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Palmhill's Private Dog Park In Valley Center

Valley Center, California
Fully Fenced
3 acres
5.0147 reviews
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Hosted by Caren B.

Fencing

Enclosure

Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

5 ft

99% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: No gaps

Fencing type(s): Chain link - privacy

Fencing details: The perimeter fence is 6' high chainlink with 2' buried below ground. The 3-acre field is a combination of 3 rail wooden ranch fence with no climb woven wire attached.


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 animalsNo

Other peopleSometimes

Private entryYes


Amenities

Field

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Dog toys

Trail

Rain shelter / sun shade


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

Valley Center, California

Description

The Sniffspot Field is a 3 acre fully fenced area that you and your dog will have unsupervised access to for the time you have booked. There is fresh water and access to toys in this area at all times in addition to other listed amenities. The entire ranch is 36 fenced acres. For anyone interested, I will gladly provide supervised walks around the entire property for additional enrichment.

Cleanliness

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

Hazards

There is always the possibility of a venomous snake during rattlesnake season! Be Observant during those months that rattlers may be out and about.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Max dogs per booking
15
Is the host present?
I prefer to meet my guests on their first visits
Additional rules

Please don't allow your dog to dig holes in the Sniffspot venue as it creates a hazard for other dogs that may be running in the space. Sorry to say but many guests are not doing a very thorough job of picking up their dogs' droppings! In order to keep a clean venue for all to enjoy I ask that everyone do their best to clean up after their dog\dogs. Thank you.


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.

(147) Reviews

  • Kim L., Feb 20, 2024

    One word: Amazing! My dogs and I had a great time. Caren and Drasko are so kind and attentive! I even took them up on their offer for a tour around the property and was speechless! My dogs are gonna love the treats! Thank you so much for sharing your property! We will be back!

  • Christele J., Feb 19, 2024

    It was my second time in Caren and Drasko ´s property . It was amazing. Thanks to Drasko, I visited their property and we did a walk . It was wonderful because for the very first time, I unleashed Gigi during the walk. Drasko convinced and I don’t regret at all . Gigi was running non stop for a hour. Wonderful experience ! We did enjoyed the field . You have everything there : a tons of toys, balls, poop bags, water ! The shelter is really nice . The field is well-maintained , clean and HUGE ! I strongly recommended it. Caren and Drasko are very nice !

  • Janelle R., Feb 19, 2024

    Palmhill is absolutely perfect! It’s wide open and our pups had a wonderful time zooming around. There is a covered sitting area with everything you could ever need. Poop bags, wipes, a towel, bug spray and sunscreen. Caren has thought of it all! Speaking of Caren she is an absolute gem of a host. She met us at the gate with some yummy treats for our doggos and offered to take us on a tour of the property. I highly recommend taking your pups to this spot. 🐾❤️ One small note: There are several holes, so just take caution when running or playing. 😊

    Host replied: Thank you, Janelle for those kind words and recommendation! We really appreciate your support! One comment about the holes- yes, we have gophers in the field. It's just part of the California landscape. I can't ethically use any rodentcides because of my beautiful birds of prey and of course, I don't want our dogs to come in contact with it either. Until such time as someone comes up with birth control for gophers we'll have to make due with filling in the holes by hand. We do ask not to allow your dogs to dig as it creates a potential hazard for any dogs that enjoy running at speed. Again, thank you for your kind words and support!

  • Maureen P., Feb 18, 2024

    My dogs and I had such a wonderful time. The entire space was secure and I had no worries f them getting out. Caren was wonderful and had everything we needed for our time at this space.

    Host replied: I'm delighted to hear that your dogs enjoyed their time at Palmhill! Your photos are wonderful! Thanks so much for your support! 🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾

  • Marilu S., Feb 18, 2024

    My fur babies had a wonderful time playing and sniffing.

    Host replied: Thanks once again for visiting Palmhill with your lovely family and your canine kiddos. 🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾

  • Christian d., Feb 18, 2024

    Another amazing time at Palmhill! This is now our weekend tradition here as it is a great time for all of us! If you are new to Sniffspot or stumbled across palmhill this is your new destination for yourself and your pups!

    Host replied: Wow, thanks so much for the awesome review, Christian and Kelly! You know how much I ❤️ watching your crazy-fast girls run and play! It's rewarding knowing how much you enjoy the venue particularly given how long of a drive it is for you! I appreciate your support and your recommendation more than I can say! Hugs and ❤️ to Stella and Cleo! 🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾

  • rande w., Feb 18, 2024

    Caren and Drasko are the best hosts in the county, they are animal lovers and the kindest people! Our dogs absolutely love exploring their land, and always sleep the rest of the day. It’s a relaxing place for us to visit too, and get some fresh air.

    Host replied: Oh, wow, Rande what a lovely thing to say! Not only am I delighted to hear how much your dogs like coming to the ranch but it's nice to know that you find it relaxing as well! That is so satisfying to hear; we really do want everyone to feel welcome and to have fun with their dogs. Thanks so much for your kind words. 💜

  • Jessica N., Feb 17, 2024

    2nd time here. Didn’t disappoint. One of my pups favorite spots! Caren was great as usual. Highly recommend!

    Host replied: Thank you for your kind words, Jessica! I'm delighted to hear that your canines kiddos enjoyed their visit! 😊 🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾

  • Ali S., Feb 16, 2024

    My girls always have the best time!

    Host replied: I'm delighted to hear this! Thanks so much for your support, Ali! 🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾

  • Reina B., Feb 15, 2024

    Couldn’t have asked for anything more! The hosts were lovely. Their fully fenced in yard had everything you could want in a dog park. We cant wait to go back. One thing to note there is a private Chan link gate for you to enter through. The GPS took me to their main Iron gate. If you’re looking at the black iron gate look to your right and across the park is the entrance that is open for Sniffspot parking.

    Host replied: Thanks so much for your kind review, Reina! And thanks too for pointing out that the venue has a separate self-serve chain link gate off Mactan in the very corner of the field. Thanks so much for your support! 🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾

Meet your host

Caren B.

Joined in November 2023

Both my husband and I are lifelong lovers of a multitude of species but we have a real passion for canines, equines, and felines.


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