Sniffington Acres

Ramsey, Minnesota
Fully Fenced
2 acres
5.040 reviews
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Hosted by Melissa D.



Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

5 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

Fencing details: Not sure if this is exactly what my fencing type is, but its the most similar. Fencing is not very strong but does act as a barrier.

Audible/visible from spot

Only the people and dogs included in your booking can be in the spot during your visit. This section refers to distractions seen/heard from the spot.


Other domestic animalsYes


Private entryYes


Dog drinking water


Dog treats

Dog toys



$12 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

Optional monthly membership available!

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This spot offers additional Sniffpass discounts



Please follow us also on Facebook! @Sniffington Acres. Feel free to post the fun time your had at our spot ❤️ We have a 1.5 acre fully fenced (Most of the fence is 5.5ft - 6ft small back section of the fence is shorter ~ 4ft. Fence not a solid fence same fencing as what is used in most dog parks, so if your dog is a serious flight risk they would probably be able to break through) 1/2 the yard is wooded with walking trail. Plenty of smells from critters that pass through. For doggos we have, kiddie pools, a sprinkler and a dig pit in summer and fall if it's hot enough. A ball thrower, some agility equipment, and a flirt pole. For humans I will have out the Keurig if you would like something to drink (coffee, hot chocolate, cider) while your pup plays. We have chickens on the Left corner of the house, they are in a fully enclosed coop/run + a divider fence to keep our dogs out of that area.


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


Same hazards you would have running through the woods, there are bugs and they can be bad in the summer. I do provide bug spray in the summer. Though the backyard is entirely fenced it is a cheap fence, there are areas that are bent with age (next year we hope to reinforce/put in a better fence) large/athletic dogs could jump the fence if they wanted. If you have a high flight risk dog I wouldn't trust the fence. That being said I have had many dogs here and have never had a problem because our yard is big enough. But I just want people to be aware 😊 Neighbors have a boxer, we had one incident where the boxer got free and ran up on a guest, this has happened once in 2 years, he is not aggressive but I am aware a lot of Sniffspot pups are dog reactive. I want to make this known so you can be aware and keep an eye out, again I have never had him run up on us, and have only had 1 guest tell me it happened in 2 years. You can park in our driveway so you are closer to the backyard gate.


Shed (Shed Hunting)$2.0

I have a Shed and Shed scent to apply to the Shed if you would like to either practice Shed Hunting or try it out for the first time! If you are practicing I can hide the Shed somewhere in the yard prior to your arrival (just let me know🙂)


Shed (Shed Hunting)$2.0

I have a Shed and Shed scent to apply to the Shed if you would like to either practice Shed Hunting or try it out for the first time! If you are practicing I can hide the Shed somewhere in the yard prior to your arrival (just let me know🙂)

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Required advanced notice for visits
24 hours
Max dogs per booking
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

Please try your best to keep dogs away from the chickens, I will take pictures of chicken area so that you can see if that will be an issue. Also please try to keep dogs from digging, in areas other then the digging approved area. Have fun!

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.
Arrive and leave on time, this is important for safety.
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.

(40) Reviews

  • Lupe D., Jun 2, 2023

    GREAT yard and woodsy area, my dog loves it!

  • Laura and Ric M., May 29, 2023

    What a fun spot!! Lots of fun options and the host sets up a lovely welcome table with water, bug spray and stickers! The trails out back are super cool but Tilly loved the pool and agility jumps the most.

    Host replied: Glad you had a good time😁 Sorry again about the mosquitoes, they are the worst they've been this year 😬

  • Beth R., May 21, 2023

    This was a great space with plenty of room to roam. We brought our two dogs and foster dog along and they had a great time. They also had bug spray and water available for us humans which was great.

  • Celine W., May 5, 2023

    We are sadly having our last good byes with Bear today. We needed a place where he could run free and explore that was new to him because that's one of his favorite things. Melissa's place offered a safe place for him to that with our other dog Lilly. He enjoyed sniffing the trees and the treats that were provided. We diffently will come back with Lilly. Lilly sure enjoyed the pool. Which surprised us because she never plays with the pool at home.

  • Jenessa K., Apr 30, 2023

    Such a fun time! The back yard has many different areas to keep your dog occupied and I was to do some agility training to

    Host replied: Glad you had a good time! Our Agility equipment has seen better days but I hope to get some new stuff out there soon 🤞

  • Barb L., Dec 6, 2022

    Great yard for sniffing out squirrels or chipmunks, Penny had her nose to the ground the whole time she loves it thanks we will be back

  • Sara G., Oct 9, 2022

    My dog had a blast here! So many smells!

  • Tracy T., Sep 12, 2022

    There's no place like Sniffington Acres. I think those were dog's words when she hopped in the car. Those woods in the back are amazing enrichment for dogs who like to sniff and explore. That tether pole was one of my girl's favorite things there! I don't have. I'm not able to make a sturdy one at home because I don't have a tree so she was absolutely obsessed when she saw this. Then she saw the flirt pole and got so excited. She knew exactly what that was for because we play that at home in my much smaller yard. She's trained on an e-collar so she had lots of practice on avoiding chickens when we're were at Kate's spot in Invergrove Heights. My good girl looked at the chickens here and ran off to sniff completely avoiding the area. So proud of her! Our gracious host left out a clean towel, treats, sanitizer, bug spray; everything needed to make it this spot the perfect experience. She was so happy here. Hope we'll be able to get another reservation here soon. I can see why it's so popular.

  • P G., Aug 27, 2022

    Excellent sniff spot!! We enjoyed our visit so much!!

  • Jamie C., Jun 5, 2022

    Excellent play space for my reactive girl and her older brother. Lots of shade in the wooded area with a doggie pool and ball pit. Many you options and some agility equipment. We will definitely be back.

Meet your host

Hi, I'm Melissa. We have 3 cats, 6 chickens, 2 fish and 2 dogs.

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