The dogs had a great time today! The instructions
on how to get to the SNIFFSPOT were very easy to find! There was a nice place for us humans to rest under the big shady trees.the hose was accessible and the dogs each took their turn drinking the cold water…thank you to the hosts for sharing your property with our crazy crew!!
Iggy loved this yard. So much room to sniff and go running! He loved all the toys that were available. It was quiet and well fenced too. Definitely will come back!
Nice big area to play fetch and run to the pups heart content.
Amanda and Mark were very welcoming to Samson and I, on our arrival. The space was clean and ready for us to spend some time there. Samson got his fill and overload of smells and new experiences, as it was his first time off leash in a new space.
Didn’t quite look like the pictures to us but it was roomy for the dogs to run. There was a cat roaming around and you can see another dog across the fence as well as a neighbor. So not very private if your dogs get as distracted as mine do with other animals.
This was a wonderful, large flat space that was perfect for a long game of fetch for our girl! There was some noise from across the way from the neighbors and their dog but it didn’t ruffle our reactive girl at all (which is huge progress for her!) so it was a nice opportunity for us to test her with plenty of space. The host also had a sweet personal welcome message for us at the entrance which was such a nice touch.
My dog Fritz had the best time. Fetch is his favorite thing to do but he was so excited to be in such a beautiful large, fenced-in spot that he couldn't even concentrate on fetch. He was like a kid in a candy store, wagging his tail, exploring every inch of your yard. We did eventually get to play some fetch. Perfect spot for it. There was plenty of water, places for humans to sit and relax, and extra toys and balls for the pups. We will definitely be back! Thanks for making Fritzy a happy dog!
Such a lovely spot! Lots of fun stuff for the pups to sniff and wonderful shady places for us to hang out. We'll definitely be back!
Kimchi had a wonderful time running around this wonderful large space. Thank you for a great morning !
Our pups enjoyed another fun time romping around! Thanks again!
Beautiful spot! My dog had the best time running around and investigating all the new smells 🥰
This is my pups’ favorite space. There is so much to sniff and explore. They have a great time every time we visit!
Great spot! Clean, shade and sun. Dog had a great time!
2nd time @ the Shire and was welcomed with open arms. I love the SHIRE it’s not only accommodating for the doggies but I was able to decompress in the shade w/ cool drink in my hand while these lil guys ran around. It’s a perfect way to end a long day.
The vibes here are positively authentic. If you haven’t checked the SHIRE out then put it on your list as a must do !!!
Keep up the good work Mark & Amanda !!!
This spot was so large, perfect for my dog. And also perfect for us, it was so beautiful! Will definitely be returning. Thanks so much !
Great space! Fenced/secure, water and bowls available. Pups had a great time!
It was like described nice place all be going back￼
We got the socialization add on and just wanted to forewarn anyone else thinking about doing that. Mark claimed to be a behaviorist when I mentioned we had one and then when I tried to clarify if he was a trainer or a behaviorist he said “trainer but behaviorist cuz I don’t believe in training” - dog training is unregulated and there are a lot of people like this out there. I would say sorry if I assumed and Mark actually is accredited by one of the two accreditations agencies but I would beg money he is not. If you’ve never heard a real CDBC (actually certified behaviorist, the only truly educated pros) then he might be convincing but he subscribes to outdated and disproven notions like Pack power mentality and recommended Caesar Milan. He was also totally oblivious to social cues and didn’t understand personal space despite what I think was fairly obvious clues short of me telling him to back up. I don’t know why anyone thinks it’s ok to touch another person in a commercial interaction without explicit invitation. Most people don’t feel comfortable enough to “be impolite” but that doesn’t mean they don’t like casual demo touching, Mark.
I thought that was level of social discomfort was funny considering how much of an authority on “energy” he considered himself to be. I wasn’t impressed that he didn’t intervene first when our dogs engaged and my small wife got to them first, pulling a 80lb dog fight apart when he was supposedly the professional - she could tell they were gonna right from 30 ft away so. While this was a risk we took intentionally because we are trying to train our reactive rescue (whose inbred anxiety disorder is probably more about neurotransmitters and less about the “story we tell” other people about him, Mark) I wasn’t impressed that she moved first in a situation he purported to have under control.
