Great spot, water and seating was available, easy to access and easy parking. Thank you!
A great neighborhood spot for my dog George to get some off leash time. Knowing it would be a bit muddy I planned ahead and we went to play and run around right before bath time - but he stayed fairly clean anyway! The dirt is fairly well packed through most of the yard. As described in the posting and in all the reviews. There was a small issue with the entrance pull when I arrived but the host came out to let us in and I’m sure is fixing the latch!
A lovely yard with big beautiful trees surrounding, my dogs had fun playing and exploring! Thanks Meredith!
The space was as advertised just a little muddier than expected but it’s rainy season!! Lots of balls to h vj pose from including a soccer ball
Safe & secure space for my escape artist!
Easy to access, plenty of street parking, and quiet neighborhood. Great space for my dog to run!
There’s no grass so it looks a little muddy but the drainage is super good and my dog stayed clean despite the fact that it drizzled on the drive over.
Wonderful spot to let our boy run.
Great spot to let out the zoomies!
We had such a lovely time! Tons of fun balls to play with.
As others have mentioned, be prepared for muddy conditions. I didn’t mind and neither did Eike! The instructions are straightforward and accurate to get in. There are loads of toys scattered about and a bowl to fill with water. We heard the neighbor dogs barking but they only did so for a few minutes. Great inner city location for a quick romp.
Lovely spot exactly as advertised. Will book again!
Super easy to locate and access. Nice amount of space for a city backyard. Taller solid fences making it less likely to throw the ball over the fence and your dog can’t see the dogs next door (plus their owner brought them in pretty quick after barking). Water and bowl available. This would be a DREAM spot if there was grass or turf. Our dog was very muddy afterwards but she had fun.
This was a great space with lots of things to sniff and a nice amount of room to run. There is a significant gap underneath an AC unit and the fence behind, so small-medium dogs should stay leashed.
So nice to have a sniffspot nearby! Brought two big dogs and they had a great morning wrestling and smelling all the plants. We’ll definitely be back.
Mr Pibb always has a safe fun time here!
Rain came in hard and fast so didn’t stay too long but a nice spot!
Make sure to wear boots and or shoes you don’t mind getting dirty! Nice place for the dogs to be off leash
Great space and very responsive host.
Our rescue, Bruce, LOVES this space so much. It's shaded and they have some tennis balls out so pups can play. They also have a water dish near the hose so he can rehydrate while he's running all over the place. The neighbors do have dogs, but every time we arrive and they start barking they immediately bring in their dogs - super thoughtful and never an issue. This Sniff Spot has risen to the top of my list - I absolutely love it!
Great spot, our pup loved it! We'll be back!!
The yard was lovely and very convenient, my pups had a great time!
Perfect yard to play in!
Nice spot with beautiful tree shade!
Nice space! Plenty of room for running and exploring. FYI there are some dogs that bark next door and sometimes a visible cat by the back door in case that doesn't work for your dog.
Easy access, enough openness for fetch, great location central to many neighborhoods.
So fun! Not having a yard can be hard with our big pups. We will be back!
Was dirt instead of grass but my fault for not reading the reviews! Overall was a good experience for my dog!
A bit more on the dusty side (allergies 🤧) but it’s also just that time of year! And the neighbor dogs seemed quite upset by our presence 😖 but overall we still had a wonderful time! Thank you for opening your yard and space to us, we’re extremely grateful for the experience 🤍
The fences are perfect for Mr. Pibb!
In the summer time this is all dirt and dust but my dog loved it! He played fetch the whole time and found lots of little corners of the yard to sniff and take a break. We came in the morning and it was nice and cool but I imagine in the heat of day there would be lots of shade. Thank you so much for a great time!
Yard a little on the smaller side, but just fine for us, and our pup had a good runaround here. Neighbor has a large barking dog near the gate (inside a fenced yard), but he calmed down (or went inside) quickly. Only downside is that this yard is dirt, not grass, so we all came home a little dusty.
Great little private spot to bring my small 15lb foster dog. 2 cats and a human were within view through a glass door, but totally out of reach. While probably not an ideal situation for a reactive dog to see this, I found it to be an awesome way for this shy little guy to test his bravery and curiosity around new people/animals. Will definitely be back with my next foster!
