Rent safe and private small dog parks hosted by locals in Portland, Oregon

Sniffspot's private dog parks are the best way to exercise your dog. We have the best variety and the best priced dog parks anywhere!

Designed for private play.
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Popular private small dog parks near Portland, Oregon

Gaylene's Private Dog Park In SW Portland | Sniffspot
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PortlandOregon97225
4.968
Sniffspot[email protected]United States
David AdamsFounder
Gaylene's Private Dog Park In SW Portland
Partially Fenced
0.5 acres
4.9(68)
$12 dog / hour
Portland, OR
Sophie's Private Dog Park In SW Portland | Sniffspot
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PortlandOregon97219
5.0274
Sniffspot[email protected]United States
David AdamsFounder
Sophie's Private Dog Park In SW Portland
Fully Fenced
0.25 acres
5(274)
$15 dog / hour
Portland, OR

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Why rent private small dog parks in Portland, Oregon?
FeaturesSniffspotPublic park
Designed for private play
Rentable by the hour
Off leash options
Very large and/or fully fenced options
Pricing$5 - $15 per dog per hourFree

What people say about small dog parks around Portland, Oregon

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Noel X.
December 2023
My dog and I had a great time. It was well contained for my small dog. Some grass, leaves, trees, and chairs to sit.
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Bailey M.
December 2023
This was a perfectly-sized backyard for our 7-year old pittie to have a good hour of zoomies. The yard is fully fenced and provides enough privacy from neighbors. Would strongly recommend for an in-city sniffspot!
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Laura J.
January 2024
Our first visit to a SniffSpot, and our pup's first time being allowed to run around a strange place off leash. The yard was clean, not too muddy, and he had so much fun.
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Conrad E.
January 2024
Great backyard spot with adequate room and space for our dogs to run. Easy to find and access the gate for the backyard. Thanks for providing a clean and safe space for our sometimes-reactive dog to run around!
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Alexandra A.
January 2024
We had an awesome time! The ice (which was not Erin’s fault!) made for some fun memories with our babies(-: Can’t wait to go back!
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Lisbeth R.
February 2024
Cute little yard that’s easy to get to. It was really quiet when we were there - not only did we not see any people or animals from the yard, but we also didn’t run into anybody on the street either.
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Rhiannon U.
February 2024
This was a great place to get my dogs outside for the first day of sun. It’s more suited for smaller dogs or bigger dogs that don’t require much activity, but still a great spot nonetheless
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Colleen W.
February 2024
This was my first Sniffspot visit and it was great! Erin's yard is very easy to access and free of anything that Nessie could get into. Nessie had so much fun getting her zoomies out! The bowl of water was a really nice touch. Thank you Erin!
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alan p.
February 2024
We ended up leaving a bit early because of rain, but had a fantastic time! Dennis loved running around—this is an excellent spot for a few rounds of catch or tug of war. Thank you!
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Kayla F.
February 2024
This is a good little yard for small dogs, it wasn’t quite big enough for our medium sized dog. There are lots of other dogs visible and/or audible, we had a total of 5 barking at our dog, but only 1 who we could see and approached the fence barking. My dog doesn’t bark, it was just from being in the back yard. It didn’t bother our pup, but something to be noted if that would bother yours.
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Sherry W.
September 2022
Good yard with secure fence. Lots of bushes, so for our lab Owen fetching was part scavenger hunt, and he enjoyed the cooling clover patch during breaks. We felt very welcome in Laura’s yard.
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Margo G.
January 2024
Fantastic new Sniffspot, we'll be back for sure! Not huge, but plenty of room for our medium/large dogs to get in some safe, off-leash exercise and fun. The amenities are a big win, covered seating area with heat available was lovely! The space is super cute too. We're big fans and really appreciated the wonderful, warm and welcoming communication from the host!
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Tessa Y.
January 2024
Lots to sniff! The fence felt super secure and was tucked away from the street. My reactive pup struggled a bit with the neighbor noises but that’s to be expected in busier sniff spots.
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Aleksandra D.
January 2024
This sniffspot was great for my dog! Good amount of space, good lighting at night, and lots of little hiding spots for his favorite game of hide and seek. Thanks for having us!
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Sarah H.
February 2024
With my highly reactive dog this was a great space for her. And my kids we are to be entertained as well so five stars all day from us!
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Holly H.
February 2024
After keeping my poor dogs cooped up for 2 weeks because of their reactivity & my anxiety about their reactivity, spending an hour at this spot, watching them just be silly dogs was a godsend. It’s the perfect size for my 2 tanks to romp around. I appreciated the water bowls, the hand sanitizer, the towels… & the lights! We went after dark & still had a great time. There was plenty in the yard to keep my dogs interested, & the fences are perfectly high to keep them secure - & yes, they tried to get over them. We will definitely be frequenting this spot!
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Holly H.
February 2024
We’ve now been here in the dark, in the rain, in the afternoon on a clear day - each time I leave with happy, tired dogs without issues or obstacles.
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phillip E.
February 2024
Great space, just as advertised, no distractions and tall fences. No bags on table which is no big deal. Had our own.
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Kiley S.
February 2024
The fenced in area was perfect for my energetic boy. It was an added plus to see all the play equipment for kiddos to entertain themselves while the dogs play. Clean and perfect space to use for play dates.
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Amanda A.
February 2024
First ever Sniffspots experience and I couldn't be happier with my location choice! Doggo had a blast, kiddo had a blast, mama had a blast. If you have kids - PICK THIS LOCATION. My 9 year old daughter asked to come back before we even left. Lol Thank you Leslie and fam for opening up your backyard. Because of you, I will forever cherish the memory of witnessing our sweet rescue girl, Popcorn, get her zoomies out first the first time 🥲❤️
How do Portland's private small dog parks work?

