Your dog is your best friend, so naturally you want to take him with you when you go out for the day. That doesn’t always work. Not every location is welcoming to pets. Chattanooga has several places where you and your dog can share some well-deserved time out.
Several locations allow your pet to be off the leash. In most places, however, he must be leashed. All of these locations require you to be courteous to other visitors by cleaning up after your pet.
Chattanooga Chew Chew Canine Park
Chattanooga Chew Chew Canine Park is located at 1809 Reggie White Blvd. in Chattanooga. This is a fully fenced area for you to bring your dog, take him off his leash and let him run. It even has a separately fenced area for smaller dogs. It provides a water fountain and waste disposal area. In order to take your dog to this park, he must be current on all his vaccinations, and have a collar with his license.
Miller Park, at 910 Market Street is a pet-friendly park. This is in the center of the city and has lots of grassy areas, benches, and a fountain.
Ross’s Landing is on the riverfront across from the Tennessee Aquarium. It has a pier, an ampitheater and a marina. Dogs must be on leashes. They are allowed at Ross’s Landing between the Marine Max and the Bluff View Art District
Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge
Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge, which connects downtown with the North Shore, has recently opened to dogs. Now you no longer have to drive your pet across the river to get from Ross’s Landing to Renaissance Park, which are both pet-friendly. You do have to keep them on their leash, and be sure to clean up any waste they leave behind.
Renaissance Park is on the North Shore right next to Coolidge Park, which is not pet-friendly. It has walking trails and lots of beautiful, natural views of the river and city. You must keep your pets on a leash in this park.
Greenway Farms, at 5051 Gann Store Road in Hixson, is dog friendly. As well as having walking trails and water areas for your dog to swim, they have a fenced in area for large dogs, and one for smaller dogs. They have water fountains for your dog to get a drink, and benches for you to rest in the shade while you watch your baby play.
Heritage Park, at 1428 Jenkins Road in East Brainerd, has an off-leash park for dogs. This park also has a walking track, picnic tables, a playground for the kids, and a bocce ball court.
For more information about bringing your pet to Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee Dog Friendly City Guide has a listing of all attractions, hotels, stores, and restaurants that welcome your dog.