The dogs had lots of fun playing ball here!! A mix of shade and sun.
Pibb had another great time!
This was our first time using SniffSpot and our puppy Lulu loved it!! Next time we will bring small tennis balls for her because there were only a couple small balls but she made due and ran her little heart out!
Just as described. Our dog had a great time!
Instructions were perfect. Yard had several toys and chairs. Fully fenced, not grassy but worked great to throw the chuck it a bit.
Good instructions, easy self entry, shady spot with water access and several toys. Plenty of room to run around, the area is mostly dirt instead of grass. Nice place for pups!
Was first time using sniffspot and was a great experience! We went early to beat the heat and it was shaded and pup had a great time. The neighbors dogs bark a bit so hope we didn't disturb anyone and if your dog gets stressed about barking just something to think about!
Another nice visit!
Decent sized backyard with a kiddie pool and lots of toys. It’s mostly shaded which helped with the heat. The yard is more dirt than grass but my dog loved it and there’s lots of stuff to sniff and explore.
great spot. there may be a neighbor dog behind a fence, but otherwise a great spot
Another great visit. This spot is perfect in the heat. The yard is shaded by the trees which helps out during the summer heat waves. Also, the owner has supplied a kiddie pool is your want your doggies to frolic in the water and stay cooler! Great spot!
Such a cute yard with some dog toys and even a kiddie pool for hot days! Just off I84 centrally located in a quiet neighborhood. My reactive pup couldn't deal with the neighbor dogs but she's *very* sensitive. I'm sure it's no problem for most! Thanks again Meredith!
Plenty of space for the pups to run, plenty of shade. No complaints - will be returning.
This spot is amazing! Really high fences and plenty of room for my pup to run around and play :) there were also lots of toys which made it heaven for Buffy! Entry was super easy and everything was really secure. It was so nice to let her zoom around and not worry about her finding trouble (like she usually does haha). Thanks so much!!
Kiki was so annoying I had to book a last minute Sniffspot just to get her some exercise. Wasn’t expecting to find much so close to home but this was the perfect yard for us! Kiki especially liked having a couple of bushes to go hide under after running around a bunch.
Such a lovely spot with both sun and shade. Dogs enjoyed running, romping, and sniffing! Thank you for providing water and an assortment of tennis balls to chase. :)
Another great visit! The yard is shaded perfectly from the afternoon sun which is really nice given that summer is here!
Always a treat, no matter the weather!
We always feel at-home in this spot, and our dog, Raven, loves it here! She’s always excited when we arrive. We love when we get to see the kitties in the window!
Just what we needed!
Awesome space with some fun toys!! My boy enjoyed his time there
Another great visit! Thank you.
We had a wonderful time! This was a great place for our pups to have a play date and get their energy out!
We had a great time! Very nice yard, easy to find and get in.
Easy to see from the street. The yard was well kept and Nimue had a blast for her birthday sniff!
Mr. Pibb had another great time!
Nice space :-)
My dog had a very visit
Great time with our pup.
Your desire to use this spot is going to really depend on what you're looking for, as I found it to be a mixed bag. My 50 lb 9 month old pup with a ton of energy and a need to run is not a great fit.
But I could see this being a perfectly fine spot for a couple small pups looking to rumble, or even a larger older pup that doesn't need to fly like the wind and just wants to sniff and stretch their legs. :-D There's also not a lot of spots available in Portland proper, so the location is a pro.
That said, I wouldn't go if it's raining as there's zero grass, and it would be really muddy and slippery. Couple other things to look out for:
There was also a shallow hole in the middle of the open area that made it a bit hazardous for my exuberant pup who is not looking while they run. (It could have been made by an earlier visitor digging, and can be filled in.)
Lastly, as soon as we got there a couple dogs were let out next door and they went bonkers, even though they couldn't see my dog. Lots of barking and commotion. Not necessarily an issue for all pups (mine was distracted by it and a little afraid), but if you have a reactive dog you should know it could happen.
What a great safe place for our doggies to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon! Perfect setup for our puppy and older Lab!
