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Rent safe and private dog parks hosted by locals

Fully fenced dog parks near me
1/2+ acre dog parks near me
Dog parks near me with no other dogs audible/visible

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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    Kylie S.
    March 2023
    This spot is absolutely amazing, I wish I could give it a million stars! Very secure, clean, relaxing set up to sit if you want, toys/balls to throw for the pups, refreshments if you need - Valarie has it all! I was able to meet Valarie (prearranged, she didn’t drop in unexpectedly) - she’s amazing, my (usually reactive) girls loved her, and I highly recommend reaching out to her if you’re looking for other pup services like dog walking, day care or sitting. I can’t say enough good things about how amazing this experience was, you and your pups will love it!
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    Amanda B.
    March 2023
    Very east to get to! Large full fenced-in area. My dog and I absolutely love going there. Plenty of balls and human snacks/drinks as well. Fresh water for the dogs to! Tons of activities to do!
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    Julie M.
    March 2023
    Nice and clean property. Lots of smells for dogs.
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    Pedro F.
    March 2023
    Beautiful property! Great communication and the owner was very accommodating! Huge wooden fenced in area with lots of room to run and a still pretty big secured fenced in area if your dog likes to escape. Would definitely come back if in the area!
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    Adrianna L.
    March 2023
    I recently rebooked Ingrid's Sniffspot for my pup and I couldn't be happier with the experience! The pool was a huge hit, Layla couldn't get enough of it! It was great to see her having so much fun and staying cool on a warm day. The space was well-maintained and had plenty of shade for when we needed a break from the sun. Overall, I highly recommend Ingrid's Sniffspot for any dog owner looking for a safe and fun space for their furry friend to enjoy!
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    Hety S.
    March 2023
    What a great spot!! Plenty of room to exercise a dog that needs to run and lots of fun areas for her to explore. I look forward to our next visit. Thank you so much, Lisa!
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    Katie F.
    March 2023
    Lots of indoor and outdoor space to play and SO MANY SMELLS
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    Kristi H.
    March 2023
    Lots of options to interact with your dog there!
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    Taelor W.
    March 2023
    Perfect indoor & outdoor spot with plenty of activities for the pups!
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    Taylor K.
    March 2023
    My pup loved it! Plenty of space to run and they provided everything you could need. Definitely will be back!
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    Laura G.
    March 2023
    This was exactly what we were looking for! Keep in mind that it is a pasture so the ground is a little uneven and has large puddles. However, we weren't looking for a park, we wanted a place with interesting smells, holes to investigate, and livestock in the distance to look at. The fence was high (probably 5') and secure. My dog isn't an escaper, but if yours is, the only place I could see being a problem is the tube gate (6 bar livestock gate). But this Sniff Spot was perfect for us and I will definitely be booking again!
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    Kodie L.
    March 2023
    2nd time here. It is an amazing yard with a ton of space, toys, poop bags, and well fenced area! No food in the yard for the dogs tummy to get hurt, and they provided water bowls. My only advice for dog owners is to guard the strawberry planters lol my dog often wants to get into them but I always chase her away.
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    Sidney H.
    March 2023
    We had a great time! Beautiful yard. Host is super friendly :)
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    Heather K.
    March 2023
    A lovely place to play and explore. Chyrle is a graceous host.
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    Laurel H.
    March 2023
    This was delightful!! Super easy access and nice open space. My very reactive dog had a blast. Marcela was super accommodating.
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    Charlotte M.
    March 2023
    What an amazing experience! Grace is such a wonderful person. I really enjoyed meeting her and appreciate her introduction to her property. My dogs were in high heaven running at breakneck speeds up and down the hills crashing into the cute little creek at the bottom of the hill!! They swam, they ran, they tumbled together. We heard nothing but the wind, the birds and the creek water flowing by us. Oh, I can’t forget the roosters nearby!! So cool!! The property was very clean and well marked. Grace stepped out to ask us about our time on her property which was so nice! We visited for awhile and she left some treats for the dogs.. and me! I am so grateful for this opportunity.

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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