Convenient, safe, clean location. Just the right amount of room to run and sniff!
We love this spot. It's fairly close to home, and the dogs just love the entire space. Easy to drive in, off load and on load dogs. Always seems super clean.
Love this place!
Great amount of space for my pup to chase her ball and run around. No high grass or foxtails.
There were quite a lot of gopher holes but nothing that created any issues with her running or me walking.
The one thing that would make me hesitate in returning was the amount of dog poop I found in the Sniffspot area. Some of it was fresh and others were old. I ended up picking it up as I found it. The owner of the spot has dog waste bags throughout the area as well as a dog pooper scooper and two garbage cans. There isn't any reason why fellow visitors are unable to pick up after their dog.
Directions were easy to follow.
Perfect for our crew during this heat
As always, our dogs love it!
Easy to find, lots of space to run. Not much shade if its warm out. My dogs had a blast
This is our favorite Sniffspot!
Hot is was, but Nancy has a little doggie pool that can cool water-inclined dogs down. Always a good visit.
Very secure with lots of farm animal scents on the breeze. There are bowls and a water spigot as well-wonderful space.
There was someone in the spot with their dogs when I got there who also told me they didn't clean up their dogs poop. Otherwise it was a great spot, mostly clean and my dogs had a great time running around.
Perfect spot for my three dogs to run around!
Spacious, safe and clean area for our dog to run. Easy to get to with the directions provided.
Great spot. Clean and is a large space. Has some shaded areas and chairs. The only thing is that there are so many gopher holes.
Still the most perfect and safe place for my dogs.
Huge open space with beautiful views. Stocked with tennis balls, water & poop bags for the dogs plus chairs for humans. Both sunny and shady areas to choose from.
Clear instructions on how to get there and swift communication from the owner when I had a question.
Highly recommend this spot for a dog that wants to get out and run free!
Was a lot of fun! There are some smaller holes from I believe gophers so watch out for that if playing fetch!
The perfect spot for my dog-reactive dog! And a great spot for 1st-time Sniffspotters. The space was big enough to roam but not too big to feel overwhelming for a dog who is not used to the pleasures of roaming offleash. Scotty had such a good time that he barely noticed the one distant bark we heard while there and seemed almost ready to start herding the cattle he saw several fields over. Thank you, Nancy, for giving us this safe space to enjoy!
Nancy’s place is great! Very secure fencing, even for smaller pups, lots of running space and shade for resting!
Great visit, per usual. Grounds were clean and available upon arrival.
Great place and cooler weather - perfect sniff spot! Our shepherdeds loved it.
Great space, our shepherd Shane loved it. Easy access/parking and lots of room to roam around. Several areas to sit/hangout and water available too. Look forward to coming back.....
Easy to access, gate is open you just drive in and close behind you. Safe and secure even for my little 7 pounder. My dogs really enjoyed this spot!
Wow, what an amazing time! This was our first SniffSpot ever, and my gosh, I wish we had found out about this long before our first visit. My dog absolutely loved the space and whose favorite form of enrichment is smelling, had a field day smelling all the smells and holes. The property was large, extremely secure and had a shaded spot. We will definitely be making weekly trips to Pepper Road! Thank you so much for opening up your home and land to us dog owners with reactive dogs! You’re a life saver
We had a great time here. Lots of room for the dog to run around and check things out. Nice peaceful pastoral views surrounding. A nice shady spot under a big old tree. Fresh water available and lots of poop bag opportunities available. The only part that slightly worried me were the gopher holes. The dog loved them though! He loves gophers. This was our first Sniff Spot! Nice private feeling location!!
Great as always
Had a great time!
Beautiful location but would recommend to go earlier or later in the day in the summer because it does get hot and there’s not a ton of shade except under the one big tree. It has great fencing and I would have no worries bringing an escape artist here or teacup sized dog. Bowls are pretty clean and there is a hose available. My dogs LOVE all of the space to run. Oh also lot’s of gophers if your dog likes to sniff them out they will be entertained for hours.
Amazing spot !! the perfect space for pups to roam ! we brought snacks and sat down at the table too :)
Great spot, very open and the ground was clean.
Our dogs (and we as well) totally love this Sniffspot. It's close to home, it's always clean, easy to get in and out of and large enough that our 80 pound dogs can run to their heart's content. Thanks, Nancy, for providing a great and safe spot for our dogs.
Our husky loves this big yard! She much to sniff, so much room to run around, and the occasional cow sighting is always entertaining. Love this spot and keep coming back to it!
Our pups absolutely loved all the smells and running around in the large field
Always my fave sniff spot! Dogs love it, we all love it! Always clean, grasses are short, there’s water for the dogs and poop bags hanging on the fences…. Thank you!
My two dogs love to romp and play. I it is good to have such a safe, clean and large open spot to call our own.
This Sniffspot is well maintained. It’s a drive for us but worth because nothing closer to home compares.
This was our first time trying the app and it was a great place to try it out. It was chill, securely fenced, and had everything we needed. Thank you for letting us visit.
This is the perfect spot for our Shepard to run. It's fully fenced and safe and has plenty of space for our dog to get her energy out.
Our German shepherd, husky mix one year loved this place. After a good hour of sniffing, exploring, digging, playing with her toys, and running she came back a happy dog!
We will keep returning since it is so close to our house and easy to find.
Very secure, private, well kept place for my dogs. I was worried about tall grasses and potential tick/ foxtail hazards but the area had none of that! Fresh water, shade, and the perfect amount of space.
our pup loved this spot!
Visited all the way from San Mateo County and unfamiliar with the area so appreciated the clear and easy directions for getting to the Sniffspot premises.
I really liked that the host state precaution in directions to make sure dogs stay inside the gate and respectful of neighbor’s property.
As for Mr. Sawyer, he’d been stressed out due to appointments and change in environment the night before so my hope for him at Pepper Play Rd was to decompress. He took in all the smells of the countryside and safely got his wiggles out (zoomies) all over the property. Hope to be back soon so he can live his LGD dreams again!
The owner of this special Spot, is diligently doing all possible to keep this space user friendly & hand-pulling grasses so we can still enjoy thrmw running around her Spot allows. Go soon!
Nancy was very responsive! The spot was great! The only reason I gave a four was because I had a very little puppy who had just had a fox tail removed a week earlier and in the shady area along the perimeter of the property there were a few. Otherwise, plenty of room to run and roam!
Nova loved this spot! There is plenty of grassy area to run around and play with the toys provided, not to mention the puppy tv in the form of about a dozen cows who came closer to say hi :)
What a great find! It’s a wonderful easy way to let the dog run around. We had a great time and will certainly be coming back!
It’s hard to imagine this spot is only $10 an hour. It’s so well maintained and the water spigot is a great bonus. Not only for dog water, but to rinse off dirty toys before you leave!
Great park, safe and fun!
Rory loved running around here! Will definitely come back
Such a great sniffspot! Each time I come I am amazed on how much space there is for my dogs to run.
One of the nicer kept areas.
I loved it here!!!
We had a great time at Pepper Rd Park - both dogs loved it! Plenty of space to sniff and run around, the field was mowed (no fox tails), and the surrounding area was peaceful and dog free. We brought some toys and water but there is also water there and plenty of doggie bags along the fence if you need them. A great spot and so much fun for both dogs!
What a lovely spot! Very well-maintained, our 2 dogs had a great time!
Easier to get to/find than I feared it would be from the directions. The spot was safe (secure fence) and had plenty of space for us to park a few cars and have a puppy reunion for the dogs in our pup's litter. There were a few steel bowls for water and a working spigot and a bucket of balls was available. There were also a few bag dispensers and a trash can set out to help ensure pick up was easy.
There isn't really any shade, which was not a problem; just a heads up for people if you're looking for something on a hot sunny day. We were blessed with a cool overcast one, fortunately.
It was a very spacious area with lots of things for Lumi to sniff and discover. It was also nice that they provided a seating area with a table, dog bed, and running water. There are some foxtail patches in certain spots so be careful!