Great space for our dog to run around! Really appreciate being able to let our dog off leash outside for awhile. Secure fences, easy to access. Saw the cute kitty inside, but pup was too busy playing and exploring to notice. It is mostly dirt right now, but wasn't muddy. There are some balls in the yard that our dog enjoyed playing with.
Very secure backyard. Nice seating area for people.
I’ve been here quite a few times, and each time is better than the last. My dog and I both love coming here, it is a nice little get away to play and have fun.
The space is great and we enjoyed our time. The neighbor was kind enough to bring her dogs inside because I could barely walk up the driveway….my two dogs and hers were barking intensely. If your pups are not as reactive, this space is absolutely perfect.
Great spot for my 4 dogs to hang while my home was getting work done. Very nice area, size of yard and beautiful plant life. Big cherry tree in the middle of the yard, toys there and a hose for water. Super comfy seating and I didn’t notice any neighbor dogs excessively barking, great for my slightly sound reactive dogs.
Perfect space for Nita. We just moved to an apartment and left the luxury of having a large yard to play in like she has had for 11 years. Brought her here for her 11th bday. She had a blast chasing her favorite ball. Hard dirt ground was just like back home. Beautiful blooming trees too.
Great spot, fully fenced
Great, convenient location! Obviously it lacks grass in the winter months, but the ground was hard and didn't cause muddy fur! Easy to find and there is parking in the neighborhood. 10 minutes from the Pearl District!
Great spot! Awesome spot for fetch. Some dogs next door, which seem to be excitable if your dog is excitable.
We visited on a beautiful sunny day and my pup had fun exploring. The reasons for not giving full stars are 1) there wasn't any water available and 2) there isn't any grass as was pictured on the website. There are some loose fence boards, but my dog is large enough that this wasn't an issue.
Like the other reviewers mentioned, the corner fence is rotten and the panels do move very easily. If your dogs are like mine and always try to go places they aren’t supposed to after being told no, you may need to monitor them closely so they don’t go into the neighbors yard. The last time I was there, we didn’t hear any dogs but this time the neighbors golden was barking, which made my dogs a little heightened. But it wasn’t the whole entire time. I really like the space and will return when the fence area is more secured. Thank you!
Lovely, quiet neighborhood. Easy access and lots of street parking. The yard was perfect for fetching and a bit of nosework. We had a great time and hope to return.
There is a panel of fencing in the back left corner area that was loose at the bottom and was blowing in the wind. Could be a risk for a smaller dog that likes to escape.
this is the first SniffSpot I've ever tried, and it was perfect for taking advantage of a nice sunny day! the yard has a nice, tall fence on every side, and seems very secure. there is a slight gap in the northwest corner of the yard, but my dog didn't try to go through it. yard is clean and free of debris/dog waste, and was easy to get in and out of. thank you so much!
Good sized yeard for two pups! Ground is mostly dirt with little grass cover. Might get a little muddy on wetter days.
Great private clean yard that any pet would enjoy!!!
Great yard! Good amount of space for zoomies
Cute little yard! Perfect for an old dog who wants to just sniff and walk around. Our young dog had fun too with enough room to chase tennis balls. Will be back :)
Plenty of room for my 50lb dog to run around and play. Comfortable seating and shade on a sunny day.
Nice and spacious backyard. Went on a sunny day so mud wasn’t an issue. Polite host is an added bonus. Will visit again!
Our dog loved this backyard! Big enough for our medium sized pup to run around for 30 min. Fence is secure and entrance was clear and easy! Will be coming back 👍🏽
Convenient spot for socializing/training puppies. Parking is easygoing. This was appreciated as I am in process of training them to walk together.
As noted in description, yard is muddy. Be cognizant of weather and pups comfort. The husky pup was more comfortable than the Frenchie pup as they fair in different temperatures.
Hint: look up when figuring out yard access for the first time. 🙂
Appreciative of such service for us apartment dwellers!
We loved the space. It was close by and my puppy loved playing there. ☺️
This spot was great for my girl to get her zoomies out! Also has a very high fence so didn’t have to worry about her jumping it :) It hasn’t rained for a few days so it wasn’t too muddy but I’d recommend bringing a towel to wipe off after playing.
