Super nice host, super clean and welcoming property, super fun time for the dogs! We felt safe with just letting the dogs be dogs - fence secure, agility equipment in great shape and pool clean and heated! Don’t think twice about your fur kid(s) enjoying McHenry Sniffspot!
This is the best Sniffspot you’ll find! Beautiful 3 acres, with a lot of space for the dogs to run. They have a full agility equipment set displayed at the end of the property, which our dogs loved! We were lucky to have a sunny afternoon so our pups could enjoy a swim in the pool. Ryan’s wife baked homemade treats for our dogs, they have available bug spray/first aid kit, poop bags, dog toys, and lot of seating/shady areas. 100% recommend!
This is a best-in-class SniffSpot!! Ryan and family are wonderful and could not have been more welcoming. The property is well maintained, clean and loaded with amenities… including a personalized welcome sign and homemade dog treats. You simply cannot beat this hospitality!
We also appreciate the thoroughness of vaccine record checking knowing that our dogs will be in a safe space.
We had a wonderful visit and WILL be regular visitors here!
McHenry Sniff Spot is well maintained and full of activities to keep dogs entertained.
Our dogs had a blast running the beautiful park like three acres! The agility course was an excellent activity to keep our dogs stimulated and moving. The pool was crystal clear and warm on a cool fall day. Such a great place to treat our boys to a day with the freedom to PLAY!
Ryan and his wife are excellent hosts. Home made treats were waiting for our boys, along with clean towels. A clean bathroom for us to use along with WIFI. Great lounging areas for us to sit and enjoy watching our three beloved boys play, play, and play.
We highly recommend MSS to anyone looking to treat their dog(s) to one of the best days of their furry little lives! Our three boys had the best time! We are looking forward to visiting again!
Great spot and hosts! They have everything you could ever need for your pup and for the humans. Toys, towels, life jackets, water bottles and bathroom. We will definitely be visiting again!
This is a great spot for dogs! Ryan was very communicative throughout the booking and check in process. The whole area is very clean and fun. Our dog Sable loved the pool and agility course. The yard is very private, we will definitely be back and recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to take their pup for a getaway
Perfect place to play and swim with your dogs!! Excellent hosts, very helpful and even made freshly baked treats for the dogs. We will definitely be back!!
This place is awesome! My son brought us here with our two pups and his one.. He had already been here before and thought it would perfect for all of us….. It was perfect! We loved it so much we came back the next week! If your pup likes to run, play and learn something new with their agility equipment and pool this place is a must!
Great spot for my dog reactive rescue! The entire property is fenced in and well maintained, the pool was clean and perfect for my dog to build her confidence in the water, and (most importantly) the owners are very friendly, welcoming, and accommodating. They even had a table set up with treats, dog toys, sunscreen, first aid supplies, and a little chalkboard with my dog's name on it! I'll be coming back and will make a point to check out the agility course!
Such a nice property with so many fun things for the furbabies. Pool, agility, treats, toys, water, towels..you name it! Ryan has it covered. The best host. We will be back!!!
Super hospitable, so much space for the dogs to run their little hearts out, and such a great pool! We love this place so much and can't wait to visit again! Thanks, Ryan!!
Willow had such a great time! The premises are so clean and welcoming. The had towels, toys, treats and water for your pet! Ryan even provides bottled water and a bathroom for the humans. We will definitely be back.
Dear Mr Ryan,
Thank you so much for welcoming us to McHenry Sniffspot. We had one of the best times ever. My sister, Topanga, swam in the pool and couldn't believe how clean, warm and fun it was. I, Lucy, roamed around the three acres, played on the agility equipment and ran with my little sister when she was done swimming. We really liked the fact that it was so securely fenced so that we didn't have to worry about getting lost. We also appreciate that we didn't step in any poop because the yard was so clean. Our mom told us you also require vaccine records before anyone can visit. I really like that because we didn't have to worry about getting sick either!! I hope our mom and dad let us come again soon. We will recommend this awesome place to all of our friends because they will have an amazing time like we did. Oh, and thank you so much for the homemade treats. We loved them!!! See you again soon!
Your new friends,
Lucy & Topanga
Best sniff spot around!
