Prior to domestication, dogs were known as the hustlers of the animal kingdom, as depicted in the famous painting Dogs Playing Poker, Fixing Roulette, and Counterfeiting Lotto Tickets. Tame your once-wild pawed gambler with today’s Groupon: for $25, your cat or dog gets $50 worth of boarding, daycare, or training at Roaring Brook Kennels. Certain requirements must be met for participation in doggy daycare.
Roaring Brook Kennels is an amenity-laden vacation home for worldly pups and travel-happy cats. Board a furry family member in one of its safe, climate-controlled animal abodes, which separate cats and dogs and provide sleepy pets with a supply of beds and blankets. The cattery is home to multiple kitty condos that are temperature controlled and soundproof, so as not to incur the wrath of the hissing, bristling condo-association president. The regular cost for boarding dogs is based on weight and costs $22–$27/night. Feline boarding costs $17–$23/night, depending on suite size.
Anyone who feels bad leaving their best friend at home while they go to work can drop off their pooch at doggy daycare ($22/day during week, $10 on Saturdays until 1 p.m.). There, each dog receives his own private room, plus plenty of chances to play outdoors with similarly minded squirrel spotters and aroma followers. Finally, use today's Groupon toward enrolling harried hounds in a variety of training options, such as basic obedience classes or agility sessions, which turn clumsy mutts into nimble four-legged gymnasts, all without the use of embarrassing sequined leotards. Roaring Brook Kennels also offers one-on-one training sessions with dogs (without owners) while they are in daycare or boarding ($20/one session; packages available).