Rent the best private dog parks hosted by locals in St. Petersburg, 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 St. Petersburg, Florida

Palmetto Park Pup Pad

Greetings, I invite apartment dwelling dog owners to share my yard! I am walkable or a short drive from Vantage, Fushion and Artistry on 16th to the east or Gallery 3100 to the west. This “Backyard of Requirement” can be whatever you need- a place to stretch your legs and play catch w your pooch, a Hammock to read while your furry friend naps in the shade, or Doggie Play date locale to tire your puppy out before you take them on leash (with ear protection if necessary) out and about to the venues. Nice projector and set up under carport offers a great “walk in” movie experience w your friends! More photos to come…..Since 2014, we have painted and removed pavers, added some native Bahia sod (no fertilizer nor pesticides), removed invasive trees and switched to Florida Friendly landscaping “outside the fence”, while making a family and dog-friendly backyard. We have strung up lights and added decor. I wove PVC into the chain-link fence for privacy from the neck-down. Parking is available on 23rd street across from the yard. The yard only shares one 6 foot white vinyl fence w one neighbor but otherwise is a corner lot surrounded by warehouses. Doggies can enjoy the grass and the shade and soaking w you in the Intex pool. They may enjoy digging around the fire pit, or just running circles around it. Adult Humans- There is a 2-car carport with many chairs and tables for people. I have a Parks charcoal grill, a brick fire pit, and a 8 foot diameter, 30 inch Intex pool. I can provide coolers or backyard fridge. Grab carry out from Food Trucks or the many Grand Central or Deuces Live restaurants. Toddler Activities- I have a tricycle, small plastic “house”, and a water table (photos coming).j

Fully Fenced
0.01 acres
$7 dog / hour
St. Petersburg, FL

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Why rent a private dog park in St. Petersburg, 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 St. Petersburg'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 St. Petersburg, Florida

Hannah T.
February 2023
Jessica was very accommodating and helpful throughout our visit. This was our first Sniffspot experience and we really enjoyed it. The yard was completely fenced in and she had water out for us upon our arrival. Our dog loved running around and chasing her tennis ball into the soccer nets. We will definitely book this spot again in the future! 🐶
Christina E.
May 2023
Valerie’s was awesome! Super well kept backyard with toys and water, as well as access to the sunroom with treats, snacks, music, and a fan. 10/10 experience!
Hannah R.
April 2023
Great spot! A good sized yard for the dogs to run around and sniff, and a great patio to sit on. They provided lots of toys, snacks, and cold drinks :)
Kimberly E.
April 2023
Valarie's Barkspot is perfect! It's quiet and secure, and her hospitality is wonderful! Toys and treats for both pups and humans. We can't wait to return!
Kylie S.
March 2023
This spot is absolutely amazing, I wish I could give it a million stars! Very secure, clean, relaxing set up to sit if you want, toys/balls to throw for the pups, refreshments if you need - Valarie has it all! I was able to meet Valarie (prearranged, she didn’t drop in unexpectedly) - she’s amazing, my (usually reactive) girls loved her, and I highly recommend reaching out to her if you’re looking for other pup services like dog walking, day care or sitting. I can’t say enough good things about how amazing this experience was, you and your pups will love it!
Jessica D.
March 2023
We absolutely loved visiting Valarie’s! We have two anxious rescue dogs who love to run, sniff, and play but a dog park is too unpredictable and overwhelming. Valarie’s was perfect! Our dogs loved her toys, treats, and everything about the yard, especially a bit of bird watching! I loved how homey the yard felt! Comfy seating, shade, and a table! I’d love to bring the pups and use the wifi and get some work done!
Arlyne V.
February 2023
Our puppy Kobe loved it !! She had toys and fresh water out for him❤️ he was exhausted after we left, we will definitely be back and recommend Valerie’s back yard to anyone. Yard is secured and safe.
Melissa L.
February 2023
Valarie was so nice and accommodating! Safe enclosed backyard and very thoughtful with toys, a water bowl, human snacks, and access to the lanai to sit in the shade. Bubba had a great time and also got to play with her dog Gypsy which was wonderful socialization for him! We can’t wait to come back!
Rachel L.
January 2023
We had so much fun at this Sniffspot! Very clean and the music she put on was great! She had water and toys; and was so lovely to write us a little hello on the patio!
Jessica B.
January 2023
We had the best time! Valarie’s yard is the perfect spot and she was such a great host. There were toys, treats, a water bowl and even snacks for us. We would definitely come back
Linda G.
January 2023
Valarie’s backyard isn’t huge, but plenty adequate to let my labradoodle run off some steam. She supplied all sorts of toys and water for the dogs, as well as treats. There were treats and water for people as well. The fence was secure and there was nothing the dogs could get in hard as my dog tried. Also a little indoor patio to get out of sun. Thanks Valarie for sharing your yard!!
Elinor B.
December 2022
This was a wonderful spot, my dogs thoroughly enjoyed the full half hour. The host has a pristine and charming yard, thoughtfully including fresh water, dog toys, seating outside as well as access to the screened lanai (with snacks a goodies available). The dogs both explored happily, and my younger one enjoyed fetch with some of the toys. We will definitely return.
Angela S.
December 2022
Fabulous!! My girl loved running and playing ball in Valarie’s spacious backyard. Thanks so much for being so gracious. We will definitely be back!
Chloe K.
December 2022
Clean well fenced and perfect for my 2 seniors to get a change of scenery. I dont trust dogparks since both of my dogs are older and really have no interest in puppy shenanigans.......Added bonus (for me anyways) less than 2 miles from my house.
Caitlin H.
November 2022
My pups had so much fun! Wonderful yard and there were human snacks with water left out which I found very sweet!
Paige T.
November 2022
Valarie included everything you could think of for both my pup and me. My dog had a great time and I will be returning!
Emily D.
November 2022
This was a great spot to visit, and our three dogs had a great time sniffing, playing, exploring, and chasing squirrels. The yard was secure, spacious, and clean. Valarie was a great communicator and provided a sweet note, dog toys, water, snacks, and more. Definitely recommend!
Jessy C.
April 2022
Very clean and fully fenced! There’s some shade and some sun which my pup loves! Water, baggies and specified trash bin were all provided. My pup is extremely shy so finding a nice quite place like this is ideal, we will be coming back!
Kayla B.
October 2022
First sniffspot visit and we had a blast! Nice sized yard and quiet neighborhood. My dogs had an awesome time playing fetch and being able to roll around in the grass. We will be back!
Maria C.
June 2023
Jennifer ....we had a blast!!!.. thank u for providing your back yard to us and our furbabies...we will definitely be back in the near future...!!

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 St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg 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 152 fully fenced dog parks in the area. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our 28 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 St. Petersburg have any fully fenced dog parks?
Sniffspot has 152 fully fenced dog parks in or near St. Petersburg. Browse all fully enclosed options.
Where are good dog hiking trails near St. Petersburg?
The St. Petersburg area has 4 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 Julie's Private Wildlife dog camp In Hudson.
Are there dog agility courses for rent in St. Petersburg?
Sniffspot has dog parks with agility equipment and/or dog obstacles in or near St. Petersburg. The most popular agility option is Camp Ginger Private Dog Park In St. Petersburg.
Where in St. Petersburg can I find a pool for dog swimming?
Sniffspot has swimming options in the St. Petersburg area. The highest rated option is Puppy Pool and Playland.
Can I rent a field for my dog to run near St. Petersburg?
There are 21 Sniffspot dog parks that offer fields in or near St. Petersburg where dogs can be off leash. The most popular field is Sloan's Private Dog Park In St. Petersburg.

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