This place is awesome! It was so fun watching my dogs play and run free without worrying about other dogs. Very nice host too. There were towels and a hose for when we were done which was great!
Cool spot. Be careful of folks entering and exiting though if you're dog is a runner
We had a great time visiting this location! Our dogs loved playing in the water and running around off leash. There were fun hammocks and chairs to sit in which was nice, and a hose to clean off the dogs once it was time to leave! We will definitely be back!
This spot was the perfect morning getaway for my dog CJ and I! It’s not often I get to see her run and explore off leash, so you can imagine how heartwarming it was to see her smell ALL things, swim in the pond, and play. The fence is secure, there’s toys there to play with, the property is clean, and there is plenty of shade. We will be back! Thank you for sharing this peaceful place with the community!
It was really easy to find and was what I was hoping for for my dog! Luca had a blast and he loved swimming in the little pond! Will come back.
Great place to practice your puppy’s recall! Our puppy is so scared of water but he ended up going up to the pond. It was great.
Another wonderful experience! Dogs had a great time as always. The host is kind and understanding. We will keep coming back.
Taylor's Pond is even nicer than it was in May. Gradule slopes into the pond. Several chairs in the shade too.
Loved it! My dog is very reactive and being able to see him run around and get curious about the pond was so amazing!! The trail is clean as well and there’s even cute ducks in the pond. Definitely will be coming by again it’s given my dog a lot of confidence to be in his own without the leach as well.
It was my first time taking my dog with my friends and we loved it. The dogs had so much fun in the water, overall and safe and comfortable visit
Very nice and generous host! We got lost because of maps and he was fast to respond and kind enough to let us in the other entrance.
It takes a while for my dog to be comfortable in a new environment because of her anxiety, but she definitely enjoyed the off leash experience and did a lot of sniffing! Hopefully in our next visit, she’ll be comfortable enough to play with her favorite toy (flirt pole) unleashed!!!
PS: there’s trees around that provided shade so it was not hot even when we were scheduled during lunch time
Our dogs had a blast swimming in the pond. At first we were scared because there were ducks and we did not know what they would do. They were so busy running and swimming that all went well.
Everything was amazing! Will definitely return.
The property was amazing! My girl was able to go swimming for the first time in a while and run around and just enjoy the surroundings! :) We will definitely be back!!
They loved exploring and had a great time. I recommend two hours booking. Having a restroom was also a major plus
Great visit today, Molly enjoyed chasing the majestic egrets that were hanging out at the pond!
Wow, this place is such a treat for dogs in San Diego - where else would they have access to a private pond?? My dogs loved roaming the property and checking out all the sights and smells. I've never seen them so thrilled with a Sniff Spot before :)
The owners were present, and we enjoyed a nice chat and one of my dogs loved getting some extra pets from them. We'll definitely be back!
Always a good time with dogs!
Nice walk around the pond, lots to see and sniff. Even took a quick paddle in the canoe. Great place.
Absolutely perfect! Totally gorgeous! We had the best time here. We drove from Carlsbad and was worried it would be too hot for our dogs, and us, but the grounds were cool and one dog cooled down in the water and the other one we soaked with the hose. So grateful for the hose right by the parking spot and nice towels waiting for us. That was such a nice touch. This was the main event for our Sunday! We're already planning to have our dogs birthday there next year!
So fun an relaxing!
All that they said in thier description.
So much space for the dogs to run free! Beautiful location and completely fenced. Clean water bowls for use and extra doggy bags. There is a bathroom on site too. The dogs loved watching the ducks in the pond and chased dragonflies.
This place is awesome. Dave is super sweet. My dogs love this place
Huge space with calm and soothing atmosphere! Great to relax and hang out with your dog, bonus points if your dog loves water. Owners of the property are nice and friendly as well. Would definitely recommend!
We had a great time at this sniff spot with our two dogs! The space is entirely securely fenced and the pond is great. Three notes that I wasn’t aware of that could affect others’ visits so I figured I’d share:
1. There are ducks. They mostly stay in the pond but sometimes walk around it. They seem very savvy about avoiding dogs but determined dogs with high prey drives might have a tough time with this.
2. There is utility equipment around and an open garage that overly curious dogs could make a mess off. But the owners are very laid back about dogs sniffing everything!
3. There were 3 people on the property while we were there - 2 fishing and one working on a vehicle. All friendly and easy going, of course! But dogs with stranger danger might need their humans to send a note to the host ahead of time to ask for more space.
This was a great spot for our friendly, easy dogs. We will be back!
Fun time with our boy, great place with tons of sights and smells, nice area to hose off with towels at entrance/exit. He was exhausted after our visit!
Our favorite sniff spot!! First time coming in the afternoon and it was a treat
This was such an amazing place to just let the dogs be dogs! They got to follow their noses and splash in the pond and be absolutely filthy—all pure joy!
Perfect end to the day. Even better than I expected. And was so grateful that there is a bathroom available. So kind. Look forward to returning.
We love Taylor’s pond. Please keep in mind there were other people and ducks on property. It didn’t bother our dogs but I know it may some.
Who knew you good find fresh water in San Diego, great space for the pups to run around and explore. Very relaxing for the humans as well with lots of seating and swings. Will definitely be back!
We visit Taylor’s pond several times a week and always have the greatest time with our pup. This is a fantastic location and we are so grateful for Dave’s hospitality.
Had another fun visit to Taylor Pond! We ran into 3 different groups of people during the 1.5 hour visit, some with small children, so had to share the pond area and moved around the pond as the other groups moved so as to respect their space. The space is large enough that it didnt affect our visit very much and my dog had a great time zooming and sniffing and splashing in the pond. It is very important that your dog is friendly to strangers or have a good recall just in case there are other guests at the pond too.
Beautiful pond, great little private escape!
So much fun!! We will definitely be returning :)
We loved waking around the pond and letting the dogs swim! The path is dirt so we all got a bit dirty but it was well worth it. My dog and I will be back!
