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How do Sniffspot'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

Designed for private play

Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit

Reactive dogs welcome

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

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Why rent private small dog parks?

FeaturesSniffspotPublic dog park
No encounters with stranger dogs
Rentable by the hour
Off leash options
Very large and/or fully fenced options
Pricing$5 - $15 per dog per hourFree

The top private small dog parks listed on Sniffspot

Sweetwater Court Private Dog Playground and Gardens

Sweetwater Court Private Dog Playground and Garden is perfect for the traveling pet who needs a break to run and play or for someone who needs safety for dogs and children to play. This is not just our yard; it is our field, and a little more than half an acre is fenced. Another 5 1/2 acres offers privacy and serenity. Feel free to let your pet run through the fenced field and dig in the garden. We don’t mind! There plenty of interesting areas for your pet to explore and run and a lot for them to sniff and explore. The field is mowed weekly and may have some bare spots and occasionally dog poop. We are not UPSCALE. We are all about safe free time for you and your pet. Small dogs such as Havanese, terriers, and Bichons love our spot, as well as Labrador & golden retrievers, Portuguese water dogs, beagles, shepherds, pit bulls and mixed breeds. Big or little, there is something for everyone. We are located just 2 miles off Interstates 85 and 40 with easy access. We have a water spigot on the property. A bench, pillows and a lounging blanket are always included. We have additional extras, and feel free to ask questions. Children’s toys are available too. We have a jumper ball, football and toss and catch Velcro gloves. It is all great fun for the family. The children’s toys are not left out unless requested. That is only to keep the dogs from destroying them accidentally. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for additional specials. We have a lot planned for your enjoyment. FAQ Many have asked, What is a private Dog Playground? Quite simply it means that you make an appointment through the app. Only you, your friends and the dogs you bring are in the totally fenced Playground during that time. You can book 30 min to 3 hours at a time. Can you have a birthday party with children and your dog? YES! Can we have more than one car? Yes. Can we take pictures? YES, PLEASE DO. Is there an entrance fee for people? No, only dogs. Can we bring lunch? Yes. Will your dogs be in the yard? No, just yours. Do you have a place for the adults to sit? Yes. We have two cushioned benches and three chairs to move around. We also have a waterproof blanket for you and your pup. All we ask is that you leave it as you found it. Enter and exit at your designated times and always bring your dogs in and exit on a leash. They can run free off leash while visiting. The price and extras vary. You can find that information and over 200 pictures at

Fully Fenced
0.56 acres
$20 dog / hour
Greensboro, NC
Canter Woods Farm FULLY FENCED in Vero Beach

Got a big, energetic dog who needs a lot of space to run? You’ve found it! If your dog is happiest in the water, we are here for you! We are a haven for dogs with Strong Opinions about things! 🤗 Doesn’t love people? Come on over! Hates other pets? That’s cool! Lives to chase squirrels and moles? We’re overrun, you do you! We are blessed with 19 gorgeous acres of ♿️ HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE pasture, ancient live oak hammocks, and trails surrounding 3 ponds and a creek leading to a cypress swamp. It’s Old Florida at its very BEST. Canter Woods is on the corner of two dead-end dirt roads with barely any traffic. We are now FULLY FENCED so your dog can safely work out every ounce of excess energy! Seating and picnic tables are provided throughout the property, and there is plenty of natural shade. We have a private road that runs all around the inside of the fence, so if your dog likes to run alongside you while you pedal, go ahead and bring your bicycle! The road/trail is almost completely shaded, so even on the hottest of days, it’s quite pleasant. One of our trails, which fully accommodates any vehicle, leads directly to our main seating area adjacent to not one but two ponds. Guests who use a wheelchair, crutches, or a walker can make it from their vehicle to a sturdy chair or lounger in just 6-8 feet ♿️ If you would like access to this parking spot, simply arrange with us. Our shallow swimming ponds are fed nonstop by a deep artesian well. We also have plenty of wildlife—depending on how rambunctious your dog might be, you may see otters, soft shelled turtles, tortoises, wood ducks, raccoons, armadillos, rabbits, and squirrels. We also have a plentiful supply of water birds—herons, egrets, and more. We are a Certified Wildlife Habitat™️! 🍃🌱🌿🪵🐇 We have horses on the premises in paddocks, and they’re tolerant of dogs and their mischief and love ♥️ our SniffSpot dog guests. Hopefully your dog is tolerant of these large mysterious creatures and doesn’t harass them! If you think your dog might be aggressive with the horses and get over or under their sturdy 4-foot paddock fence, please use a leash when in proximity of the barn and paddock! Do note that our horses are ridden and worked often, so there’s always the possibility that you will encounter “evidence” of a horse having passed there before you 😉 As we say around here, that’s farm life for ya! If that kind of thing bothers you, this probably isn’t the right spot for you. We are not manicured lawn—we are a farm and woods and a certified wildlife habitat. Note that we do have some predator animals such as hawks, owls, and the occasional bobcat, so this area is best suited for dogs over about 15 pounds. We keep our 4-lb chihuahua mostly inside, since we moved here. Parking is near the main entrance gate, close to the barn, and you are invited to start off your visit on the trails, following Bambi’s Run at the main entrance. Poop bags, maps, and a trash can are located on a pine tree at the parking area and near the horse paddock. ✨ PLEASE NOTE: We are specifically requesting that you do NOT come to our farm to “check us out” WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. Please respect that Canter Woods is also our home, and we are closed to anyone who doesn’t have an appointment. For our security and the safety of our guests and their dogs, we have surveillance cameras in use at all our entrances. MEMBERS-ONLY HOURS: We reserve before-work 7:30-10:30 am, Saturday mornings until noon, and all day on Sundays for dog lovers who have chosen to be members. Members also get a lower rate that’s never subject to a price increase + free use of our wash rack and dog shampoo! (a big bonus for the big dogs in our lives!) WE ARE CLOSED ON TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS 🦋

