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7468 IL-143
EdwardsvilleIllinois62025US
5.0181
55This was a lovely spot for our young pup to run and play! Thank you for the toys, water, and all the goodies. The treats were a nice touch. Great directions. We’ll be back!
55Are was well maintained, Nice selection of toys. Jade had a blast
55The best place! Happy Easter 🐰
55Our favorite Sniffspot!! 💘 Happy Easter!!
55This place is awesome! It’s very clearly marked and Karen gave great directions. There was also the cutest welcome sign for our boys and the BEST assortment of toys. They enjoyed sniffing around and chasing the flirt poles. Would love to come back again soon!
55Karen’s place was excellent for our reactive pup! She loved sniffing the space, playing in the big water bowl, but mostly playing fetch with the balls. We will be back!
55just as great as last time!
55Love going there with the pups! Cant wait for warmer days! 🐶🐶
55We had a wonderful time! Thank you so much for the treats! This host has a great selection of toys, and a beautiful large space to play in. You can tell she loves dogs. We will certainly be back, and highly recommend this sniff spot!
55Great as always. Karen is a great host.
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Edwardsville Private Dog Park

Edwardsville, Illinois
Fully Fenced
0.5 acres
5.0181 reviews
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Hosted by Karen T.

Fencing

Enclosure

Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

6+ ft

100% 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: 6 ft chain link fence enclosing the play area for 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

Private entryNo


Amenities

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Dog treats

Dog toys

Woods

Trash can


Pricing
$12 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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This spot offers additional discounts.

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Location

Edwardsville, Illinois

Description

Half acre fully enclosed with a secure 6 ft chain link fence. Convenient parking directly next to access. Chairs for owners, toys for dogs. A clean bowl of fresh water for every rental.

Cleanliness

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

Hazards

Uneven terrain (drainage areas), large shade trees. There may be downed sticks or limbs at times. There are two bee hives BEHIND the fenced-in area (outside of the dog fenced-in area). Please alert owner if allergic to bees (I have epi pens available just in case). Please keep the weather in mind. If it has rained recently, the yard can be muddy and slippery. Use caution and your best judgement to avoid a potential fall for you and your pups. Dog toys are washed and sanitized weekly.

Extras

Industrial fan blowing$5

SUMMER ONLY: select this on those hot, muggy summer days to have some air moving and help keep mosquitos at bay. The fan helps a lot as long as the sound of a fan blowing doesn't bother you or your dog.

Kiddie pool$5

SUMMER ONLY: Add a kiddie pool of fresh water for dogs to play in and cool down on hot summer days. Must have at least one hour between rentals to drain and refill pool with fresh water.


Extras

Industrial fan blowing$5

SUMMER ONLY: select this on those hot, muggy summer days to have some air moving and help keep mosquitos at bay. The fan helps a lot as long as the sound of a fan blowing doesn't bother you or your dog.


Kiddie pool$5

SUMMER ONLY: Add a kiddie pool of fresh water for dogs to play in and cool down on hot summer days. Must have at least one hour between rentals to drain and refill pool with fresh water.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Required advanced notice for visits
2 hours
Max dogs per booking
6
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

Please remain cognizant of time booked (arriving and leaving) to allow sufficient time to prepare the space for the next visitors.


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.

(181) Reviews

  • Karen M., Apr 9, 2024

    This was a lovely spot for our young pup to run and play! Thank you for the toys, water, and all the goodies. The treats were a nice touch. Great directions. We’ll be back!

    Host replied: I am so glad Keebo had fun! I look forward to meeting Keebo in the future!

  • Rebecca c., Apr 1, 2024

    Are was well maintained, Nice selection of toys. Jade had a blast

    Host replied: Thanks, Rebecca! Come again!

  • Kailey B., Mar 31, 2024

    The best place! Happy Easter 🐰

    Host replied: ❤️ Happy Easter! Thanks for sharing it at my spot with your fur babies.

  • Kailey B., Mar 31, 2024

    Our favorite Sniffspot!! 💘 Happy Easter!!

    Host replied: LOVE the photo!

  • Paulina G., Mar 30, 2024

    This place is awesome! It’s very clearly marked and Karen gave great directions. There was also the cutest welcome sign for our boys and the BEST assortment of toys. They enjoyed sniffing around and chasing the flirt poles. Would love to come back again soon!

    Host replied: What a GREAT pic! I'm so glad you guys had fun. Come again! 😊

  • Lydia T., Mar 30, 2024

    Karen’s place was excellent for our reactive pup! She loved sniffing the space, playing in the big water bowl, but mostly playing fetch with the balls. We will be back!

    Host replied: Lydia, I'm so glad Koda had fun. Yes, come again!

  • Haley S., Mar 29, 2024

    just as great as last time!

    Host replied: Thanks for traveling to my spot, Haley.

  • Kailey B., Mar 26, 2024

    Love going there with the pups! Cant wait for warmer days! 🐶🐶

    Host replied: Thanks for visiting, Kailey! Come again!

  • Kassidi B., Mar 23, 2024

    We had a wonderful time! Thank you so much for the treats! This host has a great selection of toys, and a beautiful large space to play in. You can tell she loves dogs. We will certainly be back, and highly recommend this sniff spot!

    Host replied: Awe, thanks, Kassidi! Come again!

  • Steve L., Mar 21, 2024

    Great as always. Karen is a great host.

Meet your host

Karen T.

Joined in February 2023

Hi, I'm Karen and have one black lab, Jax, who remains in the house during your rental. There are no other dogs present at your rental, EVER. There are no neighbors with dogs directly next to the Sniffspot. Jax is happy to share his yard (well, maybe not THAT happy) for you and your dog(s) to play or train off leash in a safe, secure and semi-private area. The fenced-in half acre provides ample room for your dog(s) to run and play off leash while always remaining visible. The area is good for reactive dogs. A clean bowl and fresh water are provided for every rental. Waste bags and a 5-gallon bucket for disposal are provided. The yard is checked after each rental with waste removed. Toys are thoroughly washed/sanitized weekly. Disinfectant is provided for use on toys for extra protection. Folding chairs are provided for guests.


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