This is a slice of heaven for everyone. From the ducks to the trail to the docks to the hammocks to the mud to the hose! 100 stars! I’ll be a regular now and would even pitch a tent and live there if I could. Our two dogs have never, ever had so much fun. Pure joy.
Awesome property my family and I had a great time
Love it here! We felt safe, comfortable, and our dogs absolutely loved it. We will be back!
Very nice place had a blast! Would recommend for sure!!
Molly and I thoroughly enjoyed Taylor Pond at sunset, lots of ducks to chase today. We also enjoyed watching Keithan and his Dad catch some fish! An electric gate opener has been installed and will be very helpful; thanks Dan!
Really great time! My 14 year old got to go for a swim for the first time in years and all 3 of my pups loved exploring the space! My youngest dog who has some significant reactivity did great! I kept him on a 30 ft leash and knew that I would have to stay engaged with him during our visit, but with those expectations he had a wonderful time, and so did i!
We loved this spot! So much fun with the pond and the ducks just out of reach!
So much fun! So nice to see my dogs just be dogs and run around!
This was our third time here and it seems to get better every time. Mandy loves this spot and I appreciate all of the room and the balls hidden around the area. Thank you!
Nice big area to walk and big pond. Lots of places to sniff and run and enjoy the water
My dogs always have a great time when we come here. Today was especially beautiful and peaceful. So much fun!
Lots of space. Fun for the pup to swim. Will visit again.
Like Disneyland for my dog. She was in heaven and so was I! I’ll go back again and again!
Very pretty spot. Our dogs loved how much room they had to run and they played in the water too. Our new pup did not want to get in the car when it was time to leave.
My pup loved swimming in the pond! Plenty of shady and sunny spots and just an all around good sniff spot. We will definitely be returning!
Had a great time at Taylor Pond this morning! I booked for an hour and a half and actually left a little early cause my dogs were pooped out already! My pitsky Tilly swam in water for the first time and it was so awesome to see her loving the water... she was trying to get to the ducks to no avail. My boxer Lennox barely got his toes wet and my lab/pit Samba enjoyed running through the pond. Thank you David for coming to say hello and offering your amazing place... we will be back again soon!
The place was filled with people. We ran into 7 people. There were a lot trailers or cars. The digging area was super small and couldn't even fit my dog who's only 45 pounds. Super disappointed.
This is our favorite sniff spot!
Great location for my two dogs to explore. My 8 mo pup even jumped into the pond and found out that he loved the water for the first time. The only thing is that because there are tenants at the location, there are open doors to the home there or the garage that your dog could wander into, so you’ll have to be mindful of that.
Taylor pond was a cool spot to check out and was convenient to my home and had a lot of running space for my dogs. There was also a hose to refill water bowls and rinse the dogs off before we left. I am only giving 4 starts because I book sniff spots to have a private and secure place for my dogs to run off leash. However there were other people and another off leash dog on the property at the same time as us. I messaged David ahead of time to ensure that my rambunctious dogs wouldn’t have people or other animals to worry about and he confirmed that my reservation would be a good time and that their air bnb was not booked and therefore I would not have to worry about other people. I was bummed that this wasn’t the case, and I had to limit my dogs to one portion of the trail to avoid the people with their dog. Lovely environment but I will book elsewhere for the peace of mind of having a private property.
Very quiet! This is my dogs second time coming here.
Nice private trail around the pond. Plenty of room for your pup to run/sniff/explore.
A great time as always! My dog was excited as we pulled up. Love all the seating and the host is very kind.
Second visit, we even had a rainbow. My dog is a hunter. She saw a bunny and managed to squeeze under the chain link fence to pursue it. I called her back and squished her back under. I don't think a normal dog will do this. There is no hole in the fence, so nothing to repair. My dog is just very determined when seeking prey. She's only 30 lbs and quite sneaky. The property is a doggy wonderland.
This was our second visit to Taylor Pond. My dog loves this spot. She was so excited and I’m always happy to have a content, tired dog at the end of the hour.
This was our first time using Sniff Spot. Our dogs had so much fun and left tired. We will definitely go back.
Such a great experience for our dogs. They loved the pond and all the places to run around. Found out how much our dog bandit loves the water. We will definitely return. The hose to rinse the dogs off and towels is a great touch.
Another amazing visit to Taylor Pond. This time might have been better because Mandy was familiar with it. Thank you for sharing your space!
So nice after sunset
While the yard was large and plenty of space for our dogs to run around in, the pond water was not the cleanest. If you don’t mind giving your dog a bath after, my dog had so much fun swimming about. The hose happened to break as we were using it, unfortunately.
So much fun!
Great place, My dogs loved the pond!
We had a great 2 hr play time. We ended up “donating” a green fabric frisbee to the pond as my girls were more interested in the geese 😂. This space is so nice. Lots of shade and seats all around the water. As expected, the water was a bit smelly because it’s a pond and geese live there. So I was very excited to see a hose and very user friendly spray attachment to wash the girls off before heading home. So make sure to bring their shampoo with you so you don’t have to bathe them twice 😂 Overall, very happy that this little gem is so close to us. Highly recommend. We will definitely be back :)
Great large space, the dogs loved exploring, running around, and swimming. Also super easy & accessible. Thank you!
I almost don't want to say how spectacular Taylor's Pond is !
There was something for everyone- swings, ducks, swimming, sniffing - so much to explore . It was a dogs dream destination !
My dogs had an amazing time and so did we ! Highly recommend this wonderful find!
Love bringing my little guy here! Today there were some friendly airbnb guests feeding the ducks and my dog ran head first into one on accident but they were super kind about it and as always the sniffspot is a very open and friendly place. looking forward to our next visit!
