Pet-Friendly Chattanooga

It would be unheard of for a hotel to turn someone away for bringing their kids. But if your “child” has four legs and a waggly tail, you’ve probably grown accustomed to the whole no-room-in-the-inn bit. Fortunately, Chattanooga seems to be going to the dogs (or cats as it were) with a number of attractions, hotels, and restaurants adopting pet-friendly policies. Most hotels require a cleaning fee, but that’s a small price to pay for allowing the whole family to hit the road. Check out The Howl for all things dog-friendly from restaurants and bars to parks and emergency services for your furry companion! 

Pet-Friendly Attractions

Surrounded by attractions and an abundance of local restaurants, downtown Chattanooga has activities for every type of traveler, including pet owners. Erected in 1891, the famous Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge is the world's longest pedestrian bridge and a great place to sightsee, view the river, and stroll with your dog. 

The Lookout Mountain area offers several pet-friendly options when you visit. Both Rock City and Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center are dog-friendly. Ruby Falls has kennels available for your visit there. Your furry friends will have lots of ground to explore at these natural wonders. Rock City offers magnificent views from huge boulders and ancient rock formations. Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center has plenty of walking trails and peaceful retreats for you and your pets. Lookout Mountain is also home to a variety of hiking trails, many of which are pet-friendly.

Before you head back downtown, swing by the Southside and explore Sculpture Fields, a 33-acre art park that also allows pets.

Greenway Farms has two spacious dog parks for littles and large pups. Hit up one of the park's trails, then let them run off-leash to get all that energy out back at the fenced-in dog park.

No trip to Chattanooga with your pawesome friend is complete without a visit to Play Wash Pint. This place is for the dogs. Your pup can get his play on while you get a cold one. You can even give Fido a bath at their groomer-quality wash station before you head out!


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