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BEST Wooded Wilderness & Agility Dog Park - Sam & Mary Ann's Private Dog Park in Clayton

Clayton, North Carolina
Partially Fenced
3.0 acres
4.813 reviews
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Hosted by Sam & Mary Ann's s.



Partially Fenced

22% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: No gaps

Audible/visible from spot


Other domestic animalsNo


Private entryNo


Dog drinking water


Dog treats




$15 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

Optional monthly membership available!

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Amazing Private 3+ Acre Oasis. Converted old Horse Pasture, with additional wooded area, Creek, and Sandy Beaches - Cul De Sac entry, zero traffic.


91% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.


Dog Training 60-min$55.0

I am also a Dog Trainer and have owned, nurtured and trained dogs for 40-years. I would be glad to help you if asked, and based on availability


Dog Training 60-min$55.0

I am also a Dog Trainer and have owned, nurtured and trained dogs for 40-years. I would be glad to help you if asked, and based on availability

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
1.0 hour
Required advanced notice for visits
1 hour
Maximum dogs allowed
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests

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.
Arrive and leave on time, this is important for safety.
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.

(13) Reviews

  • Jocelyn P., Mar 19, 2023

    My dog and I had a great time. The creek was a beautiful area to sit and play with my dog. He wasn't so sure about the agility equipment 😅 but we'll be back for sure!

  • Christina F., Feb 27, 2023

    Pups had a blast! This place is a great mix of open space/agility and wooded/trail space which is great! Plenty of room to run, play and explore and there were some toys available as well. Only concern is there was an area where barbed wire was hanging down where it wasn’t a clear fence line and I think someone could accidentally get snagged! Not sure if we had accidentally wandered just outside of the Sniffspot when we came across this though to be honest, but we tried to stay within the designated space! Overall a great spot!

  • Shelby T., Feb 19, 2023

    This spot was great! Definitely one of my favorites so far. They had toys and agility equipment that my dogs loved. Bring treats to practice with your pup! My dogs are off-leash trained, so it was nice to be able to take them somewhere to practice their off-leash skills and let them explore freely! They loved romping in the creek and through the woods. Host provides everything you need - treats, poop bags, some toys, and even some goodies for human :) We had a great morning, highly recommend!

  • Saul S., Feb 13, 2023

    Nice place to let your pup run around. Especially if they like water

  • Pamela R., Jan 13, 2023

    We had our second visit to Sam and Mary Ann's Sniff Spot in the North Carolina woods. Who would have thought that we'd be running and splashing around in a creek in the winter, but when I told the pups we were going back to 'our' new park they were more excited than before. There are cliffs to jump up and down from, water to splash in, sand to dig in, logs to jump over. Watching my girls navigate the different things there were to do was as much fun for me as it was for them.

  • Pamela R., Jan 6, 2023

    Our first time ever to a Sniff Spot was Sam's in Clayton. Right in my own town! Because I have four big dogs, and live in the city we aren't often able to run off leash at a public dog park. And those parks are small and boring. Today we arrived at Sam's private park and once we entered and the leashes came off, they ran and ran and ran. They were so excited, you could see it on their faces and tails. My dogs aren't young puppies normally but today they were! There were logs to jump over, bushes to run under, and a winding creek they could jump in, jump over, and swim in. The sandy beach let them dig, the fallen leaves let them roll and play. For the dog parents that prefer to sit and relax while the pups play, there is a picnic table to relax on, and Sam even leaves toys for those that want to run and play in the grassy area. I thought it was sweet that he even left fresh water and bowls in that play area. I decided on our first day to play with the dogs where they chose to go, and today it was in the woods and sand and water. These four girls were like kids at a private amusement park for an hour. And just like those kids, they are sound asleep and haply as can be. I foresee us going back quite often! Sam even offers a great discount for multiple dogs! We had a blast!

    Host replied: Wow what an amazing time you all had - makes my heart smile to hear they were "young again"... dogs can't use words, but they express it in body language... and to hear that you could "see it" was awesome! Thanks so much for coming. And please come back often!

  • Joanna B., Dec 17, 2022

    Good place to bring the dogs to explore. Love the wooded trail and creek! Must have good recall on your dogs as it is the fencing does not prevent animals from crossing. Needs to have more clear markings along the back of the property line.

  • Julie C., Dec 17, 2022

    The dogs enjoyed sniffing around and playing in the creek. Unfortunately we could take them off their leashes because I didn’t realize that none of it was fenced. It’s a great spot if your dogs are good off leash.

  • Samantha R., Dec 10, 2022

    Will be returning for sure! Would recommend good shoes for the wooded area, lots of thorns, as expected though. Host offers water and treats for the pups, and snacks for the humans. Poop bags and trash on site. Balls and ropes available for play. Would recommend maybe more secured agility course as my dogs were knocking it over constantly.

  • Sally D., Dec 4, 2022

    Sam is very communicative and very hospitable. The space is awesome. So many things to sniff and explore and lots of room to run and a creek for your pup to cool off. Hank had the best time and we will definitely be back again soon!

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