We always love visiting this spot! Thank you for keeping it so nicely mowed & tick free!!! Awesome.
This spot was great for my two dogs! It was nicely maintained and anything that could have been touched me harmful with fenced off. A few things to know-the balls that are provided are super dirty and I ended up to season my own why any dogs that have used those prior, I didn't see any water available for the dogs, there were a couple areas of taller grass that maybe a little nervous that there would be tics there, and I felt that the instructions on how to get there and also where to park we're not as clear as they could have been. Otherwise a fairly positive experience!
Great spot. Lots of room for fetch. My
lab had fun!
Best Sniff Spot ever! Always so clean and pasture is always mowed down, no fox tails, there are garbage cans, and along the fence line there are hanging containers with poop bags, and there are bowls and water….
We loved this SniffSpot! More room than my pup knew what to do with. We put the other address in our GPS and it got us right to the gate. We will be weekly (or more!) visitors to this spot!
Best Sniffspot I’ve been to. Clean, well kept up, just great.
Love this space!!! So grateful to have this available!! Noticed just two things to be aware of: new fencing on the west side of the field. If you have a small dog, some spots of the bottom of the wire fencing had been broken and a small dog could possibly slither thru. Looks fine because of the grass covering some of it, just fyi. And, YAY!! the field was recently mowed!!! Lovely!! However, lots of left over foxtails flat on the ground and growing at the edges, if that is an issue for your dog. Now with a table and chairs out near the shed in the field - very nice!!!!
As always, totally love this space. Safe, open, plenty of room for our Pointer to run in safety!!!
Nancy was very accommodating to my reactive dog! The field was in great condition, securely fenced, and the seating area was an added bonus! My doggy and her buddy absolutely enjoyed themselves!! :)
We love this space! Our big dogs can run to their heart's content, and we don't have to worry about them getting into something that isn't good for them. Always a pleasure to go there!
We made our final visit to Pepper Road as GiGi is transitioning to the Rainbow Bridge tomorrow. She had a wonderful time.
This is really the best spot around. Lots of space, securely fenced and well taken care of. It's a trek for me to come from Santa Rosa, but totally worth it and we'll be going more regularly.
usually our favorite place but the last three times we've gone there have been people outside with off leash dogs. this visit there were two off leash dogs one of which seemed like a puppy with no recall. and another dog within the fenced front yard very close to the sniffspot area with a little dog barking constantly.
I use sniffspot to have a space to play without worrying about other dogs so it's unfortunate that this spot seems to have nearby loose dogs every time we go now. hard to enjoy the spot when my dog is so stressed out about the nearby off leash dogs who could easily run up to the fence
Freshly mowed, super clean and gorgeous- the pups and I were in Heaven ♥️🐶🐶♥️
Very secure spot! I had no worries about my dog getting out. Also there were no other dogs in sight which was great for my reactive dog. Lots of space to run and chase a ball, she was very happy! We went in late morning and there were two small shady spots which were great for resting in between fetch sessions. Might be more shade later in the day.
This spot is so user-friendly. Poop bags on the grear fencing, good water supply. Go with layers & a beanie, as it can be windy. Go with a snack for yourself as there are places to sit & enjoy the setting while your dogs play.
Space is very nice
Great place! Thank you!
We are absolutely in love with this place! Our pup loves it and so does my wife and I! We can’t walk for the weekends so we can come back!!
So much fun. Highly recommend
Pepper Park is our favorite Sniff Spot to date. Nancy keeps the field very well kept and safe for dogs and humans. There are poop bags, toys, water and cones flagging holes or spots to stay away from. Our puppy boxer loves it and there are lots of sniffs for him with room to run, training and play. Nancy has been very accommodating in various ways with us as well. The fence is solid and it is in a beautiful setting. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing your property to allow us to exercise our dog in a safe and beautiful yard. Book early as these spots fill up on the weekends!
Great place! Fully and securely fenced. Entire area was freshly mowed and full of wonderful smells blowing in from
Nearby livestock. Nice area of shade with a huge pine tree. A great place to train or play.
Always our favorite
Great spot with level ground which is amazing for my tennis ball loving dog! They can run without worry of holes. Freshly mowed grass and a beautiful setting.
We had a great time. It was nice and clean with a very secure fenced area. We will be back!
Great place, beautiful scenery and conveniently located near the freeway.
Plenty of room to run, clean, nice and private, instructions are detailed and easy to follow! Amenities were appreciated and as a fun bonus, the view of the cows on the other side of the fence was a nice treat for our pup! Can’t wait to book our next visit!
It was easy to find and had easy access. My pup loved it.
Always a great time here!
Another great day here! Thank you Nancy for having us. :-) we were super late due to unforeseen traffic circumstances and she was super kind enough to allow us a little extra time before the next guest arrived to accommodate us. Thanks again!
Can’t say enough how I love this spot! Always have a great time with the dogs, the pasture is always mowed down, they have water bowls and around the perimeter they have poop bags, garbage cans, seating and dog cots…. Love it!
Another great play session at Pepper Rd Play Park! Love coming here so much and my dog has a great time burning off his wild shepherd energy! This time around there was a cat close by in the field that got my dogs attention but it did not try to come close to the gate. There were children playing and yelling by the fence (the house’s backyard) which didn’t bother my dog at all luckily as he is not human reactive but just something to be aware of as there are children who live in the neighboring house next to the field that share the same fencing that could be bothersome for some nervous pups when they are at play :-) but nonetheless such an amazing experience!
This is my favorite Sniffspot, nicely tended, superior fencing, well supplied with poop bags, water bowls & such a lovely setting. We will be back.
We loved it so much we came back the next day! Seriously, the best place to take your pup ever! I will say that this time around, whoever came previously before us did not clean up after their furry ones too well- there were about 3 spots with dog droppings. Even though we did encounter this, I will not be taking a star off because this is not the property owner’s fault what’s so ever! I think it’s so important that we all do our part and clean up after our dogs and messes not only to keep Nancy’s place in prime condition but for the next guests as well and so on… there are plenty of bags provided and trash cans so there should be no excuses for other folks! We are renting the spot after all… it’s the least we can do to keep enjoying the clean space. Thanks again!
First time coming to this location and I was blown away! So easy to find and my pup had a great time! You can tell the location is very well taken care of/maintained. The grass was recently mowed and clean. No fox tails or noticeable holes that can cause injury for the pups. Fencing was secure and high, which made me feel safe letting my boy run free. Trash cans and dog bags provided, and also water which was nice! Really enjoyed our time here and we will be coming back for sure! Thank you!
Dogs loved it. Loved the easy access for our truck. Plenty of space for the dogs to run.
Great place! Will definitely be back. The fencing is nice and study/high in all places. I like the doggy bags hung around the fence line in case you forget them. We had an amazing time.
Great spot!!! Quiet and spacious! My dogs love it and I bring them there at least once, to twice a week!!
Pepper Lane is our favorite spot!!!
Always love coming here!
Absolutely gorgeous idyllic setting in Petaluma, surrounded by farmland as far as you could see. The directions were clear and the park was easy to find. Although the property is right by the main road, it is a secluded country road with very few cars, and the fence seemed very secure. My two reactive dogs had tons of space to run, roam, and sniff: they had such a ball they were zonked for a solid day and a half. Host thoughtfully provided poo bags, balls, and fresh water for the dogs, and a couple of nice shady spots to rest. I am so grateful for this place, and will hopefully be back soon.
The dogs love Pepper Rd. Play Park! It’s so quiet on the way home and all evening!
Always a great time!
My dog loves it!
Nice open spot- my pup really enjoyed being able to run around and sniff off-leash!
Super open field with perfect amount of shade!
Great spot. Very clean
Couldn’t actually make it do to a last minute situation. The host was great about it. Obviously was our fault so no need for a refund but she was very understanding and said we where welcome back. Thanks for being great!