Great place! Quiet, clean, spacious, interesting, fun...:-)
Always a great time at the pond. Love watching my fur baby go full speed! She loves zipping up and down the water bank. So much fun! We will be back ☀️ 🐾
My girl had a great time. The pond is larger than i thought so we both got good exercise. Lots of sniffies - she lost her mind over all the wildlife scents. And after she unexpectedly took a dip, there was a hose there to rinse her down, and towels.
Great place! Host was on site and very welcoming. Our pup had the entire place to herself, just the way she likes it! Highly recommended and will be back again! Thanks for a great experience!
So much fun for my pup! I loved seeing her loving the water 😍😍 Clean and lots of seating! Be careful if your dog has no fear. My dog ran towards the ducks and quickly found out she can’t swim nearly as well! 😋
Visited Taylor Pond in the morning for a change and had a great time as usual! It was already warm outside, so Molly jumped in the pond a few times. Well, that might be because there were also plenty of duck friends for her to chase as well!
We continue to come back to this spot. The host is always improving the area and offering amenities to make the experience better. My dogs look forward to coming here and we introduced another dog friend to the spot today!
There was a TON of things for my puppy to sniff! She wore herself out. The only negative is that the space is completely shared with the airbnb they rent out so there were kids and people by us the whole time.
Awesome spot! My pup loved running laps around the pond, and then went for a little swim before leaving. Everything you could need is there upon arrival. Super quiet too!
This spot is amazing! My dogs had a blast. David provided water to rinse them off after a fun swim in the pond and towels to dry them. Also, I am in a wheelchair and struggle to find places I can take my dog for off leash play. This property allowed me to easily get around the pond and I was able to go everywhere the pups went. I am so glad we have found this place. We will definitely be back.
Great spot, particularly for dogs who like to play in water.
There is so much to explore here and the setup is great! A chair, hose, water bowl, toys, all setup right next to where you park your car. My pup could’ve spent forever out in this area. And the property owners are super nice and welcoming!
This was our first sniffspot and we had an excellent experience. The provided information was accurate, and the area was quiet, safe, and fun.
This was our 4th visit to Taylor Pond. We really like bringing our two dogs there. There is some shade to keep cool, lots of sniffs for the pups, and they have towels, water and toys available. Our dogs don't swim, but they love running back and forth along the pond and then just sniffing around. We'll be back!
this park was such a great experience for my 3 pups. my husky mix has extreme anxiety around other dogs and i felt safe bringing her here to have a great time. she had a blast exploring as she hasn't ever been to a dog park. thank you so much!
This is the best summer spot to take your dog! There’s plenty of space for your dog to explore or for them to play fetch. The pound is the perfect thing to keep the pups cool in the summer heat. I highly recommend this amazing spot!!!
i love this place! i have a reactive dog so it was great getting to let him roam and explore freely. will definitely come back, this is a beautiful property. thank you!
Brought my 5 year old and our two dogs and everyone has been living their best lives for an hour and a half. Currently writing this from a hammock overlooking the pond. This will definitely be a regular place for us!
We couldn't figure out how to close the gate and David was really responsive in coming out and closing it as soon as I messaged him. The path was easy to walk on and there were shady spots to get out of the sun. Lake and the ducks were really peaceful to gaze out on. There are other people around. Lots of interesting things for your dog to sniff. I would recommend this spot to others.
I own two Labradors and this place is the best! It is a large fenced in area for the dogs to run and swim and for me to reinforce their training. There is a lot of trees which offer shade and there are chairs and hammocks throughout the area for us humans to relax. David the owner is very humble and pleasant who keeps his property very clean. If I could give 6 stars out of five I certainly would as this has turned into my dogs and my favorite spot.
This was a great Sniffspot! My dog loved watching the birds in the pond and following me around the path. There were some good areas to play fetch. The owners were friendly and the property had signs that were very helpful. We will be back forsure.
My dog had so much fun exploring Taylor Pond! It was spacious and clean. We enjoyed our time there.
Great spot to let the dog out to run around. My dog loved the pond.
Great spot. BUT! If your dogs aren’t great with people just message the host first. Other people can be present there. David is a good host though and will work with you.
The ultimate dog dream,Can’t say enough great things! Plenty to explore including wildlife (ducks, birds,etc) and walkability surrounding the pond. Plenty of chairs to sit. Owner was so friendly. Would visit again
Great spot for dogs to swim in a natural environment! Easy to find and very accessible.
Took 3 dogs and the had the very best time! There was dedicated parking and easy to find from the description listed. Lots of toys for the dogs to play with and the biggest highlight was swimming in the pond. Thanks David for providing such a fun and safe space for the pups to play, run, swim and still be contained.
Molly once again had the best time at Taylor Pond, lots of swimming today too! The owners were having an impromptu get together, so Molly had fun getting to know a couple guests hanging out down by "her pond". This helped work on her off-leash socialization skills. I think Dave knows us by now, so figured that would benefit her. But if that weren't the case, he is very accommodating and easy to work with, as were his guests.
Dog heaven. We love Taylor’s pond!
We had the best time with our dogs at Taylor pong - they swam and played. The pond is awesome and fully fenced in. David, the owner of the property was awesome to chat with. Our dogs really enjoyed themselves. The place was easy to find and the parking was convenient. We will be back again!
Great experience! We celebrated my dogs first birthday and he loved everything about this place! We invited his cousins (my siblings) and we all had a blast
Super nice spot with lots of open area for play. The dogs had a blast!!!
Great spot for training our puppy off leash! Friendly owners, easy to find. There’s a hose to rinse your dogs off which is a plus. Will definitely be back soon!
Visiting Taylor Pond took me right back to my childhood in Northern Minnesota. Lots of wildlife, fun swings and hammocks, and space for the dogs to explore. There is an older dog on the property, but my dogs didn’t pay them much attention. My dogs enjoyed the pond on a hot day and luckily David provided a hose and towels ☺️
Such a nice area. My dog really enjoyed getting to explore! I had a piece of mind knowing she could be safe & free to roam!
