Lodging in Chattanooga
Link to Chattanooga hotels and motels that accept pets. Some
facilities only accept pets under a certain weight and some
require a deposit--which may or may not be refundable. It's
always a good idea to call ahead because policies are subject
Pet Boarding Facilities
Link to pet boarding facilities in the Chattanooga area. Call
ahead for rates and a list of services.
your veterinarian. If you have a restless animal companion,
your vet may prescribe sedatives or tranquilizers. Refill
prescribed medications and update all vaccinations.
a supply of their regular food. Changing your dog or cat's
diet because you forgot to bring their regular food can
cause upset stomachs.
forget water and food bowls. Supply plenty of fresh drinking
grooming equipment, i.e. brushes, comb, ear/eye cleaning
solution, shampoo, spray-on coat conditioner.
your vet's phone number on hand in case you have a non-threatening
a leash, collar, tie-out, toys, treats, bedding and blanket.
ID tags for relevant information including any medical needs.
Use a temporary ID tag with the phone number where you can
be reached during your vacation. Your home phone number
will do no good if no one is home to take the call. Make
sure you have current photos of the animal to show around
just in case he or she strays.
have an animal-friendly first aid kit in your vehicle.
extra towels in case of emergencies and little accidents.
your animal-companion is crate-trained, bring the crate
and use it. It's the safest way to provide transportation.
let your companion animal stick his or her head out of the
window while the vehicle is in motion.
leave your animal companion tied in an open pick-up truck.
Your truck bed surface can get as hot as a griddle and debris
can injure your dog's eyes.
travel with your animal companion in the back of an open
pick-up truck. In the event of a wreck, your animal could
be thrown from the vehicle and seriously injured or killed.
with your animal companion in the back seat of your vehicle
and use a harness that attaches to your rear seat belt,
or a crate. It is much safer for all passengers.
frequently to provide your dog with exercise, bathroom breaks,
water and to relieve stress and boredom.
pooper scooper and plastic bags for clean-up. Some cities,
including Chattanooga, have ordinances requiring clean-up.
leave your pet unattended in vehicle on hot, humid days.
On a warm day, even with the windows cracked, the temperature
in a vehicle can reach 120 degrees in minutes and be fatal
for your pet.
your animal gets lost while in Chattanooga, call Animal
Services at 698-2525 for assistance.
Animal Clinic of Chattanooga, 2612 Amnicola Highway, (423)
you need to exercise your pet while in town, check out Chattanooga's
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