One of the brilliant qualities of this Sniffspot is the owner is always ahead of things. Spring time means foxtails grow, but Nancy is keeping grasses growth managed by mowing. It's a pleasure to enjoy this space without fear of later vet visits. Thank you Nancy.
Great site. Dogs loved it. Wish I brought a jacket it was a little cold and windy
Big grassy area, very well fenced. Looks like the grass had just been cut so nice and short for finding balls etc… No negatives for this place. It was great!
My dog loves it and that’s all that matters!
Clean, has water, shade options, simple ways to be responsible to clean up after your dog. loved it
Out of the 3 sniff spots we went to, this has by far been our favorite. You can tell they really want you to have a great time….I swear there’s 100 tennis balls. We will be regulars!
Private, large and secure. Only saw cows (maybe 10ft from one side of fence) and neighbors pulling into garage. Pretty basic space but the features listed above made it everything we needed for our pup to have a good time.
I’ve been neglect in my ratings. This is a great spot for me to meet with my trainer and work with my malamute puppies.
The fencing is totally husky proof :) wonderful lil spot, did see a barn cat but it kept its distance from the spot.
Love, Love, Love this sniff spot! Always clean and area is kept mowed down, very accommodating! Thank you!
Love it here. Great, clean space for our pup to run. We have so much fun and she leaves exhausted!
Really loved getting to play with our dog in their yard. The grass was green and it was fairly dry. There are holes (which I think is to be expected), they have bowls for water and fresh water. There are chair set out if you want a break. The only thing we wished for was a place to put the doggy poop bags when she went to the bathroom. We took hers with us and found a trash can in town but access to one there would be great. We definitely plan on returning! Thank you!!
Love coming here. This is THE Sniffspot! Thank you Nancy, for keeping it nice!
Another fabulous day for Loki! He was so excited and ran for the first 10 minutes, after our cruise around the perimeter. Then some ball playing, pointing at birds, locating some people on the road talking (and Loki NOT barking!!! win!!) and then some training. All together an excellent day. For Loki, in training to show him the world is not frightening, this is a perfect place for him to experience all the distractions - wind, animals, smells, people - and see they will not hurt him. He even engaged his brain :)
Field was medium length green grass and dirt, not too muddy. Water available to wash off shoes if necessary. Fencing is secure and tall. Plenty of room for dog and human to have a great time. We will be back!!
Great place. Our dogs love it
One of our dogs cannot go to a conventional dog park so this is ideal
I can't wait to visit again!!
Great spot, my go-to! Always well kept and well equipped. My dane had so much fun with all of his buddies!
The dogs had a fantastic experience running and sniffing everything. The space was exactly as described. So good to have a safe space to run.
Great space, secure fencing. My dog had a BLAST chasing tennis balls.
Clean space with a beautiful view. Fully fenced in. Mowed lawned And a great outlet for my dog to get his energy out
Our pups had a lot of fun at this SniffSpot! It was completely fenced with no gaps. The yard was clean, large and grassy. It wasn’t very muddy but some spots were a bit slippery.
I also really loved the views of Petaluma farmland from here.
Best sniffspot we've visited! Huge area, solid fence, not muddy. Included shady areas, multiple benches and chairs, and raised beds for the dogs. Very quiet. There are cows across the road but they were very far away. We felt pretty isolated the whole time. Host was really accommodating of my reactive doggo - mentioned it to their neighbor so they'd keep their dogs inside. We had a blast!
Great open space that is fenced in to run your dog who needs to burn energy in a safe and closed in environment. Easy access and available cots and toys for dogs to enjoy and their owners.
Easy access , well maintained
Beautiful spot, clean and welcoming!
Fantastic spot! Fully fenced and secure for our three large breed dogs. They had so much fun!
awesome and very secure space for the dogs to run! we all had a blast.
We loved it here, will be back soon!!
Large area, reliable fence all the way around, short grass. The dogs loved it!
My Hazel always loves coming. Being a reactive dog, we can never let her off leash. At the Sniff Spot, she can run to her hearts content and come home a tired pup.
Amazing- clean with a beautiful view. Directions to get in were easy to follow. It’s been raining like crazy and my dog was less muddy than when I take him for a walk on leash at Helen putnam
Our first visit with 5 month old lab puppy. Nice space to run around.
This is such a lovely spot to visit with dogs. Clean, well fenced, and lots of room to run! Thank you!
Great, safe, clean place to let the dogs frolic!
Great place to play fetch and let you dog run of leash.
This is my third visit and we really enjoy going there. It's clean, wide open & easy to access. We'll keep coming back.
We always love bringing our dog to the Pepper Rd play park. We have a reactive pup and there’s no other place she can run and be off leash. I love how secure and well taken care of it is.
Great location! My reactive dog was a little freaked out at times by the cows but had a safe and fun time. We'll be returning for sure! Love the greenery.
Max had a blast & loved so much space to run off leash!
It was a great experience & we’ll definitely be back. I’m so happy to have found Nancy & Sniffspot!
Our first visit, we were super happy to find this place to let our pups run around and get their energy out. Plenty of space to do it.
This is a great, fully fenced area that our dogs love to run around. Plenty of places to hide if you play hide and seek with your pups.
This spot was excellent, just like last time! so well-kept, clean, spacious. our dog loved it.
Great as always. Getting tough to find available times!
My pup loves coming here! Always a great time no concerns
Our dog had a blast! We loved how quiet it was
Audio loves how the well maintained ground cover feels on his toe beans!
This is our favorite sniff spot. Our dog loves it!
Solid fencing with great height for big dogs. Spacious with lots of chairs and doggie platforms.
Nice area...very clean..
This was our first time ever using Sniffspot and our two Jack Russell Terriers had a blast! A huge amount of space to run around and a nice big tree to sit under for shade. We would definitely visit here again in the future.
Another great visit to Pepper Road. Having private time with your dog/s means you can play with your dog, let them explore, take a few minutes to read, take in the lovely setting all in a beautifully fenced, secure, clean spot! We'll be back. Thanks, Nancy, for keeping up the care!
Really clean. Great fence. Very easy to access. Our pups absolutely loved it!
It is a great space. Fully fenced and clean and our Border Collie loved it
Another great visit. We are in a severe drought and no one is allowed use thousands of gallons daily simply to keep grass alive. So don’t be surprised and don’t complain to Sniffspot that the ground is hard. Fencing is great. Very clean facility.
This is by far our fave sniff spot! Always clean, mowed down, no foxtails or anything unsafe for our dogs… they have extra tennis balls, poop bags attached to the fences, and water bowls to fill from their faucet…❤️
Very secure fence, tons of space for the pups to run, and fresh water! Thank you!
We just love coming to the Pepper Road Lay Park. My dog, who is reactive and can’t be off leash just gets to run and run! Occasionally, we bring pup friends. They have a ball!
First time encountering kids playing right by the fence.
Great place to let your dog off leash
Great location, clean and well fenced
My dogs were so happy, and so tired at the end of 45 minutes. They have toys, a huge yard, and plenty of water. I only had 3 dogs, but the people before us had about 20+ dogs. I will definitely go here again. It is only a dirt field, no grass, but that is understandable considering the water situation.
Another great play date at Pepper Rd! This is the only place I can let my dog run and it sure wears her out!
Nancy makes sure that the field is ready for use. The improved fencing makes this a very desirable place! We're back tomorrow.
Wow. This was my first Sniffspot experience and I couldn’t be more happy with my experience at Pepper Play Park. The gate was very secure, the grasses were well maintained (brown, because it never rains, but short), there are poop bags provided if you need them, clean water bowls of various sizes with a source, and there was more than ample space for the cattle dog to wear himself out. I can’t wait to return for future visits with Audio and some of his pup friends.
Big thank you to the hosts for providing such a great spot for our furballs.
Hadn’t gotten a chance to bring the pups for a while… and it’s just as wonderful as I remembered!!! Of course it’s not green anymore but it is clean and wide open and wonderful. We brought five of our best-est friends and had a glorious time 🤩♥️🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶♥️
Great spot complete with a nice shade tree for relaxing after enjoying some fetch!!
