Can I host if I have a pool or water?

The short answer is, yes absolutely! Many guests actively prefer spaces for their dogs with water features.

However, you can help guests ensure that they are safe using your spot with water. Here are a few suggestions:

  • We recommend including the following in your hazards and access instructions: "This spot has a water feature, make sure to review these guidelines for visiting spots with water before visiting: https://help.sniffspot.com/article/167-how-to-keep-your-dog-safe-around-pools-and-water"
  • Make sure to highlight any specific hazards to the water (fast moving water, deep water, etc.)
  • If you have still water, let folks know so they can be aware of any algae and steer clear of their dog potentially drinking it
  • If you have a pool with a pool cover, we recommend avoiding soft covers for the pool since dogs and people can get snared in them
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