It was outfitted well enough to chill back there which I wish I’d just done instead of being lectured about info that was debunked 20 years ago. There’s lovely berries along the fence though that does mean plenty of thorns. There was some kind of possibly cooked bone carcass my dog managed to find we had to wrest away but otherwise it’s a nice open yard with a cute messy little organic garden. I was just so turned off by that man’s energy immediately I assume anyone who is into modern dog science and personal space would too.
Very clean, quiet, they had a nice shaded area with seating and water for my dog. We had a fun time and will be back.
This is the perfect spot!! They had toys, water, cute spots to sit and we had such a blast. Such a nice place to practice being off leash with your dog with the peace of mind of the containment. The hosts were absolutely lovely and so welcoming!
Truly so wonderful! Huge yard, they have a cute sign waiting for you and lots of toys for your pups to play with. Seriously so great! We will be back soon :-)
The Shire is nice and shady at 10:00 am. Always lots of toys and bags. Laski loves to run run run!!
Safe, quiet, clean and welcoming, this spot was perfect for our three-dog play date. There was plenty of room to run and safe ground on which to wrestle. We’ll be back. Thank you!
Wow! My first Sniffspot experience and what a great time. The space is adorable, well maintained and the amenities are so nice. I got a little lost at first but the host was so nice and offered help. They even had a welcome sign with my dogs names ready. Worth every penny!! My dogs and I are relaxed and enjoyed this retreat like experience!! Thank you so much!!!!
Great place for our doggies to play!
They had a blast with lots of running room. Both sunny and shady spots.
Thank you! We will be back!!
We love this Sniffspot! We are regulars. We took advantage of the extra socialization that Mark and Amanda offer and our dog met their two dogs today. It was great! Our dog has been aggressive with other dogs in the past so we are very hesitant to introduce him to new dogs. Mark offered a very controlled and calm environment for our dog and the interaction was a complete success! So glad for our pup to have added a new friend. :)
I love this place! The shade of the big trees is working perfectly in this hot weather. The dogs run until they are too hot and then they relax in the shade and roll around in the grass.
Best spot in Portland. Kimchi loves it so much. Thank you
Nice big spot! Barley had a blast - and super close to Powell Butte for a nice little after-play nature walk.
It was perfect. Lots of shade, water, toys, and spots for humans to sit too. Easy to find, easy parking. Dogs had a wonderful time and it was quite relaxing.
Again the best sniff spot around I have been too
Beautiful roses and poppy plants
Well maintained yard
Water left for my dog
Shaded areas from the beautiful big trees on those very hot days
I look forward to this paradise for my Staffy she does too
Securely Fenced in and best of all …
I never step on any leftover poop from other dogs.
The owners always have a clean yard
Thank you both again for letting me and Annabelle use your lovely yard
Amazing yard! Very clean and plenty of toys and space to keep the dogs entertained!
Was so nice to see my city pup get to run around safely!! This spot is amazing. Beautiful cedar trees line the street property. Roses and other greenery along every fence. I felt 100% safe here and so did my dog. Lots to sniff, lots of room to run around. We will definitely be back. Thanks y’all!
Hudson loved this place. It had ample shade in the afternoon to stay cool.
Nice big spot with lots of good sniffins. We came at a hot time on a hot day and so the shade and seats were appreciated!
Everything they said and more! So much to sniff and supplies and toys galore! And fun areas to sit in the shade. We will be back!
This is a perfect spot for dogs to run and not too far if you live east side Portland. Thanks!
We always love visiting the shire! There is so much love here and opportunities for enjoying wonderful moments surrounded by nature, friends, and of course, doggos! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Very clear directions on how to get to and enter the space. Our dogs absolutely loved romping in the grass!
First spot I took my dogs to using Sniff Spot & we loved it!!! They had a blast! Host was very accommodating. They provide a garbage can & poop scoopers. Along with a hose, doggie bowls/toys, and a few areas for us humans to relax in! Will definitely be coming back. Thanks again for hosting 😊
Beautiful spot and wonderful hosts!
This fenced in space is awesome! Easy to find, clear instructions, thoughtful amenities and lots of space to run! Thank you for having us!
This was our first time using sniffspot and it was great! They gave super clear instructions on how to get to the property, where to park and where to get to the play space. The yard was the perfect size for my pup and had a good amount of shade for hot days! The yard was mowed and clean so no worries about stepping (or my pup rolling) in anything. They provided toys, a trash can, poop scoopers, water bowls and a hose for water but I still brought all our own stuff just in case! Will definitely be back again sometime!
