Though dogs can take care of themselves, they choose not to—instead focusing their efforts on chasing squirrels, licking marmalade off babies, and learning American Sign Language. Give hardworking dogs the attention they deserve with today's Groupon: for $60, you get three 12-hour days of doggie day care from The Grateful Dog (a $120 value). New dogs have to pass a temperament test before they can attend three-day play-care sessions. Pet owners drop off dogs at 7 a.m. and pick them up at 7 p.m.
Combining personal training with play-care, The Grateful Dog caters to canines with an active and stimulating schedule plus a 1:6 handler-to-dog ratio. Over the course of each 12-hour play-care session, day-tripping doggies will enjoy two to three walks, including jaunts to breezy Fort Mason, as well as one-on-one time with a trainer and play time with a handler. The Grateful Dog also pampers pups with organic treats, filtered water, and mini massages before letting them loose to run in circles and bark at invisible aliens free of guilt or any sense of propriety.
The Grateful Dog facility is kept tidy with biodegradable and nontoxic cleaning products and is equipped with toys, scientifically produced music for dogs, and milk-bone-dispensing slot machines. Gregarious greyhounds will be able to socialize with dogs of similar size and temperament during group sessions, and all pups will enjoy outdoor time in The Grateful Dog's fenced-in potty area with doggy turf. Caring staff members can also cater to special-needs dogs, administering medication at no additional charge and treating senior dogs to free elevator rides.
1769 Lombard St.
San Francisco, California 94123