South Sound Residents Can Now Book Puppy Playdates from Home

It’s no secret that we’re dog lovers here at Rob Rice Homes, and many residents of our South Sound communities share their homes with four-legged friends. This past year, puppy playdates and safe park socialization have become increasingly complicated, limiting interpersonal interaction and keeping humans and dogs at home in the name of social distancing.

Enter: Sniffspot.

Sniffspot is like Airbnb-meets-PetSmart: an app that allows dog owners to find and rent local, dog-friendly spaces that function as little personal dog parks. Landowners can list their yard space for rent, specifying the square footage (or acreage), amount fenced and price per hour. Sniffspot helps pet owners see whether the space would suit their dog’s needs, read other users’ reviews and book an available time to bring their pet to play.

Some Sniffspot spaces are basic, grassy yards, while others include amenities like water bowls, agility equipment or dog-friendly lake access. The app displays indications for the amount of foot traffic or the likelihood of encountering other animals. Like Airbnb, landowners can message their guests and set rules for the space, such as minimum visit time or a poop-pickup policy.

We are thrilled to see that there are registered Sniffspots in close proximity to our South Sound communities, particularly near Bradbury in Tumwater and Steilacoom sniffspot Ridge in Lacey. This is especially good news for dogs who may not love the company of their peers, or who don’t do well in off-leash social situations. Sniffspot provides a number of lush, pup-positive environments to help dogs get their wiggles out without the anxiety that can accompany a public dog park.

Our goal at Rob Rice Homes isn’t just to build houses, but to also plant thriving communities and provide them with the resources to put down roots and enjoy life in the gorgeous South Sound. Recommending a fantastic nearby resource for our homeowners to share with their furry friends is just one of many ways we love to engage with our community.

Looking to Put Down Roots in the South Sound?

If a positive, pet-friendly community environment interests you, connect with us to learn more about our South Sound homes. To learn more about our Bradbury community in beautiful Tumwater, contact broker Heather Keating at 425-442-5538. For more information about our Steilacoom Ridge community in gorgeous Lacey, contact broker Christina Janis at 360-888-2295.