We’re absolutely in love with this place. Our babies had such a great time and it made our hearts happy to see them having fun. It’s our new favorite place where we can all have fun together! That means so much. ❤️
BEAUTIFUL spot, super friendly hosts, and lots to do for the pups. We can't wait to come back!
The best Sniffspot! It’s definitely worth the drive if you live far away (I live about an hour away). The yard is amazing with so many activities provided- agility course, pool, toys, etc. Ryan is the nicest host who is personable and accommodating. This was my second time there and will definitely be back again!
Simply perfect! We really enjoyed our time here and are already planning a return trip. The yard is gorgeous and the pool was refreshing and clean. They truly have everything you might need and then some. The hosts answer all your questions and were so hospitable. For a family with a reactive dog and limited options, this private oasis was heaven!!
Thanks Ryan! Great as always!!! Your yard is doggy heaven 🤩
Very nice pool and yard. They thought of anything we would need plus the dogs had a great time. We will come back again.
Amazing set up! From a welcome sign to a wether report! Agility gear Was very impressive and very well placed! The pool was nice and clean and perfect for the dogs! Not to mention water for the dogs and people and use of a bathroom and changing area if needed for the humans. The family was very generous and kind and so easy to work with!!
Easy to find location. Super friendly, great set up. We loved using the agility equipment and pool. I love that they provide treats, toys and life jackets for our dog. Tucker had so much fun. We will definitely be booking again soon!
This was our first time here and we had a great time! Spacious, clean, well-equipped, and a very friendly host! I loved the special amenities- sunscreen, homemade healthy dog treats, brand new agility equipment, pool toys, and everything was very clean. Great place! Try it- you’ll love it!
This place is absolute MUST! One of the dogs is a big swimmer and the other is not, they both had a blast here!! The hosts were super kind and accommodating even with the possible storm rolling in. We liked it so much we booked for the following weekend!
What a FANTASTIC place and such wonderful hosts!!!! We brought our Cockapoo, Lorenzo, for his birthday to play in the pool and get some exercise in with the agility obstacle course.
We were welcomed by Ryan who gave us a warm welcome along with a tour of the amenities. Everything was clean and orderly. Ryan made us feel welcome with a welcome sign that had our names and some useful facts about the weather conditions the day of our visit 🙌🏽. They had a table at the entrance ready with a first aid kit, some homemade dog snacks for Lorenzo, lots of toys, and even some personal care items for the humans. Saying that they went above and beyond is an understatement. This was first class hosting at its best!
We will definitely be returning to let Lorenzo play in a safe place with so much to do. We are so happy to have found this spot…don’t think twice if you’re considering a visit.
Another excellent visit at Ryan’s! Can’t wait to be back.
We had the best time of our life here at McHenry Sniffspot! We booked 2 hours and didn’t even realise how fast the time went by with all the swimming, running and agility my boys did. This place is absolutely stunning. They had all accommodations you ever need for the dogs and humans!
Thank you so much for hosting us and giving us the opportunity to enjoy your yard!
Such a cool place to just chill with your dog. My pitbull is reactive due to his excitement and tends to bark at new people but ryan was very kind in understanding that and gave us space when we needed to. Will definitely be going back!!
Such a cool spot! Really quiet, amazing amenities, and really good communication from the host! We loved it ☺️
Is this heaven? Cota had the best time here! She loved the huge space, homemade treats, agility equipment, the pool and so much more! It’s a beautiful place to enjoy some extra running and playing! We will be back very soon! Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us.
This is the spot. Absolutely the best sniffspot I’ve booked ever. Ryan is so friendly and accommodating and has a fantastic set up here. Lots of variety in fun from the pool to the large yard perfect for walking around to the agility equipment. And there are great little touches, like ice cream for the pups, homemade dog treats, if you would want or need it, It’s here. You can tell a lot of care and thought went into the whole Experience. We’re already talking about when we’ll come back.
This was our first Sniffspot experience and it couldn't have been better! Ryan is the best host - he was so nice, generous and gracious. The property is incredible - unbelievably clean, well-maintained and absolutely full of amazing activities and amenities for the doggos. Never mind the vastness of the lawn! Our GSP had so much running and swimming. Even our little pug did multiple laps around the property. They loved it so much they immediately fell asleep as soon as we got in the car. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!