What a marvelous spot!! My wife and I went for the first time today. We and our 2 yr old German Shepherd had a blast, his ball drive had him swimming in no time as well as lots of laps around the well kept and lovely property. Nice hose available for rinsing him off afterwards and towels as well. We will definitely be back 👍.
It was my first experience and I had a very nice time. The pond was beautiful and large and my puppy loved swimming. He got very muddy but they had a hose for us to wash him down. I would definitely come here again.
What a great spot for our dogs! I thought for sure my dogs who don't like water would just run around the exterior of the pond but to my surprise the water was too enticing for them to pass up and one of them even went for a swim. Tons of great areas for them to run around and explore! Among other dog-friendly toys, etc., the owners also had towels and a hose ready to rinse our pups and dry them off before putting them back in my vehicle - so thoughtful and very much appreciated, especially since I did not think my dogs would get wet, so I did not think to bring towels! We will definitely be back!!
I have taken my dog here multiple times. She loves to run around and swim in the pond!
Great large place and very friendly owners, my dog had a great time going for lap after lap in the pond after the ducks
Wonderful location with so much to look at and explore. The only thing you have to be wary of is the fact Airbnb guests may be coming and going.
Such a great spot! We have a rescue who is extremely fearful and this spot truly let him get out of his fear zone. It was completely fenced off, there was a water station and we’ll definitely be coming back soon! Thank you
This place was so wonderful for my shy dog. She got to run, and sniff and have the space to be a dog. She pouted when we were about to leave. Looked from the car to me and sat down. And when I insisted we had to go, hung her head low as she reluctantly walked to the car. Wish I could give her what I was able to give her this morning every day.
This place is great, we drove 2+ hours to get there and it was totally worth it! Our 3 pups had an adventure ...swimming, sniffing, checking out the ducks, fetching all the sticks. There were some people around working on things, not a problem at all, everyone was friendly towards us and the dogs.. even when our super nosey dog wandered in one of the building soaking wet.
Over all the place was peaceful, full of good surprises, and clean for a natural somewhat wild setting. We will be back for sure.
Taylor Pond's close proximity, ambience, wide trail to run on, and friendly owner is the best thing to happen to my rescue Aussie. The new fun thing today was a candy dispenser machine that had tasty dog treats in it. Great idea for those who forgot treats or want to try something new! Somebody left a couple quarters on top for us to use (thank you to whomever did that)! We then paid it forward and left a couple quarters for the next guest.
Love love loved it here!! Such a nice welcoming spot with cute touches all around the property. Will definitely be back!!
This place is amazing! There are loads of places to sniff, several different textures of walking path (gravel, dirt, grass, rocks), and not to mention the pond.
This was our first time actually going off leash and I was concerned for a few reasons; however, I felt so much better once I got there and noticed that I could see the entire place (and in theory, her) wherever I stood. There are a few outbuildings, so she did manage to sneak away, but always waited for me to appear.
David came out to talk for a few minutes and he was very friendly and welcoming. I loved the set up near the parking that had dog treats, toys, and water.
Overall, this is definitely a top spot for both of us and I know we’ll be back again and again.
Such a wonderful spot! It was great to have a place so big yet still fully fenced in for my dog and his friends to run around freely. Will definitely be coming back!!
This place is the best. Been coming here every weekend since I found it. The dogs love it.
I can't remember the last time I saw my dog this happy! He had a great time exploring around the pond and stepping in the water to cool off. The hose and water bowl by the parking area was appreciated!
This is a great spot! My pups had the best time running and swimming
This was our first SniffSpot location.
This place is an amazing gem! It’s pretty cool to have a pond almost all to yourself. There was one man fishing on the other side of the pond….and we saw another person leave from what I think was a Airbnb. The owner came out and said hello. Very nice.
They do have accommodating things such as a water hose to wash your pup off after dipping into the pond. They have tree swings, multiple docks, the whole pond is fenced in, and they have a water dish for your pup.
The only reason I did not give this location a 5 is, is because I think it could be much better if it was cleaned up a bit.
We had such a great time at Taylor's Pond! Not only did our dogs enjoy themselves but we did too. We enjoyed the quiet, nature and just watching our doggies have a wonderful time. Thanks so much!
Taylor’s Pond is awesome!! My dog had a blast swimming in the pond. The trail goes all the way around the pond which allows you to get your daily steps in too! Parking was super easy and it was very clean. Taylor’s pond is definitely an awesome spot and we will absolutely be back.
Easy to get to, signs made it easy. More human foot traffic than expected. Beautiful loop with tons of space.
This is a really pleasant sniffspot with nice shady places to sit, beautiful water birds, fish in the lake, and even water lilies! My dog went swimming and had a blast! This is a perfect place to go on a hot day to help your dog cool off.
This is our new “go to” place. I have a 14.5 year old dog who is still recovering from cancer surgery. Taylor Pond is safe for her and she gets some rehab exploring and swimming. The owner is extremely nice and the place is beautiful!
My dogs really enjoyed this place
This was our second time at Taylor Pond and our dogs love it. There’s some shade next to the pond and they love to sniff all the sniffs. The area is clean and quiet.
This was a great spot! I have a reactive dog so finding safe places for my dog is a struggle but this place was quiet and perfect for her! David was a great host!
Beautiful place for your dog to run wild. My dog loved wading in the pond and running around. Plenty of shade. The owner is really nice. My dog loved it.
My pups had an excellent time. They got to enjoy the open space all to themselves and had a grand time running around off leash. Brought home happy exhausted dogs.
My friend and I brought our three dogs and they were in heaven. Two ran in and out of the water and one spent the entire time swimming after the ducks in the pond. We met a few people on the property and everyone was incredibly nice. We are definitely going back
Amazing area for my highly reactive dogs!
My Aussie Molly always has a blast at Taylor Pond! She gets her Ya-Ya's out on a wide dirt trail that circles the pond, chases the waterfowl, and gets a kick out of all the other activity on the property. I think at this point she believes that Taylor Pond is her very own special hangout and the owners are part of her pack!
