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5014 N Drake Ave
ChicagoIllinois60625US
5.0177
Sniffspot[email protected]United States
David AdamsFounder
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Riverview yard in Albany Park

Chicago, Illinois
Fully Fenced
0.02 acres
5.0177 reviews
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Hosted by Lauren U.

Fencing

Enclosure

Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

4 ft

98% 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 - non-privacy

Fencing details: Mostly chain link with around a 6” gap under in some spaces (a Raccoon can squeeze under) and a small section of wrought iron vertical fencing at the front. See photos for details. Not recommended for small or escape artist dogs.


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 animalsNo

Other peopleSometimes


Amenities

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Trash can

Water - hose

Water - sprinkler

Fertilizer-free


Pricing
$12 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

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Location

Chicago, Illinois

Description

Update: Bad news: The weather is making the front gate wonky. Sometimes it closes perfectly, sometimes not. There’s a bungie cord to help close it, but if this is a concern for you and your pup, wait a bit until I figure out a good fix. Good news: new adairondak chairs and new toys added! Chairs should hopefully sink less into the dirt and are a bit more loungey. New tug toy and chuck it ball to the box of toys. Large yard right on the river. No access to the river (yard is fully fenced), but human views of the water, ducks, other birds, and wildflowers on the bank. Plenty to sniff for dogs. End of dead end with decent privacy. Chain link fence on most and iron fence at front. Not ideal for small dogs or escape artists that can squeeze under or through fence. See photos for details of fence and if your dog would try to squeeze through. Pesticide, herbicide, and fertilizer free lawn but various flowers, shrubs (and weeds) on the edges. There are 3 big dogs at the house across the alley, but also well fenced. They’re out on occasion, but usually not for long and I can’t guarantee their schedule. The view is mostly, but not completely blocked, so this may not be the place if your pup is super reactive. There are 2 chairs, feel free to move around into sun or shade or lay out a blanket or whatever you need to be comfortable. There is stainless steel water bowl and some toys.

Cleanliness

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

Extras

Dog pool$15

With at least 48 hours notice, and at least a 1 hour slot, add a small doggie pool to your fun in the sun. Pool is a collapsible, 31” diameter and about 7” deep. Pool will be filled about half way with the hose out to fill more or spray down. (Great for human feet too). Bring your own towels.


Extras

Dog pool$15

With at least 48 hours notice, and at least a 1 hour slot, add a small doggie pool to your fun in the sun. Pool is a collapsible, 31” diameter and about 7” deep. Pool will be filled about half way with the hose out to fill more or spray down. (Great for human feet too). Bring your own towels.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Required advanced notice for visits
2 hours
Max dogs per booking
4
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests

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.

(177) Reviews

  • Kaitlyn E., Feb 25, 2024

    Great spot!

  • Natasha Z., Feb 25, 2024

    This is our second time here and just like the first time we had a great time. Being right by the river is such a huge plus because there are a ton of smells. It’s also at the end of a dead end because it’s right along the river so it’s super quiet

  • Moira D., Feb 22, 2024

    Good as always!

  • Jonathan O., Feb 13, 2024

    Great space and a clean yard.! Thank you

  • Julia Z., Feb 12, 2024

    The neighbors have a Great Pyr that likes to bark if he's out. My dog is also mostly Great Pyr so they just barked at each other for a while - not terribly distressing for my dog but could be bad for others.

  • Jennifer W., Feb 10, 2024

    Our dogs had a wonderful time chasing each other (and squirrels) in this beautiful yard!

  • Savannah B., Feb 7, 2024

    We had so much fun! We'll be back! Thanks

  • Christen J., Feb 4, 2024

    Great spot, nice size, water bowl and toys available

  • Lauren B., Feb 3, 2024

    Lauren was a very responsive host and the yard is large. There was fresh water and a box of toys waiting for us. However, the fence had several gaps that look small, but since it was a chain link fence, two of my dogs (lab/pitt mixes, 45lbs) were able to get out. It was quite scary. Also, the front gate had a small gap also and one of them escaped from that. If you have large dogs, this is a good yard, but if you even think that there’s a chance they could get through, I wouldn’t risk it. In hindsight, I should have taken photos, but we were very stressed in the moment and just wanted to leave.

  • Taylor X., Feb 2, 2024

    Great location! Easy to notice the blue chairs

Meet your host

Lauren U.

Joined in March 2023


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