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Penny’s Place: a spacious Norfolk yard

Norfolk, Virginia
Fully Fenced
1.0 acres
5.073 reviews
Top spot
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Hosted by Anne M.



Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

6+ 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 - privacy

Fencing details: Single or double wide gate to enter

Audible/visible from spot


Other domestic animalsNo


Private entryYes


Dog drinking water


Dog toys

Rain shelter / sun shade

Trash can

Water - hose

$10 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit



Tune into Wavy10 on 3/29 for an exclusive interview about Penny’s Place serving pet parents in Norfolk! Hi there, thanks for checking out our yard! Here, you can be sure to find a safe and secure place to let your fur babies explore, run, or sunbathe in our nearly 1 acre fully fenced yard. You will find a basket full of orange chuck it balls along with the tool to let them fly for your dog! Our hose is always available to use when your dog needs a drink or a cool down! We aim to provide as clean of a space as possible, so we provide you with doggie bags and a trash can for your baby’s business. We are lucky to have this land in the heart of Ocean View & are happy to share it with you! Our yard is dedicated in loving memory to our fur-angel Penny


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


Our yard shares a privacy six foot fence with several neighbor dogs. There can often be barking between fences but dogs cannot obtain access to each other’s space.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Required advanced notice for visits
2 hours
Maximum dogs allowed
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

Please pick up after your pup! We provide bags and a trash can for you Please, no smoking on the premise.

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.

(73) Reviews

  • Amanda L., Mar 19, 2023

    Such wonderful and thoughtful hosts with great communication. Koa has loved returning to this spot many many times and it is a beautiful open space to explore and run!

  • Kathryn S., Mar 13, 2023

    As usual, a great time for my dogs and me. This is the most spacious place I have visited in Norfolk, and it gives my dogs and me a good workout. Thank you, Anne!

  • Neph P., Mar 9, 2023

    Beautiful spacious yard. It was clean water was provided and some toys. My dog really enjoyed the yard. I will def bring her back

  • Jordan S., Mar 4, 2023

    This was our first time using Sniffspot and our girls absolutely loved this place! The yard is well fenced, clean and they provided poop bags, water and toys for the girls to use. They Went crazy the first 30 minutes exploring , sprinting and playing tag with one another. This was fun for us and the dogs and we can’t wait to come back in the future!

  • Emily H., Feb 28, 2023

    This spot was awesome and it was our first time ever using Sniff Spot. Our 2 dogs didn’t know what to do with all that space and they absolutely loved it! If you have a barker like we do, the neighbors do have dogs that they let out during our visit but the privacy fence was perfect and it was a good chance for us to work on recall while all the barking and excitement was happening. Absolutely recommend this spot for anyone who has pups that need to run that energy out but don’t quite have the manners for a dog park.

  • Christopher K., Feb 18, 2023

    Spot was very nice, clean and had a whole lot of balls for the doggies to play with. I’ve never seen my dog run so much and so fast as she was here. My dog doesn’t get to run since she is a runner and having a nice spot for her to run with a fenced yard was so nice. Will be returning again

  • Chelsea W., Feb 18, 2023

    We love this yard! So much room for our large pit mix to run. Toys and fresh water were provided. We will be back!

    Host replied: We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time! Happy to have you return anytime

  • Sarah C., Feb 16, 2023

    The spot was clean, secure, and stocked with PLENTY of Chuck-It balls! The pups had a blast! The only downside is that it was SUPER noisy— but I am not going to take stars away from the host for something that is out of their control. The neighbor dogs, specifically, were bounding along the fence line barking nonstop for the first fifteen minutes or so. Luckily, the dogs I had with me did not care too much about the neighbor’s dogs and, for the most part, ignored them. If you have a highly reactive dog, however, you may struggle a bit more if the neighbor lets their dogs out. Eventually the neighbor came out and got the dogs, but it was VERY noisy for those first fifteen minutes (and a tree was being cut down a few houses down, as well, which added to the clamor). Again— the host has no control over these things, so I am not displeased with them or the yard itself! Overall, we had a positive experience. It’s hard to find a yard that big in Norfolk. Big thanks to the host for providing a secure, clean spot for Norfolk pups!

    Host replied: We really appreciate your honesty in this review, and are so sorry if the dogs next door caused any further anxiety towards your pup. Of course, living in the suburbs you just can’t control what happens around you and I appreciate that acknowledgement. We definitely hope to have you return and hope that it is a more quiet, peaceful experience for you.

  • Jori B., Feb 13, 2023

    This was a great experience! It was our first Sniff Spot and it did not disappoint! I am very picky about cleanliness because my pups are not quite 2 yet and still like to explore with their mouths quite a bit. The yard was totally clean and they had a great time running around! There were balls and a chuck it available (among other amenities) and it was easy to get in and out. We will definitely be visiting again!

  • Darcy W., Feb 11, 2023

    Great big yard! Our Dogs could zoom to their Hearts delight!

Meet your host

Hi there! We are Anne and Danielle, homeowners and dog owners in Norfolk VA. We welcome you and your fur baby to run their hearts out around our fully fenced, private back yard that is just about 3/4 acre. We are very new at this and always open to suggestions!

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