Yard is clean and had no poop (very important for us), good amount of grass and no exposed dirt/mud, good amount of shade, host is friendly, provided trashbin for poop bags, plenty of street parking.
When we first arrived, I was confused because there were people walking in and out through the yard door. I thought it was double booked and spent some minutes trying to figure out the situation. The host was unaware of the booking (I did book about an hour or so prior to the arrival) and the hosts' dog came running out to meet my dogs. Very friendly but one of my dog is reactive which is one of the main reason for using Sniffspot. It took some time for the host to grab the dog while I sweated to calm down/reassure my reactive dog still on leash.
After spending some time (little more than 15 mins) to figure out the booking and the host dog situation, it turned out that the host has Airbnb set up for the basement and the guests get to it by using the yard entrance door. My dogs are flight risk and I had to keep checking to see if the door was securely locked each time the Airbnb guests were walking in and out of the yard.
On the same note, my dogs are skittish around people but one of the Airbnb guest and the host were sitting outside chatting on the patio the entire time. My boy dog is a protector so he was on guard for the entire stay.
Yard has baby bunnies so my girl dog with strong hunting instinct was obsessing over it. She was on full hunting mode. So be aware if your dog is a hunter like mine.
Yard is not flat and on a smaller side. It is a hill. Would be a good size for small dogs. For my dogs (over 45lbs), there wasn't much running space.
Bring bug spray for you and the dogs. It is now summer time and bugs are everywhere.
Host offered water for the dogs but I didn't need it since I brought my own.
Patio has furniture with patio umbrella which provided shade.
Very well kept yard just not big enough for my two medium sized dogs.
I recommend checking in with the host before your booking so that you know what you expect upon arrival.
This was a beautiful spot to bring our dog. The host came out to meet us and was very kind and welcoming, and she brought out clean water (although there is a hose on the side of the house if anyone books and they are not home). The backyard was very secure and had lots of fun areas for our pup to explore and wander through, and room to run when she wanted to play. It was also just a gorgeous area and there was a very comfortable deck for us to sit on while we were there. We will absolutely be returning!
The backyard is really lovely, with beautiful flowering plants and trees (lots to sniff!). The back door was open (screened in, but easy for a dog to sneak in, which my dog very much wanted to!) and we did receive a visit from the resident dog through his doggy door. Not a problem for my dog, but it would have been if he was dog reactive.
Beautiful yard, many places for the dogs to play and sniff. Yard is fully fenced with no gaps which we appreciated, we have terriers and they are escape artists. Relaxing deck to sit on while watching the dogs play. Very kind host.
Outstanding and lovely fenced yard. Homeowners were delightful !
Nice backyard for my dog to run around and play. There were toys if you needed. And deck chairs to sit on. I met the owner. Super nice!!! I plan on taking my dog back regularly
we had a fun visit here! lots of toys and space to explore. our pup did get under the porch a few times, which wasnt ideal.
This space was truly lovely. Couple balls left out also for us was kind. My dogs could play in a comfortable backyard without worrying about dogs they didn't know giant mud puddles. Thank you!
Nice and quiet backyard for the doggos and even has chairs for humans! House was easy to find and parking in the front of the house was simple.
This was my first time using SniffSpot, and Terry was very patient with my newly adopted Greyhound (and my anxious new dog parent self). He was welcoming and kind, and even when my dog escaped into his home he didn’t panic. I wish I had waited a bit for my dog to have better recall before I took her to an open space, but fortunately Terry’s yard is fully and thoroughly enclosed.
We had a lovely visit on a warm December day! The yard is beautiful and I had a nice masked visit with the owner for a bit. Fresh water was put out and they had a bag disposal can. Hope to see a squirrel or two next time!
This backyard is exactly as advertised; there were even squirrels for Silvie to chase! The trees are gorgeous, and there are lots of bushes and nooks and crannies for the dog to explore. The host was friendly and came outside to make us feel welcome and enjoyed a nice chat. We will be back:)
Everything was great--left a water bowl, and plenty of trees and yard for our dog to run around in. Be careful if the screen door is open and you have a nosy dog like ours who likes to enter people's houses uninvited!