Meet Aaron Franks, a man from Pennsylvania who lives with four dogs – Tessa, Bruno, Cooper and Mia. A few years ago, Franks came up with an idea to do something amazing for his canines, so he turned his backyard into a dog playground.


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“I feed them, I water them and walk them every day. They get their exercise and stuff, but I guess at the end of the day I just felt like it wasn’t enough,” Franks told The Dodo. “I felt like this would be a good way to show my love for them. It makes me feel good that I could do that for them.”

“I worked on it a little bit at a time, sometimes just a few boards a month. Every time I got a couple of extra bucks, I’d go out there and add to it,” says Frank.

Today, the playground has three layers, lots of fun things to do, and even a pirate-themed pool for the canines to enjoy. Oh, and in the evening, the whole thing lights up. No wonder the playground is a real hit with the dogs.

“They love it,” Franks said. “My two older dogs lay around and hang out. They’ve got some new views now where they can see over the fence. For the two youngest, it’s like a romp room. They go down there jumping and playing around, swinging on the swings. It’s pretty cool.”

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Meet Aaron Franks, a man from Pennsylvania who lives with four dogs

A few years ago he started turning his backyard into a playground for canines with his own hands

“I feed them, I water them and walk them every day… I just felt like it wasn’t enough”

Today, the playground has three layers, lots of fun things to do, and even a pirate-themed pool

And, of course, a place for the doggies to do their business…

Apparently, it was a hit with the dogs and they absolutely love the playground

“They go down there jumping and playing around, swinging on the swings. It’s pretty cool”