This was a perfect spot for me and my dog. I was worried it might be a little to hot Friday evening but there was plenty of shade! I’m so glad we found this spot, and will definitely add it to our rotation.
First sniff spot experience and it was a blast! The puppers I’m watching LOVED it! Went early in the morning and it was nicely shaded. Fully fenced area and entered from the road. Perfect size to tire the pups out after an hour!
Plenty of shade on a hot afternoon! Thanks for the cheery greeting at the entrance :)
The space was perfect and very spacious! The directions were easy to follow and accessing it was a breeze.
I love this location! There is just the perfect amount of space for pups to play. I just love that it’s right in the city so the drive isn’t so long. The owners even write a welcome message on a whiteboard for the guests. ❤️❤️
This is now our new favorite Sniffspot! Beautiful yard, secure fence, clean, toys, bags and water.
Our pups had a great time in this beautiful yard. Lots of grass, trees, and comfy seating.
Shady, clean and large enough to throw a ball. My dog enjoyed herself!!
Nice spot! Thank you so much!
The best spot in town!! Thank you for making Kimchi’s birthday so wonderful and enjoyable!
Mark was super nice and Barron enjoyed his day! Barron met a new doggie friend and was extremely happy running around. Will definitely come back!
Lots of room to run amid a cute garden property
Lovely space to play and hang out. I enjoyed the flowers and plants and my dog enjoyed the toys.
Such a great spot. Not a super long drive, and so much property for the dogs to play.
Great spot! Plenty of space, trees and the covered porch and dog toys are a nice touch. If your dog is super reactive, there is a neighbor dog across the road that barked at us but my recovering reactive boy did well. We will definitely be back!
Everything we needed was here!
Great yard with plenty of room to roam and play. Loved the extras: toys, wipes, etc. Thanks!
Great as always!!!!
Hosts communicated back with me very quickly, and were lovely once we got there! He gave me some helpful tips and advice for things I've been working on with my pup. The yard was beautiful, well kept, and clean! I did the socialization option, their dog wasn't super interested, which was fine! Just to be noted if you're considering that option. Lots of toys and fresh water available. My pup is now passed out on the couch. We had a great time and would come back again!!! Thank you!!
We are so happy people open up their property for the benefit of our dog companions. This space is perfect for our speedy husky Laski. She needs lots of room to chase and do zoomed. The fully fenced property ensures her safety and plenty of toys!
The yard was green and perfect for our dog to chase his giant ball around in. Also, it’s 10 minutes from our home, so we will be back!
Our pups had a wonderful time! It’s a great quiet and open space! We’ll be back!
The lot is large with plenty of space for throwing the ball and getting good long zooms in! We did some laps at the end on the little path, which was fun. There were bowls and a hose for fresh water, and places to sit if your pup is more of a dyi player...ours is not! No mud at all, which was nice. Perfect spot for getting all the zoomies out! Thanks, Amanda!
Luna had a great time running and sniffing over this fully fenced location. The place is well maintained, plenty of toys to share and water bowls filled. She enjoyed watching the neighbor kids ride their bikes. We are definitely come back!!!
Really fun spot. Big space which meant we had plenty of room to play fetch! The neighbor’s dog was in his yard when we arrived but it wasn’t a problem for us (just good to know if your dog is really reactive with other pups). There were toys, a hose for water, and plenty of comfy places to sit.
Absolutely loved visiting The Shrine! Maya had so much fun running around. Lots of toys and balls to play with and very clean. Will definitely come back!
We had a great time. The yard is clean and quiet.
This location was great. Large area for the dogs to explore and run around. They provided toys, water bowls, etc! The directions were thorough and made finding the location seamless. Will definitely be back!
Great yard! Very large, plenty of space for my dog to run around. Had plenty of amenities including fresh water.
The most amazing dog experience. We had a warm welcoming w/ a sign for our dogs Mercy & Oliver. Oliver is a little apprehensive around other dogs & can lash out because of fear, but Mark & Amanda’s dogs were so calming that they claimed him down immediately. It was awesome. This is the first time Oliver was able to play w/ other dogs like that w/o fear. So amazing, I highly recommend visiting the Shire. This place is amazeballs!!!
