Dogs left attended will wreak havoc on homes, leaving kitchens in shambles after crème-brûlée bake-offs with the cat. Keep your canine's culinary efforts in check with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a three-night stay for your pooch at Topanga Pet Resort (up to a $156 value, depending on weight). The requisite vaccinations and a meet-and-greet consultation prior to your dog's stay are required. Dog "families" can be kept together, and only people-friendly dogs are welcome. This deal is not valid November 23–28 and December 19–January 3, 2012.
Nestled amid the greenery of Topanga Canyon, the resort offers four to five hours of supervised outdoor playtime in open yards and trails each day. When night falls, fidos enjoy blissful dreams of fat, slow rabbits in a climate-controlled indoor shelter. The resort provides scrumptious dog food, but you can provide your own if your mutt lives exclusively on saffron-infused truffle risotto. Boarding at Topanga's 4,000-square-foot facility costs $39 per night for canines under 30 pounds ($46/night for non-neutered/non-spayed dogs) and $45 per night for pups more than 30 pounds ($52/night for non-neutered/non-spayed dogs). Owned and operated by a licensed guide-dog trainer, Topanga Pet Resort allows your canine companion to come home slightly more erudite than when he left, or at least liable to request opera music during belly rubs.