Private rentals by the hour

Our hosts are locals that are renting their yards and private land to dog owners

Designed for private play

Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit

Trust and safety first

Spots are designed for safety and both hosts and guests are reviewed after each visit

Reactive dogs welcome

Many of the spots we list are designed with sensitive dogs in mind

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FAQ about our Portland small dog parks

Are small dog parks safe?
While public dog parks have a number of safety issues, such as aggressive dogs, disease transmission and general cleanliness, Sniffspot dog parks are much safer than public dog parks. With Sniffspot all bookings are private for just you and dogs you bring with you and we require all dogs to be vaccinated (or have equivalent titers). All Sniffspot locations are vetted and reviewed by park users so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog. 93% of reviews on Sniffspot visits are 5 stars.
How can I find small dog parks in Portland?
There are 99 small dog parks in the Portland area. The most popular small dog park is . You can browse all of our small dog parks here.
How do I know if a small dog park works for my dog?
Start by applying basic filters, such as fencing and distractions, to find a dog park that works for your furry friends. If your dog doesn't respond to owner commands, you can visit one of our enclosed dog park areas. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our small dog park sites where there are no dogs audible or visible nearby. You can see any park amenities provided, including a park bench, water for dogs or water features such as kiddie pool or water hose. If your dog loves water, you can go to a park with water features, but if they don't love water, you can avoid them. We also recommend reading reviews to check for park maintenance issues and reaching out to the host with any questions. And lastly, of course, check park hours. Many of our parks are open from dawn until dusk.
What are the requirements to bring my dog to a Sniffspot park?
We require that all dogs have basic vaccinations or equivalent titers. We do not allow dogs with a bite history. We require that owners sign our waiver and agree to follow our safety rules. We also require that pet owners follow safety protocols around water features.
Will there be other dogs at the Sniffspot park at the same time as me?
Sniffspot only allows one booking at a time and any host dogs are required to be kept away from the spot during visits. We also enforce 30 min time buffers between bookings.
How much do Sniffspot small dog parks cost?
Small dog parks in the Portland area range from $10.0 and $10.0. The least expensive small dog park is Backyard Doggy Oasis - with optional outdoor heater for cold days. The most expensive small dog park is Backyard Doggy Oasis - with optional outdoor heater for cold days. Each host sets their own price, so you can check the price on the specific Sniffspot dog park listing.
Can I have an event or party at a small dog park?
If you are planning an amazing small dog park party, each Sniffspot park has their own rules regarding special events. Many parks allow doggie birthday parties, training, water parties and other event types. Event organizers need to be responsible for their guests and event organizers should coordinate with the host regarding their fun party. Make sure the park has amenities you need for your party, such as a park with lots of picnic tables with park benches.

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