When a man gets in trouble, he’s said to be “in the doghouse;" when a dog gets in trouble, he’s said to be “in the doghouse” since only humans can speak and they naturally define all terms in relation to themselves. Give your canine comrades what they’d ask for if they could with today’s Groupon to Second Home Pet Resort. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a consecutive two-night stay for one dog in a pavilion suite (a $78 value).
- For $21, you get a consecutive two-night stay for one cat in a penthouse suite (a $56 value).
Second Home provides boarding and daycare services for cats and dogs in its fully equipped 16,500-square-foot mountainside resort. The 4.5' x 7' pavilion suite provides pooches up to 100 pounds with a comfortable bed, a fleece cover, and home-like décor to soothe anxious or homesick hounds. Dogs are taken outside for play and potty breaks three times a day, and are free to romp through the shaded play yards or challenge each other to cannon-ball contests in Second Home's outdoor water park ($12 extra) designed just for water loving tail waggers. Feline friends are treated to equally lavish arrangements in the penthouse suite. The four-level room features a private bathroom on the lower level, several raised perches, toys, and a secret hiding place. Each kitty also gets a daily visit to the play atrium, where cats can meet with an array of toys to discuss the plans for world domination they thought up inside their secret hiding places.
Both cats and dogs can enjoy a complimentary low-calorie turndown treat before the lights are turned off at bedtime around 9 p.m. One of Second Home's resident caretakers will then monitor sleepy quadrupeds throughout the night, waking up whimpering pups that are having bad dreams about killer squirrels. Make sure to check Second Home's policies for information concerning required vaccinations, check-in and checkout times, and other information about getting pets ready for their resort stay.
Second Home Pet Resort
In 1989, Roger and Cheryl Naumann became the proud parents of a lemon beagle they dubbed Pogo. The pup's playful demeanor was clouded by a host of congenital health conditions, each handled with unrelenting love by her owners. Pogo brought joy to Roger and Cheryl for 16 years and left her stamp on the world in the form of Pogo's Place, a pet-adoption facility in the lobby of Second Home Pet Resort.
Inspired by their beloved pooch, hotel executive Roger and his wife Cheryl, president and CEO of the Arizona Humane Society for almost six years, combined their talents to open the pet lodge. Nestled into a mountainside like a billy goat's summer cottage, the 16,500-square-foot haven boards cats and dogs in luxury suites, with staff onsite 24 hours a day.
Air-conditioning and heating systems maintain comfortable temperatures in cats' and dogs' separate quadrants and play areas. Pooches being boarded or babysat at doggie daycare frolic around an area that spans 1,000 square feet, with more than an acre of grassy knolls and playground equipment surrounded by 7-foot walls. Under supervision, they explore the Splash & Play water park's decks and waterfalls to cool off or practice their synchronized-swimming routine. Kitties scale trees and paw at scratching posts in the cat atrium. Pet cams accessible via the internet at any hour and extra care for special-needs pets give owners peace of mind, and grooming offered onsite pares down their to-do lists.
747 E Thunderbird Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85022