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Kota’s Place - huge yard, great for agile dogs!

***New added information at the bottom*** Yard rental for dogs (and people!) to exercise, play, and sniff to their hearts content! Yard can also be rented by dog/animal trainers for a set fee instead of price per dog. Inquire if you’d like more information. Fully fenced backyard. Grass is somewhat long in some of the pictures, but it will be mowed prior to your visit. There is a rock pile for any agile dog that likes to climb. We also have a large galvanized metal troth that can be filled with water if your dog likes to play in water, we would just need at least 3/4 hours advanced notice so we have enough time fill it for you, it is pictured. The covered structure in the middle of the yard has camping chairs next to it and a picnic table you can use. There’s a power strip between two of the cozy chairs on the covered porch, or one by the hot tub. We just ask that you please limit it to no more than 2 devices plugged in. We can provide an electric heater to be used on the porch or by hot tub area if needed, just be sure to add that extra to your booking. There are plenty of scent trails to be followed as we often have small wildlife coming through the yard. Rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and plenty of birds that our dog still tries to catch even though she doesn’t stand a chance 😂 It is a fairly private back yard, so it is quite relaxing aside from the occasional loud barking of our neighbor dogs. We have an American bulldog/brittany spaniel mix, but she will be kept inside with us during your visit. You may hear her loud mouth from time to time, she sometimes fusses when other dogs are using her yard and she can’t join them 😀…There is plenty of parking, you can even open the gate and pull your vehicle into the carport area if you would like. We can possibly dog-sit for a fee so long as your dog is kind and comfortable with us. Cost could be discussed. We live at the end of a gravel road so even though it feels very distant, we’re close to the main roads that go through Graham/Puyallup or Orting. Only about 5-7 minutes from the Fred Meyer located on Meridian and 176th in Puyallup. There is a large white wooden gate that is open leading into the property. Pull in and to the right, park in front of the tall garage and access the backyard through the large metal cattle gate between the garage and house. Lift it up and opening outwardly. It may be blocked from opening by a cinder block on the ground, so you can just move that out of the way. We only put it there because our girl is an escape artist and figured out how to hit it with her nose enough times to pop it open. The little turd, she’s a strong one! If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! Thanks! We hope you and your pet enjoy your visit! We will be adding a toy bin in the near future, for now you may find a stray ball or two in the yard. Our dog is a heavy chewer, so toys don’t last long around here unfortunately. If you have any specific toy requests, feel free to let us know, we do our best to please person and pups alike! If you would like to book at a different time than what is available, please contact me. I’m pretty flexible so I’m sure we can work something out. Inflatable hot tub is now up and running, so you can add an hour of soak time to your booking if you would like 🙂 We’re going to implement a monthly “yummy thank you” for our 4 and 8 hour per month membership holders, so I encourage our patrons to sign up for a membership! Each 4 and 8 hour membership holder can pick any meal that they’d like me to make for them once per month, and I’ll make enough for 2 servings(can fix larger servings at an additional cost of $3 per person depending on desired meal.) I’m quite the maestro in the kitchen, so I promise you won’t regret it! The 8 hour monthly membership will also include a custom mocktail to go with your meal(We can always spike it with whatever liquor you bring along.) And a special treat for your pup! We can easily accommodate allergies/food aversions. All memberships come with other occasional perks/gifts as well. Thanks so much for your patronage! Have a great day!

Fully Fenced
< 1 acre
$9.50 dog / hour
Graham, WA

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Why rent a private dog park in Shelton, Washington?
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 Shelton'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 Shelton, Washington

Carrie R.
October 2022
I guess we have always come on or near inclement weather times because today we actually discovered the real trails that go on and on and on! For miles maybe? It was so fun twisting through the gorgeous forest trails past the last campsite. I always wondered if we were missing something! Thank you for a beautiful day!
Alex B.
July 2022
This was a great spot! My German shepherd had lots of room to stretch his legs. It was a little confusing knowing where to park as it's just a big grassy lawn when you pull up. It was also confusing know where we were and were not allowed to be as some of the trails lead to other camping spots and to a dirt road that had quite a few cars going by on it, which could pose a safety issue since dogs are off leash. Luckily you can hear cars coming down the road so I had time to make sure my dog was secured and no one was pulling into where we were. Overall it's a nice spot with a few short trails with lots of shade and a great grassy area to play fetch.
Kristin O.
