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1822 Northwest 7th Place
GainesvilleFlorida32603US
4.911
55This is a perfect space for zooming. My foster puppy is a terrier mix, and she wore herself out on the rope toy! Loved that there was fresh water, lots of toys, a trashcan and plenty of shade. We will be frequent fliers here!
55This was my first time at this spot and it was amazing! My pups favorite thing was definitely the bungee rope! And he loved playing with all of the jolly balls. This spot is clean and well maintained, while also offering so many different types of entertainment and enrichment for pups! We will be coming back ❤️
45The spot is GREAT! My standard poodle pup just wasn't quite sure what to make of it :) She would chase the ball I threw, but then wouldn't bring it all the way back because she got distracted by someone walking or driving by, such is the attention span of a pup! I will be bringing her back because the more comfortable she gets, the better she will enjoy it.
55Wonderful spot will definitely come again
55Great time as always!
55great spot! super clean and quiet, will be back!
55The hosts have thought of everything — fresh water and so many different toys for pets and hand sanitizer/bug spray and a bench for people! I will definitely be coming back soon
55It was easy to find, area well-maintained, lots of toys available of different varieties, auto-refill water bowl for fresh clean water. My puppy had so much fun!
55We had so much fun at the zoomie zone park! You can tell that the area is created with lots of love and intention for fellow doggies to play in. All of the toys were an amazing addition. There is also water in case your dog gets thirsty. The area is large enough that my heeler was able to run around in comfortably! We did the treat extra, which the owner left by the bench and had Milo’s name. Again, this shows that the zoomie zone really cares about you and your dog feeling comfortable. Overall I’d highly recommend this place and we will definitely be coming back!
55We visited this spot for the first time today and will definitely be back. I took my two Dobermans and there was more than enough room for them to run around, wrestle, chase, etc. I love the variety of toys and activities the host provides, my younger pup really enjoyed the tug toy that it attached to the tree. There is also an abundance of other things that make this spot great. There is tons of shade, an automatic water bowl, dedicated hooks and a bench for your personal items, and the neighborhood seems quiet. The host is also very easy to get in touch with and was more than accommodating. Definitely reach out to them if you have any questions or concerns. One thing to note is that the ground is mostly mulch/leaf litter so if your dog likes to roll around or wrestle like mine do they will get dirty. A baby wipe pretty much solved this problem within a minute so it is by no means a big deal.
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Gainesville, Florida
Fully Fenced
0.15 acres
4.911 reviews
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The Zoomie Zone in University Park 🐾 🐕

Gainesville, Florida
Host avatar
Hosted by Danica R.
Sniffpass
4.911 reviews
Top spot
Sniffpass
Fully Fenced
0.15 acres
The Zoomie Zone in University Park 🐾 🐕 - Gainesville, Florida
The Zoomie Zone in University Park 🐾 🐕 - Gainesville, Florida
The Zoomie Zone in University Park 🐾 🐕 - Gainesville, Florida

Fencing

Enclosure

Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

5 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): Cattle with wire mesh

Fencing details:

We're slowly upgrading the zone, we just set it up March 2024, so there will be new additions soon. 🥰 We understand that some dogs may have sensitivities to certain products, so we want to ensure we're not offering anything that could pote...
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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 peopleSometimes

Private entryYes


Amenities

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Dog treats

Dog toys

Trash can

Lure course


Pricing
$11 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!
This spot offers additional discounts.

