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1373 Viking Drive
DowningtownPennsylvania19335US
5.022
55Great spacious yard! Lots of room for the dogs to run and areas to explore.
55This is a great, shady spot with old trees and plenty of room for running around, as well as seating in case you just want to watch your dog have fun. The host is also kind enough to leave out poo bags in case you need one (we’ve all been there right?). My puppy had a great time even though we got rained on a bit.
55This was a great spot, backyard is very spacious and great accommodations made include availability of bags, toys and water. My dog and I loved it! Wonderful place and we will be back
55What a great experience! We will definitely be back - a beautiful backyard and wonderful Host. Very communicative and nice. Our pups, Oliver and a Teddy, left happy and relaxed.
55Beautiful yard, so much space to run for the pups. There are some shady places for the dogs (mine heated up quick). Thank you for sharing your home. Love Donut & Milkshake 🐾
55This sniff spot was perfect!! We will definitely be back :)
55Large yard with secure fence for my Great Dane
55Super clean! Very nice yard- will definitely return with our pups :)
55Gorgeous and huge yard! They enjoyed running around and playing with the provided toys. Super tiny dogs could fit through the fence gap however we had no issues with a regular small breed (one that likes to escape too)! 11/10
55Chilli had a blast running around and exploring. Nice yard, very shaded.
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Wag's Backyard

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Fully Fenced
0.65 acres
5.022 reviews
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Hosted by Nicole W.

Fencing

Enclosure

Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

4 ft

100% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: Gaps

Fencing type(s): Wood - non-privacy

Fencing details:

There is a 4 ft picket fence that surrounds 3 sides of the property (which is why I stated that there are gaps in the fence), and a 6ft privacy fence along the back of the property. There are 3 gates, one that is padlocked, the one along th...
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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 animalsNo

Other peopleSometimes

Private entryNo


Amenities

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Dog toys

Trash can

Table

Fertilizer-free


Pricing
$10 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

Sniffpass holders get discounts on all bookings at all spots by buying monthly credits!

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Location

Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Description

A beautiful 0.65 acre fully fenced backyard located in Downingtown, PA. There is a 4ft picket fence surrounding 3 sides of the property and a 6 ft privacy fence along the back of the property. The entrance is along the side of the house, near the garage and the driveway. There is plenty of seating on the patio where a table is available, and around the fire pit (not available for use). There are frisbees, balls, chuck-it’s, water bowls (please supply your own water), and a trash can available for your use.

Cleanliness

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

Hazards

As with any yard, there is always the potential for wildlife to enter the property unannounced. Additionally, despite proper lawn maintenance, ticks, ants, gnats and mosquitoes can be present. There are some slight hills and dips in the yard, so please take care when walking and watch your footing.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Max dogs per booking
5

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.

(22) Reviews

  • Laura B., Nov 6, 2023

    Great spacious yard! Lots of room for the dogs to run and areas to explore.

  • Laura B., Oct 31, 2023

    This is a great, shady spot with old trees and plenty of room for running around, as well as seating in case you just want to watch your dog have fun. The host is also kind enough to leave out poo bags in case you need one (we’ve all been there right?). My puppy had a great time even though we got rained on a bit.

  • Bryan R., Sep 24, 2023

    This was a great spot, backyard is very spacious and great accommodations made include availability of bags, toys and water. My dog and I loved it! Wonderful place and we will be back

  • Michele G., Sep 21, 2023

    What a great experience! We will definitely be back - a beautiful backyard and wonderful Host. Very communicative and nice. Our pups, Oliver and a Teddy, left happy and relaxed.

  • Hannah F., Sep 19, 2023

    Beautiful yard, so much space to run for the pups. There are some shady places for the dogs (mine heated up quick). Thank you for sharing your home. Love Donut & Milkshake 🐾

  • Lindsey B., Sep 16, 2023

    This sniff spot was perfect!! We will definitely be back :)

  • Chrystina M., Sep 4, 2023

    Large yard with secure fence for my Great Dane

  • Tiffany&Bill T., Aug 28, 2023

    Super clean! Very nice yard- will definitely return with our pups :)

  • Mya K., Aug 18, 2023

    Gorgeous and huge yard! They enjoyed running around and playing with the provided toys. Super tiny dogs could fit through the fence gap however we had no issues with a regular small breed (one that likes to escape too)! 11/10

  • Aileen H., Aug 15, 2023

    Chilli had a blast running around and exploring. Nice yard, very shaded.

Meet your host

Nicole W.

Joined in July 2023


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