As advertised. The dogs had a great time and we will be back! Thank you!
Such a perfect spot for my wild pup! We love how close it is to our home, easy to find, secure fencing, and a great amount of space to run. We’re excited to return soon!
Perfect, easy and close in!!!
Another great visit for Mr. Pibb. Thank you!
I love this spot. It’s the perfect place to play fetch with my reactive pup. The space is on the small side, but very secure and you can’t beat the price.
Be aware that all the dog visits have left the lawn torn up, so come prepared with water and towels for muddy clean up.
Good visit close by, enough space for my dog to get her zoomies out
Great, fully fenced in yard. Our pups loved running around and sniffing all the spots.
Perfect spot for our puppy! Tall well fenced in area. We will definitely return.
My pup had a great time zooming around this fairly open yard. Access was easy and the host contacted me in advance to let me know the running water was off for the season, and offered to provide another water source. It’s muddy but that probably made for even more fun for my large puppy. We’ll definitely be back!
Our new go to spot in the city! Great size yard for my large golden retriever.
I'm sorry this was a really muddy location and I was told two different addresses I don't even know if I was ever at the right address this is my second time trying it's either grassy pastures on the description but yet when I get there it's a muddy mess so I'm going to try it one more time third time is the charm sniffspot has refunded me my money I do have to say the spot I was at if it was the correct address I'm so confused about it was fenced in it was at 4023 the number of the house that's all I could say it was fenced in
Enough space for her to run in a loop or wrestle with her buddy. It's winter, so not a lot of grass. Bring a towel to wipe your pet's feet off before getting back in your car.
Easy access, great space, and very secure. We have enjoyed multiple visits to this Sniffspot. Thanks for hosting us, Meredith.
My dogs loved playing here. We will definitely be back soon.
Great size and well fenced!
Great spot - pull the wire at the top of the fence to get in! Cats at the back door but luckily my dog didn't notice. Dogs from next door came out during visit too but it wasn't a big deal!
It’s a simple, secure backyard that our dog loved playing in. Easy entry, conveniently located. Honestly can’t ask for more!
Fully fenced and safe for little dogs! Our dachshund had a ball running around and exploring. Loads of open space!
Easy access and a great yard!! It is level and very securely fenced. There were just enough plantings for the dogs to run around things and have a pause now and then in the play. We forgot to bring a water bowl but there was a hose/faucet easily accessible. There is a yard light and we needed it because it is getting dark so early. Really appreciate that a resource such as this is available in the city. Thank you, Meredith!
Great space! Thank you for having me in you my yard.
Lovely spot with trees and leaves! Fully fenced, we had a great time!
Wonderful space, secured fences, easy access. I will definitely be coming back often!
There's a large planter in the yard and some big bushes, so if your dog is a sprinter it doesn't work quite so well, but it's GREAT for playing with toys and having a bit of space to just roam/sniff around off leash! My pup had great fun and we'll definitely go back!
Super spacious! My husky loved roaming and it was enclosed well enough that I wasn’t worried about her escaping. I’ll definitely be booking again! :)
What a lovely yard! I’ve taken my pups here twice and both times were so much fun. The fence looks very secure and there is enough room to run and play ball.
We had a new rescue that we wantedTo introduce to our dog. The location was fantastic is very close to home the dogs had a great time running around and will definitely book again.
Big, quiet space. We'll be back!
Good sized yard with a sturdy fence that's about six feet or better all the way around. Our pooch really enjoyed our visit here!
Great space for dog to run and play, beautiful yard.
Nice and big backyard! Thank you Meredith!
Great spot for the pup to play around!
Great little spot with lots of things for my pup to sniff at. We were able to park right out front and easily get to the back gate without seeing any triggers. Very accessible.
Cute little spot. Was great for my rehabbing pup to get some light off leash time. Had a little difficulty finding the gate but once I figured out the latch, it was smooth sailing. I’d recommend a little signage on the gate to help other folks out. The yard did have some “yard stuff” out (ladders, hoses, etc). Not a big deal as I booked the space last minute. But my dog did bump the ladder once and I worried about disturbing the home owners/neighbors.
