What You'll Get
Bored animals can easily get anxious, resulting in rebellious behavior such as furniture gnawing and forming a punk-rock cover band. Keep restless pets occupied while you're away with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of pet-boarding and pet-grooming services at Now Boarding, located near the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. This Groupon is valid for any available service, including daycare and spa services, and putting pets up for boarding is not a prerequisite for redemption.
Now Boarding lodges dogs, cats, and small animals such as rabbits and birds within nearly 23,000 square feet of pet-pampering space. Dogs will lounge about in one of 96 suites ($30–$40/day), in which glass windows help them study alternate angles of their tails. When canines retire to individual indoor and outdoor runs, cats can stake their claim to one of 34 penthouse condos ($19/day). Now Boarding can also accommodate up to 15 pintsize critters ($10/day) to bask in a climate-controlled room. Meanwhile, staff members treat dogs to personal attention every day, and felines can critique the dialogue of Broadway's Cats in daily trips to the cat atrium. Living spaces shed their lived-in look with cleanings every day, and all pets have 24-hour access to fresh water and pay-per-view bloopers in their temporary domiciles.
Owners are encouraged to maintain pets' symbolic or literal taste of home by bringing cherished washable blankets or pillows, as well as pets' regular food (house brands of pet chow for dogs and cats are also available). Round out the furry getaway with additional à la carte services, such as a three-hour doggy play date ($9) that builds social relationships between canines, 15 minutes of individual play or exercise time with pets ($5), and a nail trim ($15) that concludes with a clairvoyant paw reading. As a separate, for-profit entity of the Animal Humane Society, Now Boarding's net proceeds go toward supporting the core programs and efforts of its parent company.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid on Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and associated weekends. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.