June 2022
We consistently have a great experience at this spot. My dog's favorite thing (next to string cheese) is to go on a woodland sniffari, and this place is like heaven to him. It's also pleasant for the humans, too, including plenty of Adirondack chairs for when you want a break from the trails, a covered picnic table, and a portapotty. That last amenity is especially appreciated, since we have a bit of a drive to get to the spot and we always book a couple of hours. This place is definitely worth the drive and the price.
Meagan M.
October 2021
Probably not a good spot if your pup is reactive to other dogs. Based on previous reviews we messaged the owner to ensure no surprise dog visits. We didn’t get a response, but went ahead and booked anyway, knowing to be careful upon arrival. The resident dog joined us. I was super nervous about it, but it went ok. Their dog seems really sweet. They provide fresh water, a place to sit and toys.
Mckenzie W.
August 2021
this was our very first time using sniffspot! we had a great time! there was water and a little pool to use which my dogs loved on this super hot day! so many toys to play fetch with and one of my pups loved the agility! we did have a run in with the property pup, which my dogs are not always the best at meeting new dogs so that was a littke stressful but the resident dog got the picture pretty fast and went back to the house. it was super wasy to find and we will be back for sure!
Kristin O.
July 2021
We love this place so much - it's well worth a drive to spend a couple of hours here with our reactive pup. We keep him on a long lead, since his recall leaves something to be desired, but let him decide the direction and sniff to his heart's content. Today, when we showed up (thankfully after the great PNW heatwave of 2021 had passed), the host had left a pile of firewood (which we didn't burn, but it was a nice touch), a helpful note about the deer (they have attitude this time of year due to protecting their young), and - I don't know if this was on purpose - a very nice stick leaning against the picnic table that my dog promptly carted off and made his own. We also noted they had strung some hammocks between the nearby trees. We came to get some exercise and explore, so we didn't use the hammocks, but what a great option if you were spending, say, an entire afternoon instead of just a couple of hours. I've mentioned the ultra-clean portapotty before - still ultra-clean! You could see they have been doing some work on the trails and that they make a real effort to maintain everything. I hope everyone who visits respects this place, because it is a gem!
Bonnie B.
June 2021
What a fun spot! It is like walking through your own private national forest. This was our second visit and we were able to explore even more of the property than before. My dog absolutely loves it here - there is so much land and different “sniffs” to explore. We even ran into a buzzard feeding on a carcass. Truth is I didn’t see the carcass but my dog did as he was several yards ahead of me and scared the buzzard into the trees. Once I went forward a bit I smelled the carcass and decided to turn around and go the other way😊. Overall, we had a great time and easily spent 90 minutes exploring the may trails throughout the woodlands. We also bought eggs and they are delicious - so much better than what you can buy at the grocery store. Highly recommended Sniffspot!
Kristin O.
May 2021
This was our second time visiting this place, and we loved it even more than the first time. We reserved a bit more time, explored some new trails, brought our own wood to make a fire (though you can buy nice split wood on-site), cooked some lunch, got "lost" in the woods for a bit, and generally had a great afternoon out. Our pup loves exploring nature and sniffing all the smells, while I appreciate the well-maintained trails and the cleanest porta-potty I've ever seen. :) Thanks to the owners for making this magical place available to dogs and the humans who love them. We'll be back again!
Shelley R.
April 2021
the sniff spot had great signage to get to the fenced yard area. The grass was recently mowed and there were great obsticals for my dog. I brought my own water bowl and toys (for cleanliness). My dog had an amazing time! The only issue I had is my little dogs is 20lbs and he is smart as a whip and figured out in a few minutes how to slip under both gates and run around (property femce line is secure, but both gates have a good size gap).
Bonnie B.
April 2021
Such a fabulous Sniffspot! We have added this to our list of favorites!! My reactive dog ran, sniffed and explored for our entire two hour booking and still didn’t want to leave. I had a good time hiking with him secure in the knowledge that we wouldn’t be running into any other people or dogs. The property is so large I’m sure we didn’t scratch of the surface of areas to explore. We visited on a warm Spring day but there were still some muddy/swampy areas so I’d recommend wearing boots. Tracy was a really welcoming host too. She met us at the site since it was our first visit and gave us an overview. We also purchased eggs and she had them ready and waiting in a cooler for us. We will definitly be back, hopefully often!!
Kristin O.
