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8443 Blaisdell Ave S
BloomingtonMinnesota55420US
5.0104
55Great spot for all 3 of our pups to run and play! We loved the signs and communication- there was water available and the pups LOVED the kiddie pool! Would recommend this spot 100%!
55Nice spacious yard with lots of leg room for fetch, sniffing adventures, and extra goodies like agility obstacles and toys. Highly recommend! While two of the fences are chain link/see through, there was no one outside/in view on a nice day so dogs were very focused on play!
55we had a great time!
55We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Laura's Sniff Spot. It was tidy when we arrived, and a few thoughtful details - including some obstacles and hors d'oeuvres for the pups - enhanced the experience.
45My pups love to run around the yard and play here! It’s understandable with the recent holidays but there was dog stool found throughout the yard that I had to pick up so my dogs and I didn’t step in it (I did end up stepping in some despite being careful!)
55Such a fun space !!! So many enrichment toys & games that the host wrote down. They had a pool which is always so amazing for my dogs!!❤️ So much open area as well for them to run around. We loved it!
55Our dogs enjoyed this nice spot! It was partly shaded which was great for a hot day.
55Great spot. We had a very enjoyable hour with our dogs.
55Great space and wonderfully accommodating host! Thank you!
45The yard was a great space with toys and games ! The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because the deck has a clearance just big enough for a small to medium dog to get under. My dog crawled under it and became obsessed with what I assume was drippings under the BBQ! Took 15 min for me to coax her out. She had never done that before! Just an FYI if you have a crawler. But it’s a great yard that I would recommend!
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Friendly neighborhood backyard

Bloomington, Minnesota
Fully Fenced
0.3 acres
5.0104 reviews
Sniffpass
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Hosted by Laura K.

Fencing

Enclosure

Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

4 ft

100% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: No gaps

Fencing type(s): Chain link - non-privacy

Fencing details: One side privacy, one side is the house, two sides are chain link and can see into elderly neighbors yards.


Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsSometimes

Other peopleSometimes

Private entryYes


Amenities

Agility equipment

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Dog toys

Trash can

Water - hose


Pricing
$11 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

Sniffpass holders get discounts on all bookings at all spots by buying monthly credits!
This spot offers additional discounts.

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Location

Bloomington, Minnesota

Description

Fully fenced: 1 side privacy fence, 2 sides chain link, and one side with the house and gate. Place bagged poop in the small garbage bin. Please do not allow pups to dig or to enter the small separately fenced garden. Spring 2024 the yard is very tender with grass trying to recover from last year's drought, if you remember, it helps to throw "fetch" in lots of different directions to spread out the "wear and tear." Added FYI: Same day bookings will probably have the bedtime and morning 💩 from my pups since I routinely only pick up after work during warm months. If you book 24+ hours in advance I can squeeze in an extra poo pickup before work. *WINTER I pick up weekly, weather-permitting, so might not be a great spot for pups who eat poopsicles--you know who you are!

Cleanliness

96% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.

Hazards

Do not enter the shed. Chemicals and sharp objects are present.

Extras

Painting of your pup$50

Requires private message host to arrange sending a quality photo of your pup via email. Will need approximately 1 week notice to compete (so either book 1 week in advance or plan on returning in a week for pickup).

Use of grill$10

Hot dog! Have a picnic with your pup! Needs to be booked 24 hours in advance. Mini grill, lighter, charcoal available for use upon request only. Can also include a pack of hotdogs with this option (upon request).


Extras

Painting of your pup$50

Requires private message host to arrange sending a quality photo of your pup via email. Will need approximately 1 week notice to compete (so either book 1 week in advance or plan on returning in a week for pickup).


Use of grill$10

Hot dog! Have a picnic with your pup! Needs to be booked 24 hours in advance. Mini grill, lighter, charcoal available for use upon request only. Can also include a pack of hotdogs with this option (upon request).

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Required advanced notice for visits
2 hours
Max dogs per booking
20
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

To ensure I have a chance to pick up poo in the yard, please try to book a day in advance. BUT it's ok to book same day, I just might not be home to do a double check!


Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(104) Reviews

  • Hannah S., Apr 14, 2024

    Great spot for all 3 of our pups to run and play! We loved the signs and communication- there was water available and the pups LOVED the kiddie pool! Would recommend this spot 100%!

  • Stephanie E., Apr 13, 2024

    Nice spacious yard with lots of leg room for fetch, sniffing adventures, and extra goodies like agility obstacles and toys. Highly recommend! While two of the fences are chain link/see through, there was no one outside/in view on a nice day so dogs were very focused on play!

  • Tori G., Mar 15, 2024

    we had a great time!

  • Leanne B., Mar 11, 2024

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Laura's Sniff Spot. It was tidy when we arrived, and a few thoughtful details - including some obstacles and hors d'oeuvres for the pups - enhanced the experience.

  • Kate F., Dec 26, 2023

    My pups love to run around the yard and play here! It’s understandable with the recent holidays but there was dog stool found throughout the yard that I had to pick up so my dogs and I didn’t step in it (I did end up stepping in some despite being careful!)

    Host replied: Thank you for the review, and so sorry about the poo on the shoe! Good to know tip: I do still have a heads up on the yard description. It explains that I do extra yard prep when the spot is booked 24 hours in advance. (For my own pups otherwise, weekly pickup is on my rotating work day off in the winter so I have daylight).

  • Abbie H., Oct 8, 2023

    Such a fun space !!! So many enrichment toys & games that the host wrote down. They had a pool which is always so amazing for my dogs!!❤️ So much open area as well for them to run around. We loved it!

  • Jane R., Sep 21, 2023

    Our dogs enjoyed this nice spot! It was partly shaded which was great for a hot day.

  • Amanda I., Sep 10, 2023

    Great spot. We had a very enjoyable hour with our dogs.

  • Serge S., Sep 9, 2023

    Great space and wonderfully accommodating host! Thank you!

  • Sherry H., May 27, 2023

    The yard was a great space with toys and games ! The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because the deck has a clearance just big enough for a small to medium dog to get under. My dog crawled under it and became obsessed with what I assume was drippings under the BBQ! Took 15 min for me to coax her out. She had never done that before! Just an FYI if you have a crawler. But it’s a great yard that I would recommend!

    Host replied: Thank you for the review! I will make sure there a good pic of the deck and share it in the beginning of the yard photos so guests can make the best informed choice before visiting! Our own pups do enjoy the space for shade and allowed digging--but so very sorry it affected your experience. If it is at all reassuring, we have not yet used the grill this year (we've been too busy with our wedding!), but we closely re-inspected our grill; the internal enclosed drip tray that we clean after every use is intact. Please reach out via message if you can think of anything I can do to make it better!

Meet your host

Laura K.

Joined in November 2019

Laura and her two pups reside in Bloomington and are happy to offer their space for your use!


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