Nice large yard with lots of good smells for pups
Great place, great amenities/extras!
Today was mine and my pups first time using Sniff Spot and this location was awesome for us!
Amanda and Mark are just the loveliest hosts! Plus their adorable pups that we sometimes spot when we leave. We even love the crotchety, old, grey faced Boxer that we occasionally see across the way who greets us with a bork bork.
It’s spacious and the accommodations were wonderful. My dog loved running around and we definitely plan to come back!
This was our first Sniffspot and it was incredible! The hosts were extremely accommodating (the mountain spring water was so refreshing as an add-on purchase).
The yard was just as described in the listing. Perfect space to throw the chuck-it with plenty of room for the doggos to really use their legs. We'll definitely be back!
Really smooth to find and park.
Dogs loved all the smells!
Great space! The personalized sign for the assigned guest when you get there was a great touch! We’ll be back for sure :)
Not only do we have some amazing hosts, but Kimchi loved the space and water! He ran, walked, a chilled!!! Definitely coming back
The directions were clear but still a little confusing because it’s the front yard and I wasn’t sure we should go in their front yard. My dog could have jumped the fence if she wanted to because it’s 3 feet mostly but she didn’t! I was a little nervous with the dog across the driveway but his fence was higher and the fence on that side was higher with barbed wire so she got lots of exercise running the fence. It’s very large and it’s nice there is no mud…unlike the dog park so yay! There were bags, trash a place to sit if needed and toys as advertised!
Plenty of room for pups to run. Clean area. Water available was nice!! Easy to find! Thank you!!
Fantastic spot to bring a pup for some fun playtime! Very large area with lots of fun places to sniff. Water provided which was really convenient. Well fenced and easy to find - I highly recommend bringing your dog here!
Great space for my boy to run!
My dog and I had a great time. It feels like a little garden in an urban setting. The grounds are super dog friendly and safe. The porch was great, and I think it would be fun to come with a friend and watch the dogs run. My dog is blind and dog reactive, so that’s not in OUR future but it could be in yours!
Really well maintained and comfy spot super close to SE Portland. Somehow in winter it’s never been muddy. Secure two gate entry, easy to see if another guest is coming/going.
The yard is fully fenced and very safe. I was able to see my dog the entire time. The yard is flat and perfect for fetch and running. I highly recommend the space!
Clean, fun, beautiful and secure place for the pups to get some exercise. There is also plenty of places for your family to sit and watch the fun. There was plenty of space for the pups to run around and play. There is an extra gate before you enter the secured play area which is helpful if you have escape artists ; )
This is the best spot we have been to so far!!
Great spot for our anxious dog.
This was my first time visiting, and I found all the extras (I purchased all of them) to be totally worth it. I was visiting in early April, so the extra heat was still very appreciated. The owner was very nice, and the meet and greet with her dogs went very well. I really liked the meet and greet! The spring water as also nice. The owner let my partner use their bathroom, but if the owners aren't home, there's no where to use the restroom in the immediate area so plan accordingly if you're going to stay a longer time.
The fencing is short (4 feet?) and sheep wire in a small amount of the fence, but the rest is chain link. There are no gaps in the fence, and it was sturdy enough to contain my short little girl.
There are toys on the front porch and there's water from a hose available. My girl had a blast playing with the squeaky toys and sniffing around the yard.
My thought to make the sniff spot even better is to include a snack that could be added as an extra. We brought some snacks to eat while my girl played.
The only other downside, which isn't something the owners can control, is that the neighborhood nearby this Sniff Spot isn't the safest looking - there's a lot of homeless around & there's reviews from close by parks and trails like Powell Butte and Beggars Tick that cite that the area isn't safe after dark and overrun with homeless and trash.
What a wonderful first experience with a sniff spot. Amanda and Mark were so easy going and helpful. I paid for the extra so I can work on socializing my skiddish pup and I really appreciated their patience and input on my dogs behavior issues. I definitely plan to go back.
Nice open clean space, lots of courteous extras. Quiet location with minimal distractions. Plenty of shaded area as well as some good sun exposure.
This place is amazing, very large with plenty of space for our dogs to run and play. The area is fully fenced! Amanda’s was great at communicating with us and providing instructions.