I’ve never seen my dogs SO HAPPY!! They LOVED sniffing everything, running freely, and trying to swim after the ducks. I could hardly keep them out of the water and they did not want to go home!! Thank you guys so much again for having us!! We will definitely be back!!
Very nice, cute, and clean. Plenty of shady spots to sit. Had a hose and towels for after. There are others on the property but no other dogs.
Beautiful spot, has so many great amenities for both owners and dogs, will definitely come again!
This was the perfect spot for my reactive dog! She had blast having the whole place to herself, able to sniff and swim stress free. The property and pond were very clean and well kept. The owner was very kind and made sure we were able to find the location and had everything we needed including water bowls, a dog washing station, dog shampoo and towels. Will definitely be bringing my girls back here.
This was my first Sniffspot experience and we had a great time. The property was clearly marked as was the Sniffspot entrance and parking area. After closing the gate I unleashed my dog and we took a lap around the pond to check everything out. Everything was secure and I had the place to myself- I didn’t see any one around and there were no cars driving through. I did see a few people walking on the trail behind the property. There were some dogs barking on an adjacent property but they weren’t visible and didn’t bother my dog. She spent the whole time in the pond, chasing ducks or her tennis ball off the dock. She did get quite dirty so I hosed her off before getting back in the car and gave her a bath at home. It was very peaceful and the pond is beautiful- I didn’t have an issue with bugs but I was there in the morning. We will definitely be back- my dog did not want to leave and could have spent hours playing in the water.
Lovely spot for a pup swim
Great place, very wide and even has some cute wildlife! Everything went smooth and pup burned lots of energy 🐕
We had such a wonderful time at Taylor's Pond today. We have two dogs that are both rescues, one of them was abused pretty badly before we rescued him and it has been a long process to rehabilitate him. This was his first official outing and I almost cried seeing him so happy. This place is an absolute gem. The dogs loved running around in the pond, there are swings and hammocks for the humans. Everything is fully fenced and there's even a place to hose the dogs off when you're ready to leave. We will definitely be visiting again! 🐕🐾💦
Always love coming to this spot!
The location is beautiful. However, within 30 seconds of letting my dog off leash a car drove up and started opening the front gate. I ran over and asked the woman to stop till I caught my dog. She seemed surprised but did wait. I asked if she had reserved the spot (thinking there was possibly a mixup with reservations). She said she was renting the airbnb in the back. Once the car was in they drove pretty fast to the back of the property. After that, I didn't feel comfortable letting my dog off leash because they did not seem to be aware that she might be there. They did drive out later and opened the gate again without checking for my dog. I really wish this hadn't happened because I do like the space, but I didn't feel safe letting my dog run off leash with the gate opening and cars driving through.
I did see a few people walk around on the property throughout my visit. This isn't a problem for my dog but I know it might be for others. The fence did appear to be intact and solid, there were just people opening the gate and driving through throughout the visit.
Our dogs loved it! Definitely would bring them back 👌🏼
Our dog absolutely loved it to play in the pond and have the freedom to run around. The owner provided towels, water bowl and shampoo for our girl after swimming. Such a nice area that was so fun her to play. We also loved the relaxing areas with the hammocks was such a great place to hang out.
Very fun! Dogs got super tired and had lots of fun. Everything was great and hosts were nice however when we arrived and we’re getting off a large white dog ran to our car and jumped at our car so we had to get back in our car until it left. The dog left so we came back out and as we were walking around the pond it ran at us to approach us again and it happened once more when we were walking back to our car. If you have a reactive dog I’d definitely make sure with the host another dog won’t be present but besides that everything was amazing and we had a great time. Will definitely consider coming back.
We had the absolute best time at this place! Thank you so much to our gracious hosts and furrends that met up today 🥰
We ALWAYS have a blast at Taylor Pond!
This place is great! We had everything we needed, including cell reception. It’s a mostly dirt path surrounding the pond. Not much grass, so they did get dirty. But there’s a hose and dog shampoo/conditioner by the entrance/exit. Dogs were so tired out they didn’t seem to mind being hosed off. David was nice, showed us where the poison oak was when we asked. Five stars and two thumbs and four paws up!
Another wonderful visit! Our dogs truly enjoy coming here 😊
Awesome!! Perfect and so peaceful! Our dogs had a great time!
We love love love the pond, our pupper got to swim for the first time today. One of the best Sniffspot ever! :)
AMAZING!! My pup had so much fun playing in the water! Directions were easy to follow, there was great signage, the spot was super secure and the pond is simply amazing!
Lots of land, my puppy loved celebrating her birthday running around enjoying the pond:)
We’ve come here a handful of times and we love it every time we come! By far my favorite sniffspot in San Diego county.
The dogs had so much fun! Great spot!
Our pack had the absolute best time at this sniff spot! We brought our 8 dogs (5 are ours, 3 fosters) and it was a blast. They immediately jumped into the pond and enjoyed swimming laps and playing fetch. We walked around the whole pond as they explored, played, and rolled around. It was very beautiful with lots of shaded places to relax. Our husky has a metal plate in her leg from an accident and has never really swam in her life. We thought she was unable to or it was too hard for her, but almost right away she hopped in the pond and swam. Our hearts were so full! We are definitely coming back to this amazing sniff spot.
Love this spot! Large lot for your dogs to run around, my dogs loved the water & how much space they had to roam around.
We loved Taylor’s Pond! Very easy to find! Bruce loved swimming in the pond with his duck friends. Very spacious and also provide water for the doggos
Such an amazing spot! The dogs loved jumping off the dock. Weather was great and plenty of space to roam and run. We will definitely be back! Thank you David! :)
The place was very clean and as described! Our dogs had a blast getting to run around!! Thank you for letting us use your space
Perfect for those who hate washing their dogs after the beach due to the sand!