This is our favorite sniff spot!
A wonderful outdoor space for my pup to play. Plenty of room for my dog to run around with a friend and get some much needed exercise.
First time here. Lots of room to run! Our dogs loved it. They’ll sleep well tonight! love the idea of a dog park to ourselves.
Another great visit to this space. It provides a much needed spot for training for our dog and he just loves the running he's allowed to do also. Love that the field is recently mowed. With new fencing in several places!!! And, the gophers provided so much entertainment for Loki!! :) My only suggestion is to trim up the new foxtails that are just starting, mainly around the edges of the shed in the middle. Other than that, everything is fabulous. Appreciate the chairs and the bench by the shed for the shade :) Thank you so much for offering this space. We will be back!!!!
Great spot for dogs
our dogs love this spot!
This spot was all purported to be. Tired our high energy Rottweiler out in 30 minutes. My older dogs loved the novelty of a new space.
Such an awesome spot we come here weekly now and our pups love it every time!
Great place to let the dogs run around. We were so relieved the grass is very short so I wasn’t worrying about foxtails the entire time now that it’s summer. One addition that would make it a perfect place is a table to go with the chairs, as we would love to bring lunch out there next time. We look forward to visiting again.
Great as usual. Clean and breezy on a summer afternoon.
This is such a great spot to spend time with your dog/s. I brought my late lunch, sat on a bench and my dog & I relaxed, enjoyed the surroundings and the sun. We'll be back.
I’m just so happy that there is a place I can run my pup. She’s reactive, so it’s hard to let her play with other dogs. This sniff spot is super fun and safe for my girl! It’s always so clean and well taken care of.
Large and super clean space! My fur babies loved it. We will be back🍃
This is a great spot! Dogs loved running the open space. Water readily available. Easy to offload dogs as you drive right into the area, shut the gate and then turn the pups loose!
Big enough for my 100lb sweet monster, no poop.
This is a wonderful place to bring my dogs. There are benches for humans to sit, water for the dogs, and bags for collecting dog waste (although I always bring my own).
love this spot! fully fenced. lots of room to walk and play.
Great huge open field my pups loved running around .Was exactly how it was described. Looking forward to our next visit.
This is an awesome spot. Watch your footing, there are a lot of gopher holes, which are to be expected of course. It's really the best Sniffspot around.be prepared with coats & hats when the wind picks up. Be prepared & you'll enjoy your visit more.
A wonderful spot for pups to play! The large fenced space coupled with available water dishes, dog beds and tennis balls makes for a great and safe outing with your furry friend! We will definitely be back!
Great spot for our high anxiety girl and working on her counter-conditioning to anything moving. If you have a dog with similar tendencies, this is a great spot, and it provides plenty of space to work with!
always our favorite spot
Nice clean and quiet place.
Wonderful spot and easily accessed.
nice spot— clean, easy, mowed with water available. pup loved it!
Amazing place to go. My dogs loved it. They had so much fun and we were able to relax in the country side.
Very nice, clean, well-fenced, safe. My dogs really enjoyed it.
We loved this Pepper Rd Play Park! What a perfect place to let the dogs run around. It was so easy to get to, and pure heaven for the dogs to sniff and play fetch. We cant wait to go back!
This spot was very nice; large and clean and easy to find. It’s very convenient to be able to park your car inside the gate. My dogs had a lovely time.
However, at the end of our fun, I realized that there were very tiny corkscrew shaped stickers in the grass. Not fox tails. These are super tiny. The grass was cut nice and short, so that was great. But it took me a few hours hours to remove all the stickers from my dog’s paws. I had to shave her feet and pull all of the stickers out from in between her toes. You just couldn’t see that they were in the grass.
I just picked the wrong season to bring a very furry dog here. She did have a fabulous time,
though! We will be back, but at a different time of year :)
This place is awesome. Large open field, fully fenced in and well kept. We will definitely be back!
This spot was fantastic, my dogs and I loved it. It is a huge stop with a well maintained fence; I had no issues what so ever. Can’t wait to go back.
This was Oso’s first sniffspot so I wasnt sure what to expect, but it was great! The fencing was totally secure. I had no concerns that Oso would get out. A previous guest had missed 2 poop pick-ups but both way off to the side near the fence so it did not affect our visit at all. The signage and parking instructions were clear. The ground was a bit uneven in places with some small holes, so if your dog has sensitive joints, be aware of the potential for them to step in a hole while running around. We will definitely be back!!!
This was our first time using SniffSpot and I am very impressed. The lawn has just been mowed, the fence was in great condition and everything inside had been puppy proofed. I will return again! My dog loved going and the instructions on how to arrive and park were great!!
Again, another fabulous time with our dog being to safely run free on the fenced property 🐾🙂🐾. We are so appreciative of this opportunity. We see the results of our ongoing training with a safe test ground.
The only drawback is the need to clean up from the possible multi-dog dog walker that has a regular time if you should book the slot right after. We were aware of that previous time slot, as it is listed as a heads up, so we were prepared and followed the instructions to walk the field and check. We found four. 😟. Having the field well mowed made it much easier tho!! Thank you for that!
Look forward to returning for another visit. Thank you for offering the field’s use.
This was a FABULOUS spot for my shy 11 month old Border Collie to quietly acclimate to a new environment. No animals, no people, and the occasional cars/trucks on the road were far enough away so they weren’t a problem.
Clean, mowed, private, perfect. Thank you!
Owner is very attentive to the beautiful environment she has created. Today, she mowed to leave a safe & manicured meadow.
We really enjoy the sniff spot. It gives us a great safe place to work with training our German Shepherd puppy !
Fully fenced in, spacious and well maintained!
Great fenced-in spot to either throw a ball or work on training (aka recall, etc.) for 1+ pooches. Was impressed by the available poop bags, sanitizer, trash bag, tennis balls, etc. Thanks Nancy!
Nice mowed grass field, mostly flat. I brought a jump for agility practice. Pull into the field and close the gate behind you.
Amazing place big fully fenced in my dog absolutely loved it will be back.
I was sooo happy with todays visit. the place is perfect to have your pups run around at. It was clean and huge! I’m so excited to come back!
This spot was not only gorgeous but completely safe to let your dogs roam and run free! The space was clean and well kept! Definitely would recommend to anyone with dogs who love to run and play!
another good visit in general. This time the neighbors dogs were at the one border fence corner, and both my dog and their two small dogss raced the fence line over and over, and sniffed through the fence. Due to speed, it was difficult to stop my dog, took couple mins.
great as usual!
We’ve been here before and love it! A great safe, fenced area for the dogs to run, easy to get to and ADA accessible for a motorized wheelchair! We’ll be back!
Easy to get to, completely secure and just a great addition to the town of Petaluma!
Great spot for play
This place was awesome! Our dogs loved it! Well manicured with places to sit and watch your dogs. Everything you need is there including hand sanitizer!
Great space, easy to find, clean. There were dog cots, poop bags, chairs, and benches. If you have wobbly ankles like me, you may want to wear ankle braces because the ground is pretty lumpy and unstable. My dog loved it. Nancy, the host, is helpful and kind.
This is a GREAT place where I can take my reactive German Shepherd, and let her run off leash. She loves it.
Wonderful and convenient!
It backs onto a busy road, in case you’re concerned about your dog seeing cars or bicycles. Excellently maintained space, and poop bags are everywhere in case you forget to bring one.
excellent spot for the pups!
Our dogs loved Nancy’s property! Very clean and posted instructions were helpful too.
Can’t wait to tell our dog family friends! Returning for sure!
5-star space, large enough for a long game of fetch. It is along the road, which is not a problem, just FYI if your dog is a car chaser like mine.
I drive an hour to this place . It is that good ! My dog loves it !! So spacious and clean . Can’t wait to go back !
Great spot! Spacious grassy area for your dog to run around and have a blast! Will definitely be booking again!
Wide open space with lots room to roam. Easy in and out. The pups LOVE it!!!