Host is just lovely and very accommodating 💜
My dogs enjoyed this place! We’ll totally be coming back! :)
Our pup had a great time out here today! There was fresh water available, lots of toys to play with, and couple of seating areas for the humans. There was also plenty of both sunny areas and shady spots for our dog to relax in and it was VERY clean. We will definitely be back again.
Loved this place!!
Great space! Tons of room for our pup to run around and explore. Very convenient location and easy to find. Yard was as described and would definitely recommend to others! Looking forward to our next time back.
Finding the location was a bit confusing, if it were not for the SniffSpot sign would’ve otherwise been confused as to where to go. Other than directions, the yard itself was okay. Scattered poop throughout the yard which I and my sister stepped in MULTIPLE times. I see other reviews on here that complain of the same.
I think the worst part of the whole experience was the aggressive message I received afterwards regarding their garden which is not fenced off nor marked. She claims that her and the neighbor both thought it weird that we would walk through the beds, which as I told her it was to get the dogs to move. She also had water on the porch, which they said was for humans and not the dogs and was disappointed to see that we would let our dogs drink from there. No sign or mention of this, when it’s sitting near the dog toys?
If using this SniffSpot, definitely tread lightly (literally, you may step in dog poop)!
Newton had a lovely time, thank you! Easy to use for our first sniffspot
This family truly goes way above and beyond to make their yard the perfect Sniff Spot hosting location. They clearly care if the visiting dogs and their people are happy and satisfied. I could not recommend this Sniff Spot location more if I tried. Although I hardly need to as they are booked quite often (even our trainer said his other clients were booking this spot!). I would highly recommend becoming a member, there are more perks and it actually saves you some money. Side benefit, last time we were there the little neighbor girl was selling cookies and brownies :)
What a great day we had today even though it was raining outside we always have the best time at this spot we go every Sunday rain or shine even sometimes when it's raining too hard the owners will let me come a little bit later if they are not booked up to make it convenient for me and my dog always feel good after we leave .
My dog does not want to leave LOL at the end of the hour it was raining pretty good by the time we left.
the owners of the sniffspot really keep it clean and they're trying to grow back grass in the areas where there really overrun with dogs playing so this is to be expected but it is really a great spot.
you won't be disappointed Joe and Annabelle
This is a great space. Plenty of space to throw balls or whatever. Nice neighbors too. Great spot. Fence is maybe a tiny bit low in places if you have one that will jump over, but for most dogs it’s plenty.
loved all the amenities like the water & toys! fence was secure with no gaps. only downside was that the neighbors across the driveway had a large dog in their yard that my reactive dog was very distracted by - but the listing *does* say dogs are sometimes visible!!
Nice large grass field with lots of balls and toys!
Dogs had a blast!!! Thank you :)
Nice large yard with plenty of toys and fresh water! Our puppy loved it!
Great spot! Felt such peace of mind knowing the yard was fully fenced, and my pups loved sniffing and exploring and playing fetch with the provided balls and toys!
This spot worked out great for me and my pups. Fully fenced, lots of room to run and play!
What a treat! Tons of room to run and play. Even though it was raining during our visit, the grass was just wet (not muddy). There is a great set up on the front porch with toys, cleaning supplies and places to sit. Instructions on accessing the property were easy to follow and the hosts sent a welcoming message. Would highly recommend!
What a phenomenal space to enjoy with your pet. My wife and I went after work one Wednesday and even with a little rain it was unbelievably pleasant. The hosts are very kind, responsive, and hospitable. We will be back.
This place is huge! Our pup had so much fun running around. They provided bags, scooper, toys, and water bowl. Would recommend!
Once we could convince our dog to leave the covered porch and venture out into the rain, we had a great time! The play area was well marked and securely fenced. It was surprisingly grassy with not a lot of mud. There was a hose and water bowl for our dog available, some extra toys, a waste bucket, and lots of room to run run run. Emmylou and I will definitely be back!
This was our first SniffSpot and it was a wonderful experience! We saw our fearful and reactive pup finally be able to run around and play without a worry in the world. Both dogs loved sniffing the new surroundings, playing with the many toys on the property and just hanging out. As a very nervous doggy mom, it was nice to be in a very safe environment. Also, It was incredibly clean. Can’t wait to visit again!