Fully Fenced
19 acres
$20 dog / hour
Vero Beach, FL

What people are saying about Sniffspot small dog parks

Casey C.
November 2023
Another beautiful day in a wonderful place!
Katharina H.
December 2023
This is such a beautiful space my babies always have a wonderful time. We visit frequently and are so thankful for this!
Rebecca L.
November 2023
The yard is very large and clean. Easy to find. My pups had so much fun!!
India B.
December 2023
Hawk had so much fun!!
Marsha S.
November 2023
Great time!
Karina A.
November 2023
My dog absolutely loved playing here! We had a big space to play fetch. There were three neighbor dogs that came out early in the morning to potty and were a little barky. They were back in within 5 minutes. My dog didn’t mind them at all but something to consider if your dog doesn’t love other dogs. Otherwise, super easy to find, street parking available, and fully fenced. (:
Bailey C.
December 2023
Great yard!
Kendra D.
December 2023
The place was awesome! My pup wasn’t too fond of the rain, so we will have to come back when it’s not rainy!

Frequently asked questions about Sniffspot small dog parks listings

Are small dog parks safe?

Public dog parks have a number of safety issues, especially for small dogs who are more susceptible to some diseases and can be easily hurt in the course of play. The top risks associated with public off-leash dog parks, especially for toy breeds, are that: dog parks can create an unnatural social environment where canines aren't able to express natural body language, all but the largest dog parks with space to move around can overwhelm shy or nervous dogs, busy dog parks can exacerbate problem behaviors like leash reactivity, bad experiences at a dog park can create behavior problems like fear aggression, and public dog parks can lead to physical injuries and illnesses from things like broken glass or discarded trash. In short: Public dog parks often aren't actually the safest environment for dogs.

Thankfully, private dog parks don't have these concerns! All Sniffspot bookings are private for just you and the dogs you bring with you. We require all dogs to be vaccinated or have equivalent titers to keep every park clean. And each Sniffspot location is vetted and reviewed by park users — so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog based on firsthand accounts from pet parents just like you. 93% of reviews on Sniffspot visits are 5 stars.

How can I find small dog parks near me?

You can browse all of our small dog parks by using the park locator at the top of this page. You can also filter by features and amenities! Many guests have found their all-time favorite dog parks by using our filtering system.

How do I know if a small dog park works for my dog?

Choosing the right dog park environment can be tricky, especially if your pet is a toy breed who isn't always up to running with the big dogs.

Start by applying basic filters to Sniffspot listings near you. Search for those that are fully fenced — and even confirm what type of fencing each park has to guarantee that your furry friend won't be able to escape! Hosts can mark their private dog parks as being designated small dog friendly. You can also filter by distractions present. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, for example, you can visit one of our small dog park sites where there are no animals audible or visible nearby. Don't forget to consider the park's size, too. Sniffspot has many different acre dog parks —the largest can contain miles of green spaces and dirt trails, while the smallest can create a cozy environment for you and your pup.

Then have some more fun by searching for private dog park amenities. Many Sniffspot hosts go above and beyond with what they provide to guests and their dogs! Our private dog parks have been known to feature things like agility equipment, park benches, water fountains or other water stations, shaded seating, poop bags, kiddie pools, separate entrances, hiking trails, artificial turf, and more. If you can dream it, you can find it in a Sniffspot somewhere.

We recommend reading reviews and reaching out to the host ahead of time with any questions! And note that each listing will have their available hours posted. Many of our private dog parks are open from dawn until dusk.

What are the requirements to bring my dog to a Sniffspot park?

To visit a fenced-in Sniffspot private dog park, we require that all dogs have basic vaccinations or equivalent titers. This is especially important in off-leash areas with shared water fountains and toys. It's a good idea to keep your pet's vaccination records up to date.

We do not permit private dog park use by pregnant dogs or dogs with a bite history. We also require that all pet parent guests sign our waiver ahead of time and agree to follow our safety rules before bringing their furry friend to any Sniffspot dog park. These are pretty simple guidelines like staying within the designated off-leash area (you can check park size ahead of time to make sure you have plenty of space!) and being respectful of property.

Each park location also has their own set of rules that guests need to follow, such as limiting excessive barking or having a maximum number of dogs per owner.

Will there be other dogs at the Sniffspot park at the same time as me?

No, there will not. Your rental is private, not a public dog park! You will have your reserved Sniffspot all to yourself: a safe environment just for you and your furry friend to enjoy.

Sniffspot only allows one booking at a time. Any host dogs are required to be kept away from the spot during visits. We also enforce 30 minute time buffers between bookings to make sure you don't run into any surprises.

How much do Sniffspot small dog parks cost?

Each host sets their own price, so you can check the cost on the specific Sniffspot dog park listing. Most small dog parks are between $5 - $15 per dog per hour depending on size and amenities.

Can I have an event or party at a small dog park?

If you want to give your furry friend the party of a lifetime, a Sniffspot private dog park could be the perfect place! Each Sniffspot listing has their own rules regarding special events. Many hosts allow activities ranging from doggie birthday parties to training sessions to swimming pool parties and other events.

Event organizers need to be responsible for their guests and should coordinate with the host regarding their party. Make sure the private dog park has amenities you need for your party, like ample parking, trash cans, and plenty of shade.