Great, large fenced area! Our 3 dogs loved it!
Great spot! Large area to run my puppy after work. Will book again ❤️
A great outing for my 2 dogs! Lots of smells and lots of space to run and chase.
Only suggestion I'd make is - fill in all the pot holes. I noticed they did stumble several times while running.
Will definitely be back though.
The "spot" is really easy to spot! Right off the road, with parking inside the completely fenced area, making it feel like your own space for the hour long visit. Water bowls provided, a shaded area, seating for both humans and dogs. Truly wide space that your dog can get up a run and enjoy the safe artifacts in the field. I can see us coming back over and again. Thank you Nancy for keeping it cut and so enjoyable.
We visit often. Space is tidy, appreciate the prior group’s clean up, and just right size for our two, sometimes three, dogs to run and fetch. Happy to have it.
Beautiful open pasture with water, beds, balls, and chairs! Great spot :).
This is a special spot. Our dog loved it and so did we. There are poop bags -- which we haven't seen before at other sniffspots. While we had our own, it was a super nice touch! Even though it's surrounded by farms -- other animals were far away and not distracting. The owners put a lot of thought into how dog people would use the space!
This space is great. We’ve been here twice now. Very big for just one dog. He had way too much fun and ended up sleeping the rest of the day.
Very clean lots of running space my dogs loved it!
Very tidy space. Appreciate it.
I have been looking for safe spots to take my two tiny (5 and 12 pound) dogs forever...it's a challenge in a big dog world. This spot was recommended by someone in one of my online dog groups...WOW...so wonderful. I could let them sniff and just hang out for an hour without fear of other dogs or coyotes. I was concerned that one side of the fencing would allow for my 5 pounder to escape through...but we walked the perimeter and while he probably could fit his head through the openings, he wasn't interested...this was only on one side. Just noting that for any toy breed owners. It's a big area, securely fenced and clean. We didn't see any people, though you can hear them. Beautiful views, well maintained. There are some gopher holes (I think they gopher) in some areas, so I would be careful about zoomies. We will definitely be back. This is a perfect place for me to practice recall with my young dog. Thank you.
Easy to book. Great arrival instructions. Mimi enjoyed sniffing (so much to sniff), the fully fenced open space, playing Frisbee and how safe and relaxed she felt. As a matter of fact, Mimi loved it so much we booked it again for the next day!
Wow, a dream come true ! I was daydreaming one day about how great it would be if someone who had farmland would let my dog run free on their land occasionally . This place is that dream. I came across this app and this spot is just a gift . So great . I can’t say enough good things . Will be coming here a few times a month . This is an hour drive from where I live but so worth it . I’m stunned . Thank you so much for providing this land and giving me the opportunity to use it !!
Great sniffspot. Lots of open space and things to explore. Pup had the best time.
Beautiful scenery and dogs loved sniffing around. Would def consider bringing a good book/coffee next time to zen out while they play.
A beautiful space to relax and let you dog play at the same time! We’ll be back!
Lovely huge field for our pups to run around in. Clean and well secured. A couple bicycles went by while we were there so just something to be aware of if you have a bicycle-reactive dog like ours.
Thank you for sharing your field! We had a wonderful time!
Great spot for romping or lounging for the people and dogs!
Easy to find, quiet, great size for a lab to run and play.
Our favorite spot!
A great place to let your dog run a and play. Good fences and nicely groomed spot.
Always an easy spot to play in! So much to sniff (:
This is my third time at this Sniffspot. It’s the perfect place for my dogs to run and play - fully fenced and safe. I’m also training my younger dog - a big puppy - in recall and long down stay.
We will definitely return again and again!
It was a great yard and perfect for our lab to burn off some energy. He loved sniffing everything and being able to run.
LOVED IT!!!!! Sunny day after a rainy day - and was concerned how muddy it would be: IT WAS NOT! A little wet dirt, but nothing to blink at! The space is large, well fenced, and supplied with a trash can for the puppy waste, a couple of chairs, and ROOM TO RUN! We have a Pointer who is expert at that. He's new to us, so we weren't sure about recall. We did a little training and he passed with flying colors. This is a great spot. Well set up. Premise was clean, no left over doggy waste, hoses if you want water, altho we brought our own). In summer, bring a shade cover tho...there is none, except the 3 sided shed where the garbage can is. Perfect space for our boy to run like the wind.
Fabulous as always! Don’t miss this great sniff spot!
Quinn had an amazing morning running and sniffing at this fun Pepper Road spot.
This is a spectacular SniffSpot! Beautiful, spacious, easy to find and use! Nancy is very responsive to messages and it was a perfect place for our fearful dog. Would recommend to anyone!
Great visit as always
Easy to find with clear signage. The pup had a great time stretching his legs, running at full tilt, and finding ALL the tennis balls! There was a raccoon who peeked out from the fenced brush pile.
Love this place!
So beautiful and convenient!
always great. Grass is green again after a hot summer. #1 spot!
Great space. Safe and fun for my dog.
Good visit as usual!
My dogs love it here. It’s a nice change of pace from our (very small) backyard. The mental stimulation they get from endlessly sniffing + the physical exercise they get from sprinting round and round is such great enrichment for them. I’d like to make this spot a weekly field trip for our little family. ☺️ Nancy has included nice touches like poop bag dispensers throughout the property, elevated dog beds in a shaded area, a water hose and bowls, and scattered toys throughout. Grateful to have found this spot.
p.s. I like to do what I call a “Poop Perimeter Patrol” when I arrive. It can be hard to have eyes on your dog for the full hour (especially if you have more than one dog), and I personally have a sneaky pooper. When I arrive, I grab a few bags and walk around the perimeter of the area, picking up poops as I go. Yesterday I picked up 11 poops, and only 2 were from my own dogs. 😉 It’s a nice gesture to the guests arriving after you to ensure the space is poop-free, and it helps keep Nancy’s beautiful property clean and safe! 💕🐾
SO convenient, so pretty and a lot a room to run around!
Good safe area for the dogs to run.
This was my first time, and it was great! I invited my daughter who brought her 3 month old lab Frank along my 6 year old grandson and I had my 7 year old Ridgeback/lab Harry. They had a great time! It was so perfect to have the puppy able to socialize in a safe and secure place with Harry who loves to run and smell everything. We will be back regularly - thank you for a great spot!
Large field. Very well fenced.
This place was great for my pup to run around with his friends! So many areas to sniff and play! Water and balls were also available for use! We will be back.
Another great visit. It’s a life saver to be able to visit here
After a lot of dry weather, the field is getting softer which is great. There are gopher holes but so far hasn’t been an issue for the dogs.
This was the perfect spot for our reactive dog to get exercise with minimal distraction. Big open space, clean, well stocked. We will be back, thank you!
Always such an amazing an experience. Beautiful space, fresh air, super clean!
Great place! My dogs had a blast running around the entire time we were there.
Hachi loved the play area. Very roomy and fun. He came back exhausted and slept in the car all the way home
My 2 dogs had a great experience! They were able to romp around freely and safely. There are a few chairs for humans to sit, just bring a towel to brush them off before sitting (it is winter in the country, so some wet chairs with a bit of dirt is to be expected).
The area is easy to access.
The only minor potential drawback is that there is a circular area that is filled with what looks like brush and branches. It is securely fenced off so dogs can’t get in. It’s a small issue because it blocks the view of my dogs when they’re on the other side of it, so I can’t see if my dogs squats. I am a responsible human, and I always do my best to pick up after them.
I just walked around to see if they left any waste.
My fur babies and I will definitely return. It was such a joy to see them having so much fun! I felt comfortable because the entire area is securely fenced such that even my little dog could stay safe and enjoy the space.
Always a Joy!
We had a great time! Good directions and easy access for cars and pets. First time our 7 month old lab could be free of leash, run full out and play with her Golden Retriever cousin. Good time had by all. Thank you. We’ll be back. (Greatly appreciate the portapotty for the humans.)
