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Porky & Archie’s Backyard Puppy Play Yard in Rochester, Minnesota

Rochester, Minnesota
Fully Fenced
0.02 acres
5.030 reviews
Top spot
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Hosted by Alexis A.



Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

6+ ft

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

Gaps or holes in fence: No gaps

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 animalsNo




Rain shelter / sun shade

Trash can


Lit at night

Short grass

$5 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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Rochester, Minnesota


Perfect, private getaway for your dog to explore off leash! Fully fenced in yard with plenty of places for you to sit. Lots of puppy smells available. Dig defense lining the fence in areas that are susceptible to digging. Dogs must be supervised at all times, and a garbage can & scoop are provided! We lived in an apartment with our reactive dog for two years and know how important that off leash time can be. We look forward to having you explore our backyard! *water hose not available during freezing temps*


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

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Required advanced notice for visits
1 hour
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.
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.

(30) Reviews

  • Amanda B., Jul 18, 2023

    Nice space! Really liked that there is a privacy fence that encloses the whole space!

  • Liz H., Jul 16, 2023

    Great spot! The yard is easy to access and is very private. Our dog loved it.

  • Leah B., Jul 3, 2023

    This is the perfect yard for sniffs, for relaxing, and to work on some socialization training with my reactive black lab. There is a 6’ privacy fence all around, nice landscaping and plenty of shade. The owner was super quick to respond and helpful with answering my questions. This was such a nice spot to bring my pup, and we plan to return.

  • Tatum B., May 21, 2023

    One of the most stress free off leash experiences I’ve had with my dogs! One of my dogs can be reactive toward hyper active dogs and the other hasn’t learned her manners yet. It was so nice to have a fully fenced in grassy space where I could let my dogs have some safe off leash time. There’s was fresh water and a poop scooper as described. I will definitely be bringing my dogs back!

  • Nancy R., Apr 28, 2023

    This was my first use of Sniffspot so I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect. Once I got over the weirdness of walking into someone else’s yard, I was very pleased! The space was clean and just big enough for a 70 pound reactive Labrador to run and have fun. The host had warned me in advance that the water wasn’t on yet, so I brought my own and we were fine. There were some garden beds around so if you have a digger like I do, you’ll just need to be aware and keep an eye on them. There was also a dog in the back neighbor’s yard that got mine a little riled up at first but she soon settled down and things were fine. Loved the nice 6ft privacy fence and everything was very easy to find. I’ll definitely be back soon!

  • Amy B., Nov 2, 2022

    My boyfriend has been at Mayo for almost 2 months now. This was super close and my dog enjoyed being able to romp around off leash.

  • Erin F., Oct 31, 2022

    Great yard, secure fencing, good amount of room to run & play, nice chairs to sit on, a scooper and trash can to clean up…but no water source as listed. I had to leave about 25 min early from our visit as I only had a small amount in my car. There were hoses, but not connected to anything, a rainwater collection barrel but it was empty, and I spotted a spigot high on the side of the house that I was barely able to reach, but when turned nothing came out. I have a 78 lb St. Bernard mix so having water available is really important. Wouldn’t have been as big a deal if I would have known, I would have brought my own. I just hated our first try at this was cut really short. I’ll likely try it again, but just bring my own water.

    Host replied: Shoot! So sorry! We shut off the water on the house when it starts to freeze consistently at night. We would absolutely love to have you back!

  • Kayla H., Sep 14, 2022

    Very nice space! My pup loved sniffing around and exploring. Lots of chairs to sit either in the sun or shade, whichever you prefer. Also like that there’s a water dish we can use. My dog and I definitely want to come back! This would be a great place to work on training and tricks, which I’ll do next time!

  • Rose H., Aug 19, 2022

    Very nice secluded space for my pup to sniff around and just have fun. Shaded spaces lots of grass.

  • Amanda s., Aug 3, 2022

    Nice shaded yard! Lots of space and areas to explore.

Meet your host

Alexis A.

Joined in May 2022

Hi! I am Alexis! My husband, Joe and our two dogs just bought a house in 2021! We both work in Rochester, Minnesota and love to travel! We have two rescue dogs, Porkchop and Archie who both are reactive to other dogs. We lived in apartments for years and know the importance of off leash time! We are so excited to be hosts and share our fenced backyard with other dogs!

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