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Playful Pups Retreat SniffSpot Play Yard

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Fully Fenced
0.11 acres
4.9169 reviews
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Hosted by Laurie Y.



Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

6+ 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): Wood - privacy

Fencing details: Please ensure that the latch on the gate fully closes and latched into place, when going into the yard. Note: There are two entry gates into the yard but one is never used and will not open.

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 animalsNo

Other peopleNo

Private entryYes


Dog toys



Short grass

$10 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania


Our SniffSpot Play Yard is fully fenced in with a 6ft tall wooden privacy fence. We have 19 wooded acres with our boarding facility being located at the South end of our property, the owners personal residence in the middle and our private SniffSpot play yard at the North end of our property. We do have a nice walking trail that meanders through our property but please be aware that our Playful Pups Retreat Staff may be walking overnight boarding dogs on the trail during our business hours. There is a container with a few toys to play with inside the SniffSpot yard but we do suggest bringing your own toys. Please bring poop bags and clean up after your pet. Please take bags of poop with you or stop at Playful Pups and dispose of it in one of our outdoor trash receptacles. FOR NOISE SENSITIVE DOGS! PLEASE BE AWARE WE DO HAVE A GUN CLUB NOT FAR FROM THIS PLAY YARD. DEPENDING ON THE DAY THERE MAY BE GUNFIRE. NOTE: If you want to walk your pup on our nature trail please stop in at Playful Pups and speak to one of our reception team.


99% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.


There are some low spots and holes in the yard created by groundhogs, please be careful where you walk.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
1.0 hour
Required advanced notice for visits
4 hours
Max dogs per booking
Additional rules

Clean up after your dog and take all poop bags with you. If you use any of our toys please return them to the toy bin before leaving the yard.

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.

(169) Reviews

  • William P., Jan 31, 2024

    Nice secluded area for our dogs to run

  • Jessica Q., Jan 24, 2024

    Bruno always has fun at this Sniff Spot… since today it decided to warm up a bit we were super exited to get out and run freely. It was a little wet and spots were still snow covered but we enjoyed every minute of it. And as always he played his hardest when I told him we only had 5 more minutes left.

  • Austin S., Dec 31, 2023

    My Boston terrier and Labradoodle loved the space. It was large enough to play catch for hours and even though we could hear other animals it didn’t matter to the dogs. They were having a blast!

    Host replied: Thank you for your review and so glad your pups had lots of fun!

  • Bryan R., Dec 23, 2023

    I’ve been here numerous times before with my pups and we always love coming here. Lots of room for your pups to run around! Toys in the toy to bin so your fur babies can play with them! Overall, great Sniffspot!

    Host replied: Thanks Bryan! We appreciate your review and that you have fun with your pups in our play yard!

  • Cori R., Dec 2, 2023

    Love it as always!

    Host replied: Thanks so much!

  • William P., Nov 30, 2023

    Nice fenced in area

  • Whitney F., Nov 11, 2023

    My dogs loved the play yard! Plenty of space for them to run. It felt very private. You can park right by the gate to get in.

    Host replied: Thank you for using our play yard!

  • Mandy R., Oct 28, 2023

    We had trouble finding the entrance to the yard and Laurie took the time to personally come to us and show us where it was. Since we had trouble finding it and no one was booked after us she allowed us to extend our time to make up for time lost looking for the place.

    Host replied: So glad you guys had fun with your pups! They are super cute!❤️🐾

  • Stephanie S., Oct 19, 2023

    A nice, private yard with some toys included. There were plenty of chairs for the humans to sit in while my dog ran around.

    Host replied: Thank you for coming to play with your dog. We hope to see you again another time!

  • Altaira Z., Sep 22, 2023

    Good private space

    Host replied: Thank you for using our play yard! We hope to see you again.

Meet your host

Laurie Y.

Joined in November 2020

Hi dog lover! My name is Laurie Yost and I own Playful Pups Retreat. We have two locations in Elizabthtown and are always looking for new ways to serve our clients and the dog lovers in our community. Our overnight boarding facility, located at 850 Milton Grove Rd, Elizabethtown, is situated in 19 beautiful acres. We have a large play yard at the one end of our property that is fully fenced with a wooden 6ft privacy fence that we are happy to now rent out to dog lovers who need a safe and secure area for their dog(s) to run, play and train.

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