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 $35, you get two nights of dog boarding at The Park Pet Retreat (a $75 value) in Tucker.
The Park Pet Retreat cossets canines in cage-free, climate-controlled boarding facilities. Four legs of a similar size frolic together in one of three pastoral pavilions—Live Oak Lane, Dogwood Acres, or Peachtree Place—with soft, recycled-rubber floors that massage foot pads and muffle barks echoing in the high ceilings above. After an evening feeding, park rangers lead boarders outside the pavilions’ low, foliage-festooned walls for a canine constitutional in one of two large outdoor runs. Then, they’ll bring pups back inside, dim the lights, and set out soft, fluffy beds, letting each drowsy dog choose its own place to sleep. Rangers watch over pooches 24 hours a day, and owners can also check up on them via a password-protected webcam so they can observe their hound run in circles and bark at invisible aliens.
The Park Pet Retreat
At The Park Pet Retreat, dog-loving staff members lavish attention and affection on pooches 24 hours a day with cage-free daycare and boarding services. During the daytime hours, dogs romp and socialize in one of three indoor play areas, depending on their size and temperament, and enjoy the sunshine in one of two outdoor spots. Once they've burned off some energy, the soft music of the boarding area lulls them to sleep at night as they rest their heads on soft beds. The retreat keeps owners happy, too—password-protected webcam feeds let them keep tabs on their pets at all hours, and the Tucker Falls Spa bathing station and grooming area allows them to get their pups' coats scrubbed and trimmed at the same facility. Owners can even stock up on supplies at the onsite store, where shelves brim with dog apparel, treats, and protein-rich Orijen dog food, which helps dogs build muscle and improve their marathon times.