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PetalumaCalifornia94954US
4.934
55The host was very kind and the lake is a fantastic option for dogs in the summer! There are stickies in the fields so suggest covering your legs for the walk down to the lake.
55Great spot! Pups had a blast
55Great place to let your dog swim! Short walk from where you park with lots of wide open space. Our dog enjoyed this!
55This spot was EPIC. Gorgeous, wild with a huge lake for the dogs. The hosts were lovely and it was really easy. My dogs LOVED it- we will be back. Thanks.
45Shayla was very accommodating about timing. Her goldens were behind doors when we arrived so I wasn't concerned about my dog's leash reactivity. The area is large! My pup had a ton of space to run. It's a 5-10 min slow amble to the pond. The grove by the pond was shady, which helped in the heat. Looking through comments, I was a little worried about ticks and hitchhiker plants. They didn't turn out to be a problem for us - there were a few plants but they were easily removed afterward. Docking 1 star because at this time of year, the water had algae, and I'm not educated enough on the topic to risk letting my dog jump in. Even without the swim, though, it made for a fun morning!
55Great lake access with shade. Friendly host. Our dogs had fun!
55Our dogs had a great time exploring and swimming in the lake! The hosts were very helpful and nice, and our dogs left happy and tired!
55Beautiful place!
55Absolutely wonderful. My pup had a blast!
45What a nice property! Definitely recommended more for larger dogs as grass and brush are quite tall. The “better” entry to the pond was difficult to find so we didn’t end up going into the water. Just as the host stated, it’s definitely tick and foxtail season! Make sure to check your pup after the visit.
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The Gulch Lake

Petaluma, California
Unfenced
100 acres
4.934 reviews
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Hosted by Shayla T.

The Gulch Lake

Petaluma, California
Host avatar
Hosted by Shayla T.
4.934 reviews
Unfenced
100 acres
The Gulch Lake - Petaluma, California
The Gulch Lake - Petaluma, California
The Gulch Lake - Petaluma, California

Fencing

Enclosure

Unfenced

Fencing details: 100 acres of free space. The fencing is not dog friendly (it’s cow friendly :) )


Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsSometimes

Other peopleSometimes


Amenities

Swimming pool

Lake or pond

Field

Water - hose

Pesticide-free

Scenic view


Pricing
$22 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

Sniffpass holders get discounts on all bookings at all spots by buying monthly credits!

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Location

Petaluma, California

Description

The ultimate dog escape! A dreamy lake surrounded by rolling hills! Your dogs can experience wild foul, fish and cattle or spend their time time swimming away at the lake! There is a picnic table for your stuff and a great combination of sun and shade surrounding the lake! Please note, It is a little a walk to get down to our lake and the lake does not have any fencing. There are also cows that roam in the same field. The cows are harmless, but all fences must be shut while going in and out of the field. Our house is the only house on the right side of the road. Please do not stop/disturb the first houses on the left side of the driveway. Keep coming down our driveway and park near the light blue green house on the right.

Cleanliness

96% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.

Hazards

This spot has a water feature, make sure to review these guidelines for visiting spots with water before visiting: https://help.sniffspot.com/article/167-how-to-keep-your-dog-safe-around-pools-and-water

Extras

Barn access$20

Access to a very large barn for a flat area to play

Bathing package$20

You dog get muddy down at the lake? We can provide towels, dog shampoo, and a place to clean them up before you head home!

Doggy daycare$50

Hang out at the ranch for the whole day! Your dog will experience a walk down to our lake, lots of play time with our golden retrievers, and a nap in our home! *dogs must get along with other dogs *please send us a message if you’re interested in boarding services!

Extras

Barn access$20

Access to a very large barn for a flat area to play


Bathing package$20

You dog get muddy down at the lake? We can provide towels, dog shampoo, and a place to clean them up before you head home!


Doggy daycare$50

Hang out at the ranch for the whole day! Your dog will experience a walk down to our lake, lots of play time with our golden retrievers, and a nap in our home! *dogs must get along with other dogs *please send us a message if you’re interested in boarding services!


Farm fresh eggs$8

One dozen farm fresh eggs from our personal chickens!


Natural tick and flea spray$4

Tick and flea preventative for dogs using natural ingredients


Host Rules

Minimum visit length
1.0 hour
Required advanced notice for visits
2 hours
Max dogs per booking
3
Is the host present?
I prefer to meet my guests on their first visits
Additional rules

No bbq’s and humans are not allowed to swim in the lake. Please pick up your dog’s poop!


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.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
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

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.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
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.

In addition, please make sure to read Sniffspot's 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.

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Shayla T.

Joined in May 2024


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