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The best experience and fun for you and your dog

Our dog parks are designed for the ultimate safe dog exercise

Distraction free dog time
Safe, private spaces to help you minimize distractions or triggers and maximize time with your dog.
Off leash enrichment
Exploration and activities you can't get anywhere else: wear your dog out for days.
Safe playdates
Socialize your pup in a controlled, private spot - it's great exercise, it's safe and it's fun for you and your dog.

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How do Sniffspot'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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Why rent a private dog park with Sniffspot?
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

Recommended by experts

Kim Brophey
"The modern pet environment and lifestyle is seriously difficult for most dogs, given their natures, instincts, and heritage. Sniffspot is the greatest current solution to make a difference for dogs today."
Kim Brophey, best-selling author, dog ethologist and creator of The Dog's Truth
Grisha Stewart
"I think Sniffspot is a great idea! Dogs really need exercise in a safe space. Public exercise areas have a lot of risks for dogs with reactivity issues, so I'm excited to see this stress-relieving option."
Grisha Stewart, trainer, speaker and creator of BAT
Michael Shikashio CDBC
"With all of the restrictions that modern society places on dogs, it is not surprising to see behavior problems increase due to a lack of mental and physical enrichment. Many of the dogs I work with greatly benefit from a safe place that they can explore and run freely, to nurture all of their unique needs. Sniffspot is the perfect answer for dogs in our modern society!"
Michael Shikashio CDBC, world-Renowned Dog Aggression Specialist

