Rent a private dog park in Virginia

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.

Richmond dog parks

Fenced farmstead backyard | Sniffspot
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
Fenced farmstead backyard

Large fenced in backyard with trees, shrubs, a shaded area, and multiple seating options. Plenty of room to run around and play without distractions.

Fully Fenced
0.3 acres
$8 dog / hour
Richmond, VA
Stacie's Private Dog Park In Richmond | Sniffspot
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
Stacie's Private Dog Park In Richmond
Fully Fenced
0.11 acres
$6 dog / hour
Richmond, VA
Alyssa's Fully Fenced Play Area for City Dogs | Sniffspot
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David AdamsFounder
Alyssa's Fully Fenced Play Area for City Dogs

Note: we will be closed from June 14-June 26th Hi! I'm Alyssa, a rescue dog owner with a ~1/3 acre yard perfect for your dog to enjoy! We have a mix of gardens, grass, mulch, and leaf areas great for sniffing and playing fetch and a bin full of fun toys and treats. We have a special basket of small dog toys upon request! We provide cold water for humans, bug spray, and hand sanitizer. We spray our yard every 5 weeks with a natural oil mix to help prevent mosquitos, fleas, and ticks. If you'd like to visit multiple times a month, please check our membership prices! Our members get specific "members only" times and extra privileges. Reactive dog owners should note that our neighbors on both sides have dogs that may or may not be outside during your visit. They are all friendly but will probably bark. (No dogs live in the yard with the chain link but there are visible dogs two yards over) We provide a bucket of extra treats to help with training and distraction. Our girl loves a "sniffari" where you hide treats around the yard to sniff out. ⭐️ Important notes ⭐️ 🐶 All dogs must be FULLY vaccinated (Rabies, Parvo, Bordetella, DHPP) Please do not book unless you are sure your dog has all their shots. Puppies less than 4 months old that are still building up vaccines should stay at home. ⭐️ Dogs MUST be leashed when entering and exiting the yard. Our neighbor across the street has a few outdoor cats we want to keep safe. 🍃 Please do not let your dog eat or chew any of the plants in the yard. No excessive digging. 🌻 Please do not enter the gated garden area on the other side of the house. We keep our quail coop and pet turtle enclosure in this area and don't want them startled. Feel free to look in from the gate though. 🍺 Per Sniffspot's rules, no alcohol is allowed, and please no smoking. Follow and tag us on Instagram for updates and promo code giveaways @SniffspotRVA_Alyssa for your first tagged story, post or reel we'll give you a $5 promo code!

Fully Fenced
0.33 acres
$8 dog / hour
Richmond, VA

Roanoke dog parks

Aimee's 1 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Roanoke | Sniffspot
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
Aimee's 1 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Roanoke

Rustic Esthetic with On Street Parking. Large Fully Fenced Acre Yard with a digging area, a small bridge, a small pond, a sandbox, & lots of space to run, play, & explore We have a fire pit available evening use.

Fully Fenced
1 acre
$4 dog / hour
Roanoke, VA
Dorothy's Private Dog Park In Roanoke | Sniffspot
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David AdamsFounder
Dorothy's Private Dog Park In Roanoke

We live on Brooklyn Dr in Roay VA. The area is beautiful and not in a high traffic area. We have the pleasure of all types of wildlife and we have a creek off the property. It is safe and your dogs will enjoy the experience

1 acre
$10 dog / hour
Roanoke, VA
Elise's Fully Fenced Yard For Dogs To Rent In Roanoke | Sniffspot
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David AdamsFounder
Elise's Fully Fenced Yard For Dogs To Rent In Roanoke

Its just my backyard! But it's secure.

Fully Fenced
0.02 acres
$9 dog / hour
Roanoke, VA

Virginia Beach dog parks

Erin's 1 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Virginia Beach | Sniffspot
Virginia BeachVirginia23454
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
Erin's 1 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Virginia Beach
Fully Fenced
1 acre
$10 dog / hour
Virginia Beach, VA
Jacey's Private Dog Park In Virginia Beach | Sniffspot
Virginia BeachVirginia23453
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
Jacey's Private Dog Park In Virginia Beach

Bring your furry friends for a little outside time. We have a decent sized fenced in back yard. There is a chair and umbrella for your comfort. The teal bowl will be filled with fresh drinking water for the dogs. I do have a small raised garden, as of now nothing is planted so don’t stress if your furry friends get curious. When I do plant stuff I plan to have a cover but accidents do happen, all I ask is that you try to avoid the garden. Thanks so much and I hope you all enjoy your visits. :) You can enter through the gate outside and message if you have any questions. Feel free to use the toys I have or bring your own.