We had a wonderful visit at the Shire! There was tons of grassy open space, water available for our dog, places to sit and relax, access to waste receptacles, extra dog toys, etc. The yard was very secure and communication with the hosts was good too.
Fully fenced yard. Very safe double gate entrance. Lots of toys. Water bowls. Easy to pick up poop and trash can provided. Easy parking.
Thank you so much for letting us use your space! Our fearful pup doesn’t do well in public spaces, it was so lovely to see him open up and play with his dog-friend without us humans worrying about stranger-danger reactivity.
This was my family’s first experience with Sniffspot and I am SO PLEASED with how it went! Today was my sweet Lucy’s birthday and we wanted a fun way for her to enjoy her day, without the anxiety of other dogs around. Her and her sister Bailee are both old ladies 🥰 so they needed a slower pace environment to play in. Amanda & Mark’s yard was perfect for us! It was such a happy day and I was so grateful for the amazing accommodations. Thank you!
Such a great spot I hope to visit again and again. Lots of room and a very nice relaxed area for my nervous little friend!
What a great spot for our dogs to roam and play. I appreciated the warm welcome and extras. Definitely coming back!
Great yard! Plenty of toys and clean up tools
Amanda was so friendly and accommodating. She helped me get my reactive GSD puppy ready to play appropriately with her. The spot was very large with all sort of things for Zelda to listen to and sniff.
I will definitely be coming here again.
Lovely and convenient spot! Wonderful energy and looking forward to socializing Malcolm with the add on. Such a cute welcome sign too!
Another wonderful day here. Never disappoints us. Always clean and stocked with toys supplies and positive vibes..best spot I have been to hands down.. Thank You again for being so kind and generous to let Annabelle and I use your yard as if it was our own.. 🙏🏼🌷🌷🌷
Lots of room to let our pups run around
Very good spot with plenty of room to run.
Had a great second visit here today. Luca discovered a giant sized chuckit ball in the communal toy bin that he loved playing fetch with! And Battlestar enjoyed rolling around in the grass.
I had such a good time and bear had his zoomies. Water and dog toys were provide. This place is huge, I will book again!
The best! Clean, tall fence, no hazards, beautiful
Our dogs had a great time! Big fenced area with toys, water, etc. Cant wait to go back!
Clear easy directions - and even when I messed up and went into the wrong area she kindly directed me to the fully fenced yard. 🤦🏻♀️
Pup had a great time and we’ll be back soon!
Our pup had the time of his life! Big open space with everything you need!
Fifa and I had so much fun! Public parks can be stressful for us both, and the Smith's Shire was the opposite! The space is very large and clean. We will definitely be returning!
This was our first SniffSpot. While the space was very big and open and fenced, we were disappointed with the experience. The owners two big dogs were out in the yard when we drove up. They came to the fence barking at our car on the street as we drove in and continued down the long drive, which revved our two small dogs up barking inside the car. When we parked, the owner looked out the window and motioned that he would be out. While our dogs were barking like crazy in the car, the owner greeted us by saying his dogs were out because he wasn’t expecting us because of the weather - I’m not sure why he wasn’t expecting us, since we registered and got email confirmation. When I explained why our dogs were so worked up, including that our younger dog has a lot of anxiety, he started telling us what behavior is normal for dogs and how we “humanize” dogs instead of treating them like dogs, and that we should watch four episodes of Cesar Millan and then our dogs would be trained. Without knowing us or our dogs, especially how our young dog experiences the world and how we are working with him, it was unsolicited advice and inappropriate of him to say this to us. In writing our profile when I registered, I said that we have a young dog who has a lot of anxiety and needs a really safe place to explore. When we went into the yard, our older dog took a poop and when I picked it up I noticed a big dog poop that I also picked up. As we spent a few minutes walking around I saw that there was dog poop all over. Our youngest dog was doing a lot of grazing on grass which is a sign of stress in him. We stayed for about 20 minutes and decided to leave. I think the over-arousal for our dogs and stress for us at the start cancelled out the benefits that the space could have had for our dogs.
The spot was lovely! Big enough for our great dane to run and stretch out and massssive for our min pin to explore. Clean and easy access to water. Will definitely return!
Wonderful spot. Thank you for hosting!
This was a clean and safe space to let our dog run and play. Fresh water was easily accessible for our thirsty boy. Porch space was nice to have a break during our hour stay.