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Liz's Private Dog Park In Davenport | Sniffspot
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DavenportFlorida33897US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55My pup really enjoyed the opportunity to stretch his legs off-leash. Liz was very responsive to my questions, with a fast response time. Will definitely visit again the next time we’re in the area!
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Marie W.
May 2024
My pup really enjoyed the opportunity to stretch his legs off-leash. Liz was very responsive to my questions, with a fast response time. Will definitely visit again the next time we’re in the area!
Captain's Retreat at Bear Creek | Sniffspot
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MocksvilleNorth Carolina27028US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Awesome visit as always!!
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Molly F.
May 2024
Awesome visit as always!!
Flynn Farm: 20 Acre Unfenced Farm Southwick | Sniffspot
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SouthwickMassachusetts01077US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55A great spot for dogs to run free! It took us a minute to get our bearings on where to park, but the host described the landmarks well. Our dog had a wonderful time stretching her legs and frolicking through the tall grass in the fields. We will definitely be back for another jaunt soon, and thank you to the host for their kindness when we were running behind due to an unexpected delay.
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Kelsey D.
May 2024
A great spot for dogs to run free! It took us a minute to get our bearings on where to park, but the host described the landmarks well. Our dog had a wonderful time stretching her legs and frolicking through the tall grass in the fields. We will definitely be back for another jaunt soon, and thank you to the host for their kindness when we were running behind due to an unexpected delay.
Trotting Park Dog Delight | Sniffspot
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FalmouthMassachusetts02536US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Great spot to run a dog!
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Maggie D.
May 2024
Great spot to run a dog!
The Boring Barking Lot - Dog Park | Sniffspot
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BoringOregon97009US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Amazing spot and secluded enough for a great time w a fairly reactive dog!
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Albert W.
May 2024
Amazing spot and secluded enough for a great time w a fairly reactive dog!
Fully Fenced Yard For Dogs To Rent In Santa Ana | Sniffspot
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Santa AnaCalifornia92705US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Great spot for your pups! The area was so clean.
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Gabby M.
May 2024
Great spot for your pups! The area was so clean.
Alicia's Fully Fenced Play Yard For Dogs In Port Washington | Sniffspot
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Port WashingtonWisconsin53074US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Alicia is so thoughtful! She left a birthday present for our girl since we booked the space on her birthday! Our dog gets along with maybe 1 out of 25 dogs and the neighbor dog across the fence was out tonight and our dog had zero reactive outbursts. We love this space.
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Suzy P.
May 2024
Alicia is so thoughtful! She left a birthday present for our girl since we booked the space on her birthday! Our dog gets along with maybe 1 out of 25 dogs and the neighbor dog across the fence was out tonight and our dog had zero reactive outbursts. We love this space.
Pepper's Pasture in Gig Harbor | Sniffspot
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Gig HarborWashington98332US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Great sniffspot we definitely will be back!
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Jacob V.
May 2024
Great sniffspot we definitely will be back!
Fully Fenced ~0.5 acre off Sandy Plains Rd | Sniffspot
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MariettaGeorgia30062US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Become one of our favorites. Been here several times. Highly recommended.
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Kristen R.
May 2024
Become one of our favorites. Been here several times. Highly recommended.
Jodi's 1 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Roosevelt | Sniffspot
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RooseveltNew Jersey08555US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55My pup had a great time, exploring the large fenced in area.
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Richard D.
May 2024
My pup had a great time, exploring the large fenced in area.
Mike's Fully Fenced Yard With Guest WiFi | Sniffspot
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SeattleWashington98136US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55This spot was great! Just enough space to play ball and my dog greatly enjoyed running up and down the incline. Though there are a couple holes in the fence that are large enough to lose a ball through or if your dog is prone to escaping, can wiggle through as well. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable experience and our girl had a blast and was appreciative of the water provided.
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Kellie T.
May 2024
This spot was great! Just enough space to play ball and my dog greatly enjoyed running up and down the incline. Though there are a couple holes in the fence that are large enough to lose a ball through or if your dog is prone to escaping, can wiggle through as well. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable experience and our girl had a blast and was appreciative of the water provided.
Zen Paw Ranch | Sniffspot
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Owings MillsMaryland21117US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Our dogs LOVED it here! The host is amazing, spot was great. We will definitely be back very soon :) If available Im gonna try weekly for my pups. Thank you so much!
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James Q.
May 2024
Our dogs LOVED it here! The host is amazing, spot was great. We will definitely be back very soon :) If available Im gonna try weekly for my pups. Thank you so much!
Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Baltimore | Sniffspot
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BaltimoreOhio43105US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Keith (our dog) and I had a great time at the barn. It's nice a big and allowed Keith to run and run until he could run no more.
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Jeff B.
May 2024
Keith (our dog) and I had a great time at the barn. It's nice a big and allowed Keith to run and run until he could run no more.
SAFE Private Play Area In Williamsville | Sniffspot
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BuffaloNew York14221US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55We had a blast as always!
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Evan D.
May 2024
We had a blast as always!
Skolaski Ranch Private Dog Park In Verona | Sniffspot
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VeronaWisconsin53593US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55The park was very clean, especially considering the large storm that came through yesterday. They had lots of toys and agility equipment to play with and our dogs had so much fun!
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McKenna B.
May 2024
The park was very clean, especially considering the large storm that came through yesterday. They had lots of toys and agility equipment to play with and our dogs had so much fun!
Ralph & Marcella's 1 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Rancho Cucamonga | Sniffspot
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Rancho CucamongaCalifornia91701US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Spacious back yard and very well maintained. Everything was secure and exactly like the pictures. My dogs loved going into a pool for the first time. The hosts were also very accommodating and responsive with messages. I will be visiting many times during the summer.
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TODD B.
May 2024
Spacious back yard and very well maintained. Everything was secure and exactly like the pictures. My dogs loved going into a pool for the first time. The hosts were also very accommodating and responsive with messages. I will be visiting many times during the summer.

Frequently asked questions about Sniffspot's private 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.

Become a Host - Help Dogs And Make Money With Your Yard

Got land? Make up to $3,000 per month while helping dogs!

Help dogs that need private space
Earn passive income
Supplement and expand pet sitting or training business
It's free to list with no obligation
Safety first - vaccinations required, waiver, $1M Host Protection Insurance

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.

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