only allow one guest to book at a time and are not open to the public, which solves many of these issues.

How do I know if a dog park works for my dog?

Dogs enjoy Sniffspot dog parks for all kinds of different reasons and goals, spanning from exercise to training or even training classes and much more. Whatever your primary goals, there is a Sniffspot dog park for you. There are many different types of spots, anything from a training yard to a field to a beautiful two-acre, fenced, off-leash park, or, for instance, a 1-acre, lighted facility. Some even have niche amenities, such as a park splash pad and dog-friendly potable water fountains.
You can filter Sniffspot dog parks by square foot size, fencing and distractions. If your dog doesn't have a good recall, you can visit one of our fully fenced dog parks. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our off leash areas where there are no dogs audible or visible nearby. You can also filter locations to avoid other domestic animals and people. Each listing also includes the park hours of operation. By reading reviews you can understand the status of condition, for example, if a section of the fence is in poor condition or there are any park maintenance issues.

Are Sniffspot dog parks safe?

While public dog parks have a number of safety issues, such as aggressive dogs, disease transmission and general cleanliness - often as much an issue with the person in charge as with their dog - Sniffspot dog parks are much safer than public dog parks. With Sniffspot all bookings are private where the only park users are the dog owners and dogs they bring with them. Additionally, we require all dogs to be vaccinated (or have equivalent titers). All Sniffspot locations are vetted and reviewed by guests so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog. 93% of reviews on Sniffspot visits are 5 stars and many spots have been reviewed hundreds of times. Make sure to check weather conditions before visiting.

Is a Sniffspot dog park an off leash area?

Yes. Many Sniffspot dog parks are designed to be a designated off-leash area. However, all dogs are different and we expect our guests to be safe and responsible, especially if their dogs do not have good voice control or if their dogs do not always listen to owner commands. Off leash dogs should always stay within the designated, fenced, off-leash dog area. This is important to have an enjoyable time.

Will there be other dogs at the Sniffspot dog park at the same time as me?

Sniffspot only allows one booking at a time and any host dogs are required to be kept away from the spot during visits. We also enforce 30 min time buffers between bookings.

How can I find Sniffspot dog parks near me?

You can browse all of our dog parks here. You can easily view information about the spots, including open times, park entrance details and current conditions.

How much do Sniffspot dog parks cost?

Each host sets their own price, so you can check the price on the specific Sniffspot dog park listing. Most are between $5 - $15 per dog per hour. Prices vary based on size, fencing and amenities, such as water for dogs, park benches, etc.

What are the requirements to bring my dog to a Sniffspot dog park?

We require that all dogs have basic vaccinations or equivalent titers. We require rabies vaccination, the equivalent of current rabies tags. We do not allow dogs with a bite history. We require that guests sign our waiver and agree to follow park rules and policies before visiting park sites. Adult supervision is required at all times. We do not have limits for dogs per owner or dogs per adult handler. Some hosts set person per visit limits. Dog owners are responsible for picking up pet waste (many dog parks provide pet waste stations).

How can I offer my land as a private dog park?

You can learn more about how you can earn up to $3,000 per month sharing your land here. It is just as lucrative as dog boarding or other dog services, with less work.

What are the requirements for Sniffspot dog park hosts?

Our basic requirements are that the spot be private land that is free of hazards, park clean and park waste is removed regularly. We do not allow unfenced spots that are smaller than 0.5 acres. We do not have requirements for host experience, although many hosts have experience with pet care facility services or pet boarding experience. You can learn more about our requirements here.
Become a Host - Help Dogs And Make Money With Your Yard

Got land? Make up to $3,000 per month while helping dogs!

Help dogs that need private space
Earn passive income
Supplement and expand pet sitting or training business
It's free to list with no obbligation
Safety first - vaccinations required, waiver, $1M Host Protection Insurance

About Sniffspot

Sniffspot provides the best experiences and fun for you and your dog. Our dog parks are designed for the ultimate dog exercise. Our private spaces help you minimize distractions or triggers and maximize time with your dog. We provide off leash enrichment - exploration and activities you can't get anywhere else; wear your dog out for days. We make it easy to have playdates. Socialize your pup in a controlled, private spot - it's great exercise and it's fun for you and your dog.

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