Rent the best private dog parks hosted by locals in Sarasota, Florida

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 dog parks near Sarasota, Florida

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Why rent a private dog park in Sarasota, Florida?
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 Sarasota's private 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 dog parks around Sarasota, Florida

Billie W.
May 2023
The spot was everything we hoped! Great atmosphere. The host has a lot of amazing plants. Very nice orchids and more! Our poodle loves to do what he was bred to do. Water retrieving! This spot was a big hit for him! We got to play in the water together the whole time! He would barely leave the pool to explore the back but there is a nice little run area behind the pool cage if your dog isn’t as enthusiastic about the water! Ilona is a great host and will do her best to provide anything you need for your visit. Dog water etc. Really appreciate the hose in entry/exit area to rinse off gear, pooch and yourself. We will definitely be back again for more fun! I’m glad he has a water jacket because he has the drive to swim endlessly!
Lana Z.
May 2023
Our pups had a great time! The host was very accomodating but gave us complete privacy. Bathroom was available if needed. My dogs had plenty of room to prance and sniff around. My pittie had a blast in the pool , and the host was so understanding when she popped a pool floatie. There was water and treats for the pups and even some drinks for the humans. Such a great time! Thankyou for making our pups night- they are tired happy girls :)
Cindy B.
May 2023
We had such a lovely time at Ilona's dog park. She bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed. She had water for the dogs and us and treats for the dogs. There were towels and toys. It is an older property, but the water in the pool was clean and the fencing was intact and kept our dogs safe. Our pups had a great time. The only drawback for us was the distance from our home. We are about 40 minutes away, but for those who are local it is nice access to a pool for your pups.
Jennifer B.
March 2023
I’d like to think my pup loves his day-to-day life, but this was just a next level of happiness it made my heart melt to see. Ilona was quick to respond and made for a great, spontaneous visit to this lovely spot! There were plenty of spots to sit / stand that I could see the whole area and feel comfortable with my pup running around, plus lots of spots for him to run in and out of the patio area for unlimited exploring.
Sydney B.
March 2023
Ilona set out all of the pool/sunny day necessities and yummy snacks for the pups! She gave clear instructions on how to enter the backyard. This was my girls first pool experience and it was exactly what we needed! We had a blast splashing around and it wore the girls out, thank you for offering your home!
Jamie S.
May 2023
It was perfect for my Zeus to run around and explore. For a dog his size, there was still plenty of room to run. We will for sure be going back
Connie C.
November 2022
The host was patient and flexible with my first use of app and visit experience. The photos are relevant and no surprises with location. At the moment there is an area of broken fence with debris. It didn't cause an issue for my dog but guests need to note as Host did make it known. I will keep exploring spots closer to home. Great yard.
Jeffrey S.
November 2022
Some hurricane damage that left a few spots in the fence vulnerable but we had no problem keeping Charlie contained. He is a small dog.
Jenny B.
October 2022
It's a very nice spot with plenty of space for dogs to play. Unfortunately they had some fences down after the recent hurricane but still a lovely place for dogs. Very helpful and kind host
Emily D.
September 2022
Wonderful spot! Highly recommend. Securely fenced, lots of shade, small amount of wooded/ bush areas to sniff and explore, and plenty of space for fetch and zoomies. Danielle was a great communicator and accommodated a same day reservation and we were passing through the area. Ended with some very satisfied pups! 😊
Kyle L.
August 2022
Danielle’s backyard is an oasis!! My Stanis had a blast exploring the different areas and I got to sit in the shade. Highly recommend, will be back!
Jody M.
July 2022
My dogs had so much fun today! The yard is approximately 1/2 acre, with fencing all around, and it's a combination of grass closer to the house and ground cover in the wooded part along the back. My young one had plenty of space to run full speed until she got tired of running, and they both had fun exploring in the wooded area. Danielle had a big water bowl out for them when we got there, so thanks for that and the chairs, Danielle! It was really nice having all that shade, and there were no mosquitoes! We had fun and will be back. Thanks again!
B H.
March 2022
The perfect yard! Lots and lots of room, fully fenced, and many different types of landscape to explore. The homeowner is very kind and I would 100% recommend!
Dani H.
July 2022
Madeline’s sniff spot is wonderful! Nice big fenced in yard to play in. She had a nice little set up waiting for us with chairs, water bottles for humans and a 2 litter size bottle in a bowl with ice for the dog. We enjoyed our time so much the only downside is its so hot outside when went we couldn’t stay the full hour but we will most definitely be back! Thank you Madeline!!
Kathie R.
April 2023
Clean and well shaded spot. Not large but perfect for one antisocial dog.
Susan d.
December 2022
Clean yard with lots of room to run. Great location.
Emily F.
September 2022
Highly recommend! Lots of space! We will definitely be back!
Morgan H.
August 2022
Loved the big back yard! Plenty of room for the pups to run and play!
Reeva L.
August 2022
Very nice yard. My dogs had lots of fun
Shenna L.
February 2023
This spot is the best ever!!!!! I've been to several spots but this one is great. The yard was so big my Alaskan Malamute had a field day and this yard provided the exercise that my overweight pitty needed. I will be definitely coming back!!!!!

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.
Small dog parks
Dog parks that specifically work for the needs of dogs that are smaller in size.

FAQ about our Sarasota dog parks

Are dog parks good for dogs?
It is important for dogs to have off leash exercise to sniff and run. But the free and open nature of public dog parks has drawbacks. There could be aggressive dogs, disease transmission and cleanliness issues. For this reason, many dog behaviorists discourage visiting public dog parks and recommend Sniffspot's private dog parks. Sniffspot private dog parks only allow one guest to book at a time and are not open to the public, which solves many of these issues.
Are 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 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 guests so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog. 95% of reviews on Sniffspot visits in the Sarasota area are 5 stars.
How do I know if a dog park works for my dog?
You can filter Sniffspot dog parks by fencing and distractions. If your dog doesn't have good recall, you can visit one of our 110 fully fenced dog parks in the area. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our 20 off leash areas where there are no dogs audible or visible nearby. You can also filter locations to avoid other domestic animals and people. We also recommend reading reviews and reaching out to the host with any questions.
Does Sarasota have any fully fenced dog parks?
Sniffspot has 110 fully fenced dog parks in or near Sarasota. Browse all fully enclosed options.
Where are good dog hiking trails near Sarasota?
The Sarasota area has 3 Sniffspot locations with private trails for you and your dog to walk or hike. Dogs can generally be off leash on Sniffspot trails. The most popular trail is Heartland Place In Bowling Green.
Are there dog agility courses for rent in Sarasota?
Sniffspot has dog parks with agility equipment and/or dog obstacles in or near Sarasota. The most popular agility option is Raina's 5 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Nokomis.
Where in Sarasota can I find a pool for dog swimming?
Sniffspot has swimming options in the Sarasota area. The highest rated option is Raina's 5 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Nokomis.
Can I rent a field for my dog to run near Sarasota?
There are 15 Sniffspot dog parks that offer fields in or near Sarasota where dogs can be off leash. The most popular field is Raina's 5 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Nokomis.

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