Our dogs had the best time! Ryan was extremely helpful and informative leading up to the visit, and he and his wife gave us a very good run-down on the space when we arrived.
His fenced-in yard was enormous and our dogs had a blast running around. The yard was extremely well maintained and spacious. It was truly expansive, and very well-manicured (and no poops!).
We also used Ryan’s pool, which was great! He had a variety of life jackets available, which was really helpful (even though the ones we brought worked well enough). The stairs on the end were easy for our dogs to maneuver.
We also really liked the agility set up! Our dogs have been doing agility for a while and we were able to practice some drills by the weave poles, tunnels, jumps, plus an A-frame, ring and teeter. Truly impressive, and especially for a backyard agility setup — as good as an indoor dog facility.
Ryan has a ton of seating available for humans and has so many amenities. He has a gazebo, covered grill, indoor bathroom for guests, covered recliner rocking chairs, fire pit, and more that we are not remembering to write here.
We’re definitely planning to come back!
Awesome place - the pool is great - very good size and all size life jackets for dogs. Toys, water, treats, huge place to run, do agility or simply enjoy being in the middle of grass & trees. Great retreat out of the city! Beautiful place and they have thought of everything for dog guests and their humans.
We had SO much fun here! Secure, clean and full of sweet and thoughtful touches. The owners definitely have put in the effort to make the experience great for the dogs (and humans) that come visit. I’ll definitely be back!
Ryan’s Sniffspot was amazing! He was kind and accommodating and our pups loved every minute of it. It’s securely fenced, the pool was clean and warm, and the wide open space was incredible for a pair of city dogs. We can’t wait to be back.
Mamba and I had a fantastic time! Ryan was so welcoming from the moment we got there with homemade treats and doggie ice cream! The yard is beautiful and well kept and the hosts have every little detail covered (from water for both you and your dog, to treats, to toys, to towels and life vests for the pool, and so much more). If you want a space with so many different options of things to do for your dog, this is the place to go…it really is a dog paradise!
Yard was so beautiful, well kept and tired my dog out before his hour was up, we enjoyed ourselves plenty !! We will definitely be coming back
Ryan was a great host. We communicated before arrival. Gave great information! Morning of it was raining, he was flexible and adjusted the time to avoid rain!
At the end, Ryan even brought the dogs ice cream! Can't wait to return!
It’s a dogs paradise. I was struck by the attention to detail the host pays to make sure you have everything you could ever need.
The pool is the perfect size, not to big or too small, the yard is massive and beautifully maintained. Tons of enrichment activities are throughout. My dogs had the best time and can’t wait to visit again!
Awesome experience! Great little touches that matter such as signage for parking, treats for pups and water for us! All on top of a terrific yard and warm pool to swim! A must visit for anyone who wants happy and tired doggies! Thanks
Ryan was very accommodating!! He made sure we and the pups were comfortable in the heat, just an absolute splendid host! The amount of space was wonderful for us to do heel training and recalls! He has life jackets for all sizes and we were able to find one perfectly sized for our girl! It was a fabulous day with the family! We WILL be back! Thanks Ryan!!
We had a great time! Lots of space to run and play. We loved playing in the pool, it was clean and so well kept. Ryan is very accommodating and has everything you need. We will be visiting often!
We had the BEST time! Ryan was an amazing host. The yard is clean, beautiful and filled with toys/activities. Plenty of room to run and then also just chill. We will absolutely be back!! Thank you so much for sharing your slice of heaven with us!
We had the best afternoon in Ryan’s sniffspot yard! Not only is it beautiful, but the layout makes perfect sense for people and dogs! The fence held in our big dogs without a problem, and even our five pound chihuahua couldn’t slip out. Ryan is an amazing host — the most accommodating and kind we’ve had the pleasure of meeting — and we were glad to have a chance to chat with him.
I can’t recommend this sniffspot enough and am excited for our next trip there!
We had a great time and will definitely come back! Best Sniffspot around!
Peaceful, fun and adventurous visit! Ryan is such a great host.
Ryan is a wonderful host and his property is everything that you would expect it to be. We will definitely be back!
My dog Hank and I had an amazing time exploring the HUGE yard, trying to swim, and just playing.
