Why rent private indoor dog parks in Livingston, New Jersey?
Designed for private play
Rentable by the hour
Off leash options
Very large and/or fully fenced options
$5 - $15 per dog per hour
How do Livingston's private indoor dog parks work?
Private rentals by the hour
Our hosts are locals that are renting their yards and private land to dog owners
Trust and safety first
Spots are designed for safety and both hosts and guests are reviewed after each visit
No other dogs during your visits
Only you and your dogs are allowed to enter a spot during the time you've booked it
Reactive dogs welcome
Many of the spots we list are designed with sensitive dogs in mind
Many of our dog parks have the option to access member-only benefits with a fixed monthly price
What people say about indoor dog parks around Livingston, New Jersey
We had a great time. Entering was easy. The instructions were very clear. The place is clean and swell maintained.
This was my first time using Sniff Spot. I wanted to introduce my nervous dog to my friend’s puppy in a neutral location. I was raining so we were very glad we chose this indoor location. They ran around and chased toys… but probably aren’t friends just yet. Puppies have a lot more energy than dogs. Ha!
What a great spot in the middle of the city. Super fun for our Maddie to run around. The space was kept very clean and they have treats, toys and water bowls all for your use. Would 100% recommend and will be back for another play time. Thanks Muddy paws.
Such a great space a resource in the middle of Manhattan! Will be booking again often. Love supporting such a great cause at the same time.
Setting an appointment, accessing the play area was super easy. Lennon loved being able to run around off leash and the amenities are spotless. I will definitely be back and can’t recommend the zoomie room at Muddy Paws enough!
Great indoor spot - plenty of room to run and play games with your dog and very secure, with multiple doors between the play area and the street. Note that the lock pad is electronic - I’m a Luddite who spent a couple minutes looking for the old school key pad, but it’s quite obvious when you realize it’s electronic.
This a a great spot for Brooklyn! You have the use of the first floor of the home as well as the backyard. Great seating areas. Enough room for my two large pups to play. Lawrence was very welcoming. Would definitely book it again.
Lawrence has such a great setup. It was a hot day, but the area was shaded and very comfortable (recommend the hammock!). Plenty of space for my girl Fran to get some energy out. For dogs that need to really run, it's probably too small. But tug o war then a nap? Absolutely. Fran is a fan!
Beautiful yard that had a very secure fence. There was even chicken wire in between the bottom of the deck and the ground which I really appreciated. Lots of grass for my hound to sniff around in. There was a bowl for water and a good mix of sun and shade. We will definitely be back!
Great backyard to run around and play in. Owner is hospitable and asked if I needed anything. Garbage can is located at side of house near garage and hose with water bowls were already in back.
Great spot, lots of green space and very secure. It was perfect for my dog to run around and get energy out.
My dogs had a great time playing fetch in Farva’s backyard. Yard is pristine and the fencing is very secure with no gaps. Property is in a nice quiet neighborhood with mature trees.
Awesome spot! Our pups loved the space and we will definitely be back!
A few good to knows for potential dog owners:
- The area is large with small trails behind a completely fenced in area with both chicken wire and a wooden fence. This can be hard to see in the pictures but the fence is very secure without gaps.
- Great mix of both sunny and shady areas.
- Great mix of terrain (grass, small hills, rocky areas) which our dogs loved.
- bring chairs for humans to sit on. 😃
- there is a hose and small dog bowls provided by the owner (thank you!!) 😃
- entry gate is easily accessible from the driveway.
- you can see the driveway/parking area from the space.
This fenced yard was awesome for our two pups! They had a blast running around. Farva was super responsive and brought us an extra toy during our visit. The lawn was beautiful and full, and the fence was very secure. We would definitely visit again.
Very large, nice yard! It was easy to access and they even left water out for us. This is not a reflection of the space, but we could hear, not see, a dog barking nearby (neighbors) so my reactive dog was a bit on edge - just wanted to make a note in case you have easily triggered dogs. However, the dogs were safe in the space and got a quick zoom in! Thank you!
This was our first time using Sniffspot, and we couldn’t be happier! The space was great for our dogs. The hosts left out water, a small treat, and toys which was great. There were some very small gaps in one part of the fence which were not a concern for our 50lb bullies but may be an issue for much smaller dogs. We will definitely be back!
Big yard! The dogs loved running around. The host was wonderful and left us water and a treat for each dog.
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Super thankful Stephanie at the Pet Friendly Dog Bakery opened up her space before & after hours just for us nervous, reactive doggos! Doors were locked and we never once got nervous! We rented the space for 30 minutes and added on the Indoor Treat Enrichment extra with Saint Rocco's Treats for the ultimate sniffari experience! There's ice cream & private barkday party extras too!
Having the option to go inside to the air conditioning (& heat in the winter!), then outside to the pool, then inside and then outside again was his favorite! The private shopping experience after was mine! I didn't have to struggle with the leash or anxiety myself as I was browsing which was amazing!
If you're in the Philly area you have to try it out!
We had a great time! We added on the enrichment package which was perfect as Harper is currently working on scent work at home and with her trainer so it was nice to have an unfamiliar place to work on this. We will definitely be back!
Amazing, clean, indoor / outdoor space for my solo reactive pup. Alfie got to explore the whole space safely at his own pace. There are kiddie pools, a splash pad, plenty to climb on and play with and having a bakery upstairs could not be more convenient for a surprise take away. It was so exciting our pup has been sleeping it off all afternoon.
Loved the outdoor and indoor play option! It was also nice to be able to shop there with my dog reactive dog while having the place to ourselves. Something we wouldn’t normally be able to do.
What other types of private dog parks are available?
Dog water parks
Many hosts have added water features like pools and/or are nearby lakes or rivers.
While public dog parks have a number of safety issues, such as aggressive dogs, disease transmission and general cleanliness, Sniffspot dog parks are much safer than public dog parks. 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 park users so you can find the perfect safe place for you and your dog. 93% of reviews on Sniffspot visits are 5 stars. Since indoor dog parks are completely enclosed, this adds another level of safety for your pup.
How do I know if an indoor dog park works for my dog?
Start by applying basic filters, such as distractions, to find a dog park that works for your furry friends. If your dog doesn't respond to owner commands, indoor dog parks are a good choice due to their fully enclosed nature. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our indoor dog park sites where there are no dogs audible or visible nearby. You can see any park amenities provided, including a park bench, water for dogs or water features such as kiddie pool or water hose. If your dog loves water, you can go to a park with water features, but if they don't love water, you can avoid them. We also recommend reading reviews to check for park maintenance issues and reaching out to the host with any questions. And lastly, of course, check park hours. Many of our parks are open from dawn until dusk.
What are the requirements to bring my dog to a Sniffspot park?
We require that all dogs have basic vaccinations or equivalent titers. We do not allow dogs with a bite history. We require that owners sign our waiver and agree to follow our safety rules. We also require that pet owners follow safety protocols around water features.
Will there be other dogs at the Sniffspot park at the same time as me?
No. We only allow one booking at a time and any host dogs are required to be kept away from the area during visits. So when you book a Sniffspot park you have the entire place to yourself and your dog-owning friends if you invite them. We also enforce 30 min time buffers between bookings so you will not run into other park patrons when coming or leaving.
Can I have an event or party at an indoor dog park?
If you are planning an amazing indoor dog park party, each Sniffspot park has their own rules regarding special events. Many parks allow doggie birthday parties, training, water parties and other event types. Event organizers need to be responsible for their guests and event organizers should coordinate with the host regarding their fun party. Make sure the park has amenities you need for your party, such as a park with lots of picnic tables with park benches.