Dogs make everything better, and that's why The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel in Doraville loves getting involved in local dog-friendly events. If you and your pup attend any of these upcoming events in the Atlanta area, tag @thearkpetspaandhotel on Instagram and Facebook for a shoutout!

splish splash doggie bash - 9/7

What's better than a pool party? A dog pool party!! Bring your dog to the first annual City of Doraville Splish Splash Doggie Bash on Saturday, September 7th from 12pm-4pm. Be sure to enter in the doggie fashion show and stop by booths from The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel, The PawStand and WellPet Humane Animal Hospital

dunwoody farmer's market - saturdays

Every Saturday, shop local produce, sweet treats, coffee, fresh meat and seafood, and more at the Dunwoody Farmer's Market. Leashed dogs are welcome to join!

bark in the park - 9/8

You and your dog can cheer on the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on September 8th at 1:20pm. Purchase your ticket for the Braves vs. Nationals baseball game in advance to save a spot for you and your dog.

strut your mutt walk - 10/5

Take your dog for a walk and raise money for Atlanta animal shelters at the same time! Join this one-mile fundraiser walk at Grant Park on October 5th at 8:00am. The Strut Your Mutt event is hosted by the Best Friend Animal Society

Howl-o-ween spooktacular festival - 10/11

Brookhaven Park, Atlanta's largest dog park, is hosting a special Halloween event just for dogs and their owners. Join in the dog trick-or-treat challenge, dog costume contest, food trucks, music, dog adoption opportunities and more from 1pm-3:30pm. 10% of all profits will be donated to Lifeline Animal Project.

ATLANTA UNDY RUNWALK - 10/26

The National Undy RunWalk is not just an opportunity to run or walk in your underwear. This dog-friendly event hosted by Colorectal Cancer Alliance to raise awareness and help find a cure. Go online to register for the walk or donate to the cause.

ATLANTA FROM THE ASHES: DOWNTOWN TOURs

What makes history more fun? Dogs! Dive into Atlanta's history on a one-hour walking tour of Woodruff Park and surrounding downtown Atlanta historical district. RSVP here to join any of the tours scheduled on the third Saturday of each month from 12pm-1pm.

Remember that not all community events and public spaces are dog-friendly. If you find out that Fido isn't welcome, drop your pup off at doggie daycare on your way into the city. The Ark in Doraville is conveniently located at 6485 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. 

The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel loves supporting our local community, and you can too! 

This weekend, Finley Stadium is hosting the Annual Best of Preps Football Jamboree on Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th. More than twenty local Chattanooga high schools will face off for pre-season matches all weekend long. Admission is only $10 for both days. See the full schedule here.

We love our Chattanooga community so much that we're offering football fans a pet boarding discount all weekend long! Stop by any of our locations this weekend wearing your local high school fan gear or waving your Football Jamboree ticket stub, and you'll receive $5 off your dog's boarding reservation for this weekend. Hurry!! This special offer ends Sunday 8/18/19 at 12:00am. 

Friday's matchups will include Bradley Central vs. East Hamilton, McCallie vs. Central and Chattanooga Christian vs. East Hamilton. Saturday's lineup of games includes Howard vs. Signal Mountain, Walker Valley vs. Red Bank, Brainerd vs. McMinn County, Notre Dame vs. Ooltewah, Notre Dame vs. Soddy-Daisy, Baylor vs. Soddy-Daisy and Baylor vs. Ooltewah.

Summer is over, and your kids aren’t the only ones who wish it were longer. Your pets have adjusted to spending more time with your family, going on outdoor adventures and getting lots of attention. So before you cram your calendar full of new activities, consider ways you can help your pet ease into the new school year. 

Give Your Dog a Day Out

Let’s face it - your dog’s ideal day is not sitting at home alone. Treat your dog to a day of play with furry friends at our doggie daycare. Our daycare packages not only help your budget, but help your dog consistently stay active and practice socialization skills.

Keep Your Dog Busy

Surprise your pup with new special toy or treat. When choosing a new toy, opt for something durable like a Kong, rather than a plush or plastic toy. If your dog is a chewer, never leave them unsupervised with an easily destructible toy.

Don’t Forget to Exercise

All dogs need exercise, though the amount of needed exercise depends on breed, age and health. Take a walk around the neighborhood, visit the dog park or toss a frisbee in the backyard. If you have your own workout routine, try these 7 moves you can do with your dog.


The key to transitioning your dog to a new schedule is balancing your pet’s time spent alone and time spent with people and other pets. Bringing your dog to doggie daycare even a few days per week could drastically help your pet maintain a healthy level of physical and mental activity. Plus you won’t feel that all too familiar feeling of guilt on your way out the door every morning.

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