Rent safe and private small dog parks hosted by locals in Pylesville, Maryland

Sniffspot's private dog parks are the best way to exercise your dog. We have the best variety and the best priced dog parks anywhere!

Popular private small dog parks near Pylesville, Maryland

Zen Paw Ranch

Hello fellow pet parents! We have a total of three lush green acres available for your beloved pet friends to explore. The space is fully-fenced. Our fence is a 3.5 foot high cattle fence with wire mesh. The entrance to our spot is a large metal swing gate. The spot has cut short-grass. We also have an extra space available for use that is unfenced if you want to let your dog roam freely. There are lots of deer among other animals in the area so your dog can have their own sniffing adventure! No need to worry if your dog is reactive because these animals usually keep their distance. We have digging areas, bottomless water bowls, poop bags and doggy treats. We also have some wood planks that could possibly be used for agility jumps (See pictures). You can enjoy a nice nap on the hammock, sit at the picnic table, or just relax on the lawn chairs while watching your pup. Enjoy a cup of coffee, soft drink or h2o while your lovely pet is enjoying their free time. We have a Keurig inside the house and can brew coffee upon request. Drinks and snacks will be provided for humans as well as wet wipes, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, paper towels and a trash can. The area is quite tranquil; you can enjoy birds chirping or even meditate. Portable lawn chairs and an indoor bathroom for your use is also accessible (All you need to do is ask!). It’s a perfect place to take some time off from daily life struggles and relax; both for you and your furry friend! Shady spots are available during any time of the day if you don’t like to be under the sun. We would love to see your furry friends enjoying our yard. Please feel free to share their pictures at the spot! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out!

Fully Fenced
3 acres
$10 dog / hour
Owings Mills, MD

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Why rent private small dog parks in Pylesville, Maryland?
FeaturesSniffspotPublic park
Designed for private play
Rentable by the hour
Off leash options
Very large and/or fully fenced options
Pricing$5 - $15 per dog per hourFree
How do Pylesville's private small dog parks work?

Private rentals by the hour

Our hosts are locals that are renting their yards and private land to dog owners

Trust and safety first

Spots are designed for safety and both hosts and guests are reviewed after each visit

No other dogs during your visits

Only you and your dogs are allowed to enter a spot during the time you've booked it

Reactive dogs welcome

Many of the spots we list are designed with sensitive dogs in mind

Monthly memberships

Many of our dog parks have the option to access member-only benefits with a fixed monthly price

What people say about small dog parks around Pylesville, Maryland

Katelyn K.
September 2022
The property was great and we had a great time. I should’ve known better to bring my doggie life vests for the pool since my dogs have difficulty swimming. Overall, it was a really peaceful time. Our host even supplied us with water when we packed everything but that. We will be back next summer with life vests!
Caitlynn H.
September 2022
This sniff spot is great! The host communicated well and everything was nice and clean. It’s a great place to go on a hot day!
Meagan W.
August 2022
Beautiful backyard and pool! We loved the amount of space the backyard had and how it felt a little more private. Definitely a great place to consider if your dog enjoys swimming!
Rachel N.
July 2022
This sniffspot was amazing! We had full use of not only the yard, but the pool too. I have two labs, so they love swimming-- and I was able to get in with them to make sure they were safe. We will def be back!
Diane H.
June 2022
Fabulous spot! Very clean, lots of room to run around, Mary left a shaded chair for me and water for Lila. There were waste bags and toys as well. I wanted to teach my dog to swim, but she was happier running around with stuffed animals in her mouth. 😊
Courtney L.
June 2022
Our 3 pups had a wonderful time! We could hear dogs, but our super reactive dog didn’t seem to care at all.
Courtney C.
June 2022
The spot is great. It is on the pricier side but worth it for the pool and the space to run. Will definitely be returning!
Kim M.
June 2022
My dog had a great time! The yard was a great space for my dog to explore and play fetch, while also having the awesome pool to stay cool in. The host was super responsive and answered all questions. Thanks for having Zeus!! ❤️
Nikki S.
June 2022
Mary’s place was absolutely perfect! She was so kind to leave out ice water and a bunch of toys too. The pool was amazing and the yard is even bigger than the pictures. We would definitely love to come back!
Courtney C.
May 2022
Our dogs (and us) had a great time! They ran around the yard, went swimming, and played with lots of toys!
Courtney C.
May 2022
Our dogs had an amazing time! They ran around the yard, played with toys, and went swimming! Mary left out ice cold water and poop bags for them! We all loved it!
Jamie W.
February 2023
beautiful space, plenty of grassy room to run and play, plus some bushier and wooded areas on the perimeter for extra good smells. hosts were gracious and communicative. we saw another dog on a walk in the distance and a dog in the hosts house - not an issue for us but to note in case your dog doesn't vibe with that!
Rita C.
January 2023
My dogs enjoyed a fun day of play today. The grass was mowed short, the yard was clean, and thankfully the temperature was in the the low 50’s. The owner provided us with a clean bowl, bottle of water, and a goody bag. We always feel so welcome when we come!! We will definitely come again!!
Kayla B.
January 2023
My dog had a great time! Tons of space for him to run and play fetch. The host was great and provided water, treats, bags, and even a sanitizing wipe. It was lovely to meet her. We will definitely be back!!
Eric S.
October 2022
Everything was exactly as advertised! Linette came out to say hi and had treats for the dogs! Dogs had a great time, would absolutely recommend!
Priscilla D.
September 2023
This place is  absolutely amazing!  I have two bagels and they spent the entire time sniffing around and even then they still didn’t get to explore the entire property because it’s so large and it’s beautiful. There’s so many spots for them to smell if I’m going to take them back I think I need to book a 3 hour session because that’s how wonderful and big this place is!  If you love your dog, you will bring them here. Or to her other property, which includes a pond.  The entire property is clean, very well organized. She’s a wonderful person and I have never seen anything like this available for dogs before. It’s absolutely amazing!
Cathy B.
September 2023
Very peaceful. Open area if you want to throw ball. Also, plenty of trees and bushes with lots of sniff spots. Benches for the parents. Bring Water. I'm sure we will be back!
Donna S.
August 2023
Just wonderful .... best Sniffspot my boy Charlie and I have been to! Kathy's communication and organization are outstanding and I appreciate that she makes safety a priority. The huge area is lush and serene, with so many different kinds of walking/running/sniffing opportunities. Charlie is 12 and usually sticks fairly close to me at a Sniffspot, but at the Acres, he was like, "See ya, mom" and off he went, big smile on his face the whole time. Despite being worn out from his adventures on a warm day, he looked at me in dismay when he realized it was time to go. Oh, and it was nice to find a poop bag receptacle midway through our walk, so I didn't have to carry a bag all the way to the exit. Thank you, Kathy ... we'll be back and we'll try out the Pond spot as well!
Tom H.
August 2023
Blaze had a great time exploring all the scents around the property. Blaze and his friend Stella enjoyed running around all the trees and bushes. What a great experience on a Sunday morning. I would recommend giving the Acres a try, Your dog will have a great time. It was a nice walk around for our humans as well. Looking forward to giving the pond a try next time out.
Hannah W.
June 2023
Our pups and us had a wonderful morning running around the huge 5 acres field and can't wait to go back again soon!! The owner was wonderful to interact with as well!!

