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4312 County Rd 703
AlvaradoTexas76009US
5.0257
55My dogs loved it so much
55We’ve made visits to West Willow Acres for the last three years to celebrate our dog’s birthday. We wanted her to run free and off leash in the country. The location is more gorgeous every year with amazing fields of beautiful wildflowers and nicely manicured paths to wander. Mandy couldn’t be more gracious and kind. We will continue to come back every year (and hopefully more than that). Thanks Monday for another great birthday for Gertie.
55Amazing location. Lots of space for the doggos to sniff and run around.
55Great place! Very peaceful and would definitely come back! 🐾🩷
55Both of our dogs have a blast, Mandy was an amazing host and it was great communicating all the information we needed. definitely will be back
55We had a great time, the dogs loved the pond and running through the field! Everything was great for us!
55Mandy's property was the absolute perfect spot for our dogs to roam free with the ease of knowing they are safe to do so! The property is well-kept (mowed, easily accessible trails, etc). We spent a total of two hours and our dogs were busy the entirety of the time! If you are looking for a spot to take your dogs to roam and explore away from the city- I 10/10 recommended Mandy's sniff spot! We will definitely be back!
45Very nice spot! The fence is not super secure and my Border Collie went through to the neighbors yard multiple times. He has good recall, so I was able to call him back but if your dog likes to range away from you, just be aware that it’s easy for the dogs to slip through the fence. Otherwise, we had a blast running around exploring and swimming in the pond!
55I love this sniffspot! It’s great for retriever training and simply allowing my dogs to run around and get enrichment through exploring nature.
45Nice area but if your dog cant be off leash, the fenced in area is small compared to the rest.
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West Willow Acres (8 acres of dog heaven!)

Alvarado, Texas
Fully Fenced
8.2 acres
5.0257 reviews
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Hosted by Mandy Y.

Fencing

Enclosure

Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

4 ft

92% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: No gaps

Fencing type(s): Cattle without wire mesh

Fencing details:

The entire 8 acres is fenced with 5 strand barb wired non electric cattle fencing and brush (see 7th picture for reference). There is about an acre of the property by the house with tons of room to run that is more securely fenced with full...
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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 dogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsSometimes

Other peopleNo

Private entryYes


Amenities

Lake or pond

Field

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Dog treats

Dog toys


Pricing
$16 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

Optional monthly membership available!

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Location

Alvarado, Texas

Description

Welcome to West Willow Acres! Follow us on Instagram and tag us in your pics: @westwillowacres My husband, our dog, West, and I are so excited to share our little slice of heaven with you. The property is just over 8 acres and fully fenced with barb wire cattle fencing. The portion of the property around the house has more secure wire mesh fencing! We have lots of seating available, we just ask you don't come onto the porch for our dog's sake (: The property has meadows, trees, walking trails, and a pond for you and your pup to enjoy! Right off 35! Are you traveling down 35 with your pet? Take a pit stop at our Sniffspot and let your furry friend stretch their legs then be back on the road no problem!

Cleanliness

99% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.

Hazards

HONEYBEES 🐝 We are keeping honeybees on the back right corner of our property. The bees are kept inside of a fenced off shelter so that animals (including your doggos) can’t reach the hives directly. That being said if you are nervous about bees or allergic, we would recommend avoiding the back right corner of our property. We have signs warning you when you’re close and pointing you in a different direction. We have not found ticks on our dog even after running through the tall grass but I still recommend that you check your dog afterwards. Our neighbor does have cattle that will occasionally come up to the fence (please do not approach if your dog can be aggressive). There is always the chance of poison oak in the taller grass so humans should be vigilant. Also we have seen the occasional ant hill. Although we have not seen any yet, always be aware of snakes since we are in the country. As mentioned above, the fencing is mostly 5 strand barbed wire cattle fencing. See 7th picture in profile for reference. An escape artist could crawl through some parts of the fence if they really tried - but our dog never has.