This is a great spot to train your dog without distractions, or just to let them run and play. The location is conveniently located close to Petaluma, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. It's a great place for dogs and their humans to play.
Always a treat!!!
Great space, fully enclosed, our pups love coming here.
This was the first time I arrived during my scheduled time and there were other people and multiple dogs there. I was a few min late and still had to wait about 5 min for the three cars and multiple dogs to clear out. All the while, my dog was having a meltdown in the car because she was so excited and couldn’t figure out why she had to wait. There were also about 4 or 5 poops that my dog found during our stay. That’s very unusual for this spot. Other than those two things, we had fun.
This is a nice location with lots of room to run. A lot of effort has been made to make the site great for dogs and owners. There are chairs, tennis balls, water bowls and hose - everything you need for an hour of outdoor fun with your dog. We'll be back!
Great space. Easy to find with the hosts directions. We loved it and we will definitely be back!
My baby is not use to be out in this big of place. I think she watered every inch of the field lol. I can till you i felt very safe letting her run around free. All the fences are secured. Im differently taking ellie back again.
Always a great time! Something for everyone- holes to sniff, room to run, fresh air and sunshine ☀️
It was so great having such a large spot for Piper to run around. It was such an easy place to access and they make it so convenient to park and let your dog out. I’m going to come back again and use it as a place to train my dog.
Love this spot! So much space for my dog to run around and sniff!
Another great day at the dog park!
We had a great time! This was a great experience for our Pup
Always great and quiet, we are regulars!
As always, great safe field to run on. While my dogs don't care, I hope we get some rain this winter and the grass returns!
First time here, and our dogs LOVED it! My sister is in a power wheelchair, no problem getting around... thank you again for letting us enjoy your spot, with having a service dog, we aren’t allowed to use dog parks, so this was perfect!
welcoming place, lots of play room for the dogs, very clean
Great as always!
Quinn and I had a marvelous time. I walked the perimeter and Quinn ran everywhere! Very nice spot.
We have visited this spot twice now with our puppy and we love it! He's super high energy so having all of that open space to run around, in a safe and contained area, is a huge help! He's also deaf, so traditional dog parks aren't the best for him, having space to himself really helps him feel comfortable. The area is clean and well maintained, the hosts are very friendly, and the scenery is beautiful! Highly recommend!
I love bringing my dog and his friends here! It's very open and nice for them to run while I walk around.
Great as always!
Always a great spot
Stayed until the sun went down. This is our favorite spot to run and play.
Clean, quiet, spacious and always a good time!
Great place again to throw ball and do off leash training. There were gophers and my dog is prey driven, but she was able to leave it with training.
Great safe field which is well fenced. Like everywhere in CA, it’ll be great once we get some rain to soften the ground but the dogs don’t seem to mind!
our favorite spot
Place was HUGE! Beautiful clean and so nice! Highly recommend!
A visit to Pepper Lane makes my dog’s day. She can run and sniff in safety.
I have a pup who’s cattle dog and full of energy and this was the best place to take him. I’m still working on his recall as he is a puppy, so being able to let him run wild in a fully fenced in area eased a lot of anxiety for this crazy dog mama. The location is far enough away from town that it’s quiet with pretty Petaluma views, but close enough to town that it was not hard to find. I come up from Santa Rosa just so I can have a private play area for my pup, and I plan on coninuting my visits.
Friendly host, great spot for our pup to explore off leash.
Secure and safe for my anxious dog.
A great spot for the dogs and humans to stretch their legs!
Our dogs love this place. Clean and well maintained and huge space for great price. We will be back!!!
we had a blast as always!
Park was fully enclosed, safe for dogs, had accessible clean water, and provided some fun toys for the dogs. Thank you for having us!
My McNab border collie lab mix was ecstatic to have a fenced in ranch/farm environment to run circles herding invisible sheep. He was tail wagging happy to sniff a hundred gopher holes and mark his territory in such a wide, safe fenced in space. Thanks!
5 stars as always. we love coming here and my boy got to see some cows 🐄
Maya loves coming to Nancy's Sniff Spot!! It's the best one in Sonoma County! Thank you so much
What a great spot! My dog was shy at first but his confidence grew the longer we were there. So nice to have a place where I can safely exercise him. We’ll be back for sure! Thank you
my boy had a blast
Lots of fun! So nice to enjoy clearer air and let the kids off leash!
Always a pleasure. Khaos, my dog, loves this place.
My dog had a great time running off leash and we will be back before too long!
Thank you so much for sharing your space Nancy! She's a great host! Lana and I were blown away, really large lot to run around and play fetch. Lana was pooped out!!
Maya and I love Nancy's spot! This time there was a bucket of tennis balls which was perfect since we forgot ours. Thanks Nancy
Great space, our pups love it
Loved the 8 a.m. slot, we ideally need a half hour, but don't mind paying for an hour.
Great open field for dogs to smell and run!
Always a great spot! Very cleanly!
Our favorite personal dog park! The girls got to finally stretch their legs off-leash, Sierra has a safe ime using her wheelchair and Momma and Bertie have the best time checking out the gopher holes! Clean and safe and TONS of space! Thanks again Nancy!
Great place to take the dogs. Huge space. Water available. Will be back!
We loved this spot! Lots of space for the dogs to stretch their legs, clear directions, bags and water bowls provided!
Another lovely romp at Pepper Road Play Park. Pups had a great time. Thank you!
We love it here!?
This was our first time using Sniff Spot, and the pups loved it. The space is huge, safe, and fully fenced. I liked the added touch of poop bags attached to the fence at random intervals. Very convenient for my "I must poop as far away from you as possible" dogs. The pups had a great time. Will come back again for sure!
As always, a wonderful place to take our dogs to run & play!
This is everything that the sniff spots should be. The field is open and is wonderful for running. It is easy to park and your car is secured in the space which is very convenient. This would be good for training there are some cows close by but not near enough to be bothersome. Nancy has water bowls out and water for the dog. My dog had so much fun and we cannot wait to go back. Thank you thank you
Another great fun visit. It’s fortunate the field is open early to avoid the midday heat.
Lovely as always
Wonderful as always, quiet and plenty of room to run!
Lots of space!
My dog and I had a great time! (sorry no pics). The space was well kept and was the right size for my dog to run as much as she'd liked. Next time will bring her toys though (forgot them) but she still had a good time and is still sleeping it off as I write this.
The perfect place for our dog to run around and explore! Thank you so much!
Great spot for dogs to run around.
Chuck it, balls, and cleaning supplies were provided. We brought our own but appreciate the thoughtfulness. Came a little late in the morning so there was plenty of sun. There were shaded areas and seating. Not sure who was more excited between Mac and myself. We had a lot of fun playing fetch in the huge space and not having to worry about other dogs. Thanks Nancy and Sniffspot, we’ll be back soon!
Took Oscar out to our favorite sniffspot and made a picnic of it. As always, great space. We also loved that the owner was so thoughtful to put a disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer out by the gate. We brought our own to wipe everything down before and after we touched anything but it was nice to know the owner also had safety in mind for everyone.
Another great visit. It’s a life saver to be able to visit here.
So happy we found this beautiful property to bring our pups! Nancy has thought of all the details to make this a dog friendly place. Extremely clean and well maintained. We will definitely be back very soon!
This a really great space for a dog to run around. My golden retriever had a fantastic time chasing his tennis balls all over. Bonuses are the shady area with chairs (shady in the am) and a water spigot for refills. I’ll definitely be returning.
Great spot. Well maintained. My dog loves it.
Great place! Plenty of room to roam and run. Its always very well maintained! Lots of poop bags and bowls of water! We love it here!
Easy to access and clean!
Charlie and Marleys favorite sniffspot!
All-time favorite. Love it!
It is always clean and I love the provided stuff such as poop bags, kiddie pool and water bowls! Great place, beautiful property!
My pups LOVED having such an open space to run and it was well maintained. There are poop bags available along the perimeter of the fence in case you forget or run out and even a chuck it if you need one. We will be back frequently!