March 2021
We loved the time we spent at Malaney Creek Farm! It was a gorgeous day and Tracy made it very easy - she allowed us to self-check (excitable pup), we found the farm no problem thanks to her directions, and once we got there, the Sniffspot directional signs led us to *the* spot. The spot itself was lovely - nice, open grassy area, covered picnic table, fire pit, chairs (which I think we forgot to re-stack before we left :( - so sorry, Tracy.) I have to give the host kudos for THE cleanest port-a-potty I've ever seen in my life, which also was very much appreciated. Our dog does not have reliable recall so we used our 30-foot long-lead on the trails, which worked out great and kept him out of trouble. :) He had great fun and so did we - it was so nice to not be on high alert for other dogs who might approach us and set off our leash-reactive pup while enjoying nature. We even found a tennis ball at the spot, which we played with for a bit when we took a break from exploring. We booked two hours, which went by quickly. (One note for future visitors: we heard gunshots several times during our visit. It didn't faze our dog or us, but for people or pets who are sensitive to that, may want to take note. It wasn't in our immediate vicinity, but it was audible.) All in all, we had a great afternoon out and we hope to come back soon!
Cierra B.
March 2021
Our pups had a blast running around exploring the area and sniffing absolutely everything. They love hiking with us but can't be off leash so they were excited to go on a "hike" while having the freedom to explore. We also got some valuable recall practice as well. While there are some neighbors nearby, the area is definitely large enough to feel secluded and the fire pit and chairs/picnic benches were great touches. We didn't actually see anyone else during our time there, but there were some people further away who we could hear doing some target practice. Tracy was very pleasant and sent very clear directions and instructions regarding the area as she was unable to meet us there. We will definitely be back to explore even more and enjoy many more sunny days with the pups. Thanks Tracy!
Yuki -.
February 2021
This SniffSpot was so fun! We went when it had snowed about a foot or so and my Saint Berdoodle and Toy Poodle absolutely loved it!! Although the host took awhile to respond to messages compared to other hosts I've communicated with, Stephanie was very kind and created an absolutely warm atmosphere. When we got there, the SniffSpot sign had twisted with the wind and we went down the wrong path and got stuck in the snow (we went on a minivan) and had to chain up to get back on track. The area is super easy to access if you just follow the sign (when it isn't twisted lol) and when everything isn't snow covered. We walked down to the SniffSpot area as we were afraid we'd get stuck again. Other than the host letting us know which area was the SniffSpot there was no human or dog in sight, which was so great for my Reactive dog. We had a bit of a miscommunication with the host when we were there. There were many fenced and were wondering if we were permitted to enter the other areas. She responded with "Some of gates are not all closed!" We totally misinterpreted that as the gates (or "doors" of areas being locked or not). It meant that some areas weren't fenced haha. So our dog ran out into the woods and came back. Gave us a scare, but the Saint Berdoodle always goes to another HUGE SniffSpot with us and she knows how to deal with woods. She just explores by going out and circling back to us. That whole experience was totally on US not on the host :) All in all, we had a BLAST in the snow!!! Thank you Stephanie!
Steve B.
January 2021
Only hesitation in posting a sincere review is the risk of this large paradise being overrun.  Ridiculously nice property/host.  We have 2 well behaved dogs (lab, golden retriever) and 1 rescue that is very loyal, but a bit skittish/sketchy around other dogs.  This place is like a private dog park, on large, wandering acreage, but also with a wide expanse at the parking spot.  Saw a few crap piles during our travels, please be respectful, as it would be unfortunate if this spot were no longer offered...  This was our second trip, looking forward to the next.
Yuki -.
January 2021
We just had our third visit and, as always, it was amazing!! A must visit spot for shy doggos, reactive doggos, senior doggos, and all kinds of doggos. I have a small shy toy poodle and she loves being able to explore without worrying about the possibility of meeting stranger dogs. I have a reactive (pulls on leash, lunges, barks at dogs sometimes humans. training is underway, but recall isn't 100%). She always has a blast. Despite her recall being iffy, she does come back to us after giving us a scare. I wouldn't worry about a thing, as a fellow reactive dog owner. There are horses, but they're easily avoidable. Go for not only your dog, but yourself. Walk in nature without having to worry about your dog meeting a stranger or barking at another dog. It's the absolute best! Check us on IG @yomonaka to see pictures of them exploring at the farm! Thank you Tracy!
Yuki -.