Fully Fenced
0.02 acres
$5 dog / hour
Virginia Beach, VA
Oceanfront Fenced Private Backyard | Sniffspot
Virginia BeachVirginia23451
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
Oceanfront Fenced Private Backyard

Located in the Shadowlawn Neighborhood of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, this fully fenced, private backyard is the simplest solution to your needs. Patio, chairs, hammock, access to chiminea (firestarter logs for sale separately), water hose, kiddie pool for cooling and chilling, and complete discreet settings make this yard the perfect next spot for your session. Relax and let the dogs and/or kids play while you take a break knowing they're safely fenced in! Happy Vacationing!

Fully Fenced
0.02 acres
$7 dog / hour
Virginia Beach, VA

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Why rent a private dog park in Virginia?

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

How do Virginia's private dog parks work?

Private rentals by the hour

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

Trust and safety first

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

Designed for private play

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

Reactive dogs welcome

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

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FAQ about our Virginia dog parks

What inspired Sniffspot to offer a network of private dog parks?

Sniffspot's founder, David Adams, lives with a leash reactive dog and a dog selective dog. Back in 2016, he and his wife Rebecca were struggling to meet their pup Toshii's basic needs in a city environment as there was nowhere safe to let their guards down. In passing, Rebecca texted that she wished “there was an app to find places to let him off leash” — and the rest, as they say, is history.

David is heavily involved in the day-to-day operations of Sniffspot. His personal experiences have made him passionate about giving all dogs the opportunity to sniff, run, and play without fear! As long as we share a place on Earth, Sniffspot believes that dogs have an inherent right to live a fulfilling, joyful, and rewarding life just like we do.

What kind of dogs benefit from private dog parks?

The short answer: All dogs!

Because they're private spaces without the chaos of many public city parks, Sniffspots are especially well suited to dogs who are nervous, in training, or working through reactivity. But every pet can benefit from time with just their owners in an environment all to themselves.

Here are a few things guests commonly use Sniffspots for:

  • Working on training skills, like recall, in an environment with moderate distractions (a good middle step between your own home and busier areas out in public)
  • Having playdates with one or two trusted dogs, either just for fun or to help build healthy social skills
  • Being able to run around in a securely fenced space especially if owners don't have a yard of their own
  • Safely exposing dogs to new environments, which is a key part of proper socialization — many Sniffspots offer varying terrain like water features plus a range of objects like agility equipment that can help your pup get comfortable in more situations
  • Changing up regular walking and play routines to provide more variety and fulfillment — taking the same route or playing in the same park every day in a row can get boring for our pets!

Aren't public dog parks good for dogs?

It's important for most modern dogs to have off leash exercise where they're able to engage in natural behaviors like sniffing and running. Since letting dogs off leash in city parks can be dangerous for the surrounding community and wildlife — not to mention can lead to issues with animal control or park authority departments — public dog parks are a legal way to let dogs have off leash exercise.

Unfortunately, the free and open nature of public dog parks has drawbacks. There might be unsocialized dogs displaying aggressive behavior, sick pets leading to disease transmission, or left-behind waste and other sanitation issues (since any given public dog park facility may not be cleaned regularly). All this aside, other dog owners are often inattentive of their dogs — particularly in popular parks specifically designed for pets to run off leash. Some people think of these areas like babysitters for their dogs and don't stay engaged in their pets' behavior.

For these reasons, many dog behaviorists discourage visiting public dog parks and recommend Sniffspot's private dog parks instead. Sniffspot private dog parks only allow one guest to book at a time. They are not open to the public — a reservation is required ahead of time, with both guests and hosts agreeing to certain protocols to ensure there aren't any unexpected surprises in the space — which solves many of these issues.

How do I know if a private Sniffspot dog park works for my dog?

Dogs enjoy Sniffspot dog parks for all kinds of different reasons — spanning from physical exercise to behavior modification training to agility or other dog sports practice and more. Whatever your primary goals, there is a Sniffspot dog park for you!

