Bored animals can easily get anxious, resulting in rebellious behavior such as furniture gnawing and forming a punk-rock cover band. Quash canine caterwauling with today's Groupon: for $39, you get boarding for two nights for up to two dogs or cats, or a friendly cat and dog from a cohabited household, at Plantation Pet Resort (an $84 value) in Oviedo.
Plantation Pet Resort helps pets feel at home by giving them ample exercise and attention on 11 acres of grassy play space. Dogs bound into the day at 7:30 a.m., roaming in two shaded outdoor play yards—one for big dogs and one for small. A fenced grassy area provides plentiful space for energetic games of frisbee, fetch, and Pin the Tail on the Schnauzer. Canines barrel across turf and engage in friendly tussles for two hours as staff members give pets’ heated and air-conditioned suites a thorough clean. Happily weary dogs are led back to their spacious accommodations for breakfast and a nap, returning outside four to five more times during the day for a half hour or more. At night, TVs, DVDs, and radios keep pets from missing the comforts of home and the antics of favorite talk-show hosts.
Wading pools are supplied during hot summer months, allowing pooches to cool their paws and reenact the Battle of Trafalgar. Feline visitors, meanwhile, are housed in separate, quiet locations to facilitate rest, relaxation, and undisturbed tongue-baths.
Pets must be properly vaccinated to stay at the resort. This Groupon is not valid March 18–28.