Thank you so much for letting us play in your backyard!! My dog had so much fun in the sun!!
Shady, private, and protected- perfect for my shy dog.
Such a nice space!! My senior pup can't handle the energy at dog parks, and I don't have a yard right now so this was perfect! Very clean and shady. There's a patio table and chair set so you can sit and chill in the shade too. Lots of nooks and crannies for dogs to sniff! We played a small game of fetch and he happily sniffed around for an hour. This would also be a great spot for 2 dogs to meet for the first time.
Super easy to access - close in PDX. My son and I both live in apartments and we needed a safe place to introduce his new puppy to my dog that was fenced and private. This spot was perfect. We are grateful for the hospitality.
Nice spot, plenty of space, would definitely recommend!
Nice spot! will be back!
great spot! well fenced, easy to access, well kept, water available. nice open space but with lots of interesting things to sniff along the fence.
Such a lovely little spot! We had a great time getting to know a new play mate. The yard is clean and shady and cool in the heat!
Happy, tired pup! This was our first SniffSpot rental and we are so grateful for it. We did have to contend with the pups next door sticking noses under the fence and growling for a minute, but that settled pretty quickly. Definitely other wildlife — lots of crows and probably a squirrel or two. But the space doesn’t really offer opportunity for climbing so she figured out quickly that she needed to let it go. We are really happy with the space and plan to come back!
Well fenced, cute backyard. My dogs enjoyed the running around and exploring all the smells.
Thank you sharing your lovely space Meredith!
perfect place for a quick little play & sniff for my 45 lb dog. easy access and instructions. thanks!
The location was great and the yard was big enough for a decent game of fetch. Appreciated having a safe space for our dogs to get some energy out!
Responsive host on the app! Perfect size yard for some light fetch and general romping around! My dog had a blast. We will definitely be back.
Very easy booking and access. A bit on the smaller side but a good in the city yard. It was nice that the host let us use the hose for a drink of water 😊
Convenient location and perfect amount of space to play fetch. My 11 month old lab was tired out!
Beautiful, perfect sized yard! Quiet street and nice neighborhood.
thank you for having us! the pups ran circles around the planter :)
This was a great backyard! My dog, Hazel, really enjoyed exploring, playing fetch, running around, and doing some training here too. The spot was quiet and private (except for two adorable little cats I noticed watching from the back door ☺️) and exactly what we needed!
Perfect close-in spot for a shady romp on a hot day. Clean, safe, easy, quick. Not large, but our two dog pals (45# and 90#) got enough of a romp in to tire them out for the evening without having to drive more than 5 minutes from home!
Pretty and well-kept space, lots of things for my dog to sniff and spacious for him to run around in!
Perfect spot for my friend and I to bring our puppies and visit with each other while they played together. Thank you for opening your yard to us!
Great yard in a beautiful neighborhood. My girl Penny had a blast chasing her tennis balls.
Beautiful and spacious yard with plenty of room for playing. That said, if you have a highly reactive dog, it may be better to find another spot. The neighbor’s dog was barking and/or whining pretty much the whole time which made my reactive dog absolutely freak out /: This is no fault of the owner- it’s clear in the profile that there is sometimes another dog next door. I took a risk because it was the yard closest to my home and it just happened to be during a “sometimes” moment.
Great yard! Our 2nd time hanging out here to expel my ACD’s energy 😁
Great neighborhood backyard!
Lovely yard. Are dog thoroughly enjoyed it! His tongue was wagging the whole time. A cautionary note, there are some loose boards along a section of the fencing and can easily be pushed in, creating an opening to the adjoining neighbor's yard. Also, a garden hose is provided for drinking water but you will need to bring a bowl if your dog won't drink from the hose.
Yard was spacious and nice to sit in and relax!
Gracious host and a great yard for doggie play dates! Had a hose available for water, which we greatly appreciated, and even a space for humans to sit and chat. Will definitely be using this spot again!
Amazing experience! a beautiful yeard and big enough to play fetch in! will be coming back!