There are many different types of private dog parks available. Sniffspot hosts offer locations like designated training yards; expansive fields; large, fully-fenced off-leash dog parks; indoor facilities with lights and other amenities; dog sports courses complete with agility equipment; pools and natural water features; and more. Some even have niche amenities, such as a park splash pad and dog-friendly potable water fountains.

You can filter Sniffspot dog parks by size, fencing, and distractions that might be present via our dog park locator. If your dog doesn't have a good recall, you can visit one of our fully fenced dog parks. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our off-leash areas where there are no dogs audible or visible nearby. You can also filter locations to avoid other domestic animals and people! Each listing includes the park hours of operation — and by reading reviews you can understand the status of condition, for example, if a section of the fence is in poor condition or there are any park maintenance issues.

How does Sniffspot ensure their private dog parks are safe?

While public dog parks have a number of safety issues, such as aggressive dogs, disease transmission, and general cleanliness (often as much an issue with the person in charge as with their dog) Sniffspot dog parks are much safer environments to let your dog express their natural behaviors.

All Sniffspot bookings are private with a time buffer in between

With Sniffspot, all bookings are private — the only park users at a given time are the dog owners who signed up and dogs they bring with them in their own group. Any host dogs are required to be kept away from the spot during visits.

We also enforce buffers between bookings to ensure you aren't arriving or leaving at the same time another park user is present.

Sniffspot requires visiting dogs to have vaccinations

We require all dogs to be vaccinated or have equivalent titers.

Sniffspot listings are vetted and reviewed by guests like you

Perhaps most helpful to know exactly what you're getting into: Sniffspot dog park locations are vetted and reviewed by guests, so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog — whether they have behavioral struggles, special needs, or any other specific considerations. 93% of reviews on Sniffspot visits are 5 stars and many spots have been reviewed hundreds of times.

Hosts are able to inventory their dog parks firsthand

Hosts are in charge of keeping their park areas clean, and many go out of their way to provide visitors with exceptional experiences. Because each host can control the number of guests that visit in a given time period, they're able to maintain their spaces better than many public parks departments can. It's a win-win for everyone in the community!

How do I sign up to use Sniffspot?

The Sniffspot app makes it super easy to book time at private dog parks near you. You can create a completely free account by clicking this link! We're constantly updating our iOS and Android app experiences along with our website to provide a seamless user experience.

How can I find Sniffspot dog parks near me?

You can browse all of our Sniffspots here using our dog park locator. You can easily view information about the spots, including open times, park entrance details, and current conditions.

How much do Sniffspot dog parks cost?

Each host sets their own price, so you can check the cost per hour on the specific Sniffspot dog park listing. Most are between $5 - $15 per dog per hour.

Prices vary based on size, fencing and amenities, such as water or drinking fountains for dogs, park benches, WiFi accessibility, and so on.

What are the requirements to bring my dog to a Sniffspot dog park?

Vaccinations are required

We require that all dogs have basic vaccinations or equivalent titers. We require rabies vaccination, the equivalent of current rabies tags.

Dogs should not display aggressive behavior

We do not allow dogs with a bite history.

There are sometimes limits on number of dogs per booking

We do not have limits for dogs per owner or dogs per adult handler, though some individual park hosts set person per visit limits.

Supervision is always required

Adult supervision is required at all times.

Clean up after your pets

Dog owners are responsible for picking up pet waste to keep park areas clean (many Sniffspot private dog parks provide pet waste stations).

You must sign a waiver and agree to our policies

We require that guests sign our waiver and agree to follow park rules and policies before visiting park sites.

How can I offer my land as a private dog park?

You can learn more about how you can earn up to $3,000 per month sharing your land here. It is just as lucrative as dog boarding or other dog services — with less work for you! Park planning can be as simple as opening up your existing yard.

About Sniffspot

Sniffspot provides the best experiences and fun for you and your dog. Our dog parks are designed for the ultimate dog exercise. Our private spaces help you minimize distractions or triggers and maximize time with your dog. We provide off leash enrichment - exploration and activities you can't get anywhere else; wear your dog out for days. We make it easy to have playdates. Socialize your pup in a controlled, private spot - it's great exercise and it's fun for you and your dog.