What other types of private dog parks are available?

Dog water parks
Many hosts have added water features like pools and/or are nearby lakes or rivers.
Fully fenced dog parks
Very popular choice, perfect to contain your dogs if they are escape artists or if they are not good at recall.
Dog hiking trails
Some of our best spots have hiking trails in wonderful natural settings.
Dog agility parks
Some hosts have implemented full agility courses to train your dogs in a private environment.
Dog fields
Many of the listed spots are large pastures, fields and have farm animals that can be sighted.
Dog beaches
Some spots are conveniently located by the sea or have sand and other beach features.
Indoor dog parks
A good alternative to do activities with your dogs on a rainy day and unpleasant weather in general.

FAQ about our Pylesville small dog parks

Are small dog parks safe?
While public dog parks have a number of safety issues, such as aggressive dogs, disease transmission and general cleanliness, Sniffspot dog parks are much safer than public dog parks. With Sniffspot all bookings are private for just you and dogs you bring with you and we require all dogs to be vaccinated (or have equivalent titers). All Sniffspot locations are vetted and reviewed by park users so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog. 93% of reviews on Sniffspot visits are 5 stars.
How can I find small dog parks in Pylesville?
There are 148 small dog parks in the Pylesville area. The most popular small dog park is Zen Paw Ranch. You can browse all of our small dog parks here.
How do I know if a small dog park works for my dog?
Start by applying basic filters, such as fencing and distractions, to find a dog park that works for your furry friends. If your dog doesn't respond to owner commands, you can visit one of our enclosed dog park areas. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our small dog park sites where there are no dogs audible or visible nearby. You can see any park amenities provided, including a park bench, water for dogs or water features such as kiddie pool or water hose. If your dog loves water, you can go to a park with water features, but if they don't love water, you can avoid them. We also recommend reading reviews to check for park maintenance issues and reaching out to the host with any questions. And lastly, of course, check park hours. Many of our parks are open from dawn until dusk.
What are the requirements to bring my dog to a Sniffspot park?
We require that all dogs have basic vaccinations or equivalent titers. We do not allow dogs with a bite history. We require that owners sign our waiver and agree to follow our safety rules. We also require that pet owners follow safety protocols around water features.
Will there be other dogs at the Sniffspot park at the same time as me?
Sniffspot only allows one booking at a time and any host dogs are required to be kept away from the spot during visits. We also enforce 30 min time buffers between bookings.
How much do Sniffspot small dog parks cost?
Small dog parks in the Pylesville area range from $10 and $10. The least expensive small dog park is Zen Paw Ranch. The most expensive small dog park is Zen Paw Ranch. Each host sets their own price, so you can check the price on the specific Sniffspot dog park listing.
Can I have an event or party at a small dog park?
If you are planning an amazing small dog park party, each Sniffspot park has their own rules regarding special events. Many parks allow doggie birthday parties, training, water parties and other event types. Event organizers need to be responsible for their guests and event organizers should coordinate with the host regarding their fun party. Make sure the park has amenities you need for your party, such as a park with lots of picnic tables with park benches.

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