The Red Door Salt Creek Sanctuary - Fully Fenced 1/2 Acre | Sniffspot
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Oakland Grove, 133
ElmhurstIllinois60126US
4.9179
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The Red Door Salt Creek Sanctuary - Fully Fenced 1/2 Acre

Elmhurst, Illinois
Fully Fenced
0.5 acres
4.9179 reviews
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Hosted by Emily B.

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 details: The yard is fully fenced, comprised of all our neighbors' fences. Chain link, privacy, raw iron, and barn wood + chicken wire (don’t worry, no gaps between the rows of wood…chicken wire “screens” it all in). It ranges from 4-6 feet.


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 peopleSometimes

Private entryYes


Amenities

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Dog treats

Dog toys

Trash can

Table


Pricing
$8 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

Optional monthly membership available!

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Location

Elmhurst, Illinois

Description

Fall/Winter update: the yard is DARK after 5pm. Hose is off for winterization, so please bring water. Our 1/2 acre fully fenced dog-friendly yard is here to host your special furry friends. We live a short, straight-shot drive from Chicago and are butt-up against the beautiful Salt Creek (and all the wild life that also calls the creek "home" - bunnies, squirrels, groundhogs, birds, garden snakes (harmless, but present in May), etc.). The head of Salt Creek Trail is located just a block away on Thomas Street, so feel free to explore the creek/trail after your yard time. It leads all the way to Villa Park, where you can catch the Prairie Path / Great Western Trail. You'll pass by MORE Brewing Company as well as outdoor bar and food trucks Fuel and Creme (ice cream). Make a day of it! Please note that even though the yard IS fully fenced, it is comprised of a variety of sizes shapes ranging from 6 feet privacy, raw iron, to 4 foot chain-link, barn wood with chicken wire between the wood gaps. You know your dog's "flight risk" better than anyone, so please make smart decisions when booking our yard. Dispose of poop bags in the BLUE TOP bin (green is recycle). Finally, note that we can only host 2 dogs at a time due to wear and tear on the yard. Have fun!

Cleanliness

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

Hazards

Dogs with an impressive vertical leap are likely able to clear the back fence—see photo for reference. One foster dog we had was fixated on chasing a rabbit and barreled through the wire to get it. You know your dog's prey drive and jumping capabilities better than anyone. Choose our yard based on that. Finally, when it has rained, the yard closest to the creek will be soggy/muddy. All part of the fun! Suffice to say, most dogs just zoomie, romp, and have a BLAST!

Host Rules

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

Open from sun-rise to sun-down, no overnight bookings/bookings when it's dark out (skunks!).


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.

(179) Reviews

  • Kathleen F., Feb 17, 2024

    The property is just as advertised. It's a 1/2 acre family backyard. It has a jungle gym, shed and small patio furniture, which our 2 girls loved chasing each other around. Street parking is very easy. Easy in/out of the yard. We now have 2 completely exhausted dogs sound asleep on the couch.

  • Rachel O., Feb 12, 2024

    It was our second time visiting and had yet another amazing time! Easy access to the yard, fully fenced with no gaps. Pup loved frolicking around.

  • Gaby M., Feb 11, 2024

    my pups love running around here. Thank you

  • Carla B., Feb 11, 2024

    Wonderful space! I have a greyhound and she gets all the exercise she needs.

  • KJ F., Feb 9, 2024

    Nice spot. Tons of room for my younger dog to burn off energy and lots of great sniffs to keep my senior dog enriched!

  • Gabrielle K., Jan 23, 2024

    Clean, secure and spacious, with lots of interesting areas for my dog to enjoy.

  • Joselin Z., Jan 8, 2024

    navi had lots of fun running around, it certainly does get very muddy after rain and snow so if your dog is running like mine they will most likely slip! mine slipped and rolled ALLL over the dirt, she had showered the day before but already needed another shower haha. come before shower day maybe? the backyard is not 1/2 acre, a bit smaller maybe 0.35-0.4 of an acre. still plenty of room to run just smaller than expected. lovely place very clean, would recommend and hope to return another time.

  • Giovanna C., Jan 7, 2024

    2nd time being here great for our friends and I to let our dogs run around and enjoy the snow

  • Giovanna C., Jan 6, 2024

    My dog had a great time! Plenty of room to run around and explore.

  • Gabrielle K., Dec 31, 2023

    There is plenty for the pups to sniff, watch, and play with here. Beau especially loved the big sticks, while I enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness of this spot.

Meet your host

Emily B.

Joined in May 2022

I have been in dog rescue my whole adult life. While we are taking a break from fostering or adopting due to having a nine month old baby, we look forward to hosting your dog baby!


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