December 2020
We had the most amazing experience here! I have a reactive Saint Berdoodle and a somewhat reactive toy poodle. They both had so much fun at the sniffspot and the host was so easy to contact. We were unsure of where to start walking, but that was on us since we asked to not meet with the host as I was worried that meeting with a stranger would trigger my dog's reactivity and reverse training. However, we had so much fun and the dogs had a blast. It would've been better if we had booked a earlier time with more sun, but we managed to get a 4pm slot right before sundown and the upcoming rainy days. I do recommend that your dog does know the "come" command as it can be easy to get lost. My smaller dog is 100%, but the saint berdoodle is... debatable. Fortunately, I had bright clothing on her and could see where she was even if she didn't come to me. But for the peace of mind, I would say that having them trained to the command will make you have a better experience! The nature there was... breathtaking and I couldn't have asked for anything better. :)
Tammy R.
November 2020
This was our first sniff spot visit and we had a wonderful time. The host, Tracy, met us when we arrived and gave us a quick rundown on the trails and where to explore. There is a large grassy area with loads of wooded trails to explore. We easily spent 2 hours exploring and my dog had a fantastic time. There are some horses and farm animals but they are easily avoided if your dog is reactive. We plan on visiting again soon to explore some more.
Mark F.
April 2020
Although I have camped ( at the farm a couple times in the past, today was a first for bringing my dog for a designated Sniffspot visit. The Sniffspot area was easy to find thanks to the many signs displayed to guide you to the area. Tracy & Dan came through again. I honestly can't imagine how this Sniffspot area could have been any better. I really appreciate the amenities and all the hard work the hosts put into making their property the best camping or off-leash dog area available. It takes me an hour and thirty minutes to drive there from our apartment in Seattle, but that's how much I think it's worth the visit. Thank you and I'll see you again!!
Dorothy C.
April 2020
This is an amazing spot with lots of mini trails, log steps and bridges, flora, camp sitea for seating etc. it’s like a candy store for doggy sniffers! Owners are always maintaining and adding to the trails. Could easily get lost and spend 2 hours here. Don’t worry, there are signs to help you find your way back. The treasure hunt is the lake at the end!
Anita A.
April 2020
One of my dogs is socially inept when dealing with too many other dogs. The other doesn't get along with dominant males. I avoid taking them to dog parks because it can get dicey. This field is perfect for them. Wide open and completely fenced off. No other dogs, animals, or people to distract or agitate them. I highly recommend it. There are signs that clearly mark where the playfield is. There are no gaps or openings in the fence for them to escape through. It's all grass and slightly sloped. No holes. Very clean. Not muddy. There were a couple of tennis balls and chew toys available, which I put on the outside of the fence during my visit because I have a toy destroyer. A bucket with water is also available. As well as a small table and a pair of chairs. I did not see a poop scooper, but I came prepared with my own bags for cleanup and packed them out with me. There is a water trough in the corner as well, which one of my dog sampled. It's a beautiful area. Like another reviewer mentioned, your navigator will tell you you've arrived as soon as you turn onto the road. Keep going to the bend. Addresses are clearly marked. It was easy to find. Plenty of space to park. Beautiful fields. I'll definitely be back. Well worth it. Tired dogs are happy dogs

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FAQ about our Shelton 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. 96% of reviews on Sniffspot visits in the Shelton 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 71 fully fenced dog parks in the area. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our 18 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.
What is the best dog beach near Shelton?
The best Sniffspot dog beach near Shelton is Luoma - Enchanting Cedar Forest and Water Park. At Sniffspot beaches dogs can generally be off leash.
Does Shelton have any fully fenced dog parks?
Sniffspot has 71 fully fenced dog parks in or near Shelton. Browse all fully enclosed options.
Where are good dog hiking trails near Shelton?
The Shelton area has 15 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 Luoma - Enchanting Cedar Forest and Water Park.
Are there dog agility courses for rent in Shelton?
Sniffspot has dog parks with agility equipment and/or dog obstacles in or near Shelton. The most popular agility option is Summit Ridge Ranch-2 Acres Private Dog Park In Tacoma.
Where in Shelton can I find a pool for dog swimming?
Sniffspot has swimming options in the Shelton area. The highest rated option is Luoma - Enchanting Cedar Forest and Water Park.
Can I rent a field for my dog to run near Shelton?
There are 29 Sniffspot dog parks that offer fields in or near Shelton where dogs can be off leash. The most popular field is Luoma - Enchanting Cedar Forest and Water Park.

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