Such & amazing & SMOL property with wonderful people! They wrote a personalized welcome note for us & we’re so sweet. Thank you!
Good directions and our two dogs loved it. We thought the area might be too small but they played the whole time! There was a garbage can to put our dog’s deposits in and places for us to sit. There were a few other dogs poops but it is hard to spot them all so didn’t take away from the rating. We just picked one of them up when we saw them. Our dogs want to come back!
space was just as described. had fun running around and playing fetch in the sunshine!
Good open space to run the pup! I was a little confused by the instructions to enter and ended up in the wrong part of the property for a couple of minutes, but figured it out after a bit. Lots of toys!
Great backyard with plenty of room to run and play! Clean, groomed and it had everything you need! Very nice!
One of our favorite Spots!
Great spot in the PDX area to get your pup running in a safe enclosed area. Good communication with host and will definitely be back. My pup was smiling!
Nice big yard, beautiful trees! There is a dog across a gravel driveway from them… so if your dog is reactive in that way it might not be the place for you. We had fun though!
Really fantastic place for our dog to run and play. He was exhausted by the end! Really big place for him to explore, sniff, and run. We'll be back!
It was very fun once again and we got to see the house dogs playing in the yard as we drove away. A plus is the cute neighbor kids came over to compliment our dogs. ♥️
Great open space with plenty of room to run! My dog got pretty distracted by the neighbor dog but the dog was friendly and the fence was secure. Appreciated the toys, water bowl, and white board with my dog’s name on it. :)
Nice big and clean yard, fenced, quiet, and awesome! Great spot to practice long lead recall and kick the soccer ball around with our pup. Looking forward to coming back very soon!
Hosts Amanda and Mark were friendly and welcoming. Jake really enjoyed himself. The venue was clean, safe, and user friendly with plenty of room, water, toys, and convenient waste disposal. Definitely intend to be return visitors.
Big yard! Very welcoming! Would book again!
Wonderful spot with plentiful sniffs! Such a blessing to find this place, where my stranger-reactive foster dog had an absolute blast while I was able to relax knowing that I didn’t have to scan our surroundings constantly for people. Easy to find, all amenities provided. Rowdy and I thank you!!!
This was the perfect Sniffspot for us. Not too muddy even after a night of rain. Lots of things to sniff and explore. Amanda was a great host and came out with her dogs to work with us because my dog can be leash reactive. He was perfect with her and her dogs. Highly recommend
Nice, quiet area. My dogs ran around the fully fenced yard whole time. Porch for shelter from the rain and water/garbage available if needed. Wonderful experience. We will be back!
our visit was wonderful! the space was tidy & fully fenced. perfect amount of room for all of our girls to romp around! they had water bowls and dog toys available to play with. thanks for having us :)
Great place to get dog outside, easy instructions to find.
What an amazing space. My boys had a wonderful time and they’re currently zonked out! Had a great chat with Mark on the way out and we’re definitely coming back asap! Thanks so much!
10 stars if I could! I got the extra where we worked on my dogs reactivity and it was amazing to see him behaving with their dog. They really understand dogs and it was a huge relief to see my guy calmer around other dogs.
Lovely huge yard. My dogs had fun definitely going back soon.
It was a perfect spot for my puppy to play with her BFF. Still amazed that there wasn’t any mud!
Good amount of space for my hyper dog to run around :) this was my second time visiting and I will likely make it a regular thing. Location isn’t too far from me and host is nothing but kind! I’ve only got good things to say
Rodeo and I felt so welcome at the Smith’s Shire! We loved running around under the trees. We’ll definitely be back!
Great spot for the pups. Clean, adventurous, spot to rest and they were wiped out after a full hour of playing here.
Great spot! Dogs had so much fun running! Lovely trees felt like we were further from town but very short drive from home. Will definitely go back.
It was so nice to be outside in the sun with my pup! So happy we could visit and we will definitely be back. (:
Such a great spot! Amanda, Mark and their 2 dogs Luki & Ryker were very kind & hospitable hosts. My pup Seidi had the best time and we look forward to another visit one day!
The directions to the space were very clear. The welcome sign was a very sweet gesture. Beatrice loved running & running there. She was very happy to not have to share the spot with any other woofs. We definitely will be back!!
