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960 Union Community Rd
ThurmondNorth Carolina28683US
5.04
55Amazing property! Plenty of room for the dogs to run around and explore! Areas for them to get in the creek and swim ! Absolutely perfect place to bring your dogs!
55Absolutely amazing property! Marked very well with interesting spots for the doggies !! Seemingly endless woods to explore !!
55Our second visit with my 3 girls. We got better instructions about where to cross the stream, walk into the woods and up a high hill, and watching for Sylvia's breadcrumbs (bottles or cans attached to branches and orange tape) to better follow the various paths. The woods are quite mysterious to me as I found it easy to get turned around and forget where I entered from but actually keeping mindful of the stream's location I was able to explore the woodsy hillside easily. It is a trek. My girls just love being off leash in such a large area. I was concerned that they would wander off and I wouldn't find them but it was very exciting to see them run off for several minutes and then run back to me all the time. My girls are 6, 5, and 10 months and only used to dog parks and walks, so this has been a truly exciting adventure for them and I am so glad to see how our relationship of trust has grown.
55Enjoyed our visit today. Weather was chilly and quite windy but none of my girls minded at all. They loved all the openness of the pasture and the woods and stream. The property is rather rugged, need to wear hiking pants, gloves, hiking boots or boots, especially to cross the stream (not deep at all). We didn't get to the entire property but it is fenced in, a few places my girls were able to get through the fence but they returned quickly. So very pretty and wonderful to have all the extra room for the dogs to run and run. Sylvia was an absolute dear. Got us inside the property, and gave us instructions. She has 13 rescue dogs and about 6 rescue horses. Just amazing. All her dogs love each other. The horses are well acclimated to dogs and their barking, so not a problem. Be prepared when walking in the pasture to watch for the horse droppings. Briars in the woods. Water is available from the fresh stream. Bring your own toys if you want some to play with. The property is quiet, peaceful, we did not see other animals or people. We will definitely return.
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slys puppy camp

Thurmond, North Carolina
Partially Fenced
10 acres
5.04 reviews
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Hosted by sylvia d.

Fencing

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Partially Fenced

Fencing details:

Fencing along the road is pretty secure however lower fencing bordering the creek with access to 100 acres of forested ridge is not. Lower fencing consists of a 3-strand wire that IS NOT electrified. You must step over the wire to enter the...
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Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsNo

Other domestic animalsSometimes

Other peopleNo

Private entryYes


Amenities

River, stream or creek

Field

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Dog toys

Woods


Pricing
$10 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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Location

Thurmond, North Carolina

Description

A place where all dogs get to be dogs. There is plenty of space for your dogs to run off-leash. Great place for frisbee or chuck it. Head into the woods and you will access the creeks. Rubber boots are highly recommended to enjoy the full experience. It's not likely your dog will be able to get to the road but there is no preventing a dog from taking off into the woods. My pack is available should your dog need socializing or just playmates.

Cleanliness

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

Hazards

Hiking hazards may include briars, vines, and thorns so be careful. Crossing creeks will require waterproof boots.

Extras

camping$25

Rough camping only. No amenities. Beautiful private spots for tent camping along the creek. Semi-level area with a beautiful view is ideal for a camper or RV.

socializing lessons$10

I will personally offer techniques and a proper environment to socialize your dog. This is extremely important for pups as well as shy, nervous, and aggressive behavior. No dog is too old to become socialized.


Extras

camping$25

Rough camping only. No amenities. Beautiful private spots for tent camping along the creek. Semi-level area with a beautiful view is ideal for a camper or RV.


socializing lessons$10

I will personally offer techniques and a proper environment to socialize your dog. This is extremely important for pups as well as shy, nervous, and aggressive behavior. No dog is too old to become socialized.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Required advanced notice for visits
24 hours
Max dogs per booking
10
Is the host present?
I prefer to meet my guests on their first visits
Additional rules

No littering. Pack it in pack it out. Please no cigarette butts on the ground.


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.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
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.

(4) Reviews

  • Aaron G., Feb 4, 2024

    Amazing property! Plenty of room for the dogs to run around and explore! Areas for them to get in the creek and swim ! Absolutely perfect place to bring your dogs!

  • Aaron G., Feb 2, 2024

    Absolutely amazing property! Marked very well with interesting spots for the doggies !! Seemingly endless woods to explore !!

  • Linda H., Feb 1, 2024

    Our second visit with my 3 girls. We got better instructions about where to cross the stream, walk into the woods and up a high hill, and watching for Sylvia's breadcrumbs (bottles or cans attached to branches and orange tape) to better follow the various paths. The woods are quite mysterious to me as I found it easy to get turned around and forget where I entered from but actually keeping mindful of the stream's location I was able to explore the woodsy hillside easily. It is a trek. My girls just love being off leash in such a large area. I was concerned that they would wander off and I wouldn't find them but it was very exciting to see them run off for several minutes and then run back to me all the time. My girls are 6, 5, and 10 months and only used to dog parks and walks, so this has been a truly exciting adventure for them and I am so glad to see how our relationship of trust has grown.

  • Linda H., Jan 14, 2024

    Enjoyed our visit today. Weather was chilly and quite windy but none of my girls minded at all. They loved all the openness of the pasture and the woods and stream. The property is rather rugged, need to wear hiking pants, gloves, hiking boots or boots, especially to cross the stream (not deep at all). We didn't get to the entire property but it is fenced in, a few places my girls were able to get through the fence but they returned quickly. So very pretty and wonderful to have all the extra room for the dogs to run and run. Sylvia was an absolute dear. Got us inside the property, and gave us instructions. She has 13 rescue dogs and about 6 rescue horses. Just amazing. All her dogs love each other. The horses are well acclimated to dogs and their barking, so not a problem. Be prepared when walking in the pasture to watch for the horse droppings. Briars in the woods. Water is available from the fresh stream. Bring your own toys if you want some to play with. The property is quiet, peaceful, we did not see other animals or people. We will definitely return.

Meet your host

sylvia d.

Joined in April 2023

I am an animal whisperer. I specialize in rescuing and rehabilitating dogs. I have dedicated my life to educating and helping humans to understand their dogs. Socializing is the key to a well-balanced secure dog. Exercise and stimulation vary from dog to dog but regardless of breed, age, or size, it is never too late to socialize. Sometimes all a dog needs are other dogs to learn boundaries.


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