Without dogs, humans would be forced to scratch goldfish behind the ears and fetch balls of string for unappreciative cats. Reward canine BFFs with today’s Groupon to Wags Park in Newtown. Choose between the following options:
- For $40, you get five visits to Wags Park (a $15 value each) and temperament testing for up to two dogs within the same household (a $5 value; an $80 total value).
- For $52, you get 10 visits to Wags Park (a $99 value) and a temperament testing for up to two dogs within the same household (a $5 value; a $104 total value).
Additional pets can come along for a charge of $10 per dog, which does not include temperament testing. A maximum of four family dogs will be admitted at one time.
Canine guests frolic on 3 fenced acres of tunnels, ramps, pools, and fountains at Wags Park, a private dog park recently highlighted in Dog Fancy magazine. Pooches can race through tunnels, up ramps, and over crouching, subservient mailmen inside WagTropolis, an agility course. Alternatively, they can practice cannonballs off the dock diving board at the spring-fed LakeWags lake or conspire with like doggie minds in separate fenced-in areas for timid and outgoing dogs. To rehydrate, Fidos and Rovers can snap at the cool water jets of the Doggie-Dodge dancing fountain or clean off at wash stations after a day of frolicsome play and abstract-expressionist paw painting. WagsAcademy teaches dogs basic social skills, while Wagomat and WagsparkSpa offer self-service washing ($5+) and full-service grooming for an additional fee.
Before entry, Wags Park also requires a 10- to 15-minute temperament test for all canine visitors, in which professional trainers ensure that all dogs are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on their vaccinations, and have the social skills to lose gracefully should they be bested in the pack monopoly tournament.
If a dog isn't tired, it isn't happy. That's why WagsPark fenced in their three acres of land. Now, during play sessions, canines jump, run, and roll to a state of blissful exhaustion without worrying about wandering off. After trotting through manicured lawns and agility courses, dogs jump into a cool, spring-fed swimming lake with a zero-entry border for easy entry. A dancing fountain also sprinkles coats with refreshing droplets. While dogs play, owners can sidle up to the bar area where a big-screen TV displays the antics of well-trained humans.
During daycare hours, dogs roam freely between the temperature-controlled building and the outdoor play areas. Certified staffers always stay nearby to make sure they stay happy and safe. When it's time to go home, owners can give their furry friends the spa treatment or wash them up in a self-service dog bath. WagsPark also features a training academy where pups learn to obey commands and play well with others.