PupVacay's Sniffspot

We have a beautiful 1/4 acre fully-fenced backyard in the heart of Oshawa, covered in mature trees and bushes, for lots of shade and room to run and play leash-free!

PupVacay's Sniffspot

We are located just north of Bloor and Simcoe in Oshawa, with easy access to HWY 401.

PupVacay's Sniffspot

The best experiences and fun for you and your dog. Our private dog park is designed for the ultimate safe dog exercise.

PupVacay's Sniffspot

Off leash enrichment - Exploration and activities you cannot get anywhere else; wear your dog out for days.

PupVacay's Sniffspot

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.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

PupVacay joins Sniffspot


PupVacay is the FIRST Sniffspot location in Durham Region!

If you've never heard of Sniffspot, it's like Airbnb, but for off leash dog spaces! Come let your dog play safely without distractions and have the time of their life!

More info about Sniffspot

Conveniently located in the heart of Oshawa - just 5 minutes north of HWY 401 & Simcoe Street! I call it my "little bit of country in the middle of the city!"
Small dogs love running around my beautiful backyard (herbicide & pesticide-free), totally fenced in (1/4 acre - 100 ft by 100 ft), and lots of shade, mature trees to check out, bushes to hide behind, squirrels, chipmunks, and balls to chase - leash-free!
Our yard has been well tested by my Pupvacay dog-sitting/boarding small dog clients, who loved to come and play at my house! Now that I have retired from dog sitting, I wanted to continue to share my yard with small dogs who love to run and play.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Sensory Walk at Pupvacay's Sniffspot!

I have a ton of ideas for my 1/4 acre #sniffspot yard! 

I have been a dog sitter for small dogs for over 6 years, and now I that I am semi-retired, I want to continue to put my yard to use. 

I've got a balance beam to build, I've got an old ladder and pool noodles I'm going to make into an agility course, motorcycle tires to built a tire tunnel and regular tires to built a tire mountain. 

I have a couple of kiddie pools to set up and a ball pit.

Too many ideas... not enough time! 

Today we built a sensory walk!
@pupvacay Sensory Walk at #pupvacay #sniffspot in #oshawa ♬ Cute - Bensound

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