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The Painted Porch Pooch Park

Punta Gorda, Florida
Fully Fenced
2 acres
5.025 reviews
Top spot
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Hosted by Heather M.



Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

4 ft

100% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: No gaps

Fencing type(s): Cattle with wire mesh, Cattle without wire mesh

Fencing details: All cross fenced gates will remain closed. Entry and Exit through front Barn gate only please.

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

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsSometimes

Other peopleSometimes

Private entryNo


Dog drinking water


Dog toys


Rain shelter / sun shade

Trash can

$10 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

Optional monthly membership available!

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Punta Gorda, Florida


Located minutes from downtown Punta Gorda, gorgeous 2 acres, owner residence on site. Large shady oaks, pasture and well-cut grass to run and play. Water and toys-FULLY FENCED! 1 couple or 1 owner, 1-3 dogs only. No small kids or families at our spot for safety reasons. (Beware of red ant piles-we treat often but rains stir them up, dogs usually stay clear-Keep feet moving) Please honor your timeframe with 1/2 hr buffer before & after bookings.


100% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.


Our property is left as natural as possible, simple, fenced and mowed. Ants are treated weekly-keep your feet moving.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
1.0 hour
Required advanced notice for visits
12 hours
Max dogs per booking
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests

Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(25) Reviews

  • Nicole F., Dec 4, 2023

    Beautiful as ever!!! Favorite place

    Host replied: Great to hear that! Thank you 🐾🎉

  • Angelique W., Dec 1, 2023

    Very easy to find and very convenient!! The property is beautiful and very clean! My dogs loved it so much! We will definitely be back(:

    Host replied: Thank you! I'm so glad you and your pups enjoyed our spot. I will be adjusting calendar for holiday visitors so I hope some of the available time frames will work for you. More spots will open up again after the new year!

  • Deb T., Dec 1, 2023

    Great Sniff Spot! Very large area with low cut grass and clean. The description and amenities were as stated. Fully fenced however there was a small area in the SW back corner where our dog tired to squeeze under the fence when sensing something on the other side of the fence. Plenty of space away from this area to run and play.

    Host replied: Will take a look. Thx for the review!

  • Diane G., Nov 26, 2023

    Such a great find! After moving seasonally to SWFL, the only thing we missed from up north was our multi-acre yard for our golden retriever. This place is a lifesaver! Clean, safe, and picturesque, plus mere minutes from downtown Punta Gorda. Finley had a ball and we will be back….. often!

    Host replied: That's great news! He's so beautiful and fluffy! So glad this works for you and furry fella :)🐾

  • Patricia A., Nov 20, 2023

    It was my first visit to a sniff spot and I don’t think I could have found any place better. My 2 golden retriever Tucker and Brody loved every minute. I was glad they had water there, I didn’t bring enough since they ran and sniffed every inch of the place. I will definitely be going back.

    Host replied: Thank you! You're dogs are so cute and glad they enjoyed the freedom to run and play 🐾👍

  • Nicole F., Nov 2, 2023

    It was so beautiful!!!!! Extra clean /bonus water and kiddie pool. My dogs have never been in so much space to run and wander. They are sleeping like baby’s now. Will definitely make this a regular place for them.

    Host replied: Thank you!! I'm so glad your two Frenchies loved it! Bw my work calls-I saw them zooming around and enjoying the full out running:). So happy you'll be returning soon!

  • Nicole M., Oct 29, 2023

    Very well kept area, my furkids had a blast! Lots of room to run, play and explore.

    Host replied: Thanks Nicole-glad they had a great experience!

  • Rachael J., Sep 22, 2023

    What a wonderful space this is, even better in person than in the photos. The hosts were so thoughtful in providing clean towels to use as it had been raining heavily prior to our visit. Our puppy loved having the freedom to roam and run around. Will definitely be coming back.

    Host replied: Thank you so much! We were happy to see your puppy run and play! Tired is a good things for the littles :)

  • Haley G., Sep 14, 2023

    This was our first ever Sniff-spot and Batman loved it! Beautiful area! We will definitely be back!

    Host replied: Terrific guests! Thank you :)

  • Terrie F., Sep 10, 2023

    My dog had a great time! Nice well kept big property, fully fenced, short grass and plenty of shade and fun things to sniff. Doggy paradise!

    Host replied: Thank you! So glad your dog enjoyed the freedom to run and play-we are glad you booked today :) Come back anytime.

Meet your host

Heather M.

Joined in September 2023

We are a local family and love animals! The Painted Porch -Pooch Park- is just minutes from downtown Punta Gorda. We live on 5 acres with a barn and chicken coop. We raised and said goodbye to our 4 kids, a horse and 2 goats and now want to share our gorgeous land with your sweet pooches. We have 2 dogs, one of which had a very hard time at dog parks and leashes, this property was the answer and he's so happy! We understand the amazing benefits of a Private place to run your dogs, you can relax under heritage oaks, sky-high slash pines while you play with your dog(s) in a safe space. Fun Fully Fenced 1.5 acres. My hubby Chris and I are Army Veterans, grandparents to 3 boys, love Pickleball, travel, art, beaches and mountain visits. (Dogs smaller than 15lbs are welcome, just walk the perimeter with leash to get familiar with the large layout.)

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