Great experience. Found it right off Pepper Road. Met Nancy, she came to say hi and introduced herself.
Most of all my 12 year old Bebe had the best time off leash for the first time in years. No other dogs to spook her. Best day ever. Thank you. We've been looking for a long time.
Went for the first time yesterday and had a great time. It's about 1.25 acres most all of which is flat and mown. Plenty of room for some vigorous exercise. Took a picnic up and sat in the shade of a big tree. There are some supplies on the gate, in case you forgot anything, but it's best to bring everything you need. This is the dog park you can have all to yourself. Will definitely go back again soon.
This location is fabulous. Country setting with an open pasture. Nancy walked over and introduced herself. This place is a gem! Great place to socialize pups with other dogs(neutral zone). Looking forward to our next visit!
A great visiting spite of the unexpected showers which my boxer was upset by! He melts in the rain.
This is our second time at this spot and it is consistently great. The fence is safe and secure and the whole spot is very well maintained. It has plenty of interesting things to sniff and open space to run but the grass is kept short and there is no debris in the spot.
Another fun visit! Dogs had a great time.
This is the best Sniffspot in the Bay Area. We love it!
Great place to exercise the dog and to take in the natural beauty of the countryside.
Love this place for my dane pup!
Great fun place to take our dogs!
Love this property! The location is so beautiful, the dogs now know as soon as we get off the highway- they play so hard we can’t even stay the full hour. Very safe and clean too. Our favorite sniffspot!
Amazing as always! This is our favorite Sniffspot. Thanks again for everything
Lovely time, as always.
This is the third (or fourth?) time we’ve visited this Sniff Spot. Our pup loves this place! Big open space and lots of smells!
Another great visit for my dog who loves to run and play safely. The grass is so well maintained and such an incredible place to visit.
Beautiful spot! Dogs enjoyed it! There were poop bags place thoughtfully around! Just love it here. Got to meet our host Nancy super nice! Looking forward to our next visit.
This was my first visit with only one dog; we had to surrender one of our dogs; and it was very sad; an hour was far too long for GIGi, but, this is still our go-to spot. GiGi just snifffed for her brother; and I soaked up the sun and fresh cut smell of grass!
Great spot for our dogs! Very spacious, safe and easy to get to.
We all had great time. Looking forward to returning on a regular b
Took our two dogs here and they had a blast! Place is well kept and fully fenced which made it very relaxing for us to let the dogs run and wander. Looking forward to our next visit.
Amazing location for both the pups and myself! Was a beautiful peaceful getaway, and the space is huge! We cant wait to be back!
This place is great and very safe! My dogs love it
It was a beautiful day, freshly mowed Sniff Spot and we had a BLAST! I'm trying to give ten stars, but you only allow five!
Was our favorite spot before the pandemic, and still our favorite during! It’s the perfect spot to practice social distancing and we are BEYOND grateful that this Sniffspot is still open. Tango got to roam free after being cooped up for several weeks now and he is so relieved – as am I. So nice to be able to exercise my pup and get some fresh air all while being safe. Thank you so much for being a safe Sniffspot for all of us!
It was amazing! Can’t wait to go again.
Today was my German Shepherd’s 5th birthday. I brought her and her bff, Shadow, a pit/lab mix, to your Sniff Spot as Khaos’ birthday party! Both are reactive, so it was wonderful to let them roam free. It was a blast for them, as well as their humans.
Awesome, spacious and private
Great as always
Amazing location and my dog loves it!
This is our go to Sniff Spot. I bring my fold out chair and watch the dogs play! This time of year is so beautiful!!
Great sniffspot for my reactive (friendly frustrated) dog. Wide open space for my dog to run around while also being fully fenced. Easy access and parking. Host is very friendly.
We always have a good time here and I appreciate that it is still available during this time when the dogs don't have access to any off leash time. Helpful for my sanity and theirs!
My dog had a great safe time as usual!
Beautiful setting, good for the pets and owners alike!
Great as always!
We loved this spot! Perfect for training and running around!
I think I keep reviewing the same way - and we keep coming back - because it’s perfect! Your own private dog park, with beautiful surroundings, lots and lots and LOTS of room to run, holes to sniff and stare at, perfect for reactive dogs since there isn’t anyone else around.
This is doggie Disneyland. My dog was in heaven. Large area, grassy with lots of room to run. Water dishes amd everything we needed. We will be back!
Perfect spot. Completely fenced huge open area with areas of bushes and trees to make it interesting, perfect place for a dog who loves to run full speed. Our dog loved it. Thoughtfully left dog toys and balls and water bowls. We will be back for sure
We loved it! It was great being able to let our dog run and sniff unencumbered by our small yard, and unruly dogs at the dog park. What a beautiful location. Nice to sit and look at the surrounding hills while he played.
Perfect spot to throw the ball! A big field with a fence. I will definitely be returning!
We come here often, it's always lovely and my dogs have a great time.
Wow a fantastic field to run in. Great location. Well maintained. Fencing is adequate for my dogs. Quiet and safe.
Rico and I love this spot. Plenty of room to run and lots to sniff. Also allows me the opportunity to reinforce training if he decides he wants to chase and bark at cars.
I’ve been been coming to this spot since April and will continue to do so as long as the host graciously allows their space to utilIzed.
Great as always.
Great as always!
Ruby had a fabulous time running and playing. Such a great place to visit. Like nothing else!
Great as always
Great as always
This Sniffspot is amazing! We were able to let our dog run off leash and he LOVED it. Would highly recommend this location. We will definitely come back!
Great experience, as usual. Spacious and secure. My dog loves it.
This place was beyond amazing! Not only did it provide a safe place for my dog, it also gave me a place to relax and enjoy the country side. I don’t trust any dog parks out there, and this spot allowed my dog to roam free without worry of any other dog trying to attack or scare her away.
The area is very clean, with plenty of spots for shade and an area to get water. It’s extremely easy to find and is located in a beautiful scenic area. If you get a chance to meet the owner please do! She’s awesome and very friendly.
Sniffspot is new to me and I would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat. If you don’t enjoy taking your dogs to a dog park and want a place all to yourself this is the place for you!
I’m sorry I didn’t bring my camera however my Aussiedoodle had a great time. Our backyard is small and she had a blast with this property. NO STICKERS to get into her paws. I took a couple of balls to keep her running and there’s plenty of room to roam and fresh water! We will go back to this property as it is well maintained!
Great experience! The space is well maintained and a fantastic alternative to dog parks for our reactive dog. There is plenty of room for our dog to play fetch and run around and explore. There are also shady spots where he can take a break and cool down, as well as chairs for the humans. We On our first visit, the host introduced herself and gave us a bag of treats for our pup! We would highly recommend it!
This service is a lifesaver. Easy to find the location, good directions were given. The area was perfect for my dog who loves to sniff. I found a few poops that someone had left, but that’s not a reflection on the actual spot which was exactly what my dog needed: big, fenced, private.
Great as always
This is a nice, quiet 1 1/4 acre field surrounded by dairy farms. The fencing is secure. I like being able to drive in, close the gate, and let the dogs jump out of the car. This time of year (Oct.) all the grass is gone, so it is a bit dusty and dry. Lots of old gopher holes. Piles of wood and brush in the middle have a fence around it for safety. There's a rickety lean to and faucet to give dogs water, a bench, a tree, and some plastic chairs. Plenty of room to run, and wonderful smell of cows--a real treat for the dogs. Only downside is the large garbage bin filled to the top with poop bags. No one seems to have removed the waste for a very long time. We will definitely visit again!
Loved the grass my dogs ran for the entire time. Chasing th ball and sniffing
Great as always
Pepper Rd Play Park was great! Our dogs had a blast running around the large, well maintained open area. We will definitely be coming back!
Came back again, the dogs had a great time, beautiful this time of year when it's green out.
Love it as always
Great as always
I forgot to take pictures. It was a foggy morning after a wet night. The ground was not at all muddy. My dog had a great time runny, sniffing and peeing. We went to a training class afterwards and Quinn had burned off enough energy to behave like a civilized boy.
