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: for $25, you get dog grooming, day care, and overnight boarding at Traveling Tails Inn, located in Edwardsville (up to a $105 value). Dogs must be 16 weeks or older with all vaccinations and pass a free four-hour temperament evaluation test to board.
Traveling Tails Inn provides full grooming services for all breeds plus a summer-camp-like daycare and boarding experience to keep pups blissfully entertained, out of trouble, and up-to-date on their obedience training. Owners seeking grooming relief can get their grungy buddies a bath package, including a nail trim, full-body soaping, paw-pad scrubbing, and blow-dry ($33–$65 depending on breed). Traveling Tails Inn's expansive facility boasts four indoor and two outdoor play areas where seasoned canine wranglers and certified trainers engage dogs in confidence-building games and obedience-training drills. Pups are grouped for activities based on size and temperament, so gentle or small dogs aren't harassed and hardier hounds can play tackle football without injuring their companions.
Canines who spend the night in Traveling Tails' plush kennels get daytime care for free. For dog-free humans feeling lonely at bedtime, six 24-hour webcams allow pet parents to peek in on their fuzzy friends to ensure they're not choking down rawhide bones or eating the 24-hour webcams.