We're a new breed of dog parks, so naturally, there will be questions, here are a few that we can answer
can i drop off my dog?
DOG PPL is for dogs and their humans to enjoy together, meaning you must be inside the park with your dog at all times. Our trained Rufferees can help you relax, but leaving your dog on the premises may lead to a revocation of membership.
Can I Work from the park?
This is a big one! as we realize this is important for most members.
Catch up on emails? get ahead of the morning start? wrap the work day here? sure! - Although with that said: this space is as a community for dog lovers, a social space is the priority here. Most importantly a safe environment for dogs. To ensure this, we ask our human guests to always be aware and attentive when needed to your dog(s)
As a courtesy to all members please limit the work time here to no more than 60 minutes. We are not a substitute for WeWork or your home office, but we are indeed all about your own productivity while your dog plays. Conference calls are permitted but should be kept brief and do not pace the park while on calls.
Less Zoom, more Zoomies!
How many dogs can I bring?
The memberships at DOG PPL are for the dogs. You can get a membership for one, two, or three dogs. If you have more than three dogs per household, please contact us! This can be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Can my partner use my membership?
Sure can! your partner would need to also have an account made on the website and the waiver signed when creating an account. They just need to say the account holder email when checking in!
Are you open rain or shine?
Mostly! Unlike most traditional dog parks, our turf facility stays clean, safe, and fun despite weather conditions. Special circumstances are on a case-by-case basis and you should be notified by email and socials if any closure takes place.
do you have breed restrictions?
Absolutely not! All well-socialized and vaccinated dogs over 4 months of age are welcome at DOG PPL.
Are Children Allowed?
Currently, children under 16 yrs are not permitted in the park, this is due to safety, regulations and protecting the energy of the dogs in the park.
do dogs have to be spayed or neutered to visit the park?
Yes - for the safety of our members, all dog 8 months and older must be spayed or neutered. Dogs who are not "fixed" will probably not do well in a setting where most dogs are. Simply, because they smell very different than those dogs who are neutered or spayed and will become the center of attention in a pack setting. Those dogs may feel picked on or receive far too much attention for their comfort level. This can result in a dog fight.
My dog is not fixed, but is really well behaved, can they still come?
Sorry, no. Intact males and unspayed females smell different. Other dogs will often single them out and treat them poorly by picking on them or not allowing them to interact with the group. Also, accidents can and do happen and we can't make any exceptions to our policy. Remember, puppies can attend puppy events up until they're seven months / ready for spaying or neutering.
Do Neutering Alternatives count?
Sorry, no. Intact males and unspayed females smell different. - Particularly in males, Neutering alternatives such as sterilizations (Zeuterin) and vasectomy's don't stop the production of testosterone which is the main driver behind issues with in-tact males in the park.
Whats the wifi?
DOG PPL! ask staff for the password
Can My Dog Walker Bring my dogs to the park
Provided they are added to your account as a contact (let the staff know) and have their own account on the site, we can allow your dog walker into the park with the approved dogs from your account and membership! - We do this manually so please let us know who you would like to add
What is the address?
Our first park is located at 1338 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Do you have wifi?
We provide free password-protected wifi inside the park. Whether you want to get some lite work done or post on social media, we support your need to stay connected!
Is there parking?
There is a multi-level parking garage with free 90-minute parking, located at 1320 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, across from the DOG PPL Park entrance.
How much are memberships?
The basic membership for one dog is $80 per month before tax. Two additional dogs may be added per household at a discounted rate. Please refer to our membership page for additional information.
How do I join?
Once your dog has a membership, you are welcome to tag along! Click here to join the pack!
What’s the difference between DOG PPL & Public dog parks?
Everything! First and foremost, DOG PPL is a private park, which allows us to prioritize safety and comfort. We ensure all the dogs are up to date on their health records and pass a temperament test. Additionally, we keep facilities clean, sanitized, and we cater to our human friends too via the bar, cafe, lounge areas, and events.
Is there a small dog section?
Since we believe all dogs are created equal, we have learned that when managed properly, dividing the park is not necessary. Our Rufferees are trained to ensure harmony among friends of all shapes and sizes.
Is there an age restriction?
DOG PPL is a 16+ venue to ensure the safety of the dogs and their guests.
can i go without a membership?
guests without dogs may enter with active membership holders provided they have an account made on the website with the waiver signed upon creating the account.
can i go without
my own dog?
Each member can bring up to three humans, subject to capacity. Larger parties can be booked in advance.
Can I bring my own food, drinks, or dog treats?
Outside food, drinks, glass containers, and dog treats are not permitted in order to ensure the safety of the dogs. However, we do offer K9-concious concessions at the cafe and bar! And we also encourage you to bring your own empty water bottle or coffee mug to fill once inside the park!
is smoking allowed inside the park?
Smoking and vaping is not permitted inside or around the premesis, as it is proven to be a health risk for our members (our dogs).
can i bring my own dog toys?
Outside toys are not permitted in the Park. This rule is in place purely for safety reasons minimizing 'Possession Aggression'
am i allowed to take photos + videos inside the park?
Photo and video capture is so encouraged! Follow and tag us @dogppl.co #dogppl and your content may be shared on our page! We will also offer professional photography for you and your four-legged friends during special events.
what do i get with my membership?
As a DOG PPL member, you get unlimited and prioritized access to the park and DOG PPL programmed events. An incredible community & many happy pups!
How do i Cancel my membership
Monthly memberships can be cancelled at any time, please fill and submit the form in your account settings within your profile.