Extras

Mini Photo Session$150

If requested, you can use 30 minutes of your visit for a mini photoshoot with you and your pet! I am a photographer and would love to capture memories for you to cherish. This session will include at least 100 edited photos that I will share with you. Check out some photography examples towards the end of my spot photos or visit https://mandymilleryoung.wixsite.com/amandalynncaptures!

Sparkling Water$2

We do have cold sparkling waters available if you get thirsty!

Water hose & towel$5

We can provide use of our water hose and a towel if requested to rinse off your pup after they've enjoyed playing!


Extras

Mini Photo Session$150

If requested, you can use 30 minutes of your visit for a mini photoshoot with you and your pet! I am a photographer and would love to capture memories for you to cherish. This session will include at least 100 edited photos that I will share with you. Check out some photography examples towards the end of my spot photos or visit https://mandymilleryoung.wixsite.com/amandalynncaptures!


Sparkling Water$2

We do have cold sparkling waters available if you get thirsty!


Water hose & towel$5

We can provide use of our water hose and a towel if requested to rinse off your pup after they've enjoyed playing!

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
1.0 hour
Required advanced notice for visits
3 hours
Max dogs per booking
10
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

No smoking allowed. No more than 4 people per 1 dog.


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.

(257) Reviews

  • Maria c., May 20, 2024

    My dogs loved it so much

  • Marianne S., Apr 28, 2024

    We’ve made visits to West Willow Acres for the last three years to celebrate our dog’s birthday. We wanted her to run free and off leash in the country. The location is more gorgeous every year with amazing fields of beautiful wildflowers and nicely manicured paths to wander. Mandy couldn’t be more gracious and kind. We will continue to come back every year (and hopefully more than that). Thanks Monday for another great birthday for Gertie.

  • Martyna D., Apr 15, 2024

    Amazing location. Lots of space for the doggos to sniff and run around.

  • Kristie W., Apr 13, 2024

    Great place! Very peaceful and would definitely come back! 🐾🩷

  • Jose Y., Apr 7, 2024

    Both of our dogs have a blast, Mandy was an amazing host and it was great communicating all the information we needed. definitely will be back

  • Lauren P., Apr 6, 2024

    We had a great time, the dogs loved the pond and running through the field! Everything was great for us!

  • Kate R., Apr 1, 2024

    Mandy's property was the absolute perfect spot for our dogs to roam free with the ease of knowing they are safe to do so! The property is well-kept (mowed, easily accessible trails, etc). We spent a total of two hours and our dogs were busy the entirety of the time! If you are looking for a spot to take your dogs to roam and explore away from the city- I 10/10 recommended Mandy's sniff spot! We will definitely be back!

  • Olivia V., Mar 15, 2024

    Very nice spot! The fence is not super secure and my Border Collie went through to the neighbors yard multiple times. He has good recall, so I was able to call him back but if your dog likes to range away from you, just be aware that it’s easy for the dogs to slip through the fence. Otherwise, we had a blast running around exploring and swimming in the pond!

  • Mary S., Mar 11, 2024

    I love this sniffspot! It’s great for retriever training and simply allowing my dogs to run around and get enrichment through exploring nature.

  • miranda a., Feb 27, 2024

    Nice area but if your dog cant be off leash, the fenced in area is small compared to the rest.

    Host replied: Hi Miranda, thank you for the review! Just to make sure you know, the rest of our property is also fenced but it’s fenced with 5 strand barbed wire (instead of the wire mesh that’s used on the smaller portion you mentioned). The 7th picture on our profile is a good reference. Most dogs don’t have any trouble being off leash in the rest of the property because of the fence! Only if you have an escape artist who wouldn’t mind climbing through barbed wire would I recommend you keep them on a leash (: I hope that makes sense! We hope to have you back soon 🥰

Meet your host

Mandy Y.

Joined in April 2022

Hi there! I'm Mandy and I'm so excited to get to share my slice of heaven with you. We love the slow paced life style and hope you do too :)


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