We had an amazing time! Our dogs loved swimming in the pond. Only thing to make note of is to make sure your dogs are people friendly, as the description states, there are occasionally human visitors. Would definitely recommend!
Perfect for a hot day, the dogs jumped right into the pond and cooled right off. It was great to have some space for them to run around and then to rinse off with the hose was also very helpful. Plenty of shade as well if you just want to hang out and cool off.
First time using this app and could not have chosen a better place. Felt very secluded like we had a private trail to ourselves. Will definitely be back.
a lifesaver in this heat!!!
Great spot, our pups loved the space and were curious about the ducks! Knocked a star because a gate was left open on the right side of the property (the instructions told us to close the gate on the left, but we only found out there was an additional gate when our dogs went sprinting out of it…). Luckily, they came running back but it was definitely scary.
My dogs were really happy here! Thanks so much for making our day today 😄
We’ll definitely be back. Since it’s getting hot out, early in the morning is best for us. I especially appreciated that the entire perimeter was well fenced and a nice clean bowl of water was available (and, of course, my dogs loved exploring the pond).
Beautiful day at the pond.think my pups had the best day of their life ❤️
My 3 dogs had a blast, it's pretty and peaceful there, love that it's fenced in so no worries... I have a coonhound that bayed to his heart's content swimming and chasing the poor ducks, he was in heaven howling and I didn't have to worry about bothering anyone ..
Thank you Dave, you were so nice and let me know I could use doggie towels and a hose off ... and there was plenty of parking and room to
turn around a big truck and trailer ... we'll be back 😍😍😍
This was a beautiful well-kept space! My dogs and I had such a fun time exploring and fetching in the water. There are some bird wildlife but we didn’t have any issues. It’s fenced all the way around. There were some people (the owners I believe) who walked outside a few times but they didn’t interact or have any issues. Some parts of the water were stinky but that’s a given considering it’s a pond with wildlife. There were a few bones on the ground which my dogs were keen to picking up but it’s such a big space it’s likely from birds or wildlife that ate something. Nothing to be concerned about. It was a very nice spot! I hope to come back in the future :)
Wonderful property! It was easy to find and tons of things to do. We saw a rabbit and ducks geese etc. The pond is stunning and there are hammocks and seating areas and bathrooms!!! Best one yet. Only downfall is tons of bugs so bring your bug spray but that is to be expected. Wish we would have booked longer. Met the owner and he is super nice as well.
Taylor Pond was a great place for my dogs to explore and run around. The host and family are extremely friendly to the dogs and us humans. We will definitely be coming back again for more exploration adventures!
Super cool place! Plenty of space for our dogs to run around like crazy. Nice and private and just a few people walking by the trail behind the property. My dog couldn’t get enough of jumping into the pond and swimming from one side to the other. 10/10 Recommend if you have a dog that loves to run and swim or if you want to see if your dog likes to swim!
Took me a minute to find the correct home but once I did it was easy to let ourselves in. Had SO much fun. My dog swam for hours chasing the ducks. There were a few people around but for the most part it was only us.
This place is beautiful
To get there, at the end of the road, go through the gates and go left past the other houses. I got a little confused but you’ll see a sign for sniff spot after that :)
This place is as described and was easy enough to find. My dog had a great time exploring. There were a lot of people walking across the property but they just ignored us which was nice. I can’t give 5 starts though, because there was a dog on the property. It was an old dog who was laying outside the house. It was only there for about the last 15 minutes of my visit and it was ignoring my dog and didn’t venture from their back porch area. My dog will ignore other dogs if they ignore him so we were fine. Just an FYI for other who’s dogs may not.
Very nice quiet place and private for your Pup(s). Definitely will come back. Thanks for the hospitality.
We had so much fun! Would definitely recommend bringing some dog shampoo if your dog likes jumping into lakes. There were many birds and ducks to chase. Will be coming back. Thanks!
We LOVED this sniff spot! We brought our three dogs and had so much fun here! This would be a great spot to bring the family for an afternoon. We definitely plan on coming back!
My dog loved the pond! He spent the whole hour just sniffing and watching the ducks. I loved it!
This is a great place and my dogs LOVED it! The only issue was there is a back automatic/electrics driveway gate. Someone drove out of the property through that while we were there. My dogs were trying to chase the car and it was hard for me to get them. I was able to distract them to the other end of the property, but it took quite some time (a minute?) for the gate to automatically shut. I was really nervous my dogs would escape. Otherwise they totally enjoyed their time!
Amazing spot! Bring a towel and dog shampoo if your dog likes to go in the water. They have a perfect washing station. Everything is gated and clean!
This is place awesome. It brought back memories for my husband when he was a little kid. My dogs love it. There docks where they can jump from. It big and they can run around. There’s a lot of shade to sit and relax and it’s very peaceful. I booked another slot for next week. It’s very clean.
This was a great spot for our dog! It was a nice place to walk around the pond. Our dog loved swimming in the pond. There were shady places on this hot day. There were a couple people around so if your dog has people issues, choose a different spot. It's a really big area so it was easy for us to find out own space to hang out. Pretty area with ducks!
This place has a nice pond with lots of ducks. My dog went nuts and had so much fun swimming around, trying to chase the ducks. We saw 2 people while we were there but for the most part we had a lot of privacy.
It’s a really great spot! They mentioned there may be Airbnb guests in the back so I stayed away from there but a woman came out of the front house so I did end up leashing my dog. Overall a great property though!
Spent fantastic time with my friends and they dogs!!! Thank you so much!
Amazing location. Private with lots of room to roam and a full fence
I like the parking that’s available inside the fenced lot. My pup had a great time! It’s a beautiful pond with ducks and fish. Such a relaxing atmosphere.
we have had several great visits here.
For those who are concerned about the friendly, very senior dog on site, if your dog is very reactive I'm sure you could confirm with the hosts that she will be led out of the pond area for your visit. She hasn't approached us & my dog has never found her.
