What You'll Get
Without regular playtime, dogs begin to act far too seriously, resulting in piles of slobberless tennis balls, cobweb-covered leashes, and all-poodle productions of Death of a Salesman. Kindle canine cheer with today’s Groupon to Shaggy Pines Dog Park in Forrest Hills. Choose between the following options:
- For $99, you get a one-year gold membership for one dog (a $365 value including $39 initiation fee).
- For $15, you get a 90-minute dog-park excursion including transportation for one dog to the park (a $34 value).
Shaggy Pines Dog Park accommodates cordial canines and their furless human counterparts with 20 acres of leash-free playing areas. Located in Cascade Township, the fenced park encloses such attractions as a manmade swimming pond, a large sand pile for digging and climbing, and a private playpen for small dogs and Anne Geddes models dressed as small dogs. A one-mile, illuminated jogging trail helps owners get ready for upcoming marathons and pups bulk up before auditioning for a remake of White Fang. Gold memberships grant fidos unlimited access to the park from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the year, and they also enjoy discounts on dog washes, coffee, and obedience classes.
For homebody hounds, the 90-minute excursion offers a break from everyday lives including private conveyance directly to and from the park via the Shaggy Shuttle whether or not owners are at home and whether or not there’s a zany mystery to solve. While dogs engage in social sniffing, tag-along owners can hang out in lounge chairs on a deck overlooking the pond or energize with drinks from the coffee bar. Play time in the park can vary from 90-120 minutes, and the shuttle pick-up and return can make the excursion a half or full day get-away (depending on travel times).
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per household, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must activate membership by 7/20/11, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Dogs must pass temperament test, be neutered or spayed and be up to date with vaccines. Valid for new clients and clients whose membership has been expired for more than 1 year. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.