The Shire is amazing!! Fully fenced, quiet, pretty property; trash can for dog poo!!! They also provide dog toys such as balls and squeakers. The yard was super well kept, no mud patches and there was no prior dog poo to step in! If the house dogs were home we couldn’t tell, it was totally quiet and serene. We will absolutely be going back ASAP! Our shelter pit bull got to run off leash for the first time ever 🥺🥺🥰🥰🥰 do yourself a favor and book this place immediately!!!
The spot was great. Very open for my big dog to chase a ball. My little dog loved sniffing around and exploring.
Wonderful hosts! They even offered to help me socialize my new rescue. 🥰 This was my first time at a sniff spot and we had a great time. Nice flat, open space. My doggo had a great time sniffing and exploring a new space off leash. We got some good training in along with free play. Will definitely come back.
Great spot, lots of toys and sniffs to check out.
Perfect Sniffspot with wonderful kind hosts. We will be back!
Great open space location was just as described, fenced and clean!
Yard was clean with lots of room to run and romp. My puppy was awfully curious about the plants in the garden but it gave me an opportunity to work on our recall. Not too far from main roads and freeway.
Awesome spot—very clean and open (easy to see your dogs throughout the space). We also really appreciated that it was fully fenced.
Had a great time thanks
This was large fenced front yard - perfect for our high-energy dog. They also had water & toys/tennis ball available, too. Highly recommend & we will be back!
Great wide open, safe, and secure spot! Another dog was in view but safely contained on the other side of the driveway.
Birdie had a blast! Thank you!
Hi there, we enjoyed the large space and at the same time I picked up tons and tons of poop! That was disappointing:/
They have a very large and up kept space, my for baby loved it a lot. Will definitely be coming here again in the future 😄.
Was a great spot for my AMSTAFF.. They had toys and water handywipes and poop bags . plenty of room . fenced in nicely . they was a. Neighbors boxer mix barking but she had a great conversation back .. Grassy and clean. Was one of the nicer spots i been to and I had been to 2 others that were 1 star.. We will be back .. Joey & Annabelle
Large fenced in space, fairly open for running and playing fetch and/ or exploring around. The ammeneties of a covered porch, hand sanitizer, trash can, poop scooper, and water dish near hose was great too. Will book often as my dog and I do not have a yard of our own.
There is several things in the yard for dogs to get in trouble to - I found a large plush decoration, buckets full of dirty water, lawn equipment, flower beds, bushes and plants. There are two separate yards that are not separated from each other besides for by a porch (porch was covered in things like rakes, propane tanks, pots, etc.) so dogs can run into the side yard and be out of view, and then you have to climb over the piles on the deck to get there. Awful experience, would not come back.
I wasn’t able to make it because it was raining and I couldn’t reschedule in time. Will try again
Nice big yard, easy to park and find. There were a few old piles of other's dog doo in the yard that i almost stepped in or it would be 5 stars. Also the neighbors dog dog bark at us some but that wasn't too bad.
May not be the best for a high anxiety pup, as the road in front of the house was busier than I had expected. My boys took a bit to get used to it. Great to have a covered porch in case of rain. Very nice neighbors too.
Great yard and very friendly host. Loved the front porch and had everything we needed.
Loved this spot. Big, open yard with lots to sniff. There was a dog in an adjacent yard barking, but was far enough for my reactive dog that it wasnt a problem. If your dog has issues with seeing other dogs, this spot won't work for you.
It was very clean and we had so much fun! Definitely coming back.
Easy access, fully fenced in yard with a water bowl. My dog and his 3 friends had fun running around and chasing balls. The hosts were friendly and helped explain how to park. We were there for an hour, and it worked out great!
Nice big open yard to run around in. The neighbor dog across the driveway loves to bark and is visible through the fences which is not great for my reactive dog but overall it's a nice spot.
Great space for one or more dogs to run around and explore. Hosts were kind and have a great setup! Will be coming back
Fully fenced in, all grass (not muddy!), with water bowl and toys. Our pups loved running around and smelling all the smells. The owners were so kind and offered us fresh towels because it started raining right when we arrived. Will book again!
Great spot! Super convenient and plenty of open space for our 2 giant pups to run and fetch. Host is very nice and welcoming! There was a large dog on the adjoining property that ran along the fence and barked the entire visit, so if your dogs are reactive this isn’t the spot for you. Mine were fine with it and we had lots of fun. Will be back!