There is a fence at the back of the property, beyond which is public property & people occasionally walk by with their dogs. Again, if you don't want your dog to see any other dogs then maybe stay away from the rear of the pond.
This is a natural setting; if your dog is having any fun, s/he will get dirty.
This place was great! They had towels out near the hose off station and a bucket of toys which was super thoughtful. Next time I’d bring biodegradable dog shampoo for a quick wash before leaving. We had a great time and I definitely recommend this location.
UHMAZING place! We couldn’t get our dog to leave!
We will be coming back and bringing some our pups friends to enjoy the yard as well!
Kept my pups thoroughly engaged. Will definitely be back.
Such a great spot! Our dogs love it here. The pond has ducks that our younger dog swims and chases. There is a fence at the end of the property with people and dogs walking, so just keep that in mind if you have reactive dogs. There were also some people that arrived towards the end of our time that seemed to be going fishing in the pond.
My pup and I had a pretty great time here! Lots of ducks and birds for my dog to watch and a great selection of toys to play with!
Great spot! There were people visible on the property, but the space is so big we were able to avoid them. Our pup was so intrigued by the ducks and chicks that he didn’t mind at all! Booked on fairly short notice and had no issues.
Such a beautiful location! My girl had a blast here and I loved it too. Tons of fun for both of us. Clean, safe, and lovely. We will be back!
Love this place! Definitely come again
Great space, has almost like a mini summer camp feel with boats, hammocks, swings. We were there for 1.5 hours and it was perfect for my dogs. We did see a few people during our time there. I walked around the found several times while my dogs were in and out of the water.
This is a lovely property with lots to sniff. Plus your dog can swim, jump off the docks, run, and check out the ducks. There are hammocks, a tire swing, regular swing, bathrooms and more. We will be going back a lot! Thanks for making your property available!
Judy & Cori
Incredible!! Such an amazing experience and will definitely be a regular. Don’t make the mistake I made and make sure to follow the precise directions - I drove through someone’s yard.
Beautiful property. Our dogs had a great time swimming. There is a home on the far end with people within the interior of the property. Just to be aware of it in the case your dog doesn’t have good recall. We moved back to the other end when they arrived. Otherwise, the owner is super nice. It was great to have a hose to rinse the dogs off. Ty!
Beautiful spot with so many fun things to explore. Hammocks, tire swings, rock climbing wall, archery, and duck feeding! We had an absolute blast. There were a lot of very nice people milling about. The side gate was open and my dog got out briefly, so maybe check that it's closed before you let them loose if you have a runner. We had a beautiful afternoon stroll around the pond and the dogs were so dirty and exhausted!
Nice scenic pond that the pups enjoyed romping around
A wonderful time! A beautiful lake for us to walk around and the dogs enjoyed swimming and exploring. The hosts were extremely hospitable and friendly. We hope to come back soon!
Another fanastic visit. The dogs are clearly living thier best life when we are there. Good times had by all. Poway's best kept secret.
This place had so many fun things and my dog was able to get her zoomies out! The only thing was at the end people came out and we’re on the property and I didn’t feel comfortable with my dog off leash when it stated that people weren’t in there. Otherwise I would definitely come here again! Beautiful space and my dog loved the tether ball!
Seriously this place is such a gem! My dog loved swimming and exploring and there were so many places for us humans to sit and enjoy as well. Easy to find, easy to follow directions. I will definitely be coming back here!
I'd like to leave 5 stars, but for some reason it's not letting me. This was absolutely a 5 star experience! ✨️. We will be back for sure. The dogs had a blast! 😊
Great place, lots to explore. Lots of friendly people around.
This is a really fun sniffspot. The property and pond are HUGE, and my dog loved exploring. People with reactive dogs, be aware: there is a trail that passes along the back (fenced) edge of the property where we did see a few people and dogs, so you may want to keep an eye out to manage barking or fence fighting. Really cool place overall, we will definitely be back! :)
Thank you for having us
Other people around, it might be the people that rent the house at times. It won’t be a good place if you have a reactive dog.
Awesome sniffspot experience! There was so much to see and do, from feeding (and chasing) the ducks to the numerous hammocks and swings to the trails around the pond. We had a great time and even ran into the owner who was super nice. I also ran into a neighbor and he was also very sweet! I highly recommend this sniffspot if you have a reactive dog or one who needs to burn off lots of energy. We booked an hour but could have stayed all day. We will definitely be back!
My puppy had an awesome time playing in the pond and using the big space to play fetch! Definitely coming back again!
Thanks for a great time as always!
Hosts have been doing more work on this pond since our last visit clearing reeds.
Towards the end she even got to chase the golf cart around the pond 😅 which she loves
Our first sniff spot experience and it was amazing!! My anxious and reactive dog loved the tetherball and just being able to roam around by herself without worrying about other dogs. We saw one person walking on the opposite side of the fence with a dog, but there were trees and plants in the way so my dog wasn’t bothered.
The dogs had a nice time swimming in the pond and exploring the property.
Cool spot. Large space. Had a swing, tire swing, and a tetherball. Super dope. There were people in the fenced off area and our dog is a bit unpredictable when it comes to deciding whether or not to jump on people, so it was a little bit nerve wracking . Other than that, the spot was nice.
My pup has never showed interest in water so it caught me by surprise when he got excited over the ducks and jumped in after them!! Bring a towel! My beautiful car interior got tarnished by mud. But the space made it worth it! 😁 until next time.
Peace and Love
My dog had a blast here! He loved swimming in the pond chasing after the ducks. Spot was easy to find and host was very friendly. Saw a few people on the property and the one senior dog mentioned in the listing.
super fun space - you can walk laps with your pups around the pond and play fetch on the straightaways
Always had a good time!
The dogs had a great time and are sleeping well now
Second time here and another fun jaunt! Today Molly tried the tetherball and I was amazed at her prowess! She also stopped listening to me tell her not go to in the water, so needed a good hosing off! We passed the senior dog who lives here; a sweet border collie who was a greeter as my car drove towards the actual fenced-in Sniffspot area. Senior pup was on the other side of the Sniffspot area, so safe from being barked at and herded by my pup!
