What people are saying about Sniffspot indoor dog parks
Heather has everything in place for a great play time, very safe fence, water available for drinking and also rinsing off paws after, no dangerous items for inquisitive pups. Our goldens had a great time!
Melissa is great. She is super responsive and clearly cares about how my visits go.
This is a special space and I am impressed with the details that the owner provides. They certainly care. The goats are a loving attraction just by themselves.
GREAT experience!! The pups loved the run this morning in the cool air!!
AWESOME AWESOME Sniffspot. HUGE back yard and totally fenced. Different surfaces that my dogs love (grass, cement, pavers) and various shade areas. I'll DEF be back!!
Lovely spot if you need some time with your dog in a quiet little slice of the woods! We will definitely be back, my dogs enjoyed all the sniffing opportunities, roaming the woods, and checking out the creek.
This is a beautiful and enormous place, fully fenced and dog-savvy. I've come here for years and appreciate "Fully-Fenced Fun" and the nice family who make this big yard available.
Margaret Mary C.
Wonderful place & host!
Frequently asked questions about Sniffspot indoor dog parks listings
Are indoor dog parks safe?
While indoor off-leash dog parks are great for keeping your dog from running off and for providing enrichment when the weather isn't favorable, public dog parks — especially small enclosed ones — also have their drawbacks.
Most indoor parks are small in size due to the financial and labor costs of setting up large buildings. There might not be enough space for dogs to interact naturally since indoor areas can cause some dogs to feel trapped in situations they aren't comfortable with. It's possible for nervous pups to be physically cornered in a busy dog park with no way to escape an interaction they don't want, which can lead to a “fight” response when “flight” isn't an option. Reading dog body language can be hard for many pet parents, which increases the risk of something going wrong if pups don't have superb social skills.
Thankfully, these conventional dog park concerns don't apply to private listings since you and your dog will be the only ones there! Sniffspot dog parks are much safer than public city dog parks. Human and animal safety is our #1 focus. With Sniffspot all bookings are private for just you and dogs you bring with you and we require all dogs to be vaccinated (or have equivalent titers). All Sniffspot locations are vetted and reviewed by guests so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog. 93% of reviews on Sniffspot visits are 5 stars.
And with indoor dog parks, you can get the safety of an enclosed indoor space for dogs — some even with soft rubber foam floors to reduce impact on your pup's joints — while still having plenty of square feet for fun.
What are the benefits of indoor dog parks?
Two top pros of indoor dog parks: These enclosed off-leash areas keep your pet from running away, and they're great for getting exercise in poor weather.
Recall training is tough work for any pet — and some breeds of dog have a genetic predisposition to roam. It isn't safe for your pup to run off into the wilderness (or throughout the neighborhood) unattended… but we all know that off-leash time can be great enrichment and allow for natural behaviors like sniffing. That's an important part of your dog's daily care. The solution? Secure areas! Indoor dog parks are one way to provide your dog with an opportunity to stretch their legs without causing you any worry that they'll escape or get in harm's way like they might at outdoor parks. Smaller square feet makes it easier to catch them when it's time to go home.
Indoor parks are also a great option for pet parents who live in an area that's prone to inclement weather or experiences dramatic seasons, like harsh winters or unbearably humid summers. These off-leash spots are climate-controlled environments regardless of what's happening outside — making it possible to fulfill and tire your pup out in a safe way even on the days you'd rather stay cozied up out of the wind, sun, rain, or snow! That's something outdoor dog parks can't offer.
How do I know if an indoor dog park works for my dog?
Many pet parents looking for indoor dog park options have dogs that are not good with voice control yet. We understand! You can filter Sniffspot dog parks by things like size to make sure you have enough square feet to play; amenities to check features you want for your activity like provided toys, agility or playground equipment, drinking water, fountains, self-wash stations, and additional services; as well as nearby distractions. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, the privacy of an indoor space will work well for you. Some indoor listings also have outdoor play spaces attached, too, for the best of both worlds.
You can also browse on a map by park location to find a fun park in or near your city to make travel convenient.
We recommend reading reviews and reaching out to the host ahead of time with any questions!
Will there be other dogs at the Sniffspot indoor dog park at the same time as me?
No, there will not. Your rental is private, not a public dog park! You will have your reserved Sniffspot all to yourself: a safe environment just for you and your furry friend to enjoy.
Sniffspot only allows one booking at a time. Any host dogs are required to be kept away from the spot during visits. We also enforce 30 minute time buffers between bookings to make sure you don't run into any surprises.
How can I find an indoor park for dogs near me?
You can browse all of our indoor parks up above to find the perfect comfortable environment to visit with your four-legged friend.
What are the requirements to bring my dog to a Sniffspot indoor facility?
We require that all dogs have basic vaccinations or equivalent titers. It's a good idea to keep your pet's vaccination records up to date. We do not permit private dog park use by pregnant dogs or pets with a bite history — and we require that pet parent guests sign our waiver and agree to follow our safety rules before bringing their furry friend to a Sniffspot dog park, such as staying within the designated indoor area.
Each park location also has their own set of rules that guests need to follow, such as limiting excessive barking and otherwise ensuring respectful canine behavior.
How much do Sniffspot indoor dog parks cost?
Each indoor dog park location sets their own price, so you can check the price on the specific Sniffspot park location listing. Most are between $5 - $15 per dog per hour. Some hosts offer monthly membership options and other discounts for their dog parks. Others allow pet parents to host special events and might charge extra for parties.