Great spot! Our boxer was so happy to have a place to play that was safe for him and suited his particular needs! He is dog reactive and can’t go to dog parks without having pretty severe fear-aggression panic :( That being said, there are some neighbor dogs who were let out into their backyard next door and barked some (as dogs do), but the fence at the Sniff spot is great, and the neighbor pups calmed down after a while (I think our poor dog-deprived babe even took a shine to one of them!). After 10 mins the pups were taken back in and our boy continued goofin around joyfully.
Great spot! Fully fenced, lots of grass. Room to throw a ball for a small dog
Had a blast! Great yard and wonderful privacy fence.
This was a great spot!
Thank you! This was great! Will visit again!
This was a great spot for 3/4 pups! Lots of room, easy entry, no mud, and a place to put down your bags!
Good experience overall! The back yard had an easy entrance and high fencing. Unlike other sniffspots, this did not have (obvious) access to water, poop bags, or toys/treats. That's completely ok and we brought our own bags but did not bring bowls or water - good to know for next time! Our dogs sometimes play aggressively, and they got pretty rowdy during our appointment, but no one bothered us. Nice space and we will likely come back!
Meredith’s spot is perfect for a few dogs to safely play. No fuss booking, super clean yard and easy access. We had fun and will definitely be back!
It was great! My dog livyed running around and smelling all the new smells.
This was exactly what we needed for our last minute booking! There was plenty of space for my 75lb and 20lb dogs to sprint around for 20mins or so 😃 There was one small hole in the fence that I was a little nervous about my smaller dog squeezing through, but between the bushes that covered it, and my vocal encouragement to stay away from there, we had no problems at all. I would recommend and return! Thank you so much!!
Such a beautiful space! Dogs were so happy to smell new smells and run around a nice spacious back yard! Now they are pooped and can't wait to go back!
My dog and puppy are so tired after their visit to Meredith’s house. My puppy can’t go to parks yet because of the danger of parvo so we need a little privacy. Meredith’s yard was perfect to throw a ball and for my pup to chase my dog:) I’ll definitely be back!
This was our first ever sniff spot and we LOVED IT! My boy was kind of cautious when the neighbor dogs started barking but once he realized we were fully fenced in he got right back to play. We will definitely be back!
Our favorite spot
Such a nice little yard! Thank you!! Luna loved playing ball here. The neighbor’s dogs barked a little bit but the fence is tall and solid and she was having so much fun, she didn’t even notice.
Great little spot! Thank you!
we had so much fun today! the yard was perfect for skylar- she was pooped out after wards and really enjoyed the new smells and open space! we are very grateful!!!
Meredith was so kind! She even came out to meet my dogs and didn’t seem to mind all the mastiff drool :) Good sturdy fence and nice sized yard. I will definitely be back as much as I can! Thank you, Meredith!
First time using Sniffspot and we had a great experience! The yard is standard size with LOTS of shade, which was awesome and kept the yard nice and cool! Would definitely do it again!
Meredith was great to communicate with and accessing her backyard was very easy. It was nicely shaded (appreciated on a hot afternoon!) and lots of space for my mini Aussie to explore and play.
Great time as always
I enjoy the great communication and it being so close to us!
My go-to spot!
Such a great place to
This yard had enough space for my pup to play until she was exhausted and it was safe for her with full fencing. She had a great time, and we’d love to use it again!
Another fantastic visit! I love that there's ample amount of shade. It's really fantastic to be able to sit outside and relax. The Host is fantastic and will allow you to use her garden hose if you need to get your puppers water. I would absolutely recommend this spot over and over again.
I love the fact that my dogs know her name into know that it's fun times with her. This is now a normal thing for us and we are always going to use sniff spot. She is going to be our number one spot because she is so close and so amazing. I would recommend her 10 out of 10 every single time period
Another amazing day! The boys are loving the time they get so much that they are pumped when they get their Harnesses on because they know we are going to Meredith's house!
This was my 1st time using the app and I was so pleased within the first 15 minutes that I rebooked this very same spot. The homeowner was outstanding and extremely kind. She offered any help that I may need while I was there. I would hands down make this my normal spot to go. This app is saving so many things in our lives! Thank you Meredith! Can't wait till our next backyard play date!
Nice, shady spot with enough room for my GSD mix to run. Host is friendly and was quick to respond to messages. We’ll probably be back.