The hosts have thought of every thing and really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.
We’ll be back!
Ryan’s space was so much fun! My pups really enjoyed the pool and the huge backyard and agility course. He had the cutest personalized welcome sign for us, offered my pups some ice cream and had life jackets and toys handy. I will definitely be back!
Such a great place for your pup to play and take a swim. Property was very clean and Ryan was super friendly. This place has agility course and pool as well as toys. Def coming back!
Ryan and his wife are awesome! This was my first sniff spot experience and it was perfect. My dog finally had all the room to run and enjoyed himself so much. We’ll definitely be back!
I couldn’t say enough good things about this place! It’s absolutely amazing from the agility course, HUGE yard and the pool! Our three dogs had a blast and we will for sure be back!
Had a great time with my puppy Max.
Ryan was the perfect host. He made us feel very welcomed. Max got to run full speed playing ball and enjoy swimming. The agility course was nice also.
This was perfect as my pup is still socializing.
We will definitely be back!
Thank you Ryan for providing a fun and safe place!
Ryan is fantastic! He took the time to show us around his property and had such wonderful accommodations for us. My pup loved playing and walking along the property. He wasn't interested in swimming but he loved his time at Ryan's place!
My husband, four year old son, and dog Cassius had a wonderful time at Ryans location. The place is perfect for dogs to get the sense of freedom to explore without having to worry about encounters with other dogs. We have been wanting to try to take our lab swimming in a safe environment and are grateful for this opportunity. The pool temperature was perfect and very clean. While our dog did not try the agility set up, it was cool to see and something we would like to try the next time. The hosts were very gracious and welcoming. Absolutely recommend this experience.
Amazing space! Ryan was fantastic and the girls loved the space. So many fun things for them to do and explore. We will definitely be back!
Everything was wonderful! Nothing I could write here would do it justice. Ryan was very communicative prior to our visit. When we got there he gave us an overview of everything. He had everything we possibly could have needed. Both of our dogs had a blast! They are both 110lb great danes and the xl life vests fit them perfectly, with plenty of room to expand more for a larger dog. The yard was clean and well maintained. After swimming our dogs loved running through the large yard.
We will definitely be back.
Ryan was so nice and communicative. This place was amazing, clean and huge! Our two small dogs felt comfortable and safe and had so much fun. Thanks Ryan!
Ryan gave us a warm welcome and showed us around. We had a lovely visit. We dipped in the pool in between walks around the spacious yard and finished off with a snack on the patio. We will be back!
Ryan's house was perfect he was very accommodating my dog loved the pool. Everything was very well kept clean, neat, organized, I will definitely be booking future visits.
Beautiful spot for the pups. Very clean and safe. Owners are very kind and accommodating. The swim was perfect after training and playing. My pup was a tired pup. Looking forward to visiting again.
Absolutely five stars! If I could I would give it 10 stars. I couldn’t ask for a better place or better host. Ryan is so accommodating and an Angel of a person. My dog was able to run around freely and safely for the first time in over 4 years. The smile on my dogs face was absolutely priceless. I cannot express the gratitude for this little slice of dog heaven. Thanks again Ryan for opening your heart and your place to us.
We loved our visit! Ryan has been super communicative since we made the reservation and he also met with us at the beginning to show us around. Our dogs were a bit scared with the pool as it was their first time, but still had some fun there. They loved exploring and running around the huge yard. We definitely plan to visit again!
We had an amazing time at this Sniffspot! Ryan was super friendly and accommodating, he always made sure we had everything we needed to have a great time. The space is so beautiful and the big open field was the perfect place for my dogs to get their energy out. Once they were tired, we enjoying relaxing by the pool and admiring their garden. This Sniffspot has every amenity you could need! Ryan is clearly a dog lover and created the perfect spot for dogs. It’s worth a drive from Chicago. We will definitely be back!
Ryan’s place is absolutely perfect! We were greeted when we got there and Ryan gave us a tour of all the amenities. Our pups loved being able to swim and we loved that lifejackets are provided for the pups. There were treats, water, and lots of toys for the pups to play with. Ryan’s yard is huge and we loved running around playing fetch. There were even lawn games! The pool is extra clean and the perfect size and depth! We will definitely be back!