It was perfect and everything my dog could’ve dreamed for! Definitely recommend this place!
The yard is a wonderful size with a variety of grasses/plants, nooks/corners to keep the pups’ interest. There are also toys available. The back portion of the yard wasn’t available the day we visited, but it looks wonderful for a leash walk. The host is responsive and communicative. There are a few under fence gaps of a few inches. I think a persistent very small dog might try to leave, but my dogs never noticed or made any attempt. We enjoyed our time and look forward to returning soon.
We were super impressed with Kearsten and her backyard. We arrived a little early and messaged Kearsten to see if we could go into the backyard early. She was SUPER responsive and accommodating, which was great. The backyard is massive and there are tons of fun toys to play with. This was Ollie’s first Sniffspot experience and we could tell he didn’t know what to do with himself! He has so much fun. We definitely recommend and will return!
This Sniffspot is a gem! Such a large, beautiful piece of property in a bustling city where there really aren’t too many fenced areas — let alone private places for reactive dogs— to let your dog run off leash. It was a perfect place to take my two pups, who live with me and my husband in a small apartment. It was great to let them run around in the early hours of the morning, as I watched the sunrise and sipped coffee.
CAUTION: Small Dog Owners!
My only concern is that my 13 lbs. Chihuahua mix found a hole underneath the back fence line. He was halfway-squeezed through it before I caught him. Normally, he doesn’t try to squeeze out of enclosures even if he knows he can fit! But the smells on the opposite side of the fence were really enticing to him, and he became obsessed with trying to get to the other side even after I blocked the hole with a shovel. He spent the remaining half hour of our visit trying to find another hole, so I had to keep a really close eye on him and found it much harder to relax as he continued to search for another opening. If you don’t have a small dog, then don’t worry! Other than that one small hole, the rest of the fencing seemed secure.
Other than that, this SniffSpot was gorgeous, clean, well-maintained, with plenty of seating for the humans and toys for the pups! There was even an outlet in the middle of the yard, at the table with all the toys, so that you can charge your phone if needed! Overall, this was a really wonderful spot and I am so grateful to the owner for sharing her space with us!💛
This was our first time using this app and we are so glad we did! Kearsten's yard is so beautiful and we even forgot we were in Norfolk for a bit. Very peaceful place for our dogs to get outside.
Great location! My crazy hyper dog is tired within 10 minutes of playing. He loves the huge fenced in yard, there's plenty of room to play and sniff around. Would definitely recommend, 10/10!
Beautiful back yard ! I loved this space and will be back . My dogs had so much fun stretching their legs and running . The back area with the pattern kinda mowed was their favorite and they used it like a race Track. 10/10 recommended .
This is a great spot in an area where a big open space is hard to find! Fully fence with no worries about getting out. There were tons of fun toys and a play set that we could practice agility with. Pupper loved sniffing all the cool plants!
The yard is huge! It was so nice to have it to ourselves for our dog, Beau. The only thing I’d say is to bring bug repellant. Other than that, we had a great time with our dog here!
This was our first sniff spot and it was awesome! We took our rescue to VA beach for a vacation and the beaches proved to be a little overwhelming for him so this sniff spot saved our trip and was a great way for our pup to enjoy the sunshine stress free!
This place was so great!! What a beautiful serene back yard with so much room for our dog to run around! He was finally able to just let loose and run like wild! I’d also like to mention that the location felt secluded and private which we very much appreciated with a reactive dog. There was plenty of room for parking on the street.
All together we had an amazing time and would love to come back!
Very nice spot and host is very nice!
Such a beautiful backyard for pups to run around. My dog loved it!
The yard was spacious for my three dogs. Water, toys, and a sitting area was provided. Kearston responded with a reasonable time.
My 5 month old absolutely got tuckered out within 30 minutes. Perfect for her. Thank you so much.
Such a great open place for all three of my rescue dogs to run and have fun.
Wonderful large yard for any dog that loves fetch and many smells to keep
My dog had the best time here, he loved it! We will definitely be back
This is Koa’s favorite spot and I love the ability to fully relax while playing with this very reactive pup. Kearsten’s spot is relaxing, spacious and well suited for reactive dogs and dog training sessions. We come every week now. Highly recommend 🥰
Always a great time here!
Had a great time today at the Walden farm! Took my super energetic golden boy and he loved it. The property is huge and very well kept and the vibe was just perfect. Great experience and I highly recommend for anyone without access to a yard, your pup will thank you later!
Our dogs had amazing time. We will be doing this again for sure. Very tiddy and clean backyard.
First time using a Sniffspot location. Beautiful and clean!Great communication w/ host. Will be back!
Amazing yard with lots of good areas to sniff! It was peaceful and private. There was even a basket of toys and some dog cookies on the table. Highly recommend!
Great area! My girls had a blast running around. The host is friendly and easy to communicate with.
This like my 3rd visit always a great experience.
This was a great place with many amenities for pups.
Kearsten has such a beautiful spacious yard. My dog loved it. Will definitely come here again
We returned for a second, beautiful visit. Kearsten left us a cute welcome back card on the toy table and Koa ran his face off and sunbathed on his fetch breaks. We’ll keep coming back- highly recommend!
First time using SniffSpot and will definitely do it again. The fenced yard was huge with plenty of room for the dogs to run. There’s a table with toys and other accessories which was a nice touch.
Great space, my dogs were exhausted afterwards! Thank you!!
We really enjoyed Kearsten’s beautiful yard. It was clean and safe, and had plenty of space for big dogs to run. Our boy loved running and playing at full speed. Our fearful girl wasn’t as adventurous but had lots of wonderful sniff opportunities to help release her nervous energy. We are grateful to have this new spot nearby!
This is a truly beautiful yard. It was spacious and peaceful. For our reactive pup- it was an amazing and carefree way to spend a chunk of the day enjoying the weather and wearing him out. Kearsten was communicative and welcoming. We will absolutely be back- our sweet pup is very happy and very tired! Though we didn’t do any training this time around, I think it would be a great spot for recall training as well.
I’m a dog trainer and I just found out about sniffspot 2 days ago and I’m obsessed. Our host was fantastic! The space is wonderful, so much room for the dogs to play fetch and work on long distance stays and recalls. The host sent welcoming messages and updates about the yard’s condition after it rained the day before. I brought 4 dogs with me and they had such an amazing time. I can’t wait to tell my clients about our experience. I hate dog parks and have my clients steer clear of them, so this is a fantastic place for dogs to play in a safe and secure environment. If I could give 100 stars, I would!
The Homestead was such a cool place for Onyx to run free! The owner was a great host and upon us talking, we decided to let our pups run loose together and play. I love the amenities she provides for the guests such as trash bags, dog toys, water, shady spots for guests to sit at and more! Will def be returning here! 🤍 1 acre of fun under the sun!