Great as always
This spot is great! Easy to find. Large so there is plenty of room for my dogs to run around! They loved all the different smells and having so much free space to run around it. We will definitely be coming back!
Great as always
Great as always
Great as always.
Another great play day at Pepper Road Play Park! Soooo much space, so many gopher holes to sniff - there is truly something for every dog to enjoy! It’s clean, no other dogs around if reactivity is an issue like it is for us - just wish we lived closer! Thanks Nancy!!! We will be back!
Best spot around.
Great as always.
We love this place thank you
Great as always
Great place to play, it’s even nicer this time of the year when the grass is growing in.
We keep coming back because it’s such a great spot for our reactive pup!
Lovely open area for my dog to run. Easy entry and parking inside the area. We were there at dusk the first time and it was really beautiful. My dog is not reactive, but just needs a big yard to run.
Kalimba has a great time as always! Loves to run and it’s safe for her.
We love this Sniff Spot!! Today we left a few Mutt Mitt poop bags because there weren't any. Thank you Nancy for keeping this Sniff Spot affordable.
Yummy treats were left with a personalized note! The area is large and fully fenced in, and parking is very easy. We have been back twice and will keep coming!
Our first time this morning. It was great, exactly what I was looking for. My dog sniffed and marked the entire yard and when he was finished he ran around a little bit. We’ll be going back next week. Also met the owner and she was very very nice.
Nicely kept grounds with NO foxtails. It’s a small area but has some features that make it interesting. I really liked the big tree and the chairs. My dog is a super escapee so I had some concerns about the ranch gate with big openings and the hole dug under the little building but probably not real problems since that small area seemed to be completely enclosed.
A great, wide open property to let your dog safely roam! Our Great Pyr Mix, Goji, loved being able to roam and explore off leash. This location is great for that! I do wish there was a “Sniffspot” sign marking the entrance to the area, that is my one small critique.
Hopefully more Sniffspots open up in the area! This is a wonderful idea for dogs who like to explore on their own terms in a safe way. Thank you for hosting!
Great Sniffspot for my reactive dog. Big open area with plenty of space for sniffing and roaming. A big tree provides plenty of shade. We brought chairs and a lunch to enjoy the afternoon. I’m so appreciative to have the opportunity to have my dog off-leash without having to worry about him. Thank you to the hosts!
This spot is great! It is large and flat with a secure fence all around. There are plenty of things to sniff and minimal distractions outside the fence. Will definitely be coming back!
What a great spot to let me dog run wild! It was easy to find, quiet, good parking and very safe for my dog. Thank you!
I visited this spot in October. Unfortunately, all the nice green grass was gone :( The spot was open and large. Our dog had plenty of room to do what he wanted.
Our dog was in heaven, and my husband and I were able to relax and enjoy being outside with her! Nice big open space, plenty of room to throw a ball with a chucker. The large tree gives great shade. There looks to be a spigot and water bucket (we saw it but didn't use it as we brought our own water and bowl), and a trash bin for dog waste. The field was clean and grassy, and there was also a folding beach chair provided, in the shade. Beautiful views of rolling hills, farms, and trees all around, so it's pleasant for people as well as dogs. The owner even left us a nice welcome note with our names and some grain-free doggy treats in a baggie, which was much appreciated!
Follow the directions sent in email, we were a bit nervous to drive into the wrong driveway but we figured it out! Enter the driveway, take the first right, and then turn right into the fenced dog area. The Sniff Spot is the fenced field closest to the main road.
We love this spot, we only have one where we live and there's a pool, so the drive to Petaluma is it for us! This place is clean, it's beautiful, I find myself mesmerized by the sky, and my dogs love to chase the trucks or cars as they pull up the road; they have so much fun here!! This was our second time, and I love to come just before the sun is setting. Great host!! My dog Bubby knew we were going here and cried THE ENTIRE way up, he was soooooooooooo excited!!! I like to bring my own poop bags, but appreciate that the hostess has bags there too! There's also a shovel, so, if you visit and see "left overs" from other visitors, please shovel the poop in to the trash cans!!! Be helpful if you can; occasionally people miss it, and in order to keep places like this available, let's be good park partners! <3 Thank you Nancy for yet another beautiful hour of romping, zoomies and gopher hunting!
This sniff spot was absolutely perfect for my pup that needed some off leash time away from the city! The location was easy to get to and marked with a Sniffspot sign. My pup loved being free and running for two hours straight without any scary distractions. Will definitely return!
Pepper Rd Play Park was perfect for our pack of three! We have a senior girl who is a bit unsteady, so we kept her on a long lead because of all of the critter holes - she still had tons of fun. The holes were the best part for our newest girl - she was very entertained! And our pittie with tons of energy? She was able to get all of those ya-ya's out - yay!
This spot is awesome our dog loved it. Lots of space, beautiful surrounding area and private. Definitely making this a weekly treat for our dog!!
My dogs LOVED this spot, it was our first time and it is a HUGE play area, great for zoomies!! There were a few balls, but I didn't see any sanitation supplies; so we didn't use them, same for the water bowls, they were there but I didn't see anything to clean them with. Next time I'll bring my own dish soap and balls. I'm over protective about sharing toys and bowls due to lepto and kennel cough.
This place is very big, and it's a field, nothing super fancy, no grass to be ruined, but there are lots of critter holes, and holes that were maybe dug by other dogs. We picked up some small dog poop too, and the customers before us didn't leave at 4 (our time was 4:30) and Nancy let me know we could go early due to it getting dark early, and no one was booked prior to us; I guess that happened later which is okay; but they should have been gone at 4 p.m. due to that half hour buffer between clients.
We were there while the sun was setting, and the golden rays of sunshine had everything glistening beautifully!! Even the big wood pile looked beautiful! This is a great spot for zoomies, ball throwing, recall training and just to let your fur babies roam free. I recommend bringing your own toys and bowls, or something to clean the bowls already there, also, bring your own chairs and snacks if you want. As I mentioned, I'm super protective of my dogs sharing toys or bowls.
I would love to share a few photos, but I don't see that option.
Also, I thought $8.00 per dog was high, only because we didn't stay the entire hour, but also the Marin Humane Society rented their park out for $10.00 per hour for up to three dogs. I'd love if there were a half hour option here.
PS We brought our own poop bags, but there are some on the fence, and there's a shovel too if needed.
Great as always. My pup got to meet some cows this time too!
As usual, a great safe time was had by my dog. It’s a well maintained grassy field. So thankful to get to visit here.
Great for reactive dogs, lots of room to run around and completely fenced in. Also the host has poop bags and tennis balls and chuck it’s for use in addition to some water bowls by the faucet. Not a note for the host but to other guests - please pick up your dog’s poop. I picked up a few poops that were not my dog’s the last time I was there.
I live in the city of San Francisco and this spot was well worth the drive - plus there's a fresh strawberry stand on the way. There's access to water (I brought my own bowl) and shade. Rico had a great time - he's not a ball chaser - he was all about sniffing, chasing birds, and just relaxing. I will definitely be coming back here again - it was totally relaxing for me as well.
This is a great spot to hang out with your dog. The field is large and it was easy to find. There’s a nice bench to sit on and watch your dog play.
Another great visit. The location is kept clean and it was safe & fun for three boxers!
PERFECT. Tons of room for much needed running:) Safe with no worrying about the one newly “dog reactive” puppy that needs to run desperately. Just can’t trust her at the dog park until training is completed and even then...worth every dime and super FUN!
Great as always!
This is a great option for those of us with dogs who aren't comfortable at a dog park, I have a chihuahua who came from a hoarding situation and is still worried about strange dogs. The space was easy to find, well marked with detailed instructions. Nancy was very welcoming and came to say a quick hello before letting us enjoy. There was plenty of room for the dogs to sniff, look for gophers and also play ball. We brought our own ball/chuck it, water/bowl, and poop bags, but if you forget Nancy has all these things available. We will definitely be back!