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๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ง ๐—ข๐—”๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ฆ โค๏ธ Limited opening โค๏ธ Come Run & Play

Lorton, Virginia
Fully Fenced
1.0 acres
5.0295 reviews
Top spot
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Hosted by Monja V.

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 type(s): Wood - non-privacy

Fencing details: 3.5' wood estate fencing with wire mesh and 6' wood privacy


Audible/visible from spot

DogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsNo

PeopleSometimes

Private entryYes


Amenities

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Dog treats

Dog toys

Rain shelter / sun shade

Trash can


Pricing
$18 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

Optional monthly membership available!

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Location

Description

๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ - we will be closed Saturday 3/25/23 to Wednesday, 3/29/23. These dates are tentative and subject to change or be extended. If you are an Oasis Member and would like to be notified of evening availability, let me know. ๐——๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก - The property is just over an ๐™–๐™˜๐™ง๐™š and a mix of lawn, flower beds, paths, and work/storage areas. Overall, it is fairly flat and dogs love to ๐™ง๐™ช๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฎ for hours at a time not to mention all the great sniffing spots. There are open areas for dogs to stretch their legs and chase each other and flowers, shade and seating for their human companion(s). There is a ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ-๐™ข๐™–๐™™๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ข in the back that depending on rainfall, may be running full or just at a trickle. It is ideal for your pup to explore and cool off in. The yard offers plenty of great ๐™ฅ๐™๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ฉ opportunities to take tons of pictures throughout the various seasons. The yard is a ๐˜พ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™›๐™ž๐™š๐™™ ๐™’๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™—๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉยฎ, we are trying to help nature where and when we can. The flower beds have been designed for local critters - birds, turtles, pollinators, etc so absolutely no killing of any bees, butterflies, spiders, turtles, snakes, birds or other wildlife you may find. If you can, take a cool pic to share - we'd love to see it. Do a photo safari. ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—  - This is a man-made stream that that typically runs in the warmer months and is initially filled with either city water or rainfall. That said, Mother Nature adds to it so we do recommend your pup have his/her ๐™‡๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ค vaccine. The stream is usually shutdown in the winter months and some water remains at the end to help support the frogs overwinter. Please do not allow digging or rough play in the stream - we want to keep it in good shape for all our guests to enjoy and avoid costly repairs. If it is important to your visit that the stream is running and at what level (full/trickle) please reach out to the Host to check its status. ๐—ช๐—˜๐—˜๐—ž๐—˜๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ & ๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ๐—ฆ - typically set for 1 hour appointments. If you are interested in a longer appointment, please reach out and we'll see if we can accommodate. ๐——๐—ข๐—š ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐— ๐—œ๐—ง - Our site is set for a 3 dog limit. If you would like to bring additional dogs, please email me. The request will be considered on a case by case basis. Note, there are some spots at the bottom of the fence a small dog (cat size) might be able to get under - they are meant for our cats. If you are bringing a small dog, let me know and we can block the openings ahead of time. ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฆ - Extras will change depending on the season and if you don't see something you might like added, let us know. ๐— ๐—˜๐— ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—œ๐—ฃ is currently full. A membership could save you $6, $24, or more per month depending on the Membership package created. Memberships can be a bit confusing so please reach out if you have any questions - we'll do our best to answer them and help find the right package for you. Please come and enjoy our private little spot.

Cleanliness

100% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.

Hazards

There are tools and workspace on one side of the yard - refer to pictures for more details.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
1.0 hour
Required advanced notice for visits
2 hours
Maximum dogs allowed
4
Is the host present?
I prefer to meet my guests on their first visits
Additional rules

Please keep your dog on his leash until you are within the fenced Sniffspot area. Double check that the gate is securely closed behind you. Since this is a Certified Wildlife Habitat - Do not pick flowers, berries, etc and leave the bees, butterflies, birds, and other critters that may visit alone - feel free to watch and photograph but let them do their thing. For your pup: - No digging - No digging/running etc in the stream - Run, sniff, explore until they are totally tired and ready for a nap. For the human: - No smoking - No alcoholic beverages - Do not go into the shed - Do not open any gate besides the pedestrian gate used to enter the Sniffspot. - Relax and enjoy watching your pup have fun, read a magazine, watch the birds and pollinators, draw/paint, take some photos, just take it easy and enjoy the day. Let me know if you see something of concern or have a question. Have fun & enjoy some special time with your pup(s)!!!!


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.

(295) Reviews

  • Katrina H., Mar 23, 2023

    Rusty had a wonderful time and was so excited to be there

  • Amanda Y., Mar 18, 2023

    We had so much fun at this SniffSpot! Definitely in our Top 3! The host, Monja, is very kind and takes the time to show you around on your first visit. She has thought of everything and is very organized & detail oriented! Our dog had the best time sniffing and playing in her SniffSpot :)

  • Tia M., Mar 16, 2023

    Every visit here is wonderful. Host Monja puts out fresh water and even a box of nice, warm scarves for chilly humans!

  • camron c., Mar 7, 2023

    My girls always have a blast here ๐Ÿค the enrichment that they get here sniffing and exploring is very unique considering how much landscaping/foliage there is! 11/10

  • Larissa B., Mar 7, 2023

    One of my favorite sniffspots! Always clean, the hosts are great, and ample amount of space.

  • Melinda D., Mar 5, 2023

    We had a wonderful time at Secret Oasis today. Our dog was in heaven playing fetch and sniffing. The property is lovely with spring flowers emerging . The hosts are very thoughtful and committed to insuring guests have a fun and safe experience. Great spot and a great day!

  • Jennie A., Mar 5, 2023

    Our dogs loved it! So much room to run and play! Thank you!

  • Cecilia B., Feb 25, 2023

    Our dog Rosa had an amazing time here! She didnโ€™t know what to do with all the free roam at first, but she soon realized she could just run and sniff and explore to her heartโ€™s content. The host greeted us kindly and showed us around for our first visit. This Sniffspot is spacious and full of opportunities to explore! The host did a great job communicating about and accommodating our reactive and anxious dogโ€™s needs throughout our interaction with her. It was incredible to see Rosa so happy and confident. This Sniffspot has it all - great host, great experience, and a wonderful yard. We will definitely be coming again. It was a great hour of play, decompression, and exploration for Rosa. Thank you!

  • Kay O., Feb 25, 2023

    Spring is peaking up in the yard early this year. My dogs love this morning sniff spot and ran nonstop today. I canโ€™t wait to see the gardens in full bloom this spring.

  • Gloria R., Feb 24, 2023

    My dog Luca had so much fun exploring everything and playing! The host was very friendly and provided lots for the pups including towels if your dog gets dirty, treats, toys, etc. I look towed to coming again maybe with a friend for Luca to play with he had a blast just us two so I can only imagine how much fun heโ€™d have with a friend especially in spring and summer ๐Ÿ’›

Meet your host

We have lived in the area for 20+ years and in Lorton for over 10. We love critters and have tried to make our yard friendly for wildlife. The yard is a Certified Wildlife Habitatยฎ, so expect there will be birds, squirrels, and pollinators to include bees. We also work with Virginia German Shepherd Rescue (VGSR) as a volunteer and a foster, so if you have any questions about VGSR, just ask. Currently, we have 5 dogs (3 mutts, 1 GSD, and 1 Foster GSD thru VGSR) and 6 cats.


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