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$45.00/Night/First Dog

$33.75/Night/Additional Dog(s) - Shared Room

$14.00 Late Pickup Fee After 2:00pm

Daycare Always Included

$25.50/NIGHT/FIRST Cat

$19.13/Night/Additional Cat(s)

Private Cat Condos

Scheduled Play Times

$20.00/NIGHT/FIRST Exotic Pet

$20.00/Night/Additional Exotic Pet(s)

Must Provide Enclosure & Food

Most Domestic Pets Welcome

Red Bank - Chattanooga



Boarding your Dog At The Ark

Whether you're traveling for long periods of time or just for the night, send your little (or big) buddy on a vacation to The Ark Red Bank! Your pet will receive excellent,full serviceaccommodations while staying with us! Your pets will be out of their kennels and romping around all day long with our daycare dogs until the assigned feed and sleeping times in their individual kennels You can even watch your pets being spoiled and having a great time on our live pet cams!


Unlike our competitors, The Ark Red Bank provides boarding service for cats too! Every Ark has a dedicated cat room with spacious and airy cat condos. Cat rooms are well lit and have their own HVAC to keep the rooms fresh and clean smelling.


The Ark Red Bank also provides boarding for other small domestic caged pets (exotics). The Ark has taken care of everything from lizards, birds, and mice, to pigs, and prized hens! Each Ark has a dedicated area for domestic caged pets and a staff fully willing and able to look after them like they were their own. All exotic pets must come with their own cage.

Boarding Requirements

For Dogs


The Ark welcomes dogs of all ages as long as they have had two rounds of shots and a rabies vaccination after 4 months. 

Must Be Spayed or Neutered

All dogs 8 months or older must be spayed or neutered.


You must provide proof that your pet is current on the following vaccinations:

  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper/Parvo


All dogs must pass our assessment day and be friendly with other dogs and people. This is for the safety of other dogs, our crew, and our guests.

For Cats


The Ark welcomes cats of all ages as long as they have had two rounds of shots and a rabies vaccination after 4 months.   

Must Be Spayed or Neutered

All cats 8 months or older must be spayed or neutered.


You must provide proof that your pet is current on the following vaccinations:

  • Rabies
  • FeLV


Cats do not get assessed, but should not be overly aggressive to our crew.

For Exotics


We do not have any age restrictions on exotic pets.


Exotic pets cannot be overly aggressive to our crew. We do not allow any venomous pets. 

Exotic Pet Enclosures

We require guests to provide their own crate, cage, or tank for any exotic pets. 

FAQs about pet boarding

What do I need to bring for boarding my pet?

For dogs and cats, we recommend bringing their food, a piece of bedding that smells like home, and a toy or treat (no rawhides or tennis balls are permitted due to choking hazards). All dogs and cats are provided with beds, bowls, and house food if necessary. In addition, if your pet requires medication you will need to bring that.

Exotic pets are required to bring their enclosure, food, and any supplies necessary to make their stay comfortable and safe.  

Do I need to bring my pet's food?

No, you do not have to bring your pet's food. However, not having your normal pet food could upset your pet's stomach. We do offer grain free house food at an additional charge of $2.50 each day.

Do you have a crew member with the dogs 24/7?

The Ark does not keep a crew member on site over night, but every Ark location has monitored security, smoke, carbon monoxide, motion, and temperature alarms to alert the crew of any incidents overnight. The Ark also invested in top of the line video surveillance systems that are accessible 24/7. We believe pets need to rest, and a crew member on site over night may stir up pets. If your pet requires overnight attention we recommend looking into in home pet care or boarding at a Veterinarian, but remember that most vets do not have free play!

Do you have any breed restrictions?

The Ark does not have any breed restrictions. We assess all dogs based on their behavior and temperment and do not discriminate according to breed.

Why is my dog so tired and thirsty when they get home?

Your dog is just like a child that visits friends, plays all day, and then falls asleep on the car ride home. We have done our job if your dog is warn out at the end of the day. Expect long naps and "the crash" after a long day of daycare or extended period of boarding. The reasons are the same for the thirst. Even though we provide ample water during your dogs entire visit they may still guzzle water down when they get home because of their increased activity level during the day. 

Do all dogs like free play?

The simple answer is no, not all dogs enjoy a free play atmosphere. That is why we require an assessment day of daycare. Our crew will slowly introduce your dog to a playgroup and monitor them for up to 4 hours. Some dogs are too overwhelmed by the number of dogs, some dogs are just shy, some dogs have agression issues that have not been addressed. Our staff has been trained to identify key factors to know if your dog is a good fit. If you are told your dog is not a good fit for daycare it does not mean you are a bad dog parent, or your dog is bad! It simply means a free play atmosphere is not right for your dog at the time. You may need to work on socializing your dog slowly on your own, we can always try again! 

Do dogs ever get hurt or sick at The Ark? What happens if they do?

Our crew members are trained in pet behavior, playgroup management, pet CPR, and first aid. They will monitor the dogs while they are playing and do everything possible to keep a safe, fun, and loving environment at all times, but dogs are dogs, and accidents can happen. Normal play time incidents are minor and may include things like scratches, nicks, or pulled patches of hair. While it is rare, more serious incident can occur. In addition to reducing play time accidents, we do everything within our power to eliminate any spread of illness. We follow and sometimes exceed industry standard cleaning procedures, and use quality, veterinarian grade disinfectants to clean the entire facility. We also require all pets to be vaccinated, and we have the right to deny any pet that appears ill. If we identify a pet that looks sick or injured our crew will swiftly assess the situation. Depending on the severity of the situation our crew will either take the pet to the nearest veterinarian and inform the owner immediately, or for more minor issues either address the problem and apply first aid and/or encourage the owner to have the pet checked out by their own vet when possible.

Do you board cats and other animals?

Yes, we are not called The Ark for nothing! We have a dedicated cat room at every Ark location. We also have the ability to board what we call "exotics" which include everything from parrots, and hamsters to lizards and turtles. We only require that the owners provide a travel enclosure and detailed feeding and care instructions for exotic pets.

How do I access the pet cams?

Pet Cams are reserved for guests only and can be accessed via our location websites. Guests will be given a password to use to log into the pet cams at the time of check-in or upon request.

Are you open on Sundays?

The Ark is not open on Sunday, however, we do offer Sunday pickups. Pick up times vary slightly by location so check with your local Ark for these pickup times! 

Are there any discounts?

Yes, the discounts are:

  • 15% OFF & One Free Kennel Bath for pets staying 6+ nights

There are also location specific discounts you can view by clicking "Find The Ark Nearest To You!" and navigating to the boarding page of the location specific site.