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Location

Gainesville, Florida

Description

Zoomies: a high-speed, reckless, frantic, exhilarating, and completely unstoppable run. An outward showcase of inner happiness. In my role as a Rover sitter, I regularly care for dogs seeking heightened mental and physical engagement in contrast to the confines of apartment life. To address this, I've curated a secluded, shaded area in my backyard exclusively for you and your furry friend to unleash energy with minimal distractions from approaching dogs Understanding that dogs thrive when their innate needs are met, I've tailored the space accordingly. For sight hounds, there's a flirt pole to satisfy their urge to chase. Border collies can indulge their herding instincts with a dedicated herding ball, while scent hounds can engage in nose work with scattered treats across the area ( your own, or mine for additional charge) Consider this space your dog's personal playground, where they can exert themselves fully before returning to your apartment, assured of a restful night's sleep. Our collection of toys includes a flirt pole, bungee tethered tree tug, frisbee, Chuck It fetch arms, herding ball, and herding egg, with the exciting addition of a Swift Paws Course lure coming soon! For your convenience, we've arranged several amenities for your own comfort: - A dedicated 💩 bag station and trash can ensure cleanliness. You'll have access via a smart padlock for easy entry. Enjoy your favorite tunes with our Bluetooth speaker. - Keep your leash handy with our leash hanger. - Stay connected with WiFi access via QR code. - Relax in seating for two while your furry friend plays. - Convenient parking is available onsite. Please note that we have two dogs of our own, but they will be safely inside or fenced off on their side of the yard during your visit, ensuring a peaceful environment for you and your companion.

Cleanliness

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

Hazards

None, there's no landscaping even in the run.

Extras

Cold Nose Confections$6.5

This isn't your average Starbucks Pupcup. Our homemade 4oz treat combines creamy low-fat Greek yogurt, ripe bananas, and natural peanut butter for a tantalizing snack. Paired with pet-safe bone broth and a pumpkin mystery charm topping, it's perfect for beating the Florida heat, leaving your pup cool and satisfied.

Doggie Dip$10

Welcome to the 'Doggy Dip' at the Zoomie Zone! Designed to beat the summer heat, this shallow pool offers a refreshing retreat for dogs to splash and play. With a safe and inviting depth, it's the perfect spot for your furry friend to cool off and enjoy some watery fun. Treat your pup to a relaxing break from the sun and watch them delight in the refreshing waters of the Doggy Dip! ⚠️ Remember to bring your own towel. ⚠️

Treat hunt!$8

Did you know that sniffing can be incredibly calming for dogs? A leisurely, meandering sniffing session in our run can trigger the release of dopamine in their brains, similar to the effects of a yoga or meditation session for your furry friend! Additionally, it's low-impact and gentle on their joints. To enhance your pup's experience, we offer a half cup of treats for you to scatter across our dog run while you relax on our bench. [ you may bring your own treats for no additional cost.]

Extras

Cold Nose Confections$6.5

This isn't your average Starbucks Pupcup. Our homemade 4oz treat combines creamy low-fat Greek yogurt, ripe bananas, and natural peanut butter for a tantalizing snack. Paired with pet-safe bone broth and a pumpkin mystery charm topping, it's perfect for beating the Florida heat, leaving your pup cool and satisfied.


Doggie Dip$10

Welcome to the 'Doggy Dip' at the Zoomie Zone! Designed to beat the summer heat, this shallow pool offers a refreshing retreat for dogs to splash and play. With a safe and inviting depth, it's the perfect spot for your furry friend to cool off and enjoy some watery fun. Treat your pup to a relaxing break from the sun and watch them delight in the refreshing waters of the Doggy Dip! ⚠️ Remember to bring your own towel. ⚠️


Treat hunt!$8

Did you know that sniffing can be incredibly calming for dogs? A leisurely, meandering sniffing session in our run can trigger the release of dopamine in their brains, similar to the effects of a yoga or meditation session for your furry friend! Additionally, it's low-impact and gentle on their joints. To enhance your pup's experience, we offer a half cup of treats for you to scatter across our dog run while you relax on our bench. [ you may bring your own treats for no additional cost.]


[SOON] Swift Paws Lure Chase$20

Elevate backyard playtime with SwiftPaws! It offers excitement with features like 300ft courses, 30mph speeds, and 10min run time. Caution: Limit chase time to 10min with frequent breaks to prevent overexertion and injuries. Not recommended for puppies under a year or large breed puppies under 2.


Host Rules

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

Do not open the two gates towards the end of the run. Clean up after your dog. Put everything back where you found it. Close gates after your visit.


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

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.

In addition, please make sure to read Sniffspot's 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.

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This spot consistently provides amazing experiences to guests

4.9 (11 Reviews)

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Danica R.

Joined in February 2024


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Fully Fenced
2 acres
5(10)
$7 dog / hour
Archer, FL