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Hixson - Chattanooga

About Us



Pet parents know the feeling. That awful guilt and anxiety that creeps up whenever you have to leave a pet. But imagine… not feeling that.

Our founder Jay Floyd was feeling pet stressed when he and his family began researching boarding options for their beloved rottweiler, Sophie. They were leaving town on a short vacation, but everywhere they looked, they got the sneaking suspicion that Sophie wouldn’t be having as much fun as them during their time off.

To fill this gap, Jay set out to create a safe harbor for pets — a fun place where their parents wouldn’t feel an ounce of guilt leaving them for the day or for the week. The Ark would be an all-inclusive pet hotel, spa and daycare where all creatures great and small could feel safe and loved, from dogs and cats to hamsters and lizards. A place where dogs could socialize and play; where pets and parents alike looked forward to a visit; and where each animal’s unique needs would be considered.

In 2006, Jay built his Ark. And the animals arrived.

Today, you can find The Ark across the Southeast with more locations opening soon across the US. Wherever you find us, we are always guided by a strong crew that’s as dedicated to our community’s pets as to our own. A crew of animal-lovers who know how to properly care for pets and to create fun for them, guided by experts and trained thoroughly and thoughtfully. Since day one, our crew has made The Ark what it is.

Since 2017, The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel in Hixson offers pet boarding, daycare, grooming and retail to pet owners across Chattanooga. All of our crew members at Hixson are both pet lovers and pet care professionals. We strive to make every single pet who walks, waddles or flies through our doors feel like a part of the Ark family. 

Along with doggie daycare, pet boarding and grooming, the Ark in Hixson offers a full selection of all-natural dog treats and chews in the Slobberbones Bakery & Market. While you’re picking you dog up from daycare, you can stock up on kibble, essential pet supplies and special treats that will leave your pup begging for more.

The Hixson Ark is conveniently located off Hixson Pike, directly next to the Raceway gas station. Our location is easily accessible from surrounding areas including Red Bank, Hixson and Lupton City.  Give us a call at 423-803-6063 or come check us out at 5461 Hixson Pike.

Interested in a rewarding career? Look no further than The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel.

Take your bite out of the $90 billion pet industry.

Learn how The Ark is lending a paw to our local communities.