This was a great spot and my dog had a great time. It was easy to find and there was a hose to fill the water bowl and rinse. We weren’t sure if the pond was safe for swimming but we didn’t ask either. For my reactive friends, there is a trail on the back side of the pond where we saw other dogs but there was a fence and bushes in between us and the trail. There are ducks on the pond too. We saw a few people on the property but they stayed away for the most part. There is also a hammock, a swing, a tether ball, and a storage container with climbing rocks that got us hoomans entertained too. Make sure to bring poop bags. We definitely plan on coming back.
Awesome place for play time so much to do!
Other dogs were being walked on property- but were on leash. Great place to take dog on a walk.
We had an absolute blast at Taylor Pond! The property is gorgeous and well-maintained and my dog loved zooming on the path around the pond, chasing ducks, and sniffing everything. It was also a great birding location and I even saw a couple green heron. The host was very friendly and so were his other human guests who were at the pond fishing. We did not see any dogs there. My pup was very dirty after a swim in the pond and a roll in the dirt so be prepared. There is a spot for water, toys, and hosing off your dog. My dog is reactive to other dogs so it was great to be able to let loose and explore without worry. We will definitely be back!
Cool place for the dawg !
This place is amazing!! Such a good lovely experience! My dogs have so much fun swimming, running, sniffing around. Very nice property and friendly people! Thank you David we will definitely come back soon with more dogs! 😀
The pond is surrounded by a dirt road and a variety of trees. It was especially lovely in the early evening. There were many birds, including a heron, and some ducks. My dogs had a fantastic time running up and down the path and exploring the shore.
The host was accommodating and allowed us entry even though we were about 15 minutes early.
There is a hose for rinsing off dogs and filling water.
We were surprised by how many people and other dogs were there. There were multiple dwellings along the path. There is a friendly senior dog which was not a problem, however we were surprised by someone walking towards us with a leashed German Shepard. Unfortunately this startled my puppy and I needed to leash him up. I would say read the listing carefully because the other dogs and people are mentioned I just should have paid better attention. I’m glad this happened near the end of our visit rather than in the beginning.
Also note that there were lots of foxtails, so check your dogs during post-pond clean up.
Great location, close to the freeway and main roads. Lots for both my dogs to do and places for humans to sit, could easily spend a few hours here in the hammock and enjoying the space. Highly recommend!
My dogs loved it. We will definitely be back soon!
A hidden gem! We took our 3 boys, they loved running around and jumping in the pond. The water hose came in handy for fresh drinking water and to wash them off after a good swim. Will be returning soon!
Our dogs had a blast and so did we! Such a cool spot with access to kayaks if we wanted! Will be back again!
Rogue had a blast here. She loved popping in and out of the pond and running all around. Multiple barge type tie outs and she explored each one. There were a variety of ducks in the pond but my girl did not bother them. Bring multiple towels as your dog will get pretty muddy after being in the water. I would definitely use this location again!
One hour of pure bliss for my pup Molly! She ran her legs off around the pond chasing ducks, frogs, birds, and watching a neighbor's fishing techniques. This is city-close but the experience was 100% country ambience and friendliness. I couldn't have asked for a more relaxing experience for both my pup and myself.
Cannot recommend this spot enough! Easy to find and to park. My dog had a BLAST. Everyone I interacted with was so friendly and the area was a joy to walk around.
Beautiful space with lots of different things to see! My dog loved it. Very friendly and accommodating host.
This was a great spot! My dog isn’t so much into swimming/water, but he was able to play fetch and walk freely without a leash which he loves!
Such a great spot; nice people, plenty of space and things to see. 10/10.
My doggos had such an amazing time here! Perfect amount of shade and walking trails. The host was very friendly and guided us to the correct parking spot (remember to drive all the way back until you see the sign). I would suggest taking older leashes/harnesses, as they’ll need a good wash after some play time in the pond and dirt. Also, don’t forget your baggies for dog waste. Overall, I would highly recommend!
The yard was fully fenced and secure. My dogs had a blast and will definitely return. The host was extremely nice and we felt very welcomed.
What a magical spot. Dogs and I had a blast. Our first time there but certainly not our last. Thank you for sharing this property with us and others.
This was the perfect spot to bring the dogs ! All fenced in with a pond so if your dog likes to swim, remember those towels:) I will be recommending this spot to all of my friends who have dogs but don’t want the hassle of a dog park.
This was my first time using Sniffspot, and we will definitely come back! There is ample space, it’s well-fenced, and well-maintained. The foxtails are even few and far between, if such things are a concern for your dog. My dog does not like water, but even she enjoyed the smells of the pond and the wildlife it attracted.
Beautiful serene property. Lots of shade trees. Nice walking path around the pond.
Brought our three dogs out for a run and they had a blast! Two of our dogs are reactive and it was a very safe space for them to have some fun and freedom. Property is beautiful and well kept. Will definitely be coming again!
Great spot, well maintained & lots to sniff and explore. Pond for swimming if your dog is into that. Friendly host. Calm friendly senior dog on the way in the driveway (pull around to the left of the house through the gate for parking). Did not see her in the fenced pond area, but it wouldn't have been a problem for my dog; more likely she would have annoyed the resident dog trying to play! We'll be back.
We will definitely be coming back!
Our dog loved this place so much to do and so much land to run around. The host was very nice I loved that there was a sink to wash hands and fill his water bowl.
This a great spot! Fully fenced in and a lot to do, and not just for the dogs. We will definitely be coming back. If your dogs aren’t friendly with other dogs I would just make sure to mention it since there is a dog who lives on the property. But we had no issues with that the dog didn’t even come up to us and kept to herself. But I would keep that in mind. But it’s a fantastic spot! Highly recommend